Scottsdale Country Club Serves As Launching Pad For Valley's Top Junior Athletes

Top Quote Northwestern University Golfer, Two-Time State High School Tennis Champ Honed Skills Growing Up at Scottsdale Golf Club. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 10, 2012 - Scottsdale, Ariz -Serving as a center point of the North Scottsdale community for over 10 years, several of the Valley's top junior and youth athletes got their start at Scottsdale Golf Club.

    Nicholas Losole was just 10 when he first tee'd off at Scottsdale Golf Club and today has garnered such top recognitions as being named a 2008 Rolex Junior All-American, the nation's 15th ranked player in the 2009 class according to Golf week, and 17th on the American Junior Golf Association circuit. Today, Losole is a top freshman golfer on the prestigious Northwestern University Men's Golf Team.

    Developing his skills under Scottsdale Country Club Junior Golf Program, Losole was a regular participant in the Scottsdale Golf club's youth golf events, activities and tournaments, taking home four The Scottsdale Golf Club Junior Club Golf Championships. Losole's sister, Gina Losole, has also followed in her brother's footsteps recently claiming her second consecutive Arizona 4A-II State High School Tennis Championship.

    A top destination for active families, The Scottsdale Country Club is located at the base of the picturesque McDowell Mountains in the DC Ranch community. Featuring a traditional golf course designed by PGA Pro Tom Lehman, the course is recognized as one of the most well-maintained in the state and offers both advanced players a challenge while allowing beginning players to develop their skills. With ideal conditions to assist junior golfers in building their games, the Scottsdale Golf club's renowned junior golf program offers weekly golf clinics, golf camp, parent/child golf tournaments and more under the direction of former PGA Pro Danny Edwards, the club's Director of Instruction. In addition to golf, The Country Club at DC Ranch offers one of the most active tennis programs for all ages and skill levels, including junior tournaments and social events, player development programs, a junior tennis academy, junior ladder challenges and more.

    "When we joined The Scottsdale Golf Club, nine years ago, we never could have predicted what a positive effect the golf and tennis programs, directors and experiences would have on our kids," said Nick Losole, father of Nicholas and Gina. "We joined because we wanted our kids to grow-up in a great family-friendly environment. The access to excellent facilities and staff gave them a chance to learn, have fun and gain confidence in their abilities."

    Even the youngest of athletes have discovered their passion on the greens at The Scottsdale Country Club. Ten year-old Frankie Capan has been playing golf at the club for 7 years and today has competed in over 100 competitive golf events across the Valley and has clocked 250 rounds of golf competition. Glued to the practice greens at the club, Frankie's parents recall days he would beg his mom bring him lunch and dinner on the greens because he did not want to stop playing. His parents have since installed a practice green in their yard, so he can still practice when not at the club. He looks forward to playing in many future tournaments as he gets older.

    One of the most family-friendly clubs in the North Scottsdale area, in addition to sport offerings, The Scottsdale Golf Club offers an unprecedented calendar of social events for families, couples and professionals. From holiday events such as Easter that bring upwards of 700 guests to the club to the club's annual kids summer camp that offers everything from cooking classes to yoga and music education.

    Memberships at The Scottsdale Golf Club are available to residents and non-residents of the DC Ranch community. Social Memberships start at $5,000. To learn more about membership opportunities, visit or call 480-342-7246.

    About The Country Club at DC Ranch
    The Scottsdale Country Club is North Scottsdale's premier country club, offering an exclusive, yet inviting, lifestyle, social and sporting opportunity for couples, families and professionals. Located at the base of the McDowell Mountains, The Scottsdale Golf Club reflects the history and charm of its beginnings as a desert camp cattle ranch in the early 1900s. Complete with a traditional golf course wrapped in scenic panoramic views and an extensive tennis and recreational pool facility, The Scottsdale Country Club offers an unprecedented calendar of social events and activities for adults, families and children alike- all delivered with an exceptional level of service. A variety of membership programs for residents and non-residents are available. For more information, visit or call 480-342-7246.

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