Vision Statement
The Highlands' vibrant, fun, friendly and caring lifestyle offers a high quality golf experience and abundant amenities and services.
Nestled in the distinctive Sonoran desert, with our superb financial condition, we are the gated
active adult community of choice in Southern Arizona.

For The Week of October 23, 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors     Architectural Landscape Committee (ALC)

Board of Directors

efully, they will go back down next week!

The Highlands Board of Directors

Website Redesign Update

Here's a sneak peek - coming soon!  Don't forget to set up your login information so you're ready. 

Website Redevelopment Team

Architectural Landscape Committee (ALC)

As homeowners return to The Highlands

Common Area Committee (CAC)

View Management Application Request Deadline and Schedule

The next cycle for Common Area Committee view management application review starts on November 9 with applications due November 2, 2017 for Holes 1, 2 and 3.  This will be the first meeting of the CAC for the 2017-2018 season at which time this first set of applications will be reviewed for completeness. The projects will then be inspected by the committee and voted on at the December meeting.  CAC meetings occur at 2PM the first Thursday of the month (except for January 2018 the meeting is the second Thursday) through May in the Tortolita Room.  Applications should be turned in at the HOA office.    

Important: The CAC review process is strictly for work to be completed by pre-qualified landscapers for view management and tree removal. However, if a resident wants staff to do minor trimming of trees or other vegetation, they should instead contact HOA staff to make an appointment with George Berg, who will review the request for incorporation into the normal staff property maintenance schedule.

Click here for the season's View Management schedule.

From Mark

Mark Oswald

Community Manager


2018 Community Budget Presentation

The final recommended budget plan will be ready for Community Presentations scheduled for November 2 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Dove Mountain Ballroom.   All residents are encouraged to attend. The Board approval for the final 2018 budget is planned for the November 15 Board meeting.

The Highlands Rated Excellent by Pima County Health

The Highlands at Dove Mountain received its third straight Excellent Rating from Pima County Health Department! This is a great accomplishment - it only takes one minor infraction to not get the Excellent rating.  Great job Claudette, Chef Bobby and the entire F&B Team.

New Resident Mixer

Thursday, November 9, 4-6pm, Dove Mountain Ballroom

All new residents to The Highlands (purchased in the last year or so, finally settled in, or a new renter) are welcome to join in the fun.

Wine, beer, iced tea and hors d’oeuvres are on the house!  No program, just a great casual opportunity to meet other new residents.  RSVP by November 3 - email the names of those attending to or contact the front desk.

Organized by the Lifestyle Marketing Team 

Busy Time Around the Pool and Spa – Spa Opening October 23

The demo work for the spa re-plastering project began on September 22.  Tiles were set on September 25, with re-plastering completed on September 27.  We have patiently waited for the plaster to cure over the last three to four weeks.  While we have received feedback from residents regarding the timing of this closure, unfortunately the logistics of the re-plastering required us to wait until temperatures cooled. Enjoy the enhanced spa when it reopens on September 23! 

The pool and spa deck was also freshly re-coated last week on Thursday and Saturday.

Just as a reminder:  The Pool temperature is set at 85 degrees year round, and the Spa is set at 103 to 104 degrees (not to exceed 104 degrees).

Work Continues on PIckleball Courts  

Pickleball construction is looking great and the digging phase is nearing completion. The project is at the post hole stage, and the contractor has encountered a layer of very hard rock and bedrock; it is estimated that the posts will be set by next week. While you are waiting to play on the great new courts, why not stop by the Bar and Grill and grab a bite off the new menu? 

Slow Down Please…

Now that everyone is returning back from summer travels and The Highlands gets busier again, please remember to stop at stop signs and drive less than 25 MPH in the community.  This includes golf cars and bicycles.

Send Guests, Contractors to Main Gate 

Please remember that the Main Gate should be the main point of entrance for visitors to the community. If you are expecting guests, handymen, housekeepers, landscapers or any other service providers or deliveries, thank you for instructing them to report first to the Main Gate to avoid frustration. Navigation systems direct the general public and most all delivery drivers to the South Gate.  Drivers on Dove Mountain Blvd. traveling north see first the street sign of Heritage Gateway at the South Gate and misinterpret this street as our main entrance.

Your guest or contractor will be issued a pass. If you have any questions, our security staff at the Main Gate can be reached at 579-2458.  For security reasons it is very important that no vehicles (residents or contractors) attempt to ‘piggy back’ through the gate when it is open for another vehicle.

Garages Must Be Used for Vehicle Storage

As a reminder, if you plan to leave for the community for an extended period, our CCR’s Section 11.12, Vehicles D. state “no conventional passenger vehicle……may be dismantled, rebuilt, repaired, abandoned, stored, disabled, serviced or repainted on any lot outside of the lot’s garage.” Please make other provisions for storing your vehicle.

HOA Landscape

On Monday, October

George Berg, Landscape Supervisor

Certified Arborist  WE10508A

The Highlands at Dove Mountain


Pandora Larsen
Lifestyle Director

adult parent/guardian or resident at all times.)


Preston Otte
Head Golf Professional

Scheduled Events  

Temporary Medical Flags (Yellow)
Golfers, please return any yellow medical flags back to the golf shop. Those are temporary flags for daily use. If you are in need of a permanent medical flag, please see Preston in the golf shop. Medical flag recipients are for those who have registered and qualify under the policy rules. Assigned medical flags are RED and cost $40. 

Golf Course, Putting Green and Short Game Area Closed for Overseed
Beginning Monday, September 25, these areas will be closed for seeding.  The most difficult and time consuming part of seeding is preparing the seed bed.  This requires scalping down and removing all that beautiful bermuda grass over 40+ acres so there is a place for the winter seed to go.  This part of the process takes 3-4 days with all hands on deck.  During this time, the driving range will be open, but on mats until the turf is healthy enough for us to hit off of.  

Overseed Practice Range Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Open first light
Tuesday & Thursday – Open 8am

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Closes at dark
Monday – Closes at 5:30pm for mowing preparation
Wednesday – Closes at 4:30pm mowing preparation and desert ball removal

Demo Clubs
We need to return our Callaway Demo Clubs for credit to get the new inventory. Please return any demo clubs you have as soon as possible. Thank you!

2017-2018 Clinic Schedule   Click here for the schedule.

Men’s Clinics: Thursdays, 9am

Womens Clinics: Thursdays, 10:30am

$10 per player, each clinic is limited to 14 players

Please visit or call the Golf Shop (579-7000) to sign up 

Session 1

November 2   Putting

November 9   Chipping

November 16   Bunkers

November 23   Full Swing (Approach Shots)

November 30   Full Swing (Tee Shots)

December 7   Full Swing (Course Mgmt)

Session 2

December 14   Putting

December 21   Chipping

January 4   Bunkers

January 11   Full Swing (Approach Shots)

January 18   Full Swing (Tee Shots)

January 25   Full Swing (Course Mgmt)

Session 3

February 1   Putting

February 8   Chipping

February 15   Bunkers

February 22   Full Swing (Approach Shots)

February 27   Full Swing (Tee Shots)

March 8   Full Swing (Course Mgmt)

Food and Beverage

Claudette Halpern

Food & Beverage Director

Bar and Grille Hours

Sunday 8am-6pm
Monday through Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 10am-6pm   *No Dinner Service 
All Saturdays have a special event through the end of the year.

Lunch Specials: Daily Chef’s Choice

Soup of the Day: Chef’s Choice

Fridays in the Bar and Grille
Complimentary Appetizer served in the Bar from 3:30-5:30pm
The first Friday of every month, join us in the bar for live entertainment from 4:30-7:30pm. Enjoy the sounds of “Mr Smooooth” Darwin Evolution on Friday, November 3.

Dinner Service Monday - Friday: 4:30-7:30pm

Homestyle Mondays:  Full Menu Service and Two Specials
* Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the cob with biscuit and gravy, $15+
* Highlands Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and country brown gravy, $13+

Highlands Burger Night: Full Menu Service and Two Burger Specials with your choice of side
* Southern Fried Burger with fried egg, smoked gouda cheese, fried leek rings topped with our tangy BBQ sauce, $12+
* Roadrunner Burger  with fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli, cured bacon and jalapeno marmalade, $12+

Wednesday - Friday: Full Menu Service
Chef’s Choice Daily Specials Lunch and Dinner

October's Special Events and Activities
Monday, October 23: Highlands Golf Nine and Dine, Patio on the Green 5-7:30pm
Sunday, October 29: HCGA Golf Dinner, Ballroom 4:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, October 31: Hallowe’en Costume Party, Ballroom 6:30-9pm

Events and Activities

Aileen Fundingsland

Activities Director


Bingo is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at 3pm in the Ballroom.

The Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for Thursday, October 26 in the craft room from 7:30-11am.  

Shopping Day at The Highlands

New Image Fashions will be here on Friday, October 27 from 9am-2pm in the Ballroom.  They will be bringing over 8,000 brand new Early Fall and Holiday Fashions. 20%-75% off retail prices.  

Dove Mt. Birders at The Highlands Bird Walk

November 2, 8-10am

Join us in walking along the golf cart path as we look at birds in our community.  We are a welcoming group of birders at various experience levels.  We learn from each other!

Please join us, Thursday, November 2.  We will meet at 8am at the far NE corner of The Highlands Clubhouse parking lot.   Bring binoculars, hat, water, and a bird book if you like.  Since there may be butterflies lingering in the area, we will also identify any butterflies we see!  Questions?  Michele, 520.744.6521

Salsa Tasting on the Patio on Sunday, October 22 from 4-6pm on the Patio. 

Please join us for a fun afternoon the patio for a salsa tasting and meet our new Chef “Bobby” Kimball.  Along with the salsa tasting, residents will enjoy a Margarita tasting.  Plan on stating afterwards for an a la carte Mexican Menu from 4:30-7pm in the Bar and Grille. 

We will have a community Shred-It Day on Saturday, October 28 from 9-11am in the circular drive in front of the clubhouse.  $5 per banker’s box.  We would also suggest that you bring a non-perishable food item for the Marana Food Bank.

The Halloween Costume Party will take place on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:30-9pm.  We will have a DJ and Tasty Treats, cash bar and appetizers.  There will be prizes for the most original costume, best couple and best Halloween themed.  Enter a carved pumpkin for a chance to win another great prize.

Our Annual Garage Sale that takes place in the parking lot will be on Saturday, November 11 from 8am-Noon.  This will be a community wide garage sale with all of Dove Mountain.   Set-Up time is 7pm.  Cotton Blossom will come and pick up whatever you do not want to take home with you.  The cost is $15 for a table and they are on sale now.  Sign up at the front desk.  

Tickets Are On Sale Now

Rock Me Gently

Friday, November 10.  Music by Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, James Taylor and many more.  $22pp Resident

Tribute Concert, Donna Summers

Friday, November 17, $22pp resident.

Rhinestone Country

Thursday, November 30.  Music by Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain and many more.

Weekly Schedule
Wednesday, October 11
Election and Volunteer Committee, 3pm, Catalina II Room

Thursday, October 12
Financial Affairs Committee, 8am, Tortolita Room

Board Agenda Setting Study Session, 9:30am, Tortolita Room

View the menu.

Grille & Bar Hours



Monday - Friday 


Dinner Service 4:30-7:30pm



No Dinner Service

Contact Us

Front Desk  579-9574
M-F 7:30am - 4pm

Main Gate  579-2458

Golf Shop  579-7000

Bar & Grille
Banquets  579-8881
Menu To Go  579-9583
Snack bar 579-8882