New owner to convert 18-hole course to 12 holes

The new owner of Blue Skies Golf Course, in Yucca Valley, California, has set out to end the tyranny of 18-hole golf.

Bill Brehm, Sr. has hired Landscapes Unlimited to rip out the 18-hole, nearly 60-year-old layout at Blue Skies and replace it with a water-conserving, player-friendly 12-hole track that’s been designed by Cary Bickler. Brehm, the owner of the Hi-Desert Star, has suggested that he’s leading “the new revolution in golf,” and his spokespeople are trying to sell the notion that “12-hole courses are a trend now.”

In the golf business, however, those who break with tradition do so at their own peril. Local golfers will decide whether to join the revolution in early 2015, when the new course is scheduled to open.


This should be a good idea since TIME is such a factor for our customers. How does Bill Brehm intend to market his new facility?????

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