The measure allows The Refuge golf course owners, longtime Havasu residents Jerry and Cindy Aldridge, to move ahead on construction of a project they first envisioned and presented to the county in 2009.
Nestled on the banks of Lake Havasu the Motorcoach Resort at the Refuge Golf & Country Club sits on 170 acres on the north-end of Lake Havasu City adjacent to Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
Featuring an 18-hole golf course, The Refuge Luxury Motorcoach Resort, is a $17 million development. With only 107 sites, the resort design maintains the elegant, country club feel Refuge members have always prized, according to a news release.
The Aldridges have previously completed the 18-hole golf course, negative-edge resort pool, fitness center, Pilates/Yoga room, state-of-the-art pro shop, a 300-seat event pavilion, spa treatment rooms, and Clubhouse restaurant, lounge, and piano bar that hums both day and night.
On the social side, The Refuge offers wine tastings, live music and entertainment, crafts, karaoke, game nights, member events, golf tournaments, and clinics, tours of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, dances, and casino tours.
“I founded Coach Net Roadside Assistance in one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the Southwest, Jerry Aldridge said in a news release.
“Now, Cindy and I are taking our award-winning customer service skills to a new level with a luxury RV destination unrivaled in the resort industry.”
The Motorcoach Resort is scheduled for completion in October.
Motorcoach owners who enjoy golf and the country club lifestyle are invited to come now to tour the facility, play a round of golf using our Member-for-a-Day package, and preview the Club’s amenities. Onsite, overnight parking is available.
The Refuge Golf and Country Club is easily accessible, situated along the Colorado River and Lake Havasu.
The property is located between I-10 and I-40 off Highway 95 in western Arizona, just 30 miles from the California border.
During the county supervisors’ general meeting in Kingman, five proponents of the project addressed the supervisors, and 11 people spoke in opposition of the project, Today’s News-Herald reported.
Those in favor cited reasons of business growth, increased property valuations, and golf course property improvements.
Those opposed cited reasons of decreased property valuations, a down-sized golf course with no ties to Arnold Palmer’s original design, and increased traffic, noise, and crime.
Also during the meeting, Nick Hont, director of county development services, said the flood plain has recently been recalculated with updated technology showing the area of the RV spaces could be removed from the flood plain.
The findings currently are being submitted to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review. The current flood plain is thought to manage a 100-year flood storm event, but new calculations show it’s more relevant for a 500-year flood storm event.
Hont also said the property’s original U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drainage study from 2002 is still valid since no grading or topography of the property has been changed.
The Motorcoach Resort at the Refuge Golf & Country Club
The Refuge Golf and Country Club is located at 3103 London Bridge Road, adjacent to the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, approximately a half mile north of the Lake Havasu City limits.
Situated along the beautiful Colorado River and Lake Havasu, The Refuge Golf & Country Club is located just off of Highway 95 in western Arizona, south of Interstate 40, approximately 30 miles from California
Location: 3103 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405
Mailing Address: P O Box 2460, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405
Phone: (928) 764-1404
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