The Westin La Paloma Country Club is happy to announce that it has just completed a $600,000 renovation of it’s bunkers and greens. The 27 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature design course features typical Nicklaus bunkers, deep and large and often well below the level of the green. Every sand trap has been replaced with pure white regulation USGA sand imported from San Juan Capistrano, California.
In the process of replacing the sand, each bunker was inspected and if necessary, repairs were made to improve drainage and rework the edges back to the original specifications of the Nicklaus design. We all know what our monsoons can do to a golf course, particularly the traps. The already well maintained greens have had a complete change of putting surface, going from a sensitive bent grass to a lush mini verde Bermudagrass, much more tolerant of our desert heat and dry conditions. “These course enhancements are intended to beautify the course and allow for consistency from bunker to bunker and green to green…and that makes for a much more enjoyable round of golf” says Corey Baehman, Head Golf Professional at the Westin La Paloma.