The Emerald Canyon Golf Course north of Parker will be implementing some new fees that include some price increases. These new fees will mostly be in effect during the winter and spring months when the course is at its busiest. Even with the fee increases, Course Director Steve Benton said Emerald Canyon is still a bargain when compared with other courses in the area.
The course is owned by La Paz County. The County Board of Supervisors approved the new fees at their Aug. 5 meeting.
Benton estimated the new fees will bring in an additional $161,151.50 annually for the course. Total revenue will increase to almost $1.9 million.
The new fees simplify the rate structure at the course. The fee for 18 holes will be $59.75 from Nov. 31 to Jan. 31 and $69.75 from Jan. 1 to April 30. Under the old fees, Emerald Canyon had four different fees over the same period. The fees from May 1 through October 31 remain unchanged. It’s $45 for 18 holes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and $35 for 18 holes on weekdays.
The fees for nine holes have also been simplified. From Nov. 1 through Jan. 1, nine holes will be $35. From Jan. 1 to April 30, the fee for nine holes will be $39. The old fees were $29.75 for Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, $35 from Jan. 1 through April 15, and $27 from April 16 to April 30. The nine-hole fee for May 1 through October 31 is being increased from $22 to $25.
The Twilight fee, which covers unlimited golf with tee times after 1 p.m., will be $45 for Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, $55 from Jan. 1 to April 30, and $29.75 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 1 to October 31.
The Early Bird rate, which is for tee times before 7 a.m. on the back nine, will be $25 from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, $29.75 for Jan. 1 through April 30, and $19.75 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 1 through Oct. 31.
Emerald Canyon has been called a “jewel in the desert” and has won many positive reviews from the golf media. It’s a par 72, 18-hole course that includes a pro shop and a snack bar, along with a beverage cart. It’s located on Riverside Drive about seven miles north of Parker, just across the road from La Paz County Park.
For more information, go to their website at www.emeraldcanyongolf.com or call 928-667-3366.