New plan in works for Vail golf course |

New plan in works for Vail golf course

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
date: 2007/12/07 | release status: MR & PR | release references: mr5.jpg, pr1.jpg | date created: 2007:12:10
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VAIL, Colorado – An open house will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Vail Golf Club to provide information on a draft Vail Golf Club Master Plan being created by the Vail Recreation District.

The preliminary master plan includes a variety of enhancements to the course including rebuilding tee boxes, sand traps and other golf course features, minor revisions to select greens and fairways and environmental enhancements to adjacent wetlands. A presentation of the plan will begin at 6 p.m. and anyone interested in learning more about the master plan is encouraged to attend.

The district has been working with Kevin Atkinson, of Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design out of Evergreen, to create the master plan. Refreshments will be served and district staff and Atkison will be on hand to answer questions.

Currently, improvements are under way at the Vail Golf Club and include rebuilding of the upper tees or back tees on hole seven, replacement of the bridges located on holes 11 and 17 and building new weather shelters on holes three and 11. Weather permitting, work will last through November and include a variety of impacts to play at the golf course with the entire course scheduled for a single-day closure on Oct. 4. Most recently, the VRD and town of Vail completed an irrigation renovation on the course, plus improvements to tee box three.

For more information, call Sarro at 970-479-2262

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