HEBER CITY, UTAH (October 20, 2022) – Red Ledges‘ Director of Agronomy, Pat Christoffer, was named “Superintendent of the Year” by the Utah Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA). Christoffer was recognized at the GCSA Awards Banquet in Wendover, Nevada on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
Christoffer, a 25-year golf industry veteran, has been with Red Ledges since its inception, as he literally watched the team at Nicklaus Design move the earth to dig the fairways and shape the greens at Jack Golf Course. Nicklaus Signature 18 hole community course in 2007. Today it still oversees the original 18 hole course, as well as the 12 hole, par 3 Jack Nicklaus Golf Park which opened in 2016. Located in the Heber Valley, east of the Wasatch Mountains, Heber City and Red Ledges receive less than 16 inches of precipitation annually. Working in concert with Mother Nature is an essential part of Christoffer’s work. It is known throughout the golf industry for its water management efforts and extremely limited use of pesticides and fertilizers, while producing pristine creeping bentgrass fairways for members to enjoy.
“I’m thrilled to have been named Superintendent of the Year – what a great award! Not just for me, but for everyone who has helped make our maintenance program something special and unique,” said Christoffer. “We run a program that is all about integrity, creativity and hard work – I guess this award means those little things matter. What a tremendous recognition for everyone at Red Ledges.
Each year, the Utah GCSA recognizes a superintendent, assistant superintendent, and industry salesperson for outstanding work. Winners are not only outstanding turf managers, they are also active in Chapter activities, developing their staff, demonstrating teamwork and championing the growth of the game of golf. Winners are chosen by the current Utah GCSA Board of Directors based on the number of nominations and the rationales provided.
The resort community of Red Ledges features spectacular scenery and mountain living in laid-back luxury, just minutes from Park City, Utah. With world-class amenities for every season, Red Ledges offers an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the first family golf park, tennis and pickleball programs, an active member ski club and an equestrian center. The luxurious clubhouse features a full-service restaurant and bar, exclusive sports store, health club, and serene pool.
Club operations at Red Ledges are handled by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. For more information on Red Ledges, visit www.redledges.com.
PICTURE CAPTION: From left to right: Simplot Regional Sales Pat Shear; Pat Christoffer, director of agronomy for Red Ledges; Tyler Sorenson, Turf Equipment and Supply Owner
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Red Ledges is a premier private recreational mountain community in Heber Valley, Utah that features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; a 12-hole, par 3 Jack Nicklaus Golf Park suitable for families and pets; the Jim McLean Golf School; the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School; a swimming and fitness club; Children’s club; Riding stable; Juniper Grill Restaurant; and a multi-generational, resort-style pool with water play area, 144-foot waterslide, poolside bar and grill, and well-appointed locker rooms. Spanning nearly 2,000 acres in Utah’s Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, Red Ledges offers 1,200 real estate sites and carefully designed homes with spectacular views of unique red rock formations and Rocky Mountain peaks. surrounding.
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