Colorado Golf News
Redesigned City Park Golf Course Reopenes for Fall Play
The completion of the 135-acre City Park Golf Course revitalizes the 18-hole course and its facilities while integrating a new stormwater management system to reduce flood risks in neighborhoods north of the course. The redesign of the golf course in the heart of the city utilizes 20 acres of the golf course for a stormwater detention area and water quality channel that serve to make play at the course more interesting and varied, while retaining the character, charm and aspects of the original design.
With extensive community input, the course was modernized and redesigned to improve playability. Redesign of the course was a collaborative process with the public, neighborhood, and the golf community to provide a new course capturing the best features of the original 1913 design, including the traditional Parkland style look and feel.
“Over a century after it first opened, the beautifully redesigned City Park golf course will continue to be an open and welcoming golf course for this community and everyone in Denver to enjoy,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.
The new course offers an 18-hole Par 70 with returning 9’s, full-size driving range with ability to hit woods, large practice area and putting green, state-of-the-art maintenance facility, and a dedicated 4-hole course for the First Tee of Denver program, a nonprofit that teaches youth core values and life skills through the game of golf.
The new clubhouse complements the architecture of adjacent City Park while incorporating new sustainability elements including energy conservation, photovoltaic solar panels and use of locally sourced materials. The 11,315 square foot facility also offers a new public restaurant, west facing patio with an unobstructed view of the Denver skyline and mountains of the Front Range, pro shop and various gathering spaces for community groups and private parties up to 200 people. The 10,840 square foot basement stores 80 golf carts and electrical chargers, wash stations and maintenance services.
The course already hosted the Denver Golf Men’s Amateur Championship tournament on August 29-30 and the Triple Play Tournament fundraiser that benefited the First Tee of Denver junior golf program.
Visit Denver Golf’s City Park Golf Course website for more information.
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