Weitz Golf Working on Two Projects in the West

Weitz Golf International is now at work on two projects in the West. The company has begun construction of the Gray’s Crossing golf course in Truckee, Calif. Gray’s Crossing will be the exclusive, members-only course for the Tahoe Mountain Club resort community being developed by East-West Partners.

The Jacobsen-Hardy designed course is routed into the rugged terrain above Lake Tahoe. The 7,534-yard layout incorporates open meadows, dramatic rock outcroppings and holes carved through thick pine forests. The course will be completely sodded with a custom bluegrass blend.

Farther north in Central Washington, Weitz Golf International is also constructing the Rope Rider course in Roslyn, Wash. Rope Rider is the third course being built for Suncadia, a residential-type resort with a wealth of amenities. Also at Suncadia, Weitz Golf completed the Palmer-designed Prospector course, a layout open to both the public and resort guests, and the private Tom Doak-designed Tumble Creek layout.

Built around an abandoned coal mine, Rope Rider is named after the miners who rode ropes down into the mine shafts. An existing coal stockpile will come into play on several back-nine holes. The Jacobsen-Hardy-designed track measures 7,203 yards from the tips and will feature a bluegrass blend on the fairways and bentgrass greens.

Both Gray’s Crossing and Rope Rider are slated for completion in fall 2006.