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Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

Fall 2017

Mesquite Nevada... A world-class golf and casino escape. Page 26

Quivira Los Cabos... Mexico’s Finest Golf Resort. Page 29

Cover Image: # 7 Palmer Course at Oasis, Mesquite, NV


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Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

Fall Issue 2017 Volume 25

Number 4

Publisher / President Karl O’Keefe

Inside GOLFTEC Denver Tech Center Re-Opens

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Cashing in on the Youth Movement P

arents are not afraid to spend money on their children. By the age of seven, the average child is playing in at least two organized sports. Many of these kids will have started these sports at the age of three or four and will continue to play for the next five years and beyond. Right now, parents are planning for 2018, preparing to spend hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars each month to ensure their child is playing sports, making friends, and having a positive learning experience. Each sport (soccer, baseball, gymnastics, skiing, dance, hockey, etc.) follows a singular strategy to maintain both parent and child engagement: • Acquire them young. • Get them into a development program. • Nurture their success with fun, social and parent engagement. The Big Question: Is Golf missing a tremendous opportunity to capture these young players and turn them into lifetime golfers? We asked leading player development professionals Brendon Elliott and Chris Knobloch their advice on maximizing the youth market. Here is what they had to say.

Brendon Elliot, PGA Professional (President, Little Linksters): What benefits has your facility seen from having a player development pathway? We are a hybrid if there ever was one at Little Linksters! We don't have a dedicated facility but rather several different locations we conduct our programs at. However, those facilities that have our program and actively work with us to help promote our programming, undoubtedly see an increase in junior participation, parental participation and in increase in revenue in rounds, merchandise, range, and F&B. A cool side note, although our Little Linksters programming is not about creating champions but rather being a great start for kids ages 3 and up, we had just over 80 kids that played at the US Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst this year that were past or current participants in one or more of our different programs and initiatives. What advice would you give professional as they look to plan their 2018? If they don’t have programming for very young children at their facilities, specifically ages 3-8, which is traditionally much

young than the norm, don’t be afraid to allow other local organizations such as Little Linksters or the First Tee or even other Professional with these types of programs to be at your facility. Same can be said for programs for the special needs community, competitive youth, or any other subset of the junior population. These programs, although not being offered BY your facility, but being offered AT your facility will still pay dividends for YOUR facility! Especially if you help these outside organizations and make them feel welcome!

Chris Knobloch, PGA Professional (Head Golf Instructor, Peachtree City): What benefits has your facility seen from having a player development pathway? A player development pathway provides guidelines for our entire junior golf program. Our player development pathway creates retention in our junior golf program which has significantly increased our year over year revenue. What advice would you give professional as they look to plan their 2018? For the Golf Professional, the best things

you can do is be proactive. First, parents today are planners. So it is extremely important to get your schedule set early, especially summer camps. Second, parents are hungry for more information, provide parents clear information about your program. Share all the new programs, any new technology to enhance the experience and engage their player. Finally, I encourage my fellow professionals to embrace change and continue to identify opportunities for improvement and to run your business more efficiently. Junior.Golf can help your facility maximize the financial impact of your facility’s junior program, for more information email .info@junior.golf. D

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Nestled within stunning massive red rock formations, our challenging, mountain-style golf course offers a panoramic view of natural red rock formations and the Denver skyline. The Clubhouse’s intimate and relaxed atmosphere, combined with attentive service, superior food quality and a full social schedule provide member families and friends a central gathering space. Whether playing on our Championship style 18-hole golf course, relaxing by the pool, or savoring a meal, Red Rocks Country Club provides the perfect setting for making special memories in our newly renovated Clubhouse. 303-697-4438 16235 W. Belleview Avenue, Morrison, Colorado 80465

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Travel

Hitting it Big in Vegas Golf he new Blackjack Golf Trail in Las Vegas is dealing in all golfers with easy, online tee times and the best rates on golf courses in the city that glitters. It’s all about getting the best deal in Las Vegas, both on the course and on the green felt of the casino tables. There isn’t a better feeling in Las Vegas than getting dealt two face cards in blackjack and enjoying that automatic 3 to 2 pay out while the other players at the table stress out their hands. Now golfers will feel that same euphoria when they reserve tee times via the new Blackjack Golf Trail website and partner courses. “This is Vegas golf at its best and we are bringing you the inside access to the amazing golf courses in the Las Vegas Golf Region,” says Ann Sunstrum, the executive director of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, the organization behind the new Blackjack Golf Trail. “Golf in Vegas is fun and reserving your tee times through this site is fun and easy and we are bringing a little—or should we say a lot—of Vegas flare to the golf course.” The Courses – Some of the best golf courses in Southern Nevada are on the Blackjack Golf Trail. The courses include

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By purchasing the Blackjack Golf Trail card for $25 you will get the following benefits: Tee times – Enjoy the best rates available to visitors at top golf courses in the city that glitters. Deals – Get the latest updates on the hottest deals on golf in Las Vegas. Discounts – The Blackjack Golf Trail gives golfers the most valuable discounts and lowest rates on tee times in Las Vegas and by joining you are on your way to playing the best and saving the most. Free Giveaways – Join today and get a free $20 poker chip, redeemable at the historic Las Vegas National Golf Club towards a round of golf. Plus get a free $10 gift card at Las Vegas Golf and Tennis, Southern Nevada’s most historic golf retail shop. Easy and simple tee times and rates – This is the place to go for the best rates

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in the casinos, but you make money when you join the revolutionary Blackjack Golf Trail. Hit it today by visiting the website at www.blackjackgolftrail.com.

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Out Drive the Competition — PLAY QUAIL DUNES — The Course is home to two distinct nines. The original front 9-hole course designed by Henry Hughs was opened in the early 1920s. In the late 1960s an additional 9 holes designed by Frank Hummel was added, along with a driving range. This traditional golf course features a variety of terrain from tree-lined fairways to rolling hills and challenging greens.

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News

Denver Golf Expo Celebrates 25th Anniversary in February, 2018

Registration for Exhibitors is Underway

Whether daily play, leagues or tournaments. Coyote Creek is the perfect venue. We have a full Pro Shop, Restaurant and Bar,

New Colorado Golf Offers, Discountsto book & Specials Visit coyotecreekgc.com your tee time. Updated Weekly! Coyote Creek Golf Course and Driving Range. Our recently

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Looking for a quick round of golf at an affordable price with all the amenities? Look to Emerald Greens Golf Club... Denver’s Premier Short Course!

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The organizers of the Denver Golf Expo are proud to announce that exhibitor registration is now open for its 25th anniversary event, which will be held Feb. 9-11, 2018. The Expo will take place at the Denver Mart, located at Interstate 25 and 58th Ave. The Denver Golf Expo is one of the top consumer golf events in the nation and is designed to get people thinking about golf earlier in the year. From novices to experienced pros, each year, more than 10,000 visitors flock to the Expo to get a jump on their golf season. “For 25 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to provide a unique experience for not only golf aficionados and those just getting started, but exhibitors as well,” said Mark Cramer, owner and operator of the Denver Golf Expo. “We’re thrilled to be offering an even more exciting time this year, with more contests and giveaways where people can win

clubs, accessories and more.” Those attending this year’s event will have the chance to interact with organizers through social media for a chance to win a free round of golf. People are encouraged to “Get Golfing” and share their adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging #getgolfingco. They will also appear on the “Get Golfing” wall at the Expo. Those interested in being an exhibitor call 303-771-2000 or download information on exhibiting at denvergolfexpo.com. For more information about the event, contact Mark Cramer 303-7712000 ext. 10. D

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Denver Area Courses ●

Applewood Golf Club Map#: 3 Public 18R 303-279-3003 Golden Fee Range: $12-$29 Arrowhead Golf Club Map#: 4 Resort 18R 303-973-9614 Fee Range: $75-$115 Littleton Aurora Hills Golf Course Map#: 7 Public 18R 303-364-6111 Aurora Fee Range: $25-$29 Bear Creek Golf Club Map#: 9 303-980-8700 Private 18R Denver Fees: Guests $75 Bear Dance, The Golf Club at Map#: 216 Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fee Range: $65 - $75 Black Bear Golf Club Map#: 21 303-840-3100 Private 18R Fee Range: $40-$80 Parker Blackstone Country Club Map#: 300 Private 18R 303-617-3561 Aurora Fees: Members Only Boulder Country Club Map#: 14 303-530-2226 Private 18R - 9E Fees: Guest $75 Boulder Broadlands Golf Course, The Map#: 17 Public 18R 303-466-8285 Broomfield Fee Range: $28-$37 Buffalo Run Golf Course Map#: 19 Public 18R 303-289-1500 Commerce City Fee Range: $18-$38 Broken Tee Englewood Golf Complex Map#: 63 Public 18R 9P3 303-762-2670 Englewood Fee Range: $15-$33 Castle Pines Golf Club Map#: 22 303-688-6022 Private 18R Fees: Invitation Only Castle Rock Castle Pines, The Country Club at Map#: 45 Private 18R 303-688-6400 Fees: Guests $75-$95 Castle Rock Cherry Creek Country Club Map#: 121 Private 18R 303-755-0711 Aurora Fees: N/A Cherry Hills Country Club Map#: 29 Private 18R 18P3 303-761-9900 Englewood Fees: Guests $125 City Park Golf Course, Denver Map#: 53 303-295-4420 Public 18R Denver Fee Range: $20-$24 Coal Creek Golf Course Map#: 33 303-666-7888 Public 18R Louisville Fee Range: $27-$40 Colorado Golf Club Map#: 301 Private 18R 303-840-5400 Fees: N/A Parker Colorado National Golf Club Map#: 238 Public 18R 303-665-9590 Erie Fee Range: $50-$75 Columbine Country Club Map#: 37 Private 18R 303-794-6333 Littleton Fees: Guests $80 Common Ground Golf Course Map#: 129 Public 18R 9P3 303-340-1520 Aurora Fee Range: $30-$50 Deer Creek at Meadow Ranch Map#: 51 Semi-Private 18R 303-978-1800 Littleton Fee Range: $65-$95 Denver Country Club Map#: 54 Private 18R 303-733-2444 Denver Fee Range: $90 Eagle Trace Golf Club Map#: 57 Public 18R 303-466-3322 Broomfield Fee Range: $20-$30 Emerald Greens Golf Club Map#: 210 Public 9-P3 303-366-3133 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 Evergreen Golf Course Map#: 65 Public 18R 303-674-6351 Evergreen Fee Range: $22-$30 Foothills Golf Course Map#: 71 Public 18R 9E 9P3 303-989-3901 Denver Fee Range: $25-$39 Fitzsimons Golf Course Map#: 69 Public 18R 303-364-8125 Aurora Fee Range: $15-$21 Flatirons Golf Course Map#: 70 Public 18R 303-442-7851 Boulder Fee Range: $22-$29 Fossil Trace Golf Club Map#: 231 Public 18R 303-277-8750 Golden Fee Range: $36-$50 Fox Hollow Golf Course Map#: 76 Public 27R 303-986-7888 Lakewood Fee Range: $43-$62 Glenmoor Country Club Map#: 78 Private 18R 303-781-0400 Englewood Fees: Guests $60-$85 The Golf Club at Ravenna Map#: 242 Private 18R 720-956-1600 Littleton Fee Range: Members Only Green Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 219 Public 18R 303-371-3131 Denver Fee Range: $24-$32 Greenway Park Golf Course Map#: 85 Public 9-P3 303-466-3729 Broomfield Fee Range: $6-$14 Harvard Gulch Golf Course Map#: 86 Public 9-P3 303-698-4078 Denver Fee Range: $6

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Heather Gardens Golf Course Map#: 89 Public 9E 303-751-2390 Fee Range: $12 Aurora Heather Ridge Country Club Map#: 90 Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: Guest $45 Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & CC Map#: 91 Semi-Private 18R 303-400-6700 Fee Range: $35-$70 w/cart Aurora Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club Map#: 227 Public 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Fee Range: $55-$65 Highlands Ranch Golf Club Map#: 94 303-471-0000 Semi-Private 18R Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $42-$69 Homestead at Fox Hollow Map#: 239 Public 18E 720-963-5181 Lakewood Fee Range: $18-$35 Hyland Hills, The Courses at Map#: 99 303-428-6526 Public 27R 18P3 Fee Range: $25; $37 Westminster Hiwan Golf Club Map#: 96 Private 18R 303-674-3369 Evergreen Fees: Guests $85 Indian Peaks Golf Course Map#: 101 303-666-4706 Public 18R Fee Range: $34-$38 Lafayette Indian Tree Golf Course Map#: 102 Public 18R 9P3 303-403-2541 Arvada Fee Range: $26 Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Map#: 103 Resort/Private 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 Public 27R 9P3 720-865-0720 Denver Fee Range: $20-$24 Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 303-423-1650 Public 18R Fee Range: $23 Arvada Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 Public 18R 303-438-8997 Fee Range: $28-$45 Westminster Lakewood Country Club Map#: 111 Private 18R 303-233-0503 Lakewood Fees: Guests $75-$90 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Map#: 26 Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Fee Range: $13-$34 Links at Highlands Ranch, The Map#: 117 303-470-9292 Public 18E Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $18-$31 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Map#: 118 303-799-9940 Public 18R Littleton Fee Range: $43-$65 Meadows Golf Club, The Map#: 126 Public 18R 303-409-2250 Fee Range: $14-$31 Littleton Meadow Hills Golf Course Map#: 125 Public 18R 303-690-2500 Aurora Fee Range: $29-$35 Meridian Golf Club Map#: 128 Private 18R, 303-799-4043 Englewood Fee Range: $65-$85 Murphy Creek Golf Course Map#: 137 Public 18R 303-361-7300 Aurora Fee Range: $34-$44 Omni-Interlocken Resort Map#: 139 Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fee Range: $55-$85 Overland Park Golf Course Map#: 140 Public 18R 303-698-1975 Denver Fee Range: $20-23 Park Hill Golf Club Map#: 142 Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fee Range: $18 Perry Park Country Club Map#: 145 Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: Guests $50-$70 Pinehurst Country Club Map#: 147 Private 27R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: Guests $70-$85 Pinery Country Club, The Map#: 148 Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: Guests $40-$50 Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Map#: 149 Private 18R 303-688-2611 Castle Rock Fee Range: $65-$85 Pradera, The Golf Club at Map#: 228 Private 18R 720-851-9600 Parker Fee Range: $TBA Raccoon Creek Golf Course Map#: 156 Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fee Range: $38-$70 Ranch Country Club, The Map#: 157 Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: Guests $55 Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Map#: 158 Public 18R 303-663-7150 Castle Rock Fee Range: $36-$59 Red Rocks Country Club Map#: 159 Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: Guests $35-$45 Ridge at Castle Pines North, The Map#: 160 Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fee Range: $75-$120 Riverdale Golf Courses Map#: 164 Public 36R 303-659-6700 Brighton Fee Range: $26-$37 Rolling Hills Country Club Map#: 168 Private 18R 303-279-7858 Golden Fees: Guests $75-$85

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Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R Aurora

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Map#: 169 Missing Links Golf at Frederick Map#: 130 303-699-3939 Public 9R 303-651-7060 Fee Range: $26-$46 Longmont Fees: 10 Sanctuary Map#: 171 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 Private 18R 303-224-2860 Public 9R 970-482-4847 Sedalia Fees: Invitation only Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$14 Southglenn Country Club Map#: 180 Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 Private 18-P3 303-798-1656 Public 18R 970-521-6889 Fees: N/A Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Littleton South Suburban Family Sports Center Map#: 68 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 Public 9E 303-649-1115 Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Centennial Fee Range: $9-$19 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 South Suburban Golf Course Map#: 179 Plainsman Golf Club Map#: 235 303-770-5508 Public 9R No Telephone Public 18R 18P3 Centennial Fee Range: $18-$43 Joes Fee Range: $10 Springhill Golf Course Map#: 184 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 18E 303-739-6854 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Aurora Fee Range: $20-$26 Cope Fee Range: $5 Stoney Creek Golf Course Map#: 189 Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 303-431-9268 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Public 9E Fee Range: $16-$18 Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Arvada Thorncreek Golf Club Map#: 195 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Map#: 153 Public 18R 303-450-7055 Private 18R 970-226-6600 Thornton Fee Range: $30-$35 Fort Collins Fee Range: $100 Valley Country Club Map#: 201 Quail Dunes Golf Course Map#: 73 303-690-6377 Public 18R 970-867-5990 Private 18R Fees: Guests only Fort Morgan Fee Range: $22 Aurora Walnut Creek Golf Preserve Map#: 92 Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 18R 303-469-2974 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Westminster Fee Range: $24-$45 Byers Fee Range: $20 Wellshire Golf Course Map#: 206 Riverview Golf Course Map#: 165 Public 18R 303-692-5636 Public 18R 970-522-3035 Denver Fee Range: $20-$24 Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 West Woods Golf Club Map#: 207 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 Public 27R 720-898-7370 Public 18R 303-833-5000 Arvada Fee Range: $27 - $41 Firestone Fees: $29-37 Willis Case Golf Course Map#: 209 Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 303-458-4877 Public 9S N/A Public 18R Fee Range: $20-$24 Julesburg Fees: N/A Denver Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fee Range: $21-24 Fort Collins Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 Private 6-P3 970-484-3098 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Map#: 250 Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Bella Rosa Golf Course Map#: 248 303-678-2940 Public 9R Frederick Fee Range: $9-$20 Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 970-351-8934 Public 18R Greeley Fee Range: $22-$30 Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Fee Range: $15-$18 Brush Cattail Creek Golf Course Map#: 230 Public 9-P3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fee Range: $7-$10 City Park Nine Golf Course Map#: 32 Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$21 Collindale Golf Course Map#: 35 Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-$23 Coyote Creek Golf Course Map#: 48 Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fee Range: $22-$24 Eaton Country Club Map#: 61 Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fee Range: $25-$40 F&H Park and Recreation District Map#: 66 Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fee Range: $14 Fort Collins Country Club Map#: 72 Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: Guests $45-$103 Fox Hill Country Club Map#: 75 Private 18R 303-772-1061 Longmont Fees: Guests $40-$55 Greeley Country Club Map#: 83 Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fee Range: $87 w/cart Harmony Club Map#: 247 Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timmath Fee Range: Members/Guest Only Haystack Mountain Golf Course Map#: 88 Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fee Range: $9-$14 Highland Meadows Golf Course Map#: 174 Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fee Range: $40 to $69 Highland Hills Golf Course Map#: 93 Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fee Range: $21-$27 Holyoke Golf Course Map#: 98 Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fee Range: $15 Indian Hills Golf Course Map#: 100 Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Fee Range: $14-$16 Loveland, The Olde Course at Map#: 138 Public 18R 970-667-5256 Loveland Fee Range: $22-$28 Lake Valley Golf Club Map#: 110 Private 18R 303-444-2114 Longmont Fees: N/A Mariana Butte Golf Course Map#: 123 Public 18R 970-667-8308 Loveland Fee Range: $28-$36

Front Range North

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Stratton Golf Course Public 9R Stratton Sunset Golf Course Public 9R Longmont Tamarack Golf Course Public 9R Limon Twin Peaks Golf Course Public 18R Longmont Ute Creek Golf Course Public 18R Longmont Washington County Golf Club Public 9R Akron Wray Country Club Public 9R Wray

Map#: 190 719-348-5412 Fee Range: $10 Map#: 191 303-776-3122 Fee Range: $10-$18 Map#: 192 719-775-9998 Fee Range: $12 Map#: 198 303-772-1722 Fee Range: $20-$24 Map#: 199 303-774-4342 Fee Range: $17-$35 Map#: 205 970-345-2309 Fee Range: $12-$15 Map#: 213 970-332-5934 Fee Range: $15-$17

Front Range South

Antler Creek Golf Course Map#: 221 719-494-1900 Public 18R Fee Range: $28 -$40 Colorado Springs Broadmoor Golf Club, The Map#: 18 Resort 54R 719-634-7711 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $90-$160 The Club at Flying Horse Map#: 251 Private 18R 719-487-2620 Colorado Springs Fee Range: Members Only Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Map#: 28 Public 9R 9P3 719-597-2637 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Map#: 30 719-526-4122 Public 18R Fee Range: $25-$28 Fort Carson Colorado Springs Country Club Map#: 36 Private 18R 719-473-1782 Fees: Guests $40-$50 Colorado Springs

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Cottonwood Links Golf Club Map#: 44 Public 9R 719-263-4500 Fee Range: $12-$14 Fowler Cougar Canyon Golf Links Map#: 197 Public 18R 719-422-7015 Trinidad Fee Range: $39 -$69 Country Club of Colorado Map#: 46 Resort 18R 719-538-4095 Fee Range: $120 Colorado Springs Desert Hawk at Pueblo West Map#: 120 Public 18R 719-547-2280 Pueblo West Fee Range: $25-$32 Eads Golf Course Map#: 232 No Telephone Public 9R Eads Fee Range: $3 Eisenhower Golf Club Map#: 62 Military 36R 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $12-$50 Elmwood Golf Course Map#: 154 719-561-4946 Public 18R 9E Fee Range: $24-$26 Pueblo Grandote Peaks Golf Club Map#: 81 Public 18R 719-742-3391 La Vita Fee Range: $35-$75 Hollydot Golf Course Map#: 97 719-676-3341 Public 27R Fee Range: $17-$23 Colorado City Hugo Golf Club Map#: 234 Public 9S No Telephone Hugo Fee Range: $5 Kings Deer Golf Club Map#: 55 Public 18R 719-481-1518 Monument Fee Range: $35-$50 Kissing Camels Golf Club Map#: 106 Private 27R 719-632-5541 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $60-$75 La Junta Golf Club Map#: 107 719-384-7133 Public 9R Fee Range: $10-$15 La Junta Las Animas Golf Course Map#: 112 Public 9R 719-456-2511 Fee Range: $12 Las Animas Mossland Memorial Golf Course Map#: 133 Public 9R 719-765-4659 Flagler Fees: N/A Patty Jewett Golf Course Map#: 143 Public 27R 719-385-6934 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $27 Pine Creek Golf Club Map#: 146 719-594-9999 Public 18R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $35 Pueblo Country Club Map#: 155 719-542-2941 Private 18R Pueblo Fee Range: $65-$75 Rocky Ford Country Club Map#: 167 Public 9R 719-254-7528 Fee Range: $11 Rocky Ford Sand Creek Golf Course Map#: 236 Public 9E 719-597-5489 Colorado Springs Fees: 8 Silver Spruce Golf Course Map#: 175 Military 18R 719-556-7414 Colorado Springs Fees: Guests $25 Smoky River Golf Club Map#: 176 Public 9R 719-767-5021 Cheyenne Wells Fee Range: $12 Spreading Antlers Golf Course Map#: 182 Public 9R 719-336-5274 Lamar Fee Range: $20-$22 Spring Valley Golf Club Map#: 183 Public 18R 303-646-4240 Elizabeth Fee Range: $22-$34 Springfield Municipal Golf Course Map#: 226 Public 9R No Telephone Springfield Fees: N/A Springs Ranch Golf Club Map#: 185 Public 18R 719-573-4863 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $28-$45 Sumo Golf Village Map#: 10 Semi-Private 18R 719-784-6152 Florence Fee Range: $42 Trinidad Golf Course Map#: 302 Public 9R 719-846-4015 Trinidad Fee Range: $15(9H); $20(18h) Valley Hi Golf Course Map#: 202 Public 18R 719-385-6911 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20-$27 Walking Stick Golf Course Map#: 203 Public 18R 719-584-3400 Pueblo Fee Range: $26-$28 Walsenburg Golf Course Map#: 204 Public 9R 719-738-2730 Walsenburg Fee Range: $14-$16 Woodmoor Pines Country Club Map#: 212 Private 18R 719-481-2266 Monument Fees: Guests $55-$65

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Adam’s Mountain Country Club Map#: 244 Private 18R 970-328-2326 Eagle Fees: Members Only Aspen Glen Golf Club Map#: 5 Private 18R 970-704-1988 Carbondale Fees: Guests $120-$245 Aspen Golf Course Map#: 6 Public 18R 970-429-1949 Aspen Fee Range: $80 Beaver Creek Golf Club Map#: 11 Resort 18R 970-845-5775 Avon Fees: Guests $160

Breckenridge Golf Club Map#: 16 Public 27R 970-453-9104 Fee Range: $95 Breckenridge Brightwater Club Map#: 243 Private 18R 970-777-1270 Gypsum Fee Range: Members Only Catamount Ranch and Club Map#: 23 Private 18R 970-871-9200 Fees: Guests $135 Steamboat Springs Cattails Golf Club Map#: 24 Public 18R 719-589-9515 Alamosa Fee Range: $30 Challenger Golf Course Map#: 119 719-256-4856 Public 9E Crestone Fee Range: $20 Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Map#: 34 Public 9R 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Fee Range: $23 Copper Creek Golf Club Map#: 39 970-968-2882 Resort 18R Fee Range: $65-$85 Copper Mountain Cordillera, The Club at Map#: 40 Private 54R 9P3 970-926-5100 Edwards Fee Range: $225-$235 Country Club of the Rockies Map#: 47 970-926-3021 Private 18R Fees: Guests $75-$175 Edwards Crested Butte, The Club at Map#: 49 Resort 18R 970-349-6131 Crested Butte Fee Range: $120 Dos Rios Golf Club Map#: 56 Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Gunnison Fee Range: $65 w/cart Eagle Ranch Golf Club Map#: 217 Public 18R 866-328-3232 (toll free) Eagle Fee Range: $45-$90 Eagle Springs Golf Club Map#: 58 970-926-4404 Private 18R Fees: Escorted Guests Only Wolcott EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 Resort 18R 800-341-8051 Fee Range: $35-$98 Avon Estes Park Golf Course Map#: 64 Public 18R 970-586-8146 Estes Park Fee Range: $28 - $46 Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 Public 18R 719-275-5400 Canon City Fee Range: $44-$59 Fox Acres Country Club Map#: 74 970-881-2191 Private 18R Red Feather Lakes Fees: Guests $120-$130 Glenwood Springs Golf Club Map#: 79 970-945-7086 Public 9R Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 Resort 18R 970-887-9122 Fee Range: $45 - $125 Granby Gypsum Creek Golf Club Map#: 42 Public 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fee Range: $54 Grand Lake Golf Course Map#: 80 Public 18R 970-627-8008 Grand Lake Fee Range: $44-$80 Haymaker Golf Course Map#: 87 Public 18R 970-870-1846 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $79 Headwaters Golf Course Map#: 225 Public 18R 970-887-2709 Granby Fee Range: $60-$80 High Country Mountain Meadows GC Club Map#: 233 Public 9R No Telephone Red Feather Lakes Fees: N/A Ironbridge Golf Club Map#: 208 Semi-Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $39 to $89 Keystone Ranch Golf Course Map#: 105 Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Keystone, The River Course at Map#: 162 Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course Map#: 109 Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fee Range: $13 Maroon Creek Club Map#: 124 Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: Guests $195-$325 Monte Vista Country Club Map#: 131 Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fee Range: $18 Mount Massive Golf Course Map#: 134 Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fee Range: $18 Pagosa Springs Golf Club Map#: 141 Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fee Range: $57 Pole Creek Golf Club Map#: 150 Public 27R 800-511-5076 Winter Park Fee Range: $80 The Ranch at Roaring Fork Club Map#: 245 Public 9P3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fee Range: $15 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Map#: 60 Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fee Range: $75-$124 Red Sky Ranch Map#: 223 N/A 36R 970-477-8406 Edwards Fees: N/A Rio Grande Golf Club Map#: 41 Resort/Private 18R 719-873-1995 South Fork Fees: N/A

River Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 163 Public 18R 970-963-3625 Fee Range: $50-$75 Carbondale Roaring Fork Club Map#: 166 Private 18R 970-927-9100 Basalt Fees: Invitation only Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Map#: 173 Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Fee Range: $80-$130 Steamboat Springs Saint Andrews at Westcliffe Map#: 186 Public 9R 719-783-9410 Westcliffe Fee Range: $12-$20 Salida Golf Club Map#: 170 719-539-1060 Public 9R Salida Fee Range: $23 Shadow Hills Golf Club Map#: 172 Semi-Private 18R 719-275-0603 Ca-on City Fee Range: $33 Shining Mountain Golf Club Map#: 211 719-687-7587 Public 18R Fee Range: $32-$38 Woodland Park Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 Resort 18R 719-784-6152 Snowmass Village Fees: N/A Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 970-477-5370 Resort 18R Fee Range: $160 Edwards Steamboat Golf Club Map#: 187 Public 9R 970-879-4295 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $25(9H); $37 (18H) Vail Golf Club Map#: 200 Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Fee Range: $100 Willow Creek at Eagle Vail Map#: 237 Public 9-P3 970-845-PAR3 Avon Fees: N/A

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Adobe Creek National Golf Course Map#: 1 Public 27R 970-858-0521 Fee Range: $17-$24 Fruita Battlement Mesa Golf Club Map#: 8 Public 18R 970-285-7274 Battlement Mesa Fee Range: $35 Black Canyon Golf Club at Montrose Map#: 132 Public 18R 970-249-4653 Montrose Fee Range: $24 Bookcliff Country Club Map#: 12 970-242-9053 Private 18R Grand Junction Fees: Guest $40 Bridges at Montrose, The Map#: 241 970-252-1119 Simi-Private 18R Montrose Fees: Guest $45-$87 Cedar Ridges Golf Course Map#: 25 Public 9R 970-675-8403 Fee Range: $10(9H), $18(18H) Rangely Chipeta Golf Course Map#: 31 Public 18E 970-245-7177 Grand Junction Fee Range: $17-$21 Cobble Creek, The Links at Map#: 116 Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fee Range: $37 Conquistador Golf Course Map#: 38 Public 18R 970-565-9208 Cortez Fee Range: $18 Dalton Ranch Golf Course Map#: 50 Semi-Private 18R 970-247-8774 Durango Fee Range: $79 Deer Creek Village Golf Club Map#: 52 Public 18R 970-856-7781 Cedaredge Fee Range: $29-$38 Devil's Thumb Golf Course Map#: 43 Public 18R 970-874-6262 Delta Fee Range: $26-$41 Divide Ranch and Club Map#: 67 Semi-Private 18R 970-626-5284 Ridgway Fee Range: $49-$76 Glacier Club Map#: 193 Private 18R 970-382-6700 Durango Fee Range: 125-$175 Hillcrest Golf Club Map#: 95 Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fee Range: $22 Hunter’s Run Golf Course Map#: 246 Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fee Range: $11-$20 Lakota Canyon Golf Club Map#: 240 Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fee Range: $45-$75 Lincoln Park Golf Course Map#: 114 Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fee Range: $10-$14 Meeker Golf Course Map#: 127 Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fee Range: $19 Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at Map#: 220 Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fee Range: $49-$69 Rifle Creek Golf Club Map#: 161 Semi-Private 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fee Range: $34 Telluride Ski & Golf Club Map#: 194 Resort 18R 970-728-6157 Telluride Fee Range: $130-$150 Tiara Rado Golf Course Map#: 196 Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fee Range: $18-$22 Yampa Valley Golf Club Map#: 214 Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fee Range: $28

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GOLFTEC Denver Tech Center Re-Opens OLFTEC announced the opening of its remodeled and enhanced Denver Tech Center location, a flagship facility that was the site of the original GOLFTEC more than 20 years ago. Located at 8000 E. Quincy Ave, Suite 200 – next door to Micro Center – the new center is more than 3,750 square feet and features five teaching/practice bays staffed by highlytrained coaches and one director of club fitting. The new build is among the largest GOLFTEC’s in the world and showcases the company’s vibrant new in-center design scheme. Additionally, the Tech Center is among a select group of new locations opened in 2017 to feature GOLFTEC’s enhanced TECFIT custom club fitting program. It uses leading-edge technology and software that combines swing characteristics with ball flight data to help properly identify optimal golf equipment for each student. “The Denver Tech Center location means a great deal to our company, as this is where GOLFTEC really got started.” said Joe Assell, Co-Founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “22 years ago, it was our only location and now we’ve got almost 200 worldwide. Not only does it have heritage, but it has consistently been one of our best performing centers.” Overseeing the facility’s operation is Colorado Regional Manager, Ty Walker, a popular figure for years at the Denver Tech Center and greater Denver Metro market. Walker recently received the 2017 Colorado PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award, which acknowledges a PGA Professional’s outstanding display of integrity, character and lead-

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Pro Tip

“If you can out last that discomfort, I guarantee you baby; on the other side of it is success!” - By Eric Thomas

By Kathleen Heiney Class A LPGA Professional Certified Yoga Instructor

e are all creatures of habit. Especially in today’s day and age when everything is at our fingertips. Instant gratification, convenience, information etc. The one thing that is most difficult for a lot of us, including myself is change. I decided a few weeks ago to “change” my pre-shot routine. At first, I was like “this is easy”. I was practicing on the range and it felt so good. My first round out, with the new routine, I played great. The second and third not so much. The level of discomfort become more challenging, which then made it easier to go back to my old habits and routine. That level of discomfort kept creeping in and I didn’t like it so I settled back into my old ways. Many students come to me every day to get better, that is why you take lessons. However, more often than not, I here, but it feels so uncomfortable and my response is, it should. If we aren’t feeling uncomfortable then we are not learning. It is very easy

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to overcome the level of discomfort on the range, but when we step out on the course it is a totally different scenario. So now what? My favorite quote is “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar” To truly make changes in our lives and with our game, it is not necessarily about how talented, strong or motivated we may be, it is about having the courage to really commit. It is challenging, for anyone, to step out of their comfort zone and truly stick to some-

thing new and different. If we really want to take our game or our lives to the next level we MUST learn how to surrender to the discomfort. One way to do this is through the practice of yoga. Yoga not only makes us strong, flexible and humble, it can also push us up against our edge. You know that place, we have all been there many times, not only in life but during a round as well. What do you choose to do when you get there? Walk away, ignore it, and go back to old habits,

more than likely, why because it’s comfortable. Think of the times on the course when you thought to yourself, wow that felt great but yet so uncomfortable at the same time. That is your edge, the place where change begins. We bump up against it often but yet so afraid to stick with it. When you practice yoga, physical and mental, we are put into positions that do feel uncomfortable, not in a painful way but in a way the pushes us. The edge is where the learning and transformation starts. It is that place of discomfort, if we settle in and surrender it will begin to feel more natural. Life is change in motion! We, as humans, are constantly changing. Our game, our bodies, our minds etc. Practicing being in the space of discomfort, acknowledging it’s there, surrendering to your edge is where transformation and change begins! The more we do this, like anything, the easier it becomes. Although I want to totally dump my new routine, I am going to continue playing with the edge of discomfort, because I know deep down inside it is exactly what I need! D

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Updating a Beloved Neighborhood Course An interview with City Park Golf Course women’s league golfer, Jennifer Bater

s one of eight Denver Golf facilities, City Park Golf Course is best known as the urban course with unbeatable skyline and mountain views. The course is set to undergo a redesign this fall that will preserve its best features and modernize its amenities, including a full driving range and new clubhouse, while seamlessly integrating flood control for the surrounding community. The project has already drawn in big and familiar names, with a design-build team consisting of Saunders Construction, clubhouse architect Johnson Nathan Strohe and golf course architect iConGolf Studio with famed professional golfer Hale Irwin as golf design advisor. Denver Golf sat down with Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) member Jennifer Bater to talk more about the redesign of City Park Golf Course and her other favorite Denver Golf courses. Jennifer sits on the Design Workgroup for the redesign, a group comprised of residents, community members and golfers. This group was integral to developing the design guidelines that helped define the project.

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Jennifer, based on your work with the Design Workgroup, can you tell us a bit about what the redesign will include? While the details are still being refined, we know the course will be an 18-hole par 70 in the existing parkland style that is so enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. In addition to a new clubhouse with west-facing patios for mountain and skyline views, the redesign includes a full driving range that accommodates all clubs and meets safety needs without netting, which I’m most excited about.

How long have you been playing City Park Golf Course? I play there a lot because its closest to my house – it really is a very nice community golf course. It is so convenient and integral to my lifestyle. I play most Wednesday nights with my women’s league. That’s honestly how I came to be involved in the project. I first saw some project signage in the winter of 2016, and I found out they were looking for golfers to participate in the process. I’ve been in Denver for over 20 years and have been enjoying the course for just as long, so

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I wanted to be involved.

What courses will you play while City Park Golf Course is closed for redesign? Our next favorite course is Overland. It has a full driving range and is a nice course, particularly the back nine which back up to a bike path that sits next to the Platte. We also enjoy playing at Kennedy. From the west nine to the par three. The full course at Kennedy is really tremendous and challenging. When I play well at Kennedy,

which isn’t that often, I feel great!

What are the top three things you are most looking forward to about the Redesign? The full driving range. On the current course, those first three holes along 26th are really challenging if you haven’t warmed up with your driver! I also love having the entire practice and warm up area organized near the number one tee. The third thing is the chance for modernization of elements like the irrigation system. It can be hot here in Denver and City Park gets lots of play, so having modern irrigation just helps keep the course in the best condition for the water that can and should be used. The fourth thing, and I know you said top three but I have to mention it – man that clubhouse looks fantastic! To be able to sit on the terrace and look out to the mountains, seeing golfers either teeing off or finishing; we don’t have that today. City Park Golf Course will remain open until November 2017 and reopen in 2019. To learn more about Denver Golf facilities and the City Park Golf Course Redesign project, visit CPGCredesign.org.

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Walnut Creek Golf Preserve donates $7,000 to local charities

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he Walnut Creek Golf Preserve announced a total donation of $7,000 on Thursday to several local charities. The donation is funded by the American Junior Golf Association’s tournament in June, the Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica. The Walnut Creek Golf Preserve will donate $2,500 each to the Westminster Firefighters Victims Benefit Fund and the Westminster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association in support of The Wagner Fund. Another $2,000 will be donated to the Westminster Legacy Foundation. “As honored as we were to host the Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica at Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, we are even more proud to be able to share our good fortune with three extremely worthy local charities,” said Lance Johnson, Parks Services Manager for the City of Westminster. The AJGA has partnered with the Colorado Golf Association and the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado with tournaments in the Denver area each year since 2015. The 2017 AJGA tournament was the first year at Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, and the tournament will return to the Westminster venue in 2018 and 2019. In 2017, Hailey Schalk of Erie, Colorado, won the Girls Division less than a month after claiming the individual championship at the Class 3A girls state golf tournament.

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About Walnut Creek Golf Preserve Opened in 1999, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is owned and operated by the City of Westminster. Named after a creek that traverses the course, this award-winning, 215acre golf course is sustainably managed to preserve and support wildlife habitat. In fact, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is home

to more than 77 wildlife species as well as a staggering variety of native plants. The course’s naturally pristine landscape, coupled with extensive conversation practices, earned the course the coveted designation of an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary. Walnut Creek’s sweeping mountain views, gently rolling hills, abundance of wildlife, and picturesque wild prairie grasses allows visitors to experience golf the way nature intended. About the AJGA The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation. AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn , Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel. D


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Cover Feature

Mesquite Can’t Be Beat as a Golf Destination

nce one of Nevada’s best kept golf and vacation secrets, Mesquite has emerged as a world-class golf and casino escape. Once in the shadow of nearby Las Vegas, Mesquite has been using this proximity to its advantage. The town now shines with a vitality of its own and is a popular alternative to Vegas. Situated in the Virgin River Valley, it is a veritable oasis for the golfer-gambler who doesn’t want to wait for tee times, table games, sports book bets, poker buy-ins, fine or casual dining, and traffic. Mesquite offers what are arguably both the best packages in desert golf and the best values in hotels/casinos. From table game minimums to green fees to restaurants to lodging, the prices are much more reasonable, and, just as importantly, the smalltown atmosphere comes with all the big city amenities that guests expect.

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Live High in Luxury Hotels GMN customizes the golf vacation so that you spend your days on the golf course and your free time and evenings either exploring the unique environs or resting in luxurious accommodations at one of their three hotels: Eureka Casino Resort, Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort, and Holiday Inn Express Inn and Suites. All three resorts are spacious and modern venues that specialize in both luxurious settings and personal service for golfers. The Eureka, an annual recipient of the Mesquite “Best Hotel” and “Best Casino” awards, has newly remodeled rooms, suites, and swimming pool, and it also has an award-winning collection of restaurants and bars. The casino philosophy is to afford its players

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games with the highest limits and the best odds. Nearly 1,200 slot and video poker machines, all the prerequisite table games, and the live poker room will deliver all the action anyone could ask for. Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort is just that, a hotel for sports activities with the emphasis on golf. The resort is designed to house larger groups with room configurations that can hold as many as 12 people and has exceptional meal plans for everyone. The backyard is the center of attention as it includes basketball, volleyball, pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, barbecue grills, swimming pool, and hot tub. Just the place to wind down and relax after a day on the links. Championship Courses At Your Fingertips Coyote Springs Country Club, a Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, is a visual delight. A short drive from Mesquite into Nevada’s hinterland, the layout sprawls throughout the desert and is extremely playable and picturesque. The greatly undulating greens are the real challenge and push the player to putt like Jack—or to keep putting. With yardage on the five sets of tees ranging from 7,471 to 5,288 yards , Coyote Springs has all the real estate a golfer can desire. It also has water and water falls throughout the layout, an unusual aspect for the desert locale. Falcon Ridge, which overlooks the Holiday Inn Express and the Walmart shopping center, presents spectacular roller-coaster topography, with elevated tees and greens and twisting/turning ribbons of fairway on almost every hole. True to its name, the

course gives a falcon’s view of all of Mesquite and the Virgin River Valley for as far as the eye can see. It is a fun course from its four sets of tees—ranging from the 6,569-yard tips to the 4,440-yard forward tees—and should not be missed. Just to the north of Exit 122 is the Oasis Golf Club, a residents’ favorite and a most popular tourist stop. Arnold Palmer designed the 18 holes that bear his name and routed his par-71, 6,468 to 4,226 yards and five sets of tees through what the website describes as “some of the most scenic desert panoramas in Southern Nevada.” The Palmer sports rugged canyon fairways, huge elevation changes, and meticulously contoured greens that have earned it a “Top 10 You Can Play” by Golf Digest. The King has always maintained that this course is one of his own top-ten favorite designs. On the other side of 29,000 square-foot Oasis Golf Clubhouse is The Canyons, another par-71 layout with five sets of tees but a little shorter at 6,403 to 4,787 yards. These 18 holes are a combination of the remodeled Vistas nine and the recently completed Arroyo nine. It complements the demanding Palmer layout with its large fairways and large, true Bermuda greens. With its 67 fairway and green-side bunkers and elevation changes, The Canyons has a particularly scenic front nine—hence its original “Vista” name—and a back nine sculpted from the canyon walls of the Mesquite landscape. Coral Canyon, which measures from 7,200 to 5,052 yards on four sets of tees, is located in what is called “Color Country” because the course meanders around the

most brilliant red-rock formations in the area. With this unusual backdrop and with the lush conditions of the course itself, playing Coral Canyon is always a treat. The generous fairways keep most drives in play and allow for some flat-out power off the tee, but the enormous greens, which are designed to allow you to run the ball up to the pin or fly it all the way there, require accuracy to minimize the dreaded three putt. Sand Hollow Resort is located just 15 minutes up I-15 from Coral Canyon and is only 25 minutes from Zion National Park. Designed by former BYU star and PGA Tour player John Fought, The Championship Course has perfectly blended a mixture of Blue and Bent grasses across the large expanse of native red sand. Spanning from 7,315 to 5,306 yards in its five sets of tees, the tees, fairways, greens, and indigenous sand bunkers seamlessly flow through the natural terrain, utilizing the natural slopes and gradations. The routing also incorporates an impressive series of holes that Fought has carefully perched along the length of the red sandstone ledges that exist along the ridge of the property. According to the website, “With its dramatic elevation changes across a towering ridge line, The Championship Course’s last nine are unlike anything in the West.” It has been recognized as Utah’s “Best Public Course” for the second straight year. Along with the elegant spas and salons, the exceptional restaurants, and the headliners and top talents on stage, Mesquite has just about everything you could possibly want in a world-class sojourn. D


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We aren't just golf anymore. Home to one of America’s most prestigious golf courses, we are also positioned perfectly for respite and adventure in the heart of the southwest near Zion National Park, Sand Hollow Reservoir, and the Sand Mountain Dunes. The resort offers boat and jet ski rentals, UTV rentals and Jeep tours, shuttles to and from Zion National Park, nearby rock climbing, zip-lining and hiking. Sand Hollow Resort is conveniently located 15 minutes from the St. George Regional Airport and 2.5 hours away from Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport. Shuttles are available.

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