Vail Golf Club talks renovation |

Vail Golf Club talks renovation

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Recreation District Thursday will host a public presentationin Vail, Colorado to discuss this spring and summer’s renovation of the golf course’s 40-year-old irrigation system.

The $3.2 million renovation starts next week and is scheduled to be completed the last week in August. The golf club is scheduled to open May 15, weather permitting, and once all 18 holes are open, a minimum of 17 to 18 holes of play will be available at all times during the renovation. C

Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and a half day on Saturdays. No work will take place Sundays or July 3 to 5, during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The presentation will take place during the rec district board’s regular meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Vail Town Council chambers. The presentation will include an overview of the renovation, explanation of what will change at the course during construction, handicap, slopes and rating adjustments, and how improvements will affect greens and tee boxes.

Those who attend the meeting will be entered into a drawing to win one, 10 Round Vail Golf Club Pass. The winner will be chosen following the presentation and must be present to win.

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Vail Golf Club Superintendent Steve Sarro says the new system will use water more efficiently, make greens healthier and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

“Overall this new system will enable Vail Golf Club to be a more responsible user of water, which is something we consider to be a very precious resource,” said Sarro. “It will also provide a healthier recreational environment for all users.”

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