Sun City Willow golf course renovation marches on

By Rusty Bradshaw
Independent Newsmedia

With one golf course renovation project ready to start, another is heading toward completion.

Recreation Centers of Sun City officials selected a general contractor for the South Golf Course, 11000 N. 103rd Ave., project (see brief on this page). The renovation at the Willowcreek/Willowbrook courses, 10600 N. Boswell Blvd., remains on schedule, according to Brian Duthu, RCSC golf and grounds director.

“All greens were grassed ahead of the July 15 deadline,” he stated in a report to the RCSC board.

While the board will not meet in August, RCSC management continues to make monthly reports on the corporation’s website, The board will next meet 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the auditorium at Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave.

Mr. Duthu stated the grassing completion date is important because it gives the newly planted sprigs the opportunity to thrive during the higher humidity during monsoon season. The greens are receiving regular fertilization and frequent top dressing, he added.

The project’s irrigation focus shifted to the Willowbrook course, Mr. Duthu explained.

“All necessary tie-ins were completed and mianline installation is complete from hole No. 1 through hole No. 9,” he stated.

Brian Duthu

He added in the report posted July 30 hole No. 1 has lateral lines and sprinkler heads. Laterla line installation started at the end of July on hole No. 9.

“Perimeter landscaping will begin on Willowbrook once the irrigation team has several holes completed,” Mr. Duthu stated.

On other RCSC golf courses, greens aerification was completed July 31, with the North Golf Course, 12650 N. 107th Ave., receiving the last treatment, Mr. Duthu reported.

“This process will mark the end of our major agronomics practices,” he stated. “All of these practices are necessary and help to promote healthy turf year-round.”

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