DALLAS, Texas June 9, 2016 — A significant renovation to Los Robles Greens, a municipal golf course owned by the City of Thousand Oaks, California and managed by Arcis Golf, has resulted in an environmentally and economically sustainable golf course.
Under the direction of Arcis Golf, the renovation included more than 30 acres of golf course turf grass being removed, as well as a redesign of the existing irrigation system which will water remaining turf with greater efficiency, using less water. Upon maturity of the new landscaping areas, Los Robles Greens is projected to use 20 to 25 percent less water annually. The reduction in turf grass also translates into using less fertilizer, pesticides and fossil fuels to maintain the course.
While the amount of necessary inputs to maintain Los Robles Greens will be greatly reduced through the targeted turf reduction program, the masterful course redesign by Arcis Golf and Fry/Straka Global Course Designenhanced the ‘spirit’ of the course by designing widened fairways, removing water features, and the implementation of a naturalistic-style of bunkering that blends into the new environmental landscape setting.
"The City is thrilled to work with industry leaders on a redesigned and truly sustainable golf course that will protect and enhance the environment while better meeting the expectations of modern golfers," said Mayor Joel Price of Thousand Oaks.
Along with the turf removal, close to 40 acres was converted into native areas planted with over 35,000 selected California Native and drought resistant vegetation. During the renovation, new plantings were mulched with product made on-site by recycling over 10 years’ worth of green waste that had accumulated on property.
“The renovation of Los Robles Greens was very bold,” said Ed Easley, Senior Vice President, Construction of Arcis Golf. “We achieved the city’s goal and direction to transform the golf course into one that will require far less inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and fossil fuels, yet remain a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging layout.”
Much of the Los Robles renovation was patterned after the 2011 restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Members of the Los Robles team visited Pinehurst to gather information from the on-site staff about the intricacies of that renovation and project management, which then was applied to the work at Los Robles Greens.
Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design was responsible for the overall golf course improvement plan, with Brodersen and Associates designing the landscape areas, Bryant Taylor Gordon redesigned the irrigation system, American Landscape completed the construction, and the project was administered by the So Cal and Metropolitan Water Districts of Southern California and the City of Thousand Oaks.
For more information about Los Robles Greens, visit www.losroblesgreens.com.
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About Arcis Golf
Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties tailor each element of the golf and country club experience to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages. Established in July 2015, Arcis Golf encompasses exclusive private club and destination resort properties, as well as private and daily-fee golf operations. The Arcis Golf portfolio is supported by Arcis Equity Partners, LLC through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain the company’s leadership position in upscale golf and club experiences.
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