Some of the things to look forward to at the new CLUBHOUSE are:
- 5,000 Square Foot fitness center
- Extended outdoor dining with fire pits
- 3 new interior dining facilities
- Brand new locker rooms
- New fitness center
- Hitting simulators
- New pro shop
- Wine room
- Designated kids and teen rooms
- New private event facilities
Estimated completion date for the new clubhouse is Summer of 2017. Click below to see the latest floor plans.
Columbine Country Club has announced it will begin construction on a new $20-million clubhouse and wellness center in spring 2016, with an anticipated completion in the summer of 2017.
General Manager Michael Bratcher said, “After an extensive national search and review process was conducted, Marsh and Associates, Inc. (MAI) was chosen to design the new clubhouse.” With offices in Colorado and Texas, MAI has consistently been named among the top clubhouse hospitality architecture firms in the world, he added.
Bratcher said Hyder Construction, a 69-year-old, award winning, Denver firm has also been chosen as the general contractor for the Columbine project.
“The overall 45,000-square -foot clubhouse design has a European flair with a Colorado sensitivity befitting the Columbine Valley neighborhood,” said Mike Marsh. “Expansive windows will provide exterior views of the course. Operable glass walls will enhance the indoor/outdoor experience, “ he added.
Marsh said the new clubhouse would include the following features:
- An upper floor men’s locker room overlooking the golf course with bar and indoor/outdoor dining facilities.
- A second floor private conference and dining room
- A first -floor ladies locker room with indoor/outdoor patio dining and view of the golf course.
- Three interior dining areas providing flexibility for large and small group functions.
- Dedicated space for family dining with access to the members’ recreational lawn area.
- A drive up cobblestone auto courtyard with a central fountain and valet service.
Describing the key features of the new clubhouse, Marsh said, “the outdoor dining will be spectacular and include expansive covered and uncovered spaces, with many water features. Outdoor seating around multiple fire pits will provide views of the golf course and numerous casual outdoor dining areas will be signature elements of the new design.”
According to Bratcher, a major member amenity will be a 5,000 –square- foot state-of-the-art wellness center. Massage, physical therapy, cardio and weight spaces will be incorporated in the center, which will have expansive views of the outside grounds. Wellness programs and a diverse offering of fitness classes tailored to the needs of different membership groups will be offered. A highly finished lower level of the clubhouse will include a recreation lounge, golf simulators, and an extensive children’s center.
In addition to the new Clubhouse, plans also call for renovation of Columbine’s swim and tennis facilities this winter to be ready for reopening by Memorial Day 2016. Included in this area are seven existing tennis courts and a large pool that accommodates up to 150 youth during league swimming meets. Areas to be renovated at the pool complex include food and beverage, men’s and women’s locker rooms and recreational areas. An indoor dining component with bar and outdoor access, an outdoor dining pavilion with fireplace, as well as a walk-up serving area will all be added. New recreation areas being considered include bocce ball and volleyball, together with playgrounds and splash pads.
Bratcher said Columbine, which opened in l955, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and has been a part of a rich tradition of golf in Colorado. Columbine hosted the l967 PGA Championship, which was won by Don January and five LPGA tournaments. It is one of only two Colorado courses to have hosted a major championship (Cherry Hills is the other). Columbine is hosting the US Amateur sectional qualifier through 2017. The qualifier for the 2016 US Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship is also being held at Columbine.
Golf course architect Henry Hughes, who was heavily influenced by William Flynn the golf course architect of the Broadmoor and the original Cherry Hills Country Club, designed Columbine. Forse Design considered the leading authority in the country on William Flynn golf course design, completed a major restoration at Columbine in 2005. “The restoration added many features to enhance the challenging championship caliber of Columbine and simultaneously created a great playable club course for all abilities,” said Bratcher.
Columbine’s driving range will be expanded and a new golf practice facility is also planned. “With 200 youth involved in golf, 160 in swimming and 170 in tennis, Columbine has one of the strongest family-oriented junior programs in Colorado,” said Bratcher. A nine-hole par 3 course allows members to sharpen their short game and is a key asset used to help junior golfers and other members learn the game, he added.