North Golf Course Master Plan Underway

July 12, 2012


North Golf Course Master Plan Underway

North is the most historic golf course in the Sun City community, and much is being considered in the master plan development that is now underway.  Senior Golf Architect, Gary Brawley, of Tripp Davis and Associates will begin the tedious and arduous process of developing a master plan for RCSC’s North golf course.  As has been the history of other master plan procedures, Mr. Brawley will meet with and discuss the options with the North course’s green committee.  However, there is much to be done prior to that meeting as a team of consultants have been hired by the RCSC.

Tripp Davis and Associates will serve as the lead consultant for the RCSC and will coordinate the work to be provided.  Survey Innovation Group will utilize aerial topography to develop a contour map of the course.  The data they will be providing will be vital in dealing with the surface drainage patterns of the golf course.  Erickson & Meeks Engineering will employ a civil engineer on the project to consult on grading and drainage as well as assist in our permitting process with Maricopa County.  Marvin Mills Design, irrigation consultant, will be involved during the master planning process to find creative means in which the new irrigation design can be incorporated with the golf course improvements to save money.  Native Resources, tree specialists, will be used to tag and inventory trees, along with reviewing the health of the trees and providing RCSC with specific recommendations for each individual tree.   The goal is to reduce the considerable damage the North course suffers during any significant wind storm and add new trees, as necessary, to maintain course strategy.

“We are really excited to start on the North course,” stated Gary Brawley, “although it will require considerably more consultants, the RCSC has retained consultants with relative golf experience that will be extremely valuable and we are confident the end result will be great for all concerned!”