November 1, 2020
Dear Passholders & Friends of Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Clubs:
We depend on weather very much during every month of the year. During summer, the sun and rain assist us with increasing the Bermuda grass coverage and reducing our commercial water bill. During the fall we require sun, water and grass seed to provide that wonderful green that our winter visitors and residents appreciate so much. Over the past few days, we’ve already experienced 2 frost delays, delays earlier than we’ve ever seen before. I’m hoping that this is not a premonition of the upcoming winter. Come on heat – stay with us!!
Overseed at Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas are both completed, and the new winter grasses have come in well for the winter golfing season. I’ve had several customers ask; how much is our seed bill this fall for Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas combined? So, we’ll have a little contest before I provide that answer. The person that comes closest, without going over the total amount of the combined fall seed bill for Canoa & Torres will receive 5 free rounds of golf. Rules and one entry form will be available at the Canoa Ranch Golf Shop. One entry form per guest will be accepted.
For those who have played Canoa Ranch lately, you may have noticed that the water feature in the lake on hole #9 is now operational. My thanks to Chad’s team for their repair work!
Our 2021 Passholder plan was released on Monday August 10th, with great results so far. 2021 passholder sales are 5.6% above last year’s sales to date. Thank you to those Passholders who have renewed already! Every year we offer a special incentive of free guest passes to those Passholders who renew early.
The single most challenging issue associated with COVID-19 for us has been the expectation that everyone gets a single cart. While we have been able to occasionally accommodate customer single cart requests when our golfing play has been light on that day, we certainly will not be able to accommodate these requests after overseed is completed and our winter guests start arriving again. Thus, we are migrating to a new golf and dining room policy effective when we reopen after overseed at both Torres Blancas and Canoa Ranch. The policy is posted on our websites. Click here for Canoa Ranch and Click here for Torres Blancas
The Canoa Ranch Grill on the Green reopened on Monday October 5th for lunch and dinner. The Canoa Ranch “take-out” window is still available 11am – 6pm daily by calling 520-393-1933 with your order, or by ordering at the to-go window on the east side of the Canoa Ranch Clubhouse. Restaurants are struggling nationwide; your support is very important to our success.
A two-stage reopening – Monday September 21st for the bar only, and then Tuesday November 10th for the Torres Blancas Abrego Grill, dinner only to start with. Go ahead and mark your calendars!
Chef Alex and Manager Lynn will be offering a dine-in and a take-out option for Thanksgiving this year at Canoa Ranch Grill on The Green. I strongly encourage reservations for the dine-in and the take-out options. Dine-in will be limited to available seating, complying with government restaurant mandates. Detailed information will be emailed to all customers on Monday evening November 2nd.
Results for the Sat Sep 5th Beat the Staff – congrats to all golfers:
Gross – 1st place with 54; John Vayre, Butch Helle, Tom Poore & Tom Harris
2nd place with 59; Ralph Butz, Bill Phinney, Bill Backensto & Dave Siliven
3rd place with 60; John Jackson, Tod Merrill, Larry Mediger & Luke Coker
Net – 1st place with 53.8; Allison & Craig Allyson, Jen & Jerry Morningstar
2nd place with 53.9; Dean Hebb, Kathie Ledesma, Denise Pape & Gerrett Pape
3rd place with 54.8; Jim Berault, Chris Trospo, Jennifer Trospo & Keith Keiner
Results for the Sat Oct 10th Oktoberfest & lunch event – congrats to all golfers:
Flight 1 – 1st place with a score of 63; Craig & Allison Duran, Jen & Jerry Morningstar
2nd place with 66; Rhonda, Tony & Anton Kochevar & Lynn Renspurger
3rd place with 68; Bob & Mar Stephenson, Mary & Steve Miller.
3rd place tie with 68; Barb & Kelsie Bennett and Kurt & Jo Palowez
Flight 2 – 1st place with a 70; Rick & Karen Hoen, Dan McGuire & Ed Hulobowitch
2nd place with 74; Dave & Velma Whittier, Linda & Floyd Libby
3rd place with 77; Bonnie & Tim Wollin, Phillis Watson & Don Dumont
4th place with 79; Kellie Gauer & Jeff White, Mike & Julie Dallman
Mark your calendar for future events:
• Fri Nov 6, 4-6PM CR Golf Tips & Happy Hour Sips – signup at Canoa Ranch Proshop
• Sat Nov 7, 8AM registration - Canoa, Red, White & Blue, Passholder/Guest golf & lunch
This month’s golf quote comes from Arnold Palmer, "Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” Golf as in life, requires our total effort – have a great Thanksgiving.
As always, my thanks to all of you for the support you provide and the patience you have had as we continue to make improvements at both Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas. Be safe, and enjoy life and your golfing experience with us!
Mike Cochran - General Manager
Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas
Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas Golf and Dining Policies
Canoa Ranch & Torres Blancas continue to actively monitor CDC and AZ guidelines for COVID-19. We make periodic procedural adjustments to maintain as safe an environment as possible for golfers, guests in our dining facilities, for visitors and our employees.