The Durango, Colo. property is incorporating one of its existing nine-hole courses into the design of the 18-hole Glacier Course, which will measure 7,100 yards from the back tees.
Durango, CO. (March 31, 2015) - A new course is under development at the Glacier Club in Durango, Colo., Golf Course Architecture reported.
Hale Irwin of the Hale Irwin Golf Design firm is working alongside iCon Golf Studios’ Todd Schoeder on the design of nine new holes at the club, Architecture reported.
“The views are absolutely spectacular. There’s not one bad look anywhere,” Irwin said. “In the design process we wanted to make every hole a painting—each uniquely different, and pleasing to the eye. At Glacier Club we’ve had this great canvas on which to paint a beautiful golf course.”
The Glacier Club currently features three nine-hole courses. One of the nine hole courses will be incorporated into the new design, which in combination with the nine new holes, will form the 18-hole Glacier Course, Architecture reported.
“When the nines are combined, you will have some flatter shots on the new nine,” Irwin said. “We have made some of the uphill and downhill shots more friendly. But for the most part, it’s hilly. I think we’ve made something that is uniquely different. It’s beautiful. Once we get it grassed, I think people are going to be awe-struck with what’s out there.”
The new course will have an out-and-back routing and will measure 7,100 yards from the back tees, Architecture reported.
About Glacier Club
This private, debt-free golf community is located near the town of Durango, Colorado, in the Animas River Valley, known for its varied scenery and abundant wildlife. Amenities include 27 holes of golf, tennis, fitness and an outdoor pool and spa. Lots priced from $180,000 to $850,000; Townhomes, Cabins and Homes from $495,000 to under $2 million.