Coachella Valley facility begins major project

Coachella Valley facility begins major project

Golf course enhancements at The Reserve include improving water distribution and irrigation.

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March 23, 2018
GCI Staff
Construction Course News
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, The Reserve in Indian Wells. Calif., is undergoing an $11.5 million renovation campaign that includes a total restyling of the clubhouse and modernizing the infrastructure of the award-winning Tom Weiskopf-Jay Morrish golf course.

“The Reserve membership is eagerly anticipating the milestone enhancement plan,” said Thomas A. Renyi, President of the board of governors for The Reserve. “The enthusiasm is representative of our members’ commitment to ensuring the excellence and tradition of The Reserve for generations to come.”

While initial work on the golf course is underway, the $10 million clubhouse renovation starts in mid-May. A gala re-opening celebration is planned for December.

“The goal for our enhancement of the clubhouse is to preserve the appealing lifestyle at The Reserve,” said Robert J. Lowe, co-founder of The Reserve. “We have a culture centered upon the feeling of community. It is important to ensure the club be viewed as an extension of a member’s home.”

The golf course project involves preserving premium fairway turf conditions and the quality of the bentgrass greens. The focus will be on irrigation and water distribution, as well as reducing the amount of water used. No alterations are planned for the “21-hole” Weiskopf-Morrish design—an 18-hole championship routing plus a loop of three “Trophy Holes” for play and practice—that debuted on Thanksgiving weekend 1998.                             

Both the clubhouse and golf course projects are being supervised by Michael P. Kelly, general manager of The Reserve, in conjunction with project manager Kevin Bearie of Bearie Construction, Inc., based in Yucaipa.