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Unique Collaborative Effort Leads to Re-opening Boomerang Links Golf Course Back Nine Holes

Boomerang back nine

Sunday, June 19 the Boomerang Links back nine holes will re-open for play after extensive construction and shutdown. Construction of a new irrigation pond, pump station and new golf holes began in March 2021 after the Greeley-Evans School District 6 and the City of Greeley agreed to a land exchange. The overall purpose of the exchange was to clear the way for construction of the new Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering—a K-8 school, but the work ultimately created many additional long-term benefits including:

  • Better access and improved safety for the new Tointon Academy
  • Significant water efficiency improvements
  • Safer golfing corridors

This collaboration resulted in a total project cost of $6.2 million, shared between the city and District 6. Partners worked together to plan, implement and fund the realignment of several golf holes on the Boomerang south course. The land exchange gives District 6 the ability to develop the entire parcel of land surrounding the new K-8 building and access the school from 71st Avenue more effectively. For the Boomerang Golf Course, this project has reduced noise and safety concerns. Additionally, it provided a unique layout with enhanced golf and water features.

In the golf course reconfiguration, the city’s Water and Sewer department led the effort to create more efficient water storage and develop a regional pump station for non-potable irrigation water. After this project, the city will no longer lose approximately 350 acre-feet of water a year (about 175 Olympic-sized pools) due to the unlined ponds throughout the golf course. The city constructed a regional irrigation system to provide raw, untreated water to the golf course, school site, future development, and community. All these improvements allowed for water savings, improved playing conditions and reduced cost of labor and maintenance.

The City of Greeley, Boomerang Links Golf Course and District 6 collaborated to address numerous challenges throughout the project. A record amount of rain during construction and a major flood in 2021 damaged construction and delayed reseeding the turf grass. Working together, project partners stayed on target to open the new school in the fall of 2022 and kept the golf course open and playable throughout construction. This significant investment and partnership will have long-term benefits for current Greeley residents and future generations to come.   


Release Date:
Jun 9, 2022

Kelly Snook, Interim Director of Culture, Parks & Recreation

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