Vistal Golf Course Slated for Residential Development
Greg Leicht, the general manager at Vistal, said the course officially closed June 1 and that by this month (September), even the remaining skeleton staff would be gone. “The developers are almost done liquidating.”
Scottsdale-based Grayhawk Development has owned the property for many years, operating it as an 18-hole championship golf course. Built abutting South Mountain Park, the 140-acre parcel was rezoned for up to 550 homes, according to a description on the developer’s Web site.
In mid-June, Grayhawk announced that it is partnering with CCMC to provide pre-development consulting services for the planned golf community. CCMC has offices throughout the west including in Scottsdale, and multiple locations in Texas and Colorado. The property management company has projects throughout the Southwest and the Midwest.
CCMC and Grayhawk have worked together for more than 18 years, and this is their fourth project together, according to an announcement by CCMC.
Efforts to contact Patricia Perna, Grayhawk’s point person on development and construction, were unsuccessful.
Leicht said that he is unsure of the development timeline, but knows that the property has significantly more value as the location for “nice, single-family homes” than it does just as a golf course. “We always knew it was going to become a housing development,” Leicht said. “We were expecting this to happen at some point.”
The course was redesigned and rebuilt in 2000 by PGA Tour Services in collaboration with PGA Tour players Tom Lehman, Billy Mayfair and Howard Twitty It reopened in 2001 and has operated since as par-71 course.