Heritage Links Working on a Comprehensive Renovation of the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain
Heritage Links, one of the world’s foremost golf course construction companies, is involved with an encompassing 18-hole renovation of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Renegade Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. The extensive work includes new greens, bunkers, tees, cart paths, drainage, irrigation, lake construction and grassing. The highly regarded Nicklaus design, which opened in 1987, was the first of six Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses at Desert Mountain.
Few improvements, however, had been made to the Renegade Course since it opened. Nicklaus Design created a new master plan which Heritage Links is in the process of implementing. As a signature design, Jack Nicklaus has been personally involved with the project and has conducted site visits and provided critical oversight about the renovation.
Once described by GOLF Magazine as “the most versatile course in the world,” the Renegade is unique for its original dual-green layout concept where each golf hole has either two individual greens or one large double green. Combined with a variety of tees, the golf course offers an exceptional number of options for set-up and play.
The renovation is on track for a mid-December completion. The construction work is being managed for Heritage by Mark Maldonado with project management provided by Heritage Links Vice President, Oscar Rodriguez.