Coal Creek Golf Course receives second place award for Redevelopment of the Year by Golf Inc. Magazine
Louisville, Colorado (March 15, 2017)– Coal Creek Golf Course was awarded second place internationally for Redevelopment of the Year byGolf Inc., a leading golf publication with the most distinguished competitions in the golf industry.
Redevelopment of the Year is a new award recognizing golf courses around the world who have gone above and beyond in their renovations to not only include significant capital improvements to the facility, but have creatively restructured their entire business model to set the pace for the future of the golf industry. Coal Creek finished second to Turnberry Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Coal Creek Golf Course, originally designed by Dick Phelps, opened in 1990 as part of a residential housing development. Torrential rains wiped out the course during the flood of 2013 submerging 16 of the 18 holes and damaging cart paths, greens, irrigation systems, bunkers, bridges, tees, fairways and the parking lot causing the course to close for 21 months. The City of Louisville partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund renovation and architect Keven Norby to reconstruct the golf course from top to bottom.
In June 2015 a completely renovated Coal Creek Golf Course reopened as “Colorado’s Newest 25 Year Old Golf course” with new features including an updated clubhouse, full service restaurant, environmentally friendly electric carts, undulating greens, the addition of golf bikes and a 22,000-square-foot Punch Bowl Green. This was complemented with new management, clubhouse operations, rate structure and branding to improve the quality of the golf experience.
Coal Creek Golf Course is proud to be recognized for its innovative vision, business plan and aesthetics. This is just another example of how the forward thinking of the city's leadership makes Louisville the best small city in the region.
About the Coal Creek Golf Course
Owned and operated by the City of Louisville Parks and Recreation Department, Coal Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course and community gathering place. Coal Creek offers daily fee play as well as memberships and is a host for special events and golf outings.