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Golf Agronomy

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club follows the agronomic standards set forth by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing. These standards are based on a scientific and holistic approach to maintaining turf grasses at their optimum level. Troon Golf agronomic standards are backed by university and private research and incorporate the fundamentals of agronomy, horticulture, integrated pest management, and environmental stewardship. Troon Golf managed properties, including Entrada, hold the golf course and surrounding environment to the highest priority. Rigorous attention to detail and customer service are coupled with basic agronomic standards to provide an excellent golfing experience and exceptional playing surfaces.

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is open year round to take advantage of the moderate Saint George weather and to provide members and guests an opportunity to play golf every day of the year. Unlike many golf courses in the United States’ Southwest, Entrada does not over-seed and maintains quality cool-season turf throughout the entire year. The fairways and tees are comprised primarily of perennial ryegrass, while the roughs are a mix of perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. The greens are creeping bentgrass and actively grow most of the year. The greens are aerified two times each year, usually during the first part of May and the first part of September. The tees, fairways, and rough are aerified during the month of May. The maintenance staff incorporates turf grass seed into existing turf all year long with the bulk of this seeding being during the late summer or early fall. This practice allows the introduction of new seedlings and improved cultivars into our current stand. The fairways and roughs at Entrada are maintained at consistent heights that benefit golfers of all handicaps, and the greens consistently roll a 10 to an 11 on the Stimpmeter. 

Saint George averages about eight inches of rain each year, so the maintenance and improvement of Entrada’s irrigation system is a high priority along with hand watering and irrigation management. Entrada also strives to maintain the surrounding desert and wash landscapes to a controlled native state providing a compromise between natural selection and the playability of the golf course. Southern Utah native species of plants and trees are utilized to provide a natural while maintained landscape. 

The membership and original ownership at Entrada have made a commitment to improving all aspects of the golf course. Many renovations and projects have been completed over the last few years to elevate the player’s experience and enhance the beauty of the property. The bunkers were renovated in 2007 and are raked daily to provide fair and consistent sand. Cart paths and curbing have been repaired along with additions to the irrigation system and drainage system on the golf course. These improvements coupled with many more have resulted in a golf course in which the membership can take pride. In 2010, a new booster station is being installed to provide better pressure for the irrigation system. These projects and ongoing improvements of the golf course continue to be a priority of Troon Golf and the Entrada membership and will be pursued in the future. 

By consistently following Troon Golf agronomic and environmental standards, it is the goal of the Entrada maintenance staff to provide extraordinary playing surfaces and an engaged golfing experience to our members and guests. The playing surfaces and golf experience at the Club will continue to compliment the stunning landscapes of Southern Utah and the sincere sense of community and friendship already established at Entrada.