Cherry Hills Village has quickly become one of the most affluent places to live in the Metro Denver area. This is due to its luxurious homes, prestigious schools and its close proximity to Cherry Hills Country Club, which offers one of the most famous golf courses in state.
CHCC, which was established in 1922, has a storied history of professional tournaments. In fact, the William Flynn designed course has hosted 10 significant tournaments, including the 1941 and 1985 PGA Championships.
The par-72 course is located in Arapahoe County, just miles away from downtown Denver. It is largely considered one of the best places in the area to find Denver country club homes for sale.
2014 is also a very special year for the CHCC, as it will be hosting its first PGA Tour event since the ’85 championship (the course has since hosted the U.S. Amateur in 1990 and 2012, the U.S. Senior Open in 1993 and the U.S. Women’s Open in 2005). The PGA will return to CHCC with the BMW Championship, which will be the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events and offer an $8 million dollar purse.
The tournament is unique because it is only open to the top 70 PGA Tour golfers, which ensures the best talent will be on hand and in the Cherry Creek Village area. It is also crucial to the FedEx Cup standings as it’s the last tournament where golfers can qualify to advance to the Tour Championship. Formerly known as the Western Open, the BMW Championship is the second oldest tournament in the United States. This year’s event is scheduled for September.
Former winners of the tournament include Zach Johnson (2013), Rory McIlroy (2012) and Tiger Woods (2009, 2007), who holds the tournament record, a 22-under-par 262 he shot in 2007.
For golf fans both new and old, it’s an exciting time to be living in Cherry Hills Village. Interested in learning more about the luxury home options available, or other golf course homes in the area? Contact us today for more information.