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Verde River Golf & Social Club
Spectacular Setting, Classic Desert-Golf Experience
The golf course at Verde River Golf & Social Club offers a modern approach to a classic desert-style design situated in some of the richest Sonoran Desert in the Valley. The property sits adjacent to Tonto National Forest, overlooking the Mazatzal Mountains as well as the iconic Four Peaks. The Verde River also flows along the clubs eastern boundary. Taken together, these unique elements create an exceptional backdrop for some of the best desert golf in Arizona.
History of the Club
Crafted by noted "architect's architect" Ken Kavanaugh, the course burst onto the Valley's golf scene in 2007 to rave reviews. Experts and guests alike championed its strategic design and the sheer beauty of the view corridors across the Verde River and out to the Tonto National Forest and ultimately the iconic Four Peaks. The course is currently preparing for a number of renovations under the direction of local resident and PGA Tour legend Tom Lehman to make it more suitable as a private club.
New Leadership, Bright Future
In addition to numerous enhancements already underway, the new ownership team is working diligently on final plans for a long-awaited clubhouse experience, with construction expected to begin this winter. Soon thereafter, PGA TOUR professional, Ryder Cup Captain and nearby resident, Tom Lehman, will lead a wholesale re-envisioning of the course. Lehman and his decorated design group will particularly focus on improving the green complexes and recapturing some of the natural arroyos, in addition to ensuring that the spectacular sightlines to the nearby landmarks are incorporated into the course of play. The team will also be rerouting a few of the golf holes to accommodate the new clubhouse location, which is set at the south end of the current practice facility. Work is already underway in areas that won't impact play, with more to follow in Spring 2016.
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