The Recreation Centers of Sun City West today announcesits seven golf courses will close on Tuesday, April 14.
They will remain closed until further notice.
The Rec Centers is taking this action as an extension of its earlier progression of closures asthe state and nation
deal with the spread of coronavirus.
“The governor has not mandated the closure of golf courses, but we believe the time has come to take this
action to protect against the spread of coronavirus,” said General Manager Bill Schwind. “We had taken several
measures prior to this to ensure our golfers were socially distancing themselves, not touching flag poles or the
cups, not renting our golf carts. But want to continue being at the forefront of this, so our courses will close on
Residents make tee times seven days in advance in SCW, so this future date means no tee times will be
canceled, but no additional times for play after April 14 will be accepted. “We understand many of our golfers have
prepaid for discount cards(Kachina, Coyote and Annual). This is being taken into consideration. Please bear with us
as we work out the details and check suncitywest.com for updates,” Schwind said.
Maintenance at the golf courses will continue, and aerification projects will be moved forward to take
advantage of the closure. This means the golf courses are CLOSED to the community. Player Assistants will be
reassigned to patrol the courses. No walking, biking, dog walking, or unscheduled golf will be allowed. Any
residents found trespassing may be subject to a loss of their membership privileges when the facilities reopen.
The recreation centers including outdoor amenities continue to be closed. “We understand our residents are
out there using some of the outdoorspaces for walking,” Schwind said. “We aren’t going to police those areas at
this time, but we ask our members to please practice social distancing and wear masks. Covid-19 is not something
to take your chances with, especially given our community’s demographics. The community sidewalks, which are
more extensive, may provide a better opportunity to get outside without getting close to others. We encourage
residents to exercise there, not on the limited spaces on our walking tracks and sports fields.”
The Rec Centers Pandemic Task Force and key staff are meeting regularly and will reevaluate that closure date
as the situation across the state unfolds.
Staff is working with the Governing Board to stay on schedule with its budgeting process by hosting virtual
meetings. Four committee meetings were held last week. A Workshop scheduled for this Friday will be held
virtually. Look for details at suncitywest.com.
Member dues are still being accepted via mail, the online portal or a drop box in front of the Member Services
Office. Anyone who is late on dues that are payable after April 1 will have late fees waived, but dues are still
required per the agreement each homeowner signs when buying a home in Sun City West. Dues go toward
maintaining and operating the facilities, and are not a guarantee of facility availability. The Rec Centers will reopen
the facilities as soon as it is feasible without jeopardizing resident safety.
The Rec Centers is working closely with Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, as well as taking guidance from the
Centers for Disease Control and Arizona Department of Health Services to provide updates. Information can be
found online at suncitywest.com/covid19 and by following the Recreation Centers of Sun City West on all their
• Facebook: Recreation Centers of Sun City West
• Twitter: @rcscw
• Instagram: @suncitywest_az
Updates also are being shared on Sun City West radio station KSCW 103.1 FM.
Further restrictions aimed at safety
As another precaution to keep our golfers and employees safe, the Rec Centers of Sun City West will no longer be issuing rental carts, pull carts or clubs, effective on closing April 3. Those who do not have their own carts may walk. The Rec Centers has already issued a one cart per person rule, unless the golfers live in the same household.
2020 FEBRUARY HOLES-IN-ONE
|Tom Kaeding||2-2-20||Echo Mesa||12||154||5 iron|
|Susan Moy||2-3-20||Echo Mesa||2||89||8 iron|
|Emil “Rick” Eriksson||2-3-20||Echo Mesa||12||147||7 iron|
|David Nylander||2-6-20||Pebblebrook||11||125||7 iron|
|Bonnie Carlson||2-6-20||Desert Trails||16||86||7 wood|
|Martin Wheaton||2-7-20||Grandview||15||158||7 iron|
|Tim Pitts||2-7-20||Desert Trails||2||154||5 hybrid|
|Tom Langill||2-10-20||Stardust||8||123||7 iron|
|Robert Bowser||2-13-20||Grandview||3||161||4 hybrid|
|Elmer Mohninger||2-13-20||Echo Mesa||2||90||sw|
|Kristie Morgan||2-17-20||Deer Valley||2||92||aw|
|Bill Kriese||2-19-20||Stardust||3||190||1 wood|
|Donna J. O’Neal||2-21-20||Stardust||14||130||6 iron|
|Merridee L. Wark||2-23-20||Desert Trails||17||85||pw|
|Don Marine||2-24-20||Echo Mesa||3||112||8 iron|
|Tom Fularczyk||2-28-20||Echo Mesa||8||135||8 iron|
|Mark C. Smith||2-29-20||Stardust||5||119||pw|
|Alfred Bramucci||2-29-20||Stardust||7||150||3 hybrid|
|Becky Kruger||2-29-20||Desert Trails||4||78||pw|
Sun City West Sunday Couples is a great group of residents that gather twice a month on Sunday Mornings.
These events typically have tee times that start around 8:30 and depending on the number of players, will go through 11:00 give or take. Occasionally, there will be a shotgun event for everyone to have a chance to be together at the same time for visiting and refreshments. These events have a fun golf format that allows participation of all levels of players. Usually, when the event is on a regulation course and depending on the format, the men will tee off from the gold tees and the women the green tees. On the executive courses, the men will play from the white and the women from the red.
The fee is a $5.00 sweeps that is paid to the starter when you pay your green fee. The winnings are then distributed to your “tournament winnings” account to use in the pro shops at your convenience. The results are sent out and posted usually by Tuesday following the event.
Do not miss out on some fun games, light competition and camaraderie.
For more information, call Lynn Watt, Golf Operations Coordinator at 623-544-6037.
Sign up at with Lynn Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 623-544-6037.
Previous Events Results:
December 22, 2019 at Deer Valley Golf Course
February 9, 2020 at Pebblebrook Golf Course
Mark your calendars for the upcoming events:
March 8 at Desert Trails Golf Course. Tee times will start at 8:00 a.m.
March 8 at Desert Trails
March 22 at Deer Valley
April 5 at Echo Mesa
April 19 at Trail Ridge
May 3 at Stardust
May 17 at Pebblebrook
What a bunch of Sweethearts! Those that play together, stay together. Down below are the results and a few pictures of this fun tournament. Thank you to all that participated.
Valentine’s Scramble 2020 Photos
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Valentine’s Scramble 2020 Results
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 – Stardust Golf Course
- Passion (First Coed Flight)
- Romance (Second Coed Flight)
- Cupid (Coed No Handicap Flight)
- Special Events
- Steve/Cullie Nebel (55) – Prize money of $40 each
- Gary/Sharon Bradley (56) – Prize money of $35 each
- Phil/Anna Clark (58) – Prize money of $30 each
- Steve/Marti Chaney (51.7) – Prize money of $40 each
- Pat/Sue Kenevan (52.6) – Prize money of $35 each
- Bob/Margaret Schultz (53.1) – Prize money of $30 each
- Jim/Sundra Anderson (62) – Prize money of $40 each
- Bill/Vicki Lee (63) – Prize money of $35 each
- Craig/Cheryl Sherwood (63)* – Prize money of $30 each
- Armando/Kathy Santos (55.3) – Prize money of $40 each
- Jim/Debra Malley (57.4) – Prize money of $35 each
- Ken/Janice Kent (57.5) – Prize money of $30 each
*USGA tie breaker method
- Rix/Elfi Graham (67) – Prize money of $40 each
- Paul Felice/Mary Aumell (54) – Prize money of $40 each
#1 – Longest Drive (Women’s) – Sharon Bradley
#7 – Closest to the Pin (Men’s) – Jim Anderson
#11 – Closest to the Pin (Women’s) – Marsha Prince
#13 – Hole-In-One (First Hole-In-One) – Wins a golf cart provided by Apache Golf Cars…Sorry no holes-in-one today!
#15 – Longest Drive (Men’s) – Steve Nebel
#18 – Longest Putt (All Players) – George Craig
2020 RCSCW JANUARY HOLES-IN-ONE!
|Kerry Moore||1-2-20||Pebblebrook||11||151||8 iron|
|Brian Grove||1-4-20||Desert Trails||14||149||6 iron|
|Stan Erickson||1-4-20||Desert Trails||8||125||8 iron|
|Henry Siatkowski||1-8-20||Echo Mesa||7||133||8 iron|
|Rebekah Minton||1-9-20||Echo Mesa||12||101||5 hybrid|
|John Hanna||1-9-20||Deer Valley||2||130||9 iron|
|Patti Streit||1-11-20||Desert Trails||2||126||3 wood|
|Al Ruetten||1-16-20||Stardust||3||183||3 wood|
|Kent Potts||1-16-20||Desert Trails||4||112||pw|
|John Tiemann||1-17-20||Desert Trails||16||110||uw|
|Ray Simpkins||1-17-20||Desert Trails||4||106||7 iron|
|John E. Lewis||1-21-20||Echo Mesa||13||147||6 hybrid|
|Peter Schulte||1-18-20||Deer Valley||6||150||6 iron|
|Dick Anderson||1-23-20||Grandview||3||86||7 iron|
|Wayne Anderson||1-26-20||Stardust||2||145||8 iron|
|Bill “Ernie” Ernst||1-29-20||Grandview||12||136||9 iron|
|Dennis McCulloch||1-31-20||Echo Mesa||6||119||pw|
This past Sunday, Jan. 26, a celebration of life was held for Jean and Lee Serr. This special couple had been hosting the SCW Sunday Couples for the past 20 plus years. Photos from the celebration can be found down below.
Jean and Lee Serr Celebration of Life Photo Gallery
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