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, August 25, 2008


As of Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 we can officially say that the construction of CommonGround Golf Course is complete! On Saturday, the team finished seeding the Kid's Course to bring the construction phase of the golf course to a close. Now with some time and some TLC from Tracy and his crew, the golf course should be in spectacular shape for opening day late next spring.

I'd like to extend a special thank you to all of the people from Renaissance Golf Design, ACC, Modern Golf, and the CommonGround maintenance crew for all of their long hours and hard work that it took to build what will soon become one of the premier facilities in Colorado. Specifically, I'd like to thank Tracy Richard, Bobby Martin, Eric Iverson, Dwight McCormack, and Darren Flanagan for their efforts. Their work ethic and dedication to the project has been like none I have ever seen, and all of them deserve a round of applause......oh yeah, and a little time off to relax!

In other news, I will be releasing the rates for CommonGround Golf Course next week, so be sure to check back then. Also, I am reminding everyone again, that if you are planning on hosting a tournament or group outing at CommonGround next year, please get in touch with me sooner than later so that we have the best opportunity to accomodate your needs.

Finally, with such a spectacular morning, I was able to take some really good photos today. Click here if you would like to view them: August 25th Photos -- Have a Great Week!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away & Stay Away....... least until we can get some grass established on the last couple of holes! Since this weekend felt more like we lived in Seattle rather than Colorado, we have once again had some wash out issues on holes #18, #10, & #9. Although we have received over 2.5" of rain since last Friday, the washouts were not as severe as the previous week and the established areas of the course drained extremely well. As you can imagine, all the rain has left it pretty muddy in the unfinished areas which means that the seeding of the Kid's Course is behind schedule, but should be completed by the 22nd.

On a positive note, planning is wrapping up on the Starter Clubhouse, and we should see some site work begin in the next 3-4 weeks. Also, we hosted our second VIP Tour this week and received nothing but glowing reviews from those who attended. For this weeks photos, and photos of the Tour, click here: August 18th Photos

Finally, if you are planning on hosting a tournament, a league or an outing at CommonGround in 2009, please be sure to get in touch with me sooner than later. I have already begun receiving tournament requests and am starting to put dates on the calendar. I can be reached by email ( or by phone -- 303-340-1520.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Just When We Thought We Were Done......

it finally decided to rain! Tuesday, after the team had finished seeding #18 (the last hole by the way), mother nature decided to bless us with 1" of rain in less than 30 minutes. The large amount of rain in such a short time washed away about 25% of the seed on #18 and about 10% of the seed on #9 & #10. Although disappointing, the weather has been extremely favorable up to this point. With a little rework once the ground dries, we should be able to reseed the affected areas and complete the course by early next week.

In other news, the construction of the Kid's Course is fully underway. With all of the green cavities prepped, irrigation being installed, and work on the drainage nearing an end, the greens mix should be added early in the week. This should allow Renaissance to finish shaping the greens and fairways by the end of next week with grassing to be completed the following week!

Finally, I urge everyone to check out this weeks photos. The more established holes look amazing! Click here for this weeks photos: August 8th Photos

Have a great weekend watching the final Major Championship of the year!