Golf Course Architecture - Issue 62: October 2020

The eighteenth (left) and ninth holes at Columbine finish in front of the new clubhouse 63 A replica of the Wanamaker Trophy now sits proudly on display at Columbine Country Club. The Denver club may have hosted the PGA Championship more than 50 years ago, but it only recently acquired its own version of the glittering prize. It is a symbol of a new era for Columbine, which began with the construction of its new $24 million clubhouse – to replace an original that, according to committee chair Frank Trainer, “looked like a grade school”. The club was anxious to bring the facilities into the 21st century. “We put together a group to re-energise the membership and return the club to something we are proud of,” says Trainer. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin