Coal Creek Golf Course Flood Damages Estimated at $6 million

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courtesy of Coal Creek Golf Course

Coal Creek Golf Course's website outlines the current conditions of their closure. While the course will be closed indefinitely the driving range will be open daily from 10 a.m until 4 p.m.

Tyler Lund, Staff Reporter

Golf course ravaged by flood and will be closed indefinitely

This past month Colorado has faced unexpected and costly flooding all across the Front Range. Colorado has been known for its dry climate and constantly changing weather in the past, but has rarely seen these sort of destructive weather patterns.

One place that was affected by the rainfall was the Coal Creek Golf Course. The Coal Creek Golf Course is located in Louisville on West Dillon Road. Many residents of Louisville wonder how long the course will be closed due to the damage caused by the flood.

“The time to repair the golf course will partly depend on what our options are for paying for it. We think it is likely to take 6-12 months but if the city has to pay for all the cost it could be longer,” said Louisville mayor Robert Muckle. “We think it may cost around $6 million to fix the course.  Just to give you perspective the annual city general fund budget is around $13 million.”

Luckily though the economy of Louisville will not be affected much from the closure of the golf course.

This flood also affected the Monarch golf team in the latter part of their season. Due to the damage done, the golf team had to move practices to the Omni Interlocken Golf Course.

“We are seeking options for both the girls and boys teams for next spring and fall… Currently, the Omni Interlocken Golf Course and the Broadlands Golf Course have offered to assist. . .We are waiting to see what the plan is regarding Coal Creek for the spring, so more information is needed to make final decisions,” said coach of Monarch girls and boys golf teams Michael Riley. Due to school closures, many people have been wondering if this will affect the playing of golfers in the state championships.

“During the rain storms and initial closing of school as well as Coal Creek being shut down, the boys basically could not practice.  Due to this we had to cancel Four tournaments  and was only able to reschedule one.  When that tournament was played, yes, we were very rusty and our play was not up to our earlier standards,” said Michael Riley.

The Coal Creek Golf Course will be closed for a long time but luckily, it seems as though it will not be too much of a burden on the economy of Louisville.