Denver Selects World-Class Teams to Compete for Redesign of City Park Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            January 3, 2016

Nancy Kuhn

Denver Parks and Recreation
Cynthia Karvaski

Denver Selects World-Class Teams to Compete for

Redesign of City Park Golf Course

Course will remain open through 2017 and will reopen in 2019


DENVER – The City and County of Denver today announced that three design-build contractor teams have been selected to submit proposals for the redesign of City Park Golf Course. The teams include some of the industry’s top golf course designers, engineers, architects and construction contractors that have the unique experience, knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of Denver’s golf community and the neighborhoods around City Park.

The three teams chosen to submit proposals are:

·         Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, with golf course architect/designer Robert Trent Jones II

·         Saunders Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer Icon Golf Studio

·         SEMA Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer DYE Designs

These three were selected from nine teams that responded to the city’s Request for Qualifications that was issued in October. The selection panel included city staff, community representatives and golf/technical experts.

“City Park Golf Course is one of the city’s most beloved and enjoyable golf courses,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation. “The talent and experience represented on these teams will ensure that City Park Golf Course continues to be one of Denver’s crown jewels for years to come.”

A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued to the three teams in mid-January. The RFP will include guidelines and requirements that will drive the design of the course. In addition to input from the public, representatives of the neighborhoods around City Park Golf Course and the golf community participated in an eight-month, collaborative process to develop and inform many of the design guidelines that will be in the RFP. A community open house about the RFP will be held in late January or early February.

The course will remain open through the 2017 golf season. The city will select the design-build contractor in the Spring of 2017, with construction expected to begin in late 2017. The course will reopen in 2019.

The redesign of City Park Golf Course is part of the city’s Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systemsprogram. That program is taking a comprehensive approach to better protecting people and property north and east of downtown against flooding while improving water quality and enhancing public spaces. More information can be found at

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