….from rgj.com Guy Clifton, RGJ 6:08 p.m. PST January 30, 2015
The Club at ArrowCreek, formerly known as ArrowCreek Country Club, is going back to its origins, making both its 18-hole championship courses private, effective May 1.
“That’s the way the club started out years ago,” said Gary Pestello, chairman of Friends of ArrowCreek, the group of 36 investors who bought the ArrowCreek Country Club from the Federal Bankruptcy Court in October 2014. “We believe you cannot be all things to all people. We’ll be the only 36-hole private club in Northern Nevada.”
The Friends of ArrowCreek turned of the clubhouse and both courses is now overseen by Arnold Palmer Golf Management. The legendary Palmer was the designer of the Legend Course, while the Challenge Course was designed by John Harbottle and 1979 Masters champion Fuzzy Zoeller. Both courses opened to private membership in 1999 in South Reno.
Since 2006, the Legends Course has been open to the public, while the Challenge Course has been private. The new ownership and management team felt it was counterproductive to have a private course with a public option, said General Manager Jayson Peterson.
He said the membership packages, which include no initiation fees, were designed to be attractive to current players. The private membership will give all members access to both courses, the clubhouse and club functions.
Peterson, who came to the job with Arnold Palmer Golf Management, said there is also an emphasis on improving the condition of the course, which had lapsed in recent years.
“The club has gone through some financial hardships over the past few years,” he said. “With the new ownership and new management, we have a solid agronomy plan and we’re bringing more recourses when it comes to maintaining the course from a product and labor standpoint.”
A variety of membership packages are available, including $250 per month for people living outside the ArrowCreek community and $230 per month for those who live in ArrowCreek.
For more details on membership at The Club at ArrowCreek, call 775-850-4471.