UCCS PGA Golf Management Program announces Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course as official home course

Last week the UCCS PGA Golf Management Program announced a new golf course partner, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Operated by the United States Army and located on Fort Carson, Cheyenne Shadows will be a prime location for UCCS PGA Golf Management activities such as practice, tournaments, and events and UCCS’s burgeoning veteran initiative: “Patriots to Pros.” 

“As the PGA Golf Management Program takes a new path in our journey here at UCCS, we are thrilled to be calling Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course our new home,” said UCCS PGA Golf Management Program Director Mark Bacheldor. “The team there has long embraced the program and students—providing them amazing facilities and learning opportunities. This is a wonderful fit for our program, and we look forward to many years of support and partnership ahead.” 

Cheyenne Shadows was selected in part because of their strong Professional Golfers Association (PGA) presence. Operation of the course and facilities is led by PGA General Manager, Tyler Lowry, who is fully committed to providing the best experience for UCCS PGA Golf Management students. He has made himself available for mentoring, insight, and support for students as they pursue their PGA membership. “The staff at Cheyenne Shadows continues to showcase adaptability and support in being the host site for the program. These intangibles are invaluable for the culture of the program and the development of the student body,” Bacheldor added.  

Cheyenne Shadows is also renowned for their course and facilities. Every year the course hosts certified Player Ability Tests (PAT)—a crucial assessment tool for students entering the professional golf management industry. Furthermore, because of its more southern location, the course tends to offer better weather conditions for year-round play.  

In honor of the new partnership, a sign will be added to the Cheyenne Shadows property indicating that their golf course is “Proud home to the UCCS College of Business PGA Golf Management Program.”  

In addition to claiming Cheyenne Shadows as a golf course partner, the UCCS PGA Golf Management program is adding a range/practice membership at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course. “Cherokee Ridge has been an outstanding partner for the PGA Program, and with Alumni Jonah Purcell, PGA Head Professional, at the helm—this is an ideal fit for UCCS PGA Golf Management,” Bacheldor said.  

The UCCS PGA Golf Management moves to Cheyenne shadows after two decades of calling Pine Creek Golf Club their home. The program is sincerely grateful to Escalante Golf (owner of Pine Creek G.C.) for their partnership over the past 20 years. 

“Community partnerships are so important to the College of Business,” said Thomas Aicher, Dean of the UCCS College of Business. “The opportunities our students will engage in with Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course showcases an incredibly tangible example of how our community plays a vital role in their education. I’m excited for our students and the PGA Golf Management program leadership on this new chapter for the program!”

With these developments to facilities offered, the UCCS PGA Golf Management program is excited to welcome students back in the fall and continue in their efforts to build the program further. For information about the UCCS PGA Golf Management program, visit their website. 

About the UCCS College of Business  

The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,300 undergraduates and 350 MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting and Executive Doctor of Business Administration degrees. More than 10,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit uccs.edu/business.