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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

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Returf mini courses Replace all turf surfaces on mini golf courses 2023 2023

City Park

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
13th Fairway Redesign Installing tee to green cart path to reduce turf wear and tear from heavy cart traffic where the fairway narrows. Summer 2023 Fall 2023

Evergreen

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
Tee Box Improvements Hole #3 - Complete renovatoin with removal of old material, regrading and replacing with new sod.
Hole #6 - Half renovation; regrade and sod replacement.  Seeding the back half with bentgrass and expect better divot recovery than the current bluegrass.
August 2022 September 2022-Completed
Tee Box Improvements Forward tee on #7 - Fully renovated with removal of old material, regrading and replacing with new sod.
Holes #1 tee and #16 tees where there is heavy foot traffic to the only ingress/egress points.  We will be redoing the sod but adding a rubber mat that the turf will grow up through but will help the turf be able to withstand the heavier traffic.  
August 2022 2023
Replace Clubhouse Roof Replacement of Clubhouse roof - Contractor has been hired. May 2022 Fall 2022
On Course Stair Renovations Repair on course stairs on holes 6 & 7.  Construction phase on hold.
Rendering of new stair plan


Before Photos







 
2022 Fall 2022

Harvard Gulch

Improvement  Description of Improvement  Start Date Projected Completion
Pedestrian Bridge Resurface the pedestrian bridge on hole #4. Added paved patio area near putting Green.
Before:



After:

New paved patio:



 
2022 Completed Fall 2022

Kennedy

Improvement Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
New Tees and Tee Improvements Creek - New Forward tees on holes #1 & #4, new Black tee box on Creek Hole #9, Babe #1 and West #1. June 2022 September
2022
On-Course Restrooms Design and construction of new on-course restrooms. Currently in design phase.
Proposed Restroom sites as of 8-4-22
Site 1-West 9

Site 2-Creek 9

 
Site 3-Babe 9
2022 2023
Master Plan

Kennedy Master plan survey is now closed.


Previous Meetings held
Virtual Town Hall, October 6, 2021
Recording of Virtual Town Hall 


Proposed Designs
Option A
See Plan Details

Option B
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Option C
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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

Overland Park

Improvement  Description of Improvement Start Date Projected Completion
South Platte Greenway Access Sidewalk Improvements Doti Moving the sidewalk back from the street for easier bicycle and pedestrian access to the South Platte River Trail. The new path will enhance multimodal safety and connectivity in the adjacent neighborhoods, provide ADA access under the railroad tracks, and improve comfort for people travling near Santa Fe Drive/US-85 and the D-18 bike route. For more information go to www.denvergov.org

Construction Photos 2022





 
2022 Fall 2022
 On-Course Restrooms
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Summer 2022- In final review stage and then will go out to bid.
  • 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)
New bathroom locations.
Front nine location

Before - Front Nine Location

Back nine location


Before-Back Nine Location
Summer 2021 Winter 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
New Tee Boxes New forward tees on holes 9 & 17. Level out tee boxes on holes 2 & 11. Summer 2022 Fall/Winter 2022
Wellshire Gable Replacement  Replacement of the gables on the clubhouse. Fall 2022 Winter 2022
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
Irrigation Upgrades Upgrade irrigation system with new 500 internal upgrades on sprinkler heads to improve efficiency of irrigation water. Result: Seeing much improved irrigation efficiencies and better turf quality as a result.  Prior we had a lot of mush spots in areas where the old sprinklers had poor distribution.  With the change out, these have all gone away Spring 2022 Complete Summer 2022-Completed
Hitting Bay Improvements Replacement of netting on warm up hitting stations and hitting mats being replaced.
Turf and nets after

Turf After

Before


February 2022 April 2022-Completed
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 Spring 2023
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