The Keiser family, known for their role in successful golf destinations like Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley, and Cabot Cape Breton, is heading to Colorado for a new 36 hole facility.
Located near Roggen, Colorado less than an hour up Interstate 76 from downtown Denver, Chris and Michael Keiser—the sons of Mike Keiser Sr.—have acquired nearly 2,000 acres with goals of bringing a 36 hole golf destination. According to Colorado AvidGolfer, Michael Keiser has compared the property to Alister Mackenzie’s Lahinch in Ireland, with potential for golf in a similar manner. Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw will handle one golf course, while longtime Coore & Crenshaw associate Jimmy Craig will handle the second routing. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2023.
Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw have been Mike Keiser’s go-to firm following 2005’s Bandon Trails. Since then, the duo have constructed Sand Valley, Cabot Cliffs, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Barnbougle’s Bougle Run, and The Sandbox. Jim Craig’s rèsumé includes work on a majority of Coore & Crenshaw properties since the mid-1990s.
The Colorado project joins Cabot Links (Canada), Barnbougle Dunes (Australia), Sand Valley (Wisconsin), Dunes Club (Michigan), and Bandon Dunes (Oregon) in a very impressive list of developments the Keiser family has invested in.