Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Regional Park will be closing temporarily starting August 17, 2020. This comes after the current operator, Tres Rios Golf LLC., a division of C-Bon International Golf Group (CBIGG), served notice to Maricopa County on July 6, 2020, that they wanted to terminate the contract. The 180-day termination clause in the contract would have meant a closure date in mid-December. As the operator since 2012, the terms of their current contract run through April 30, 2037.
Last week, CBIGG notified the County it was planning to close Tres Rios Golf Course effective Monday, August 17. CBIGG has cited an on-going loss of revenue as the reason for their desire to terminate the lease. Throughout the last month, the County and CBIGG have been informally seeking interest from viable golf course operators to take over without success. The County will now begin a formal process to seek interested parties for a new management agreement.
Over the past several years, many golf courses around the valley have been financially strained, and Tres Rios Golf Course is no exception. CBIGG has kept the County informed about its difficulty generating enough income, despite efforts to market the property.
CBIGG has agreed to provide a minimal level of maintenance over the next three months to maintain the integrity of the turf for a future operator.
Although Tres Rios Golf Course will be closed, the County’s two other golf courses, The 500 Club and Paradise Valley Golf Course, remain open to the public.