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Capital Improvements

 

This page is to keep you informed about the progress of current and upcoming Denver Golf capital projects. The Denver Golf mission is to deliver a complete golf experience and provide our community with excellent customer service, programs to grow the game for future generations and outstanding course conditions while remaining stewards of the environment.  Our capital projects support this mission and are vital to the preservation and improvement of our facilities.   

Denver Golf is an enterprise fund which means no general fund or sales tax revenue is allocated to Denver Golf for operating or capital expenses. The sole source of operating and capital funding is the funds generated from golf fees. Every dollar generated by Denver Golf stays within the golf division to be used for operations, capital maintenance and capital improvements.  

Capital improvements are prioritized by the following criteria; safety, guest experience, the environment, available funding, synergies, and return on investment.  Projects tend to be in the planning process for 2 to 5 years depending on the size of the project and the level of involvement needed by other divisions within the city. Projects also follow city purchasing procedures which, depending on the size of the project, can require the issuance of a request for pricing, collection of bids, an award of the bid, creation of a contract and City Council approval. As you can imagine all of these steps take time.  

Overall, our capital projects are done for one or more of the following reasons: to enhance the guest’s experience, provide more value for the guest, improve safety, be better stewards of the environment, maintain or construct a community asset.  

Aqua Golf

Currently there are no ongoing projects at Aqua Golf.  Please check back for updates.
 
Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
       

City Park

City Park Golf Course is closed for the winter months to complete some final touches and allow the new turf to rest and recover.  It will reopen next Spring 2021.  

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Golf Course Renovation

Project Updates: 

City Park is fully open. The City Park Golf Course redesign was done to revitalize the 18-hole course and improve facilities while integrating a storm water detention area to help mitigate and reduce flood risks in surrounding neighborhoods. With extensive community input, the course was modernized and redesigned to improve playability, while maintaining its historic Parkland-style look and feel. The course is LEED Gold certified, a rating recognizing achievement and leadership in energy and environmental design.

The new course offers:

  • 18 holes of regulation golf - par 70 with returning nines
  • New full-size grass driving range
  • Dedicated 4-hole course for the First Tee of Denver program
  • New clubhouse which is LEEDS certified.  Hosts full service bar and restaurant, pro shop and First Tee offices and classroom, board room and underground cart barn.  Patio with great views of downtown and the foothills.

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Fall 2018 Completed Fall 2020

Evergreen

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Clubhouse Log Repairs The Evergreen GC clubhouse and restaurant building recently finished log repair, siding, window, and gutter renovations. The intention of this project was to replace deteriorating sections of the clubhouse and improve roof drainage issues. Also as part of this project, the ramp closest to the proshop was removed and a new set of stairs were installed to provide a larger cart wash area. Some paint touch ups are still needed.
    





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October 2020 Completed June 2021
Parking Lot Improvements The Evergreen GC parking lot was milled and repaved in a partnership with Jefferson County Road & Bridge Department. A new drainage pan was installed to mitigate any ponding issues that the parking lot has experienced for the last several years. The entire parking lot was also restriped as part of this effort.




October 2020 Completed June 2021

Harvard Gulch

Improvement  Description of Improvement  Start Date Projected Completion
Pond and Irrigation Improvements Harvard Gulch Golf Course reopened May 28, 2021 after the pond and irrigation improvement project was completed.  Benefits of this project include:
  • Conservation of potable water
  • New seating and viewing areas
  • Constant water circulation reducing mosquito breeding grounds, population, growth, and development 
  • Restoration of native species and wildlife
  • Adds character and a new challenge to the golf course
  • Improved irrigation equipment resulting in less water usage and more efficient energy consumption
  • Improved course drainage

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Before
Fall 2016 Completed May 2021

Kennedy

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Master Plan Master plan design for improvements on Babe, West and Par Three courses and clubhouse/restaurant.
Proposed Master Plan schedule:
August 2021: Preliminary Concepts Completed:
September 2021: Chosen Preliminary Graphic Renovation Master Plan Completed. 
Will include:
a.       Clubhouse Area Site Plan and parking lot renovation suggestions.
b.      Driving range and short-game practice area renovation suggestions.
c.       Renovation Business Plan Overview/Executive Summary.
d.      Tabular listing of Design Issues, Maintenance Issues, Irrigation System Issues, General Tee Box Issues, General Green Complex Issues, Sand Bunker Issues.
October 2021: Final Graphic Renovation Master Plan Completed.
Will include:
a.       Clubhouse Area Site Plan and parking lot renovation suggestions.
b.      Driving range and short-game practice area renovation suggestions.
c.       Renovation Business Plan Overview/Executive Summary.
d.      Tabular listing of Design Issues, Maintenance Issues, Irrigation System Issues, General Tee Box Issues, General Green Complex Issues, Sand Bunker Issues.
e.       Listing of General Renovation Solutions with prioritization of Immediate, Mid-Term, or Long-Term items.
f.        A tabular listing of each individual proposed task with supporting justification and prioritization of Immediate, Mid-Term, or Long-Term items.
g.       Age of Golf Course Features Analysis.
h.      Construction Phasing Analysis and Cost Estimates.
i.        5 - 10 year Phasing Plan for implementation.

 
Spring 2021 Winter 2021
Creek #9 Bridge Construction This project fixed settling issues at the bridge approach and stabilized the creek bank, providing golfers with a smooth and accessible route to #9 green. 
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During
Winter2019-Spring 2021 Completed Spring 2021
Course Restrooms Design and construction of new on-course restrooms. Spring 2018 2021

Overland Park

Improvement  Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
 On-Course Restrooms
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Design and construction of new course restrooms.  Concept design developed. 
  • Procure design services through Public Works (utility extensions and approvals, design of prefabricated restrooms, Floodplain analysis for locations and grading, building review and approval)
  • Bidding and construction procurement through Public Works on-call contractors
Spring 2022- Construction Phase and anticipated installation
  • Procure bulidings and coordinate delivery with general contractor
  • Construction (mobilization, install utility connections to buildings, complete grading requrements for floodplain, install building and make connections, install electrical, final grading, paving and landscaping around buildings, complete certification for floodplain, obtain occupancy permit)
Summer 2021 Spring 2022
First Tee Course

Hole #1 reconstruction is complete with new rerouting.  First Tee Course construction is complete and open.  



 

Summer 2016 Completed 2020

Wellshire

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Driving Range/Dam

Decommissioning of dam and draining Skeel Reservoir to handle water quality and retention. Pond continues to be drained. The project includes draining the pond  and drying out a space that will provide a grass landing area for the driving range. Currently the driving range is closed but there are temporary nets in which players can hit into to warm up.
Preliminary design concepts involve capturing the stormwater in a small section of the reservoir, and then piping it underground to the storm sewers left of hole #7.  This will allow us to dry out the bottom of the reservoir and grow turf for a grassed driving range landing area with some targets. The tee line will be realigned for safety and will still have artificial teeing stations, as there isn’t enough room for a turf teeing area.
This project is estimated to cost between $2M and $3M depending on final design. We have been working with the State to apply for a high risk dam mitigation grant which will cover a large portion of the funding. We are currently in the design phase and will apply for the grant in December 2021. The grant will be awarded in spring of 2022. If we are awarded the grant, construction will start in the fall of 2022, or spring of 2023, with a targeted completion date of summer or fall 2023. Of course, there are a lot of moving parts, so if anything doesn’t go as planned it will mean a delay to the schedule. If we don’t receive funding from the grant we will have to find an alternative source of funding which may delay the project.


#10 Fairway Pond Drain and Sod Repair
After

Sod Repair




6-11-19 Fairway damaged area repaired from lake flooding


Pond filled in
Before
6-28-21


6-21-17





Lake Drainage
3-9-18

Draining of the pond
Draining of pond as of March 3, 2018

 
Fall 2018
Driving range  is projected to be completed by late 2023.
       

Willis Case

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
HVAC System
HVAC units will be fully replaced.  We are in the very early stages of bringing a mechanical engineer on board to provide an analysis of what we are able to put back to replace the existing coolerados.
Summer 2021 2022
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