07 Mar Harrison Minchew, Fred Funk finalize Colorado’s RainDance National
Eleven years after teaming up on the design and after numerous routings, Harrison Minchew and Fred Funk are at long last ready to unveil RainDance National Resort and Golf in Windsor, Colo. Situated 55 miles north of Denver and 20 miles southeast of Fort Collins, RainDance is a semi-private layout set in the high desert at nearly 5,000 feet elevation. The thin air partially explains the back tee scorecard length of 7,845 yards, though it can actually be stretched to 8,485 yards. The terrain features 20- to 30-foot deep arroyos that flow down to the Cache la Poudre River.
“I’ve never had such a beautiful golf-only site with ideal terrain like RainDance,” says Minchew, a 37-year member of the ASGCA who spent 26 years with Arnold Palmer Design. Developed by The Water Valley Company, RainDance will also feature the 65,000-square-foot G.O.A.T. Ranch putting green and short game area. Seeding on the championship course was completed last fall and the course is expected to open in mid-July.
Author: The First Call Staff