Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial Country Club


Open For Business In Arizona

January 21, 2009

This may not be the ideal time to open a golf club charging $225 a round, but the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club near Tucson had little choice in the matter. The course is complete -- just in time to host the WGC-Accenture Match Play next month -- so they might as well swing open the doors and see how it goes. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course, with three nines, will be open to the public until October, reports The Explorer. After that it's just for guests of the proposed 250-room hotel and buyers of luxury homesites nearby.

That, at least, is the plan.

-- P.F.