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Golf as Mental Therapy


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Featured Travel

Golf as Mental Therapy Kauri Cliffs Golf Course - New Zealand


By Peter Hellman Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

lease don’t think I am asking for pity, but damn it, I have been feeling sorry for myself. In the early part of the summer, I tore my Achilles tendon. It was the right one (not the “correct” one, as there is no such thing) but the one on my right leg. Add that to a broken left elbow of a few years ago and I am wondering “is golf over for me?” If not over, will my drives be shorter and my handicap higher?

If you must know, neither injury occurred playing golf. The elbow was result of a fall ice skating. I know, the sport is for kids and ice is hard and I should know better. The Achilles tear - well that occurred playing tennis. TENNIS, you say. Why would a golfer play tennis? It’s a violent sport. Unlike golf, tennis players wallop the ball at or near their opponents while in golf one tries hard to avoid them. Tennis players run with quick, jerky movements, which are hard on old muscle and tendons. Golf is more civilized, cerebral, courteous, slower paced, and rhythmic and you don’t sweat as much. And, if you aren’t winning with the fineness of your game, you can try to gain advantage by suggesting another beer.


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With physical therapy for my Achilles, a kick in the butt from my wife and an idea that maybe a little mental therapy was in order, I decide to write about a few of the international golf trips I have taken. As you may have gathered by reading my articles over the years, I am a proponent of taking

ones golf game to other countries. To my mind, exploring other cultures, food, history and people add to a golf experience and make that experience more fulfilling and memorable. Being in the business of organizing golf tours, I have been fortunate to play on vir-

tually every continent (I skipped Antarctica because I couldn’t get a tee time). Here are four trips I am particularly fond of.

Take Portugal, for example. I visited the area just west of Lisbon called Sintra. Not as popular for golf as the Algarve, Sintra has the benefit of being close to Lisbon and

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Book your 2015 Golf Vacation to... D undarave Golf Course - Prince Edward Island its many treasures. The courses were superb with a nice mix of traditional and modern resorts courses. The choices and quality of the accommodations were also tops. And, the food and wine? Facing the Atlantic, Portugal benefits from abundant, fresh and varied seafood and of course cod. Where else can you have cod for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared in a different way every time it’s served? Portugal is beautiful in its varied landscape and rich history and its remnants as evidenced by many castles, museums and artifacts. Finally, did I mention that Portugal is also a great value?

New Zealand was another country at the top of my “must visit” list. I finally went a couple of years ago and did an extensive trip to both the North and South Islands. Historically and geographically, New Zealand is an interesting place. Besides being the last large land mass inhabited by humans, its relative isolation has protected its unique vegetation and animals. Geographically, the country is blessed with rolling productive farm and grazing land, tall snow capturing mountains and coastlines fjords that match Norway for beauty and remoteness. The country is also blessed by having several of the world’s best golf courses, dramatic yet comfortable accommodations, great food and wine, welcoming English speaking people and many things other than golf to enjoy. It is true that New Zealand is further from home and compared to Portugal more expensive, but it is truly worth a visit.

Closer to home is another favorite - Canada. I have visited both coasts of the country Prince Edward Island (PEI) on the east coast

and Whistler on the west. As part of the maritime area of Canada, PEI has the quaintness of rural New England, the simple charm of “Anne of Green Gables” and the tradition of the sea, which provides my favorites - lobsters, oysters and clams. There is plenty of fine golf as well and the accommodations range from traditional small hotels and guest houses to modern albeit small resorts.

Whistler, on the other hand, is in Canada’s ski country, but unlike Colorado lower in altitude. With four choice golf courses, a range of accommodations from the deluxe Chateau Whistler, to small hotels and condominiums, a walkable and lively village with interesting bars and many restaurants, Whistler is a wonderful summer/fall mountain golf getaway.

Okay. You guessed it. The act of writing this article has been therapeutic for me. The mental therapy worked. I am now determined to crank up my physical therapy and start planning my next adventure. Memories of the countries I have visited, the courses I have played, and want to play again, have convinced me my golf life is not over. I am no longer feeling sorry for myself. I will play again, I will do it to the best of my ability and I won’t rely on beer to be competitive. Maybe I’ll drop hockey and tennis too.

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Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club Announces New Course n a few short years Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club, located in the heart of Windsor’s affluent Water Valley neighborhood, will welcome a sister golf course to the family. The 18-hole RainDance National Golf Club will be located less than three miles west of the 27-hole Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club, and be the very first course designed by 8-time PGA Tour winner Fred Funk. “This opportunity for me is unbelievable,” said Funk, winner of 16 PGA and Champions Tour events. “The land and what we’re working with is going to make a name for itself. I want someone to walk off the 18th hole and can’t wait to play it again.” Funk, the 2005 Players Championship winner and three-time Champions Tour major winner, will be at Pelican Lakes at 12 p.m., Monday, May 26 at to talk about why he decided to make RainDance National his first design. The public is welcome to attend. Funk will ceremoniously drive the first ball off the No. 1 tee box of the currently under construction front nine at Pelican Lakes. He will also be available to sign autographs and pose for pictures for the public.


From the left, Fred Funk, Martin Lind and Mark Long follow the terrain of one of the 18 holes at RainDance National Golf Club in Windsor.

The Funk-designed RainDance National will increase the number of privately owned luxury golf holes operated by the Water Valley Land Company from 27 to 45. “This is a pretty unique deal,” said Funk’s lead architect Harrison Minchew, who has individually designed over 75 courses including the Kildare Hotel and Country Club in Straffan, Ireland, the site of the 2006 Ryder Cup. “There are not very many new golf courses getting built in the

US right now. This is going to be a treat.” No other community in Northern Colorado offers as many playable golf holes as does the Water Valley Land Company, which will ultimately make the area a resort destination for die-hard golfers, especially since a PGA Tour player’s name will be attached to one. According to Minchew, the main reason Funk chose the RainDance property for his maiden project is because of the instant

friendship he developed with Water Valley CEO Martin Lind. “Martin and Fred became fast friends, and when he offered this wonderful site to Fred he was looking at it was too good to believe,” said Minchew, who from 1982-2007 served as the Vice President, Director of Designs and Senior Golf Course Architect for the Arnold Palmer Design Company. “The RainDance property is extraordinary. It’s perfect for golf. I’ve been designing courses for 35 years and I’ve not seen a site so well suited for golf as I have with RainDance. It’s prefect. It’s going to stand apart from the rest.” “Martin offered it to me to be my first course,” said Funk, who met Lind when while completing the purchase of a private airplane. “I wasn’t shopping around looking for one, but I met him and he said ‘I want this to be your first signature course. I’m serious.’ I thought he was kidding. “I looked at the topographical map and was amazed at the potential the piece of land had. When we walked it the first time, I saw that it designed itself. The layout is already there.” Lind agrees. For more information please call (970) 674-0930. D

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A New Blueprint for World-Class Golfing, With 360-Degree Views

ed Rocks Country Club (RRCC) today announced the $4.2 million renovation of its clubhouse and environs. The new facility will more than double the existing square footage of this private golf and country club 10 miles west of Denver. “Red Rocks Country Club historically has been a friendly natural setting to entertain family, friends and clients,” said General Manager Mark Condon. “And this expansion will allow us to accommodate our growing membership from across the Front Range and Denver.” The existing 18-hole golf course, which winds its way through ancient rock formations, is carved into a landscape made internationally important by Red Rocks Amphitheatre, both of which are a scenic 20-minute drive from Denver. The design process extends from close consultation with members and other stakeholders in recent years, to identify approaches best suited to the unique climate and landscape of the American West. “We’re making the transition as seamless as possible for our members,” said Bernard Hockenberry, the Owner’s Construction Manager. “Work will begin toward the end of the golf season, and

footprint and freeing up space for recreational amenities—and the existing community garden will continue to be tended to by members and staff. The remodeled dining areas will cater to 19th-hole leisure and fine dining alike, including a casual bar and grill, and a dedicated restaurant for member dining, parties, weddings and special occasions. “The thriving social scene at Red Rocks simply outgrew our existing clubhouse,” said Marketing and Communications Director Jackie Mack. “Now we’ll have an expansive space to match the spirit of this close-knit community.”

the new clubhouse will be unveiled right as Spring 2015 is in full swing.” RRCC partnered with Hyder Construction, a Denver firm founded in 1947 with roots in the Colorado mountains. Hyder’s in-house designers worked closely with the Red Rocks team to develop a three-dimensional rendering, which conveys the dramatic scale of the project: “We combine Building Information Modeling with our construction acumen,” said Architect of

Record Michael Dire, “giving clients a collaborative engagement in the process.” The project was developed on principals of sustainable building, evident in the use of natural materials—sand and stone, earth and wood. The architecture offers a visual analogue to the undulating peaks and valleys of the Front Range, with a graceful roofline that echoes the surrounding landscape. Cart storage will be brought underground—reducing the facility’s carbon

About Red Rocks Country Club Red Rocks Country Club is a soughtafter private club nestled at the base of the Colorado Rockies. Programs abound for executives and families alike, with access to private trails, a fishing lake and reciprocal golf privileges. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool and cabana, tented dining pavilion, pro shop, plush locker rooms and corporate meeting space. For more information or to inquire about membership, visit RedRocksCountryClub.org. D

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Denver Area Courses ●

Applewood Golf Club Map#: 3 Public 18R 303-279-3003 Fee Range: $12-$29 Golden Arrowhead Golf Club Map#: 4 Resort 18R 303-973-9614 Littleton Fee Range: $75-$115 Aurora Hills Golf Course Map#: 7 303-364-6111 Public 18R Fee Range: $25-$29 Aurora Bear Creek Golf Club Map#: 9 Private 18R 303-980-8700 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 Private 18R 303-840-3100 Parker Fee Range: $40-$80 Blackstone Country Club Map#: 300 Private 18R 303-617-3561 Fees: Members Only Aurora Boulder Country Club Map#: 14 Private 18R - 9E 303-530-2226 Boulder Fees: Guest $75 Box Elder Creek Golf Course Map#: 15 303-659-7177 Public 18R Brighton Fee Range: $22 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 Fee Range: $18-$38 Commerce City Broken Tee Englewood Golf Complex Map#: 63 Public 18R 9P3 303-762-2670 Englewood Fee Range: $15-$29 Castle Pines Golf Club Map#: 22 303-688-6022 Private 18R Fees: Invitation Only Castle Rock Castle Pines, The Country Club at Map#: 45 303-688-6400 Private 18R Castle Rock Fees: Guests $75-$95 Centre Hills Golf Course Map#: 27 303-343-4935 Public 9-P3 Aurora Fee Range: $5-$9 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 Public 18R 303-295-4420 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Coal Creek Golf Course Map#: 33 Public 18R 303-666-7888 Louisville Fee Range: $27-$40 Colorado Golf Club Map#: 301 Private 18R 303-840-5400 Parker Fees: N/A 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 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 Gables Country Club Map#: 84 Private 18R 303-985-1525 Denver Fees: Guests $75 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


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Harvard Gulch Golf Course Map#: 86 Public 9-P3 303-698-4078 Fee Range: $6 Denver 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 at Westmoor Map#: 92 303-469-2974 Public 18R Fee Range: $24-$45 Westminster Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & CC Map#: 91 Semi-Private 18R 303-400-6700 Aurora Fee Range: $35-$70 w/cart Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club Map#: 227 Public 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Fee Range: $55-$65 Highlands Ranch Golf Club Map#: 94 Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $42-$69 Homestead at Fox Hollow Map#: 239 Public 18E 720-963-5181 Fee Range: $18-$35 Lakewood Hyland Hills, The Courses at Map#: 99 Public 27R 18P3 303-428-6526 Westminster Fee Range: $25; $37 Hiwan Golf Club Map#: 96 303-674-3369 Private 18R Evergreen Fees: Guests $85 Indian Peaks Golf Course Map#: 101 Public 18R 303-666-4706 Lafayette Fee Range: $34-$38 Indian Tree Golf Course Map#: 102 Public 18R 9P3 303-403-2541 Fee Range: $26 Arvada Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Map#: 103 Resort/Private 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 303-751-0311 Public 27R 9P3 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 303-423-1650 Public 18R Arvada Fee Range: $23 Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 303-438-8997 Public 18R Westminster Fee Range: $28-$45 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 Public 18E 303-470-9292 Fee Range: $18-$31 Highlands Ranch Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Map#: 118 Public 18R 303-799-9940 Littleton Fee Range: $43-$65 Meadows Golf Club, The Map#: 126 Public 18R 303-409-2250 Littleton Fee Range: $14-$31 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 Mountain View Golf Course Map#: 135 Public 9E 303-694-3012 Denver Fee Range: $9-$12 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

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Riverdale Golf Courses Public 36R Brighton Rolling Hills Country Club Private 18R Golden Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R Aurora


Map#: 164 303-659-6700 Fee Range: $26-$37 Map#: 168 303-279-7858 Fees: Guests $75-$85 Map#: 169 303-699-3939 Fee Range: $26-$46

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303-224-2860 Private 18R Fees: Invitation only Sedalia Southglenn Country Club Map#: 180 Private 18-P3 303-798-1656 Littleton Fees: N/A South Suburban Family Sports Center Map#: 68 Public 9E 303-649-1115 Centennial Fee Range: $9-$19 South Suburban Golf Course Map#: 179 Public 18R 18P3 303-770-5508 Centennial Fee Range: $18-$43 Springhill Golf Course Map#: 184 Public 18E 303-739-6854 Fee Range: $20-$26 Aurora Stoney Creek Golf Course Map#: 189 Public 9E 303-431-9268 Arvada Fee Range: $16-$18 Thorncreek Golf Club Map#: 195 303-450-7055 Public 18R Thornton Fee Range: $30-$35 Valley Country Club Map#: 201 Private 18R 303-690-6377 Aurora Fees: Guests only Wellshire Golf Course Map#: 206 Public 18R 303-692-5636 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver West Woods Golf Club Map#: 207 Public 27R 720-898-7370 Arvada Fee Range: $27 - $41 Willis Case Golf Course Map#: 209 303-458-4877 Public 18R Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver

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Windsor Gardens Golf Club Map#: 210 303-366-3133 Public 9-P3 Denver Fee Range: $4-$8.50 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 Public 9R 303-678-2940 Fee Range: $9-$20 Frederick Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 Public 18R 970-351-8934 Greeley Fee Range: $22-$30 Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Brush Fee Range: $15-$18 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

Courses not responsible for published fees. Fees ma Link-N-Greens Golf Course Map#: 115 Public 18E 970-221-4818 Fee Range: $19-$21 Fort Collins Mariana Butte Golf Course Map#: 123 Public 18R 970-667-8308 Fee Range: $28-$36 Loveland Missing Links Golf at Frederick Map#: 130 Public 9R 303-651-7060 Longmont Fees: 10 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 970-482-4847 Public 9R Fee Range: $12-$14 Fort Collins Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 Public 18R 970-521-6889 Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 Semi-Private 18R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Plainsman Golf Club Map#: 235 Public 9R No Telephone Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 Public 9R 970-383-2211 Fee Range: $5 Cope Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Map#: 153 970-226-6600 Private 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $100 Quail Dunes Golf Course Map#: 73 Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fee Range: $22 Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Fee Range: $20 Byers Riverview Golf Course Map#: 165 Public 18R 970-522-3035 Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 303-833-5000 Public 18R Fees: $29-37 Firestone Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 N/A Public 9S Julesburg Fees: N/A Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 970-416-2828 Public 18R Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-24

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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

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Antelope Hills Golf Course Map#: 215 Public 18R 303-644-5992 Bennett Fee Range: $28-$32 Antler Creek Golf Course Map#: 221 719-494-1900 Public 18R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $28 -$40 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 Fee Range: Members Only Colorado Springs 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#: 36 719-473-1782 Private 18R Colorado Springs Fees: Guests $40-$50 Cottonwood Links Golf Club Map#: 44 719-263-4500 Public 9R Fowler Fee Range: $12-$14

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Cougar Canyon Golf Links Map#: 197 Public 18R 719-422-7015 Fee Range: $39 -$69 Trinidad 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 Fee Range: $3 Eads Eisenhower Golf Club Map#: 62 Military 36R 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $12-$50 Elmwood Golf Course Map#: 154 Public 18R 9E 719-561-4946 Pueblo Fee Range: $24-$26 Gleneagle Golf Club Map#: 77 Public 18R 719-488-0900 Colorado Springs Fees: N/A Grandote Peaks Golf Club Map#: 81 Public 18R 719-742-3391 Fee Range: $35-$75 La Vita Hollydot Golf Course Map#: 97 Public 27R 719-676-3341 Colorado City Fee Range: $17-$23 Hugo Golf Club Map#: 234 No Telephone Public 9S 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 Fee Range: $60-$75 Colorado Springs La Junta Golf Club Map#: 107 Public 9R 719-384-7133 La Junta Fee Range: $10-$15 Las Animas Golf Course Map#: 112 719-456-2511 Public 9R Fee Range: $12 Las Animas Mossland Memorial Golf Course Map#: 133 719-765-4659 Public 9R Flagler Fees: N/A Patty Jewett Golf Course Map#: 143 719-385-6934 Public 27R Colorado Springs Fee Range: $27 Pine Creek Golf Club Map#: 146 Public 18R 719-594-9999 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $35 Pueblo Country Club Map#: 155 Private 18R 719-542-2941 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


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 Breckenridge Fee Range: $95

Brightwater Club Map#: 243 Private 18R 970-777-1270 Fee Range: Members Only Gypsum 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 Fee Range: $20 Crestone Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Map#: 34 Public 9R 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Fee Range: $23 Copper Creek Golf Club Map#: 39 Resort 18R 970-968-2882 Copper Mountain Fee Range: $65-$85 Cordillera, The Club at Map#: 40 Private 54R 9P3 970-926-5100 Edwards Fee Range: $225-$235 Country Club of the Rockies Map#: 47 Private 18R 970-926-3021 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#: 56 970-641-1482 Semi-Private 18R 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 Private 18R 970-926-4404 Fees: Escorted Guests Only Wolcott EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 Resort 18R 800-341-8051 Avon Fee Range: $35-$98 Estes Park Golf Course Map#: 64 970-586-8146 Public 18R Fee Range: $28 - $46 Estes Park Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 719-275-5400 Public 18R 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 Public 9R 970-945-7086 Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 Resort 18R 970-887-9122 Granby Fee Range: $45 - $125 Gypsum Creek Golf Club Map#: 42 Public 18R 970-524-6200 Fee Range: $54 Gypsum 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 Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $175 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 Carbondale Fee Range: $50-$75 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 Fee Range: $12-$20 Westcliffe Salida Golf Club Map#: 170 Public 9R 719-539-1060 Salida Fee Range: $23 Shadow Hills Golf Club Map#: 172 719-275-0603 Semi-Private 18R Fee Range: $33 Ca-on City Shining Mountain Golf Club Map#: 211 Public 18R 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Fee Range: $32-$38 Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 Resort 18R 719-784-6152 Snowmass Village Fees: N/A Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 Resort 18R 970-477-5370 Edwards Fee Range: $160 Steamboat Golf Club Map#: 187 Public 9R 970-879-4295 Fee Range: $25(9H); $37 (18H) Steamboat Springs Vail Golf Club Map#: 200 Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Fee Range: $100 Willow Creek at Eagle Vail Map#: 237 970-845-PAR3 Public 9-P3 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#: 132 970-249-4653 Public 18R Fee Range: $24 Montrose 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 Rangely Fee Range: $10(9H), $18(18H) 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 Fee Range: $37 Montrose 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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Destination spared, all Pueblo Bonito resorts now open


uivira Golf Club and Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Spas have made a speedy recovery from Hurricane Odile and all resort properties in Los Cabos have re-opened to guests including Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Rosé, Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort and Sunset Beach Resort & Spa. Quivira, the resort’s highly anticipated Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, has also opened for play. According to Director of Golf Brad Wheatley, the dramatic 7,139yard layout at the tip of the Baja Peninsula marked by massive dunes, sheer cliffs and desert foothills, sustained minor sand intrusion and cactus loss but otherwise weathered the storm well. The beachfront clubhouse was also relatively unscathed by the hurricane. Special green fees will be in effect at the club throughout the month of October. Grand opening is scheduled for December 4. Additionally, the Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, an exclusive gated community located near Quivira Golf Club, and The Novaispania Residences are receiving guests. “We have worked hard to re-establish all services and to repair, even improve, aspects of the resorts,” Ernesto Coppel, president of Pueblo Bonito Hotels and Resorts. “I have always insisted on having structurally sound, high-quality facilities, and because of this, our resorts were in relatively good condition after the hurricane. We are fortunate that our recovery time has been this fast.” Electricity, telephone, Internet and potable water supplies have been fully re-

stored in Cabo San Lucas. No major structural damage was inflicted by the storm, enabling the destination to recuperate quickly. The federal government has made the recovery of Los Cabos, Mexico’s third most popular tourism destination, a top priority. (Los Cabos, which includes Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the 20-mile ‘corridor’ between them, attracts about 2 million visitors per year, many of them golfers). “We are very happy to welcome guests once again to our Cabo San Lucas resorts, which are as spectacular as ever,” Coppel said, noting that most guests with upcoming travel plans have decided to keep their reservations intact. For the latest updates, check Facebook at www.facebook.com/PuebloBonitoResort. Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community, is situated at Land’s End on the Baja Peninsula, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views. This exclusive 1,850-acre masterplanned community, founded by renowned resort developer Ernesto Coppel, is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. Occupying a spectacular natural landscape, Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, is slated to open Oct. 1, 2014 and will be complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse. Quivira Los Cabos is the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life. D

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Registration Is Open for the 3rd Annual Las Vegas World Amateur Golf Tournament


he pre-eminent amateur golf tournament that combines world class golf and the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas is to be played February 9-13, 2015, at some of the area’s best golf courses. The Las Vegas World Amateur features world class golf on the course and unique Vegas-style fun and entertainment off the fairways. An early bird entry fee of $650 is in effect until November 30, 2014. Golfers may visit www.LVWorldAm.com to register or receive more information. “The Las Vegas World Amateur has lived up to the hype in every way during the first two years, and we believe the 2015 event will go to an even higher level,” said Ann Sunstrum, Executive Director of the Southern Nevada Golf Association the organization that produces the event. “In our opinion, and in the opinion of our players, Las Vegas is the world’s perfect city to hold an event like this. The best measure of our success is the comments we have received from our participants. They love the tournament, the golf courses we play, and the entertainment and parties that we offer away from the course. Word of mouth is very positive for us and we thank our sponsors and players for their continued support.” The Las Vegas World Amateur package includes: • 54 holes of tournament golf on a different course each day • Welcome Party at Cili at Bali Hai • Awards cocktail reception and dinner following round three • Tournament gift bag valued at $150 • Entrance to Scoring Central each afternoon which includes light hors d’oeuvres, prize drawings, and other surprises. • Thousands in prizes for flight winners and overall champions

Participants will play three different golf courses in three days during the tournament. Several of the top golf courses in Las Vegas will be played during the tournament. Included in the course rotation for 2015 is Desert Pines Golf Club where you will experience the Carolina sand hills, tucked away minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, in the historic part of Las Vegas. This Pete


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Ange l Park Golf Club Dye-designed golf course features over 4,000 mature pine trees lining the fairways with green grass running from tees to pins. You will feel transported to a place where you can enjoy the fresh, calming scent of real pine trees. White sand bunkers protect large, undulating, bent grass greens fashioned after those at Augusta National Golf Club. Although there are no forced carries, four lakes will add to the excitement and beauty of your round. The Las Vegas World Amateur is very excited with the addition of Reflection Bay Golf Club to the tournament rotation. Reflection Bay is located in the luxurious high end resort residential community of Lake Las Vegas. Created in 1998, Reflection Bay Golf Club is a prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course. Reflection Bay has been closed for the last couple of years and re-opened this Fall. This is a favorite course in Southern Nevada for visitors and locals. Reflection Bay has hosted the Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge PGA event several times and has been the recipient of some of the most sought after awards by industry magazines including Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. New to the tournament rotation for ’15 is Angel Park Golf Club. There isn’t much more you need to mention about Angel Park Golf Club, other than Arnold Palmer and “The World’s Most Complete Golf Experience.” Palmer designed the two 18-hole golf courses at Las Vegas’ Angel Park Golf

Club, the Mountain and the Palm, and other amenities found at the facility combine to make it the total golf experience. The Mountain course is one of two 18 holes courses at Angel Park designed by Palmer and features holes decorated by canyons and water. Gorgeous views of the entire Las Vegas valley and Red Rock Mountains accent the fairways, greens and tee boxes of the course. The signature hole of the Mountain Course is probably the 557yard, par 5, 17th hole which plays to a twopart fairway. A well-placed drive allows the biggest hitters in the group a chance to go for it in two with a shot over a canyon while other hitters will need a well-placed layup prior to a short iron into the green. A dramatic desert canyon cuts the fairway in two. Angel Park has been the recipient of several awards, including the accolade of Best Golf Course in Las Vegas in the “Best of Las Vegas”, Las Vegas Review-Journal Readers Poll more than a dozen times. The award-winning Bali Hai Golf Club which is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and in the shadows of the major resorts will once again host the championship final round. Bali Hai Golf Club is a tropical golf experience that is played underneath the shadows of the Mandalay Bay Resort on the south end of one of the most famous boulevards in the world. Bali Hai is a beautiful oasis in the desert and brings to Las Vegas a golfing experience that would

usually be found in the South Pacific. Hundreds of palm trees, lagoon-like water features, white sand bunkers, and a dynamic clubhouse add up to create true golf beauty. Other courses to be played include Stallion Mountain Golf Club and Spanish Trail with more courses to be finalized. The action does not stop at the golf course. Parties are a big part of your tournament package. All golfers are invited to an opening reception on Monday, Score Central which follows golf each day after the tournament rounds and an Awards Dinner on Thursday evening. The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino is the site of the Awards Dinner for 2015 that follows the third round of the Las Vegas World Amateur. The Gold Coast is true, old school Vegas with the bells and whistle of the 21st century. The 2015 Las Vegas World Amateur dinner will feature a full-course sit down meal created by top-level Gold Coast chefs in a professional and state-of-the-art setting. The champions of each flight will be revealed in true Las Vegas fashion in the awards ceremony. The 2015 Las Vegas World Amateur is one event you will want to add to your tournament schedule. Register before November 30th to save $100 off the entry fee. For more information please visit www.VegasWorldAm.com, follow on Twitter @LVWorldAm or like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LasVegasWorldAmateur. D

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February 20-22, 2015 22nd Annual Denver Golf Expo T

he leaves are turning and unfortunately what that means is winter is just around the corner and our golf days will have to be stolen here and there, weather permitting. Just know that while you are trying to keep your feel for the game going the game of golf in Colorado will be planning and getting ready for the 2015 golf season which kicks off at the

value-added rewards. Start with free golf lessons and swing seminars. Golfer can purchase used clubs at the CGA’s Used Club Sale or test the new 2014 models with most major club vendors at the popular Club Test and Driving Range, sponsored by Lenny’s Golf in Aurora. New this year will be a Long Drive competition to find Denver’s biggest hitter, a new Long Putt Challenge and Closest to the Pin contest.

The greatest features of the Expo, according to Cramer, continue to be the amazing deals. “Everyone is looking for a way of extending their golf dollar. The moment you enter the doors of Denver Golf Expo,

Denver Golf Expo, Feb. 20-22, 2015 at the Denver Mart. More than 12,000 beginning golfers, seasoned duffers, accomplished swingers, exhibitors and presenters gather at the Rocky Mountain Region’s hottest event for the golf industry. The golfing enthusiast will find everything golf, from pro seminars to truckloads of equipment to free golf, discount offers and show-only deals.

Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, says, “We continue to grow and improve in 2015! Each year, we assess the Denver Golf Expo experience to keep it a positive one,” Cramer adds. “Based on feedback, we have bought out the parking at the Denver Mart so that Expo attendees’ parking can continue to be FREE. We appreciate everyone’s support over the years and this is our way of saying thank you in a meaningful manner.”

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abilities; golf resort destinations; truckloads of golf merchandise including show deals; and a bunch of discount offers for the upcoming golf season. Of course, golfers can count on the continued support of the Colorado Section of the PGA, CGA and CWGA, as the Rocky Mountain Region’s

kids age 16 and under. In addition, you can skip those long lines at the door. Purchase Denver Golf Expo tickets in advance via Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday, February 22, 2014 or look for a new on-line registration we are trying to build through the www.denvergolfexpo.com website.

As always included in your admission to Denver Golf Expo, attendees have multiple

hottest winter event for the golf industry.

you’ve extended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $13 admission, and the ‘Fore Golf Program,’ a progressive golf experience, offered again to Denver Golf Expo attendees by South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation. The offer features a different golf experience each month from February to May!”

The Golf Expo has something for everyone, including pro seminars for golfers of all

Save the dates, Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 22, for the biggest golf show in the state, the Denver Golf Expo, a must for any golfer in the Rocky Mountains.

For more information please visit www.DenverGolfExpo.com or check us out on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @DenverGolfExpo for regular updates and late breaking news. You can also contact Mark Cramer, President, Denver Golf Expo by calling (303) 771-2000 or email him at mcramer@expomasters.com. D


You don’t have to be good to be good to play with! By Jerry Walters Divot Contributing Writer


ow many have times have you gone to play golf with an incomplete group? The starter sends out a single and immediately his response is, “Iʼm not very good. I hope you can put up with me.” You need to understand this; that part is inconsequential. What does matter is that youʼre enjoyable to be with for the next 5 hours. So, as your golf consultant, here are a few tips for the novices to assist you in golf etiquette, even when youʼre inept at the game. • Donʼt be bashful about conceding putts, even on the first green. Since there is obviously no cash on the results in this quickly assembled group, make yourself out to be very generous. Any putt within,

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oh letʼs say, 6 feet, might be acceptable for starters. Take it upon yourself to observe the others in your group. If theyʼre struggling with their putting skills, focus your gen-

erosity there. • If you have some very expensive new golf balls, ask the rest of the foursome if theyʼve tried them. If the answer comes back negative, offer to let them have one or an entire sleeve to sample. Golfers love to try new equipment. • Refrain from jingling the change in your pocket when one of the group is over a crucial putt. The rest of the group can quickly determine that you have enough money to buy the course, but let everyone play without being disturbed by you. Save your change to tip the cart girl. • Speaking of the beverage cart, offer to buy every time the cart comes around. Nothing adheres you to new golfers like the willingness to buy a round of cool beverages on a hot day on the course. And, everyone enjoys those imported beers, but canʼt always spring for them. Be the bigger per-

son and order up. • Honors! Many times the tee box is all I play for. Forget the pace of play here. Always be mindful of a special accomplishment on the course, and reward accordingly. • And, after the round is complete, while sitting around with your brand new buddies, describing each one of your shots from the most recent round, after youʼve bought the plate of nachos, filled everyone with more cold foamy beverages, and tipped the server, offer to arrange next weekʼs outing. Prepare to use your credit card to secure the tee time, and donʼt be a pest about asking to be repaid. Be secure in knowing that youʼve made new friends and that you donʼt have to be good to be good to play with. Jerry Walters is host of “In The Fairway” heard from April-September on 102.3 and 105.5FM ESPN Denver. D

Featured Instruction

The Five-Second Rule... feel the distance

By Mark Legenza Divot Contributing Writer


hile we would all like to make every putt, the reality is that lag putting is an important part of the game. Improving your lag putting will allow you to leave yourself a much easier and more manageable second putt, thereby reducing the frequency that you have a dreaded 3-putt. Eliminating 3-putts will quickly lower your score and improve your confidence on the golf course. I want you to try this at home; Find a friend and stand five feet apart. Toss a ball underhanded to your friend. Now have them toss the ball back to you. Continue this exercise for a couple throws. Did anyone underthrow or overthrow so badly that the ball was uncatchable? For the most part, the simple act of “playing underhanded catch” is easy. What makes it so is that we are looking at our target and reacting it. Our brain is very good at determining pace and direction when we look at a target. However while putting we

are taught to keep our eyes down and stare at the ball. When it comes to golf, most amateurs I

see spend very little time looking at the target. In order to tap into your natural ability to determine pace and direction, stare at the

target for 5 seconds right before you stroke the putt. I teach my students to literally count to five; one one-thousand, two onethousand, etc. When you return your eyes over the ball, you can feel the distance. It’s important to stroke the putt immediately after you complete the five-second rule - don't wait. Practice around the putting green. Use the fringe line as your target and see how close you can get a ball to stop near the line. You will be surprised how well this tip works to improve your speed, lower your score and increase your putting confidence. Say goodbye to 3-putts! Mark Legenza is the Center Manager and Director of Instruction at GolfTEC Westminster. Mark is a PGA member and has taught thousands of lessons with GolfTEC. GolfTEC Westminster is located Inside Golfsmith at 9440 Sheridan Blvd. Westminster, CO 80030. For more information call 303-4266600, email mlegenza@golftec.com or visit www.GolfTEC.com D

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Grand Junction Announces Five Ways to Fall in Love with Fall

Signature autumnal activities offer something fun for everyone in Colorado's wine country


he Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau (GJVCB) invites visitors to get in the autumn spirit with fun seasonal activities. Named one of the eight sunniest cities in the U.S.

by TourismReview.com, Grand Junction boasts ideal weather year-round on top of a breathtaking landscape – the perfect setting for these five fall pursuits. Grape Harvesting Season – Fall truly

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kicks off in Grand Junction with the region’s grape harvest. Visitors can enjoy the best wines Colorado has to offer all season long at now 22 local wineries around Grand Junction. The newest winery with a tasting room that is open year round just opened its doors in late September 2014. Tours, wine tastings and field-to-table experiences amidst the majesty of red rock cliffs and mesas embody the local outdoor way of life and explain why it’s known as Colorado’s wine country. Leaf Viewing – For nature-lovers with fall leaf viewing in their veins, or visitors seeking a colorful autumn excursion, the golden leaves of Colorado’s iconic Aspen trees gild inviting trails on the top of Grand Mesa. The National Scenic Byway along I-70 from Grand Junction to the Mesa also displays the happy yellow of turning Cottonwoods that fringe the Colorado River. The Crag Crest Trail offers the perfect high alpine hike atop the spine of the world’s largest flattop mountain from which visitors are sure to take in as much fall color as possible. Red Hot Dirt Days – A new three monthlong event, Red Hot Dirt Days combines deals and dirt to celebrate the 2014 fall biking season in a place offering some of the best mountain biking in the country. Trails around Grand Junction make leisurely loops or stretch for dozens of miles of rocky terrain. A single-track favorite, the Kokopelli Trail offers serious bikers 142 miles of thrilling single-track riding. Cyclists can check out the Red Hot Dirt Days website to take advantage of lodging discounts from a number of hotels as well as local deals for merchandise, food and drink. Golf – Grand Junction offers five courses for visitors to choose from on their list of “fall fives,” including the greens listed #1 public course in Colorado as ranked by golf digest in 2014, The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. Nearby Tiara Rado invites golfers to swing alongside the animals, including deer and herons, on yards of green set against the grandeur of the Colorado National Monu-

ment. Another scenic option: Chipeta Golf Course where flat terrain presents broad vistas of Grand Mesa, Bookcliffs, Uncompahgre Plateau and the Colorado National Monument. There are also a couple of ninehole courses in the area: the intimate, treelined public course of Lincoln Park Golf Course and the three championship courses of Adobe Creek National Golf Course. Big Game Hunting – Grand Junction welcomes big game hunters to Glade Park and Grand Mesa for the fall hunting season. Archers start tracking earlier in the season for deer, elk, pronghorn and moose while muzzleloader runs September and October with rifle season beginning in October and running through November. Grand Junction has several sporting goods stores for equipment and gear. Some stores also sell licenses over the counter, and they can also be purchased through the Division of Wildlife. A couple game processors in town make dinner after the hunt even easier with quality cutting and packaging of bagged game. About Grand Junction www.visitgrandjunction.com Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction recently was named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by TourismReview.com. Among Grand Junction's spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the ColoradoUtah Dinosaur Diamond. The area also is home to Colorado's wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries. D

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