Encanterra Country Club
Fall has arrived and we are starting to see some of our Seasonal and International Members return to Encanterra. We’re very excited for the upcoming season. The overseeding of the Golf Course is underway along with the annual maintenance on the pools.
We have several events planned coming up over the next couple months and we are starting off with Fall Craft Beer Week, October 11-19! We have an exciting week planned, featuring all kinds of fun promotions and events for Encanterra Beer Lovers. Mark your calendars and join in the fun! Check MTL for a list of all Fall Craft Beer Week events. Also keep an eye out for new fall specials heading to Palma Kitchen + Tap! We will also be redoing the Tapas at The Algarve menu very soon.
I would like to take a moment to share the challenges we are having as it relates to staffing, not only in food & beverage but in many departments. Food & Beverage is down six back of house team members. Club Maintenance is short five, and Golf Maintenance is currently trying to recruit eight team members. The Sports Shop and Outside Services are staffing up during the overseed closure to prepare for winter. This challenge is not specific to Encanterra and many businesses in hospitality and many other industries are experiencing similar challenges.
The goal of sharing the details of our current staffing shortage is to provide transparency to our Members. With transparency comes knowledge and with knowledge comes perspective. The team we have is working very hard to provide the experience you’ve all come to love here at Encanterra, and I kindly ask you all to exercise patience and understanding. I am grateful for the team that we have and their commitment to our Membership, and I sincerely appreciate your patience, gratitude, and understanding of the current situation. We’re actively recruiting and working to get these positions filled as quickly as possible, but until then, our amazing team will continue to serve you all to the best of their abilities.
We are incredibly pleased to introduce our new Director of Golf, Damian Lane-Lehew. Damian started on September 27, and he comes to us with a perfect combination of experience and enthusiasm.
Most recently, Damian was with the team at Tatum Ranch Golf Club, and before that he held important roles with Gallery Golf Club located north of Tucson and Seville Golf & Country Club here in our area. Damian comes highly recommended by team members within BlueStar along with others in our extended network, and we expect him to settle in quickly and help prepare us for the coming season.
Damian has Valley and PGA roots (his grandfather has been a teaching professional in town for many, many years). He and his wife Nicole enjoy many hobbies beyond golf, including scuba diving, cooking, and spending time with their two rescue pups, Milo and Cayde.
Please join us in welcoming Damian to the team.
Golf Course Conditions
Summer is ending, and the fall season is upon us. It was nice to have a monsoon season this year as Encanterra received over 11 inches of rain this season. While the rains have helped with the summer transition and aiding with the Bermuda grass spreading and filling in, it has created a lot of growth and the Golf Maintenance Team is working hard to get caught up on the trimming. When we get the quick rainfall, it creates washouts in the areas between the houses and the golf course leaving mud and debris on the cart paths. Alex and his team worked hard to clean the damage up, although this has put the team behind in some areas, mainly the trimming of the landscape. The team will be working on catching up, although this may take several weeks before we are back on schedule.
October means it’s time to transition to the “winter grass” or Rye grass. This transition is done by lowering the heights on the Bermuda grass and almost forcing the Bermuda into dormancy. This will help by opening it up to provide a seedbed for the new Rye grass. Members will notice the grass change to a Tan or “Blonde” look on the Bermuda. The Rye grass is then overseeded into the Bermuda and water is run throughout the day until the new grass germinates. The Golf Course will be closed through October 29 for the process and will be cart path only for approximately three weeks after reopening.
The bunker renovation work is complete, with new liner and sand in all the green side bunkers on Holes 1, 2, 4, 10, 11 (back bunker only), 12, 14, 17, 18. These bunkers will be a vast improvement, but will require a different bunker shot than the old bunkers as the sand is a softer blend without any soil contamination.
Our Lifestyle team is gearing up for the upcoming holidays and have several big events planned!
Members can now find on MTL a calendar listing available of all planned events and activities from October 2021 through April 2022! This includes concerts, offsite trips, comedy shows, jukebox bingo and much, much more. Tickets for events will go on sale six weeks in advance to give all Members the same chance to register for participation.
Want to see all events happening in October? Click here to view all of October’s events.
Alvea Spa & Mossa Athletic Club
Tabalyn Dosier and her team are gearing up for an exciting month ahead. Starting off with new Spa Specials that are valid through November 30.
Mossa Athletic Club has new hours of operation:
Monday – Friday | 5:30am-8:00pm
Saturday – Sunday | 6:00am-6:00pm
Please click here (PDF) for the October Movement Calendar.
The Mossa Athletic Club has a new Evening Flow Yoga Class with Alli on Mondays at 5:30pm. Stay tuned for information on Gait-to-Gate starting November 1!
Mark Alexander and his team have been busy over the last month, working on the following projects:
Repaired under counter refrigerator door in Explorations
Resurfaced lap pool deck
Repaired audio issue in Mallorca for microphone and computer hook ups
Replaced walk-in cooler door gasket
Performed maintenance and replaced water filters on ice machines
Repaired main door panic bar at the Alvea Spa entry
Repaired flip top refrigerator on the main cook line
Removed tree root from the sewer line
Replaced all ceiling fans
Installed weir baskets and removed all weir doors from the simmers
Performed maintenance and replaced water filters on ice machine
Replaced pump motor on the hot tub filter
Installed sound panels above the garage doors in the Santorini’s Studio
Repaired chlorine auto feeder pump
Installed weir baskets and removed all weir doors from the simmers
Oiled evaporative cooler blower wheel bearings and replace pump motor for makeup air
Performed maintenance and replaced water filters on ice machine
Solaz repairs to be completed during overseed closure:
Rain pool and chlorine wash pebble tech
Water line tile repair
Replace broken negative edge tiles (broken by rocks being tossed)
Replaced burned out pool lights
Deep clean grout in the bathrooms
Repaint all wrought iron handrails
Replace all pool rail covers
Replace the sand in the Solaz pool and hot tub filters
Repair stucco and repaint column bases
Replace base tile at the hot tub columns
Pressure wash pavers
Replace beach entry grates
Pressure wash and repaint cool deck
Perform preventive maintenance and repair all fireplaces and fire pits
Explorations paint and refresh
Refinish wood floor in Grand Living Room
Flat roof recoat
While you are enjoying the Club, if you see any issues, please take a photo of the matter with your phone and email our Facilities Maintenance Manager Mark Alexander at email@example.com.
Club Advisory Committee
We are looking for a couple of Members to volunteer to serve on The Club Advisory Committee. If you’re interested. please click here (PDF) to download and fill out the form. Once complete, please email it to Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is The Club Advisory Committee?
The Club Advisory Committee (CAC) meets roughly eight times a year. The topics of discussion will include items specifically related to the Club. The CAC will not be discussing subjects related to the HOA, Shea, the Welcome Center or other items that are unrelated to Club’s oversight. The committee is made up of a well-rounded collection of Members that represents the breadth of owner and Member types we have in the community.
We thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the Club and we look forward to seeing you at all our October events and activities.
Club General Manager
Encanterra Community Association
Greetings from your Encanterra Community Association Team!
Fall has finally arrived in Arizona, and I know we’re all ready for the cooler temperatures after the long, hot, and wet summer we experienced!
Thank you to those that have reached out and welcomed me so warmly to the community, I’m excited to be a part of this amazing community and team! Should you have any questions or concerns that I may be able to assist with, please do not hesitate to reach out 480.306.7743 or via email at GBeaulac@AssociatedAsset.com.
Fall Overseeding & Landscape Update:
The BlueStar Landscape team started the overseed process on all turf areas throughout the community around mid-September. To ensure the seed can germinate, it is very important to keep the turf areas damp once the seed has been spread. We kindly ask that you keep off the turf for the next couple of weeks while the winter Rye grass establishes itself.
Routine checks of the turf areas will be performed over the next few weeks to ensure irrigation is working correctly and not leaking or over spraying onto sidewalks or streets. If you notice an excessive amount of water pooling or accumulating where it shouldn’t, please reach out to your association management team.
You may have noticed that most, if not all, yellow bells and orange jubilees in the community are looking a bit distressed. This is due to an infestation of the larvae of the Sesame Leaf Roller Moth. Once we are through the transformation process of these moths, the landscape team will be cutting back all of the yellow bells and orange jubilees as they have had success with these plants coming back to life once they are cut back. We just need to wait for nature to run its course.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while the landscape team has been working diligently to make necessary erosion repairs, perform plant trimmings, and general storm clean up the past couple of months. There are multiple areas throughout the community that still need plant removals/replacements and erosion repairs. The team is working to get this accomplished as quickly as they can.
The Board of Directors will be reviewing proposals for plant removal/replacement for various areas around the community the first week of October.
It is our goal to achieve an approximate seven-week rotation schedule throughout the community. If there is an area of concern such as an irrigation leak, tree damage, etc., or other landscaping questions, please contact the Association Office directly at 480.306.7743 and provide us with as much information as possible (location/address/lot number) so we can ensure your concern is properly addressed.
Affordable Pest will continue spraying the common areas along the walking paths. You may see them in the early morning hours treating common areas and retention areas. They will be helping us identify potential areas of concern to help reduce the population.
Please keep in mind, this alone will not prohibit or eradicate the mosquitos, and ask that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and family. One of the ways you can help is to ensure that you do not have standing water on your lot, in empty fountains, and water features or keep them running so there is circulation.
Street Lights & Path Lights:
We’ve had several Members reach out recently concerning street lights and path lights not working. We have two different types of lights in the community, those that the association is responsible for the maintenance of and those that are SRP’s responsibility to maintain. If you notice a light out in your area that has a pole number in yellow stickers that’s approximately seven feet up on the pole, that is SRP’s responsibility. Please snap a photo or note the pole number and the closest address so we can report this to SRP. If there is not a pole number, these lights are the association’s responsibility, all we need is the closest address or cross street to have our electrician service these lights.
Neroli & Good Life Gate Updates:
The device reader at the Neroli Gate, located at Kenworthy & Neroli, hasn’t been working as it should. I’m happy to announce that the repairs have been completed and the device reader is now 100% functional.
The Board of Directors recently approved a proposal to extend the paver drive at the Good Life Gate. Unfortunately, like everything else right now, there is a 10-12 week delay in getting the additional pavers needed to extend the paver drive in this location. We anticipate the extension being completed mid to end of December.
Gate Access Devices:
As a reminder, there is currently a shortage of gate access devices due to the national microchip shortage. We ask that, unless absolutely necessary, those that already have gate access devices in their possession refrain from requesting additional devices at this time. We anticipate getting a shipment of the windshield stickers in late November, headlamp stickers in January, and the handheld devices in May 2022. During this time, we ask that Members utilize access codes and their Club Membership Cards to gain access to the community. We appreciate everyone’s understanding while we work through this.
Each month, many new Members are moving in and our updates are just one way to stay connected and share information.
Please take a look at your coach lights (lights on either side of your garage door) to ensure both are lit at night. Our over-night courtesy patrol does a wonderful job at notifying us when lights are out but we don’t like sending those letter to Members!
Whether you walk or bike on the many walking paths around the community please remember to be courteous to fellow Members/residents! Pet’s are required to be on a leash and we ask that you pick up after your pet while walking/biking in the community.
Encanterra Community Association Contacts:
Welcome Center Hours: 6:00pm to 8:00pm Daily – 480.621.7282
Please keep in mind that although our Welcome Center Hostess Team is onsite with Association staff, they are unable to assist you with Association business.
After hours emergency (community water leak or gate malfunction): 602.647.3034 or 866.516.7424
For assistance in setting up your automatic payments or invoicing questions, you may contact AAM Customer Service at 602.906.4940 / 866.516.7424 / email@example.com