PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (June 9, 2016) – The PGA TOUR’s TPC Network, together with owner and developer Heron Lakes Investments, LLC, announce the groundbreaking of TPC Colorado, the state’s first ground-up golf course development in nearly 10 years.
Situated along the banks of Lonetree, McNeil and Welch Reservoirs and featuring majestic views of the Rocky Mountains, the 800-acre golf community is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. TPC Colorado will encompass a master-planned residential neighborhood, an 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse, a community center, pool, fitness facility and a dynamic lakefront gathering locale.
“We’re excited to announce the construction of TPC Colorado, which has been a highly anticipated project from everyone involved and will feature the first TPC course to be built from the ground up since we opened TPC San Antonio in 2010,” said PGA TOUR Chairman of Golf Course Properties Charlie Zink.
“More and more people are looking for places they can settle and either grow families or retire and live an active lifestyle. The community of TPC Colorado epitomizes that culture,” said Jon Turner, of Heron Lakes Investments, LLC.
TPC Colorado’s championship golf course is designed by Arthur Schaupeter Golf Course Architects and, as with all TPC courses, will be built with the infrastructure to accommodate a professional tournament. While the course can be stretched to over 7,900 yards for tournament competition, multiple tees on each hole will give recreational golfers an opportunity to play the course at any length, ranging from 4,000 yards up to 7,600 yards.
The par-72 layout will feature a variance of hole lengths, elevated ridges with panoramic views of Long’s Peak and the entire Front Range and holes along the shorelines of the large reservoirs. Stacked-sod pot bunkers and fescue-lined fairways will give golfers a sense of the Scottish heritage of the sport.
In addition to TPC Network championship golf, the development will include a residential neighborhood with homes ranging from multi-million dollar custom estates to a diverse mix of luxurious townhomes and condos. Serving as an epicenter of the community, the TPC Colorado clubhouse will include a pro shop, grill, bar and dining room, expansive meeting and banquet spaces and a separate pool and exercise facility. A Marina Club will also be available for lake access and recreation, as well as a waterfront bar and grill with a pier and outdoor seating on the lake to provide members and public alike with a unique dining experience. More than eight miles of walking trails and countless recreation opportunities will reflect Colorado’s active outdoor culture, such as boating, biking, hiking and world-class fishing. The mixed-use master plan is also zoned for a 30-acre commercial component, allowing small businesses to provide products and services in what has been dubbed “Heron Lakes Golf Community.”
Upholding the PGA TOUR’s commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability at its golf courses, TPC Colorado will join the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, putting operation plans in place that practice sound environmental management. Fairways will blend with the area’s natural terrain, reducing the environmental impact and allowing golfers to grow acquainted with the area’s varied ecosystems. Further enhancing the project, more than 90 acres of land have been donated to the Town of Berthoud for permanent open space and recreation, and over 40 acres were dedicated to a partnership that includes: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), a statewide organization committed to preserving and enhancing the state’s wildlife and native habitat, the Town of Berthoud, City of Loveland, Larimer County, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. GOCO, the Town of Berthoud, and Larimer County will work to protect the Great Blue Heron population on site – one of the largest heron rookeries in the state.
For more information, please visit www.tpc.com/colorado or www.heronlakescommunity.com.
About the TPC Network
Licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 34 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.