The grass will be greener at Glenmoor Country Club.
At least that’s the hope, after a nearly year-long renovation that focused on its golf course irrigation system.
The club at 110 Glenmoor Drive in Cherry Hills Village reopens its course to members this weekend. An opening bash is planned for Friday night, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning will kick off the start of the season.
The ceremony will take place at 6:45 a.m. and the first tee time will be at 7 a.m., according to Krystal Paramo, communications director at the club.
The $8 million project began in August 2022 and was expected from the start to be completed this month.
The project included building a new water supply source for the course, building a new irrigation system, creating new greens and tees, and improving cart paths for easier mobility, according to Love Golf Design, a golf course architecture firm that oversaw the reconstruction.
The layout of the nearly 6,800-yard, par 71 golf course did not change.
The renovations were approved in late 2021, when 75 percent of voting members were in favor, according to previous BusinessDen coverage. Members voted to make one-time payments between $2,000 and $5,000 depending on their age group.
The 6,800-square-foot course was initially designed in 1985 by Pete, Alice and Perry Dye and no significant upgrades have been made to it since then.
Paramo said in an email the anticipation of the course reopening has contributed to an uptick in the club’s membership over the past five months.
“The community has taken notice of the significant enhancements … Presently, we have 10 golf memberships remaining, and these openings will be occupied quickly according to the influx of applications we are receiving,” she said.
Glenmoor also hired a new head golf pro in May. Alan Palmer previously held the position at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Canada.
“This is an incredibly exciting time at Glenmoor, and I am thrilled to be part of the future of the club,” Palmer said in a statement. “As we approach Glenmoor’s 40th anniversary, upholding club traditions while implementing new and exciting initiatives … are a few of the many things my team will plan to achieve.”