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Your Guide to Golf in Colorado
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Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment community, has announced plans to open the doors to its latest Denver-area location in Thornton at 9 a.m. Friday. The new, three-level, 65,000square-foot venue is the company's 56th location worldwide. "Topgolf helps guests discover common ground through friendly competition and fun, and we look forward to welcoming the community to our latest venue in Thornton for a truly unmatched entertainment experience," said Topgolf Chief Executive Officer Dolf Berle. "Guests can not only enjoy our incredible food and beverage selections, but can also experience the game in new ways using our ball-tracing technology, Toptracer, which is the same technology seen on TV that traces the flight path of the ball." Topgolf's special blend of technology and entertainment is designed to connect and build communities through meaningful experiences. At Topgolf venues, Guests are
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If you’re struggling off of the tee, the length of your driver might be one factor that’s holding you back
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When you’re shopping for cars, I doubt you walk right up to one and say “well, this looks pretty good, I’ll take it.” If you do, that’s an interesting tactic. But what’s more curious is that’s how a lot of people shop for golf clubs. I know a driver isn’t nearly as expensive as a car, but you’re still making a pretty decent investment when purchasing golf clubs. Since a lot of amateurs make the mistake of buying before testing anything out, they often end up with ill fit equipment that hinders their game. One of the biggest oversights we see? Driver shaft lengths.
Go shorter for longer?
We compare a lot of things to the pros, from their swings to what they have in their bags. And when we look at their drivers, we typically see one commonality, their driver shaft length. You might be surprised that most pros have an average driver shaft length of 44.25″, that’s at least an inch shorter than your standard off-the-rack driver shaft. You might be thinking “well wouldn’t a driver with a longer shaft go farther?” For most golfers, it’s the opposite.
Shorter & more consistent
So there has to be a reason why these shorter drivers go farther, right? It all comes down to consistency. Looking at the two pictures to the right, the top image is from a driver with a 45.25″ shaft. There’s no consistent pattern, and that has a lot do with the shaft being a little too long for that particular golfer. And because of that, I can almost guarantee this golfer struggles with distance. When we put this golfer into a shorter shaft, to no surprise, his shot pattern became more consistent and centered. Hitting the center of the face not only will help control those shots that hardly ever find the fairway, but you’ll see your distance increase as well. Now, we’re not saying changing out your shaft will completely overhaul your long game, but it’ll for sure help. Between the length of the shaft and all the other different factors that make up a shaft’s composition, figuring out what you need on your own is nearly impossible. The only way to pinpoint what’s best for you is to try different shafts with the help of an expert fitter. Sabrina Naccarato is a former DII collegiate golfer at MSU Denver and has written hundreds of articles for the GOLFTEC Scramble as both herself and part of the GOLFTEC Digital moniker, produces lesson and ad videos for Instagram and Facebook and manages all of GOLFTEC's social media . D
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C O L O R A D O Denver Area Courses: 85
Applewood Golf Course 1 (7-H) 303-279-3003 Golden Public 18R Fees: $18-$37 Opened: 1961 Designer: Press Maxwell 2 (15-H) Arrowhead Golf Club Public 18R 303-973-9614 Littleton Opened: 1972 Designer: Robert Trent Jones; Jr. Fees: $79-$149 Aurora Hills Golf Course 3 (9-P) Public 18R 303-739-1550 Aurora Fees: $30-$35 Opened: 1969 Designer: Henry Hughes Bear Creek Golf Club 4 (10-H) 303-980-8700 Denver Private 18R Fees: $150-$150 Opened: 1985 Designer: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay 5 (16-N) Bear Dance, The Golf Club at Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fees: $69-$115 Opened: 2002 Designer: Aurand; Bruening; Hogan Boulder Country Club 6 (1-H) 303-530-2226 Boulder Private 18R; 9P-3 Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Press Maxwell 7 (1-J) Broadlands Golf Course 303-466-8285 Broomfield Public 18R Fees: $37-$47 Opened: 1999 Designer: Rick Phelps 8 (12-K) Broken Tee Golf Course Public 18R 303-762-2670 Englewood Opened: 1977 Designer: Phelps/Dye Design Fees: $15-$31 Buffalo Run Golf Course 9 (3-Q) Public 18R 303-289-1500 Commerce City Fees: $25-$44 Opened: 1996 Designer: Keith Foster 10 (15-N) Castle Pines Golf Club Private 18R 303-688-6022 Castle Rock Fees: N/A Opened: 1981 Designer: Jack Nicklaus 11 (15-M) Castle Pines,The Country Club at Private 18R 303-688-7400 Castle Rock Opened: 1986 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Fees: N/A Cherry Creek Country Club 12 (11-O) 303-597-0300 Denver Private 18R Fees: $125-$125 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Cherry Hills Country Club 13 (12-L) Private 18R 303-350-5200 Cherry Hills Village Opened: 1922 Designer: William Flynn Fees: $150-$150 14 (8-M) City Park Golf Course - Denver Public 18R 720-865-3410 Denver Opened: 1912 Designer: Tom Bendelow Fees: $26-$35 ClubCorp at Black Bear Golf Club 15 (15-R) 303-840-3100 Parker Private 18R Fees: N/A Opened: 1996 Designer: Jeff Brauer ClubCorp at Blackstone Country Club 16 (13-S) Private 18R 303-680-0245 Aurora Fees: N/A Opened: 2006 Designer: Jay Morrish Coal Creek Golf Course 17 (2-H) Public 18R 303-666-7888 Louisville Fees: $20-$49 Opened: 1989 Designer: Dick Phelps Colorado Golf Club 18 (16-Q) Private 18R 303-840-5400 Parker Fees: $100-$125 Opened: 2006 Designer: Bill Coore; Ben Crenshaw Colorado National Golf Club 19 (1-K) Public 18R 303-926-1723 Erie Fees: $45-$85 Opened: 2003 Designer: Jay Morrish Columbine Country Club 20 (13-K) Private 18R 303-794-6333 Columbine Valley Fees: $100-$100 Opened: 1955 Designer: Henry Hughes CommonGround Golf Course 21 (8-P) Public 18R; 9P-3 303-340-1520 Aurora Fees: $35-$60 Opened: 2009 Designer: Tom Doak Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow Ranch 22 (13-H) Semi-Private 18R 303-978-1800 Littleton Fees: $50-$70 Opened: 2000 Designer: Scott Miller Denver Country Club 23 (9-M) Private 18R 303-733-2441 Denver Fees: N/A Opened: 1887 Designer: Foulis/Flynn/Coorer/Hanse Eagle Trace Golf Club 24 (2-J) Public 18R 303-466-3322 Broomfield Fees: $29-$42 Opened: 1963 Designer: Dick Phelps Emerald Greens Golf Club 25 (9-O) Public 9P-3 303-366-3133 Denver Fees: $8-$11 Opened: 1965 Designer: Henry B. Hughes Evergreen Golf Course 26 (10-F) Public 18R 303-674-6351 Evergreen Fees: $22-$30 Opened: 1923 Designer: Babe Lind Flatirons Golf Course 27 (1-H) Public 18R 303-442-7851 Boulder Fees: $25-$39 Opened: 1938 Designer: William H. Tucker Foothills Golf Course 28 (12-I) Public 18R 303-409-2400 Denver Fees: $6-$40 Opened: 1971 Designer: Dick Phelps Fossil Trace Golf Club 29 (8-G) Public 18R 303-277-8750 Golden Fees: $31-$71 Opened: 2003 Designer: James J. Engh Fox Hollow Golf Course 30 (10-I) Public 27R 303-986-7888 Lakewood Fees: $24-$60 Opened: 1993 Designer: Denis Griffiths Glenmoor Country Club 31 (12-M) Private 18R 303-781-0400 Cherry Hills Village Fees: $80-$95 Opened: 1985 Designer: Pete Dye/Perry Dye Green Valley Ranch Golf Club 32 (7-R) Public 18R 303-371-3131 Denver Fees: $30-$72 Opened: 2001 Designer: Perry Dye Greenway Park Golf Course 33 (3-I) Public 9P-3 303-466-3729 Broomfield Fees: $7-$9 Opened: 1971 Designer: Unknown Harvard Gulch Golf Course 34 (11-M) Public 9P-3 303-698-4078 Denver Fees: $9-$9 Opened: 1982 Designer: Babe Lind Heather Gardens Golf Course 35 (11-R) Public 9E 303-751-2390 Aurora Fees: $15-$15 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps
Front Range North Courses: 44
Front Range South Courses: 36
Maps not to scale. Course fees provided as a guideline. Contact individual course
36 (10-Q) Heather Ridge, The Golf Club at Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: $14-$32 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club 37 (12-S) 303-400-6700 Aurora Semi-Private 18R Fees: $40-$71 Opened: 2000 Designer: Arthur Hills 38 (14-L) Highlands Ranch Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Opened: 1998 Designer: Hale Irwin Fees: $40-$73 Hiwan Golf Club 39 (9-G) Private 18R 303-674-3369 Evergreen Fees: $85-$85 Opened: 1962 Designer: Press Maxwell Homestead Golf Course, The 40 (11-I) 720-963-5181 Lakewood Public 18E Fees: $15-$40 Opened: 2002 Designer: Denis Griffiths Hyland Hills, Greg Mastriona Courses at 41 (4-J) Public 18R 303-428-6526 Westminster Fees: $25-$37 Opened: 1963 Designer: Hughes/Hummel Indian Peaks Golf Course 42 (1-I) 303-666-4706 Lafayette Public 18R Fees: $40-$53 Opened: 1993 Designer: Hale Irwin/Dick Phelps 43 (5-I) Indian Tree Golf Course 303-403-2542 Arvada Public 18R Fees: $33-$37 Opened: 1970 Designer: Dick Phelps 44 (13-O) Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Resort 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Opened: 1974 Designer: Press Maxwell Fees: $115-$115 Kennedy Golf Course 45 (12-P) Public 27R 720-865-0720 Denver Fees: $27-$37 Opened: 1965 Designer: Dick Phelps 46 (4-J) Lake Arbor Golf Club Public 18R 720-898-7360 Arvada Fees: $23-$27 Opened: 1973 Designer: Gordon Reusink 47 (8-J) Lakewood Country Club Private 18R 303-233-0503 Lakewood Opened: 1908 Designer: T. Bendelow/D. Ross Fees: $90-$110 Legacy Ridge Golf Course 48 (3-J) 303-438-8997 Westminster Public 18R Fees: $24-$47 Opened: 1994 Designer: Arthur Hills Links Golf Course, The 49 (14-M) Public 18E 303-470-9292 Highlands Ranch Opened: 1985 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $16-$36 50 (13-K) Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Opened: 1986 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $21-$35 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel 51 (14-N) 303-799-9940 Lone Tree Public 18R Fees: $49-$68 Opened: 1985 Designer: Palmer/Seay Meadow Hills Golf Course 52 (12-O) Public 18R 303-690-2500 Aurora Fees: $34-$41 Opened: 1957 Designer: Henry Hughes Meadows Golf Club, The 53 (12-H) Public 18R 303-409-2250 Littleton Fees: $10-$47 Opened: 1984 Designer: Phelps/Benz Meridian Golf Club 54 (14-O) Private 18R 303-799-4043 Englewood Fees: $75-$95 Opened: 1984 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Murphy Creek Golf Course 55 (10-S) Public 18R 303-739-1560 Aurora Fees: $37-$47 Opened: 2000 Designer: Ken Kavanaugh Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club 56 (3-H) Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fees: $105-$130 Opened: 1999 Designer: David Graham Overland Park Golf Course 57 (11-K) Public 18R 720-865-0430 Denver Fees: $27-$39 Opened: 1895 Designer: W. H. Tucker; Sr./W. F. Bell Park Hill Golf Club 58 (7-N) Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fees: $25-$45 Opened: 1931 Designer: Clark Hamilton Perry Park Country Club 59 (16-K) Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: $85-$95 Opened: 1969 Designer: Dick Phelps Pinehurst Country Club 60 (12-J) Private 18R; 9R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: $80-$95 Opened: 1960 Designer: Press Maxwell Pinery Country Club, The 61 (15-R) Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: $75-$85 Opened: 1972 Designer: David Bingham Plum Creek Golf Club 62 (16-O) Public 18R 303-660-2200 Castle Rock Fees: $32-$69 Opened: 1984 Designer: Pete Dye Pradera, The Club at 63 (15-Q) Private 18R 303-607-5700 Parker Fees: N/A Opened: 2005 Designer: James J. Engh Raccoon Creek Golf Course 64 (13-J) Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fees: $29-$53 Opened: 1983 Designer: Dick Phelps Ranch Country Club, The 65 (3-K) Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: $55-$55 Opened: 1974 Designer: Dick Phelps Ravenna, The Club at 66 (14-H) Private 18R 720-981-6000 Littleton Fees: N/A Opened: 2007 Designer: Jay Morrish Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course 67 (16-N) Public 18R 720-733-3500 Castle Rock Fees: $50-$85 Opened: 1999 Designer: James J. Engh Red Rocks Country Clubv 68 (12-G) Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: $100-$100 Opened: 1975 Designer: Harwood/Phelps Ridge at Castle Pines North, The 69 (15-N) Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fees: $80-$145 Opened: 1997 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Riverdale Dunes Golf Courses 70 (2-N) Public 36R 303-659-6700 Brighton Fees: $26-$46 Opened: 1985 Designer: Pete & Perry Dye Rolling Hills, The Club at 71 (7-H) Private 18R 303-279-7858 Golden Fees: $80-$115 Opened: 1955 Designer: P. Maxwell/D. Phelps
72 (13-R) Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R 303-699-3939 Aurora Fees: $13-$54 Opened: 1997 Designer: Dick Phelps Sanctuary 73 (14-M) 303-224-2860 Sedalia Private 18R Fees: N/A Opened: 1997 Designer: Jim Engh South Suburban Family Sports Center 74 (12-O) Public 9E 303-649-1115 Centennial Opened: 1998 Designer: Rick Phelps Fees: $8.50-$19 South Suburban Golf Course 75 (13-M) Public 18R 303-770-5508 Centennial Fees: $20-$48 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Southglenn Country Club 76 (13-N) 303-798-1656 Centennial Private 9P-3 Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Unknown 77 (8-R) Springhill Golf Course Public 18E 303-739-6854 Aurora Fees: $20-$33 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Stoney Creek Executive 9 Course 78 (4-H) 303-431-9268 Arvada Public 9E Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1998 Designer: Tim Root 79 (2-L) Thorncreek Golf Club 303-450-7055 Thornton Public 18R Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Finger/Spann/Dye 80 (1-L) Todd Creek Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Opened: 2007 Designer: Arthur Hills Fees: $30-$72 Valley Country Club 81 (13-Q) Private 18R 303-690-6377 Centennial Fees: $80-$90 Opened: 1956 Designer: William Bell 82 (3-H) Walnut Creek Golf Preserve Public 18R 303-469-2974 Westminster Fees: $10-$45 Opened: 1999 Designer: Michael Hurdzan 83 (11-M) Wellshire Golf Course Public 18R 720.865.0443 Denver Opened: 1926 Designer: Ross/Hughes Fees: $20-$39 West Woods Golf Club 84 (6-H) 720-898-7370 Arvada Public 27R Fees: $21-$44 Opened: 1994 Designer: Dick Phelps Willis Case Golf Course 85 (5-J) Public 18R 720-865-0700 Denver Opened: 1928 Designer: El Jebel/City of Denver Fees: $35-$54
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Ballyneal 1 (21-X) 970-854-5900 Holyoke Private 18R Fees: N/A Opened: 2006 Designer: Tom Doak Bella Rosa Municipal Golf Course 2 (22-N) Public 9R 303-678-2940 Frederick Fees: $7-$20 Opened: 2006 Designer: Unknown Boomerang Golf Links 3 (20-O) Public 18R 970-351-8934 Greeley Fees: $20-$33 Opened: 1991 Designer: Bill Neff Cattail Creek Golf Course 4 (20-N) Public 9P-3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fees: $11-$11 Opened: 1991 Designer: Dick Phelps City Park Nine Golf Course 5 (19-M) Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fees: $14-$19 Opened: 1940 Designer: Ft. Collins Golf Association Collindale Golf Course 6 (18-N) Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fees: $35-$37 Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel Coyote Creek Golf Course 7 (22-O) Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fees: $27-$33 Opened: 1999 Designer: Matt Eccles Eaton Country Club 8 (19-Q) Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fees: $40-$54 Opened: 1923 Designer: Frank Baumgarner F&H Park and Recreation District 9 (20-W) Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fees: $14-$14 Opened: 1972 Designer: Marty Johnson Fort Collins Country Club 10 (18-N) Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: $45-$175 Opened: 1960 Designer: Henry Hughes Fox Hill Club, The 11 (22-N) Private 18R 303-651-7600 Longmont Fees: $60-$70 Opened: 1972 Designer: Frank Hummel Greeley Country Club 12 (20-P) Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fees: $115-$115 Opened: 1920 Designer: Maxwell/Bendelow Harmony Club 13 (19-O) Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timnath Fees: N/A Opened: 2007 Designer: James J. Engh Haystack Mountain Golf Course 14 (22-N) Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fees: $11-$19 Opened: 1966 Designer: Ebel Family Highland Hills Golf Course 15 (21-P) Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fees: $19-$35 Opened: 1960 Designer: Hughes/Hummel Highland Meadows Golf Course 16 (19-O) Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fees: $40-$69 Opened: 2004 Designer: Art Schaupeter Holyoke Golf Club 17 (20-X) Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fees: $12-$20 Opened: 1972 Designer: Unknown Lake Valley Golf Club 18 (22-M) Private 18R 303-444-2114 Niwot Fees: $47-$75 Opened: 1964 Designer: Press Maxwell Mad Russian Golf Course, The 19 (20-O) Public 18R 970-587-5157 Milliken Fees: $18-$32 Opened: 1987 Designer: Bob Ehrlich Mariana Butte Golf Course 20 (20-N) Public 18R 970-667-8308 Loveland Fees: $23-$43 Opened: 1992 Designer: Dick Phelps Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course 21 (18-O) Public 9R 970-482-4847 Fort Collins Fees: $16-$20 Opened: 1992 Designer: Garrison/Tawara
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22 (19-U) Northeastern 18 Public 18R 970-522-2836 Sterling Fees: $29-$47 Opened: 1916 Designer: Henry Hughes Olde Course at Loveland, The 23 (20-N) 970-667-5256 Loveland Public 18R Fees: $33-$33 Opened: 1960 Designer: Hughes/D. Phelps 24 (21-W) On the Green Golf Course Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Opened: 1970 Designer: Unknown Fees: $12-$14 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club 25 (20-O) Semi-Private 18R; 9R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fees: $69-$69 Opened: 1999 Designer: Ted Robinson Sr. Petteys Park, The Course at 26 (21-S) 970-842-5470 Brush Public 9R Fees: Unknown Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel 27 (24-W) Plainsman Golf Club Public 9R 970-358-4321 Joes Fees: $10-$10 Opened: 1964 Designer: E. Boone/O. Collette Prairie Golf Course 28 (25-W) No Phone Cope Public 9R Fees: $5-$5 Opened: 1971 Designer: John Rudnik 29 (25-X) Prairie Pines Golf Club 719-346-8207 Burlington Public 9R Fees: $15-$20 Opened: 1971 Designer: Unknown 30 (19-O) Ptarmigan Country Club Private 18R 970-226-6600 Fort Collins Opened: 1987 Designer: J. Nicklaus Signature Fees: N/A Quail Dunes Golf Course 31 (21-R) Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fees: $25-$31 Opened: 1920 Designer: Henry Hughes 32 (24-R) Quint Valley Golf Club Public 9R 303-822-5295 Byers Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jason Sherrill 33 (19-U) Riverview Golf Course Public 18R 970-522-3035 Sterling Opened: 1980 Designer: Val Heim Fees: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club 34 (22-O) 303-833-5000 Firestone Public 18R Fees: $28-$42 Opened: 2001 Designer: Andy Johnson Sedgwick County Golf Course 35 (17-X) Public 9R No Phone Julesburg Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: Unknown 36 (19-N) SouthRidge Golf Club Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fort Collins Opened: 1984 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: $26-$38
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37 (26-V) Stratton Golf Course 719-348-5412 Stratton Public 9R Opened: 1988 Designer: Box Hemburger Fees: $10-$10 Sunset Golf Course 38 (21-N) 303-651-8466 Longmont Public 9R Fees: $11-$22 Opened: 1922 Designer: Bink Young 39 (26-T) Tamarack Golf Course 719-775-9461 Limon Public 9R Fees: $18-$24 Opened: 1967 Designer: Henry Hughes 40 (21-N) Twin Peaks Golf Course Public 18R 303-651-8401 Longmont Opened: 1978 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: $10-$31 TPC Colorado 41 (20-M) 970-663-5063 Longmont Semi-Private 18R Fees: TBD Opened: 2019 Designer: Arthur Schaupeter 42 (21-N) Ute Creek Golf Course Public 18R 303-774-4342 Longmont Opened: 1997 Designer: R Trent Jones; Jr. Fees: $44 Washington County Golf Club 43 (21-U) Public 9R 970-345-2309 Akron Opened: 1972 Designer: Unknown Fees: $20 - $25 Wray Country Club 44 (22-X) 970-332-5934 Wray Public 9R Fees: $15-$17 Opened: 1962 Designer: Frank Hummel
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Antler Creek Golf Course 1 (27-Q) 719-494-1900 Falcon Public 18R Opened: 2004 Designer: Rick Phelps Fees: $42-$52 Broadmoor Golf Club 2 (29-O) 719-577-5790 Colorado Springs Resort 54R Fees: $75-$280 Opened: 1918 Designer: Ross; R T.Jones; Nicklaus 3 (28-P) Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Public 9R 719-597-2637 Colorado Springs Fees: $14-$32 Opened: 1971 Designer: Press Maxwell Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club at Fort Carson 4 (30-P) Military 18R 719-526-4122 Fort Carson Fees: $30-$35 Opened: 1971 Designer: Dick Phelp Colorado Springs Country Club 5 (28-O) Private 18R 719-473-1782 Colorado Springs Fees: $55-$70 Opened: 1954 Designer: Dick Phelps 6 (33-R) Cottonwood Links Golf Club 719-263-4500 Fowler Public 9R Opened: 1994 Designer: Lee Terry Fees: $16-$16
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7 (27-O) Country Club at Woodmoor 719-884-7243 Monument Semi-Private 18R Opened: 1969 Designer: J. Press Maxwell Fees: $35-$65 Country Club of Colorado 8 (30-O) 719-538-4095 Colorado Springs Private 18R Fees: $110-$135 Opened: 1973 Designer: Pete Dye 9 (31-P) Desert Hawk at Pueblo West 719-547-2280 Pueblo West Public 18R Fees: $28-$30 Opened: 1972 Designer: Johnny Bulla 10 (31-V) Eads Golf Course Public 9R No Phone Eads Opened: 1960 Designer: Mike Hines Fees: 5-$5 Eisenhower Golf Club 11 (27-O) 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Military 36R Fees: $29-$65 Opened: 1963 Designer: R.T. Jones, F. Hummel 12 (32-O) Elmwood Golf Course Public 27R 719-561-4946 Pueblo Opened: 1932 Designer: WPA Project Fees: $28-$34 Flying Horse, The Club at 13 (27-P) Private 18R 719-487-2620 Colorado Springs Opened: 2005 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Fees: $80-$80 Hollydot Golf Course 14 (34-O) 719-676-3341 Colorado City Public 18R; 9R Fees: $19-$26 Opened: 1974 Designer: Frank Hummel 15 (27-T) Hugo Golf Club Public 9R No Phone Hugo Opened: 1898 Designer: Unknown Fees: $5-$5 King's Deer Golf Club 16 (27-P) 719-559-4500 Monument Semi-Private 18R Opened: 1999 Designer: Redstone G.S. Fees: $52-$62 Kissing Camels at Garden of the Gods 17 (28-O) 719-636-2520 Colorado Springs Private 27R Fees: $95-$127 Opened: 1960 Designer: P. Maxwell/M. Raithert 18 (33-T) La Junta Golf Club Public 9R 719-384-7133 La Junta Fees: $16-$21 Opened: 1950 Designer: Army Corp of Engineers Las Animas Golf Course 19 (33-V) Public 9R 719-456-2511 Las Animas Fees: $12-$12 Opened: 1984 Designer: Ray Hardy Mossland Memorial Golf Course 20 (26-U) Public 9R 719-765-4659 Flagler Fees: $10-$25 Opened: 1986 Designer: Flagler Golf Club 21 (29-P) Patty Jewett Golf Course 719-385-6934 Colorado Springs Public 27R Opened: 1898 Designer: Willie Campbell Fees: $29-$31 22 (27-O) Pine Creek Golf Club Public 18R 719-594-9999 Colorado Springs Fees: $39-$69 Opened: 1988 Designer: Dick Phelps Pueblo Country Club 23 (31-P) 719-542-2941 Pueblo Private 18R Fees: $35-$40 Opened: 1903 Designer: Henry Hughes 24 (32-S) Rocky Ford Country Club Public 9R 719-254-7528 Rocky Ford Fees: $15-$20 Opened: 1920 Designer: Unknown Sand Creek Golf Course 25 (28-P) Public 9R 719-597-5489 Colorado Springs Fees: $11-$11 Opened: 1991 Designer: Mark Fontana Silver Spruce Golf Course 26 (29-P) Military 18R 719-556-7414 Peterson AFB Fees: $20-$35 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Smoky River Golf Club 27 (30-X) Public 9R 719-767-5021 Cheyenne Wells Fees: $12-$12 Opened: 1991 Designer: Marty Johnson Spreading Antlers Golf Club 28 (33-W) Public 9R 719-336-5274 Lamar Fees: $14-$16 Opened: 1965 Designer: Labron Harris Spring Valley Golf Club 29 (25-P) Public 18R 303-646-4240 Elizabeth Fees: $34-$48.90 Opened: 1997 Designer: Ross Graves Springfield Municipal Golf Course 30 (36-W) Public 9R No Phone Springfield Fees: Unknown Opened: 1945 Designer: J.R. Hatcher Springs Ranch Golf Club 31 (30-P) Public 18R 719-573-4863 Colorado Springs Fees: $28-$45 Opened: 1997 Designer: Dick Phelps Sumo Golf Village, The 32 (31-O) Semi-Private 18R 719-784-4653 Florence Fees: $38-$45 Opened: 2003 Designer: Gary Player Trinidad Golf Course 33 (38-Q) Public 9R 719-846-4015 Trinidad Fees: $20-$29 Opened: 1918 Designer: Unknown Valley Hi Golf Course 34 (29-P) Public 18R 719-385-6911 Colorado Springs Fees: $29-$31 Opened: 1958 Designer: Henry Hughes Walking Stick Golf Course 35 (32-P) Public 18R 719-553-1180 Pueblo Fees: $28-$36 Opened: 1991 Designer: Arthur Hills Walsenburg Golf Course 36 (35-P) Public 9R 719-738-2730 Walsenburg Fees: $13-$20 Opened: 1966 Designer: C Young; G Aliano
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Total Colorado Golf Courses: 240
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Aspen Glen Club 1 (26-G) Private 18R 970-704-1988 Carbondale Fees: $135-$260 Opened: 1997 Designer: Nicklaus/Nicklaus; II Aspen Golf & Tennis Club 2 (27-I) Public 18R 970-429-1949 Aspen Fees: $52-$105 Opened: 1970 Designer: Frank Hummel Beaver Creek Golf Club 3 (24-H) Resort 18R 970-754-5775 Beaver Creek Fees: $100-$205 Opened: 1982 Designer: Robert T. Jones; Jr. Breckenridge Golf Club 4 (26-K) Public 27R 970-453-9104 Breckenridge Fees: $67-$117 Opened: 1987 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Catamount Ranch & Club 5 (20-H) Private 18R 970-871-9200 Steamboat Springs Fees: $200-$200 Opened: 2000 Designer: Tom Weiskopf
6 (36-L) Cattails Golf Club 719-589-9515 Alamosa Public 18R Fees: $40-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Dick Phelps Challenger Golf Course 7 (34-M) 719-256-4856 Crestone Public 9E Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jim Barnes 8 (28-K) Collegiate Peaks Golf Course 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Public 9R Fees: $28-$28 Opened: 1978 Designer: Phelps/Brauer 9 (25-J) Copper Creek Golf Club Resort 18R 970-968-3333 Copper Mountain Opened: 1980 Designer: Pete & Perry Dye Fees: $29-$72 Cordillera, Club at 10 (25-H) 970-926-5100 Edwards Private 54R, 9R Fees: $250-$250 Opened: 1994 Designer: Hale Irwin 11 (25-I) Country Club of The Rockies Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Opened: 1984 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Fees: $90-$135 Crested Butte, The Club at 12 (28-H) Semi-Private 18R 970-349-8603 Crested Butte Opened: 1984 Designer: Robert T. Jones; Jr. Fees: $75-$149 Dos Rios Golf Club 13 (31-H) 970-641-1482 Gunnison Semi-Private 18R Fees: $55-$70 Designer: J. Cochran/D. Phelps Opened: 1964 14 (25-H) Eagle Ranch Golf Course Public 18R 970-328-2882 Eagle Opened: 2001 Designer: Palmer/Seay Fees: $63-$99 Eagle Springs Golf Club 15 (24-H) 970-926-4404 Wolcott Private 18R Opened: 1995 Designer: Morrish/Weiskopf Fees: N/A Eagle Vail Golf Club 16 (25-I) 970-949-5267 Avon Public 18R Fees: $50-$105 Opened: 1974 Designer: Devlin/VonHagge 17 (21-M) Estes Park Golf Course Public 18R 970-586-8146 Estes Park Fees: $39-$51 Opened: 1957 Designer: Hughes/D. Phelps Four Mile Ranch Golf Club 18 (30-N) Public 18R 719-275-5400 Canon City Fees: $40-$60 Opened: 2008 Designer: James J. Engh Fox Acres, The Golf Club at 19 (18-M) Private 18R 970-881-2510 Red Feather Lakes Fees: $95-$95 Opened: 1980 Designer: John Cochran 20 (25-H) Frost Creek 970-328-2326 Eagle Private 18R Opened: 2007 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Fees: N/A 21 (24-G) Glenwood Springs Golf Club Public 9R 970-945-7086 Glenwood Springs Fees: $15-$37 Opened: 1953 Designer: Henry Hughes Golf Granby Ranch 22 (22-L) 970-887-2709 Granby Public 18R Fees: $40-$95 Opened: 2001 Designer: Mike Asmundson 23 (22-K) Grand Elk Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 877-389-9333 Granby Fees: $49-$99 Opened: 2002 Designer: C. Stadler & T. Davis Grand Lake Golf Course 24 (21-K) Public 18R 970-627-8008 Grand Lake Fees: $40-$55 Opened: 1964 Designer: Dick Phelps Gypsum Creek Golf Course 25 (25-G) Public 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fees: $39-$68 Opened: 1997 Designer: Pete Dye Haymaker Golf Course 26 (20-H) Public 18R 970-870-1846 Steamboat Springs Fees: $98-$98 Opened: 1997 Designer: Keith Foster Ironbridge Golf Club 27 (25-F) Public 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: $69-$69 Opened: 2003 Designer: Arthur Hills Keystone Ranch Golf Course 28 (25-L) Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fees: $60-$150 Opened: 1980 Designer: Robert Trent Jones; Jr. Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course 29 (20-M) Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fees: $15-$18 Opened: 1971 Designer: Henry Hughes Maroon Creek Club 30 (26-I) Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: $350-$350 Opened: 1995 Designer: Tom Fazio Monte Vista Country Club 31 (36-K) Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fees: Unknown Opened: 1928 Designer: James Newman Mount Massive Golf Course 32 (27-J) Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fees: $18-$36 Opened: 1939 Designer: Adolph Kuss Mountain Meadows Golf Club 33 (18-L) Public 9E 970-881-2682 Red Feather Lakes Fees: Unknown Opened: 2000 Designer: NULL Pagosa Springs Golf Club 34 (37-G) Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fees: $35-$86 Opened: 1972 Designer: Johnny Bulla Pole Creek Golf Club 35 (23-K) Public 27R 800-511-5076 Tabernash Fees: $69-$99 Opened: 1982 Designer: Denis Griffiths Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course 36 (25-H) Public 9P-3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 1975 Designer: Unknown Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks 37 (24-J) Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fees: $70-$180 Opened: 2000 Designer: Hurzdan/Fry, Lehman Red Sky Golf Club 38 (24-G) Resort 36R 970-754-8425 Wolcott Fees: $190-$250 Opened: 2002 Designer: T. Fazio; G. Norman Rio Grande Club 39 (35-I) Resort 18R 719-873-1997 South Fork Fees: $59-$109 Opened: 2001 Designer: Redstone Golf River Course at Keystone, The 40 (25-K) Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fees: $55-$150 Opened: 2000 Designer: Hurzdan/Fry River Valley Ranch Golf Club 41 (25-G) Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fees: $49-$99 Opened: 1997 Designer: Jay Morrish
42 (26-H) Roaring Fork Club 970-927-9100 Basalt Private 18R Opened: 1999 Designer: J. Nicklaus - Signature Fees: N/A Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club 43 (19-H) 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Resort 18R Fees: $105-$159 Opened: 1974 Designer: Robert Trent Jones II 44 (32-N) Saint Andrews at Westcliffe 719-783-9410 Westcliffe Public 9R Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1988 Designer: John Manson 45 (31-L) Salida Golf Club Public 9R 719-539-1060 Salida Opened: 1926 Designer: Emmit Killian Fees: $29-$31 Shining Mountain Golf Club 46 (28-N) 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Public 18R Fees: $38-$48 Opened: 1995 Designer: John Harbottle 47 (27-H) Snowmass Club Semi-Private 18R 970-923-5700 Snowmass Village Opened: 2004 Designer: James J. Engh Fees: $120-$185 Sonnenalp Club 48 (23-I) Semi-Private 18R 970-477-5371 Edwards Opened: 1982 Designer: Morrish/Cupp Fees: $85-$170 Steamboat Golf Club 49 (20-G) 970-879-4295 Steamboat Springs Public 9R Fees: $31-$31 Opened: 1964 Designer: Dick Bondeson 50 (24-I) Vail Golf Club Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Opened: 1968 Designer: Ben Krueger Fees: $64-$109 Willow Creek Golf Club at Eagle Vail 51 (24-I) 970-845-7273 Avon Public 9P-3 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jan Niedziela Fees: $10-$12
1 (27-A) Adobe Creek National Golf Course Public 27R 970-858-0521 Fruita Fees: $15-$35 Opened: 1991 Designer: Ned Wilson Battlement Mesa Golf Club 2 (27-D) Public 18R 970-285-7274 Battlement Mesa Fees: $36-$46 Opened: 1987 Designer: Finger/Dye Black Canyon Golf Course 3 (30-E) Public 18R 970-249-4653 Montrose Fees: $17-$29 Opened: 1959 Designer: Joe Francese 4 (26-C) Bookcliff Country Club 970-242-9053 Grand Junction Private 18R Opened: 1958 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $60-$60 5 (31-E) Bridges, The Semi-Private 18R 970-252-1119 Montrose Fees: $50-$72 Opened: 2005 Designer: Nicklaus Design Cedar Ridges Golf Course 6 (22-B) 970-675-8403 Rangely Public 9R Fees: $10-$20 Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel 7 (28-D) Cedaredge Golf Club Public 18R 970-856-7781 Cedaredge Fees: $30 - $40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Unknown Chipeta Golf Course 8 (26-B) Public 18E 970-245-7177 Grand Junction Fees: $16-$28 Opened: 1997 Designer: Wilson Golf Group Cobble Creek, The Links at 9 (31-E) Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fees: $40-$43 Opened: 1999 Designer: Craig Cherry Inc./Pinnacle Golf Conquistador Golf Course 10 (36-A) Public 18R 970-565-9208 Cortez Fees: $22-$28 Opened: 1963 Designer: Press Maxwell Dalton Ranch Golf Club 11 (36-D) Semi-Private 18R 970-247-8774 Durango Fees: $90-$120 Opened: 1993 Designer: Ken Dye Devil's Thumb Golf Club 12 (29-D) Public 18R 970-874-6262 Delta Fees: $33-$43 Opened: 2001 Designer: Rick Phelps Divide Ranch & Club 13 (32-F Semi-Private 18R 970-626-5284 Ridgway Fees: $70-$100 Opened: 1993 Designer: Coker Glacier Club, The 14 (37-E) Private 27R 970-382-6700 Durango Fees: N/A Opened: 2004 Designer: A Hills/H Irwin/T Schoeder Hillcrest Golf Club 15 (37-E) Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fees: $36-$36 Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel Hunter's Run Golf Course 16 (38-F) Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fees: $11-$20 Opened: 1997 Designer: Unknown Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club 17 (25-F) Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fees: $69-$94 Opened: 2004 Designer: James J. Engh Lincoln Park Golf Course 18 (28-B) Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fees: $16-$16 Opened: 1926 Designer: Unknown Meeker Golf Course 19 (23-D) Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fees: $25 Opened: 1969 Designer: Henry Hughes Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at 20 (27-B) Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fees: $50-$70 Opened: 2001 Designer: James J. Engh Rifle Creek Golf Course 21 (24-F) Public 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fees: $59-$59 Opened: 1960 Designer: Dick Phelps Telluride Ski & Golf Club 22 (34-E) Semi-Private 18R 970-728-2606 Telluride Fees: $165-$205 Opened: 1992 Designer: Telluride Ski & Golf Club Tiara Rado Golf Course 23 (28-A) Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fees: $36-$39 Opened: 1972 Designer: T Kolacny/Phelps Atkinson Yampa Valley Golf Course 24 (20-E) Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1967 Designer: William Neff
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Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group Announces Seizure of 2 Millionth Counterfeit Product Milestone marks group’s commitment to its mission, continued impact in battle to keep golf real
The U.S. Golf Manufacturers AntiCounterfeiting Working Group (The Golf Group) today announced that it has reached a historic milestone in its ongoing battle against fakes — the seizure of the 2 millionth counterfeit product since the group was formed more than a decade ago. The landmark seizure was achieved during two successful raids conducted in collaboration with local law enforcement authorities in Dongguan, a major industrial center in Guangdong province, China. The milestone reinforces the group’s commitment to fighting illegal counterfeiting while protecting consumers, the brands and the game of golf. “The seizure of the 2 millionth piece of counterfeit golf equipment is a validation of our efforts as a group and an inspiration for us to keep fighting to protect the consumers, the brands and the game that is so important to all of us,” said Stephen Gingrich, Vice President of Human Resources, Global Legal Enforcement, at Cleveland Golf Company. “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished but we know there’s still work to do. This is a message to counterfeiters everywhere that we are more committed than ever to putting an end to the production and sale of these fake products. And we are more committed than even to keep golf real.” The raids were carried out by local government law enforcement authorities in Dongguan and took place in April and May.
In total, authorities seized more than 36,000 counterfeit golf products, including grips, club heads and shafts. The raid is the latest successful shutdown of efforts to produce, distribute and sell counterfeit golf products worldwide. The raids that took place this spring included the seizure of 350 club heads, 300 golf shafts, and more than 35,000 golf grips, which were counterfeits of a variety of brands. Since 2004, The Golf Group’s collaboration with worldwide government enforcement authorities has led to the seizure of more than two million pieces of counterfeited gear, including clubs, club heads, shafts, grips, balls, bags, gloves, and apparel imitating some of the game’s most trusted brands. Additionally, the group has been vigilant in pursuing legal action to shut down more than 1,500 websites selling counterfeit products and accessories. “The group has been together for more than a decade and we have made a lot of great progress,” said Kristin Strojan, Legal Counsel Trademark and Brand Protection at TaylorMade Golf Company. “We’re working more closely with authorities every day, finding new ways to identify and shut down counterfeit operations. We know there are still counterfeiters out there but we also know we’re making it a lot harder for them to stay in business. Combine that with our education efforts for consumers and we think we’ve got a winning formula in the battle against fakes.” D DIVOTMagazine.com
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20 years and counting! Swinging into Fall at Red Hawk Ridge The sun is bright, the grass is green and the views are amazing. Typically, municipal golf courses get a bad rap, but in Castle Rock, CO, there’s a diamond that’s truly above par.
Par 5, No. 18 Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course may be Town-owned, but it isn’t your typical municipal setting. Tucked in the scenic Red Hawk neighborhood just west of Interstate 25, the Town’s golf course prides itself on country club conditions in a high-end atmosphere – at a more affordable price. “We’re really proud of what we offer at Red Hawk Ridge,” said Head Golf Professional Bob Persichetti. “This is a beautiful setting and a premium destination for golfers.” At 20 years and counting, the course is definitely doing something right. Originally managed by Western Golf Management Co., the Town has operated the course for the last 17 years. Since opening in May 1999, the course has hosted more than 700,000 rounds
of golf. “Red Hawk Ridge is kind of a hidden gem,” said Persichetti. “But I guarantee after one round, you’ll be hooked. It’s more than a golf course, it’s part of the community. And, in our opinion, one of the best courses in Colorado.” The full-service course features a fully stocked pro shop, full-service restaurant, practice facility, custom club fittings, PGA instruction, and several youth, club and league options. Plus, it’s a course for everyone. Depending on the tee used, this course is playable for the weekend golfer, families and low-handicap players alike. “There are five sets of tee boxes for golfers to choose from,” said Persichetti. “So, it won’t beat up
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a higher handicap golfer, but at the same time will challenge more skilled players.” The beautifully designed course boasts extreme elevation changes, magnificent wildlife and picturesque views. With 18 unique holes, the 6,942-yard course will provide a golfing experience with all the glamor of a country club, along with the comforts of a home town course. It’s an experience even the most seasoned golfer can enjoy. “This really is a beautiful course,” said Red Hawk Ridge golfer Roddy Babb. “Look at these views. They’re unbelievable!” Castle Rock residents understand the appeal, and the secret is out. The course has won multiple awards since first opening including No. 7 on Golf Di-
Par 3, No. 14 gest’s list of “America’s Best New Public Affordable Courses,” top 30 on “America’s Best New Public Affordable Courses” in GolfWeek, and top 40 on GolfWeek’s list of “America’s Best Daily Fee Courses.” “It doesn’t really matter how good of a golfer you are,” said Babb. “I myself am a big fan of the reachable par 5 on the 13th hole. But, this is also a course that I can enjoy playing with my family.” Having a successful 20-year history starts with having good roots. Renowned golf course architect Jim Engh – who designed world-famous courses in places like China, France, Ireland and Thailand – laid out the spectacular course on the scenic hills overlooking Castle Rock and the entire Front Range. When interviewed at Red Hawk’s 10th anniversary celebration, Engh talked about some of his favorite features. While his favorite run of holes at Red Hawk Ridge are Nos. 12 through 15, the designer talked about the course’s dramatic changes in elevation and the challenges that can pose. “I find that the things that make a course difficult are also the things that make it exciting,” said Engh. With bent grass tees and greens and lush bluegrass fairways surrounded by scrub oak and native grasses, Engh says having fun is what’s important. “Certainly, that’s the main goal. Especially for a
municipal course,” said Engh. And, Red Hawk Ridge golfers would agree. Golfers consistently praise the course with high reviews for top-notch customer service, affordable green fees and exceptional course conditions – all while being among a small percentage of courses that are Audubon Certified, meaning Red Hawk Ridge is responsible with resources and works to protect the environment. The course is also always striving to improve the product quality and player experience. In the past few years, enhancements have been made to the practice area, permanent on-course restroom facilities have been installed, a continuous concrete cart path from hole No. 1 to hole No. 18 has been completed, and Visage GPS units have been added to all the golf carts. It’s all part of the course goal to maintain a high-end atmosphere at a more affordable price. “Golf is a great sport. It builds character and teaches integrity and patience,” said Persichetti. “Money and time are two of the biggest barriers for people wanting to play the game. We are working to minimize both those barriers and offer a great place for people to spend time as a family.” When planning your next round at Red Hawk Ridge, there’s a lot to experience. It’s not uncommon
for deer to wander onto the greens. Also, the signature par 3 14th hole is the highest point on the course and offers 360 degree views of the entire Front Range. If golf isn’t your game, the Clubhouse Grill is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. The outdoor patio offers unbeatable views and overlooks all of Castle Rock. With happy hour specials and delicious lunch selections, the Clubhouse Grill is a great place to unwind after a round or after work. Live music is oftentimes scheduled for Saturdays in the summer. The restaurant/bar is also available for a wide range of private functions and holiday events. “We really take pride in creating a great golfing experience,” said Persichetti. “From the second they step out of the car, to finishing the day at the Clubhouse Grill, we want golfers of all skill levels to know they are welcome.” Whether you’re just starting out at the game, looking for a happy hour destination, or a seasoned golfer, Red Hawk Ridge truly has something for everyone. Consider this an invitation to get to know the benefits of a locally owned course. Book a tee time at redhawkridge.com. “This is a busy place. We try to push the envelope,” said Persichetti. “Our goal is to keep making the course a premiere destination for golfers.” D
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