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Historic layout attached to Grand Canyon University to receive an $8 million makeover

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Grand Canyon University (GCU), a private Christian university, has assumed management of Maryvale Golf Course, a municipal facility owned by the City of Phoenix. The university agreed to invest $8 million to revitalize the worn-out course, which has lost money in recent years. Scottsdale-based architect John Fought has been hired to revamp the layout, with Duininck Golf as the contractor. The course closed for reconstruction on Jan. 15. A fall 2015 opening is expected.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced today that proceeds raised through the 2015 WM Phoenix Open will help them surpass the $100 million mark in charitable giving. The exact charity dollars from the 2015 tournament are still being calculated and will be announced in a few months, but Tournament Chairman Danny Calihan verified that this year’s tournament has raised at least $7 million for local charities.