Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Insider - December 2018

Indian Wells Golf Resort

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MINT CONDITION Courses flourishing as peak season gets under way A s the weather cools down and the influx of winter residents flock to the Coachella Valley from Canada and other colder climates, golf course conditions couldn't be better on the Players and Celebrity courses at Indian Wells Golf Resort. With both tracks having been overseeded in September and October, cart-path only re- strictions have been lifted as of late November, and playing conditions are optimal heading into the busiest time of the year. "The courses are in top shape as we approach the holi- day season," said Jonas Conlan, the Director of Agronomy at In- dian Wells. "Our entire mainte- nance staff should be recognized for their great work and continued dedication to making the resort a wonderful place to visit and play golf." In the world of golf course maintenance and agronomy, the workload is often dependent on varying weather conditions, and that has certainly been the case this year. Conlan and his staff had to tinker with irriga- tion schedules due to higher- than-normal temperatures throughout the summer and fall, and a significant rain storm washed out some newly seeded areas on the property – but for- tunately the golf courses weren't affected. "Every year is a bit different with overseeding because Mother Nature rarely brings you the same conditions from year to year," Conlan said. "All in all, things went well." Looking ahead, Conlan said he'll continue to focus on land- scaping projects throughout both courses. Since he arrived at Indian Wells nearly two years ago, Conlan and his team have made strides, and they recog- nize that's it's a marathon, not a sprint. "Sometimes you have to take a few steps back in order to go forward, and I feel that's a good explanation of what we're try- ing to do with many of these areas," Conlan said. "Our end goal is to get them all looking much better." .................................................................... >> CLICK HERE to view complete weather and course conditions. THE COURSE BOOK A TEE TIME THE 2019 IW PLAYERS CARD LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE D on't let 2018 slip away without sign- ing up for your 2019 Players Card. Filled with a host of benefits, the Players Card is offered in two forms – Prime Access and Stan- dard Access – and offer golfers significantly re- duced green fees on In- dian Wells Golf Resort's award-winning courses, the Players and Celebrity. Cardholders can take advantage of all of the program's benefits from now until September 26, 2019, which include sav- ings on green fees as well as discounts on golf shop items, lessons, practice range fees and food items at Vue Grille & Bar. The Prime Access card is for $1,200 and the Stan- dard Access card is $600. .................................................... > CLICK HERE to buy the Players Card now. Course and weather conditions are ideal this time of the year.

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