The City of Farmington has issued a Request for Proposals for a qualified design firm to work on a new irrigation system at the Pinon Hills Golf Course.
That 18-hole course, located at 2101 Sunrise Parkway on the northeast side of the city, is one of the most popular golf venues in the southwest and has regularly received praise in such publications as Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
Owned and operated by the city, Pinon Hills was designed by the architectural firm of Finger, Dye, and Spann of Houston and built largely through revenue from a voter-approved gross receipts tax.
It was opened in the fall of 1989.
Through the years the city, which also runs the nearby Civitan Golf Course, has not only maintained the property but spearheaded such improvement projects as the building of a new pump station in 2014.
Now Farmington wants to replace the course’s original irrigation system with a new one, and is asking for a design firm to lay out a plan for the project.
The work will include mapping the entire course, and creating a schematic design identifying pumping requirements, pipe distribution, and flow rates.
Additional project work will center on the creation of irrigation drawings documenting the property’s annual water usage, sprinkler coverage, and mainline routing.
Also required: a design for cart path routing.
The RFP has a submission deadline of October 1.
By Garry Boulard
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