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PebbleCreek’s Tuscany Falls golf course features a 3-acre lake on the third hole. For the renovations, the staff planted more than 400 trees, including 250 palm trees. (Photo courtesy Evolve Marketing and Public Relations)

Robson Resort Community’s PebbleCreek completed seven new holes and renovations of the Tuscany Falls Golf Course.

“The golf course did an expansion from 27 holes to 36 holes,” said Jason Whitehill, PebbleCreek’s golf director.

“We now have two 18-hole championship-rated golf courses – the east and west courses under the Tuscany Falls umbrella.”

Designed by noted golf course architects Dick Bailey and Brad Bartel, Tuscany Falls golf course offers play with dramatic mounding, rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers. With the addition of the seven golf holes, Tuscany Falls will showcase two 18-hole championship golf courses.

PebbleCreek is also home to the Eagle’s Nest Country Club, which features an 18-hole championship course with seven lakes and spectacular views of the nearby White Tank Mountains.

One of the unique characteristics of the new golf holes will be the third hole, which is a par three with a 3-acre lake. 

“This is our signature hole. The views of the White Tank Mountains are breathtaking,” Whitehill said.

More than 250 palm trees were added coursewide to create more of a resort look and feel. Another new feature at Tuscany Falls is the inclusion of the yellow tees within the course. Following this path within Tuscany West caters to golfers that are developing their practice and means a shorter game. The course is beginner friendly and aligns well with the strategic player development plan to help grow the game of golf at Tuscany Falls.

“It’s super exciting,” he said. “The members are super happy. They love the additional nine holes. It has real unique characteristics that the members like.

“It’s home to one of our biggest lakes on property. There’s a 3-acre lake on the third hole. We planted over 400 trees and 250 of those are palm trees. There’s a lot of nice vegetation.”

The tee box caters to those who play the executive course. It’s a shorter course within a course, he said.

“It caters to beginner golfers,” said Whitehill, who worked at Sun City Grand for 18 years before coming to PebbleCreek four years ago. “It’s been popular with the players just starting, or those who don’t like to play the long golf course.”

The upgrades appeal to women as well, said Nancy Dusenbery with the Ladies Club. Crews also installed special sand trap liners, which helps them drain better. Golfers can walk in and out of them easier as well.

“We’re very excited to have a third course,” Dusenbery said.

“We have different courses for our Tuesday play. The lake is very nice. It adds athletics to the course. It’s a women-friendly course, also, because of the way the tee boxes are set up. It fits in with our play.”

PebbleCreek has approximately 5,000 homes and is growing. Whitehill has seen the golf club grow from 840 members in 2015 to 1,240 in 2018. More information is available at Robson.com.

“We’re really growing the game here at PebbleCreek,” Whitehill said. “Robson built the golf course for the community.”