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Getting To Know: Tegavah Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Brett Trenter, General Manager

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Brett Trenter who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Tegavah Golf Club, located just East of North Scottsdale delivers on its' local moniker, the desert jewel. Bordering the Tonto National Forest, with it's gently rolling terrain and breath taking views of the Four Peaks and the Mazatzal Mountains make the course an must play for locals as well as travelling guests.

Inspired by the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia course architect Ken Kavanaugh wanted to create a course that offered cerebral strategy, elevating the player experiences through sculptural aspects and intricate shaping. Unparalleled post-card views are a byproduct of this gem's setting.

Conveniently close but perfectly removed, Tegavah Golf Club promises to deliver time after time.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
This is what golf in the desert was meant to be. Scenic beauty, impeccable conditions, and the service that exceeds expectations. The only thing that rivals these items is Tegavah Golf Club's value. More than competitively priced in its vicinity, Tegavah is simply the best experience for your money.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
White on green is always good in desert golf (keep your ball on the grass). But seriously, many locals say that things break towards Four Peaks mountains to the North and East of the property.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Above all, the thing that always makes us the most proud is hearing our guests tell others that they were treated well.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#13. Your tee shot sails through the air at the Mazatzal Mountains on this risk/reward Par 5. Beautiful as it is demanding, this 555 yard test is surrounded by mountain views and deep emerald fairways. It almost seems that the fairways run into the base of the mountains.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#17. This 626 yard beast is generally the deal breaker in your matches. Uphill and generally into the breeze, positioning is the key. The green is setback to the left on this slight dogleg left. Your target is also shallow and your angle to the green is paramount. Keeping your layup out to the right side of the fairway provides the best way to access the seemingly benign green complex.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
How about the foot long chili-cheese hotdog (for the brave souls of course). Conversely, the Italian salad bowl tends to get its fair share of the kitchens attention.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
62 by professional Bronson La'Cassie.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7020
Slope: 140
Rating: 72.8

More Information
Tegavah Golf Club
29005 N. Vista Verde Drive
Rio Verde, AZ, 85263
480-471-3232
www.tegavahgolf.com



 

Revised: 07/14/2014 - Article Viewed 20,656 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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