By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
According to a development plan announced earlier this year, construction is slated to begin in August on the redevelopment of Mountain Shadows Golf Resort in Paradise Valley, which will include a 180-key hotel and 31 hotel-condominium units (AZBEX, Feb. 4, 2015; March 5, 2015).
Improvements continue to move ahead, as Kristopher Harman, Vice President at Woodbine Development Corporation, has submitted an initial renovation plan update and a conceptual plan for major renovations to Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke.
In the initial renovation, the course’s clubhouse will be closed this month to facilitate drainage improvements. The course will reopen once improvements are completed, but play will be limited to reduced summer hours and the clubhouse will remain closed, possibly limiting play opportunities.
Interim renovations include changes to several holes, access routes and drainage. The interim course will be a par 54 and have between 2,000 and 2,200 total yards.
Detailed plans for the major renovation are still in development, but the conceptual plan submitted includes proposed changes to several holes on the existing/interim course, the creation of new holes and approaches and updates to the course maintenance facility.
The new course will remain a par 54, and yardage will be between 2,100 and 2,400 yards. The major renovation is expected to begin in August and to be executed concurrently with construction of the resort’s new hotel.