ColoradoÂ National Golf Club Announces Partnership with Bear Dance Owners
Colorado National Golf Club (CNGC) Â isÂ cementing itsÂ effort to be theÂ pre-eminent golf offering in the Rocky Mountain West. Â Â Starting September, 2016,Â ownership Â of CNGC is joining forces with theÂ owners of SW Greens, LLC–the owner/operator of Bear Dance Golf Course/Plum Creek, and Riverdale Golf. Â The alignment of talent, resources, and energy, will continue a focus of great value golf, with anÂ overarching goal to grow first class golf, food and beverage, events and all service levels.
According to CNGCâ€™s ownership, Â â€œWe have been planning for the future â€“ for our family, for our membership, and for our great and loyal team.Â Â We have been considering how to leverage our success and take our facility to the next level, and partnering with SW Greens will help us get there. Â We are ecstatic to combine our expertise with that of SW Greens, and what this means for our patrons, for our loyal Erie supporters, for the University of Colorado golf teams, and our existing membership base. Â WeÂ could not be more excited to execute a strategy that makes Colorado National Golf Club a jewel of golf offerings.â€
ColoradoÂ National Golf Club, located in Erie, Colorado, is not short on existingÂ accolades for Best Service, Best Course, Best Food, Best Conditions, Best Practice Facility, and Best for Families. Â CNGC is a Jay Morrish design, and at 7,700 yards from the tips, has quickly become a championship venue. Â We are excited to host the 2016 Mark Simpson collegiate tournament and we are currently in consideration by the PGA Champions Tour to host a 2017 event, inÂ addition to continued professional andÂ amateur tournaments.
Colorado National is the exclusive golf course of theÂ University of Colorado Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s golf teams and has already hosted TWOÂ NCAA Regional Championships. With 5 sets of tees, the course is playable for all levels, and can stretch to over 7,700 yards for that major championship. Â The award-winning facility houses the state’s best clubhouse, practice facility, restaurant, patio and indoor golf practice facility. The golf course was awarded theÂ Best Course on the front range in 2010-2015 as well as Best Value, Best for Tournaments, Best Clubhouse, Best for Seniors, Best for Families, Best for Women, Best Practice Facility and the Best Food.Â The golf shop is aÂ priorÂ winner of the prestigiousÂ “TOP 100” golf shops in the country.
Bear Dance Golf Club, located in Larkspur, Colorado, owned and operated by SW Greens, has beenÂ perennially ranked the Number ONE golf public golf course in Colorado. Â SinceÂ opening, Bear Dance has achieved the Top billing for #1 Public Golf course in 14 out of 15 years of operations. Â Itâ€™s golf shop was theÂ Merchandiser of the YearÂ in 2015, coupled withÂ honors in multiple categories of Service, Food and Beverage, and Best Colorado Tournament Venue.
According to Stuart Bruening, Co-owner of SW Greens,Â â€œThe opportunity to bring our brand and philosophy of first class service and product offering at all levels to CNGC could not be more exciting. Â This is an exciting time for our Bear DanceÂ patrons, and we are eager to get going with the CNGC management team. Â Colorado National is a spectacularÂ facility and one of the few placesÂ representative of our first class brand. Â Weâ€™ve seen aÂ number or opportunities both locally and nationally, and have passed. Â We could not miss the opportunity to align with Colorado National.â€
At a time when there is much debate about declining participation in golf, Bruening continues, Â â€œWe areÂ learning that ifÂ you treat people withÂ great service, and deliver outstanding golf value, we are seeing recordÂ participation in golf from both young and old. Â The game is growing. Â We have serviced more patrons in 2016 than any prior year. Â We are upbeat about the future of golf in Colorado.â€
There is noÂ question that Colorado weather begets great conditions. Â â€œNo bugs, no humidity and crisp morningsâ€¦where else would you rather play?â€ says Matt Schalk, Director of GolfÂ operations at ColoradoÂ National Golf Club. Â Â â€œWe have a great team and a superior product in a highlyÂ competitive space.â€ Â Says Matt,Â â€œOur partnership with Bear DanceÂ adds rocket fuel to our ability to grow our product offerings, and continue to grow the vision for Colorado National. Â We are excitedâ€”this is fantastic news for our team and our loyal patrons.
Colorado National Golf is at 2700 Vista Parkway. Â Erie, Colorado. Â Â www.coloradonationalgolfclub.comÂ Â