Three Arizona OB Sports-managed courses honored by Golfweek Magazine

Saguaro #2Three Arizona courses are among nine OB Sports -managed golf courses were honored in Golfweek Magazine’s Best Courses You Can Play, State-By-State Ranking for 2009.

The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, a Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw-designed golf course topped the list at No. 1. Saguaro was also included in Golfweek’s list of the Top 100 Modern Courses at No. 67.

Cholla #18The other golf course at We-Ko-Pa, the Scott Miller-designed Cholla Course, came in at No. 3 in the state-by-state ranking.

Longbow #17Rounding out the Grand Canyon State’s list, is the Ken Kavanaugh-designed Longbow Golf Club at No. 16, up from last year’s ranking of 20.

In California, both courses at Indian Wells Golf Resort were once again included in the top courses in the state. The John Fought-designed, Players Course moved up to #10 and the Clive Clark designed Celebrity Course came in at #14. 

In the New Mexico, another Scott Miller design, Sandia Golf Club was ranked No. 6.

In Oregon, the David McLay Kidd-designed Tetherow Golf Club debuted at No. 5, followed closely by the John Fought/Bob Cupp-designed golf course at Langdon Farms Golf Club, which came in at No. 6.

The Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper was ranked No. 2 in the state of Wyoming for the third consecutive year.

“On behalf of everyone at OB Sports, we want to congratulate all the spectacular OB Sports golf courses honored by Golfweek Magazine,” stated Phil Green, President of Scottsdale’s OB Sports. “We are extremely pleased that Golfweek and their team of accomplished raters have honored nine golf courses in the OB Sports family as being among the best in their respective states. The nine courses honored represent nearly half of our currently operating daily-fee or resort courses in our portfolio. I can only see that as a testament to our staff’s dedication and commitment to creating truly distinct and recognizable golf experiences. Well done one and all.”

All of the nine golf courses honored by Golfweek employed the OB Sports management team either prior to opening or at the onset of a major renovation project.

“We were involved at the beginning of each of the nine courses, whether it was overseeing new construction, theme development and grow in, or directing major renovation projects and repositioning,” added Green. “It is very gratifying to see our involvement become an integral part of achieving the awards and accolades on behalf of the ownership. Congratulations again to all of the courses honored, as well as their respective teams. And thank you to the ownership for trusting us with the management of your golf clubs. But most importantly, thank you to all of the loyal guests who have made these courses their home course.”


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