The Olde Course At Loveland, CO

The Olde Course at Loveland CO is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, let alone in Colorado. No wonder it won the 2018 Reader's Choice CAGGY Award for Best Front Range and Northeast Course…a very prestigious recognition, indeed. The Colorado AvidGolfer also rates it very highly.

About the Olde Course at Loveland CO

We're not going to describe the Olde Course in beautiful Loveland, CO in hole-by-hole detail. But we can, however, explain a bit more about this old-world Grand Dame of golf courses that has stood the test of time so gracefully. This mature course stands out as a paean of the golfing tradition at its finest. It has been thoughtfully and aesthetically designed, with the highest quality of turf shaded by gracious, verdant trees to augment its beauty.

The Olde Course at Loveland, CO, also presents a formidable challenge to its users. The cool, shady fairways funnel into an area of narrower, softly rolling greens. When you play a round of golf here, you will have to navigate your way around six course-defining ponds-and also conquer an island green at hole number 14. The Olde Course wouldn't be complete without a signature hole, and number 14 is it. The viewpoint at tee-off is a sweeping vista of straight green with a horseshoe pond at the bottom of it. What stories could those waters surrounding the hole tell? How many balls have splashed into its dark depths over the years?

The 18-hole Olde Course in Loveland, CO, is over 6,800 yards in total, with a par average of 72. The course slope rating is 127 (71.3 from back tees), and the entire area is a non-metal spike zone. Extra services include a driving range, snack bar, pro golf instruction, and full pro shop. Tournaments are coordinated within the course facilities.

The History

In 2019, the Olde Course at Loveland, CO, will be nearly 60 years old. In 1955, a committee of local golfers presented the idea of a golf course to the city council. A generous gift from patrons John and Alyce Donahue turned the dream into reality; the couple donated 100 acres of land for the development of a municipal golf course.

Henry Hughes, a Denver architect, was chosen to design the course layout. In 1960, the first nine holes were opened up for play, and the remaining nine were added over the next nine years. One of the most popular awards given out by the course is the hole-in-one; the coveted prize is a gift voucher from the Pro Shop…and the prestigious bragging rights for life.

Over the years, golfers of every level of expertise and nationality have walked the undulating Olde Course greens in Loveland, CO. It is a challenging course, but-as so many players can attest-this is what makes it so enjoyable. It is without a doubt one of the top bucket list courses for many a golfer across the nation.

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