This year’s monsoon storms were particularly strong. Many of the storms affected the golf courses at Desert Mountain. However, the good news is that the damage was nothing like 2014 when part of the Renegade golf course was washed away. Click here to see that video. Desert Mountain is so large that certain storms will bring 1/2 inch to one course and 2 inches to other courses. So the rain storms can vary in how detrimental they are to certain courses.
Geronimo – This course took the most significant hit by the monsoons and will be closed for several days. Many bunkers were washed out completely leaving lots of mud everywhere. There was no damage to any of the Greens or Tees.
Chiricahua – Unfortunately the course was just re-seeded with the cool season Bent grass before the monsoon storms. Much of the new seed was washed away which is forcing the club to re-seed several areas.
Seven at Desert Mountain – No major storm damage to the construction site but the wet conditions pushed back the utility installation by about 4 weeks. No word yet from the club whether they can still open by January 2019 but I expect they will make up the lost time. We need relatively dry conditions this month to install the last of the underground utilities which run under several holes.
Renegade – There was no substantial damage to the renovation of Renegade. Some rain accumulated on hole #1 but it did not impact the course construction. The challenge is keeping the construction site dry for the massive trucks onsite. The sand is being delivered to create the grass cap (the top layer below the grass). The trucks need relatively dry ground to drive on.
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