Outdoor furniture or garden furniture dates back centuries, in fact five millennia as pieces have been discovered in the gardens of Pompeii and in the ruins of ancient Egypt. As history shows, humans have long shown an affinity for being comfortable while they relax outdoors. As a result patio furniture has become a large market with many clamoring to get in on all the fun of design and fabrication. Over the years, a few outdoor furniture manufactures have separated themselves from the rest of the crowd.
The Legend At Arrowhead is an Arnold Palmer designed golf course located in north Glendale, Arizona. Known for being as challenging as it is beautiful, it has been a favorite of visitors and locals for over 25 years. So when Fore Golf LLC purchased the course earlier this year they knew they were getting an excellent course that already had a sterling reputation. But that didn’t stop them for investing over a half a million dollars in major renovations to further improve the facility.
Room For Improvement
While the course itself looked and played great, the new owners weren't completely satisfied with the performance of food and beverage sales on the patio. The patio is conveniently located next to the pro-shop and offers up a spectacular view of one of the six lakes that are situated on the golf course. So when General Manager Lisa McCauley contacted Today's Patio to see if we had some ideas that could offer her customers some ample opportunities to take in the view and perhaps a few beverages and snacks, we were more than happy to oblige.
After speaking with Leah McCoy one of our design specialist and discussing the challenges the patio presented it was determined that the Heritage collection from Agio would work best. The challenges being the lake that borders the patio and the amount of dust that blows through all Arizona golf courses. The Heritage collection is made with a rust proof cast aluminum frame making it extremely durable and ideal to be next to a large water source. To combat the dust they needed a fabric that did a good job of hiding dirt and they chose Sunbrella’s sesame linen fabric.
Now That's Comfortable
In total they added three sofas, four club chairs, three spring club chairs, two large flat screen TV’s, a fire pit and an assortment of outdoor tables providing them several deep seating lounging areas and a fire pit chat group. Before the renovations the patio had eight dining tables and 32 dining chairs. Instead of throwing the old stuff out they purchased the same Sunbrella Sesame Linen cushions for all the chairs giving them a face lift and making them much more comfortable while matching the look of the new furniture.
While the new furniture is only a recent addition to the facility the early results have been encouraging. Food and beverage sales have seen significant growth and customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Now when the course closes for the night it’s to the dismay of comfortable patrons.
If you would like to see this fabulous patio for yourself the Legend At Arrowhead is located at 21027 N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and you can make a tee time by calling 623-561-1902 or by visiting www.legendatarrowhead.com.
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It is often said that trendsetting design and longstanding durability do not go unnoticed, and one company that exemplifies this concept is Agio. For decades, Agio patio furniture has continued to offer fresh and exciting options to enjoy outdoor living with designs that enrich your outdoor spaces and quality materials that are designed to withstand the test of time.