Thursday, June 9, 2011

DaBell, Burbank

While the Burbank City Council is considering more than a half a million dollars in cuts to city services, including the fire department and libraries, it's looking at a deal to the municipally owned Debell Golf Course that would include a $2-million loan plus temporary relief of payments on a separate $2.1-million debt. Mayor Jess Talamantes has said the golf course is "too big to fail."

The 18-hole "De Bell" course at the DeBell Golf Club facility in Burbank, California features 5,633 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Kikuyu grass. Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA/William H. Johnson, ASGCA/(R) Richard Bigler, the De Bell golf course opened in 1959.

William F Bell also did in PHX:
Encanto Muni
Marwale ?
Papago Muni

Not to be confused with William P Bell, who did in PHX
Adobe at Arizona Biltmore Resort
Encanto, also

but, of course, there is a lot of overlap . . .