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Chandler, Arizona

1912 was a big year for Arizona. Still a territory at the time, Arizona officially became the 48th state on February 14, 1912, and that same year Dr. Alexander J. Chandler founded a small town just southeast of Phoenix.  Naming it after himself, Dr. Chandler had big plans for his little town hoping to create a “jewel in the desert.”  Dr. Chandler believed his town could one day become a totally planned community and an oasis in the desert where the rich and famous would flock.  Hiring architect Arthur Burnett Benton, who was an authority on California mission design, the construction on the resort began and when it opened in 1913 the original San Marcos Resort had 35 guest rooms, a lobby, dining room, ballroom, and a full range of resort amenities like golf, horseback riding, and polo. One of the design accents that became a trademark feature of the resort was the construction of pergolas, which framed almost the entire structure. To this day, the resort remains one of the best examples of integrated Mission Revival design in Arizona.

The 100-acre golf course was built in 1913 and was seeded with Bermuda grass, making it the first green grass golf course in Arizona. Fifteen years later in 1928 the course was redesigned and was built to include a sprinkler system. After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation in 2014, today the 18-hole San Marcos Golf Course sits on 90 well-manicured acres and includes a state-of-the-art irrigation system that produces premium playing conditions year-round, expanded lakes, new tee boxes, reconstructed bunkers with new sand, and green enlargements on a handful of holes. The result is a strategically-diverse and visually stunning layout that makes for an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all playing abilities.