After wowing the golf world in 2007 with its stunning Jay Morrish design and enduring the economic downturn of the last few years, The Golf Club at Ravenna has come back stronger than ever.
The club’s owner, River Canyon Real Estate Investments, announced May 20 that Billy Casper Golf (BCG) would assume management of the private golf operation, including course and property maintenance, marketing, membership sales, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, special events, golf instruction and financial management. With a portfolio of more than 150 properties, BCG is the country’s largest domestic owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts.
Ravenna is BCG’s first Colorado property.
Additionally, Buffalo Communications, the public relations division of BCG, will create and execute a golf and residential real-estate publicity and media-relations program for the luxury, gated community located just southwest of Denver in the red rocks near Waterton Canyon.
“Billy Casper Golf’s management philosophy aligns perfectly with our vision for this golf community,” says Glenn Jacks, Managing Member of River Canyon Real Estate Investments, LLC, owner of Ravenna. “Given the stability in the market and a recent resurgence in real estate, we are excited to count them among our team.”
The club has officially opened for the 2013 season, with playing conditions so superb that Casper himself took particular note of them at a private event Saturday. The Masters and two-time U.S. Open champion dazzled members and guests with his short-game artistry and stories of his “fairy-tale” life in and out of golf.
To get the ball rolling, Ravenna has extended trial memberships to qualified individuals this spring, providing two-month unlimited access to the golf course, clubhouse dining and member events.
Additionally, real estate interest in the 634-acre private development has surged in recent weeks, as reported by Fuller Sotheby’s International, the listing broker for the property. More than 150 custom homesites (starting in the $200,000s) are available, offering views of the Denver skyline, Dakota Hogback and Pike National Forest. Custom homes, carrying old-world Mediterranean elements for which the community was named, start at $1.2 million.
A 7,263-yard Morrish-designed masterpiece serves at the centerpiece of the community, making it easy to see why Golfweek ranked Ravenna among its top-50 “Best Residential Courses” and Golf Digest placed it among its best new courses of 2007.
“With a stunning mountain setting, excellent golf-course conditions and terrific sense of community, Ravenna is poised for success,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “Our mandate is to leave no stone unturned, so members feel a vibrant sense of activity and belonging.”
For membership and real estate information, contact Amy Rome, membership sales director, at 866.255.6680.