The staff at Mountain Vista Golf Club at Sun City Palm Desert knows its clientele, and making that clientele happy was a big reason behind a significant renovation of the San Gorgonio Course this summer.
“We were basically looking to make it a little bit more playable for the residents,” said Joe Johnson, the director of golf at Mountain Vista. “Cutting maintenance costs, we eliminated some bunkers, reconfigured some bunkers so that the maintenance of the bunkers themselves was easier.”
The changes to the San Gorgonio course, one of two 18-hole layouts at Mountain Vista, debuted to residents this week after the course reopened from overseeding. The Santa Rosa Course is now closed for overseeding.
While Sun City Palm Desert is a 55-and-over community off Washington Street just north of Interstate 10 in Palm Desert, the course staff want the course playable but not ridiculously easy for older golfers.
“We didn’t want to make the course easier, but we wanted to make it…
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