Thank You Residents and Chandler Community

We just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone that has played or visited the club in the past 2 months. It has been just about that long since we (new owners) have taken over and we are supremely grateful to everyone for their words of encouragement, support and patience as we bring in some new systems and procedures. We know change isn’t always something people like to go through, but we are thankful for your understanding during some of the transition and we hope the new changes only help the club grow and be more accessible to more people. We truly want to be a warm, welcoming facility to people of all skills and walks of life, building community through a game we all love! Mother nature finally cooperated, with a heavy, steady rain this past week. The grass is growing, almost faster than we can mow it! Bunkers have been tilled and are being tilled very few days, so if you were used to putting out of them, it may be time to invest in a sand wedge! (We can also help with that…!!)

In all seriousness though, we are very excited about the support, kind words and motivation from everyone and we look forward to bigger and better things down the road.

From both us, we say, thank you!

PGA Championship Event

Springfield hosted its first golf tournament under the new ownership. The format was a 2-person scramble, combined with the score from a randomly selected touring professional in the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship. Much like the actual PGA Championship, this event was an exciting and fun-filled day!

There was a good mix of residents, members and local players, with a pairing of one member and his guest winning, with the help of a great Saturday round from ASU’s John Rahm and his -4.

The event raised money for the Boys & Girls Club, which has a fundraising event in September! An event that is sure to be a huge success, as one of our owners is helping with the committee. For more information, CLICK HERE!

As for our event, we had closest to the pin contests, long drive for both men & women, a closest to the pin in 2 shots and a longest putt made. Everyone had a great time as we followed up the golf with a BBQ lunch in the Eagle’s Nest as we sorted out the leaderboard and handed out prizes. Some adult beverages were consumed and laughs echoed throughout the facility.

Our next event, held on September 22nd, will be a Junior/Parent event. Encouraging kids to have fun in a “relaxed competition” of 9 holes of golf, followed by food and fun! (Do you see a theme here, F-U-N!) Hosted by new Director of Instruction, Char Carson, you can find more information about the event on our Tournament & Events page and more about Char on our Lessons page!

Thank you to all the folks that came out to the facility lately, we hope you are noticing some of the work being done! I know we have been hearing from quite a few of you and we really do appreciate the words of encouragement and compliments!

Stay tuned for details on our next event…
Superintendent’s Revenge, with some tricky pins and super fast greens! (Not for the faint at heart) (It’s not really that scary)


Fairway Aerification


We just finished aerifying the fairways and “problem areas” around collars and green complexes. These areas may be stressed or maybe the irrigation isn’t hitting the entire area. Regardless, aerifying is the process of “poking” holes in the earth to allow air/oxygen and water to get deeper into the roots and allow for better, stronger grass which in turn, promotes better growth and ultimately, coverage. We gave Mother Nature a bit of a boost with some light fertilizer, to help promote the growth rate!

Full disclosure, the facility hasn’t done this process in a few years, which actually says a lot about how good our superintendent, Josh, is. His ability to get the course in such great condition, without this key practice is outstanding. We were sad to hear the process was skipped for so many years, but happy to get the equipment and time to accomplish this necessity over the last week. Yes, it can cause a little bit of wear on the fairways and they make take a few days to repair themselves fully, but it is a small price to pay for healthy fairways going into overseed and the upcoming winter season. We assure you, although they may not be “Augusta pretty” they are certainly very playable. If anything, enjoy the “softer” ground as your irons breeze through the aerified earth!

We are very excited to see what improvements we can can add to this already fantastic course over the coming weeks, months and years.

Please be patient as we prioritize needs and wants, with staffing and other facility operations.

Aerifying Fairway video