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Title: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Steve_ Shaffer on December 16, 2021, 12:55:23 PM
Fred Funk on Golf Channel now.Fescue fairways.


https://youtu.be/3JM4Fhfp-Pg (https://youtu.be/3JM4Fhfp-Pg)


https://newcountry991.com/sneak-peek-of-fred-funks-new-golf-course-at-raindance-in-windsor/ (https://newcountry991.com/sneak-peek-of-fred-funks-new-golf-course-at-raindance-in-windsor/)


https://coloradoavidgolfer.com/making-it-rain/ (https://coloradoavidgolfer.com/making-it-rain/)
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open june,2002
Post by: Tom_Doak on December 16, 2021, 12:57:49 PM
I presume you mean June of 2022 ?
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open june,2022
Post by: Steve_ Shaffer on December 16, 2021, 01:14:17 PM
I corrected  but it would have made a great retro course.  ;D
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Steve_ Shaffer on December 16, 2021, 04:01:30 PM
Here is today's interview on Golf Channel:




https://www.golfchannel.com/video/fred-funk-it-was-bucket-list-build-golf-course
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open june,2002
Post by: Pat Burke on December 16, 2021, 08:10:10 PM
I presume you mean June of 2022 ?


July 12 Tom
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Kalen Braley on May 09, 2022, 06:56:26 PM
Looks to still be on schedule

Only 8400+ yards thou?  Seems like they could have found a few more to get to 9k

https://www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/content/new-8463-yard-course-at-raindance-national-will-open-in-july
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Craig Sweet on May 10, 2022, 10:51:53 PM
I like Fred Funk, but that was funny as heck! Flat greens, (easy) shallow bunkers (easy) no slopes around greens (easy) over 8000 yards (why?)  I kept thinking his description was a tour players delight!


I golf at 5500ft and the altitude makes very little difference....but hey, if Fred thinks the ball is going to fly an extra 50 yards, so be it. Any excuse to build the 3rd longest course in the world!!!
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: MCirba on May 11, 2022, 09:29:02 AM
Can't we all just agree that 9,200 yards should be the new "Championship Course" standard?    ::) :o :'(
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Pat Burke on May 16, 2022, 09:50:15 PM
I like Fred Funk, but that was funny as heck! Flat greens, (easy) shallow bunkers (easy) no slopes around greens (easy) over 8000 yards (why?)  I kept thinking his description was a tour players delight!


I golf at 5500ft and the altitude makes very little difference....but hey, if Fred thinks the ball is going to fly an extra 50 yards, so be it. Any excuse to build the 3rd longest course in the world!!!


At my new damaged best,
I was Hitting shots 8+% Further in Windsor CO when I was there than I am in Southern California


And I do not hit it particularly high. Just FYI.


The nature of the course at Raindance will see some insane driving distances. There is a LOT of elevation.


FYI there are 5 par threes / 5 par fives


There are a few tees that are simply for distance sake , but there are a few holes that will look stupid on a scorecard distance wise, but the slope and fescue mix should see those hole play reasonably.


IF (and thatís a big if), golfers play the correct tees, it should be a course most can play to their handicap and have fun.


There are a few forced carries that will challenge juniors, and some seniors/women
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: SBusch on May 18, 2022, 01:09:44 PM
Fred Funk is the nicest person you could ever meet.  I sincerely hope the course is fantastic.
Title: Re: Raindance National ( Minchew, Funk) in Windsor, CO to open july,2022
Post by: Kalen Braley on May 18, 2022, 04:12:11 PM
Certainly interesting,

While Colorado does have high elevation skiing and mountain hiking this golf course is situated a few hundred feet BELOW 5,000 feet.  In comparison the courses near Park City like Glenwild, Promontory, Painted Valley sit at 6,500+ feet.