Mesa Country Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary – Architect Andy Staples to Renovate Historic Course

Mesa, AZ (May 24, 2023) – Mesa Country Club in Mesa, Arizona, is embarking on a significant renovation of its historic golf course as part of the club’s plans to commemorate its 75th anniversary. According to the club, the project is its largest and most encompassing investment since the William F. “Billy” Bell-designed course opened in 1948. Bell is most famous for his design of the North and South courses at California’s Torrey Pines.

“All the greens will be rebuilt to USGA standards, greenside bunkers will be renovated to improve playability and, importantly, a new irrigation system will ensure significant water reduction usage,” said President of the Board Neil Baier. “We are also upgrading our clubhouse facilities. In the next few years, Mesa Country Club will be one of the region’s top membership choices.” 

Scottsdale-based Staples Golf Design has been hired to manage the project. “The big news item here is the water conservation work in relation to the irrigation system upgrade, the lake reduction plan, and the low water use areas in out of play areas,” said Andy Staples, President of Staples Golf. “This will address the water issues and the upcoming state mandates.” Work on the project starts this summer.

Mesa Country Club is one of the few parkland courses in the Valley that features stunning mature and towering eucalyptus and pine trees lining fairways and integrated throughout the routing of holes. With a plateau running through the course, elevation changes put a premium on shotmaking. The par 72, 6900-yard course, however, is eminently walkable. PGA TOUR player Joel Dahmen is a popular member.

Mesa Country Club was one of the first five classic private city golf clubs in Arizona, along with Phoenix Country Club, Arizona Country Club, Tucson Country Club and Paradise Valley.

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