OB Sports Now Managing Raven at South Mountain
The Raven at South Mountain Gets Upgrades and New Management Company
From the Arizona Golf AZGA News Desk
Phoenix, Arizona – CNL Lifestyle Advisor Corp. is making big changes at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain. The first change at the Gary Panks/David Graham designed course is bringing on OB Sports to manage golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage, instruction and marketing.
“We are delighted to have OB Sports managing the Raven at South Mountain,” stated Gary Rosmarin, Vice President, Asset Management of CNL Lifestyle Advisor Corp. “Not only does OB Sports bring tremendous expertise to the table, but with its headquarters being nearby, the facility has access to a wealth of knowledge and support from the entire OB Sports corporate team.”
More important to avid players are the improvement projects, being overseen by OB Sports, to enhance just about every aspect of the experience. Scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the Fall season, the course will feature completely renovated bunkers, improved turf conditions and new landscape. OB Sports will also implement a specialized tree management program to improve the health of the 6,000 Georgia pine trees that line the fairways and provide a very unique golf experience at the Raven at South Mountain. In addition, while the Club is closed for the Fall overseed, the clubhouse will be upgraded to incorporate new interior/exterior paint, interior design elements, kitchen upgrades, restaurant rebranding and additional landscaping.
“We are all excited to lead the charge with re-establishing the Raven at South Mountain as one of the preeminent resort golf and event venues in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market,” said Mike Conner, Senior VP of OB Sports Golf Management. “We have already started rolling up our sleeves and have gotten to work on a number of projects that are already getting great reviews from golfers whom frequent the Raven. They are taking notice of the improvements we have done and some of the ’new look’ and ’new vibe’ we are creating at the course,” added Conner.
All of the enhancements are being done with little if any disturbance to the current operations. “Play levels continue to build as more golfers are getting wind of the improvements and upgrades we have already completed and those yet to come,” stated Conner. All of the work on the golf course will be completed by OB Sports over the next few months.”
For tee times and more information on the Raven at South Mountain, call (602) 243-3636 or visit www.theravensouthmountain.com.