Back in the early days of Lake Havasu City, city founder Robert P. McCulloch, Sr., realized relocating an iconic bridge across the ocean wasn’t enough to keep visitors in town for very long. He understood the value of golf, which was undergoing a boom at the time – Arnold Palmer had recently won his fourth Masters, and color television was broadcasting the beauty of the sport.
Now here’s something to look “fore-ward” to: the historic Courses at London Bridge Golf Club is nearing completion of a significant improvement project to both golf courses, as well as the clubhouse.
Scheduled to be unveiled in late November, the $200,000 upgrade includes a thorough reconditioning of both the Oldé London Course, the first golf course to be built in Lake Havasu City, and the Nassau Course.
Improving the turf from tee to green and refurbishing bunkers, as well as expanding irrigation and extensive tree maintenance, will combine to provide golfers with quality playing conditions.
“Big improvements have been made to the golf courses, but we’re still focused on all the little things that add to the playing experience,” said Greg Kinney, regional manager for Arcis Golf, which owns and operates The Courses. “We’re bringing in new bag stands, yardage signs, better mats for the driving range and even nicer trash cans,” Kinney said. “Everything we do is designed to enhance every golfer’s experience.”
Implementing “best practice” agronomic techniques and new maintenance equipment – including greens rollers, utility vehicles, sprayers and aerifiers – ensures the transformation of the golf courses will be sustained, Kinney noted. Also, the clubhouse is being refreshed with furnishings along with an improved patio area.
Golfers have enjoyed London Bridge Golf Club since the 1960s. The Oldé London course brought golf to Lake Havasu City for the first time in 1967, with the original nine holes; they were followed by a second nine in 1969. The Nassau Course opened for play in 1977, adding a layout that provides fabulous views of Lake Havasu and the surrounding city.
“We are excited to begin a new chapter in the legacy of London Bridge Golf Club,” Kinney said. “It is an important part of Lake Havasu City history. This is a great opportunity to restore the luster to both the Oldé London course and Nassau course, and to be able to offer golfers a fresh new product.”
As always, The Courses at the London Bridge Golf Club, located in the 2400 block of Lake Havasu Avenue, are open to the public.
For more information about the courses and golfing in Lake Havasu City, visit the golf section of our website at GoLakeHavasu.com.