1. Rodeo Dunes Overview
A destination golf resort, Rodeo Dunes will sprawl over 2,000 acres with two course routings winding over and around dunes on on the high plains of northeastern Colorado. It’s being described by its developers, Michael and Chris Keiser, as a place where “the rugged Irish links blend with the mystique and romance of the American West”. Golfers will enjoy sweeping panoramas of Longs Peak and the Front Range. The expansive property can support up to six golf courses.
2. Accessible Location
Situated 50 miles northeast of Denver, only 42 miles from Denver International Airport and 65 miles from Boulder. It’s located just off Interstate 76 near the town of Roggen.
3. Courses and Architects
The first course will be designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, whose celebrated portfolio includes Bandon Trails, Bandon Preserve and Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Resort, Sand Hills GC in Nebraska, Red Course at Streamsong Resort in Florida and Sand Valley in Wisconsin to name a few. The second course will be the solo design debut of Jim Craig, who has shaped and managed the construction of several Coore & Crenshaw layouts since the late 1990’s, including Old Sandwich Golf Club in Massachusetts and McArthur Golf Club in Florida. Craig, a master at shaping dunescapes, was largely responsible for the popular 17-hole Sandbox short course at Sand Valley in Wisconsin. A short course and putting course are expected to be built at Rodeo Dunes following the opening of the two 18-holers.
4. Expected Opening
Construction starts this summer (2023) with an expected opening date in 2025.
5. Developers – The Keiser Touch
Michael Keiser and Chris Keiser, owners and developers of Sand Valley in Wisconsin, are the driving forces behind Rodeo Dunes. They are the sons of celebrated golf course developing genius Mike Keiser, founder of wildly successful Bandon Dunes in Oregon. The Keiser sons did a masterful job of transforming the dunes in Wisconsin to one of the nation’s best golf resort complexes and their aim is to do the same on the high plains in northeastern Colorado. “The moment I set foot on this land, I knew this was the place,” says Michael Keiser. “The dunes are perfect – tall and rolling, with unlimited possibilities for great golf holes.” Keiser has compared the property to Alister Mackenzie’s Lahinch in Ireland.
For more information, visit the Rodeo Dunes Official Website