BERTHOUD, Colo. – TPC Colorado, the newest TPC Network golf course property, is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Collins as general manager. Collins will rejoin the TPC Network after more than 26 years and will bring his vast experience and expertise to the club, ensuring members and guests receive the highest level of service consistent with the entire TPC Network.
Bringing more than three decades of experience to TPC Colorado, Collins served the past 18 years as Director of Golf at The Golf Club at Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colo. While there, Collins spearheaded the opening of its 27-hole Resort Golf Club through all phases of development, aiding in the smooth transition from a resort/daily fee property to a successful semi-private club that significantly expanded membership over a five-year period. He also aided in the implementation of numerous charity and professional tournaments, including the John Elway Celebrity Classic from 2000-2004.
“We’re excited to have someone leading TPC Colorado who brings such quality experience and reputation to the table,” said John Hugghins, Senior Vice President of TPC Network Operations. “It’s a highly anticipated opening both in the local community, as well as nationally, and we know Larry is the right man for the job.”
Prior to joining Omni Interlocken Collins, a Class A-4 PGA of America Member, had tenures as Director of Golf at Boulder Country Club and IBIS Golf & Country Club, as well as Head Golf Professional at TPC Southwind, TPC Sawgrass and the former TPC at Star Pass.
As a member of the University of Southern California golf team, Collins twice earned All-American honors and won the Pacific Eight Conference Championship. After leaving USC, Collins traveled the world, playing professionally across four continents. His club career began as an assistant golf professional at Mesa Verde Country Club, the former TPC Plum Creek and TPC Eagle Trace before venturing onto leading property roles.
“I’m proud to be returning to the TPC family in the state I’ve called home for the past 25 years,” said Collins. “The TPC Network is well respected within the industry for its caliber of properties and standard of excellence. My family and I are truly looking forward to becoming ingrained in the Berthoud community.”
Located in eyes-view of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, TPC Colorado is situated alongside the Lonetree, McNiel and Welch Reservoirs in Berthoud, Colo. The first ground-up golf course development in the state in nearly 10 years, TPC Colorado, a semi-private club, will feature a master-planned residential neighborhood, an 18-hole championship golf course equipped with infrastructure to accommodate a professional tournament, Sports Center, pool and fitness facility and well-appointed Clubhouse. Members and guests will experience PGA TOUR-quality course conditions on a par-72 layout with seven sets of tees ranging from 4,000 to 7,900 yards. The links-style design will feature stack-sod pot bunkers and fescue-lined fairways, accompanied with panoramic views of the magnificent mountain ranges and shorelines located nearby.
For more information about TPC Colorado, visit tpc.com/colorado.
About the TPC Network
Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 33 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
TPCs are known for their history of hosting PGA TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments, their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.