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Game on at the Denver Golf Expo February 20-22, 2015 By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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he premier event of the season has quietly risen to become one of the top consumer golf expos in the country. The annual Denver Golf Expo is the Rocky Mountain’s hottest golf industry event, supported by the Colorado Section of the PGA, Colorado Golf Association, the Colorado Junior Golf Association, and the Colorado Women’s Golf Association.

These united partnerships create the unique golf experience that the Denver Golf Expo attendees have long appreciated. It is one of the reasons the show has grown so quickly; the Colorado golf industry is truly present and strongly involved in the event production.

In 2015, the Denver Golf Expo continues to bring in quality exhibitors, bring back the popular exhibits, create more freebies, and more excitement for golfers. Golf retailers, golf-related companies, golf courses, golf resorts and hotels, Colorado PGA members, Colorado Golf Association members, golf tournament directors, and 12,000 of your golfing buddies gather at the Denver Golf Expo to enjoy the industry’s best offerings – all under one roof!

Mark Cramer, President of Denver Golf Expo, says, “We continue to grow and improve in 2015! Returning again this year is the option to skip the lines by purchasing Expo tickets in advance through Ticket West at all King Soopers. You can also purchase tickets at DenverGolfExpo.com.”

“Each year, we assess the Denver Golf Expo experience to keep it a positive one,” Cramer adds. “Parking continues to be free. New this year is a chipping area; closest to the pin competition (courtesy of TruGolf),

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and a putt-off on Sunday.”

The golfing enthusiast will find everything golf, from pro seminars to truckloads of equipment to free golf, discount offers and show-only deals, at the 2015 Denver Golf Expo, February 20-22 at the Denver Merchandise Mart Plaza Hall.

Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks and Recreation

According to Cramer, the highlight of the annual Expo continues to be the amazing deals. “The moment you enter the doors of Denver Golf Expo, you’ve extended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $13 admission, which immediately gives you a free “Fore Golf Program,” courtesy of South Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.”

The Fore Golf Program returns to present Expo attendees a progressive golf experience, offered for the first time to Denver Golf Expo attendees in 2012. Each month, from February through May, the Fore Golf

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Program allows golfers to enjoy a different golf experience. Begin in February with a free round of gold at one of three South Suburban courses and then move into May with a choice of several golf deals.

Cramer adds, “Learn from the pros, by participating in free swing lessons and seminars, courtesy of our PGA partners. The popular Junior Golf Experience has a new name: Junior Golf Central, where kids can drive, chip, putt and receiving instructions.”

Held at the Denver Merchandise Mart Plaza Hall, the Golf Expo welcomes golfers of all abilities from February 20-22. The Denver Golf Expo has something for everyone, including pro seminars for golfers of all abilities; golf resort destinations; truckloads of golf merchandise including show deals; and a collection of discount offers for the upcoming golf season.

Highlights of this year’s show include: • Kids drive, chip, and put at the free Junior Golf Central, as well as compli-

mentary instruction from pros while parents ask about programs available for young golfers in Colorado Browse aisles filled with truckloads of golf merchandise available at showonly prices and preview the latest and greatest. Show-only deals on discounted green fees available at Colorado golf courses. Lenny’s Golf sponsors the popular Demo Days Club Test and 15-station Driving Range. Elevate your game, swing lessons and seminars returns, courtesy Colorado Section of the PGA. Give back by donating (or purchasing) clubs at the largest Used Club Sale in the West from Colorado Golf Association to benefit CGA Youth Programs. Plan your golf adventures by checking out the travel possibilities from local and international exhibitors representing golf resorts and destinations.

Included with your admission: • Test the latest 2015 model clubs at Lenny’s Golf Club Demo area. • Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks and Recreation. • Free swing lessons and seminars from Colorado’s PGA members and top teaching Pros.

Mark the date now, so you don’t miss the biggest golf show in the region, the Denver Golf Expo, February 20-22, 2015, a must for any golfer in the Rocky Mountains.

For more information on the Denver Golf Expo, the premier golfing event of the season, visit www.denvergolfexpo.com. For timely updates, read our Tweets at www.twitter.com/DenverGolfExpo or follow us on Facebook. D


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Divot Magazine and Denver Golf Expo, a

Winning Two-Some By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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ur partnership with Divot Magazine continues to be a dynamic balance,” says Denver Golf Expo director Mark Cramer. “With more than 23 years in Colorado, Publisher Karl O’Keefe brings to the table more than 23 years of experience publishing a golf magazine, and the loyal support we’ve known for more than a 16 years continues to make us a winning two-some.”

Building on its excellent reputation in Colorado, Divot Magazine provides coverage of the 2015 Denver Golf Expo event to its readers. The results are a blend of two trusted industry leaders to create one of the most premier golf shows in the West.

“The Denver Golf Expo continually grows and changes to meet the needs of the industry, and Divot Magazine has that same attitude,” reports Publisher Karl O’Keefe. “Representative of Colorado’s unique golf market, our four-issue

seasonal publishing schedule continues to be a success. Each issue reflects how courses and golf related businesses position and price themselves throughout the year.”

Divot Magazine reaches golfers throughout the state of Colorado, consistently providing an invaluable resource for golfers. Divot Magazine maintains the content that readers demand: in-depth coverage of the best golf-related news, information, trends and lifestyle, with a new fresh look.

From Publisher Karl O’Keefe’s first 8-page black and white newspaper to today’s re-imagined and fresh Divot Magazine, O’Keefe says, “We have emerged into an authoritative golf publication with our unique, magazinetabloid sized publication format.”

Published four times a year, including their special Winter issue highlighting the Denver Golf Expo, Divot Magazine strives to re-educate and entertain its 25k-30k readers. O’Keefe’s company also publishes the popular Green Saver golf discount book, containing over $9,500 in golf and golf-

related savings which includes 73 Colorado courses.

Denver Golf Expo gives all fans of Divot Magazine a chance to meet Publisher Karl O’Keefe. Stop by Divot Magazine’s booth, say hello to Karl and check out the values in the 2015 edition and register to win your own Green Saver – a $49 value. D

South Suburban Parks & Recreation Offers Four Great Golf Courses By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

“Golf at South Suburban Parks and Recreation can be anything you want it to be,” says Bill Ramsey, Director of Golf at South Suburban Parks & Recreation. “With four very different golf courses with varying design and difficulty, our courses are designed to appeal to everyone, as we offer something for all ages and levels of golfer.” If you live in Denver metro, chances are you’ve already swung your clubs at a South Suburban Parks and Recreation course. South Suburban Golf Course offers 2 different experiences, from the 18hole par 72 course with its rolling fairways and large undulating greens to the 9-hole par 3. The Littleton Golf & Tennis Club presents players with its 18hole executive at Littleton Golf & Tennis Club, and the Arnold Palmer’s18-hole championship course is at the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel. The Family Sports Golf Course boasts a 9-hole executive course, a large heated and lighted yearround driving range. Junior golfers are invited to play free on weekend evenings.

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All South Suburban courses also offer tournament play. Denver Golf Expo attendees again have a unique opportunity to sample all four courses. Mark Cramer, President of Denver

Golf Expo, explains, “The golf deals start the moment you enter Denver Golf Expo, you’ve extended your golf dollars. Discount golf begins with your $13 admission, which immediately gives you a free ‘Fore Golf Program*,’ courtesy of South

Suburban Golf Park and Recreation.” The Fore Golf Program is a progressive golf experience, debuting in 2012 and returning again in 2015 for Denver Golf Expo attendees. The offer features a several distinctive golf experiences from February to May. The 2015 Denver Golf Expo experiences include February’s free round of golf at one of three South Suburban courses and then move into May with a choice of several golf deals, such as 2 for 1 green fees at Lone Tree Golf Course or a free round at Family Sports Golf Club. From March to April, Expo attendees can also redeem a total of 8 coupons for free medium bucket of balls at any golf course. For more details on South Suburban Parks & Recreation’s four golf courses: Littleton Golf & Tennis Club, Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, South Suburban Golf Course, and Family Sports Golf Club, log on to www.Sspr.org or www.golflonetree.com. Be sure to find them on Facebook and Twitter. *Fore Golf Program restrictions apply. See offer details given at Denver Golf Expo. D DIVOTMagazine.com l Winter Issue 2015

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Join the Colorado Golf Association in Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the State!

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015 marks the centennial anniversary of the CGA which plans to kick-off a year-long celebration at this year’s Denver Golf Expo. Come be part of the celebration which includes the unveiling of a brand new CGA logo! Visit the CGA booth to receive special gift for all association members, in addition to incentives for non-members to join. Opportunities to get more involved with the centennial celebration will be available throughout the year, culminating with a Century of Golf Gala, tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2015. At that event, a

number of Colorado golf's all-time luminaries will be honored, and both the history and future of golf in the state will be celebrated. In addition, the CGA will hold a seasonlong fundraising event that will support the Colorado Golf Foundation and benefit programs that foster youth development through golf. That event will be called "100 Holes for 100 Years", and participants will raise money through donations pledged for a personalized golf-related activity centering around the number 100. For instance, a person could play 100 holes in a day, or in another set period of time. Or participants

can add any twist they'd like to the event, as long as it involves the number 100. "The goal is to raise awareness and engage the golf community to play golf for a purpose," said CGA executive director Ed Mate. "It will get the whole state involved. Why we're doing all this is to advance golf in Colorado," Mate said. "It's not just a celebration, but that's the driving force behind it all. We want to seize on the centennial to position the CGA, the community of golf and the Colorado Golf Foundation for the next 100 years. We want to make sure that the game not only will be around, but will

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be thriving." Through its 2015 Centennial, the Colorado Golf Association aspires to continue to elevate its recognized position as a strong membership driven organization and leader among golf associations in America. The CGA strives to be the standard bearer for: championship golf, alignment with USGA programs, innovative and impactful youth programming, inclusive and affordable golf at the association-owned CommonGround golf facilities, and collaboration with allied associations to advance and improve golf in Colorado. D

t the Denver Golf Expo this year, you can register for your dream golf vacation. One lucky winner will enjoy his/her dream Golf Vacation. This vacation includes 3 nights lodging at the incredible Silverado Resort and Spa in beautiful Napa Valley, California for 2 people. Also included in this vacation are 2 rounds of golf each to Silverado's PGA championship golf course. Enjoy complimentary daily breakfast at the Grill Restaurant. Silverado Resort and Spa has been a California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa features 380 guest rooms, a 15,000-square foot conference space, two PGA champi-

onship golf courses and two signature restaurants. Now owned by World Golf Hall of Fame member and lead NBC analyst Johnny Miller, the resort recently underwent renovations to its North Course, resort rooms and event spaces. Surrounded by Napa Valley’s more than 540 wineries, the resort also features a 16,000 square foot spa, 10 secluded swimming pools, 13 tennis courts and other recreational offerings. This October 15-18, the resort will host the Frys.com Open on its championship North Course. For more information on the resort or to make reservations, please visit www.silveradoresort.com or call (1) 707-257-0200 or (1) 800-532-0500 . D

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here’s one thing for certain at the Denver Golf Expo. Whether a slicer or hooker, everyone stops at Lenny’s Golf Shop to test the new 2015 clubs. Lenny’s Golf Shop returns again to host the newly named Golf Club Demo, the always popular gathering place. “We are thrilled to welcome Lenny’s Golf again for the 5th year,” says Mark Cramer, Director of Denver Golf Expo. “Lenny and his team will again set the Golf Club Demo with all the newest clubs, giving Expo attendees the opportunity to test all the best models in the industry.” Since the early 1980’s, Lenny’s Golf consistently excels as a Colorado favorite stocking the best in golf equipment, apparel and custom fitting. As always, Lenny and his team bring their passion to the game of golf, returning to sponsor the newly named “Lenny’s Golf Club Demo Area.” This event is the biggest, you-don’t-want-to-miss, three demo days that Rocky Mountain golfers will have for the entire season. If there’s a club you’re interested in, chances are Lenny will have it. If you’ve attended the Expo in the past, we don’t have to tell you. But Lenny will: “Arrive early to get your shot at one of our 15 stations to loosen

up your winter golf swing while you test ‘drive’ the new 2015 club models.” Lenny’s Golf will again be bringing state-of-the-art-fitting equipment for Expo attendees to experience firsthand the technology at work to make your golf game easier and more enjoyable. “It’s a lot more than your swing,” says Lenny. “We can interchange different shafts on your club and reward you with an additional 10 yards.” With assistance from manufacturers’ representatives, Expo attendees can stop by and test 2015 offerings from top club makers such as Ping, Callaway, Nike, Taylor Made, Mizuno, Titleist, Wilson Staff and Adams with many more brands being added every day! If you’re looking for golf deals, then Lenny’s Golf at the Denver Golf Expo is the place to shop. Lenny is again bringing a ton of inventory, several hundred thousand dollars worth! Stopping at the Denver Golf Expo gets your great deals and special buys on clubs (new and used), bags, pull carts – and more! Armed with personal knowledge gained at the Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test and Driving Range, golfers are invited after the show to check out Lenny’s Golf Shop‘s full line of clubs and equipment, personalized service and custom fitting, located at 2601 S Parker Rd - Aurora, CO or call 303-369-5900. . D


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Skip the Lines at Denver Golf Expo

Pre-Purchase Tickets By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

You don’t have to be rich and famous to skip the lines at the Denver Golf Expo. It’s as simple as a click of the mouse or a visit to King Soopers. This year, we are again offering the opportunity to pre-purchase* Expo tickets at all King Soopers locations. You can also pre-purchase your tickets online at DenverGolfExpo.com. Denver Golf Expo Tickets will be available through Tickets West at all King

Soopers locations and online through Sunday, February 22. Bring your pre-purchased ticket to the Expo, advance to the entrance and hand your ticket to the red-coated staff. If you arrive before the doors open, you’ll still skip the lines and be invited into a holding area inside the building. No need to wait to purchase your ticket! Pre purchase online and you’ll walk in and start taking advantage of golfthemed seminars, lessons, tips and truckloads of good deals on golf merchandise right away.

February 20-22, 2015 Denver Golf Expo Tickets Adults: $13.00 Seniors (50+) $11.00 Veterans and Military $11.00 Kids 16 and under $3.00 *Advance Denver Golf Expo Tickets available now at DenverGolfExpo.com and Tickets West at all King Soopers locations through Sunday, February 22. D

Fore! TruGolf Brings Virtual Simulator to Denver Golf Expo By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

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oes your travel bucket list of golf courses include swinging your clubs at Pebble Beach, Castle Pines, Gleneagle, and St. Andrews? How about a virtual round at over 85 worldrenowned courses from the comfort of your own home? Say hello to TruGolf, bringing the virtual game of golf to the 2015 Denver Golf Expo. A software and simulation company, TruGolf is based in Utah, and Expo attendees will be lining up to test this entertaining simulator. Whether you are a golf fanatic, a golf family, or simply want to

enjoy a state-of-the-art golf simulator that doubles as a fully interactive Home Theater System, TruGolf's golf simulators can let you have it all! Stop by the TruGolf booth and test it out for yourself. TruGolf will also be hosting the closest to the pin competition, so stretch out your hibernating golf swing, and find your way to their exhibit in booth 339. Recently, TruGolf announced software now available for multiple devices, and they will be demonstrating software at the Denver Golf Expo. Available for commercial and residential users, TruGolf offers subscription based software, E6 Cloud, and the software and service are compatible with

multiple devices. Not only does the simulator take you places you’ve never golfed before, it also helps you improve

your swing, and test your golf game, rain or shine. For more information: TruGolf.com. D

2015 Denver Golf Expo - GOLF CLUB DROP OFF: Denver Mart Plaza (Main entrance north side of building) Thursday, February 19 – noon to 3 p.m. Friday, February 20 – 8 a.m. to noon (The above times are preferred, but donations at other times

will not be turned away.) For more information on the swap and CGA Youth Programs, or to donate equipment at any time during the year, contact Director of Junior Competitions, Eric Wilkinson at 303-974-2110. D

CGA Used Golf Club Sale “Donate. Purchase. Give Back to Golf... One Club at a Time”

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et a new set of clubs for Christmas? Looking for a great deal on a driver at the Expo? Help a good cause and donate your used clubs or purchase your replacement set at Colorado Golf Association’s (CGA) Used Club Sale during the 2015 Denver Golf Expo, Friday, February 20 through Sunday February 22! If you’re in the market for the odd iron, a proven driver or a starter set for someone special, visit the CGA’s Used Club

Sale during the 2015 Denver Golf Expo. You’ll find great deals on previously owned equipment, and you’ll do something good for your community. The annual used club sale raises much needed funds for its youth developmental programs. These proceeds go directly to the Colorado Golf Foundation, which supports junior golf initiatives across the state such as the Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy, Hale Irwin Elite Player Program, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Colorado, Boy Scouts of Colorado, LPGA/USGA Girls Golf, and Special Olympics.

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PGA and Golf in Schools Program Update nder the Youth Development pillar of the Colorado REACH Foundation, The Colorado PGA serves with a long term goal of making a difference in the lives of others by providing opportunities for families to build and strengthen relationships, and engage in a sport that lasts a lifetime.

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Dear Colorado Golfers,

The Colorado PGA Golf in Schools Program just completed its fourth year and is running strong. Since its inception, the program has introduced over 40,000 children to the game. Through funding provided by The Colorado PGA Foundation and the Colorado Open Foundation, the game of golf and the life skills associated with it are introduced

by golf professionals to school age children at no cost to the school or the student. The program is conducted during a 3 day session in the child’s Physical Education classes with a final day field trip at a nearby golf course. For more information on the Golf in Schools Program please visit www.coloradopgajuniorgolf.com . D

COLORADO PGA REACH 2014

It is my privilege to report to you about the charitable foundation of the over 800 men, women, PGA Members and Apprentices of the Colorado Section of the PGA of America, the COLORADO PGA REACH. Through COLORADO PGA REACH we are on a mission to positively “Impact Lives Through Golf” and we accomplish this mission by focusing on serving three key pillars: Youth, Military, Diversity/Inclusion.

COLORADO PGA REACH works daily to support our PGA Professionals to make a difference in our local communities. COLORADO PGA REACH programming ensures that regardless of your age or background, cost will never inhibit one’s involvement and enjoyment of the game of golf.

The activities of COLORADO PGA REACH are centered on a few guiding tenets: • COLORADO PGA REACH strongly believes golf is a game for all • COLORADO PGA REACH knows that introduction to the game at a young age can improve and advance opportunities for youth • COLORADO PGA REACH has proven that golf is an excellent rehabilitation tool for our military veterans • COLORADO PGA REACH strives to make golf inclusive of people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds and for individuals with disabilities • COLORADO PGA REACH strongly believes golf promotes family values, health, wellness, fitness and leads to productive citizenship

As a stakeholder of this great game that we all treasure, please let me encourage you to visit our website, www.coloradopga.com and take a few minutes to learn more about the programs we offer.

After reviewing the programs you feel you would like more information or would like to get involved, please feel free to contact me at eainsworth@pgahq.com or 303-996-1593.

I hope to see you out on the golf course often in 2015!

Eddie Ainsworth, PGA Executive Director Colorado Section PGA 12

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Junior Golf Central

The popular Junior Golf Experience has a new name: introducing Junior Golf Central. This year’s junior golf experience at the 2015 Denver Golf Expo will highlight an interactive Drive, Chip and Putt Competition. Last year marked the second year for the popular joint initiative by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America. The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior competition focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf, tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys, ages 7-15. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the simulation at the Denver Golf Expo where they can showcase their skills in the three areas. Parents can register for any of the five local qualifiers that will be held in 2015 as well as gather information about Junior golf programs and tournaments in their area.

PGA Seminars Will Be Announced Soon

Unfortunately we do not know the seminar schedule at the date of this printing. Please look for announcement of the final schedule and speaker on our web site in February. Our web is denvergolfexpo.com. Thank you.

Best Golf Courses in Colorado By DGE Kennedy Golf Course, Denver

Wellshire Golf Course, Denver

Castle Pines Golf Course, Castle Rock

Colorado Golf Course, Parker

The Broadmoor Golf Course, Colo Springs Red Sky Ranch & Golf Course, Wolcott

Denver Country Club, Denver C.C. of the Rockies, Edwards

Golf Course at Ravenna, Littleton

Golf Course at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction Saddle Rock Golf Course, Aurora Fossil Trace Golf Course, Denver


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2015 DENVER GOLF EXPO EXHIBITOR LIST AND FLOOR PLAN Adams Golf Driving Range Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa 1218 All in Golfer 1102 American Singles Golf Association 1214 Applewood Golf Course/Touchstone Golf 320-322 Arrowhead Golf Club 219 Aurora Hills Golf Course 810-812 Bayside Golf 1010 BGV Marketing/Grand Timber Lodge 1109-1111 Billy Casper Golf 813 Birdie Ball 144 Boulder Eyes and Beyer Lasik 1220 Broadlands Golf Course 1100 Buffalo Run 215 Callaway Golf Driving Range Cart Tek Golf Caddies 341 Cattails Golf Course 900 Centre Hills Golf Course 810-812 Champion Windows, Sunrooms, Roofing and Home Exteriors 909 Charter Financial Resources 714 Cherry Creek Spine and Sport Clinic 344 City of Arvada 1108-1110 City of Aurora Golf 810-812 City of Loveland 900 Clarion Suites St. George Utah 804 Coeur d’Alene Golf Club 230 Collectors Golf 1300-1302 Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club 217 Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine 146 Colorado Golf Association 1215 Colorado Golf Events 1104

Colorado Golf Hall of Fame 1308 Colorado Junior Golf Association 1215 Colorado Women's Golf Association 1216 Colorado-Wyoming Optimist -Jr. Golf 1204 CommonGround Golf Course 1215 Coyote Springs Golf Club 1211 Creative Motivation 1013 Cutarelli Vision, LLC 229 David Musty Putters 801 Denver Sign Factory 807-809 Eagle Trace Golf Club 912 EL CID Resorts 803 Emerald Greens Golf Club 316 Enovative Technologies 607 Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau 811 Fitzsimmons Golf Course 810-812 Founders Club 1009 Fox Hollow & Homestead Golf Courses - City of Lakewood 1000 Global Travel Network 1012 Golf Granby Ranch 701 Golf Longmont 1001 Golf Mesquite Nevada 1007 Golf on the Santa Fe Trail 910 Golf The West 1008 Golf TLC / Green Fore Green 708 Golf Westminster 700 Golfsmith 225-227 Good Feet 1203 Grand Elk Ranch and Golf Club 707 Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau 328-330 Grand Lake Golf Course 703

Green Saver Golf Discount Book 342 Green Valley Ranch Golf Club 234 Gypsum Creek Golf Course 223 Heather Ridge Golf Club 902 Heritage Eagle Bend 710-712 Highlands Resorts 904 Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 221 Horseshoe Bay Resort 326 idealGolfer 906 Inferno USA 1006 Ironbridge Golf Club 232 John Hutton Golf Collector 1304-1306 Journeys by Jan Travel/Collette Vacations 1210 Keystone Resort Golf 235 Koelbel at Grand Elk 609 Lakota Canyon Ranch & Golf Club 1005 Lenny's Golf Shop Club Test Area Made in Colorado Showroom 1209 Mariana Butte Golf Course 900 Meadow Hills Golf Course 810-812 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 907 Mesquite Gaming 1003 Mile Hi Media, Inc. 1200 Mizuno Golf Driving Range Murphy Creek Golf Course 810-812 Nike Golf Driving Range OB Sports Las Vegas / Golfing Nevada Magazine 231 PGA Tour Superstore 1201 PING Golf Driving Range Pinnacle Performance Eyewear 314 Pole Creek Golf Club 705

Prato Eyewear 334 Pro Players Association 611 Raccoon Creek Golf Course 706 Raven @ Three Peaks 911 Recreation Centers of Sun City West 318 Red Rock Golf Trail St. George, UT 805 Rocky Mountain Outback Hats 228 Saddle Rock Golf Course 810-812 Sassy Caddy, Inc. 913 Siena Golf Club 233 South Suburban GC, Littleton GC, Lone Tree GC 1105-1107 Spring Hill Golf Course 810-812 Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association 806-808 Stryker Orthopaedics 1310 SWINGIT.Pro 324 Sycuan Golf Resort 1112 Synlawn 508 Taylor-Made Driving Range Tee it Up Montrose 800-802 Texas Bound for Golf 709 The Denver Post 1206 The Foot Mechanic 711-713 The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills 601 The Joint…The Chiropractic Place 908 Titleist Golf Driving Range Tour Play Golf 239 Western Health Systems 615-617 Wilson Staff Driving Range

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yle Heyen, PGA Head Professional at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colorado, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 9 Director. He was elected to the Board of Directors today at the 98th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis and will serve a three-year term representing the Colorado, Rocky Mountain and Utah PGA Sections. Heyen, 57, a past President of the Colorado PGA Section (2004-06), is co-chair of the national PGA Player Development Committee. From 2009-12, he served as a member of the PGA Board of Control. Heyen was co-chair of the PGA Governance Committee from 2006-08; he served on the Play Golf America Committee in 2009; and from 2009-10 was a member of the National Awards and Hall of Fame Selection Committees. In 2009, Heyen was the first recipient from a private facility to be awarded the PGA President's Plaque (now PGA Player Development Award). He was inducted in 2011 into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. "I am honored to be representing the men and women PGA Professionals in District 9 as a member of the PGA Board of Directors. It is a responsibility that I welcome and have looked forward to following my previous time in service to our Association," said Heyen. "We all are about growing the game of golf, and this is another important chapter as a PGA Professional." Born in Hastings, Nebraska, Heyen is a graduate of Westminster (Colorado) High School. He

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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-$33 Castle Pines Golf Club Map#: 22 303-688-6022 Private 18R Fees: Invitation Only Castle Rock Castle Pines, The Country Club at Map#: 45 303-688-6400 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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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

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

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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

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

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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

Mountain

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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and coordination company. Golf TLC is the one stop shop for all your tournament needs. They can help you with selecting the best course for your tournament in your area. No more spending your day getting bids from every golf course in town. Golf TLC will do it for you! Golf TLC will also set up a personalized website page branded with your logo for your event. They will send email invitations to all your invited guests. Your guests not only receive a branded invitation for your event, but they can register for your event online. They can purchase their golf, raffle tickets, mulligans, lunch, fundraising opportunities and much more all from your personalized website! Your invites will include a map of your event so your guests won’t be frustrated trying to find the golf course. Golf TLC also gives you the option to let your guests invite others and share the invitation through social networks to ensure you get a great turn-out for your event. No more spending your weekend calling all of your guests and checking the mail for payments! Golf

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TLC will send you detailed reports as often as you would like on who’s coming, who can’t make it, who wants to donate to your charity and who just wants to come for lunch. If you are looking to raise funds for a charity at your event, Golf TLC has fundraising opportunities for both your players and non players on your guest list. There are fundraising opportunities you can choose on the email invitations or on the course. There is no reason to leave non golfers off of your fundraising opportunity! Now that you have invited everyone to your golf tournament you are going to want to have some games. Golf TLC has searched the golf industry to get you the best hole in-one-insurance the industry has to offer. You can choose how large of a grand prize you would like to offer, and a variety of different games to keep your guests entertained. You can feel confident that you aren’t going to break the bank when your best friend hits that hole in one! Everyone looks forward to the goody bags at a golf tournament, but what do

you include? Most tournaments like to have something with their logo on it to promote their business. Maybe your sponsors want to include some merchandise as well. Golfers are always interested in the newest golf gadgets, but who wants to surf the internet for all of those options? Golf TLC has a one stop tournament shop that provides more goody bag ideas then your golf bag can handle. You can personalize most items right from the Golf TLC website with your logo and tournament branding. Prizes. Everyone wants to win something! There can be prizes for longest drive, shortest drive, longest putt, or even that lucky raffle ticket winner. Whatever you can dream of to reward your guests for, Golf TLC has a prize to hand them. They supply everything from trophies to gift cards. Golf TLC purchases in bulk so they can share the savings with you and your tournament! Simple, profitable and fun is what golfers around the nation want from their golf tournaments. Golf TLC offers all three and is just a phone call away. Sit back, relax and pick up the phone. It is time to have some fun! www.golftlc.com. D


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News

Unique indoor golf facility offers golfers the ability to practice and play rounds of golf in ideal conditions all year round

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PG Links Indoor Golf, located in the Arapahoe Crossing shopping center in Aurora, is a unique indoor golf facility that offers the ability to practice and play rounds of golf, in ideal conditions, all year round. This 12,000 square foot indoor golf training center is the first of its kind in the state. With 16 hitting bays, a 1,200 square foot Tour Play putting green and chipping area along with four private rooms for small training groups, golfers of all ages and abilities can practice all aspects of their golf game. APG Links Indoor Golf offers a state of the art simulated driving range for practice and the opportunity to play 18 holes of golf – in half the time on an outdoor course - on 1 of 30 different championship courses including Prairie Dunes, Quail Hollow, Doral’s Blue Monster, Hazeltine, and Carnoustie, to name a few. The simulated driving range provides all the swing data a serious golfer would need including club head speed, ball speed, back and side spin, carry and roll distances. The launch monitors and video cameras let you analyze your swing just like those seen on TV. The precise measuring equipment captures important swing data for instant feedback, aiding golfers in immediately correcting swing mistakes. APG has tested their launch monitors outdoors and they measure to within a foot of what laser range finders measure. An indoor facility has many advantages. Practicing in-

doors with launch monitors allows for precise ball flight, making for highly accurate swing data analysis. Instead of using worn range balls, patrons are recommend to bring their specific golf ball or a few different golf balls to test which ball performs the best and most consistent for them. These systems take guesswork out of the analysis of each and every swing It is also a great way for the beginner golfer to get the feel of playing on the course without the pressure of keeping up with the pace of play, the crusty old ranger or the

group of rude golfers behind you pushing you to hurry through the course. With Touring Pros and College golf programs using simulators, launch monitors and video cameras to improve their swings, the indoor training and learning centers are the “NOW” way to learn and improve your swing. Tests have proven that people learn twice as fast using this process. The hitting bays at APG Links can be rented in half hour increments. APG Links offers a variety of affordable memberships and lesson programs that fit a range of schedules and budgets. The team at APG Links includes a full staff of teaching pros with well over 50 years of combined experience and three certified club fitters who can assure your clubs are properly fit to you and your swing. APG Links’ Top Swing Golf School has introduced a junior program for ages 4-18. Structured lessons and practice programs aid in development of a proper golf swing and support the skills needed to achieve success on the course and possibly earn a spot on a school golf team. Winter golf leagues are starting for all ages and genders. Come visit us and receive a free 15 minute demo to see what APG Links Indoor Golf has to offer for your golf game. For more information please call 303-680-2686 or visit www.apglinksgolf.com. D

APG Links Indoor Golf Center

APG Links Indoor Golf Center has opened a new 10,000 sq. ft. indoor golf training center where you can play 18 holes on 30 championship golf courses (Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, The Blue Monster at Doral, Abu Dhabi and More) or practice on our state of the art driving range which gives you all the swing data a serious golfer could need (ball speed, club speed, spin rates, direction offline, carry and roll out distances) APG Golf Links would like to invite you for a free 15 minute demo of our state of the art indoor golf and training practice facility.

Instant feedback – Shot Tracer just like on the Golf Channel. Shot data information after every swing. Play 18 holes at Pebble Beach and many other courses!

For more information please visit www.apglinksgolf.com or call (303)680-2686.

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Travel

Off the Beaten Golf Trail

Mussel burgh Links Ol d Course is surrounded by a race track for horses. By Peter Hellman Divot Magazine Contributing Writer

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fter one has played the big named courses in Scotland and Ireland, what is a golfer to do? Well, there are certainly other countries to explore, many of which have better weather, more interesting food and wine and in some cases new languages to learn. I love golf in Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Argentina and New Zealand. Colombia, France, Sweden, Malaysia and Mexico are not too bad either. But, if I were to plan a trip for myself this summer, here is what I would do! I would return to either Scotland or Ireland and play the smaller, less known, out-ofthe-way courses where the likelihood of finding golf tourists is pretty slim. The Open is on the Old Course at St. Andrews this year and that has made it and many of the most popular courses unavailable. Another advantage to this sort of trip is cost. To play Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, Old Head or Royal County Down, you will pay at least $350, $260, $250 and $300 respectively. On the less well know but well respected courses, your average cost could be as little as $45 to $100 per round. Even the accommodations will be 20% to 30% less expensive and food and drink at the local pubs and restaurants will seem like a

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bargain when compared to the “plat de jour” in St. Andrews or Killarney. So, if I have peaked your interest, here is what I would arrange for myself and my golfing buddies (or perhaps just my wife and me) in two of my favorite regions in Scotland and Ireland.

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I sug gest you play it as old Tom Morris did. Hickory shafted cl ubs are available to rent (about $50). Scotland – East Lothian: This area east of Edinburgh a few miles is home to Muirfield, which is part of the British Open Rota and where non-member tee times are extremely limited and green fees expensive. It is also home to the exclusively private Archerfield Links Club (Fidra & Dirleton courses) and The Renaissance

Club. But, there is plenty of golf for the more budget minded golfer who still demands great courses for his money. Here are just a few that you might consider and are all within a range of $60 to $100 per round – Craigielaw, Dunbar, Glen, Gullane No. 2 or No. 3, Kilspindie, Longniddry (nice combination of Links and Parkland),

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North Ber wick West Links Luffness New and Whitekirk. For those interested in the history of golf, make sure to play the 9-hole Musselburgh Links Old Course. Its location is a bit weird as it is surrounded by a race track for horses. However, it is thought to be the oldest continuously played golf course in the world (we are talking 16th century) and hosted the early British Open tournaments between 1874 and 1889. I suggest you play it as old Tom Morris did. Hickory shafted clubs are available to rent (about $50). Green fees are even a better bargain at about $20. Oh, don’t forget your knickers. There are many good places well within a traveling golfer’s budget to stay. The largest of the towns in the area is North Berwick. It has several good guest house and small hotels to choose from. Another favorite of mine is the little town of Gullane. North Berwick is also the home one of the best and still reasonably priced (about $145) courses in Scotland – North Berwick West Links. Spend the money to play it. You won’t be sorry. Ireland – Counties Sligo & Mayo: In 2012, my associate Neil MacKinnon and I took a group of golfers on a whirlwind golf tour. We played courses in Dublin, Northern Ireland and along the North and West coast of Ireland. I was particularly charmed by the areas of Sligo and Mayo Counties. Here again are a handful of courses as good as any in the country but seldom played by outsiders. They are budget friendly too. Here are some you may want on your itin-

erary – County Sligo (commonly called Rosses Point), Enniscrone, Strandhill, Carne and Connemara (actually in County Galway). You could also add a couple of fine parkland courses such as Westport, Castlebar and Ballina. Ballina, by the way, is a good place to stay. It is small enough to feel friendly and still have plenty of fine pubs and restaurants. We stayed at the Downhill Inn a small hotel. It had a bar with a jovial barkeep, which was probably its best feature. It is a bit of drive to Carne Golf Club so you may want to stay in one of the many charming inexpensive guest houses along the way. If you continue on to the beautiful university town of Galway, stop to play Westport and the fine 27-hole Connemara Championship. The landscape in this sparsely populated area of Ireland is stunning and the dunes on some of these links courses are enormous.

Golf courses off the famous golf trails of Scotland and Ireland may not be the ones we hear about nor the ones that appear on our bucket lists, but when you reach that point in your golf travels that it’s more about playing the game then checking courses off your list, you are ready for some true fun. SO - GO PLAY!

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Nice Drive

Divot Magazine Auto Review it the best in its class. This year the RX 450h gets a few updates including standard seven-inch display audio, new wheels and paint, optional HID and LED headlamps, and an updated navigation system. The system has four modes of operation from low-speed pure EV to Normal to Eco and Sport and the RX 450h can operate in electric-only or gas-engine-only modes as well as a combination of both.

2015 Lexus RX450h 5-DR SUV By Karl O’Keefe Divot Auto Writer

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s a golf magazine publisher, the typical test drive vehicle usually includes luxury sedans or sleek little convertible sports cars. So it’s always a nice surprise to review a

luxury crossover like the Lexus RX 450h! Not only is it nice having space for your 3 playing partners and their bags, but this Hybrid beauty gets the fuel mileage of a four-cylinder sedan while providing the power of a V8. The combined mpg is 29 for AWD and 30 mpg for FWD making

2015 4Runner 4X4 Trail V6 By Karl O’Keefe Divot Auto Writer

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his vehicle is one of the very few remaining true SUVs that captures the spirit of true offroad enthusiasts. The rugged look of this 2015 4Runner isn't an accident or made up for marketing purposes. The 4Runner has had the same basic rugged look for years. It rides high and the proportions are bold. Inside it’s the same basic approach. All the controls are big and laid out in an uncluttered way, and the controls and gauges are framed with simple but smart materials. A 4.0-liter V-6 engine, now the only engine offered, makes 270 horsepower and 278 pounds of torque feel plenty 28

strong and quick off the line and at highway speeds. Fuel is estimated at 17/22 mpg for RWD models, and 17/21 mpg for FWD versions. Overall, the Toyota 4Runner is more responsive than what you might expect. Steering feel and maneuverability are solid and at low speeds especially, the 4Runner handles with better precision and control than you might expect from such a big, heavy model. The 4Runner is relatively refined inside providing a tight, quiet highway cruising experience, with a reasonably smooth ride and very little road or wind noise. The front seats look and feel great with the available perforated-leather upholstery, and will fit the size and shape of any golfer. A

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It should be noted that there’s no mechanical driveshaft between front and rear leaving nothing for the driver to do to engage rear wheel drive... Not exactly great for off-roading, but very good for those drivers who just want it to work when the time is right. The exterior design of the RX blends very well in the burbs while maintaining a look and feel that it’s capable of going

rearview camera is also standard on all models. The base 4Runner models include plenty of standard equipment, including a power driver seat, a roof rack, power features, and an audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, a USB port, iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth audio streaming.

anywhere, and at any time. One thing is certain, wherever you go, the driver and passenger are sure to be happy because the accommodations are plush. The RX comes standard with a laundry list of creature comforts, and plenty of space. The standards include bird’s eye maple and dual automatic climate control as well as heated front seats. Also included is a Display Audio with Rear Backup Camera, a 12-speaker sound system or optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound system with 330 watts and 0.1 percent total harmonic distortion. Also packed in is Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Mode technology to connect with compatible devices and phones. With good power, economy, ride, and decent handling, it’s easy to see why the RX line is Lexus’ best seller? For more information, details and pricing please visit www.lexus.com. D

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Featured Course

Something for everyone:

Lakewood’s two favorite courses offer challenging play, breathtaking vistas and exceptional value

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The Homestead Golf Course

Located one mile west of Kipling on West Hampden Ave in southwest Lakewood is The Homestead Golf Course. Opened by the City of Lakewood in 2002, Homestead is an award-winning Championship short course known for it’s challenging play and the requirement of every club in your bag. This beautifully sculptured course is 5,100 yards, par 65, and has a links-style course that evokes being in Scotland. The course features 200-foot drops in elevation, taking golfers from a deep bowl to high vistas, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the Denver skyline and Front Range. Signature views include Red Rocks to the west, city views to the east, Pikes Peak to the south and Longs Peak to the north. Often called a bridge between executive and championship, Homestead’s other features include three lakes, a spectacular bridge between the #17 tee and green, and lots of wildlife including birds, deer, coyotes, bunnies, ducks and assorted water fowl. #13 is also a golfer favorite, boasting a 360-degree panoramic view of the course and surrounding natural area.

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Bear Creek Lake Park enthusiasts will enjoy the overlook between #12 and #13. Homestead’s most popular and celebrated hole, #17, plays from 140-190 yards from an elevated tee to an ele-

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vated green. Along with the most spectacular views of the course, #17 is an extremely challenging hole, even for the most experienced of golfers. In addition to a fantastic course, Home-

stead boasts a world-class practice facility, including a full length driving range, natural grass hitting areas and several chipping and putting green areas. Other unique features of Homestead include rustic log fences, creek

The Homestead Golf Course


Featured Course In its 21st year of operation, Fox Hollow retains its reputation as one of the premier public golf courses in the State of Colorado. With five sets of tee boxes, all players are faced with numerous shot difficulties, challenges, and rewards. Fox Hollow always promises to be one of the best conditioned courses in the area, as well as a fair test for the use of probably every club in your bag. Because Fox Hollow is located within the expansive open space of Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park, outside interference is minimized with very limited housing and vehicle noise. This results in a creation of an atmosphere that compares to playing at a private country club.

Fox Hollow Clubhouse winds throughout the back nine, a windmill, and the historic Mt. Carbon area, which was used for carbon mining to support the war efforts during World War 2. What really makes Homestead a special place is the people. From the golfers who have played weekly for the past 13 years to the smiling, friendly staff, Homestead prides itself in creating a comfortable atmosphere for all. Homestead staff is known for their exemplary customer service, where everyone is treated as family. Homestead has won numerous awards in which they are recognized as a Top Course for Seniors and Top Course for Women. In addition to it’s fantastic play, great staff, and convenient location via C-470, I-70 or Hampden Avenue, Homestead has an award-winning restaurant, The Homestead Grill. Located in the magnificent, rustic clubhouse, The Homestead Grill evokes the delicious fare and tradition of the old west. Open daily (weather permitting) The Homestead Grill is proud

to be a meeting place for both golfers and non-golfers alike. Parties, banquets and events held at The Homestead Grill are always guaranteed to be a good time! Additionally, summers at The Homestead are a favorite time, with golfers enjoying the ample, sunny patio with stunning vistas. Surrounded by bright flowers and serene nature sounds, The Homestead patio is a perfect place to relax after 18. Homestead’s sister course, Fox Hollow, is located just down the street on Morrison Road, ½ mile west of Kipling and 3 ½ miles east of C-470. Lakewood’s Fox Hollow Golf Course has consistently been rated as one of the finest public courses in Colorado by a variety of golf publications and players. It is one of the first courses in the country built to be 100 percent accessible for people with disabilities and received national recognition for its environmentally sensitive design. Fox Hollow provides challenging play for golfers of all abilities on 27 unique holes on the distinctly different Canyon, Meadow and Links nines.

Course aesthetic offerings include panoramic views, elevation changes, meandering fairways, majestic trees and streamside water hazards. The Canyon’s par-4 signature #5 hole has been voted one of metro-Denver’s Top 18 holes. Whether you’re looking for a Scottish-style links experience, sparkling streams and wildlife, or sweeping vistas, Fox Hollow has a view and style-of-play for every golfer. Every effort is made to retain what nature has to offer from elevation change and towering trees to ponds and beautiful streams full of wildlife. This in turn allows golfers to not only enjoy the physical activity of golf but also this picturesque natural setting nestled against the rugged Front Range. Like Homestead, the atmosphere at Fox Hollow is enhanced by the professionalism and courtesy of an award winning staff. Friendly, first-class service and a beautifully stocked pro shop are among the amenities you will find at Fox Hollow. In 2004, The Rocky Mountain News Top of the Rocky survey selected Fox Hollow as the Best Course on the West-

side, and since then it has won frequent honors for Best Public Course, Best Value and Best Food. Fox Hollow’s Den Restaurant offers a wonderful beginning or ending to your enjoyable day on the course. This fine restaurant, located within Fox Hollow’s cozy clubhouse, offers excellent food and scenic views from a wraparound patio or from a warm table in front of the stone fireplace. Whether your plans allow for nine holes, eighteen holes, or even twenty-seven holes, a day at Fox Hollow Golf Course is truly a golfers gift. The next time you’re considering an afternoon of golf, think Lakewood. Offering a tremendous value with 45 exceptional holes, fantastic food and friendly staff, any golfer can find a happy home-away-from-home in Lakewood. For more information call Fox Hollow at 303-986-7888, Homestead at 720-9635181 or visit www.LakewoodGolf.org D

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Colorado’s Sport Haley Launches 2015 Women's Golf Collection

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port Haley, a premier women's golf apparel company, announces the launch of its Fall 2015 women's apparel collections at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., January 21-23, 2015 at booth 5459. For more than 28 years, Sport Haley has been offering women timeless, classic and elegantly designed clothing for the golf course and clubhouse. And this year is no exception. "We always stay true to our customer," says Cathy Blair, President and Creative Director of Sport Haley. "We have continued to redefine the brand by staying focused.

We create lifestyle apparel that works, for everyday and on the course. Our Fall 2015 collections are based on neutrals that pop with color, and fabrics that have purpose. Prints are our passion, and they are our top sellers. We pair them with non-print mixers that round out the collection. Detailing is a strength of our brand, as we give every piece special attention. Our basics have a touch of fashion, and our fashion has a touch of class. Everything is about layering and comfort, and in the end, it is about how we feel in our clothes. They perform." By tapping into the mindset of the modern woman and her lifestyle today, Sport Haley knows it's about the ease

and comfort of dressing and the changing rules. The new chic is stylish comfort, whether it be an athletic pant worn with a blazer, a functional performance pant worn with a bit of cashmere and scarf, or a foiled holiday polo with both function and shimmer. The Nantucket group, one of Fall 2015 collections, takes a new twist on neutrals, mixing rich creams and linens with textures and elegance. Subtle prints are the focal point with a hit of poppy -- it's fabulous. The Isle of Capri is sporty, introducing a new look to traditional classics. A preppy houndstooth is updated in new silhouettes, the geometrics blend with the new florals, and the grounded graphite and platinum colors are popped with capri. It's stunning and easy to wear. Jakarta is rich in not only color but feeling. The prints feel Balinese with leaf florals and etchy patterns yet come together with some athletic styling and sporty graphics, making this lifestyle collection a winner. "Golfers are going to love all of these fresh styles for 2015," says Blair. "We're confident that the PGA Merchandise Show will be the perfect launch setting, as so many on- and off-course shop apparel buyers will be on hand to experience it all." About Sport Haley For more than 28 years, Sport-Haley, Inc. has been a premier women's golf apparel company, passionate about offering the finest in quality, femininity and detailing. Sharp instincts, wisdom, precision and playfulness are the transcending influences that are embraced in the Sport Haley brand.Sport Haley and Bette & Court are located in Denver, Colo., and sold online and at private and public golf shops throughout the world. For more information about Sport Haley and Bette & Court, please visit SportHaley.com and bette-court.com.

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Collette and Journeys By Jan Offer Exclusive Golf and Travel Opportunities

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ollette Travel is pleased to partner with Journeys by Jan to offer travel packages around the world including exclusive golf outings at the world’s best courses. In addition to exclusive golf additions on their trips, the firstclass accommodations, airfare, sightseeing and meals are included to enhance your journey around the world. The first trip offered by Collette and Journeys by Jan with golf included is the Shades of Ireland program in October 2015. The trip includes 18 holes at the Portmarnuck golf club in Dublin as well as a castle stay with golf available on the ground of the castle! Since 1918, Collette has been sharing their love of travel. Today their worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises,

rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - they seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

As a local travel agent in Colorado, Journeys by Jan provides service every step of the way to help prepare you for your trip. With tours to all 7 continents, Collette and Journeys by Jan can find the right destination for you and you might find yourself setting a course record with the golf inclusions offered on select trips!

For more information on tours available contact Jan Detweiler at 720482-6866. D

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Feature

Why Fort Worth? By Jerry Walters Divot Contributing Writer

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adies, pay attention to this! Golf is considered to be a gentlemanʼs game, but only when youʼre within earshot. References to the ladiesʼ game are as common as broken tees on the driving range. Iʼm sure the females have heard them all as the men inadvertently have blurted out quips, forgetting a woman was in their group. The majority of the disparaging remarks refer to oneʼs putting. “Nice shot Alice” may be the most common of all the derogatory remarks although that was originally directed toward Peter Alissʼ

game, which had become woefully average. “Does your husband play?” Another unpleasant comment heard when a substandard shot is hit. Stroke a putt that comes up short of the ʻfriendship lineʼ and youʼre likely to hear “hard to play in high heels” or “skirt fly up?” One standard reference you ladies may never have been, pardon the expression, exposed to, is what the so-called gentlemen casually refer to as the Fort Worth Rule. When four male golfers are gathered on a remote tee box, and one of the hackers dribbles his drive so weakly that the ball doesnʼt reach the forward tees, an obscure provision known as the Fort Worth Rule comes into effect.

Pondering the comic brilliance of the collective male mind, the Fort Worth Rule requires the player who struck the miserable tee ball to immediately display his so-called manhood to the rest of the foursome. For all the years Iʼve played this pitiful game, and for all the numerous times the Fort Worth Rule has been threatened, thankfully, Iʼve

yet to see the penalty instituted. Obvious questions arise. Why is the penalty so stiff? Who dictates this rule? Which golfer was so half-cocked to conjure up this punitive action? But the most curious question is this: why Forth Worth? Why not St. Petersburg, Fort Dix or Johnsonville? D

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With With over over 300 300 days days of of sunshine sunshine aa year, year, players players enjoy enjoy basically basically year-round year-round play play on on the the Quail Quail Dunes Dunes Golf Golf Course. Course. The The Quail Quail Dunes Dunes Course Course isis aa beautiful beautiful 18-hole, 18-hole, par par 72 72 course, course, with with yardage yardage ranging ranging from from 5,300 5,300 to to 6,600 6,600 yards yards and and four four different different tee tee boxes boxes to to accommodate accommodate all all levels levels of of golfers. golfers. Built Built on on 165 165 acres acres of of land, land, there there are are 57 57 acres acres of of native native area area throughout throughout the the course. course. Wildlife Wildlife habitat habitat in in this this area area isis home home to to eagles, eagles, hawks, hawks, deer, deer, quail, quail, pheasant pheasant and and coyotes, coyotes, as as well well as as many many others. others. The The Quail Quail Dunes Dunes Golf Golf Course Course was was designated designated as as an an Audubon Audubon Wildlife Wildlife Sanctuary Sanctuary in in 1994. 1994.

The The Course Course isis home home to to two two distinct distinct nines. nines. The The original original front front 9-hole 9-hole course course designed designed by by Henry Henry Hughs Hughs was was opened opened in in the the early early 1920s. 1920s. In In the the late late 1960s 1960s an an additional 9 holes designed by Frank Hummel was added, along with a driving range. This traditional golf course features a variety of terrain from treeadditional 9 holes designed by Frank Hummel was added, along with a driving range. This traditional golf course features a variety of terrain from treelined lined fairways fairways to to rolling rolling hills hills and and challenging challenging greens. greens. ItIt offers offers scenic scenic views views and and challenging challenging tee tee shots shots from from multiple multiple tee tee boxes. boxes.

Golfers Golfers looking looking for for aa truly truly challenging challenging experience experience in in aa beautiful beautiful setting setting along along the the South South Platte Platte River River in in Northeastern Northeastern Colorado Colorado need need go go no no further further than than the the Quail Dunes Golf Course. Come find out why Fort Morgan is home to some of the best golf in the northeast corner of Colorado. Quail Dunes Golf Course. Come find out why Fort Morgan is home to some of the best golf in the northeast corner of Colorado.

• Fun and Challenging for All Age Groups. • Family Friendly. • Jr Tees on all 18 holes. • Easy Access. • Fast Pace of Play.

Pro Shop: 970-867-5990

Website: www.cityoffortmorgan.com

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