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 July 24, 2017

In This Issue
Board of Directors     From Mark     Lifestyle

Board of Directors

It was nice to see a few residents brave the monsoons to attend the Board meeting on Wednesday, July 19.  Reports were all very favorable. The June Financial Report demonstrated a very strong month for Administration, Golf and Food & Beverage and the Master Plan projects are progressing well. The 2018 Budget Development Team is getting under way. Rich Vanier, Jim Cartin, Don Upson, Carlene Rogers, Carol Moreno and Mark Oswald will be working hard over the next several months on behalf of the Association to bring a proposed budget to the community and Board in November. The Election and Volunteer committee has been contacting members to update email addresses in preparation for the 2018 Board Elections utilizing electronic online voting. In addition, the Strategic Capital Planning Committee will be finalizing the content for a Customer Satisfaction Survey for Board approval in August and preparing content for the next Resident Forum on alternative concept ideas for the Bar, Grille, Pro Shop and Kitchen this fall. Finally, the Board approved the June meeting minutes and latest Risk Management Plan

July is National Ice Cream month; so take a moment to enjoy this cold delight! 

Core Value: Maintain honesty, integrity and transparency in everything we do.

The Highlands Board of Directors

From Mark

Mark Oswald
Community Manager

Retiled Pool Shower

Pool users will notice that the heated pool shower has been freshly retiled and has a brand new shower head. Maintenance would like to remind pool users that they should shower before and after their swim; this helps protect the health of the water.

Clubs at the Highlands

Did you know that The Highlands at Dove Mountain is home to over 30 clubs? With so many talented residents, it’s no wonder that we have so many interesting options. From hiking and biking to wine tasting, the arts and more, there is a perfect club for everyone. There are also a number of groups at The Highlands that aim to support our residents during life’s more difficult times, including The Sunshine Support Team, Neighbor to Neighbor, AA and Al-Anon. While many of these groups recess for summer, it’s time to start thinking about joining a new group or taking up a new hobby this fall. Check out the Clubs page in our Lifestyle section. 

Take Responsibility for your Guests

The Highlands is a beautiful gated community with fantastic resort-style amenities; it makes perfect sense that residents enjoy receiving and entertaining guests on the property. What is important to remember is that the owner is responsible for any actions of their guest. The best way to ensure that guests are comfortable and know the rules is to accompany them on the property. Please don’t share your pool code or transponder with guests – accompany them when using our Clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, fitness center, billiards room, etc.  Obviously the Grille and Golf Course are open to the public and there is no need to have a resident present there. Thank you for keeping this in mind as you share the gorgeous amenities and views. 

Walk on The Wildside

New Schedule for Summer

In July, golf will be starting on hole #1 except for the 3rd week of July (17-23) golf will be starting on hole #10. View the map of starting on Hole #1.

In August, golf will be starting on hole #10 except of the 3rd week of August (14-20) golf will be starting on hole #1. View the map of starting on Hole #10.

Click here for rules and details.

News from Community Standards

Good news! The summer rains have arrived. Many of you know that also means that if you haven't put on a preventative treatment, weeds will soon arrive. If you have weeds, please treat and remove them. We will be sending yard cleanup request notices in August.

Please check your yard for dead plants and have them removed as soon as possible. Many agaves had beautiful stems but now are dying.

The summer heat brings out an issue that stinks. If you have a pet, please pick up animal poop from your yard on a daily basis and dispose of it. When you walk your pet, carry a bag for collection of waste and take it home for disposal. 

Please help keep our community beautiful!

HOA Landscape

On Monday, July 24 the HOA landscape crew will be working on the streets. On Wednesday, July 26 we will be on Hole 15. 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


Pandora Larsen

Lifestyle Director

The Free Healthy Habits for Adults classes continue to go well.  The topics for the Tuesday, July 25 class are:  
* Protein: The Body’s Own Superman
* The Skinny on Fat: Reducing Fat in Your Diet
Please call or email me if you would like attend this class.

On Wednesday, August 2 at 3pm, I am hosting a Parkinson's Support Group meeting. Please join me in the Catalina II room.  My goal for this meeting is to get everyone together to learn what the needs of the group will be.  This meeting is open to everyone.

Be well,

Fit Tip
Don’t Diet. Change the order of the letters in the word and Edit what you eat. Make it a lifestyle change toward healthier foods, not a deprivation plan.

Fitness Center Classes
Here is the current fitness schedule and class descriptions

Parkinson's Support Group Forming
Wednesday, August 2 at 3pm in the Catalina II room.  The goal for this meeting is to get everyone together to learn what the needs of the group will be.  This meeting is open to everyone.
Drop-in play starts 6:30am and goes till it gets to warm, usually 9:30am. Thursday evening play and social starts at 5:30pm or 6pm.  Members will receive and email each Thursday with the details on that. Please bring your own refreshments.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis mixed doubles play is 7-9am. Women play Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Men play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Drop-ins welcome any time after 9am.

POP Tennis
Drop-in play on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm weather permitting.  All are welcome! 

Water Aerobics
All fitness levels welcome! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am.

Water Volleyball
Join the fun!  Everyone is welcome. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2-4pm.


Preston Otte
Head Golf Professional

Scheduled Events        

Monday, July 24   Ladies Putting League   3pm

Tuesday, July 25   Sunbird League   6am Tee Times

Tuesday, July 25   Lady Niners   7:30am Tee Times

Wednesday, July 26   Men’s League   7am Fwd Shotgun

Thursday, July 27   Nine and Dine Social Golf and Dinner   3pm Shotgun

Around the Corner

August 3   Golf Course Closed (Greens Verti-cut and Top Dress)

September 7 - 22   Practice Range Closed (Overseeding) 

September 25 - October 15   Golf Course Closed (Overseeding)

October 2, 3 and4   Fall Member Prescott Trip (see below)

July and August Reminders

Smokers: In an effort to help keep our golf course safe and clean, please extinguish cigarettes completely and throw away your butts in the trash. With wind and the hot dry desert all it takes is one amber to create a tragedy. 

Ball Marks and Divots: Everyone, please help keep your course in great shape by fixing your ball mark and repairing your divots. 

Medical Flags: With a number of people driving and parking closer to the greens than 30 feet we would like to remind everyone of the following Medical Flag Policies. 

1) Keep carts at least 30 feet away from the greens

2) Do not drive or park in front of greens or catch areas

3) There is no parking or driving in the following areas:

a. Hole 2 right side of green

b. Hole 10 left side of green

c. Hole 14 left side of green

d. Hole 16 right side of green

e. Hole 7 carts on path only on this hole


Friday night, July 14 – Sunday night, July 16 rain total:

Course average .372”

Course average year to date 6.11”

Golf Course Tee Sheet Schedule for July through September
All play will be 6am single tee start except for a few event days. See the Golf Calendar on the website for special event dates. 
July: Starting times will be on #1 tee, 3rd week of July will be #10 tee
August: Starting times will be on #10 tee, 3rd week of August will be #1 tee

September: Starting times will be on #1 tee, 3rd week of September will be #10 tee

Summer Golf Clinic Schedule

Men/Women Combined Clinic, Wednesdays, 8am

$10 per player. Please visit or call the Golf Shop (579-7000) to sign up.

Session 2

July 26   On Course Management

Session 3

August 2   Putting

August 9   Chipping

August 16   Bunkers

August 23   Full Swing (Irons)

August 30   Full Swing (Tee Shots)

September 6   On Course Management

Prescott Arizona Golf Trip 2017
October 2-4 (3 days and 2 nights)
Monday, October 2 – Talking Rock (1pm shotgun) $80+ tax
Tuesday, October 3 – Antelope Hills (9am shotgun) $60+ tax
Wednesday, October 4 –Capital Canyon Club (12:30pm shotgun) $75+ tax

** Hotel Change
Hotel ($99/Night group advance discount) Spring Hill Suites Prescott
200 East Sheldon Street, Prescott Arizona 86301 Phone: (928) 776-0998
Complimentary Breakfast, Wireless internet, Indoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Downtown and 2 blocks from Whiskey Road.

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

July Dinner Specials
Tempura Vegetables: Mushroom, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and bell peppers dredged in tempura batter and fried golden brown and drizzled with a tamarind glaze, $9
Chicken and Mushroom Ravioli: Chicken and mushroom ravioli blistered grape tomatoes, served with fresh spinach and herbed chicken broth, $16
Asian Sea Bass: Crusted Asian sea bass filet served with capellini tossed with sauteed asparagus and tomatoes over a garlic cream sauce and a seasonal vegetable, $18
Entrées includes your choice of soup or salad

Winemaker Dinner – View the Menu

Monday, July 24, $80 Inclusive, 5:30pm Ballroom
Summer Delight with Rosés from around the world
Presented by Robert Leopoldi and Hensley Quench 
Call the Front Desk 520.579.9574

Nine and Wine – View the Flyer
Thursday July 27, 3pm Shotgun Start
Nine hole tourney & a tasting on one of our designated holes
Dinner to follow Patio on the Green $20+
Reservations call Golf Pro Shop 579.7000

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

Wednesday “Meet the Chefs” Night
Action Station with Asian Stir Fry , $13+ Adults $9+ Children under 12 
Appetizer and Pizza Menu Available, 50% off house wines bottle selections

Live Music Friday’s at the Grill
July 21, 5:30-7:30pm

Danny Gali - Easy Listening solo guitarist

Open Saturday Evenings in July
Dinner Menu, Appetizers, Pizza

Sunday Brunch Specials

July 23: Cream cheese stuffed French toast with chunky strawberry sauce and choice of side, $9

July 30: Asparagus, Italian sausage, tomato and Swiss cheese omelet with choice of side, $9

Food to Go… Call 579.9583 or 579.8882

Events and Activities

Aileen Fundingsland

Activities Coordinator

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair
I am now taking reservations for our Arts and Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, December 2 from 9am-2pm.  If you are interested in reserving a space for this very popular event, please email me at or call 579-9574.

Sign up now to avoid cancellation.
Coming in August
TAD Management Presents
Elvis, Celebrating the Legend 40 Years After His Death
Friday, August 11, 7pm, $22pp

It’s been 40 years since the king of rock ‘n’ roll went to heaven… yet the music and memory of Elvis Presley lives on through this incredible salute starring Chance Tinder and Project Presley!
Chance is a multi-award winning “Elvis Presley Tribute Artist” with more than 25 years in the “Elvis Entertainer Business.” He has been a part of the Elvis Presley phenomenon since the late 1980s, when he was first discovered in Southern California by none other than Bill Medley of the musical super duo “The Righteous Brothers.”


Weekly Schedule

There are no meetings scheduled for the coming week.

View the menu.

Grille & Bar Hours

Brunch 8am-2pm
Bar till 6pm

Lunch 10am-2pm
Bar till 6pm

Lunch 10am-2pm
Billy’s Burger Night 5-7:30pm

Lunch 10am-2pm
Dinner Action Station “Asian Stir Fry” 5-7:30pm

Lunch 11am-2pm
Bar till 6pm

Friday and Saturday
Lunch 10am-2pm
Dinner 5-7:30pm

Snack Bar
Monday thru Sunday

Beverage Cart
Saturday and Sunday

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