By the numbers
Construction cost: $6 million
Development acreage: 150
Course acreage: 150
Green fees: $43 weekdays; $49 weekends
The Coal Creek Golf Course website welcomes
guests to “Colorado’s newest 25-year-old golf
Um, come again?
Actually, that’s accurate. The original course
was built in 1990 as part of a housing development. In 2012, the Louisville City Council
hoped to spiff it up by funding a number of
improvements in the coming five to 10 years.
As the saying goes, “Man plans, God laughs,”
Torrential rains hit the area in 2013, wiping
out the course. Sixteen holes were under water.
And there went that plan.
So, the city decided to hire a contractor to
redo the course, with one of the goals to make
it more playable. Again, this was not a renova-
tion, but a complete reimagining of the course.
“Everything you thought you knew about
Coal Creek, forget it,” architect Kevin Norby
told Colorado Avid Golfer magazine at the
time of the reopening. “It’s a different golf
The city also rebranded the golf course to
celebrate the region’s coal mining history.
Remnants of an old mineshaft are just a few
steps from the back tee on the fifth hole.
What the judges said:
“Wow! Affordable golf so people can
have an entry to the sport. Great to see a
site revitalized after a natural disaster into
a more functional facility that protects the
watershed.” — Mike DeVries
Mr. George Bryan
Mr. Toxey Haas
Mossy Oak Development Team
Jerry Pate Turf
South Dallas Turf Nursery
“Heritage Links is delighted to be involved with such an award winning golf course project”
-Jon P O’Donnell - Division President, Heritage Links
Heritage Links, a Division of Lexicon, Inc. – 6707 Cypress Creek Parkway – Houston – Texas – 77079
Telephone: 281 866 0909 Phone: 281 866 0944 email: email@example.com www.heritage-links.com
Developer: City of Louisville
Architect: Kevin Norby
Contractor: Landscapes Unlimited