From the Corner Office By: Jeff Palmer
Even though summer is finally just approaching our management team is busy working on some projects for the future. Recently, Geoff Sheffield, Golf Course Superintendent, and I met with our course architect, Chris Young, and conducted a full course tour to identify future improvements. Many of our conversations revolved around expanding teeing areas to distribute foot traffic more evenly but we also discussed the overall vision to improve playability of the golf course and make it more enjoyable for all golfers. The goal is to create a master plan for golf course improvements over the next 15 years and once we have this complete we will share some of these with our regular loyal players. It is an exciting time for Highland Pacific Golf as we envision the future for the golf course.
Another exciting project we are working on has to do with the Highland Pacific driving range. In addition to our recent investment in the Range Select PI system which allows golfers to more conveniently access driving range balls at the machine and through the app, we are already preparing for the winter. Currently, we are in the process of installing our new Schwank gas heaters to ensure we are providing the best year round driving range experience. That’s right…we are switching from inefficient electric heaters to robust yet efficient natural gas heat. This will vastly improve the temperatures at our driving range during the winter months which will help golfers comfortably practice right through the winter. I am very proud of this facility upgrade and know our customers will be as well.
It is an honor to serve as a caretaker of this amazing facility and to envision the future as well. If anyone has any suggestions or feed forward for changes at Highland Pacific Golf please feel free to contact me directly at the course. Also, stay tuned for our HP Club survey due out later this summer. Our team is grateful to all of the players that continue to play, learn at and love this fabulous place and we look forward to creating the best possible golf experience for many years to come.