Siena Golf Club is located in the Southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley and has some of the valleys most scenic views found on any course in Las Vegas. With that being said there is no doubt in why this course has been such a popular place for local and tourist play.
Prior to Key Golf, Siena Golf Club had been experiencing substantial turf loss throughout the entire course each year which was directly affecting the bottom line for the Operator. Although the course was extremely scenic, golfers were experiencing poor playing conditions, not returning and the reviews of the course… Well, they were not always positive. Take for example the first photo above. The photo was taken in September of 2013, one month before Key Golf started maintaining this course. The photo is of hole #1 at Siena and is what a golfer would see when teeing off from their first hole of the day.
Sights like this were becoming common throughout the course which not only affected player return rates, but was also increasing the cost to maintain the turf. And, in some areas, turf was being regularly replaced.
In September of 2013, Key Golf was contacted to assess the course, along with Arroyo and the Red Rock Country Club. The objective was to to assess the current operations, find areas that could be improved, develop comprehensive agronomy & maintenance programs that would bring luster back to this course.
Key Golf did just that and was awarded the contracted for maintenance services in October of 2013. Key Golf began implementing its agronomy and maintenance programs for Siena Golf Club, Arroyo Golf Course and Red Rock Country Club immediately. The results have been astounding. Some guests of the Siena Golf Club have even called it a “Re-Birth” of the golf course!
One of the main challenges of maintaining any course in the Las Vegas Valley is growing “Cool Season” Perineal Rye Grass in a warm environment, like Las Vegas. Key Golf has “mastered” this process. Key Golf knows what products to use, when to use them, and fully understands how to maintain this variety of grass year round.
Las Vegas is also in the heart of the Mojave desert so limited amounts of water are available. Each golf course in Las Vegas has to abide by strict water budgeting rules or pay hefty fines. Key Golf has extensive experience in managing strict water budgets for golf courses and making best use of the little water that is available.
Poor water conditions, poor soil conditions, and construction problems that had gone un-attended to were also challenges that Key Golf needed to overcome.
How did we do it?
You may be wondering how Key Golf was able to make such dramatic improvements with this course in less than 10 months time? Its simple really, Key Golf did not waste any time. They got in and immediately started fixing items that were causing problems and implementing new policies and procedures that were beneficial to the health and growth of the turf.
There are numerous benefits that have resulted from what Key Golf has been able to do. Most notably is the condition of the course today. Players are now returning and giving positive reviews. Budgets are set, and met, which is allowing the course Operator to enjoy some profit while benefiting from the fixed cost of its maintenance. Key Golf has essentially delivered a better product while reducing the overall overhead for the maintenance of the course.
Golfer’s now have pristine Rye Grass to play on year round. Golfer’s can enjoy the vast scenery of the Las Vegas Valley while they enjoy the play of their game. Having grass without dead patches or dirt has also provided more consistent course conditions which is just another reason to come back!