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Indian Canyon needs renovation

Indian Canyon Golf Course opened in 1935, a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps and was designed by the legendary H. Chandler Egan, also famous for the prestigious Pebble Beach redesign.

It was the site of the 1945 and 1947 Esmeralda Open with fields that included golf legends Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. At one time Indian Canyon was on the national top 50 public golf course list and a destination site not just for the country but for the world.

Any golfer who has played Indian Canyon knows what a unique experience it is. In the past 20 years he can also attest to the fact that it needs help not just in its functional make up but also in its layout.

Tee boxes are eroding and out of level, the greens all need rework, some holes need to be lengthened and a modern irrigation and sprinkler system is a must in order to protect the city’s unique gem.

The city should follow the example of the county and close the course for a year and renovate, because without an investment, this treasure will soon slip away.

Patrick Hurley


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