Construction will begin this summer on a second 18 at the northeast Colorado private club.
Ballyneal Golf Club, Holyoke, Colo., announced on April 12 that construction will begin this summer on a second 18 at the northeast Colorado private club. Bruce Hepner will design and build the new course.
Until last June, Hepner had been vice-president and senior design associate of Tom Doak’s design firm, Renaissance Golf Design, and in that capacity had assisted Doak in the design and construction of the original 18 at Ballyneal, which opened in 2006, reports Golf Digest.
Like the original, Ballyneal’s second 18 will be a lay-of-the-land layout among rustic Great Plains sand hills.
The second 18 will be accessible for carts (although carts will be limited) and the turf, while primarily fescue, may involve some bent grasses in the mix. The original Ballyneal is fescue throughout, including the putting surfaces.