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.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

How Long Is The Golf Course?

Well I finally have an answer for everyone. Earlier this month, Gerry Brown from the CGA and his crew were out to measure the course, and although we have a number of alternative tee locations to make the course longer or shorter when necessary, the official yardages will be as follows:

IN OUT TOTAL (My apologies for not knowing how to align this properly)
Black: 3596 3602 7198 yards
Blue: 3340 3379 6719 yards
White: 3153 3214 6367 yards
Red: 2748 2795 5543 yards

Now don't hold me to the color of the tees at this point, as they may change prior to opening. And although our plan is to set the course with 4 sets of tees on a daily basis, the versatility of the layout will allow us the ability to set the course appropriately for any given situation.....state championships, league play, etc.

In addition to the championship course, we also had the Kid's Course measured. The shortest hole came out at 62 yards, and the longest hole is 145 yards. The total yardage of the course is 840 yards.

Unfortunately, I do not have any new pictures I can post this week (although the site for the clubhouse is prepped, in my opinion pictures of dirt pads only are worthy of being posted one time -- see November 10th photos).

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I was informed recently.....

that I had yet to post a picture of the new routing of the golf course. With as many times as I have been asked how the new layout compares to the old Mira Vista, you would think that I would have put something up by now. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of Mira Vista's routing, so those of you who had played before will just have to rely on your memory.

The photo to the right is a hand drawn rendering by Tom Doak of the new layout. The yardages shown were from the time of design and have most likely changed slightly due to the addition of a couple of tee boxes during construction. Gerry from the CGA will be out this Friday to do an accurate measurement of the golf course. Once he provides me with the results, I will post them.

Additionally this week, construction of the new starter clubhouse has commenced at full steam. Our contractor began the over excavation of the site today and should be in a position to pull the utilities later in the week. For the pictures of the sitework, click here: Big Pile of Dirt

Finally, as a reminder, the dates for next season are beginning to fill up quickly. If you are interested in hosting an event at CommonGround, be sure to contact me -- 303-340-1520 or

Have a great week, and try not to freeze!