Renovations To Begin At Tempe’s Rolling Hills Golf Course, Adding Night Play

Grass Clippings announced $15 million renovation plan for Tempe Rolling Hills Golf Course that will energize the golf course.

Grass Clippings is setting out to innovate and help grow the game of golf by creating Arizona’s only fully lighted 18-hole golf course and practice facility. No glow balls will be needed to make it around this course. Modern LED lighting technology will deliver a similar golf experience to a daytime round. Those who love the game and want to get a round in when the temperature isn’t 110 degrees or who can’t sneak out of the office early to try get 18 holes in will soon be able to tee it up after dinner.

Tempe Rolling Hills Golf Course was originally designed by Milton Coggins and partly renovated by Jackson Kahn Design. The course features 18 holes located in Papago Park encompasses elite topography, elevation change, desert landscape and even a view of cheetahs on hole 3 from the neighboring Phoenix Zoo. The plans are to have all 18 holes fully lit with music and will allow golfers to play until 12am. The course can play as both a par 62 and par 54. The dress code will be casual and groups larger than the standard foursome are encouraged.

In addition to the lighting, there will be a new state-of-the-art irrigation system put in to improve turf quality and new tee boxes designed.

The course will have on property a Sonoran inspired healthy & fresh Mexican restaurant with fresh squeezed cocktails and ice-cold beer. Diners can enjoy Inside seating for the summer and a fully loaded indoor / outdoor bar & covered outdoor patio seating with great views of the golf course and Papago Buttes.

The renovated course isn’t the only thing that will energize the development. Plans are also underway for a massive 14,000 sq/ft open lawn for guests to enjoy croquet, bags, farmers markets, live music, or flag football. Plans are in the works for the facility to host a massive jumbotron for March madness, college gameday, NFL Sunday, Seinfeld, or tournament streaming.  The lawn will also double as a music venue with live music Thursday through Sunday. With an occasional ticketed events with an occupancy of up to 1,707 people.

The project is scheduled to take a year-and-a-half to complete with plans for play to begin in 2024.

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