Aguila Golf Course to close for renovation

Aguila Golf Course Aguila Golf Course in Laveen will be closed for approximately three months as the course begins a complete bunker-renovation project and then, its annual Fall overseed.

The course closed August 2nd and according to golf course superintendent Jerry Zidow, "I am anticipating the Aguila will reopen in late October/early November.

The facility, which opened in 1999, has 76 bunkers, 62 on its 18-hole championship course and 14 on its nine-hole par-3 course. All will be rebuilt because they have deteriorated over the years from rain and irrigation, said Zidow.

The new-look bunkers will be a little flatter but Zidow says they will maintain their integrity. They also will have more entrance points for golfers who happen to hit a ball into one of them.

Though speeding up the pace of play is not the reason for the project, Zidow said that likely will be an added benefit.

Rob Harman, Deputy Director for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, confirmed in an e-mail that the cost of the project is $254,500, and that they were able to "keep the cost down by providing the contractor with some golf course staff to assist in some of the labor costs."

To play any of the city’s golf facilities while Aquila is down, visit


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