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Sheraton Steamboat Resort... where adventures begin!

Sheraton's Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club


he Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Villas is where Steamboat plays and adventures begin. Voted the social travelers’ choice for year round Rocky Mountain adventures, the smiles that greet you are genuine and inspired by the lifestyle.

As the only ski/hike/bike-in/ski/hike/bikeout, hotel in Steamboat Springs, the Sheraton Steamboat resort provides 285 guest rooms, condos, villas and the new mountain suites. The Mountain Suites are comprised of studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms with full kitchens, mini kitchens and washer/dryers. Amenities include Link at Sheraton, Sheraton Fitness, steam room, outdoor pool and hot tubs, ski/bike storage, game room, and 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor conference spaces.

Tee off at the award-winning Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort features one of the best golf courses in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. A spectacular 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, features incredible views of the Yampa Valley, while Fish Creek winds its way through seven of the holes. Aged aspen and evergreen trees shape the majority of holes on this magnificent layout, enhancing this unique pristine setting. Built on a parcel in excess of one hundred fifty acres, this championship-caliber course provides the player with stunning panoramic views. While cur-

rently carrying a slope rating from the back tees consistent with the top Colorado courses, it maintains comfortable playing characteristics from the less difficult teeing areas and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. With full turf coverage for generous landing areas, the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club is an attractive alternative to some of the target course designs that other mountain golf courses offer, adding to its popularity.

Hungry? You’ll find great restaurant offerings right here at Sheraton Steamboat Resort. “Sevens Mountain Grill” offers upscale continental cuisine in a casual atmosphere, featuring complimentary valet parking. For American cuisine in a relaxed setting, we suggest “Saddles Bar and Grill”. Drink in the views on Saddles Deck at the base of the ski area. Fireside dining is also available. For a quick bite or beverage try our Breezeway Café open 6am to 4pm daily. Relax and unwind in the game room, Play. At Sheraton Steamboat Resort, they've made relaxation an art form.

On property there are several retailers for your shopping pleasure or for a more relaxed experience visit Rocky Mountain Day Spa for that special massage or facial. Enjoy walking along the Promenade, hiking, and horseback riding, or just reveling in the beauty of the Colorado Mountains.

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Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club Opens Golf-Themed Sports Bar Featuring 3 Golf Simulators


elican Lakes Golf & Country Club in the Water Valley community of Windsor just added 80 more golf courses to its facility. While it didn’t add 80 actual courses, the golf club installed three state-of-theart golf simulators inside its new sports bar, The Sand Bar, that allow people to play over 80 golf courses from around the world. The bar, as well as the restaurant and golf course, are open to the public seven days a week. It is believed to be the only golf course in the state to offer golf simulators that allow patrons to play rounds of golf on. “There is nothing like this bar anywhere else in the state, or perhaps the nation,” said Water Valley CEO Martin Lind. “This is a golfer’s paradise, and it’s right here in Windsor, Colorado. People will be able to play Pebble Beach when it’s snowing outside, and that’s an amenity you can’t find anywhere else.” The Sand Bar not only features three golf simulators, but boasts 19 TVs, custom tables, booths and finishes, and one of its eight beers on tap is the club’s very own beer, Pelican Lakes Lager. The light, specialty microbrew was created specifically for Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club by Windsor-based High Hops Brewery. “It’s a nice refreshing beer you can drink on a warm, sunny day and not get too full off of it,” said High Hops Head

Brewer Zach Weakland. While having its own beer is nice, the primary attraction are the golf simulators. Each simulator is identified by a different professional golfer. The Palmer and Nicklaus sims are situated next to each other while the Funk VIP sim is isolated in its own private room. “The idea behind the Funk room is to provide an intimate room for private parties,” said Lind. “The ambiance in the room is unprecedented, and honors what we’re trying to do here which is give people the ultimate golf experience.” The food menu in the Sand Bar is completely different than that of the upstairs Pelican Lakes Restaurant. The menu leans heavily on small pizzas and paninis, and the drink menu features concoctions such as the Ty Webb, the Happy Gilmore and the Tin Cup. “Great atmosphere, great food and great friends equal a great quality of life,” said Lind. “That was the goal and we achieved and passed that goal with The Sand Bar.” Evenings at The Sand Bar are filled with golfers just coming off the course, families enjoying a round on a simulator and patrons taking in a sporting event on TV. “There are ‘No Bad Days’ at the Sand Bar,” said Lind. For more information call (970) 6741100. D DIVOTMagazine.com l Summer Issue 2014


Featured Travel

Is the Golf World Being

“Trumped”? Turnberry in Scotland


By Peter Hellman Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

n the last few years, Donald Trump has amassed 17 golf courses in the United States and abroad. Most of us never really noticed until 2012 when “The Donald” opened his signature Scottish course just north of Aberdeen. Even that was a bit under the radar for most of us because this was a new course built by “The Donald”, albeit with a generous amount of local controversy. However, when he bought the luxury Doonbeg Golf Resort in Ireland and, soon thereafter, the noble Turnberry in Scotland, the golf world really took notice. Let’s face it! “The Donald” owning Turnberry is almost as shocking to many golfers as Trump owning the very home of golf itself – the Old Course at St. Andrews. It is true that both Doonbeg and Turnberry have had various international owners, but never anyone quite as public as “The Donald”. The Dubai based Investment Company and the Japanese owners of Turnberry before them invested heavily in the property but they were also sensitive to Turnberry’s traditions and the place the Turnberry name enjoyed among golfers around the world. One of the first things “The Donald” does after buying a property is to change the name of it. Invariably the name change always includes the name “Trump”. Doonbeg became Trump International Ireland and after buying Turnberry, Trump was quoted as saying,”Trump Turnberry has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it.”

So, what is “The Donald” really up to? Is he simply an ambitious businessman eager to take advantage of the golf industries doldrums? As you may have read, there are far more golf courses closing than opening each year; many private clubs are losing members and waiting lists at some of the most exclusive clubs are shrinking; more golfers are leaving the sport than entering it and the opportunity cost of valuable land on which courses sit and the operating expense of maintain them keep climbing. To many, this industry is in crisis. “The Donald” bought the Doonbeg Resort in Ireland out of bankruptcy for a bargain price just over $20 million. Previous owners had put substantially more into the property. Even Turnberry at a higher price of about $68 million was well below the Dubai investment group’s purchase price and investments.



The concern of many who love the game of golf, its history, architecture, sometimes funky charm and reasonable access is that “The Donald” will change golf to glitzy over priced playgrounds for the rich and that the game will suffer. Could it be that “The Donald” holds all the cards and we the golfing public will eventually be “trumped”.

Have you ever wondered about “The Donald’s” surname? Has it always been Trump? Perhaps it was changed from Jones or Smith to better fit the family ambition. Or perhaps the name itself, inherited as it was by “The Donald”, caused ambition itself to blossom. If you look up the word “trump” in the dictionary you find some interesting definitions. Take the phrase “a trump card”. It’s defined as “a valuable resource that may be used, especially as a surprise, in order to gain advantage.” Is that the real Donald? Is he bent on taking advantage of every opportunity to satisfy his own ego? Take the verb form “to trump”. It’s defined as “to beat someone or something by saying or doing something better.” Perhaps this is what “The Donald” is really up to – trying hard to save golf by doing it better and having the vision and cash to save golf courses that might otherwise go broke and disappear. I would like to think that there is more to “The Donald” than the afore mentioned self-serving dark side. I do believe he truly loves the game and is fond of its traditions. Perhaps he really is helping to save at least part of the world of

golf. Much of Europe was hit hard by the recent recession and values of real estate of all kinds tumbled in Ireland and Scotland often to levels well below the loans against them. Trump may not be a knight in shining armor swooping in to save our beloved courses. He may be opportunistic, self centered and a bit of an ego maniac, but time will tell if his money and his deeds will be good for golf and the courses we love.

I have clients who tell me - if Trump is involved I want no part of it. Unfortunately, these are also clients who love Turnberry and Doonbeg. No one knows how many more of our favorite courses Trump will eventually own. But at least for now, “The Donald” is the only one willing to step up and put his money where his mouth has been. Love him or hate him, he plays the game and may Trump us all. Story by Classic GOLF Tours. Designing custom golf trips to Scotland, Ireland, and England and virtually everywhere there is golf. For information visit classicgolftours.com or call 800.359.7200 or 303.751.7200. D


Premier players all gathered in Colorado Springs for the unmatched Broadmoor Invitation


olorado Springs, CO July 16, 2014..Last week, the worldrenowned Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Broadmoor resort, located at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, reinstated a golf tradition that began in 1921 and continued until 1995. For years, The Broadmoor Invitation hosted the country’s top amateurs from clubs around the nation. Premier amateurs, college players and pro tour prospects all gathered in Colorado Springs for the unmatched tournament and a chance to compete on some of the best courses in the world. This storied event returned last week to the legendary links, one of the world’s most honored golf resorts. Teams from clubs around the country including Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Illinois, and Maryland competed under professionallevel tournament conditions. The final match to determine the 2014 champions went into extra holes, giving Chris Hunt of Denver and his partner Dave Lee (of Englewood, CO) a one up victory after 19 holes over Brad Grogg of Colorado Springs and Mike Allred of Colorado Springs. Grogg and Allred were the #1 seated team in the tournament based on their lowest qualifying score of 71, one under par. The format of The Broadmoor Invitation is based on two-man, better-ball match play. All flights are decided by an 18 hole betterball stroke play qualifying round. Players can be as high as a 12 handicap, though no handicaps are used throughout the tournament. This qualifying format places similar abilities into flights against other comparable teams. “Match play has been a key element of The Broadmoor Invitation dating back to 1921. Placing teams in head-to-head matches brings an element of competitive golf including some of the finest players in the country. It truly has the feeling of a championship”, said Russ Miller, Director of Golf. The reintroduction of The Broadmoor

Invitation has its roots in a truly storied past. Names inscribed on the prestigious trophy include Hale Irwin, Lawson Little, Charlie Coe and Robert Dickson. Other competitors included some famous names as well, Mark O’Meara, Fred Couples, John Cook Corey Pavin and Lanny Wadkins among them. “To reinstate such a prestigious golf event after 19 years is always a challenge, “said Jack Damioli, Vice President and Managing Director of The Broadmoor. “We wanted to hold true to Spencer Penrose’s original concept of top competition mixed with classic events that the competitors’ guests could enjoy. This year, we included not only history tours, hikes in Cheyenne Canyon, wine tasting classes by our Level II certified sommeliers, interactive culinary demonstrations, evening dinners and a closing awards banquet.” Damioli continued, “Our plan is to continue to not only elevate the level of play at this invitational event, but to enhance the player-guest experience to a level that makes this one of the top club invitationals in the United States, much as it was when it all began in the 1920’s.” Since the original Donald Ross course opened in 1918, The Broadmoor Golf Club has hosted 22 major tournaments including seven USGA Championships, including the 2008 US Senior Open and the 2011 US Women’s Open championships. Next year, Broadmoor Invitation will be held in July 2015. For Information, contact Broadmoor Director of Golf, Russ Miller, at rmiller@broadmoor.com.

About The BROADMOOR The BROADMOOR is the longest consecutive winner of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for excellence. Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, the resort encompasses 3,000 acres, 779 rooms and suites and includes three championship golf courses, a Forbes Five Star spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis

staff and program, 26 retail boutiques and 19 restaurants, cafes and lounges including Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star restaurant, Penrose Room. The new “BROADMOOR Wilderness Experience” encompasses The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and The BROADMOOR Fishing Camp (opening in 2015). Colorado Springs is serviced with non-stop flights from 11 US cities via

Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta and United. With connections to worldwide destinations, Denver International Airport hosts more than 1,600 national and international flights daily. The BROADMOOR is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America. For more information on The BROADMOOR please call 800.755.5088 or visit www.broadmoor.com. D

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Course Feature

Two Championship courses... One spectacular mountain destination Thirty-six incredible, championship holes. These have made Keystone one of the nation¹s most respected golf resorts. Imagine teeing off from what is seemingly the edge of the world, launching your ball into the light, clear, Rocky Mountain air. At Keystone, you¹re in for some of the greatest golfing of your life in one of the most spectacular settings you’ll ever experience.


KEYSTONE RANCH GOLF COURSE - PAR 72 Challenge yourself and take your game to a higher level on this classic mountain golf course. Winding through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nineacre lake, this par-72 golf course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Keystone Ranch Golf Course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout. Total yardage is 5,582 - 7,090. "We use our vision to reveal and sculpt the course inherent in each site so golfers can enjoy the challenges and wonders of the game." - Robert Trent Jones, Jr (Designer of the Keystone Ranch Course)

KEYSTONE RANCH GOLF COURSE DINING Keystone Ranch Clubhouse - Serves light continental of croissants and pastries, lunch and Happy Hour from 3-5pm. Enjoy some of the best views in Summit County on our deck overlooking the back nine.

The Keystone Ranch Restaurant - Experience our extraordinary modern artisan interpretations of Colorado Cuisine in the rustic elegance of this original 1930's ranch homestead overlooking the Keystone Ranch Golf Course. It won¹t take long to see why the Ranchis a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and a Wine Spectator DiRoNa winner, as well as recognized as one of the Best Restaurants in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey®. Reservations are required. Call 800-354-4FUN (4386) or visit OpenTable for reservations.


THE RIVER COURSE AT KEYSTONE - PAR 71 This par-71, Hurdzan-Fry course brings an element of drama to your game. The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par- 36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards, and five sets of tees on each hole combine to challenge golfers of all abilities. The 16th hole features a 194-foot elevation drop from tee to green and the scenic 18th hole offers 12 bunkers and spectacular views of Lake Dillon. Add to that the magnificent views of snowcapped peaks and wildlife and it¹s easy to see this is a golfing experience unlike any other. Total yardage is 4,762 - 6,886. "Our philosophy is to design golf courses that stir the spirit, exceed expectation and defy understanding. In doing this, golf becomes a complex puzzle requiring strength, skill and strategy - set in an environment of unquestioning beauty, yet subject to the irrepressible forces of nature." - Dr. Michael Hurdzan (Designer of The River Course)

THE RIVER COURSE CLUBHOUSE The River Course clubhouse features the Golf Shop and The Grill.

The River Course Grill - The River Course Grill is open daily during the golf season for breakfast, lunch, and apres golf - come by after your round for a happy hour drink at the bar or on our sunny patio.

GOLF SHOP & PRACTICE FACILITIES Our golf shop is fully-stocked with signature golf apparel, golf clubs, and accessories from top manufacturers. Practice facility access, practice balls and golf cart rental are included in the fees for all guests. Our practice facility includes a putting green, practice bunker and driving range. D DIVOTMagazine.com l Summer Issue 2013



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- History The Colorado Open Championship


he Colorado Open Championship has long been recognized as one of the best state opens in the country. There are many ingredients that contribute to an events’ success. But three of the most important are great players, a great purse and great venues. Over its 50-year history the Colorado Open has enjoyed an abundance of all three. For its first 27 years the Colorado Open was held at Hiwan Golf Club, a mountain venue with a strong resemblance to Augusta National. It’s no wonder the tournament developed a reputation as “The Masters” of state opens. Add to that mix a great field of professionals and some of the country’s finest amateurs and you have all the ingredients for some magical golf. During the Hiwan years the list of champions included the likes of Dave Hill, Al Geiberger, Willie Wood, Mark Weibe and Steve Jones. And the list of amateur players was top-of-class. Peter Jacobsen, Bob Tway, Steve Jones, Corey Pavin, Steve Elkington, Phil Mickelson—all of these players won the low amateur crown at the Colorado Open during the Hiwan years. In 1992, the University of Colorado Foundation brought the tournament to Inverness Hotel and Golf Club. That year, with the addition of First Data Corporation as title sponsor, the purse was increased to $125,000, making it the largest purse of any state open in the country. Colorado’s own Brandt Jobe won the event that first year at Inverness—his first win as a professional. And another Colorado player, Jonathan Kaye, put the finishing touches on his first professional win in 1996 with a chip-in birdie on the 18th hole. In 1998 the Colorado Open moved to Saddle Rock Golf Course where it enjoyed three very successful years. All three winners were products of Colorado junior golf: Shane Bertsch (who plays on the PGA Tour/web.com Tour), Bill Riddle and Scott Petersen (who also played and won on the Nationwide Tour). In 2001 the Colorado Open traveled


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Zahkai Brown from 2013 HealthONE Colorado Open to Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards—a venue which brought back a Hiwanesque feel. In 2002 Kevin Stadler, son of PGA Tour veteran Craig Stadler, joined the long list of players to make the Colorado Open his first professional win. Stadler’s victory came on the first hole of sudden death over PGA Tour veteran Gary Hallberg and Nationwide player Brian Kortan. After the Colorado Open at Sonnenalp was cancelled in 2003 due to lack of sponsorship, Pat Hamill of Oakwood Homes and Jeff Dorsey of HealthONE teamed up to create the Colorado Open Golf Foundation to resurrect the historic championship. The two brought together members of the allied golf associations of Colorado and other Denver dignitaries to form the foundation and in 2004 the Colorado Opens were reborn at their new venue, Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. HealthONE’s title sponsorship and Hamill’s vision of creating a sustainable foundation from which the championships can be played now enters its 11th season and the Colorado Open is stronger than ever. The 2014 championship marks the 50th anniversary of the event and there’s no doubt the next 50 will be as memorable and historic as the first. D


Who will be the longest golfer on earth in 2014?


hen Tim Burke hit his final drive 427 yards into the Las Vegas night sky to win the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, it was the drive heard around the world. The shot, which was struck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, was captured live on Golf Channel. It was an iconic moment in the history of the sport.

The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship took an epic jump in 2013 with a new long-term partnership with Golf Channel, receiving unprecedented exposure on the network. Shows related to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship received more than 180 hours of national and international airtime. Through it all RE/MAX was front and center and in 2014 the company celebrates its 20th year as the title sponsor of the ultimate event in the sport of Long Drive.

In 2014, more big things are to come. The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, the home of three Pete Dye signature golf courses, is the new host site of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open “Las Vegas 8” finals on November 4. The event will again be televised live by Golf Channel and will culminate Long Drive Month on the network. The Paiute venue was selected for its quality, and the new custom tee and landing grid will maximize player performance while enhancing the spec-

tator experience.

The “Las Vegas 8” finalists will be determined in qualifying which takes place in the premier golf destination of Mesquite, Nev., September 20-27. The Mesquite Sports and Event Complex is also the home of the world finals in six other divisions. Three episodes in addition to the finals from Las Vegas will be aired on Golf Channel during Long Drive Month in October. Long Drive athletes will also appear on various Golf Channel programming during October and in the months leading up to the finals.

Watching a long drive event in person is compelling and exciting. Drives of more than 400 yards are common in Mesquite and Las Vegas, and spectators get up and close and personal to the action. Admission is free to the events and fans are always welcome. Good food, giveaways, and other surprises are also a part of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship fan experience.

Competitors from the all over the world attempt to qualify for the final 128 Open Division spots in Mesquite, Nevada. Up for grabs is glory on live television, a $250,000 winner-take-all first prize, a title belt, and a championship ring. Who will be longest golfer on earth in 2014? Time will tell. 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


Colorado Golf Course Map & Directory

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

Map#: 171

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

Front Range North

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

R = Regulation


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ay vary. Contact individual courses for exact pricing.


P3 = Par 3

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

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

comprehensive online golf course directory.

Colorado Golf Course Map & Directory

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

West Slope

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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Featured Instruction

By C.J. Perry Divot Contributing Writer

Understanding Your Ball Flight


wo major areas of the swing will help control the direction of ball flight: Club face and swing path. But which has greater influence on the initial flight of the ball and which has more influence on its curvature? The answer is both. And it depends on the loft of the club. The two examples I’m going to use are a driver and a lob wedge. We know that the driver has the least amount of loft of any club in the bag other than the putter. If a club has a low amount of loft does the club face have more influence on the initial flight of the ball? Yes it does. This is why the driver can be very difficult for a lot of players to control. But the swing path does have influence on the curve of the driver ball flight. Let's say the driver club face is three degrees open at impact and our swing path is three degrees inside to out, what type of ball flight would you expect to see? We would expect to see a push type ball flight.

When the swing path and club face match up is when we’ll see either a straight, push or pull looking ball flight. If we want to hit the “Holy Grail” of ball flights, which is what we call the elusive push draw, we need to create a swing path that is more in to out than the club face is open—or, to put it another way, the club face needs to be closed relative to the swing path. One of the

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ideal scenarios would be to have the club face open 2 degrees at impact and have a swing path that is 4 degrees inside to out. It’s different when we’re hitting a 60 degree wedge. Do you think the club face of the wedge has as much influence on the initial ball flight as the face of the driver? No! The swing path will have greater influence be-

cause there is so much loft added to the club. When you add more loft to the club, then the path has greater influence on the club face at impact. We still want a good club face angle at impact, but the face angle at impact is less influential compared to the driver. If we had a club in our bag that had 90 degrees of loft, the face angle at impact would almost not be relevant at all. Only the path of the swing would dictate the direction of the ball flight. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments or stop by GolfTEC Park Meadows. Visit GolfTEC.com for more information. C.J. Perry is a PGA member and has taught over 2,500 lessons with GolfTEC. He coaches out of GolfTEC Park Meadows located inside Golfsmith at 9657 County Line Rd. Englewood, CO 80112. You can contact C.J. Perry by emailing him at cperry@golftec.com or calling 303858-8280 D


Miura Golf Offers New Options On Its Most Popular Club Models


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iura Golf, the Japanese maker of the world's best forged golf clubs, is ready for spring with enhanced options on two of its most successful club models.

The K-Grind Wedge: The wedge with the distinctive fluted sole has reinvigorated thousands of short games and provided confident, high-spin exits from countless bunkers. But until now, it had only been available in 56 degrees of loft. Hearing enthusiastic calls from more and more golfers for more and more K, Miura responded. Available now from Miura dealers are 52- and 60-degree KGrinds in addition to the original 56.

"We weren't surprised to find that people wanted more lofts in the K," said Adam Barr, president of Miura. "The club has been so versatile in so many kinds of turf, especially with the face laid open. And it just works so well in the sand. Making more lofts in these was something we were happy to do."

The 52-degree K-Grind features a bounce of 7 degrees and the 60-degree has a bounce of 13 degrees. The original K-Grind in the 56-degree loft has a bounce of 12 degrees.

The K-Grind Wedges suggested retail price starts at $275 per club, with some custom shaft options costing more. They’re available now; consult an authorized Miura dealer/fitter for details.

Straight-Neck Passing Point 9003 irons: The Passing Point forged irons, with their ample cavity-back design, brought easy-to-hit, forged feel to many golfers who thought forged was beyond them. But not only were such players happily

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surprised -- even golfers who didn't need a great deal of ball-striking help found the 9003s to be sheer pleasure to hit. With this club's attraction over so many ability levels, Miura also found a lot of players asking for a less-offset look at address. The Straight-Neck version of the Passing Point 9003s has just 1.3 mm of offset (6-iron), compared with 2.8 mm in the regular model’s 6-iron.

"Of course, some people need offset to keep from going right, while for others it encourages the ball to go too far left," Barr said. "The Straight-Necks are Miura's recognition that a well-designed, forged cavity back can help a lot of different kinds of golfers -- and everyone should have a chance to get that feel, no matter what their trajectory preferences are."

The Straight-Neck 9003 also provides a transition design for players whose games may be changing -- for instance, a good ball-striker who doesn't have as much practice time as he would like, but who also might not like seeing too much offset. Or, seen from another point of view, players whose ball-striking has improved so that they need less offset can choose the Straight-Neck if they're not yet ready for a smaller cavity or blade model.

Suggested retail for the Straight-Neck Passing Point 9003 irons will be $250 per club, with certain custom shaft options costing more. See a Miura dealer for details and custom fitting. The clubs will be available in April from authorized Miura dealer/fitters.

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Strong Sales for the 2014 BMW Championship Prompt New Hospitality Ticket Option

hen Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club was selected to host the 2014 BMW Championship during the first week in September, tournament organizers expected a positive response and they have not been disappointed. Support from fans, volunteers and corporate hospitality groups has already exceeded expectations nearly three months before the 2014 BMW Championship. The Rocky Mountain region has left no doubt about its enthusiasm for hosting the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs; to date more than 110 corporate hospitality supporters have signed on, over 2,400 volunteers have enlisted and fans have bought out two ticket categories –any day tournament round tickets and upgraded weekly tickets. This response has spurred tournament organizers at the Western Golf Association to offer a new ticket option. “We knew that Denver is a pretty big sports town, but the excitement and demand we've seen for the 2014 BMW Championship has really been impressive,” said Vince Pellegrino, Senior Vice President of Tournaments for the Western Golf Association. “With less than 100 days to the start of the 2014 BMW Championship, we are very close to reaching our overall ticket goal.” Given this overwhelming support coming from the community-at-large, BMW Championship officials have elected to introduce a new, all-inclusive ticket for the tournament, which will be hosted at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, from Sept. 1-7. Named the WadleyClub Ticket, after the tournament's historic trophy, the luxury ticket option will offer a superior spectator experience with access to the ‘Wadley Club’ Hospitality tent and its amenities. “We want everyone who attends the 2014 BMW Championship to have an upclose-and-personal spectator experience,” said Pellegrino. “With upgraded ticket options selling out quickly, we determined there was demand for an additional premium ticket option for those coming out to watch the top 70 golfers in the world competeat Cherry Hills.” The Wadley Club ticket, the only all-inclusive option for the 2014 BMW Championship, will offer fans the opportunity to experience amenities similar to those offered in corporate hospitality tents. Located on the Par 3, 15thhole, only Wadley Club ticket holders will be granted access to the open-air tent that will provide exceptional, unobstructed views of the action and com-


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The 2014 BMW Championship will be contested Sept. 4-7 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo. This marks the first time since the 1985 PGA Championship that PGA TOUR players will compete at Cherry Hills Country Club. The BMW Championship will be added to a long history of championships hosted at Cherry Hills: 2012 U.S. Amateur, 2005 U.S. Women’s Open, 1993 U.S. Senior Open, 1990 U.S. Amateur, 1985 PGA Championship, 1983 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1978 U.S. Open, 1976 USGA Senior Amateur, 1960 U.S. Open, 1941 PGA Championship, 1938 U.S. Open. The Golf Channel and NBC will provide more than 16 hours of television coverage during the four rounds of the BMW Championship. For more information about the BMW Championship, visit www.bmwchampionshipusa.com

Evans Scholars Foundation.

Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA conducts two amateur championships, the Western Junior and the Western Amateur, and the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the TOUR's FedExCup competition. The WGA also conducts the Hotel Fitness Championship on the Web.com Tour. For more information visit www.wgaesf.org.

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Zach Johnson shot a six-under par on the final round to win the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. fortable seating. Food, beer, wine and soft drinks available in the hospitality tent are included for ticket holders. A limited number of daily tickets to the Wadley Club are being offered during BMW Championship tournament rounds, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $250 per ticket for Thursday or Friday and $300 per ticket for Saturday or Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.BMWChampionshipUSA.com. “Ticket availability will remain limited in all categories so we can stage a premier event that golf fans have come to expect from the BMW Championship and Cherry Hills Country Club ” explained Pellegrino. “Given the strong demand we've seen to date, I wouldn't be surprised if ticket categories continue to sell out.”

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The BMW Championship dates back to 1899 when it debuted as the Western Open, making it the third-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule, behind only the British Open and U.S. Open. BMW has sponsored the tournament since 2007 when it became the third of four Playoff events with the introduction of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. Once it became the penultimate Playoff event, the tournament converted from a full field event to a field of 70 players to determine the final 30 players for the FedExCup finale at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Colain Atlanta. All net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which grants full college scholarships to deserving young caddies. Since BMW became title sponsor, the tournament has

About the BMW Championship

The WGA champions education through golf by sponsoring the Evans Scholars Program, the sole charitable beneficiary of the BMW Championship. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr., the program provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Currently, 840 caddies are attending college on Evans Scholarships; there are more than 9,800 Evans Alumni. The WGA’s Board of Governors has set a goal of having 1,000 Evans Scholars enrolled in college annually by 2020. The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 26,000 donors across the country, including many Evans Alumni, and by proceeds from the BMW Championship. D

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Featured Cart Girl

Jane Howard Pole Creek Golf Course Age: 25 How long have you been a Cart Girl? 2 years. What attracted you to the job? Free golf, of course!!! Do you play and if so, how would you describe your game? Yes! I love to drive the ball as far as I can, but my short game needs some work. I must miss the beach, because I always end up in the sand which is where I got my Pole Creek nickname “sandy.” What's your favorite aspect of the game? I love that the mental aspect that goes into golf is even more challenging than having the athletic ability to play. What would you change about the game golf? Fewer sand traps would be nice. See above... Share a memorable experience you had driving


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the cart? Last summer I had a bachelor party pay me to be their personal bev cart for their last 9 holes. I followed them around, served them drinks and they even let me play golf with their clubs! What is the most used phrase or comment you hear on the course? “Your name is Jane… I‘m Tarzan” What are 3 "don'ts" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? (1) Please don’t ask for freebies, it just makes things awkward. (2) Don’t ignore the bev cart girl, if you don’t want anything just give us a wave so we know we can move on. (3) We like everyone to have a good time out there, but nobody likes a sloppy drunk. What are 3 "do's" golfers should know about when interacting with their cart girl? (1) Nonverbal’s are a great way to communicate with the bev cart. (2) Let us serve you, it is our job to do so. (3) If you see the bev cart coming, be ready to order and pay to keep up with the pace of play.

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$5M Expansion & Renovation at Fort Collins Country Club

he Fort Collins Country Club, already one of the region’s preeminent venues for families to play and relax, has embarked on a $5 million expansion and renovation that will enrich the club’s year-round tennis, golf and dining amenities. Heath Construction of Fort Collins began Phase I in April and is expected to finish early this fall. A Tennis Center that will feature three new indoor tennis courts for year-round play will complement five outdoor courts. In addition, Heath is building a 2,150-square-foot fitness and spa facility. “With this expansion and renovation, Fort Collins Country Club will offer the most complete collection of year-round amenities in the region,” said Mark Smith, club president. “We’re the only


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Nice Drives

2014 Chrysler 300C AWD By Karl O’Keefe Divot Vehicle Test Drive Writer


he 300 and 300C are the largest sedans in the Chrysler family, and with a variety of technology and luxury features, the 300C is a worthy competitor in the sedan market and can be considered a legitimate premium car. The exterior of the 300 has an attractive modern design. Inside, the look is upscale and high-tech, with a new oversized LCD touchscreen. Depending on the trim level, chrome, carbon-fiber- or wood-look accents make the car feel either more luxurious, or more like a sports sedan. Even the base 300 includes power windows,

locks and mirrors; LED daytime running lights; pushbutton start and keyless entry; a power driver seat; cloth upholstery; dualzone climate control; satellite radio; a USB port; and an 8.4-inch LCD touchscreen display. Step up to the 300S and you get leather front seats; shift paddles; piano black trim; and performance tires. Premium leather, natural wood trim, power-adjustable pedals, and a heated steering wheel all contribute to the luxury feel of the 300C, which also includes navigation and the Garmin-based touch-screen nav system includes real-time traffic info. There's also a Beats by Dr. Dre premium audio system, offering a 12-channel amp, proprietary equalization, and trunk-mounted subwoofer.

The real appeal for the 300C is the V-8 powertrains and the top-performance SRT. The 300C is offered with a 363-hp, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and a five-speed automatic. While the V6 is smooth and luxury-car-like, the HEMI is more aggressive and muscle-car-like. the 300C can get to 60 mph in less than six seconds, but the SRT can get there in less than five seconds with its 470-hp, 6.4-liter V-8.

Safety-wise, the 300C includes all the usual electronic controls and airbags; Hill Start Assist, Rain Brake Support, and Ready Alert Braking are also included.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra includes a very good set of standard safety equipment, building on the previous Tundra's top-ofsegment safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Active safety features like stability and traction control, anti-lock

brakes, trailer sway control, and more are all standard, as are passive safety features like eight standard airbags, pre-tensioning seat belts, side-impact door beams, and more.

all kinds of storage including dual glove boxes! The rearview camera is and absolute must for the nearly 20-foot-long vehicle. Overall I was impressed with how comfortable and easy driving this 6.4-liter Hemi-

powered Ram is but there is a price to pay at the pump, which is to be expected.

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2014 Toyota Tundra Ltd CrewMax By Karl O’Keefe Divot Vehicle Test Drive Writer


he 2014 Toyota Tundra introduces new looks and new features. The new exterior and interior are joined by a handful of technology and equipment updates, but there are no changes to the engines or transmissions offered. That leaves the base model with the 270-horsepower, 278-pound-foot 4.0-liter V-6 engine; the midrange 4.6-liter V-8 rated at 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque; and the topline 5.7-liter V-8, good for 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 is paired with a five-speed automatic, while the V-8s get a six-speed auto. The ride feels strong and surprisingly quick with smooth acceleration. The plush seats

keep everything comfortable, and the Tundra does handle well for a pickup driving around town Upgrades to the interior and equipment levels offer more creature comforts and technology. The CrewMax models offer four-door access and seating for five and is definitely a good choice if you want to seat six-footers in the second row. Standard equipment includes daytime running lights, 18-inch steel wheels, Entune Audio, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, power windows, and all of the standard safety equipment. Step up to the SR5, and you add fog lights, variable intermittent windshield wipers, Entune Audio Plus, and optional 18-inch alloy wheels.

For more information on the 2014 Toyota Tundra please visit www.toyota.com.

2014 Ram 2500 SLT Crew By Karl O’Keefe Divot Vehicle Test Drive Writer


or truck buyers who are in the three-quarter-ton-and-up market, it’s always been thought that diesel power is the only way to go, until now! Ram now offers the 6.4-liter Hemi in its 2500 pickups. This V-8 packs 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of twist. With the 6.4-liter Hemi engine nestled between its fenders, the Ram 2500 gets to 60 mph in just 7.9 seconds and the quarter-mile in 16.1 at 88 mph. Handling the 7039-pound Ram is surprisingly easy


both in town and on the highway. The trim level for the SLT includes steeringwheel-mounted audio controls, underhood illumination, Big Horn badging, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Luxury Group package ($640) added, among other niceties, a heated steering wheel and seats, auto-dimming mirrors, and Ram’s trick, configurable seven-inch multiview screen. If you want the Uconnect system ($1005) you get an 8.4-inch touch screen, satellite radio, navigation, and multiple connectivity options. Controls are within easy reach, and there is

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he purpose of the Golfweek Amateur Tour is to conduct stroke-play golf tournaments for golfers of all ages and handicaps. Through this competition, the Golfweek Amateur Tour promotes the sport of golf by providing an atmosphere of friendly, fair and well managed competition for amateur golfers in the pursuit of excellence. Tour members are placed in one of five flights based on handicaps. Flights are: Championship (03.9 handicap), A Flight (4-8.9), B Flight (9-13.9), C Flight (14-18.9) and D Flight (19 and up). The Tour operates in over 45 markets nationwide with all Tour markets conducting season long schedules of 10 to 15 tournaments. At each event, the top golfers in every flight win American Express Gift Cards, while all participants earn points toward a seasonlong championship in their flight. The culmination of the season is the National Tour Championship in October in Hilton Head, SC. It is here that the "best of the best" in each flight come to compete and a new Tour Champion is named in each flight. If you would like more information please contact, Chris Longfellow at 303-658-9308 or email denver@amateurgolftour.net. D

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Mariana Butte Proves Its Resilience!


ariana Butte in Loveland, is fully open for play; every last inch of its Par 72, 6,745 yards. This declaration, to those who know the course and its recent history, is cause for a very large celebration.

Flash back to September 2013 when a historical volume of rain fell over Colorado, especially Northern Colorado, and flooding was the top story for weeks and weeks and weeks. Mariana Butte did not escape this 100 year event unscathed and three of its holes #15, 16, and 17 were under water and closed to play for the remainder of the 2013 season plus, a good part of the pre-season in 2014.

“We had water, silt and sludge on the tees and fairways of 15, 16, and 17. While we were able to get 15 and 17 cleared and

ready for play fairly quickly. We had to wait quite some time for the river to recede on 16 to a point where we could get crews in to

rebuild the bridge and cart paths and to begin the clearing process,” said Steve Southard, Golf Manager for the City of Loveland.

The Front Range flood of 2013 ushered in many changes to properties on both sides of Interstate 25 “The entire Big Thompson River corridor has changed due to the flood event,” said Southard. “In fact, the Big Thompson River itself is wider and has changed its course in many locations,” he continued.

But a changing river could not keep a great course down and in mid-April of 2014 all 18 holes opened to play with hole number 16 temporarily playing as a par 3 or par 4 from a new set of tees on the “dry” side of

the swollen river. Now, however, even that restriction has been removed and golfers can once again enjoy a full course of golf. “With the 2014 spring runoff now behind us, playing conditions at Mariana Butte are, and will continue to be, excellent all season long,” Southard stated.

Southard and the maintenance crews of Mariana Butte can begin to relax now. The river that runs through it is tame, contained, and still beautiful. And, can it be said one more time? Mariana Butte is fully open for play, every yard on every hole. For more information and tee time availability, please call (970) 669-5800 or visit GolfLoveland.com. D

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