The story of Concho Valley Golf Club goes back to the 1970s when Arthur Jack Snyder (mentor to Forrest Richardson) designed the original 9-holes. His work gave birth to a pleasant course in the high plains of Arizona, just a short distance from the Painted Desert National Monument.
Twenty years later the development entity contacted Snyder and requested completion of the full 18-hole course. Adjustments were made to the routing plan by Forrest Richardson and Snyder. The result was an exciting moorland style course in a natural setting. Concho Valley’s holes are configured in an out-and-back routing. The string of holes reaches its furthest point at the Hole Nos. 8 and 9, back-to-back par-5s.
Concho Valley is about passive, natural features. A classic style golf course which darts across the high country and follows the natural rolls of the land. Hole Nos. 1-5 and 15-18 are from the original course, while Hole Nos. 6-14 were built in the 1990s.
Scope: Planning, Design, Approvals, Bidding, Construction Documents, Construction Observation Services
Course: 9-hole Addition
Budget: $1.72 million USD
Addition Completion: Opened 1991