Edgewood plans to add resort to property
As Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline opens to the public today for its 40th anniversary season, there are plans to turn the home of the American Century Championship into a resort.
Plans for a resort building on the periphery of the ninth hole are expected to be submitted by midsummer, according to Edgewood Tahoe’s director of golf Randy Fox.
“Changes are coming. Plans are for a high-end luxury Four Seasons Resort along nine,” Fox said. “It would change the dynamics of everything.”
Edgewood’s other big offseason change was the hiring of superintendent Scott Schunter. Schunter formerly worked on the hallowed grounds of Hazeltine National Golf Club, the site of two U.S. men’s and women’s opens, the 1983 U.S. Senior Open, and the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship. Schunter most recently worked at Deacon’s Lodge in Minnesota.
Area golfers have played the 7,445-yard lakeside course in recent days through Booster Club tournaments and Tuesday’s Locals’ Day. In celebration of Edgewood’s 40th anniversary, Fox said that local golfers who didn’t have their name drawn for Locals’ Day, can play the course Wednesday, Thursday or Friday for $80.
Fox said the lack of warm weather has been the only downside to the dry spring.
While many TV viewers have become accustomed to the beauty of Edgewood’s layout from the ACC tournament, word is getting around about the course’s 19th hole. The Brooks’ Golfers Bar and Deck, named after course founder Brooks Park, was recently voted one of the country’s top 50 19th holes by Golf Digest. Fox said only 17 of the top 50 are public courses like Edgewood.
Players can reserve tee times by going to http://www.edgewoodtahoe.com or calling (775) 588-3566 or (877) 332-4465.
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