The Snowflake Community Golf Course is a unique asset to the community, as it is owned and operated by the Town of Snowflake. Developed as a recreational opportunity for the residents of Snowflake, town management developed the course on land donated by developers, and provides a scenic backdrop to many of the homes in the area, as well as a quiet foreground to the new Snowflake Temple that overlooks the course.
The course averages 29,000 rounds per year, with the majority of those rounds (especially in the months from October to April–approximately 80%) used by “locals.” However, with the growing popularity of the Snowflake Golf Course, the majority of rounds the remainder of the year are used by visitors, who enjoy the economical rates, well manicured greens, and Snowflakes cool summer days.
Golf Pro Steve Schneider
A resident of Snowflake since 1981, Steve came to work with the Town’s golf course under a lease arrangement from 1987-1993. With family members from Snowflake, Steve sees the course as a unique opportunity for the Town to extend the family atmosphere of the community to improve the quality of life for the entire town. Active in the community, Steve has been a Class A member of the PGA America since 1998. With a business degree from Arizona State University, Steve also serves as the coach of the local high school golf team. Together with GCSAA-certified Course Superintendent Mark Wilson and two full-time employees, Steve ensures that the course is always ready for challenging play for the residents and visitors to Snowflake. “It’s our goal that the citizens feel that this is ‘their course’”, says Steve, “and from our groundskeeping to our programs, we’ve structured the course to support that.”