Golfers have a term for where the front nine holes transition to the back nine: "the turn."
The turn is traditionally where players will break and enjoy a break and a refreshment — and now, that experience is available in the heart of Olde Town Arvada thanks to The TRN Grandview; a new bar and golf simulator located in the historic district.
TRN Grandview is located at 5601 Yukon Street and held its grand opening over the weekend of May 12 and 13.
“The 'TRN' stands for the turn on Grandview, but it’s also the turn in golf between the 9th and the 10th holes when you typically have drinks and refreshments,” said TRN Grandview owner Kent McCurdy. “So, it’s kind of a dual thing.”
For the last 14 years, McCurdy has been the owner of Brute Force Training, a performance-focused athletic training center located just outside of Olde Town.
His love of golf, which McCurdy said is “something I enjoy doing with my friends,” inspired McCurdy to purchase the old mechanic shop at the corner of Grandview and Yukon — literally “the turn” into Olde Town.
“I love Arvada, I love the community,” McCurdy said. “Olde Town’s right here; I was just looking for something new to do. I started looking in Olde Town — I’ve always liked this building, in particular, it stands out a bit in Olde Town. So, I just thought that this would be a great fit for it, and the building was available for sale.”
TRN Grandview has a full-service bar — with draft beers, canned beers, wine and cocktails — two golf simulator bays, a putt-putt course on the patio and food trucks Thursday through Sunday.
McCurdy said that he hopes that TRN will become a go-to activity in Olde Town, which he feels is missing.
“And I also thought, you know, Olde Town needed some kind of activity,” McCurdy said. ”Down here, there’s lots of really good restaurants and bars and businesses, but there’s not really anything to do if you’re looking for an activity for a corporate event or birthday party. I’m interested in having something to come out here and do, outside of sitting down and getting food or drinks.”
While the putt-putt course is free to play, the simulators may be rented by the hour, either by reservation or by walk-in. McCurdy said that individuals usually rent the bays for an hour and groups, which typically range in size from four to six people, typically rent the bays for two hours.
Folks can bring their own clubs or use TRN’s, which are available for both right and left-handed people.
The simulators use infrared sensors to track over 30 metrics including ball spin, angle, axis of the ball, clubhead, speed, ball velocity and trajectory.
TRN has two simulation software systems; GSPro and TGC 2019. Between the two, there are over 1,000 courses available to play through, and many different game modes.
“You can jump on and just play a match; you can play with friends or by yourself,” McCurdy said. “There’s also practice modes where you can jump on and hit certain holes or go to a driving range. There’s also a put-put course on one of these, and there are kids’ games that are tailored to shorter courses.”
McCurdy said he feels the simulators are more accessible for beginner golfers and more useful, performance-wise, for advanced players.
“They’re more approachable (than a driving range) because if you’re not a golfer, they’re really easy to hit in, play different games, things like that,” McCurdy said. “But for the serious golfer, the metrics and the numbers that you get off of this are a lot more accurate than Topgolf, for example. So, they will translate better to a typical golf game.”
TRN Grandview is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.