A special thanks to the Angel Fire Golf Course Advisory Committee for providing this update on golf course improvements.
Clubhouse and Pro Shop Location
New Green on Number 10
Drinking Water on the Course
Practice Putting Green
Range balls will be included with your round this year and will be available at the driving range. Members may hit as many as necessary to warm up or work on your swing even when you are not playing that day. Only non-members, including guests, who are not playing and therefore not paying a green fee on that day, will be charged for the use of the range. There is no charge for the putting-chipping green.
We will have the same blue, white, gold and green tee markers as last year. However, red tees will be added this year to give us 5 tee box options.
If you haven’t been in the valley, the golf course if greening up and most of the greens are looking great. The winter was good to us this year and the greens are a good example. However, there are a few areas that need attention. Number 13 green: bad areas will be sodded the first week of May. Number 7 green: bad areas around the edge will be sodded the first week of May. Maintaining greens in our higher elevation has its challenges and, as we learned from John, relates mostly to ground temperature, which is hard to maintain at our elevation. John will keep us aware of the maintenance schedule via his bulletin board. Below is a schedule of activities that will happen before and as the season begins so you can see the various steps necessary to get our greens ready for play.
There was concern that the native grass areas were too prevalent, which slowed play. We identified the area to the left of number 17 cart path as being the principal area of concern regarding slow play because of the native grass. The Resort has decided to move the fairway more to the right by changing the mowing pattern to allow aiming tee shots more to the right and hopefully take the left side somewhat out of play. Many other options were discussed, but we decided this would be the best option at this time and we will monitor the success during the season.
The Resort is still working on the menu. The good news is that we have a menu. There will be food and beverage served in the pro shop/food & beverage building. There will also be food and beverage on a predictable schedule food & beverage cart. So this season you will be able to have food and drink at the golf course while figuring your bets after a round of golf.