While the jaw-dropping vistas of Eagle Mountain Golf Club may be the most memorable part of the playing experience, general manager Bret Greenwood wanted more. He yearned to give his players the most complete golfing experience in Arizona, with course conditions that match the club’s reputation for having “The Best Finishing Hole in The State.”
“Eagle Mountain has wonderful potential but has struggled with poor fairway conditions over the last couple years,” Greenwood says. “Our ownership group decided it was time to make an investment in the future with significant changes that will really hit home with our loyal players and visitors alike. And it was a great decision.”
Eagle Mountain spent more than $100,000 on a fairway renovation project to eliminate the long-term negative effects of reclaimed water use. Drainage issues, compaction and poor water quality built up a salt layer in the soil—wiping out any chance at maintaining healthy grass.
Local golf course construction company Casa Verde Golf and Landscape then installed more than 30 drainage basins in low fairway areas across the entire Fountain Hills jewel, which helps redirect reclaimed water away from grass roots and allow for proper drainage in these areas. Then new soil and turf were added to the problem areas, and the results have been extraordinary.
Eagle Mountain also hired a new superintendent, Mike Reinecke, who just completed one of its best annual overseed in several years. Players have noticed as well, with recent post-round comments including “…very impressed with the work that was done,” and “…course was in the best condition I’ve played it in three years.”
Come out and see all the great changes at Eagle Mountain Golf Club and enjoy a wonderful golf experience. Make sure to snap and share a few photos along the way. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
Where: 14915 E. Eagle Mountain Parkway, Fountain Hills
– Sponsored by Arizona Golf Association