Golf Update- Las Campanas Santa Fe

February 25, 2015

Dear Members,

The Las Campanas Golf Committee has been working closely with Nicklaus Design over the past several months to finalize the scope of work to the projects on the Sunset Course at Las Campanas, including the preparation of bids and securing of contractors. We are pleased to report that we are on schedule and that the largest part of the project, the bunkers and design changes to #12 and #16, are set to begin this week.

Details of the work include:

Removing all of the gravel on Sunset replacing it with DG (crusher fines)

Adding 45 trees to many of the existing DG beds

Removal of trees and shrubs that were not surviving

Renovating all of the bunkers on Sunset
Lining 14 of the greenside bunkers with a Sta-Lok liner
Replacing the current sand with Pro-Angle Sand

Several items on #12 SS which will enhance playability, which includes:
Removing the fairway bunker 80 yards from the green
Adding 2 small bunkers on the left side of the fairway, 100 yards from the green
Flattening the green, making it more consistent with the courses other greens
Eliminating the pot bunker in front of the green
Adding a small bunker on the left side of the green

Work to #16 SS, which includes:
Extending the left fairway into the arroyo by 10-15 yards, making that fairway more accessible and receptive
Grassing the banks of that fairway
Eliminating a portion of the front bunker which would ease access into the green

Realizing many members will have questions in addition to the above; we hope you will have a chance to attend our “Sunset Project Town Meeting” here at the Club Friday, March 6th at 3:30 p.m. In addition to the Golf Committee and Club leadership, Nicklaus Lead Design Consultant, Chet Williams will be in attendance to discuss the above and answer questions from you one on one.

If you’re unable to attend, or have any queries in the interim, you can email Golf Committee Chairman, Doug Hailey, at or Director of Golf, Jason Epstein, at

We feel these upgrades raise the profile of the course and its playability, and will go a long way to enhancing your enjoyment of the game. We are looking forward to a great 2015.
The Golf Committee