Friday, May 15, 2020

Park & Golf Course Update - May 15, 2020

Figured it was time for an update on the park - especially in light of the Covid-19 Virus.

The park was designated essential so we have stayed open due to our year round residents, propane service etc, but we are operating on a somewhat limited basis - we were ordered to shut the pool, spa, sauna and fitness room, we are also operating limited hours on the showers, rest rooms and laundry room.

We have reduced staff a little and have cut back on staff hours, we are maintaining the property but somewhat limited on any long term projects...we lost nearly 800 nights of reservations through the summer, but we are hanging on and hope as the restrictions are lifted some of that business comes rolling back.

The pool is drained and we have identified the cracks and leaks and sadly it is a major repair to get the pool back up and operating. We have several contractors giving us estimates on repair and replacement of the pool and upgrading the building, removing the roof and a overall refurbishment of the walls and removing the sliding glass doors. This will be a long term project and we hope as business returns to normal to have it ready in 2021.

In the short term, we are painting the spa and when the government gives us the OK we will open as a cooling spa for the summer and return it to a hot spa for the winter.


With everything that has been happening nationwide, the golf course and I quote Ben Hoisington - "The golf course is in the best shape it has been in, in over 5 years." Over 200 sprinkler heads have been replaced, miles of pipe and wiring for the sprinklers, mowers repaired and the course is GREEN! The greens are in good shape, the approaches on all holes are good, Tee boxes are getting better every day. Fairways are to be seeded this fall.

Hole 8

Hole 9

Some where in the middle of the course!

Water, Water Everywhere!

Seed has been ordered for the fairways which will be done in the fall after the summer heat and hopefully in time to green up and root before the grass goes dormant for the winter.

We are also working on a Snowbird Special with an option for unlimited golf, look for details in the coming weeks.

Bobbie has great plans for another wonderful winter season, so be ready to get your reservations for the winter, we have a Luau to make up. We have little umbrellas for the drinks and everything. Stay healthy and travel safe see you in the fall...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort