Coal Creek Golf Course has officially decided to change the course routing beginning January 1, 2018.
There has been discussion for several years about changing the routing plan for Coal Creek Golf Course. In July of 2017, a test was performed where golfers played the course in the proposed new format. The test was a success and surveys yielded overall positive feedback. This new format will allow for several key items including:
- Increased availability of the 5-hole round. As schedules become more and more busy, the 5-hole round allows people to still enjoy the game without the commitment of 4 or 5 hours. If you have one hour, you can now play a 5-hole round of golf. It’s perfect for those short on time, just learning or for a family outing.
- Finishing holes close to the clubhouse. Both the 9th and 18th hole will now finish at the clubhouse where spectators can grab a drink and watch other groups finish their round. In addition, the distance from the 9th green to the 10th tee will now be much closer.
- An 18th hole that finishes with a view of the clubhouse and the mountains. Golfers will now finish their round on one of the golf courses most scenic holes. From the tee box they will look west towards the club house and the back drop of the sun setting over the Rocky Mountains.
- Improved experience for walkers. The only hill will now be early in the round so you can tackle it while your legs are fresh.
Starting in January, golfers will proceed from the clubhouse through the underpass to Hole #1, located on the South side of Dillon Road (formerly Hole #14). After playing holes 1-5 golfers will return back under the bridge and veer slightly to the right to get to Hole #6 (formerly Hole #10). At the end of the front nine golfers have a short walk from the 9th green to the clubhouse or to the 10th tee box (formerly Hole #1). Golfers will then play the back nine (formerly the front nine) and conclude their round on the par four 18th hole (formerly Hole #9) with views of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the clubhouse.
This new course routing will not change the course rating. The handicap allocation, however, will change. We tested a new handicap allocation in July 2017 and will use that data to finalize a new handicap allocation before January.
We look forward to seeing you on the course!