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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Date Has Been Set!!!!

Ok.....I'm finally going to answer the question that everyone has been asking......When is the golf course going to open for play?

Well, we have decided that the grow in has been coming along so well, and that the course is in such great shape that we will be able to open for public play a few weeks earlier than the original anticipated date of June 1st, 2009.

"The stand of grass that has been produced at CommonGround is absolutely amazing!"
said Eric Iverson of Renaissance Golf Design. "Tracy and his crew have done a spectacular job and should be congratulated. There is really no reason the course couldn't be open for play now."

Thanks Eric! Are you trying to give Tracy and I a heart attack?

Well other than the fact that we still need to get the starter clubhouse built, mark & measure the course, acquire carts, hire staff, define operational policies, etc. the course actually is in good enough shape to accomodate play. With that being said, in order to put our best foot forward, we still feel that there are a couple of areas that will need some extra growing time prior to opening -- primarily being the areas that were washed out 3 times at the tail end of construction in August.

When taking everything into consideration, we have decided to open for public play on:

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 (Memorial Day Weekend)

So book your tee times now by calling .......kidding!!! Tee times will be taken 7 days in advance for CGA/CWGA members and 6 days in advance for non members. Of course, if you have a tournament, group, or league you would like to book at CommonGround in 2009, I would encourage you to contact me as soon as possible. I can be reached at or by calling 303-340-1520.

Finally, for the most recent course photos click here: Zandee Photography

Have a great week!! It's supposed to be in the 70's all week, so everyone better be playing some golf!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Post Construction Walk Through....

On Wednesday, October 8th, the management team did the final walk through with Renaissance Golf Design's lead architect, Eric Iverson. Eric was surprised at how well the grow in was going and how thick the grass was throughout the course. He continued to reiterate how much fun he thought the course would be for all levels of golfers.

Since there were no major post construction items to address, the discussion primarily focused around the mow lines and heights that Tracy will be starting to establish in the spring. Although not set in stone, for normal day to day play Tracy anticipates mowing the greens at 1/8", the tees and green surrounds at 1/2", the fairways at 5/8", and the rough at 2"-2.5". Regardless of where the mow lines fall, all agreed that each hole should have a unique mow out yet provide plenty of shot options for players to choose from.

In other news, Calcon Contractors has been given the "ok" to begin the construction of the Starter Clubhouse, so we should begin to see some things happen on the site preparation within a week. Trust me, with as freezing as it has been in my office this week, I can assure you that no one wants this new building built quickly more than I do!

I did not have an opportunity to take any pictures this week, but I posted a few new shots last week. To view them, click here: October 6th Photos Finally, we had a professional photographer out this week, so I will post his images as soon as we get them.

Have a great week!

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