Nine holes to be created as part of new course at the Glacier Club


Nine holes to be created as part of new course at the Glacier Club
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A new course is under development at the Glacier Club in Durango, Colorado.

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.

Of the site of the new holes at Glacier Club, Irwin said: “The views are absolutely spectacular. There’s not one bad look anywhere. 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’.

“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.