Monthly Update

We are going to begin mowing down the native perimeters of the golf course within the next couple weeks. We’ll be completing the course in sections. The first section will be between  the Golf Club House and Invergordon Rd, the second section will be between Invergordon and E Doubletree Ranch Rd and lastly west of Doubletree Ranch Rd. This process will take us 2-3 weeks to complete.  If you notice any extra debris, you’ll see our team out there cleaning following the mowing.

This is an important practice for several reasons.

  • It helps spread/disperse the flower and grass seeds to fill in thin or weak areas.
  • Adds organic matter to the soils, this helps to hold moisture and recycle nutrients.
  • It thins and shortens the canopy from the summer’s growth.

The summer rains deposit a tremendous amount of tree seeds from the surrounding communities onto the golf course, which germinate and create what we call “volunteer” trees. Our landscape team will begin removing/thinning the “volunteer” trees in the low flow areas starting at the far west end of the course. We will leave the larger trees and other desirable “volunteers” in locations that don’t affect the playability of the course. This process will take us several weeks to complete as well.

Should you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at Aaron.Thomas2@marriott.com or Filippa.McDougall@marriott.com.

Thank you,

Camelback Golf Club

Monthly Update

We are about to wrap up our roadway beautification project. We have planted 230, 5 gallons plants along the roadways to increase color and texture as you drive through the golf course corridors. Below are the three species we planted:

Red Yucca – Hesperaloe parviflora1Texas sage –  Leucophyllum frutescens2Desert Spoon – Dasylirion wheeleri3These plants will provide more year round color and match the existing plants that are already in the common areas along the sidewalks.

We have also reseeded the along the roadways with a wildflower seed mix to increase color and diversity. Here is what is included in this seed mix:

Arizona poppy – 2#/A                       Prairie aster – 1#/A

Brittlebush – .75#/A                    Fairyduster   – 1#/A

Desert verbena –  2#/A                       Plains coreopsis – 1#/A

Desert zinnia –  2#/A                       Scarlet flax –  1#/A

Indian blanket –  1.5#/A                    Desert Senna –  2#/A

Golden Dyssodia –  1#/A                       Shasta daisy – 1#/A

Bladderpod – 2#/A                       Globe mallow – 1#/A

Desert marigold –  3#/A

Should you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at Aaron.Thomas2@marriott.com or Filippa.McDougall@marriott.com

Thank you,

Camelback Golf Club

Monthly Update

Current maintenance:

Record breaking temperatures means spring is here and we are preparing for the native areas to come out of dormancy and begin flowering.

We have begun mowing the native areas around the parameters of the golf course. Once we finish with the perimeters we will mow around the tee boxes and then move to the low flow areas in the center of the golf course. As we finish mowing we will be applying extra irrigation to push our spring growth and help our flowers get started.

Monthly Update

Overseeding is just around the corner –

  • Ambiente
    • Closed September 28 thru October 16
    • The course will be seeded by October 4th.
    • Cart Path Only until November 7
  • Padre
    • Closed October 19 thru November 6
    • The course will be seeded by October 24th.
    • Cart Path Only until November 26

Current maintenance:

  • We have started scalping down the roughs on Ambiente for over seeding. Will be performing this in sections, all holes from the Club House to Invergordon Rd, then Invergordon Rd to Doubletree Rd and finishing everything west of Doubletree Rd. We plan to have this completed by 9/27.
  • The landscape team continues to work on removing weeds – Salt Cedar, Desert Broom, Mexican Palo Verde, Arrow Weed, Mares Tail, Thistle and many others. They are currently working on hole 8 and heading east down the low flow channel.
  • The mowing of the native perimeters and islands is going well, we have 10-14 to go and then will begin mowing around the tee boxes and fairway edges. This will help the grasses regenerate new growth and disperse the seeds from the wildflowers.12

Monthly Update

All of the Jojobas have been planted for 2 weeks now and are doing very well.1

For some info on Jojobas check out – https://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_simmondsiaceae.php

Current maintenance:

  • We will start preparing for overseeding on September 21 and close down September 28th – October 16th for seeding.
  • The landscape team continues to work on removing invasive weeds – Salt Cedar, Desert Broom, Mexican Palo Verde, Arrow Weed, Mares Tail, Thistle and many others. The team has currently completed around tee boxes 2-9, 18 and is currently working on 17 tees.
  • We have begun mowing down the native perimeters and islands to 8”-10” in height. This will help regenerate new growth from the grasses and disperse the seeds from the wildflowers. We anticipate this process to take 3 weeks. In some of the thicker areas we will harvest the wildflower and grass seed to reseed the thinner/weaker areas in the low flow channel. We did this last year on the left side of #4 fairway and had great success.2

Monthly Update

These are some of the seeded summer plants starting to grow and flower nicely.

Desert Senna1Golden Dyssodia
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Tansy/Prairie Aster
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Desert Marigold (yellow flower) and Firewheel (red flower)
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Golden Dyssodia (small yellow flowers) and Arizona Poppy (orange flower)
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Desert Verbena (purple flowers)and Firewheel (red flowers)6

Firewheel (red flowers), Golden Dyssodia (small yellow flowers) and Desert Zinnia (white flowers)
7Desert Zinnia (white flowers)
8Desert Zinnia (white flowers)

 

Our seedlings from the May seeding are continuing to develop around the course. From a distance it’s hard to see any improvements but when you take a closer look the plants are growing.

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Current maintenance:

  • The landscape team continues to work on removing invasive weeds – Salt Cedar, Desert Broom, Mexican Palo Verde, Arrow Weed, Mayor’s Tail, Thistle and many others. They are currently on #7 perimeters.

Monthly Update

We have finished our improvements to the areas below.

  • Invergordon Road – We are adding River Rock to the east side of the road in-between the sidewalk and the golf courses chain fencing. This will create a cleaner look from the street and conform to the look of the west side of the road.1 2 3
  • Doubletree Road – We will be installing formal landscaping on the south-west side of the road. The planting will match the community landscaping to the south.4 5 6
  • Reseeding selected native areas – We are seeding 26 acres around the course. Our color mix will include –grid 1 Grid 27 8 9

We have germination occurring in the scour areas in the low flow channel as well as the outer perimeters of the golf course. These plants will grow over the next couple months and hopefully be flowering by August.

  • Formal Landscape #10 restroom – We are planting, irrigating and topping with gravel the area in front of the restroom.10 11
  • Addition of Pine Straw – We are going to be adding additional pine straw under the Pine trees to cover any exposed soil and help prevent weed growth. – Awaiting delivery of Pine Straw, estimated completion July 1st.

Current maintenance:

  • The landscape team continues to work on removing noxious and invasive weeds in the low flow – Salt Cedar, Desert Broom, Mexican Palo Verde, Arrow Weed, Mayor’s Tail, Thistle and many others.

Monthly Update

We have started a few improvement projects around the course this week and should be finished by Friday the 8th.

  • Invergordon Road – We are adding River Rock to the east side of the road in-between the sidewalk and the golf courses chain fencing. This will create a cleaner look from the street and conform to the look of the west side of the road.
  • Doubletree Road – We will be installing formal landscaping on the south-west side of the road. The planting will match the community landscaping to the south.
  • Reseeding selected native areas – We are seeding 26 acres around the course. Our color mix will include –Capture
    • Addition of Pine Straw – We are going to be adding additional pine straw under the Pine trees. This is intended to cover any exposed soil and help prevent weed growth.
    • Formal Landscape #10 halfway house – We are planting, irrigating and topping with gravel the area in front of the halfway house.

Current maintenance:

  • The landscape team recently started working in the low flow area on #11 (far west side of course). They will be removing unwanted trees and plants – Salt Cedar, Desert Broom, Mexican Palo Verde, Arrow Weed and others.

Should you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at aaron.thomas2@marriott.com or rob.bartley@marriott.com

Thank you.

Happy Earth Day from Camelback Golf Club!

The natural environment in Scottsdale is the greatest charm that makes our location a jewel in the desert. We take pride in our conservation efforts and in maintaining the natural surroundings which we inhabit.

Did you know that in 2014, the Camelback Golf Club cut water usage by 41.5 million gallons? And that is just the beginning. Marriott Golf has made the commitment to the Operation Pollinator practices, which creates natural habitats in the out-of-play areas in our Golf Courses. In a surge to save the world’s leading pollinators, the bees, our Ambiente Course at the Camelback Golf Club is one of those courses that is committed to creating homes for these important ecosystems.

For more information about Operation Pollinator, visithttp://www.operationpollinator.com/golf/

We are doing our part to keep our home on Earth flourishing! Have a wonderful day!JW Marriott Cambelback Inn Ambiente Course, #13 Tee Paradise Valley, Arizona United StatesPadre Hole 9 (3)CamelbackWildlife (5)Camelback Inn (13)Camelback Inn (30)

Monthly Update

Dear Ambiente Homeowner,

Our spring color around the golf course is beginning to change as our temperatures start to heat up. There are some new varieties of flowers that are now starting to bloom.

Shirley Poppies

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We have two different Flax flowers around the course – Blue and Scarlet.

Scarlet Flax

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Blue Flax

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Plains Coreopsis

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Our native grasses are also adding to the color.

Purple Three-awn is one of the most abundant varieties.

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Current maintenance:

  • The Palo Verde and Mesquite trees along Doubletree and Invergordon have been pruned; we also pruned all the trees that were planted in the Merill Cantatierra area.
  • Our landscape team has removed all the weeds in the native islands; these are the areas between the cart paths and turf. We are now focusing our weeding efforts around the tee boxes, our plans are to finish with tees by the 22 Once the tees are completed we plan to work on hole 18 backwards in the native perimeters along the homes.

Should you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at aaron.thomas2@marriott.com or rob.bartley@marriott.com

Thank you.

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