Vail: Golf course work starts in April |

Vail: Golf course work starts in April

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Recreation District and the town of Vail, Colorado will begin renovating the Vail Golf Club’s 40-year-old irrigation system in mid-April.

The $3.2 million project is designed to make the course’s irrigation system more efficient. The work is schedule to finish by the end of August, through the course should open May 15. Once all 18 holes are open for play, a minimum of 17 to 18 holes will be available throughout the season during the renovation.

Construction work 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 from July 3 through 5.

The schedule is as follows and is subject to change:

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March 1 to April 30 ” Fusing pipes and pump house construction


1 ” Vail Nordic Center closes

15-22 ” Road work on Vail Valley Drive, no impacts to traffic

27 ” Pump station installation


4-11 ” Installation on holes 10, 18 and practice range

11-18 ” Installation on holes 1, 8 and 9; construction of pump station building

15 ” Vail Golf Club opens, weather permitting

18-25 ” Istallation on holes 2, 3 and 7

25-31 ” Installation on holes 4, 5 and 6


1-8 ” Installation on holes 11 and 17

8-15 ” Installation on holes 12, 15 and 16

15-22 ” Installation on holes 13 and 14

22-29 ” Installation on holes 13 and 14

29-July 6 ” Installation on holes 12, 15 and16


6-13 ” Sprinkler installation on holes 11 and 17

13-20 ” Sprinkler installation on holes 5 and 6

20-27 ” Sprinkler installation on holes 3, 4 and 7

27-Aug. 3 ” Sprinkler installation on holes 2 and 8


3-10 ” S prinkler installation on holes 1 and 9

10-17 ” Sprinkler installation on hole 10 and practice range

17-24 ” Sprinkler installation on hole 18

Daily fact sheets, signs and employees will be available to assist golfers who have questions. Course superintenendent Steve Sarro will write a blog about the work at and a public meeting will beheld in early April. Landscapes Unlimited, LLC., of Lincoln, Neb., is the general contractor on the project. It also has done irrigation work at Red Sky Ranch Golf Coursei in Wolcott and the Beaver Creek Golf Course.

Rates for the 2009 golf season will be announced later this month. For more information, contact Sarro at 479-2262.

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