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The Phoenix of Las Sendas

Rebirth of the Las Sendas Golf Club is complete. Less than a year after purchasing the property, the new ownership group, Lloyd & Wayne McBean along with 3 partners (2 Canadians and one Arizona native) fulfilled their goal of constructing additional amenities and now operating the facilities as they were originally intended.

“Robert Trent Jones, Jr. wasn’t limited in his budget with respect to the original construction. There was over $14 million spent on the original course design and amenities. The trouble was that the golf course was built at the world-class level, but then the entire development went bankrupt in ’94.” explains Lloyd. A scaled down clubhouse was made available just to get the course open and operating in ‘95, and it stayed that way until our acquisition in November 2009.

The list of improvements costing more than 4 million dollars is long and includes a newly renovated and expanded clubhouse, featuring 3 unique restaurant operations and a kitchen with an additional 1000 sq ft added to its original size. The cart paths were completed; sewer and water including electricity were brought onto the golf course in order to complete construction of the air conditioned comfort station and The Oasis Snack Shack located between the 3rd hole and the 14th tee. The latest building to open was the new Pro Shop which is located next to the clubhouse and offers private locker rooms for the growing membership. You will also find a new halfway house and public restrooms located in the building next to the 10th tee box. New Club storage facilities, shoe shine room and a brand new cart fleet featuring the latest in GPS complete the amenities all completed in the first year of operations.

The previous restaurant was very small and offered a limited menu. The community now boasts more than 13,500 people, so the McBeans created three distinctly different restaurant operations with different menus. “The Las Sendas residents have been very supportive of the new operations” said Lloyd, “we are trying to meet and exceed their expectations but one thing is for sure, they have wanted these facilities for a very long time”. A new and expanded kitchen now supports Bogey’s - a white linen Prime steak and seafood house seating more than 100 people with valet and limousine service; The Rusty Putter - a pub which has a broader and more family-oriented menu; and Viewpoint Patio which offers live entertainment Wednesday thru Saturday and has the best views on the mountain.

Memberships are available at this time and once 350 are sold the course will close to the public. The restaurants will always remain open to the public and Las Sendas residents. All memberships are 100% refundable and there is no one on a waiting list to be refunded. Another important note is that the new ownership group bought the golf course and paid for all the renovations with their own money! The club has no debt, no mortgage and promises to keep the golf course from being leveraged. This certainly provides promise of longevity in this challenging time.

Even before the renovation, Las Sendas was acclaimed by avid golfers and sports writers. It was ranked the 10th most challenging and one of the top 100 courses in the nation according to two ZAGAT Surveys. The land where Las Sendas is located also has some Wild West history. It was owned by Tom Mix, silent film star, in the late 1930’s. He and John Wayne used to ride horses in these hills.

Course Amenities:   Public •  Practice facility •  Driving Range •  Restaurant •  Snack Bar •