Washington County Club

Sunset Golf Course sign

Address:
39469 Highway 63
Akron, CO 80720
970-345-2309 [View Map]

 

Details:
9 hole regulation length course
Public golf course
Staff- Dick Severin General Manager
Par 36
Blues | 3,219 yards | 101 slope | 34 rating
Whites | 3,113 yards | 111 slope | 33 rating
Reds | 2,748 yards | 109 slope | 33 rating

 

 

 

 

 

The Course

Back in 1951, a group of Golf enthusiasts were sitting around sipping an afternoon brew and said "Let's build a Golf Course". Well alrighty then! So Pete Severin lead the group and began laying out what is now Washington County Golf Course. Back in those days you didn't move around a lot of dirt for fairways, you just picked out where the tee boxes were and where the greens would be and went from there! The result was a course that played to the natural contour of the land. You could even call this a links style course, because if you get off the fairway, you need to remember "in trouble, out of trouble" and take your medicine. The course started with sand greens at its inception, and was converted to bent grass in the 70's when irrigation was installed, as were many of the plains courses. Small fast greens keep you thinking club selection, and you will need all of them! It is wide open, with shaded areas around many of the tee's with the #6 Par 3 being the signature hole. The tee is elevated as you shoot across a ravine to a well-guarded green with water on the left. You really need to thread the needle on this one.

Dick Severin

Dick takes great care of Washington, and has been on hand for ten years. He was a member before that, and just saw a need and filled it. Be glad he did, because these are some challenging conditions out on the plains to run a golf course and Dick does a great job and you can tell he loves what he does. His nephew Rich Noble the Superintendent at Indian Hills in Yuma, grew up on this course and honed his skills. Dick's dad is Pete, one of the founders so these guys have a slight advantage when it comes to a match play event! .

 

 

FEATURED PLACES TO EAT

Subway

276 W 1st St

Akron, CO 80720

303-834-9384 [View Map]

 

Cornerstone Coffee

173 Main Avenue

Akron, CO 80720

970-345-0722 [View Map]

 

Grasshopper Liquor Store

364 E 1st Street

Akron, CO 80720

970-345-9888 [View Map]

 

 

 

 OTHER PLACES TO EAT

Chalet Cafe & Lounge
90 Main Ave Akron, CO 80720 303-834-9384 [View Map]

J D's Quick Stop 
352 W 1st St Akron, CO 80720 970-345-2727 [View Map]

 

FEATURED PLACES TO STAY

Mojo's Inn

625 East 1st Street

Akron, CO 80720

970-345-6656 [View Map]

 

Courtyard Marriott Longmont

Featured Hotel

123 Main St.

Akron, CO 80501

303-123-4567[View Map]

 

Hampton Inn Longmont

OTHER PLACES TO STAY

Any Hotel
123 Main St.
Akron, CO 80501
Phone: 303-123-4567 [View Map]

 

FEATURED THINGS TO DO

Relaxations Salon & Spa

93 Main Avenue

Akron, Colorado 80720

970-554-2400 [View Map]

 

Featured Place

123 Main Street

Akron, Colorado 80723

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OTHER THINGS TO DO

Town of Akron

Washington County Online

Other Thing to Do
123 Main Street Akron, CO 80723
970 332-3484 [View Map]

 

 

 

Author: golfcolorado9holes.com

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