The Pete Dye designed Plum Creek Golf Club is a favorite of Castle Rock locals who claim that the final three holes are some of the most challenging in the state. The dramatic elevation changes provide spectacular views of the nearby mountains. The Plum Creek Golf Club layout features railroad ties surrounding the greens, a signature of Pete Dye’s designs. The strategically placed bunkers and water hazards throughout the course provide an extraordinary test of golf. Unique to Pete Dye’s creations, the surrounding native at Plum Creek adds color and texture that dramatically contrast with the manicured bent grass fairways and greens. The four sets of tees gives every golfer the chance to play from their ideal yardage while still enjoying all the course has to offer.
The Tournament Players Club (TPC) at Plum Creek was the home of the PGA Tour’s second golf course development. TPC projects are part of the PGA Tour’s overall plan for expanding world-class tournament golf competition and enhancing spectator enjoyment of Tour events. One intrical part of that plan was to build a “signature stadium course,” similar to the original at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. A stadium course is one that was constructed with one of the main goals being to provide great vantage points for fans and media. It incorporates mounding and hillsides around greens, in particular, where spectators can sit and enjoy the great golf being played.
The club opened in the spring of 1984 and was the home of the Senior PGA Tour’s Denver Post Championship of Golf Event for the last four years of its six year existence. (1984-1987) Players like Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and many other current and future Golf Hall of Fame Members competed every year.
1987 – Bruce Crampton
1986 – Gary Player
1985 – Lee Elder
1984 – Miller Barber