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, September 22, 2008

Tom Doak's Other Course in Colorado.....

was phenomenal!! Last week the CommonGround team had the opportunity to play Ballyneal in Holyoke, CO. Ballyneal is Tom Doak's only other design in Colorado, and according to Golf Magazine it is one of the top 100 golf courses in the world! Although I have spent the majority of my life in Colorado, I had no idea that the landscape in which Ballyneal is cut even existed in the state. I truly felt as if I was playing a dunes golf course in Ireland!

Although CommonGround is set in the middle of the city and Ballyneal is located in the middle of nowhere, they both share a number of exciting similarities. First of all, both courses provide generous fairways that allows golfers to play each hole in a variety of ways. Second, there are no two holes that are the same on either course. Each hole is different. Every hole matches the natural landscape in which it is designed which maintains the golfer's interest throughout the round. Third, all the green complexes on both courses match exactly what their specific hole calls for. Some greens are small, and some greens are huge, but all the greens have plenty of shape and movement while still providing plenty of fair hole locations. Finally, both courses have strategically placed features that matter. From bunkers to mounds, each feature rewards the golfer who successfully navigates the risk and penalizes those who fail to do so. Tom Doak definately is a genius when it comes to designing great golf regardless of the canvass he has to work with.

In other news....literally....the Rocky Mountain News ran a story today about CommonGround. To read the story, click here: RMN Article

For this weeks photos click here: Sept 22 Photos. Have a great week and enjoy this fantastic fall weather.

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