March 8, 2021
It’s Almost Time To Tee It Up
Golf at Pine Canyon will feel a bit different this spring. Our championship course, after hibernating for the winter months, will come alive for the season to greet new members, to get acquainted with a new Director of Golf, and congratulate a newly awarded Morrish Station — recently honored by Golf Inc. Magazine.
And the world is still, in many ways, dealing with the same social distancing restrictions it saw last year — which had a heavy hand in inspiring a notable uptick in rounds played. Reports indicate some 27 million more rounds of golf were played in June, July, and August of last year than during the same three months in 2019.
We apparently needed to tee off. Pine Canyon noticed.
We’re excited for all of our members, but especially the numerous new members we gained last season, to experience the start of a new season playing among the pines, on refreshing summer afternoons with views of the San Francisco Peaks on the horizon. Our pristine course, tended to by an experienced agronomy team, hugs the landscape and offers players a chance to immerse themselves in their magnificent surroundings — which often includes wildlife.
Our 19th hole, a stunner of an island green, is always ready for any bet. Our carts and our Phat Scooters are ready to motor around the course. And our tee boxes are waiting for members to take a swing.
Pine Canyon’s new Director of Golf, Tom Pavao, is expected to introduce some of his fresh ideas to our hospitality-focused golf department. His experience in the industry and his love of the game will greatly benefit the Pine Canyon club and the members who enjoy it. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Pavao joined Pine Canyon earlier this year after spending several years as the head golf professional at Silverleaf in Scottsdale.
And our new director of agronomy, Josh Clevenger, brings his more than 20 years of experience to Pine Canyon after spending more than a decade at Sonoma Golf Club, which hosted a PGA Tour event. His maintenance and private club experience will be invaluable.
And, for players who need to refuel, our award-winning Morrish Station is a great way to prepare for the back nine. Housed in a refurbished, vintage Santa Fe railcar, Morrish Station offers quick bites and a spectacular setting for anyone needing a bite and an unbeatable view of a premium course.
Consider finding time to play the course, and golf in Flagstaff, for yourself this spring. A Discovery Experience at Pine Canyon gives you the chance. A two-day immersive getaway, a Discovery Experience allows you to play our top-ranked course, experience our club, try our premium amenities and stay in a luxury cabin.