Casa Verde Golf, in conjunction with The Golf Club at Moffett Field and OB Sports Golf Management, recently completed a comprehensive rebuild of the facility’s practice. The project took just over two months to complete and was reopened to the public in August of 2018. Seven target greens were created in line with direction offered from local golf course architect David Ginkel of Ginkel Design.
“We’ve got such a unique facility, and an outstanding renovation like the one done to our range really makes us stand out in the Bay Area golf community,” said Gary Pearce, General Manager of The Golf Club at Moffett Field. “It’s the talk of the clubhouse among our fantastic player base, and the commentary has all been extremely positive.”
Adding complexity to the project were the environmental sensitivities existing on the site. Contaminated ground water had to be avoided and the presence of multiple protected animal species, such as burrowing owls and turtles, were to remain protected throughout.
In addition, the facility is located on the Moffett Field Navy Base in Mountain View, California, and sits immediately adjacent to a federal airfield. The locale posed many challenges from the standpoint of general dust control and airborne migration of any material generated from construction activities.
“Through the challenges, we were certain that this endeavor would add instant value to the club,” said Jeff Schwinkendorf, Vice President of Casa Verde Golf. “This was truly a collaborative effort, with our staff being joined by the Gary Pearce and golf course superintendent Matt Sanders, to make certain the work being implemented in the field mirrored everyone’s desired look and feel.”