CommonGround Golf Course

CommonGround Golf Course is a new Tom Doak designed facility scheduled to open in the spring of 2009.

The facility will be the home of the CGA & the CWGA, and will be an affordable public facility built to support the mission of both organizations to "...represent, promote, and serve the best interests of golf in the state of Colorado".

The facility will include a world class 18 hole Championship Golf Course, a short course devoted to Junior Golf development, and a full service practice facility.

Monday, June 2, 2008

CommonGround Golf Course

On Friday, May 23rd, the CGA and CWGA hosted a naming ceremony for the new golf course. After months of research, idea gathering, and discussions, the associations unveiled the name of the new facility as CommonGround Golf Course.

“When it came to a name for this facility, we had a much larger task than simply naming a golf course,” said CGA President Bill Fowler. “Our challenge was to name the place, but more importantly to name the purpose behind that place—to name the mission. What is the right name to describe a place that is shared and that is reached by keeping everyone’s needs in mind? What is the right name for the ground that is founded on the common interests of all? Ladies and gentlemen--CommonGround Golf Course.”

Why the name CommonGround?

The facility doesn’t just belong to the CGA and CWGA, it belongs to the community.

It belongs to golfers of all playing abilities, ages and socio-economic backgrounds.

It belongs to golfers, but it also belongs to non-golfers as a wonderful preservation of nearly 400 acres of open space.

It is common location for all we do to serve the game of golf including junior golf programs, caddie programs, Rules of Golf eduaction, state championships, and turfgrass research to name a few.

It is also represented by the USGA who issued a $175,000 grant toward the creation of two kids courses.

It is also represented by the rest of the allied associations of Colorado including the Colorado PGA, RMGCSA, Colorado Turfgrass, GMAA, and GCOA.

COMMON is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "In joint use or possession; to be held or enjoyed equally by a number of persons."

COMMON GROUND is defined as "A foundation of common interest or comprehension..."

The ground is common to both Denver and Aurora.

It belongs to this generation and it belongs to the next generation and the generations to follow.

Prior to the naming ceremony, the USGA was proud to present a donation of $175,000 to help with the construction of the short course to promote junior golf and all that it teaches.

1 comment:

duck said...

Looking forward to the opening of CommonGround in May.

Has there been any discussion of a monthly driving range membership allowing for unlimited balls?

The previous program at $40a month was economical and
really helped my game.