THOUSAND OAKS, California October 4, 2016 — Los Robles Greens, the popular 18-hole golf course owned by the City of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and managed by Arcis Golf, was formally unveiled last week as an environmentally and economically sustainable facility.
Representatives from the golf industry joined city officials and special guests to formally acknowledge the significant renovation that was completed in April.
“It has been pleasure for everyone at Arcis Golf to see the project at Los Robles Greens turn into such a huge success,” said Blake Walker, CEO of Arcis Golf. “The innovative work that has been done is setting a new standard for golf course maintenance — not just locally, but nationally. It has been a terrific collaboration.”
Under the direction of Arcis Golf, the renovation included the removal of more than 30 acres of golf course turf grass, as well as a redesign of the irrigation system for greater efficiency. After the newly landscaped areas grow in, Los Robles Greens is projected to use 20 to 25 percent less water annually. The reduction in turf grass also means less fertilizer, pesticides, and fossil fuels will be needed to maintain the course.
“One million gallons per month, that’s how much water we are saving here,” said Mayor Joel Price of Thousand Oaks, who was presented with a commemorative photo of the new golf course during the ceremonies. “And the environmental benefits of the renovation go far beyond water savings. We’re leading the way with the new Los Robles Greens, a fun and challenging course that’s an environmental star.”
Along with lessening the environmental impact, the masterful course redesign by Arcis Golf and Fry/Straka Global Course Designenhanced the “spirit” of the course by widening the fairways, removing water features, and implementing a naturalistic style of bunkering that blends into the new setting.
Additionally, nearly 40 acres were converted into native areas, with the installation of more than 50,000 native California drought-resistant plants. During the renovation, new plantings were mulched with product made on-site by recycling more than 10 years’ worth of green waste that had accumulated on property.
The Los Robles renovation was patterned in part after the 2011 restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Members of the Los Robles team visited Pinehurst to gather information about that renovation and its project management.
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.
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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