Old Works Golf Course opened in 1997. The golf courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus.
The site on which Old Works Golf Course was built is rich in history. The site was the original location for the city's first copper smelter. After lying idle for nearly a century, it became a Super Fund clean-up site in 1983. In the late 1980's the idea of reviving Old Works with a world-class golf course became a dream of the community. Through exhaustive efforts to make the site safe, the course has become a reality and represents the first Super Fund clean-up site that has been put back into use. The course features multiple tees, which will allow players of all skill levels to enjoy the course. It is situated along Warm Springs Creek and mining remnants, such as huge piles of black slag, a by-product of the copper smelting process, lie against the hillsides. The slag is also utilized in bunkers, making for a dramatic contrast to the lush green color of the course. Native grasses have also been re-established along the fairways to blend with the area's natural environment.
The course is open from early April through the end of October, possibly into November weather permitting.
Old Works Golf Course, Little Bear Golf course is a 3-hole warm up course. The 3 holes play yo a par-11 and measure 541 yards from the forward tees to 781 yards from the tips with in between tees set at 636 yards and 722 yards. There are two par-4s and one par-3.
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