Korn Ferry Pros Take on the Longest Hole on Tour at the TPC Colorado Championship

TPC Colorado - Korn Ferry

Just two years ago, owner and developer, Heron Lakes Investments, LLC opened the beautiful TPC Colorado surrounded by the Heron Lakes community, located in northwest Berthoud. Heron Lakes, a master-planned residential neighborhood, is home to Colorado’s first ground-up golf course development in nearly 10 years. Situated along the banks of Lonetree, McNeil, and Welch Reservoirs it features majestic views of the Rocky Mountains.

The 800-acre golf development is a lifestyle community, including a semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Schaupeter Golf Course Architects. The golf course was named the #3 Best New Private Course in 2019 by Golf Digest.

TPC Colorado - Heron Lakes 3
A colossal 773-yard par 5 makes this TPC Colorado hole the longest in professional golf. Breaking down the hole here.

Less than 18 months after opening, TPC Colorado welcomed the Korn Ferry Tour, the Path to the PGA TOUR, as the host site for the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. The inaugural tournament was a resounding success, both in the community and on Tour. Unofficially dubbed the “best first-year tournament in 30-years” and officially awarded “Best Product of the Year” at the season end from the Korn Ferry Tour, the tournament also generated over $20k for local charities.

TPC Colorado Course

Bigger plans and higher goals had been set and put into motion as tournament organizers focused forward in preparations for the 2020 tournament. However, everything changed earlier this year when the Korn Ferry Tour, and much of the world, halted their usual operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the Korn Ferry Tour announced the resumption of the 2020 season, including the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes, the tournament staff made a quick pivot given their new guidelines and have spent the last few months preparing to host a professional golf tournament in a very unique way. The tournament will now be held June 29-July 4 as “player only” event; sponsors, pro-am participants, and spectators are not permitted.

The tournament staff have spent countless hours scrutinizing every detail to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved as this remains the number one priority. Thermal screenings, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, socially distanced spaces, open-air facilities, pre-packaged items, and COVID-19 tests are just some of the additional precautions being implemented at TPC Colorado.

TPC Colorado - Korn Ferry

The 2020 tournament also leads into the grand opening of the expansive 65,000 square-foot TPC Colorado clubhouse, which will serve as the epicenter of the Heron Lakes Community. The clubhouse features rustic, modern, mountain charm throughout and showcases a 5,000 square-foot grand ballroom, full-service men’s and women’s locker facilities and intimate dining and meeting rooms. The pinnacle is the 15,000 square feet of covered patio overlooking five holes of golf and sweeping lake and mountain views.  Those views of the Front Range include Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Flatirons in Boulder and Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs.

For more information about the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes, please contact Tournament Director, Drew Blass, at [email protected]

Or, visit the official tournament site: Click Here

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