Our Vision for Papago Golf Course

1. Physical and Aesthetic Proposal to the City of Phoenix
This is a restoration – NOT a redesign. Everything will be done with the idea of maintaining the integrity of the original design. To this end we plan to –

Install New irrigation system and pump station

Clean-up the water features

Restore the Green Complexes

Rebuild the Bunkers and Tees

Prune the trees and remove where necessary

Repair the on-course bathrooms

Repair/Renovate the maintenance building


Refinish all building surfaces

Replace furniture & fixtures

Add covered patio areas to facilitate the hosting of tournaments

Expand and enhance cart storage facility

Redesign and replace landscape around clubhouse

Add landscaping and lighting to parking lot

Improve and enlarge entryway

Once golf operations have stabilized, the following additions have been proposed to the City of Phoenix

Expand and enhance F&B operations in order to host larger events such as national tournaments, weddings, and small conventions 

Add administrative offices to house the AGA, other local amateur golf associations, City of Phoenix golf staff (the plan is to have the association on site to monitor and manage the golf course and the programs)

Create a home for Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

2. Programs and the Community
As a non-profit organization, although we must pay attention to the bottom line in order to survive in a forever changing economic market, it is not the driving force behind our operations. 
Our mission and the City of Phoenix’ mission are essentially the same – to serve the community and to bring programs that benefit the citizens.
We make a pledge to the community that we will

Protect the current stakeholders by providing reasonable pricing and access

 Work with ALL the existing men’s and women’s clubs to maintain relationships and access

Re-establish national pride in Papago as one of America’s great public golf courses

Create a center for environmental and agronomic education and research

Bring service programs to Papago through our partnerships with other associations

There are several organizations both locally and nationally that have rallied around this vision and are ready to bring their programs to Papago Golf Course – Junior Golf Association of Arizona, Arizona Women’s Golf Association, First Tee of Phoenix, USGA/LPGA Junior Girls’ Golf Club, Evans Caddie Scholarship Program, American Junior Golf Association, United States Golf Association
Click here for more information on our partners and their current programs.