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Green Team to host First Swing Clinic at Echo Mesa

Green Team to host First Swing Clinic at Echo Mesa

Echo Mesa Golf Course will host the popular First Swing clinic which is structured specifically for people who are new to golf and want to learn to play the game. Golfers who have not played for a while and want to get back into the game are also welcome.
The event takes place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Echo Mesa Golf Course. This hands-on clinic will be free to Sun City West residents who hold current rec cards and have not participated in a previous First Swing clinic.
The Sun City West Green Team offers this special day to encourage friends and neighbors who are interested in learning the game to come out and try some fundamental golf skills. First Swing instructions will include woods, irons, putting, chipping and some basic information about playing the game of golf.
Space is limited to 60 participants. Registration is open from September 13th until October 31st. Registration must be made by sending an email request to with the following information:
➢ Your telephone number.
➢ Your rec card number and your spouses if applicable.
➢ Your email address; the same email will be used for each spouse
➢ Will you need clubs? If so, right or left-handed?

Echo Mesa Golf Course

Echo Mesa Golf Course




Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Geoff Proven 8-5-19 Stardust 7 150 7 iron
Walt Mizinski 8-5-19 Trail Ridge 16 160 7 wood
Don Roussin 8-7-19 Grandview 3 156 5 iron
Wayne Mitchell 8-10-19 Stardust 7 160 5 wood
Dennis McCulloch 8-13-19 Desert Trails 14 150 5 iron
Tom Overholser 8-19-19 Grandview 8 123 8 iron
Terry Scroggs 8-23-19 Grandview 8 130 6 iron
Ed Jordan 8-28-19 Grandview 8 106 sw


Range Balls


In order to serve our 7,000+ golfing residents in the manner in which they deserve, we are asking all golfers who are using the practice facilities to keep all range balls and range ball baskets on property.  This will help insure that our golfers have the proper equipment available at all times.  If you do not hit all the range balls, simply leave them on the driving range with the basket.

Thank you for your cooperation and we wish well on your practice!!!

RCSCW Golf Operations Management



The weather is nice, and the golf courses are inviting for a bike ride, walk/run, golf cart ride, fishing, swimming, etc.  Golf Operations’s goal is to keep everyone safe!  Everyone includes, but not limited to, the golf maintenance crews who are out before sunrise, golfers playing at dusk and other approved construction/utility crews (non-golfers) The RCSCW Golf Courses are for GOLF ONLY!

Trespassing is defined as anyone on Golf Course property at any time, day or night, that has NOT checked in at the pro shop and paid the daily green fees.  Please always remember to have your receipt from the pro shop while playing in case you are stopped or questioned.  “No Trespassing” signs like above are located throughout all the courses.

The courses are busy places all day.  Golf course maintenance has begun and when a course is closed, it is especially important to obey the No Trespassing policy.  Heavy equipment is used during these closures and there are a lot of workers on the courses doing a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, cart path repairs.  Courses that are open or closed have sprinklers going off various times day or night.  The courses have many degrees of elevation changes that increase the risk of falling and tripping without proper lighting and equipment.  Then there is the wildlife factor of coyotes, bobcats, etc.

Please note that even though RCSCW members pay rec fees, it doesn’t give them authorization to be on any of the RCSCW golf courses nor ownership of golf course property.  The golf course should never be used for access to the back of a homeowner’s property that is located on the golf course without prior approval.

All golfers/individuals MUST have permission to enter private property to retrieve golf balls!!!  Golfers ARE RESPONSIBLE for damage to private property.

The Recreation Centers of Sun City West have several walking trails and dog parks for your convenience.  Please visit for more information.  You may find cycling routes and Urban Trail guides under “Things to Do” then “Health and Fitness”.

Your cooperation and respect of the “No Trespassing” policy is greatly appreciated.  We encourage your participation in sharing this information with your fellow residents.

To report trespassing, concerns or for more information, please contact us at

Again, please remember safety first!

RCSCW Golf Operations

Update on golf course grass transition

Update on golf course grass transition

An unusually cool spring along with a late start to our monsoon season has delayed this year’s transition from the winter Ryegrass to the Summer Bermuda grass. Trail Ridge, Deer Valley and Desert Trails golf courses are almost completely transitioned. These three courses have a different type of Bermuda grass called 328 Tif Bermuda which normally transitions well.   

The older courses such as Pebblebrook, Grandview, Echo Mesa and Stardust have what is called Common Bermuda. This type of grass tends to have a slower recovery period during transition. Staff has been working to help promote Bermuda grass growth through aerification and fertilizer applications that are high in nitrogen, along with proper water management.  

Recent rains and higher dew points have helped with the recovery process, especially on the common Bermuda courses. Staff is confident that a full recovery from transition is just a few weeks away.  

This is always a challenging time of the year for our golf course Superintendents and their staff. Thank you for your patience and know that we strive to give our members the best conditions possible.   

Todd Patty GCS   

Environmental Services Manager      

Receipts required for Pro Shop returns

Effective July 1, 2019, receipts will be required for merchandise return or exchanges in all RCSCW Pro Shops. Sale merchandise may be honored with original receipt within 10 days of original purchase only. No returns, refunds or exchanges for “clearance” items. If in doubt, ask a Pro Shop staff member. As a reminder, we encourage golfers to always have their receipt for golf fees when playing. At any given time, a player may be asked to show their receipt, even if you are an unlimited annual golf card holder. This is important so that we know who is on the tee sheet and on the golf course. If a player plans on being on the course after the pro shop has closed at 5:30 p.m., you must check in some time prior to close and obtain a receipt that authorizes you to be on the course. Otherwise, you would be considered trespassing on the golf course. Thank you for your cooperation.



On July 13, 2019 at Desert Trails Golf Course, hole number 9, this couple had a fun encounter.
David and Brenda Pickles:
“We had a special encounter as we were preparing to hit our approach shots to the 9th green this
morning.” Check out the video below to see what happened!

2019 Sun City West June Holes-In-One


Name Date Course Hole Yards Club
Bing Ho 6-3-19 Desert Trails 8 153 3
Dave Bennett 6-3-19 Desert Trails 11 135 7 wood
Raquel Thompson 6-6-19 Desert Trails 8 84 9 iron

Father’s Day Golf Sale

At Sun City West, we want to show our appreciation to all the amazing Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and male role models.  Join us for a Father’s Day sale at our Pro Shops, from June 11th to the 17th.  Thanks for all you do!

For a sampling of what is on sale at the various golf courses, click here.