One of the desert’s most popular and equally potent courses has enjoyed a makeover in recent months, which should make the beatific grounds a little more manageable for the mid-to-high range handicapper.
A bunker renovation project at the Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort will debut after the course re-opens from overseed in October.
Generally regarded as the more tenacious sister to Desert Willow’s Mountain View Course, the retouch won’t affect the Firecliff’s signature forced carry feature from tee boxes. Overseen by original co-designer Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the work will decrease the Firecliff’s overall bunker count from more than 90 to the lower 80s, and concurrently reduce the size of remaining sand traps.
Additionally, the project will add new liners, drainage, and sand to bunkering.
Still sure to be counted among the region’s most palpable plays, the makeover is aimed at improving overall playability which should assist with pace-of-play.
VIDEO: Find out what players may expect when playing the Desert Willow Golf Resort Firecliff Course this fall.
Desert Willow Golf Resort
38-995 Desert Willow Drive