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COURSE FEATURE

How it All Began: Highland Hills & Boomerang Links
www.golfingreeley.com
Posted April 25, 2019

The City of Greeley’s first municipal golf course, Highland Hills, was purchased in 1960 from a local real estate agent Roy Lundvall. The total purchase price was $160,000. The course was purchased as a nine hole with the option to add nine more holes and a clubhouse at a later date. The first ever tee time booked on the city owned golf course was on July 3, 1961, for $1.50. In 1970, an additional 9 holes were added to the east side and a clubhouse was built turning it into the golf course we all know and love. The municipal golf course is a championship par 71 parkland style eighteen hole course. Over 1,300 trees and undulating terrain, gives every golfer an enjoyable and exciting experience regardless of the playing ability.

Boomerang Links Golf Course was the second course added to Greeley in 1991. The city first realized a need for another golf course in the late 1970’s. Highland Hills was regularly hitting capacity for six years prior to the opening on Boomerang with yearly rounds topping 60,000. The planning began in 1988 with several sites considered for the new golf course and eventually the 237 acre lot on 4th St. and 71st Ave. was picked. The land was acquired from Luverne and Lawrence Hertzke and Elmer Rothe. Land was also donated by Hewlett Packard, Greeley Tech Center and Wheeler Management. William Neff of Neff Alliance was the person responsible for designing the new course. Boomerang Links hosted a kick-off tournament in earl July of 1991 and over 130 players turned out to play on the course for the first time. The officially opening date of Boomerang Links Golf course was on August 1, 1991. Boomerang Links is a championship par 72 eighteen hole links style course with over 50 bunkers.

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