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Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse Renovation

  • 1 February 2016

Update: The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Town of Vail and the Vail Recreation District regarding a lawsuit challenging the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse remodel project which broke ground on Sept. 8. View the full news release for more information. 

The project schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 – Clubhouse building will close at the end of business and contractor will cone off construction area.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015  – Contractor will begin mobilization with installation of fencing, placement of a job site trailer and excavation equipment.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 – Construction update meeting for neighbors and others impacted by the project. This meeting will be held weekly at 1 p.m. in the Town of Vail Public Works Administration Building, 1309 Elkhorn Dr., through Oct. 14. Public groundbreaking to follow at 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 – Demolition of building begins and will take up to two weeks to complete. Golf play will continue with 18 holes of golf available via walking, push carts, golf bikes and 40 gas-powered carts available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in and food and beverage service will be available through the starter building.
  • Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 – Weekly construction update meeting, 1 p.m. in the Town of Vail Public Works Administration Building, 1309 Elkhorn Dr. Weekly meetings continue through Oct. 14.
  • Week of Sept. 28, 2015 – Driving range will close for the season. Installation of temporary clubhouse facilities will begin, which includes site work preparations, utility work and installation of temporary structure.
  • Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14 – Weekly construction update meeting, 1 p.m. in the Town of Vail Public Works Administration Building, 1309 Elkhorn Dr. Last meeting of the season is Oct. 14.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 – Last day of golf operations.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 – Nordic operations begin with season pass and retail sales in temporary facilities.

Construction will take from 10 to 12 months with the renovation completed by fall 2016. The schedule has been carefully coordinated to maintain continuity of golf and Nordic operations.


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Booking Current Events at Grill on the Gore
Reservations for group events, meetings and weddings in 2015 are available until September 7. The "Wedding Island" will continue to be available for events during the clubhouse renovation.

Booking Future Community/Banquet Space
Reservations are now being taken for future use of the community/banquet space for functions of up to 160 guests year-round. To inquire about reservations, visit, call 970.477.5278 or email


Public Meetings and Associated Documents

In November 2011, Vail voters elected to reallocate the Conference Center Fund balance for expansion and improvement of the clubhouse at the Vail Golf Course and Nordic Center, including multi-use community space; field expansion and restroom renovation at the Ford Park Sports Complex; and Ford Amphitheater improvements, including outdoor seating and restroom improvements. Following the election the Town has been taking action on implementing the results of the election. 

Public meetings and associated documents related to the expansion and improvement of the clubhouse at the Vail Golf Club and Nordic Center follows:

2015 Design Review Board

2013 Town Council

2012 Town Council

2012 Planning and Environmental Commission

  • DATE: April 8, 2013
    SUBJECT: The Planning and Environmental Commission will review the remodel plans for the Vail Golf Course and Nordic Center Clubhouse during its meeting on Monday, April 8. Following an earlier review by the PEC, the project has been modified to address concerns expressed by the commissioners regarding availability of parking and the overall use of the clubhouse. The changes, approved by the Town Council on March 19 in its role as the project owner, include a reduction in capacity of the banquet room from 200 to 160 people which is supported by an economic analysis that has been prepared for the town by an independent research firm. Another adjustment is an agreement to prohibit overflow parking on Sunburst Drive. A third change is a proposal to implement a valet parking program to meet the parking needs of the clubhouse and to ensure compliance with the town’s adopted parking regulations.

2013 Planning and Environmental Commission

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