Colorado Springs: Patty Jewett celebrates 100th anniversary as municipal golf course Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs' Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Patty Jewett Golf Course as a municipal golf course on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Patty Jewett Golf Course, 900 E Espanola St.

"Patty Jewett is more than a golf course, it's truly one of the major community hubs of Colorado Springs," said Pat Gentile, Patty Jewett superintendent. "I am excited for the next 100-year chapter of bringing together golfers, diners, businesses and residents alike as we work together to honor the legacy of this historic course and find ways to innovate and upgrade for future generations."

The celebration will include remarks from Parks' director Karen Palus, Mayor John Suthers, and Gentile. It will also feature an 18-hole putting green, music at the driving range, appetizers and a cash bar.

Built in 1898 and known as the Town and Gown Club, the course was purchased by William Jewett in 1910 and renamed the Colorado Springs Golf Club. After Jewett gained full ownership of the Suburban Land and Water Supply in 1919, he deeded the course to the City for $1, under the condition it be maintained by the City for the primary purpose of golf, and for the course to be named after his wife, Patty Stuart Jewett.

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Today, Patty Jewett operates as a city enterprise and is fully funded through green fees and other money generated at the course. It is one oldest public golf courses west of the Mississippi, and is the busiest golf course in the state of Colorado, averaging approximately 115,000 9-hole rounds of golf annually. In July, more than 21,000 9-hole rounds were played.

The golf course is expected to upgrade several features over the next few years, including:
  • Updating the golf course master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. through a public involvement process Installing a new irrigation system with a winter watering system that will replace the current system, which is 33 years old Expansion and repaving of the parking lot Upgrade of clubhouse heating systems

For more information on Patty Jewett, visit https://coloradosprings.gov/patty-jewett-golf-course.stats

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