Colorado Golf News
PGA Professional Hale Irwin Visits to Review City Park Golf Course Redesigns Progress
Construction Tracks on Schedule with Over 75 Percent of Seeding Completed
Saunders Construction, Inc., and the City and County of Denver hosted Golf Professional, and three-time U.S. Open winner, Hale Irwin to provide key design input on the City Park Golf Course Redesign project. Irwin visited with City Park golf architect Todd Schoeder, ASGCA Associate and the program team to provide his professional insight to the playability and strategy of the new 18-hole course. iConGolf Studio, with design advisor Hale Irwin are providing the architecture services for the new golf course and Johnson Nathan Strohe is serving as the architect for the clubhouse.
“It is exciting to physically see the progress being made on the City Park Golf Course project,” said Irwin. “When completed, this will not only be a place for us all to enjoy now, it will be a place we would encourage our children to come and play golf. This project is a legacy for the future.”
Once complete, the City Park Golf Course Redesign project includes an updated 18-hole golf course with, natural landscaping, a full-size driving range, a dedicated 4-hole course for The First Tee of Denver, a new clubhouse and maintenance facility, stormwater detention that provides increased flood protection to thousands of homes, and a reforestation program with a net gain of 500 trees. The basis of design for this project was developed from an iterative, collaborative process with a cross-section of members within the community. The redesign maintains the sweeping vistas and park like feel of the course’s original design.
Construction of the City Park Golf Course remains on schedule. The next phase of the project includes completing seeding operations, building of the new clubhouse, planting of new trees, and construction of the new 23rd Avenue intersection.
Progress updates can be found at the project’s website: www.cpgcredesign.org.
Saunders serves the commercial building industry as a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager. A leader in the Colorado construction industry since its inception in 1972, Saunders’ experience includes a wide range of project types. Saunders is one of the region’s largest general contractors and is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions. In addition, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities.
For additional information, please visit www.saundersinc.com.
About iCon Golf Studio
iCon Golf Studio led by golf architect Todd Schoeder, ASGCA Associate, brings over 25 years of experience crafting successful golf course projects all across the country. iCon Golf Studio provides comprehensive and integrated golf course planning, design, and golfscape architecture services. iCon Golf Studio operates on the notion that golf course planning, design, and implementation, when guided by strict environmental stewardship, and the traditions and history of the game of golf, results in golf courses that are playable, enjoyable, and memorable, that not only honor the game but also protect and enhance the natural environment in which we reside. When sound golf design, maintenance and playability are combined in harmony with the landscape and needs of golfers — inspiring golf courses result - iconic golf courses to be enjoyed by players for years to come.
For additional information, please visit www.icongolfstudio.com.
About Hale Irwin Design
Hale Irwin founded Hale Irwin Golf Design in 1986 and has been actively involved in golf course design with over 30 courses in their portfolio, many of which have won numerous awards. Benefiting from Hale’s 40-year career at the pinnacle of the sport and extensive knowledge of the game and business of golf, Irwin Golf Design utilizes a design style that fits the heritage of the land they work with, and has an uncompromised attention to detail. Hale Irwin Design strives to create golf courses and golf experiences that will stand the test of time and that all parties involved can be proud to say they helped create. We firmly believe that designing a golf course is not about building a monument to you; it is about doing what is right for the project, right for the land, and right for the game of golf.
For additional information, please visit www.haleirwin.com.