Mesa Country Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Architect Andy Staples to Renovate Historic Course
Mesa Country Club, located in Mesa, Arizona, is renovating its historic golf course to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The club has stated that this project is their most extensive and significant investment since the William F. “Billy” Bell-designed course opened in 1948. Bell is widely recognized for his exceptional architectural expertise in designing the North and South courses at Torrey Pines in California.
“All the greens will be rebuilt to USGA standards, greenside bunkers will be renovated to improve playability and, importantly, a new irrigation system will ensure significant water reduction usage,” said President of the Board Neil Baier. “We are also upgrading our clubhouse facilities. In the next few years, Mesa Country Club will be one of the region’s top membership choices.”
Staples Golf Design, a company based in Scottsdale, has been entrusted with project management. “The big news item here is the water conservation work in relation to the irrigation system upgrade, the lake reduction plan, and the low water use areas in out-of-play areas,” said Andy Staples, President of Staples Golf. “This will address the water issues and the upcoming state mandates.” Work on the project starts this summer.
Mesa Country Club is a rare parkland course in the Valley. It showcases magnificent mature eucalyptus and pine trees that line the fairways and are integrated throughout the routing of holes.
The course features a plateau, which makes shotmaking skills important due to the elevation changes. The course is a par 72 and measures 6900 yards, but it is easily walkable. PGA TOUR player Joel Dahmen is a popular member.
Mesa Country Club is a classic private city golf club in Arizona and was among the first five established, along with Phoenix Country Club, Arizona Country Club, Tucson Country Club, and Paradise Valley.
For more information about Mesa Country Club, visit mesacountryclub.com