David Duval, 13-time PGA Tour winner and Colorado resident, takes a ceremonial tee shot at TPC Colorado. Lucas High/BizWest.

Pro tournament to highlight TPC Colorado’s summer golf season

BERTHOUD — For a week in July, Berthoud will be the center of Colorado’s golf universe.

TPC Colorado, a semi-private club with holes that feature panoramic mountain views, will play host to The TPC Colorado Championship, a Web.com Tour event, held from July 8 through July 14.

Mark Hubbard, professional golfer and Colorado native, takes a ceremonial tee shot at TPC Colorado. Lucas High/BizWest.

Web.com is a developmental tour for the Professional Golf Association Tour and brings in professional golfers who haven’t yet reached the PGA Tour level or haven’t won enough points to stay on it.

Club officials welcomed professional golfers, local business leaders and members of the media to the course Thursday to celebrate the inaugural tournament and tee up the summer golf season.

The TPC Colorado Championship is booked every summer through 2023, and the hope is for the event to continue beyond that.

“Bringing the Web.com event here will really magnify the community of Berthoud and Northern Colorado,” TPC Colorado general manager John Buser said.

Tournament Players Club courses are operated by the PGA Tour and are frequent host sites for professional tournaments and championships. There are about three dozen such courses across the country.

“Colorado golfers show up for these events, and finally we can say we have an annual [professional tournament] here in Colorado,” TPC Colorado tournament director Drew Blass said. “We’re thrilled for it to be held here at TPC Colorado.”

The PGA and Web.com tours pride themselves on “their involvement with each community they come to,” said Denver-native Mark Hubbard, a Web.com player who has spent time on the PGA Tour. “They’re going to do a great job of putting this course on the map in terms of real estate and bringing new jobs up to Northern Colorado.”

Northern Colorado “is a community that yearns for professional golf,” said PGA Tour professional David Duval. “The support that these events have had in the past is second to none — players are fully embraced.”

Duval — who has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including a major at the 2001 Open Championship — lives in Cherry Hill Village.

“These things are organic in a way that takes time to build and grow,” Duval said of new professional tournaments. “But I don’t see any way that this event doesn’t last for a long, long time. It will certainly continue to grow and get bigger.”

The Scottish-style TPC Colorado course spreads out over more than 100 acres and sits on U.S. Highway 287 along the edge of Lonetree Reservoir.

“This course will test the best players but will also fit the skills of beginning players,” Buser said. “… We think this will be the most unique and talked about club in Colorado.”

The course features one of the longest holes in the state: the 773-yard 13th hole.

“That’s a lot of real estate,” Duval joked.

The club isn’t just for golfers. A host of other activities are available including swimming, boating and hunting.

The second phase of the 50,000-sqaure-foot clubhouse is currently under construction and is expected to be open by early 2020.

Features will include a wedding and corporate events venue, private locker rooms and dining areas, a restaurant and a wine room.

“This is a unique, family-driven, active-lifestyle club and community,” Buser said.

 

BERTHOUD — For a week in July, Berthoud will be the center of Colorado’s golf universe.

TPC Colorado, a semi-private club with holes that feature panoramic mountain views, will play host to The TPC Colorado Championship, a Web.com Tour event, held from July 8 through July 14.

Mark Hubbard, professional golfer and Colorado native, takes a ceremonial tee shot at TPC Colorado. Lucas High/BizWest.

Web.com is a developmental tour for the Professional Golf Association Tour and brings in professional golfers who haven’t yet reached the PGA Tour level or haven’t won enough points to stay on it.

Club officials welcomed professional golfers, local business leaders and members of the media to the course Thursday to celebrate the inaugural tournament and tee up the summer golf season.

The TPC Colorado Championship is booked every summer through 2023, and the hope is for the event to continue beyond that.

“Bringing the Web.com event here will really magnify the community of Berthoud and Northern Colorado,” TPC Colorado general manager John Buser said.

Tournament Players Club courses are operated by the PGA Tour and are frequent host sites for professional tournaments and championships. There are about three dozen such courses across the country.

“Colorado golfers show up for these events, and finally we can say we have an annual [professional tournament] here in Colorado,” TPC Colorado tournament director Drew Blass said. “We’re thrilled…