HEBER CITY, UTAH (October 20, 2022) – Red Ledges’ Director of Agronomy Pat Christoffer has been named the “Superintendent of the Year” by the Utah Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA). Christoffer was recognized during the GCSA’s awards banquet in Wendover, Nev. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
Christoffer, a 25-year golf industry veteran, has been with Red Ledges since its inception, as he literally watched the Nicklaus Design team move earth to carve out the fairways and shape the greens of the community’s 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in 2007. Today, he still oversees the original 18-hole course, as well as the 12-hole, par-3 Jack Nicklaus Golf Park that opened in 2016. Located in the Heber Valley on the eastern edge of the Wasatch Mountains, Heber City and Red Ledges receive less than 16 inches of precipitation annually. Working in concert with Mother Nature is a vital part of Christoffer’s job. He is known throughout the golf industry for his water management efforts and extremely limited use of pesticides and fertilizers, yet still producing pristine Bentgrass fairways for members’ enjoyment.
“I am fired up about being named Superintendent of the Year – what a great award! Not just for me but for all the folks that have helped build our maintenance program into something special and unique,” said Christoffer. “We operate a program centered on integrity, creativity, and effort – I suppose this award means those little things matter. What an awesome piece of recognition for everyone at Red Ledges.”
Each year the Utah GCSA recognizes a superintendent, assistant superintendent and industry salesperson for their exceptional work. Winners are not only exceptional turf managers but are also active in chapter activities, developing their staff, being a team player, and are champions in growing the game of golf. Winners are chosen by the current Utah GCSA Board of Directors based on the number of nominations and justifications provided.
Red Ledges resort community features spectacular scenery and mountain living in relaxed luxury, minutes from Park City, Utah. With world-class amenities for every season, Red Ledges offers an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and first-of-its kind family-friendly Golf Park, tennis and pickleball programing, an active member ski club, and an equestrian center. The luxurious clubhouse features a full-service restaurant and bar, signature sports shop, fitness club, and serene pool.
Red Ledges’ club operations are managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. For more information on Red Ledges, visit www.redledges.com.
About Red Ledges
Red Ledges is a premier private recreational mountain community in Heber Valley, Utah, that features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course; a family and pet friendly 12-hole, par-3 Jack Nicklaus Golf Park; the Jim McLean Golf School; the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School; a swim and fitness club; Kid’s Club; Equestrian Center; Juniper Grill restaurant; and a multi-generational resort-style pool with water playground, a 144-foot waterslide, a poolside bar and grill and well-appointed locker rooms. Spanning nearly 2,000 acres in Utah’s Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, Red Ledges offers 1,200 estate home sites and thoughtfully designed homes with dramatic views of the unique red rock formations and surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks.
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