Riverview Golf Course, the City of Mesa 9-hole Gary Panks designed muni, will host the final rounds of its 25 year history this weekend, closing on Monday March 19 to make way for construction of the new Cubs spring training facility. The City is running a special "1987 Green Fee" price of $10.50 this Saturday and Sunday. I actually attended the opening day ceremonies and played a round on that first day of operation in 1987. The course opened with 9-holes and a plan to expand to 18 after the Loop 101/202 freeway alignments were finalized. As it turned out, the final plan for the freeway did not leave room for that second nine, so the course remained a 9-holer. It was always an affordable and easy to get on after work option. Played many rounds as the sun set. We affectionately named it "RiverPhew" in honor of the adjacent water treatment facility. I'm playing in a tournament Sunday at Dobson, I just may swing by after for one last time. It will be neat to say I played it on opening and closing day. Sad to see it go.
Edited by teejaywhy, 19 March 2012 - 09:18 AM.