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Members of the Plum Creek Community:
The ownership group of Plum Creek Golf Club have recently completed an auction process for the golf course and all underlying land assets. Through the process, we learned:
- The buying interest is primarily from home builders and few have interest in maintaining or operating the golf course.
- The value, to most buyers, is in achieving density development.
As many of you recall, we presented a “Golf Course Improvement Plan” in March of 2016. While there were some loud detractors of the initiative, there were many in the community that supported the plan for a long term conservation easement on the golf course in exchange for some considered density development in and around the current clubhouse.
It will be our plan to present a Best and Final Improvement Plan to the community BEFORE divesting of our ownership of the golf course. It has always been our goal to achieve first class playing conditions, while maintaining a great value proposition for golf. It also remains our goal to provide multiple dining options that are representative of our dining brand. To do this, we need to sell some of our land adjacent to the golf course. We will commit that 100% of the proceeds from the development will go to clubhouse and golf course renovations that are desperately needed. Most notably, we are not able to complete a badly needed water well which will protect our asset (the golf course) and update a sprinkler system that is 15 years past its useful life.
We hope that those that support the long term vision of the Plum Creek Community, and those that hope to keep a high-end golf course within the Community, will voice their support for what we think is a highly considered, neighborly plan that is NOT dense and falls well within the existing Community density plan.
We will be presenting a best and final plan to the town in the coming weeks.
Plum Creek Ownership
Show it off at our Halloween Costume Party at Plum Creek Golf Club Saturday, October 29th from 7-10 pm
$25 per person, ages 21+
Prizes for Best Female, Male and Couple Costumes
The 25 South Band with be playing Live Music
Listen to them here
Delicious Hors D Oeuvres will be served.
Now we just need Fun People to come enjoy.
Call 303-660-2200 x110 to RSVP and pre purchase your entry tickets.
Colorado National Golf Club Announces Partnership with Bear Dance Owners
Colorado National Golf Club (CNGC) is cementing its effort to be the pre-eminent golf offering in the Rocky Mountain West. Starting September, 2016, ownership of CNGC is joining forces with the owners of SW Greens, LLC–the owner/operator of Bear Dance Golf Course/Plum Creek, and Riverdale Golf. The alignment of talent, resources, and energy, will continue a focus of great value golf, with an overarching goal to grow first class golf, food and beverage, events and all service levels.
According to CNGC’s ownership, “We have been planning for the future – for our family, for our membership, and for our great and loyal team. 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. 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. We could not be more excited to execute a strategy that makes Colorado National Golf Club a jewel of golf offerings.”
Colorado National Golf Club, located in Erie, Colorado, is not short on existing accolades for Best Service, Best Course, Best Food, Best Conditions, Best Practice Facility, and Best for Families. CNGC is a Jay Morrish design, and at 7,700 yards from the tips, has quickly become a championship venue. 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, in addition to continued professional and amateur tournaments.
Colorado National is the exclusive golf course of the University of Colorado Men’s and Women’s golf teams and has already hosted TWO 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. The award-winning facility houses the state’s best clubhouse, practice facility, restaurant, patio and indoor golf practice facility. The golf course was awarded the 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. The golf shop is a prior winner of the prestigious “TOP 100” golf shops in the country.
Bear Dance Golf Club, located in Larkspur, Colorado, owned and operated by SW Greens, has been perennially ranked the Number ONE golf public golf course in Colorado. Since opening, Bear Dance has achieved the Top billing for #1 Public Golf course in 14 out of 15 years of operations. It’s golf shop was the Merchandiser of the Year in 2015, coupled with honors in multiple categories of Service, Food and Beverage, and Best Colorado Tournament Venue.
According to Stuart Bruening, Co-owner of SW Greens, “The opportunity to bring our brand and philosophy of first class service and product offering at all levels to CNGC could not be more exciting. This is an exciting time for our Bear Dance patrons, and we are eager to get going with the CNGC management team. Colorado National is a spectacular facility and one of the few places representative of our first class brand. We’ve seen a number or opportunities both locally and nationally, and have passed. We could not miss the opportunity to align with Colorado National.”
At a time when there is much debate about declining participation in golf, Bruening continues, “We are learning that if you treat people with great service, and deliver outstanding golf value, we are seeing record participation in golf from both young and old. The game is growing. We have serviced more patrons in 2016 than any prior year. We are upbeat about the future of golf in Colorado.”
There is no question that Colorado weather begets great conditions. “No bugs, no humidity and crisp mornings…where else would you rather play?” says Matt Schalk, Director of Golf operations at Colorado National Golf Club. “We have a great team and a superior product in a highly competitive space.” Says Matt, “Our partnership with Bear Dance adds rocket fuel to our ability to grow our product offerings, and continue to grow the vision for Colorado National. We are excited—this is fantastic news for our team and our loyal patrons.
Colorado National Golf is at 2700 Vista Parkway. Erie, Colorado. www.coloradonationalgolfclub.com