Vision Statement
The Highland's 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 May 29, 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors     Architectural Landscape Committee (ALC)
From Mark
Food & Beverage     Events & Activities     Lifestyle

Board of Directors

With our first 100 degree days beginning, it’s time to remind everyone about the heat and hydration. Doesn’t matter if you are on the golf course, playing a racket sport, at the pool, or just out for a walk, make sure you have water. For any outdoor activity sun protection in the form of sunscreen and protective clothing is a must.

Be aware of heat distress warning signs – excessive sweating or lack of sweating, extreme redness of your face, a “clammy” feel to your skin or feeling lightheaded – all are signs of dehydration at some level. Getting into shade, sitting down, have a salty snack and water are still the best recipe for mild dehydration.

If you are playing in a participation sport, keep an eye out for your fellow participants – sometimes you don’t realize that you are in distress but your partner might.  

We all like to enjoy our wonderful desert environment, but we must be aware of the conditions at all times.

The Highlands Board of Directors

Architectural Landscape Committee (ALC)

Is Your Irrigation System Ready for Summer?
Summer is almost here and it’s time to check your irrigation system. Many Highlands residents leave the community for cooler temperatures, which means your plants will be dependent on a properly functioning irrigation system.

Higher water pressure, hot Arizona sun, lightweight pipe and our stone covered yards all contribute to irrigation leaks. Handy homeowners can obtain repair parts at local hardware stores. However if major alterations or repairs are needed, it could be time to think about upgrading your piping system. Heavier grade flex pipe is available, and schedule 40 grade PVC pipe is the gold standard. These materials are also available at most local hardware stores, but do require a little more expertise to install.

To check your system, take a stroll around your yard while the system is on and watch for signs of leaks. Also, bear in mind that those hot summer temperatures mean that irrigation running times need to be extended. Every yard is different but as rule of thumb water output could be doubled by lengthening the time of irrigation.   We recommended your refer to our  watering guide or refer to the U of A watering schedule.

Fewer families living in The Highlands in the summer creates higher water pressures throughout the Dove Mountain area. This is why many leaks appear at this time of year. Be sure that your neighbor or your home sitter watches your yard for signs of leaks, and they know where your shut-off valve is located in case of emergency. If you see a leak, contact the front desk at 579-9574 and the homeowner will be contacted.  Water is an expensive and precious commodity in Arizona – let’s all do our part to conserve it.

Summer Review Schedule
The ALC will meet only once a month in the upcoming months.  Please note the following dates:

Meeting Date
Application Deadline
July 6
June 29
August 3
July 27
September 7
August 31

From Mark

Mark Oswald
Community Manager

Administration Closed May 29 for Memorial Day
Please be advised that the Front Desk and Administration Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day and remembering those that have died in service for their country. The Golf Course, Grille, Clubhouse and Fitness Center will remain open for your enjoyment.

Pool Gate Code Change June 2
The Highlands pool and spa gate code will be changed effective June 2. The new gate code is printed on your June HOA dues statement.  The gate code can also be found on top of each page of the Resident Directory on our website. If you forget the code, please ask staff for the updated numbers.

The Highlands HOA does not condone or employ any enforcement officers that would pull over a vehicle on HOA property for speeding or other driving violations.  If you are asked to pull over or stop by any vehicle within the HOA property you should report the incident to the Marana Police Department.

Pool and Spa Professionally Cleaned
The pool and spa were sparkling clean and ready ahead of schedule after getting a professional tile cleaning on May 23 and 24. During this same period, Maintenance Supervisor John Clemans and Steven Buergey replaced the controllers on the pool and spa; this was a scheduled spring reserve replacement project. Landscape Supervisor George Berg and his team then gave the pool area landscaping a cleanup, adding new flowers and pruning trees and shrubs. Great job, everyone!


New Red Window Sticker for Resident Access at Front Gate
All residents are asked to change over to the new red Highlands stickers by June 1.  The new “red” window decal is to alert the front gate staff of your status as a resident and to gain access into the community through the front gate.  These decals are strictly for resident use and must be permanently affixed to the windshield in the lower left corner.  The front gate attendant still must open the gate for your entry into The Highlands.  The stickers do not automatically open the gate.  If you have not picked up your new red window sticker, please stop by the Front Desk at the clubhouse as soon as possible.  

Inflatables – Yes or No?
The only inflatables permitted in our swimming pool are arm band floats for non-swimmers.  (Non-inflatable life vests are the safest option for non-swimmers.)  Inflatable rings, lounge chairs, mattresses or similar items are not permitted.  The Highlands pool is realistically a “noodle only” pool.

Is Your Online Profile Up to Date?
You can update your information, such as phone numbers and email addresses in the Resident Directory easily. The Edit Your Profile option is just below Resident Directory in the website's menu. (Go to Homeowners > Community News & Directory > Edit Your Profile)  You will be prompted to login. If you have any difficulty stop by HOA Administration and someone will assist you. 

Northwest Fire District Rattlesnake Information
Recently the Northwest Fire District published suggestions to help us avoid rattlesnakes.  Take a moment to review their safety suggestions.

HOA Landscape
On Monday, May 29 the HOA landscape crew will have the day off. On Wednesday, May 31 we will be on Hole 13. Any volunteers who would like to assist us may do so at 7am on either day.

George Berg, Landscape Supervisor
Certified Arborist  WE10508A
The Highlands at Dove Mountain


Preston Otte
Head Golf Professional

Scheduled Events
Monday, May 29   HWGA Ladies Putting League   3pm
Tuesday, May 30   Sunbird League   7am Tee Times
Tuesday, May 30   Lady Niners   8:15am Tee Times
May 31 - June 2   Golf Course Closed (Aeration)   All Day
May 31   Golf Shop Closed (Inventory)   All Day
June 1-2   Golf Shop and Range Open   8am-4pm

Around the Corner
May 31 - June 2   Golf Course Closed (Aeration)
June 3   6am Tee Times Begin
July 13 & 20   Maintenance in the morning. Tee Times start at 1pm
August 3 & 4   Golf Course Closed (Greens Aeration)   
September 7 - 22   Practice Range Closed (Overseeding)
September 25 - October 15   Golf Course Closed (Overseeding)       
October 2, 3 and 4   Fall Member Prescott Trip (see below)

Golf Course Tee Sheet Schedule for May
Go to > Golf > Tee Time Resident > Monthly Tee Time Format (
or click here).

Walk on The Wildside
New Schedule for Summer Starting in May
In May, golf will be starting on hole #1 except for the 3rd week of May (12-21) golf will be starting on hole #10. View the map of starting on Hole #10.
In June, golf will be starting on hole #10 except of the 3rd week of June (19-25) golf will be starting on hole #1. View the map of starting on Hole #1.

And so on… through the months of July and August.
Click here for rules and details.

Nine and Dine “Par-Tee” Golf and Dinner - View the Flyer
Thursday, June 15, 3pm shotgun.
Executive 9 hole course set up with dinner and prizes after play. Sign up today on Chelsea or call the golf shop. $20 inclusive per person + green fees.

Golf Clinic Schedule
Men and Women combined clinics.
Wednesdays starting at 8am.
Session 1

June 7   Full Swing (Tee Shots)
June 14   On Course Management

Memorial Day Sale Going on NOW for the Entire Week
Sale Rack Items - $45 items are now $39, $35 items are now $29. 
Selected number of men’s and ladies shoes will be discounted below member pricing.
Check out the NEW variety of Hats and Shirt-Hat Combo packs.

Prescott Arizona Golf Trip 2017
October 2-4 (3 days and 2 nights)

Mon, Oct 2 –  Talking Rock (1:00 shotgun) $80+ tax
Tues, Oct 3 –  Antelope Hills (9:00 shotgun) $60+ tax  
Wed, Oct 4 – Capital Canyon Club (12:30 shotgun) $75+ tax 
Hotel ($99/Night group advance discount) Hampton Inn & Suites Prescott Valley: 
2901 N Glassford Hill Rd, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Phone: (928) 772-1800
Complimentary Breakfast, Wireless internet, Indoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Neat the Casino, and close to the Mall.

Total Estimated Costs (includes golf, hotel, daily cash game)
~ $655 / couple (does not include food, drink, tax, fees, or my tip) :)
~ $435 / person (single room)
Group Lunch after play at Antelope Hills. Lunch buffet of some sort (included with green fee).
Please email me to let me know if you are interested in attending again this year. We hope to have 40+ people this year. Should be another great trip. :)

Food and Beverage

Claudette Halpern

Food & Beverage Director

On Memorial Day, Monday. May 29, The Highlands Bar & Grille will close early. Lunch will be served until 2pm and appetizers and pizza are available until 4pm. The Bar will close at 4pm.

May Dinner Specials   
Pork Tacos $9, Three (3) Pulled pork tacos with prickly pear relish
Summer Italian Sub: Salami, Prosciutto, Pepperoni and Ham with Lettuce, Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pepperoncini’s splashed with Italian dressing. Choice of a side, $10
Beef Medallions: Beef Medallions with Apple Jack Bacon Marmalade, Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach. Choice of Soup or Salad, $16

Highlands Summer Golf Nine and Dine -
View the Flyer

Thursday June 15, Shot-gun start 3pm
Par 3 Nine Hole Golf Event with Dinner and Prizes

Open Saturday Evenings in May
Dinner Menu, Appetizers, Pizza
Dinner Special: NY Strip, Baked Potato & Seasonal Vegetable
Choice of Soup or Salad $20
Paired by the glass or bottle of 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
and 50th Anniversary 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
$9/Glass $36/Bottle

Breakfast Specials
May 28: Shrimp, tomato, asparagus, and Swiss cheese omelette. Choice of side, $9

Weekly Specials
Monday Night Pizza Night
All pizzas $2 off
Appetizer Menu Available

Tuesday Billy’s Burger Night
1/2 pound burgers cooked to order with sides and much more.
Appetizer and Pizza Menu Available

Wednesday Italian “Meet the Chefs” Night

Action Station with Chef Billy and his crew
$15+ Adults $9+ Children under 12 
Appetizer and Pizza Menu Available
50% off house wines bottle selections

Events and Activities

Aileen Fundingsland

Activities Coordinator

Frolic in the Sun
Come out this summer and play water volleyball with your fellow residents to laugh, have fun and get to know some new people.  Coed play takes place throughout the summer. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2-4pm.  No previous experience is required... just bring your desire to have fun and cool off. 

For all of you who are submitting an article for the July issue of The Highlander, the deadline will be June 5. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendar for Dance Night With Wild Ride
Thursday, June 8, 7pm, $10pp
The Highlands at Dove Mountain comes together again for a fun night of country, fun, and dancing.
Wild Ride has been performing in Southern Arizona for the past eight years. We bring a great mix of old and new country to satisfy everyone’s tastes! George Strait to Florida Georgia Line to Miranda Lambert to Loretta Lynn… we’ve got you covered.
Come on out and have some fun!  Sign up at the front desk or call 579-9574 to reserve your spot.  Seat assignments are available.


Pandora Larsen

Lifestyle Director

Greetings everyone!  Thank you for the warm welcome.  I am grateful to be part of The Highlands team.  My office is in the fitness center.  If you haven’t had the chance to meet me, please come by and say hello!

Memorial Day Schedule
The fitness center will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 5am-9pm.  Please know that the 7am Aerobic Step and 4pm Gentle Yoga classes will take place. Zumba, Tai Chi or Core and More classes on this day have been cancelled.

Organized Doubles for Men’s and Women’s Tennis start time has changed from 8am to 7am for the warm months.

Thank you to all of you who came out to Pop Tennis this past Monday…all 25 of you!  Please join us Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm for Drop-in Pop Tennis.  This is a great opportunity for those of who have been thinking about tennis.

Water Aerobics class is Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am.  The class is open to all fitness levels. Come and join the fun.

Pickleball is going strong!  If you haven’t had a chance to play, head on down to the courts and give it a try.  Beginner classes are on Tuesdays and Thursday at 11:30am.  No equipment needed.  Just bring yourselves.


Weekly Schedule

June 1, Thursday
Architectural Landscape Committee, 8:30am, Catalina I Room

View the menu.

Grille & Bar Hours

Sunday Brunch 8am-2pm
Bar till 6pm

Memorial Day Hours

Monday Lunch 10am-2pm

Bar till 4pm
Tuesday-Saturday Lunch10am-2pm
Dining & Bar till 7:30pm

Daily Monday thru SundaySnack Bar Hours 7am-3pm

Contact Us

Front Desk  579-9574
M-F 7:30am - 4pm

Main Gate  579-2458

Golf Shop  579-7000

Bar & Grille
Banquets  579-8881
Take-Out  579-8882