A closer look at the par 3 Mountain Shadows Resort course in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and the latest in maintenance and golf course architecture are topics covered in a “Tartan Talks” podcast from Golf Course Industry. The guest is Mountain Shadows golf course architect Forrest Richardson, ASGCA (Forrest Richardson and Associates).

GCI‘s Guy Cipriano and Richardson provide a deep-dive on the renovations of the soon-to-be-reopened Mountain Shadows, the decrease in maintained turfgrass and the great fun that comes from playing a well-designed facility.

Since water remains such a primary concern among golf course architects everywhere – but especially out West – Richardson also gives insight on the changing face of design that drives a positive impact on the environment and host communities.

The complete “Tartan Talks” podcast can be heard here.