Suit: Park Hill Golf Course improperly taken by Denver for stormwater pond project

The course operator seeks a temporary restraining order to stop construction on the 88-year-old course. A new lawsuit is the latest signal that the course’s future is uncertain.

DENVER — The operator of Denver’s Park Hill Golf Course has filed suit against the city, alleging that it improperly took control of four holes for a stormwater project that forced the closure of the links for at least this year, according to court documents obtained by 9Wants to Know.

The filing underscores the uncertain future for the 18-hole course that originally opened in 1931 – the course’s operators have a separate suit pending against the trust that owns the land.

Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited, doing business as Arcis Golf, contends in the suit filed in Denver District Court that the city “has no legal right” to exclude it from any portion of the course. The company, which is based in Dallas, is also seeking a temporary restraining order that would force the city’s bulldozers off the property.

“We plan to provide a very vigorous response,” said Ryan Luby, a spokesman for the Denver City Attorney’s Office.

He said after a preliminary review attorneys for the city disagreed with the assertions laid out in the suit.

Attorneys for Arcis did not immediately return messages left by 9NEWS.

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