DENVER – Golf Professional, and three-time U.S. Open winner, Hale Irwin is providing key design input on the City Park Golf Course Redesign project. Irwin recently visited with City Park golf architect Todd Schoeder, ASGCA Associate and the program team to provide his professional insight to the playability and strategy of the new 18-hole course.
iConGolf Studio, with design advisor Hale Irwin are providing the architecture services for the new golf course and Johnson Nathan Strohe is serving as the architect for the clubhouse. Saunders is the general contractor for the project.
“It is exciting to physically see the progress being made on the City Park Golf Course project,” said Irwin. “When completed, this will not only be a place for us all to enjoy now, it will be a place we would encourage our children to come and play golf. This project is a legacy for the future.”
Once complete, the City Park Golf Course Redesign project includes an updated 18-hole golf course with, natural landscaping, a full-size driving range, a dedicated 4-hole course for The First Tee of Denver, a new clubhouse and maintenance facility, stormwater detention that provides increased flood protection to thousands of homes, and a reforestation program with a net gain of 500 trees. The basis of design for this project was developed from an iterative, collaborative process with a cross-section of members within the community. The redesign maintains the sweeping vistas and park like feel of the course’s original design.
Construction of the City Park Golf Course remains on schedule. The next phase of the project includes completing seeding operations, building of the new clubhouse, planting of new trees, and construction of the new 23rd Avenue intersection.
Progress updates can be found at the project’s website: www.cpgcredesign.org.