The Historic Beaver Dam Lodge is now The Historic Beaver Dam Lodge, Golf and RV Resort. Beaver Dam Lodge Golf and RV Resort is located on Old Highway 91 in Beaver Dam in Arizona.
The golf course was originally designed by Robert Fresby and was opened for play in 1989 as an 18-hole course. Due to flooding the ‘back nine’ holes were damaged along with the path that leads to them.
The lodge sat empty for many years before being purchased by Mike and Lori Black and revamped. Original plans were to reopen the back nine holes but flooding again became the issue and the money to fix the extensive damage was thought to be money that could be better spent on other areas. The thought proved to be true and money was spent on improving the course that already existed and plans for expansion; the first being remodeling one of the outbuildings into a home large enough to accommodate the Black’s very large family; Mike and Lori have 10 children.
The second expansion came in the latter part of 2018 when Mike began tearing out the front lawn to create an RV park.
The Blacks kept the lodge going with the golfers but found that most of the folks traveling to or through Beaver Dam preferred to travel by RV rather than renting hotel rooms; being the prudent business people they are, there was no other choice for them. Lori Black said, “The RV park is wonderful, but there aren’t enough spots.” Anybody living in the area can see that she’s 100 percent correct. The RV park, which was built rather quickly, filled up even faster, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t spots available; people come and go all the time.
In the past several years, the hotel has offered local entertainment and rooms adorned by Movie Posters of the many celebrities that have visited. In the early days the lodge was a frequent stop for those traveling along Highway 91 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City and a favorite for many of Hollywood’s finest stars; it is also reputed to be haunted.
The course is home to a marsh which is the home to many local bird species and migratory birds. While visiting you may observe pheasant, quail, roadrunners, Canadian geese, migratory ducks, and an occasional wild boar in the green belt.
If you have a tough round the lodge has a full bar available for you to drown your sorrows.
The pro shop is fully loaded with golf clubs, apparel, and accessories for browsing and shopping.
Walking is allowed on this golf course as long as your group can keep up with the pace of play but there are plenty of carts available for those of you who prefer to take the ride.
The resort sits in an oasis with lush landscape that stands in stark contrast to the surrounding desert. The lodge also has conference and banquet facilities for 10 – 120 and would be a beautiful spot to plan a wedding; Lori makes some beautiful wedding cakes.
For more information on the Beaver Dam Lodge, Golf and RV Resort visit their website at http://historicalbeaverdamlodge.com/ or call 928-347-2222.