The PGA is coming to Parker. Colorado Golf Club, which opened for play in 2007 as one of the premier new courses in America, has been selected as the …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
The PGA is coming to Parker.
Colorado Golf Club, which opened for play in 2007 as one of the
premier new courses in America, has been selected as the site of
the 71st Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious
event in senior golf. The Championship will be contested May 24-30,
2010, at the course in Parker.
Co-designed by Bill Coore and two-time Masters Champion and 1999
Ryder Cup Captain Ben Crenshaw, Colorado Golf Club was recognized
in 2007 by GOLF Magazine as one of the top new private courses in
The 71st Senior PGA Championship becomes the third major
championship in senior golf to be conducted in Colorado, following
the 1993 U.S. Senior Open at Cherry Hills and the 2008 U.S. Senior
Open at The Broadmoor.
"Colorado Golf Club's pedigree on the American golf landscape is
barely over two years old, but it lies on a piece of property that
seems like it was destined to be the site of a great golf course,"
PGA of America President Jim Remy said. "The PGA of America is very
excited to be able to host the Senior PGA Championship at Colorado
Golf Club in the spring of 2010, which will connect the greatest
senior players in the game to Colorado's enthusiastic and
knowledgeable golf fans."
Colorado Golf Club rests in an undisturbed enclave in Parker,
surrounded by 1,100 acres of open space. The par-72 layout can be
stretched to 7,604 yards, making it the longest to host a Senior
PGA Championship in the rarefied air of Colorado.
"The Colorado Golf Club is a beautiful natural site for golf,"
Crenshaw said. "The excellent topography lent itself to a diversity
of holes, providing a challenge to all golfers. It's a well-rounded
test which will showcase the individual player's skills in the
Senior PGA Championship."
Colorado Golf Club plays through open meadows, wooded hillsides,
natural barrancas and streams. It features a variety of hole
orientations and intriguing mix of shots, short and long, uphill
and downhill. The course demands imaginative shot making that will
challenge every aspect of a golfer's game.
Begun in 1937, the Senior PGA Championship is the oldest major
championship in senior golf. It was born on the grounds of another
of golf's majors at the invitation of one of the game's greatest
players. At the suggestion of renowned amateur Bobby Jones, the
inaugural Senior PGA Championship was conducted at Augusta National
Golf Club three years after the first Masters Tournament.
Presently, the Senior PGA Championship brings together both the
legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional
golf to new audiences throughout the United States.
Many of the game's greatest players have won the Championship's
Alfred S. Bourne Trophy — a roster that features Gene Sarazen, Sam
Snead, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus,
Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Jay Haas.
For more information about the 2010 Senior PGA Championship,
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.