Fox Hollow celebrates two decades of golf

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Fox Hollow Golf Course is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with savings and contests for golfers who have come to call the course home.

The course, 13410 W. Morrison Road, was officially opened on July 31, 1993 and since then has become a favorite for golfers not only from Lakewood, but the surrounding cities as well.

“Fox Hollow is one of the top courses in the area, and has won awards as a city course,” said Meghan Ruble, marketing and promotions specialist with the city. “We wanted to take a week and have some time to give back to the people who have made it great.”

Golfers will receive a complimentary cart Thursday, Aug. 1, with their tee times; on Friday, Aug. 2 golfers can try to beat the pro’s score; on Saturday, Aug. 3, Cleveland Golf, Taylor Made, Adams Golf and Ping will have some of their newest equipment on display, and there will be a patio grill after each round.

According to Ruble, many of the events during the week are directly tied to the 20th anniversary. On Wednesday, July 31, the actual day the course opened, the price for a round was $22 — the same as the day Fox Hollow opened.

Bill Jewel, regional parks and golf manager, has been working with Lakewood since 1977, and was part of the team that had the course built.

“The land was part of property owned by the Corp of Engineers, and Foothills Recreation leased it briefly for a time before Lakewood got it,” Jewell said. “The property was 2,200 acres. We set aside 450 for the course and the rest went to what would become Bear Creek Lake Park.”

Construction on Fox Hollow started in 1991 and wrapped in 1993. Since then, Jewell said there has been very little maintenance work done, but it will need to have an eye kept on it.

“The course has been great, and very well received, but there is a ‘graying’ process with anything,” he said. “We just need to stay up on things and pay attention.”

The course is consistently voted among the top courses by players, and has been recognized by the PGA for its junior golf programs.

For more information on Fox Hollow, call 303-986-7888 or visit www.lakewoodgolf.org.