Golf News

Golf courses to close Tuesday, April 14

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
April 14.”

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 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

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 and by following the Recreation Centers of Sun City West on all their
social media:

• 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.

Golf cart, equipment rentals end April 3

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.



Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
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
Mark Kunkel 2-4-20 Grandview 8 95 w
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 or at 623-544-6037.

Previous Events Results:
December 22, 2019 at Deer Valley Golf Course

January 5, 2020 at Trail Ridge Golf Course

January 26, 2020 at Stardust Golf Course

February 9, 2020 at Pebblebrook Golf Course

February 23, 2020 at Grandview 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

Valentines Scramble 2020

Valentines Scramble 2020

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


  1. Steve/Cullie Nebel (55) – Prize money of $40 each
  2. Gary/Sharon Bradley (56) – Prize money of $35 each
  3. Phil/Anna Clark (58) – Prize money of $30 each


  1. Steve/Marti Chaney (51.7) – Prize money of $40 each
  2. Pat/Sue Kenevan (52.6) – Prize money of $35 each
  3. Bob/Margaret Schultz (53.1) – Prize money of $30 each


  1. Jim/Sundra Anderson (62) – Prize money of $40 each
  2. Bill/Vicki Lee (63) – Prize money of $35 each
  3. Craig/Cheryl Sherwood (63)* – Prize money of $30 each


  1. Armando/Kathy Santos (55.3) – Prize money of $40 each
  2. Jim/Debra Malley (57.4) – Prize money of $35 each
  3. Ken/Janice Kent (57.5) – Prize money of $30 each

*USGA tie breaker method


  1. Rix/Elfi Graham (67) – Prize money of $40 each


  1. 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



Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
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
Christine Dendy 1-20-20 Pebblebrook 8 88 pw
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
Life celebration of Jean and Lee Serr

Life celebration of Jean and Lee Serr

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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