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Haystack Golf Course in a quandary


September 25, 2019

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Haystack Golf Course is facing financial challenges.

Haystack Golf Course's website reads, "Since the 1800s, this land has been cherished for its beauty, bounty, adversity, and challenge."

Fifty-three years since its inception those words continue to ring true. Julia Pirnack's mother and father, Lois and Bud Ebel purchased the 214-acre parcel of land on Niwot Road in 1963, including the volcano-shaped Haystack Mountain, after being smitten by its splendor. Originally a livestock and hay farm, the Ebels transformed it into a nine-hole golf course that opened in 1966.

Since then, land around the golf course has been developed into subdivisions...

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