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Lake Valley Golf Club

Phone: (303) 444-2114

Golf Shop

 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Persimmon Grill

11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Lake Valley Golf Club History

Lake Valley Golf Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015.  Designed by Hall of fame golf course architect Press Maxwell, the course and original clubhouse opened 9 holes in 1964 and fully opened for play in the summer of 1965 as Foothills Golf Club.  The then owners, the Loukonen family envisioned a private club with about 35 large lots surrounding the course on what was formerly a horse property and stables. All roads leading to the property were unpaved and it was a long way from what anyone considered Boulder at the time.

The private club concept was abandoned shortly thereafter and the renamed Lake Valley Golf Course was opened to the public as a “daily fee” course.  None of the original lots were developed and the course and surrounding property was sold in 1973 to Fred Sproul a New Mexico developer who also had big plans for it. Unfortunately Mr. Sproul ran into difficulties with his New Mexico projects and lost Lake Valley to foreclosure in 1977 when it was purchased by then Head Golf Pro Scott (Scotty) Edwards.  

By then, the course had became home to many local golfers as well as leagues from Beech Aircraft and IBM. Scotty was a colorful character as were many of the regulars playing Lake Valley at the time.  So much so that Rick Reilly, a Boulder native and distinguished reporter and author used the regulars as his inspiration for the “Goons” in his first golf book “Missing Links”.  To this day, a couple of these characters still enjoy knocking it around at what was then commonly called “Snake Valley” or the “Snake”.

In 1979, Scotty sold the course and surrounding land to another development group headed up by Ralph Patterson a successful Canadian businessman and Jeff Parsley a local attorney/developer.  In 1987, Ralph and his company then sold the subdivision and leased the course (with an option to buy) to Venture Group, a development company owned by Ken Shapiro and Mitch Galnick.  

Venture Group immediately began making improvements to the course and facilities including adding a new, much needed, irrigation system. Under Venture Group’s ownership Lake Valley Estates was completed and sold out by 1990.  Shortly thereafter, they planned and then developed the highly successful North Rim subdivision completing that project in 1995.

With all the development land sold and the course lease and option still in effectm Venture Group then turned its attentions solely to the course and the possibility of forming a private Club.  In 1996, after numerous consumer surveys, focus groups and the help of various consultants, the owners embarked on the journey of upgrading the course and seeking members to join the soon to be Lake Valley Golf Club.

LVGC, LLC, the Club’s current owner was formed in 1996 and membership sales then began.  The Club immediately became semi-private and by 2000 a new award-winning Clubhouse was built next door to the old clubhouse which was then deconstructed and a new cart building was built to take its place. The Club’s course and practice areas became fully private in 2000 while the Golf Shop and the Persimmon Grill remain open to the public.  

As more members were added in the early 2000’s, the Club built a new Maintenance Building and made numerous improvements to the course including adding new bunkers, rebuilding old ones and returning parts of the course to a more natural, more environmentally sensitive state which has encouraged the abundant wildlife we regularly enjoy seeing during our golf experiences today. During this time LVGC, LLC also executed its option and purchased the course land.

The Club, while a mere teenager, enjoys a long and storied history, hosting numerous annual (Hale Irwin Memorial) and periodic ( 1969 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship, 2016 US Senior Open Qualifying) Championships as well as being home to generations of Boulder area golfers.  We are excited about the next 50 years and hope that you and your family can join us in making more memories.

Golf Course and Practice Facilities Dress Code

Men
Shirts with collars and sleeves, mock turtleneck shirts, golf slacks, golf length or slightly shorter shorts (but not short shorts or athletic shorts), jeans that are not torn

Women
Golf shirts, sleeveless golf shirts, golf slacks, shorts or skorts (of a length similar to those worn on the LPGA tour or longer), jeans that are not torn

Children 13 and under have a more relaxed dress code and may wear t-shirts, short shorts, athletic pants, gym shorts, tank tops, etc.

Not Acceptable

Men & Women
Tank tops, tee shirts*, fishnet tops, cut–offs, jams, sweat pants, torn jeans, bathing suits, gym shorts, tennis shorts, other athletic shorts, short shorts

Clubhouse/Persimmon Grill

Same as Golf Course except clean, un-torn tee shirts with no offensive slogans are acceptable.

Members are expected to insure that their guests adhere to such rules. Members should remind their guests of the dress policy prior to arrival to avoid embarrassment.

If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the Golf Shop.

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Lake Valley Golf Club History

Lake Valley Golf Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2015.  Designed by Hall of fame golf course architect Press Maxwell, the course and original clubhouse opened 9 holes in 1964 and fully opened for play in the summer of 1965 as Foothills Golf Club.  The then owners, the Loukonen family envisioned a private club with about 35 large lots surrounding the course on what was formerly a horse property and stables. All roads leading to the property were unpaved and it was a long way from what anyone considered Boulder at the time.

The private club concept was abandoned shortly thereafter and the renamed Lake Valley Golf Course was opened to the public as a “daily fee” course.  None of the original lots were developed and the course and surrounding property was sold in 1973 to Fred Sproul a New Mexico developer who also had big plans for it. Unfortunately Mr. Sproul ran into difficulties with his New Mexico projects and lost Lake Valley to foreclosure in 1977 when it was purchased by then Head Golf Pro Scott (Scotty) Edwards.  

By then, the course had became home to many local golfers as well as leagues from Beech Aircraft and IBM. Scotty was a colorful character as were many of the regulars playing Lake Valley at the time.  So much so that Rick Reilly, a Boulder native and distinguished reporter and author used the regulars as his inspiration for the “Goons” in his first golf book “Missing Links”.  To this day, a couple of these characters still enjoy knocking it around at what was then commonly called “Snake Valley” or the “Snake”.

In 1979, Scotty sold the course and surrounding land to another development group headed up by Ralph Patterson a successful Canadian businessman and Jeff Parsley a local attorney/developer.  In 1987, Ralph and his company then sold the subdivision and leased the course (with an option to buy) to Venture Group, a development company owned by Ken Shapiro and Mitch Galnick.  

Venture Group immediately began making improvements to the course and facilities including adding a new, much needed, irrigation system. Under Venture Group’s ownership Lake Valley Estates was completed and sold out by 1990.  Shortly thereafter, they planned and then developed the highly successful North Rim subdivision completing that project in 1995.

With all the development land sold and the course lease and option still in effectm Venture Group then turned its attentions solely to the course and the possibility of forming a private Club.  In 1996, after numerous consumer surveys, focus groups and the help of various consultants, the owners embarked on the journey of upgrading the course and seeking members to join the soon to be Lake Valley Golf Club.

LVGC, LLC, the Club’s current owner was formed in 1996 and membership sales then began.  The Club immediately became semi-private and by 2000 a new award-winning Clubhouse was built next door to the old clubhouse which was then deconstructed and a new cart building was built to take its place. The Club’s course and practice areas became fully private in 2000 while the Golf Shop and the Persimmon Grill remain open to the public.  

As more members were added in the early 2000’s, the Club built a new Maintenance Building and made numerous improvements to the course including adding new bunkers, rebuilding old ones and returning parts of the course to a more natural, more environmentally sensitive state which has encouraged the abundant wildlife we regularly enjoy seeing during our golf experiences today. During this time LVGC, LLC also executed its option and purchased the course land.

The Club, while a mere teenager, enjoys a long and storied history, hosting numerous annual (Hale Irwin Memorial) and periodic ( 1969 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship, 2016 US Senior Open Qualifying) Championships as well as being home to generations of Boulder area golfers.  We are excited about the next 50 years and hope that you and your family can join us in making more memories.

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Lake Valley Golf Club
4400 Lake Valley Drive, Niwot, CO 80503