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Sunset Golf Course sign

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


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! .





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