Tag: SunBird Golf Course

Golf Course Carvings

Duane Dub, Vice-President SBGC In 2021 we are showcasing the golf course carvings by highlighting a carving (or two) each month. Let us start with the history. In 2006 Leo Buries, our golf course manager, was left with dead and downed trees from the monsoon season. Rather than pay for the removal of the stumps,…

Save the Date for Golf Club Community Auction, November 19

Norm Ott Since 2013, a fixture in the SunBird golf schedule and a major fundraiser for the golf course has been the CRAB or Team Championship Tournament and the accompanying auction, typically held in November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 events had to be postponed and were held last spring. The auction event…

The Mosquitos Are Back

Brendan Waddell, Course Superintendent, SunBird Golf Course Please do not spray repellent on you while standing on the grass. Thank you.

The SunBird Golf Course

Patrick Leach On April 19, a failure of one of the two main irrigation pumps for the golf course occurred. One of the pumps was completely out, and the second pump is on its “last leg.” These pumps, as advised, are not repairable. Additionally, the existing pump control panel, which triggers the use of the…

From the SunBird Golf Course Superintendent

Marc Francoeur Hello, welcome back to Arizona and SunBird. We missed you. I’m writing this on the 4th of October, and we are still nine days from seeding the golf course. We look forward to the upcoming season, and I’m always interested in finishing an overseed and seeing the outcome. I suppose you could call it…

Community Auction November 16

  The largest fundraiser for SunBird Golf Course, our Community Auction, takes place at 2:00 p.m., November 16, on the patio. SunBird Golf Club struggles to maintain a lush course with fewer than 200 members financing the upkeep of the fairways, ponds and fountains which are enjoyed by the entire SunBird Golf Resort community. Could…

SunBird Golf Course benefits from annual Bandit Golf Tourney

  Stephen Sargeant The annual Bandit Golf Tournament was played February 14, 2018, on a somewhat cool and overcast Wednesday morning. One hundred six determined souls competed in three different formats for monies and recognition in three different flights. Over 60% of the field was rewarded with winnings, as well as prizes in raffles and…

Safety Alert

  SunBird Golf Course is restricted to use by golfers only. It is not safe for residents to walk, bike or jog on golf course property, including golf course cart paths. Pets are not permitted on the golf course. When walking or driving along SunBird Boulevard, be alert for errant golf balls. Thank you

Safety Alert

SunBird Golf Course is restricted to use by golfers only. It is not safe for residents to walk, bike or jog on golf course property, including golf course cart paths. Pets are not permitted on the golf course. When walking or driving along SunBird Boulevard, be alert for errant golf balls. Thank you.

From the SunBird Golf Course Superintendent’s Desk

Marc Francoeur Happy Fourth of July and Happy 150th Canada! We are through this year’s bunker renovation and the project went well. So far the feedback has been positive, but I am yet to test them myself because I never hit it in the bunkers! We still are adding sand to the bunkers that were…