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5) It addresses your pre-putt routine, establishing a repeatable process and proper stroke mechanics

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Colorado Golf Expo Expected to Grow in 2024

The Colorado Golf Expo held on February 17-19th this year was a resounding success, and the event has grown in popularity With increasing attendees and exhibitors, the 2023 Colorado Golf Expo exceeded all expectations.

The organizers of the event did an exceptional job, and their hard work paid off with over 8500 visitors attending the show over three days That was an 8% increase from last year The exhibitors and vendors, ranging from golf clubs to clothing and accessories, reported significant sales, making this year's expo a boon for the Colorado golfing industry.

The Colorado Golf Expo showcased

some of the latest golfing technologies, equipment, and accessories, allowing attendees to try out the latest golf gear before making a purchase New for 2023 was the Back 9 Mini Golf sponsored by SYNLawn Colorado The Expo also added additional food options and included “The Turn” presented by Argonaut Liqueurs and “The

19th Hole” presented by OTR The Rocks and Hornitos Ranch Water

With the success of this year's event, the organizers have announced plans to increase the size of the Colorado Golf Expo from 105,000 square feet to 140,000 square feet for the next show This expansion will allow for more exhibitors and attendees, as

well as the inclusion of new interactive features and expanded activities to enhance the overall experience

The show is slated for February 16-18th, 2024 at the Colorado Convention Center in Hall C

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Golf Participation Rises Again… Off-Course Golf Fastest Growing Segment

a net increase of 500,000 golfers to 25.6 million in total.

While there’s been a net gain of 1 3 million on-course golfers over the past three years, 2022 marked the fifth straight year overall of green grass participation increases That hadn’t happened in two decades

And yet gains away from the golf course are more significant, with a 13% year-over-year jump compared to the 2% rise in oncourse participation As anticipated, total off-course engagement (27.9 million) has for the first time eclipsed those who play on the course.

Overall, golf ’s U S consumer base is now a record 41 1 million, with three distinct participant groups (see graphic)

Golf participation is one of the core measures of golf ’s vitality

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Family Sports Golf Course

– 9-hole executive golf course, par 31

– Heated, 2-tiered driving range

– 18-hole miniature golf

Littleton Golf and Tennis

– 18-hole executive golf course, par 63

– Grass driving range with water targets

– New clubhouse in 2023

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel

– 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed championship course, par 72

– 5 sets of tees for all abilities

– 15 hotel suites and meeting/banquet options

South Suburban Golf Course

– 18-hole regulation course, par 72

– 9-hole, par 3 course

– Large driving range and short game area


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To m Wo o d a r d L i v e s A R i c h L i f e

When someone tells you they’re planning to retire, your most immediate thought is that they’ll finally head off into the sunset in their golf car t to play the game they’ve revered for their entire life. Not so with Tom Woodard Retirement is just another chapter for him His legacy will be forever be woven into the fabric of golf in the state

From meager beginnings in Midland, Texas, Tom and his family moved to Denver just 2 bloc ks away from City Park Golf Cour se in 1966 when he was 10 year s old. He quic kly learned how to

caddy for some of the best money player s in the area who ever laced up their steel spikes Caddies would of ten shag balls on the small range before and after their loops. Doing so, Woodard rapidly became infatuated with golf The attraction for young Tom was free lessons for the kids in the City Park GC area. The cour se also provided use of cut-down clubs for junior s The clubs were so heavy and stif f that Woodard developed a wristy style that ser ved him well over the years

When Woodard was unable to attain a scholarship to go to Colorado University, he applied for and was granted an Evans Scholarship as a walk-on af ter caddying

at City Park GC. A six-round qualifying tournament for the Univer sity of Colorado players netted Tom a spot on the team af ter finishing third. Les Fowler, CU coach at the time, asked his top player, “ Who is that kid” referring to Tom The player replied, “I don’t know, but he sure can play.”

Af ter a 4-year college career, Tom received financial help from local businessman,Willie Kellum, who used to gamble at City Park GC This financial stipend jumpstar ted his professional endeavor where he played the Asian Tour. This is when he played and practiced with Payne Stewart. In those days, all the Americans traveled and stayed together.

To prove the point, Tom proudly displays the picture of a gathering around a table with Payne and others. In 1984 Tom had his best year ever winning 9 times on the mini tour s Even though he won, there was not a lot of money on tour during those years.

He played in the old Qualifying School for the PGA Tour 5 times. In those days, a player had to re-qualify if they didn't win enough to keep their card Tom qualified and played on tour af ter 3 successful attempts and missed qualifying once by only 2 strokes For 8 year s during that period, he played and practiced with the best players on the planet. But tour life wasn’t as glamorous as you might believe, especially when he had a young family bac k home. Having your family tag along on the road with you isn’t much better Woodard got his PGA Tour card in the fall the next year. He had his best tournament at Quad Cities finishing 10th and made a paltr y $1600 Woodard played professional golf on the PG A Tour for 2 1/2 year s. With a wife and two kids at home and at 30 years of age, Tom felt like he couldn’t play any better than he was playing at that juncture in his life. Ultimately, he quit tour life and decided to pur sue a regular paycheck . Traveling in a van with his family wore thin on him. Eventually golf brought

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Tom pictured here with Payne Stewart on the Asian Tour

At the time of his graduation, he played the most rounds (111) of any golfer in the CU program While his career CU stroke average was a shade over 75, it was still second all-time to Hale Irwin at the time.

him bac k to his golf roots in Denver in 1986 as the manager of golf operations at City Park Back to where his golf life began

In talking to the people that have worked with Tom over the years it’s obvious that not only is he a tremendous leader, wellrespected and successful, but also has an infectious sense of humor Todd Marley, who worked with Tom during his stint at the city of Denver recalls Tom saying that two things would happen ever y day “The sun will come up and my ball will go lef t to right.” Tom still loves to play golf and occasionally will tell his staf f they need to get out and play an emergency 9 holes with him. If he knows you play golf he’ll fir st of all ask what your handicap is, and then attempt to talk you into a small money game, regardless of age and ability.

On one occasion when he was Director of Golf for the city of Denver, Woodard c hallenged a young staf f member to a game of golf At the conclusion, Tom was the victor and came away with the young man owing him a few dollars, which he didn’t possess Tom said, “That's ok You don’t have to pay me Just call me Big Daddy for the rest of the month.” Less than a couple of days later, the young man showed up with the money he lost to Tom saying, “I can’t handle calling you Big Daddy.”

Tom’s putting eventually became an issue so he reached out to a local putter company at the time asking if they could construct a long chest putter for him Because of his height, there were no putter s available at retail. The long putter saved his game in his later years, and he fondly naming it Rodney. During a late round at Inverness GC, during the Colorado Open, Rodney wasn’t behaving and somehow ended up in the pond alongside the 17th green. After ever yone had completed their round, Tom trekked back to the 17th hole and went wading into the water to retrieve his old friend.

Randy Meyers, Tom’s co-worker and successor at Foothills Park and Recreation, was asked about the recent retirement par ty, whic h turned out to be a roast Tom spent 17 years at the helm as Director of Golf. Randy had written some glowing remarks about time spent being mentored by Tom The compliments seemed to go on until Randy looked at Tom and asked, “This IS how you wrote it up, isn’t it?” As expected, the crowd who was there to thank their beloved leader howled with laughter.

Quoting Tom is relatively simple because he uses the same quotes quite of ten. It’s common to hear him say on the first tee, “I won’t ask you to hunt for my ball because I’m not going to hunt for your s.” The reason being the eventual encounter with snakes in native areas of the course. He swears he can never see the ball and forever is saying, “ Where’d that drive go? Did anyone see it?” Tongue in cheek , he likes to remind his playing opponents that yes, he is in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

There are 4 golfers in the histor y of the University of Colorado who have been inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. Three of them have won majors on the PG A Tour Being recognized as an outstanding athlete, Woodard stands alongside Hale Ir win, Dale Douglass and Steve Jones. Because of his success at the college level, Tom made honorable mention All American his senior year. The list of accomplishments bestowed on Tom Woodard are lengthy and well-deser ved

It’s no surprise that Tom Woodard has forged a hall of fame career in golf. As a golfer he was the 1997 Golf Per son of the Year in Colorado Tom was also the Colorado PGA Section player of the year in 1992 and 1993. He was inducted into the National Black Golfers Hall of Fame in 2012 and inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame the next year. The University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame came calling in 2015 followed up by his induction into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame just two years later

Tom’s community involvement is just as broad as his playing career and achievements. In the past, Tom has dutifully ser ved on the Board of Directors for the First Tee of Denver for two terms, the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame and the National Black Golfers Hall of Fame. He has also ser ved on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Golf Association

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Jerr y Walter s is hos t of the popular In The Fair way podcast and teaches golf at the Tent Wearner Golf Academy.

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New Locations for the Trent Wearner Golf Academy

Disrupt Your Inconsistency!

ter will accomplish the same goal

The Trent Wearner Golf Academy, which is the only Colorado based facility recognized as one of The Best Golf Schools in the US by Golf Digest Magazine, is proud to announce the addition of two new golf courses. Beginning early in 2023 the Trent Wearner Golf Academy will add Walnut Creek G C and Legacy Ridge G C to their locations for quality golf instruction The Trent Wearner Golf Academy is currently established at Meadow Hills GC, Colorado National GC and Cherry Creek Country Club, and is staffed by

some of the most talented and experienced coaches in Colorado

When asked about the accession, Trent’s response was, “We are very excited about what I believe is a perfect partnership and the opportunity to bring our reputation for the highest quality golf coaching, in the ever-so important outdoor environment, to the people of Colorado! We have revamped and upgraded our programs at all our locations and sign-ups thus far are taking off ”

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Golf is a game of consistency whether you hit a big banana fade or a baby draw You want to know where it’s going all the time and playing for that ball shape should you assist you in going low on the golf course Consistency in putting is also just as important, yet very few recreational golfers ever concentrate on this part of their game. If you could become more consistent with the flat stick, wouldn’t it pay huge dividends for you in the long run? Of course

I’ve created a drill that you should incorporate into your practice routine and certainly before you go to play even the most casual of rounds Becoming a world class putter is within your reach. It will also eliminate the dreaded three-putts and dare I say the fourputts

On average, tour players hit their approach shots much nearer the hole than we do That’s why their putting averages are so much lower than ours If you could hit shots into the green much closer, wouldn’t your second putt become much more manageable, thus lowering your scores? Becoming a better distance put-

This drill requires two golf balls On any practice green, simply hit the first ball to whatever distance you want Then, attempt to hit the second ball the same exact distance The whole premise here is to create consistency in your putting, specifically in distance control This drill can be repeated hitting uphill, downhill, short putts, longer putts and across the fall line for breaking putts The more you can strike the same putt twice, the more consistent your putting should become. Extra benefit; you’re learning the speed of the greens for that day at the same time

For extra credit, measure the distance between the two putts and keep notes on how lengthy the space is in between them As you progress, the distance between the two balls should decrease Rinse and repeat this drill for a week and you’ll surprise yourself at how proficient you’ve become at judging the green speed and how much more consistent your putting has become Inconsistency will be fading negative memory You’re welcome Jerry Walters is co-host of the award winning podcast, In The Fairway, and teaches putting at different locations To reach him, email at freegolf1@gmail com D

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the Eagle River with stunning views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains Situated at an altitude of nearly 7,650 feet, enjoy 18 holes, our driving range, or our Willow Creek Par 3 course. Relax at the end of your day at the Whiskey Hill Golf Grill and Clubhouse, and stop by the Pro Shop for all your golf needs. EagleVailGolfClub.com SPECIAL 2023 DIVOT MAGAZINE PROMO $20 OFF! TIME & GET $20 OFF PER PLAYER! Offer valid through Oct 16 2023 Only valid on full green fee rates Offer may only be used one time per player during the 2023 season CODE: DIVOT23
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Within a half hour drive from Vail, lies a challenging Arnold Palmer Signature Design course that is open to the public. Eagle Ranch Golf Club is an 18-hole, links-style layout with spectacular views of the Sawatch Mountains and Castle Peak.

The expansive Practice Facility offers plenty of space for excellent turf conditions, a practice chipping green with bunker and large practice putting green. The Eagle Ranch Grille serves breakfast and lunch along with a wide variety of refreshments, including craft beers and cocktails.

Eagle Ranch is easy to get to, but off the beaten path. It's a great place to play golf in the Colorado Rockies.

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Applewood Golf Course 1 (7-H) Public 18R 303-279-3003 Golden Fees: $18-$37 Opened: 1961 Designer: Press Maxwell Arrowhead Golf Club 2 (15-H) Public 18R 303-973-9614 Littleton Fees: $79-$149 Opened: 1972 Designer: Robert Trent Jones; Jr. Aurora Hills Golf Course 3 (9-P) Public 18R 303-739-1550 Aurora Fees: $30-$35 Opened: 1969 Designer: Henry Hughes Bear Creek Golf Club 4 (10-H) Private 18R 303-980-8700 Denver Fees: $150-$150 Opened: 1985 Designer: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay Bear Dance, The Golf Club at 5 (16-N) Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fees: $69-$115 Opened: 2002 Designer: Aurand; Bruening; Hogan Boulder Country Club 6 (1-H) Private 18R; 9P-3 303-530-2226 Boulder Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Press Maxwell Broadlands Golf Course 7 (1-J) Public 18R 303-466-8285 Broomfield Fees: $37-$47 Opened: 1999 Designer: Rick Phelps Broken Tee Golf Course 8 (12-K) Public 18R 303-762-2670 Englewood Fees: $15-$31 Opened: 1977 Designer: Phelps/Dye Design Buffalo Run Golf Course 9 (3-Q) Public 18R 303-289-1500 Commerce City Fees: $25-$44 Opened: 1996 Designer: Keith Foster Castle Pines Golf Club 10 (15-N) Private 18R 303-688-6022 Castle Rock Fees: N/A Opened: 1981 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Castle Pines,The Country Club at 11 (15-M) Private 18R 303-688-7400 Castle Rock Fees: N/A Opened: 1986 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Cherry Creek Country Club 12 (11-O) Private 18R 303-597-0300 Denver Fees: $125-$125 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Cherry Hills Country Club 13 (12-L) Private 18R 303-350-5200 Cherry Hills Village Fees: $150-$150 Opened: 1922 Designer: William Flynn City Park Golf Course - Denver 14 (8-M) Public 18R 720-865-3410 Denver Fees: $26-$35 Opened: 1912 Designer: Tom Bendelow ClubCorp at Black Bear Golf Club 15 (15-R) Private 18R 303-840-3100 Parker Fees: N/A Opened: 1996 Designer: Jeff Brauer ClubCorp at Blackstone Country Club 16 (13-S) Private 18R 303-680-0245 Aurora Fees: N/A Opened: 2006 Designer: Jay Morrish Coal Creek Golf Course 17 (2-H) Public 18R 303-666-7888 Louisville Fees: $20-$49 Opened: 1989 Designer: Dick Phelps Colorado Golf Club 18 (16-Q) Private 18R 303-840-5400 Parker Fees: $100-$125 Opened: 2006 Designer: Bill Coore; Ben Crenshaw Colorado National Golf Club 19 (1-K) Public 18R 303-926-1723 Erie Fees: $45-$85 Opened: 2003 Designer: Jay Morrish Columbine Country Club 20 (13-K) Private 18R 303-794-6333 Columbine Valley Fees: $100-$100 Opened: 1955 Designer: Henry Hughes CommonGround Golf Course 21 (8-P) Public 18R; 9P-3 303-340-1520 Aurora Fees: $35-$60 Opened: 2009 Designer: Tom Doak Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow Ranch 22 (13-H) Semi-Private 18R 303-978-1800 Littleton Fees: $50-$70 Opened: 2000 Designer: Scott Miller Denver Country Club 23 (9-M) Private 18R 303-733-2441 Denver Fees: N/A Opened: 1887 Designer: Foulis/Flynn/Coorer/Hanse Eagle Trace Golf Club 24 (2-J) Public 18R 303-466-3322 Broomfield Fees: $29-$42 Opened: 1963 Designer: Dick Phelps Emerald Greens Golf Club 25 (9-O) Public 9P-3 303-366-3133 Denver Fees: $8-$11 Opened: 1965 Designer: Henry B. Hughes Evergreen Golf Course 26 (10-F) Public 18R 303-674-6351 Evergreen Fees: $22-$30 Opened: 1923 Designer: Babe Lind Flatirons Golf Course 27 (1-H) Public 18R 303-442-7851 Boulder Fees: $25-$39 Opened: 1938 Designer: William H. Tucker Foothills Golf Course 28 (12-I) Public 18R 303-409-2400 Denver Fees: $6-$40 Opened: 1971 Designer: Dick Phelps Fossil Trace Golf Club 29 (8-G) Public 18R 303-277-8750 Golden Fees: $31-$71 Opened: 2003 Designer: James J. Engh Fox Hollow Golf Course 30 (10-I) Public 27R 303-986-7888 Lakewood Fees: $24-$60 Opened: 1993 Designer: Denis Griffiths Glenmoor Country Club 31 (12-M) Private 18R 303-781-0400 Cherry Hills Village Fees: $80-$95 Opened: 1985 Designer: Pete Dye/Perry Dye Green Valley Ranch Golf Club 32 (7-R) Public 18R 303-371-3131 Denver Fees: $30-$72 Opened: 2001 Designer: Perry Dye Greenway Park Golf Course 33 (3-I) Public 9P-3 303-466-3729 Broomfield Fees: $7-$9 Opened: 1971 Designer: Unknown Harvard Gulch Golf Course 34 (11-M) Public 9P-3 303-698-4078 Denver Fees: $9-$9 Opened: 1982 Designer: Babe Lind Heather Gardens Golf Course 35 (11-R) Public 9E 303-751-2390 Aurora Fees: $15-$15 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Heather Ridge, The Golf Club at 36 (10-Q) Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: $14-$32 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club 37 (12-S) Semi-Private 18R 303-400-6700 Aurora Fees: $40-$71 Opened: 2000 Designer: Arthur Hills Highlands Ranch Golf Club 38 (14-L) Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Fees: $40-$73 Opened: 1998 Designer: Hale Irwin Hiwan Golf Club 39 (9-G) Private 18R 303-674-3369 Evergreen Fees: $85-$85 Opened: 1962 Designer: Press Maxwell Homestead Golf Course, The 40 (11-I) Public 18E 720-963-5181 Lakewood Fees: $15-$40 Opened: 2002 Designer: Denis Griffiths Hyland Hills, Greg Mastriona Courses at 41 (4-J) Public 18R 303-428-6526 Westminster Fees: $25-$37 Opened: 1963 Designer: Hughes/Hummel Indian Peaks Golf Course 42 (1-I) Public 18R 303-666-4706 Lafayette Fees: $40-$53 Opened: 1993 Designer: Hale Irwin/Dick Phelps Indian Tree Golf Course 43 (5-I) Public 18R 303-403-2542 Arvada Fees: $33-$37 Opened: 1970 Designer: Dick Phelps Inverness Hotel & Golf Club 44 (13-O) Resort 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Fees: $115-$115 Opened: 1974 Designer: Press Maxwell Kennedy Golf Course 45 (12-P) Public 27R 720-865-0720 Denver Fees: $27-$37 Opened: 1965 Designer: Dick Phelps Lake Arbor Golf Club 46 (4-J) Public 18R 720-898-7360 Arvada Fees: $23-$27 Opened: 1973 Designer: Gordon Reusink Lakewood Country Club 47 (8-J) Private 18R 303-233-0503 Lakewood Fees: $90-$110 Opened: 1908 Designer: T. Bendelow/D. Ross Legacy Ridge Golf Course 48 (3-J) Public 18R 303-438-8997 Westminster Fees: $24-$47 Opened: 1994 Designer: Arthur Hills Links Golf Course, The 49 (14-M) Public 18E 303-470-9292 Highlands Ranch Fees: $16-$36 Opened: 1985 Designer: Dick Phelps Littleton Golf & Tennis Club 50 (13-K) Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Fees: $21-$35 Opened: 1986 Designer: Dick Phelps Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel 51 (14-N) Public 18R 303-799-9940 Lone Tree Fees: $49-$68 Opened: 1985 Designer: Palmer/Seay Meadow Hills Golf Course 52 (12-O) Public 18R 303-690-2500 Aurora Fees: $34-$41 Opened: 1957 Designer: Henry Hughes Meadows Golf Club, The 53 (12-H) Public 18R 303-409-2250 Littleton Fees: $10-$47 Opened: 1984 Designer: Phelps/Benz Meridian Golf Club 54 (14-O) Private 18R 303-799-4043 Englewood Fees: $75-$95 Opened: 1984 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Murphy Creek Golf Course 55 (10-S) Public 18R 303-739-1560 Aurora Fees: $37-$47 Opened: 2000 Designer: Ken Kavanaugh Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club 56 (3-H) Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fees: $105-$130 Opened: 1999 Designer: David Graham Overland Park Golf Course 57 (11-K) Public 18R 720-865-0430 Denver Fees: $27-$39 Opened: 1895 Designer: W. H. Tucker; Sr./W. F. Bell Park Hill Golf Club 58 (7-N) Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fees: $25-$45 Opened: 1931 Designer: Clark Hamilton Perry Park Country Club 59 (16-K) Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: $85-$95 Opened: 1969 Designer: Dick Phelps Pinehurst Country Club 60 (12-J) Private 18R; 9R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: $80-$95 Opened: 1960 Designer: Press Maxwell Pinery Country Club, The 61 (15-R) Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: $75-$85 Opened: 1972 Designer: David Bingham Plum Creek Golf Club 62 (16-O) Public 18R 303-660-2200 Castle Rock Fees: $32-$69 Opened: 1984 Designer: Pete Dye Pradera, The Club at 63 (15-Q) Private 18R 303-607-5700 Parker Fees: N/A Opened: 2005 Designer: James J. Engh Raccoon Creek Golf Course 64 (13-J) Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fees: $29-$53 Opened: 1983 Designer: Dick Phelps Ranch Country Club, The 65 (3-K) Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: $55-$55 Opened: 1974 Designer: Dick Phelps Ravenna, The Club at 66 (14-H) Private 18R 720-981-6000 Littleton Fees: N/A Opened: 2007 Designer: Jay Morrish Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course 67 (16-N) Public 18R 720-733-3500 Castle Rock Fees: $50-$85 Opened: 1999 Designer: James J. Engh Red Rocks Country Clubv 68 (12-G) Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: $100-$100 Opened: 1975 Designer: Harwood/Phelps Ridge at Castle Pines North, The 69 (15-N) Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fees: $80-$145 Opened: 1997 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Riverdale Dunes Golf Courses 70 (2-N) Public 36R 303-659-6700 Brighton Fees: $26-$46 Opened: 1985 Designer: Pete & Perry Dye Rolling Hills, The Club at 71 (7-H) Private 18R 303-279-7858 Golden Fees: $80-$115 Opened: 1955 Designer: P. Maxwell/D. Phelps Saddle Rock Golf Course 72 (13-R) Public 18R 303-699-3939 Aurora Fees: $13-$54 Opened: 1997 Designer: Dick Phelps Sanctuary 73 (14-M) Private 18R 303-224-2860 Sedalia Fees: N/A Opened: 1997 Designer: Jim Engh South Suburban Family Sports Center 74 (12-O) Public 9E 303-649-1115 Centennial Fees: $8.50-$19 Opened: 1998 Designer: Rick Phelps South Suburban Golf Course 75 (13-M) Public 18R 303-770-5508 Centennial Fees: $20-$48 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Southglenn Country Club 76 (13-N) Private 9P-3 303-798-1656 Centennial Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Unknown Springhill Golf Course 77 (8-R) Public 18E 303-739-6854 Aurora Fees: $20-$33 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Stoney Creek Executive 9 Course 78 (4-H) Public 9E 303-431-9268 Arvada Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1998 Designer: Tim Root Thorncreek Golf Club 79 (2-L) Public 18R 303-450-7055 Thornton Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Finger/Spann/Dye Todd Creek Golf Club 80 (1-L) Semi-Private 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Fees: $30-$72 Opened: 2007 Designer: Arthur Hills Valley Country Club 81 (13-Q) Private 18R 303-690-6377 Centennial Fees: $80-$90 Opened: 1956 Designer: William Bell Walnut Creek Golf Preserve 82 (3-H) Public 18R 303-469-2974 Westminster Fees: $10-$45 Opened: 1999 Designer: Michael Hurdzan Wellshire Golf Course 83 (11-M) Public 18R 720.865.0443 Denver Fees: $20-$39 Opened: 1926 Designer: Ross/Hughes West Woods Golf Club 84 (6-H) Public 27R 720-898-7370 Arvada Fees: $21-$44 Opened: 1994 Designer: Dick Phelps Willis Case Golf Course 85 (5-J) Public 18R 720-865-0700 Denver Fees: $35-$54 Opened: 1928 Designer: El Jebel/City of Denver
Ballyneal 1 (21-X) Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fees: N/A Opened: 2006 Designer: Tom Doak Bella Rosa Municipal Golf Course 2 (22-N) Public 9R 303-678-2940 Frederick Fees: $7-$20 Opened: 2006 Designer: Unknown Boomerang Golf Links 3 (20-O) Public 18R 970-351-8934 Greeley Fees: $20-$33 Opened: 1991 Designer: Bill Neff Cattail Creek Golf Course 4 (20-N) Public 9P-3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fees: $11-$11 Opened: 1991 Designer: Dick Phelps City Park Nine Golf Course 5 (19-M) Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fees: $14-$19 Opened: 1940 Designer: Ft. Collins Golf Association Collindale Golf Course 6 (18-N) Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fees: $35-$37 Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel Coyote Creek Golf Course 7 (22-O) Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fees: $27-$33 Opened: 1999 Designer: Matt Eccles Eaton Country Club 8 (19-Q) Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fees: $40-$54 Opened: 1923 Designer: Frank Baumgarner F&H Park and Recreation District 9 (20-W) Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fees: $14-$14 Opened: 1972 Designer: Marty Johnson Fort Collins Country Club 10 (18-N) Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: $45-$175 Opened: 1960 Designer: Henry Hughes Fox Hill Club, The 11 (22-N) Private 18R 303-651-7600 Longmont Fees: $60-$70 Opened: 1972 Designer: Frank Hummel Greeley Country Club 12 (20-P) Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fees: $115-$115 Opened: 1920 Designer: Maxwell/Bendelow Harmony Club 13 (19-O) Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timnath Fees: N/A Opened: 2007 Designer: James J. Engh Haystack Mountain Golf Course 14 (22-N) Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fees: $11-$19 Opened: 1966 Designer: Ebel Family Highland Hills Golf Course 15 (21-P) Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fees: $19-$35 Opened: 1960 Designer: Hughes/Hummel Highland Meadows Golf Course 16 (19-O) Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fees: $40-$69 Opened: 2004 Designer: Art Schaupeter Holyoke Golf Club 17 (20-X) Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fees: $12-$20 Opened: 1972 Designer: Unknown Lake Valley Golf Club 18 (22-M) Private 18R 303-444-2114 Niwot Fees: $47-$75 Opened: 1964 Designer: Press Maxwell Mad Russian Golf Course, The 19 (20-O) Public 18R 970-587-5157 Milliken Fees: $18-$32 Opened: 1987 Designer: Bob Ehrlich Mariana Butte Golf Course 20 (20-N) Public 18R 970-667-8308 Loveland Fees: $23-$43 Opened: 1992 Designer: Dick Phelps Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course 21 (18-O) Public 9R 970-482-4847 Fort Collins Fees: $16-$20 Opened: 1992 Designer: Garrison/Tawara Northeastern 18 22 (19-U) Public 18R 970-522-2836 Sterling Fees: $29-$47 Opened: 1916 Designer: Henry Hughes Olde Course at Loveland, The 23 (20-N) Public 18R 970-667-5256 Loveland Fees: $33-$33 Opened: 1960 Designer: Hughes/D. Phelps On the Green Golf Course 24 (21-W) Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Fees: $12-$14 Opened: 1970 Designer: Unknown Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club 25 (20-O) Semi-Private 18R; 9R 970-674-0930 Windsor Fees: $69-$69 Opened: 1999 Designer: Ted Robinson Sr. Petteys Park, The Course at 26 (21-S) Public 9R 970-842-5470 Brush Fees: Unknown Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel Plainsman Golf Club 27 (24-W) Public 9R 970-358-4321 Joes Fees: $10-$10 Opened: 1964 Designer: E. Boone/O. Collette Prairie Golf Course 28 (25-W) Public 9R No Phone Cope Fees: $5-$5 Opened: 1971 Designer: John Rudnik Prairie Pines Golf Club 29 (25-X) Public 9R 719-346-8207 Burlington Fees: $15-$20 Opened: 1971 Designer: Unknown Ptarmigan Country Club 30 (19-O) Private 18R 970-226-6600 Fort Collins Fees: N/A Opened: 1987 Designer: J. Nicklaus Signature Quail Dunes Golf Course 31 (21-R) Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fees: $25-$31 Opened: 1920 Designer: Henry Hughes Quint Valley Golf Club 32 (24-R) Public 9R 303-822-5295 Byers Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jason Sherrill Riverview Golf Course 33 (19-U) Public 18R 970-522-3035 Sterling Fees: $12-$18 Opened: 1980 Designer: Val Heim Saddleback Golf Club 34 (22-O) Public 18R 303-833-5000 Firestone Fees: $28-$42 Opened: 2001 Designer: Andy Johnson Sedgwick County Golf Course 35 (17-X) Public 9R No Phone Julesburg Fees: Unknown Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel SouthRidge Golf Club 36 (19-N) Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fort Collins Fees: $26-$38 Opened: 1984 Designer: Frank Hummel Denver Area Maps not to scale. Course fees provided as a guideline. Contact individual courses COLORADO FGHIJKLMNOP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 GHIJKLMNOP A B C DEF WWW.DIVOTMAGAZINE.COM ● ▲ Published by O’Keefe Publishing, Inc. All Denver Area Courses:
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Stratton Golf Course 37 (26-V) Public 9R 719-348-5412 Stratton Fees: $10-$10 Opened: 1988 Designer: Box Hemburger Sunset Golf Course 38 (21-N) Public 9R 303-651-8466 Longmont Fees: $11-$22 Opened: 1922 Designer: Bink Young Tamarack Golf Course 39 (26-T) Public 9R 719-775-9461 Limon Fees: $18-$24 Opened: 1967 Designer: Henry Hughes Twin Peaks Golf Course 40 (21-N) Public 18R 303-651-8401 Longmont Fees: $10-$31 Opened: 1978 Designer: Frank Hummel TPC Colorado 41 (20-M) Semi-Private 18R 970-663-5063 Longmont Fees: TBD Opened: 2019 Designer: Arthur Schaupeter Ute Creek Golf Course 42 (21-N) Public 18R 303-774-4342 Longmont Fees: $44 Opened: 1997 Designer: R Trent Jones; Jr. Washington County Golf Club 43 (21-U) Public 9R 970-345-2309 Akron Fees: $20 - $25 Opened: 1972 Designer: Unknown Wray Country Club 44 (22-X) Public 9R 970-332-5934 Wray Fees: $15-$17 Opened: 1962 Designer: Frank Hummel
Antler Creek Golf Course 1 (27-Q) Public 18R 719-494-1900 Falcon Fees: $42-$52 Opened: 2004 Designer: Rick Phelps Broadmoor Golf Club 2 (29-O) Resort 54R 719-577-5790 Colorado Springs Fees: $75-$280 Opened: 1918 Designer: Ross; R T.Jones; Nicklaus Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 3 (28-P) Public 9R 719-597-2637 Colorado Springs Fees: $14-$32 Opened: 1971 Designer: Press Maxwell Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club at Fort Carson 4 (30-P) Military 18R 719-526-4122 Fort Carson Fees: $30-$35 Opened: 1971 Designer: Dick Phelp Colorado Springs Country Club 5 (28-O) Private 18R 719-473-1782 Colorado Springs Fees: $55-$70 Opened: 1954 Designer: Dick Phelps Cottonwood Links Golf Club 6 (33-R) Public 9R 719-263-4500 Fowler Fees: $16-$16 Opened: 1994 Designer: Lee Terry Country Club at Woodmoor 7 (27-O) Semi-Private 18R 719-884-7243 Monument Fees: $35-$65 Opened: 1969 Designer: J. Press Maxwell Country Club of Colorado 8 (30-O) Private 18R 719-538-4095 Colorado Springs Fees: $110-$135 Opened: 1973 Designer: Pete Dye Desert Hawk at Pueblo West 9 (31-P) Public 18R 719-547-2280 Pueblo West Fees: $28-$30 Opened: 1972 Designer: Johnny Bulla Eads Golf Course 10 (31-V) Public 9R No Phone Eads Fees: 5-$5 Opened: 1960 Designer: Mike Hines Eisenhower Golf Club 11 (27-O) M litary 36R 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Fees: $29-$65 Opened: 1963 Designer: R.T. Jones, F. Hummel Elmwood Golf Course 12 (32-O) Public 27R 719-561-4946 Pueblo Fees: $28-$34 Opened: 1932 Designer: WPA Project Flying Horse, The Club at 13 (27-P) Private 18R 719-487-2620 Colorado Springs Fees: $80-$80 Opened: 2005 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Hollydot Golf Course 14 (34-O) Public 18R; 9R 719-676-3341 Colorado City Fees: $19-$26 Opened: 1974 Designer: Frank Hummel Hugo Golf Club 15 (27-T) Public 9R No Phone Hugo Fees: $5-$5 Opened: 1898 Designer: Unknown King's Deer Golf Club 16 (27-P) Semi-Private 18R 719-559-4500 Monument Fees: $52-$62 Opened: 1999 Designer: Redstone G.S. Kissing Camels at Garden of the Gods 17 (28-O) Private 27R 719-636-2520 Colorado Springs Fees: $95-$127 Opened: 1960 Designer: P. Maxwell/M. Raithert La Junta Golf Club 18 (33-T) Public 9R 719-384-7133 La Junta Fees: $16-$21 Opened: 1950 Designer: Army Corp of Engineers Las Animas Golf Course 19 (33-V) Public 9R 719-456-2511 Las Animas Fees: $12-$12 Opened: 1984 Designer: Ray Hardy Mossland Memorial Golf Course 20 (26-U) Public 9R 719-765-4659 Flagler Fees: $10-$25 Opened: 1986 Designer: Flagler Golf Club Patty Jewett Golf Course 21 (29-P) Public 27R 719-385-6934 Colorado Springs Fees: $29-$31 Opened: 1898 Designer: Willie Campbell Pine Creek Golf Club 22 (27-O) Public 18R 719-594-9999 Colorado Springs Fees: $39-$69 Opened: 1988 Designer: Dick Phelps Pueblo Country Club 23 (31-P) Private 18R 719-542-2941 Pueblo Fees: $35-$40 Opened: 1903 Designer: Henry Hughes Rocky Ford Country Club 24 (32-S) Public 9R 719-254-7528 Rocky Ford Fees: $15-$20 Opened: 1920 Designer: Unknown Sand Creek Golf Course 25 (28-P) Public 9R 719-597-5489 Colorado Springs Fees: $11-$11 Opened: 1991 Designer: Mark Fontana Silver Spruce Golf Course 26 (29-P) Military 18R 719-556-7414 Peterson AFB Fees: $20-$35 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Smoky River Golf Club 27 (30-X) Public 9R 719-767-5021 Cheyenne Wells Fees: $12-$12 Opened: 1991 Designer: Marty Johnson Spreading Antlers Golf Club 28 (33-W) Public 9R 719-336-5274 Lamar Fees: $14-$16 Opened: 1965 Designer: Labron Harris Spring Valley Golf Club 29 (25-P) Public 18R 303-646-4240 Elizabeth Fees: $34-$48.90 Opened: 1997 Designer: Ross Graves Springfield Municipal Golf Course 30 (36-W) Public 9R No Phone Springfield Fees: Unknown Opened: 1945 Designer: J.R. Hatcher Springs Ranch Golf Club 31 (30-P) Public 18R 719-573-4863 Colorado Springs Fees: $28-$45 Opened: 1997 Designer: Dick Phelps Sumo Golf Village, The 32 (31-O) Semi-Private 18R 719-784-4653 Florence Fees: $38-$45 Opened: 2003 Designer: Gary Player Trinidad Golf Course 33 (38-Q) Public 9R 719-846-4015 Trinidad Fees: $20-$29 Opened: 1918 Designer: Unknown Valley Hi Golf Course 34 (29-P) Public 18R 719-385-6911 Colorado Springs Fees: $29-$31 Opened: 1958 Designer: Henry Hughes Walking Stick Golf Course 35 (32-P) Public 18R 719-553-1180 Pueblo Fees: $28-$36 Opened: 1991 Designer: Arthur Hills Walsenburg Golf Course 36 (35-P) Public 9R 719-738-2730 Walsenburg Fees: $13-$20 Opened: 1966 Designer: C Young; G Aliano Mountain Area Aspen Glen Club 1 (26-G) Private 18R 970-704-1988 Carbondale Fees: $135-$260 Opened: 1997 Designer: Nicklaus/Nicklaus; II Aspen Golf & Tennis Club 2 (27-I) Public 18R 970-429-1949 Aspen Fees: $52-$105 Opened: 1970 Designer: Frank Hummel Beaver Creek Golf Club 3 (24-H) Resort 18R 970-754-5775 Beaver Creek Fees: $100-$205 Opened: 1982 Designer: Robert T. Jones; Jr. Breckenridge Golf Club 4 (26-K) Public 27R 970-453-9104 Breckenridge Fees: $67-$117 Opened: 1987 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Catamount Ranch & Club 5 (20-H) Private 18R 970-871-9200 Steamboat Springs Fees: $200-$200 Opened: 2000 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Cattails Golf Club 6 (36-L) Public 18R 719-589-9515 Alamosa Fees: $40-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Dick Phelps Challenger Golf Course 7 (34-M) Public 9E 719-256-4856 Crestone Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jim Barnes Collegiate Peaks Golf Course 8 (28-K) Public 9R 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Fees: $28-$28 Opened: 1978 Designer: Phelps/Brauer Copper Creek Golf Club 9 (25-J) Resort 18R 970-968-3333 Copper Mountain Fees: $29-$72 Opened: 1980 Designer: Pete & Perry Dye Cordillera, Club at 10 (25-H) P ivate 54R, 9R 970-926-5100 Edwards Fees: $250-$250 Opened: 1994 Designer: Hale Irwin Country Club of The Rockies 11 (25-I) Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Fees: $90-$135 Opened: 1984 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Crested Butte, The Club at 12 (28-H) Semi-Private 18R 970-349-8603 Crested Butte Fees: $75-$149 Opened: 1984 Designer: Robert T. Jones; Jr. Dos Rios Golf Club 13 (31-H) Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Gunnison Fees: $55-$70 Opened: 1964 Designer: J. Cochran/D. Phelps Eagle Ranch Golf Course 14 (25-H) Public 18R 970-328-2882 Eagle Fees: $63-$99 Opened: 2001 Designer: Palmer/Seay Eagle Springs Golf Club 15 (24-H) P ivate 18R 970-926-4404 Wolcott Fees: N/A Opened: 1995 Designer: Morrish/Weiskopf Eagle Vail Golf Club 16 (25-I) Public 18R 970-949-5267 Avon Fees: $50-$105 Opened: 1974 Designer: Devlin/VonHagge Estes Park Golf Course 17 (21-M) Public 18R 970-586-8146 Estes Park Fees: $39-$51 Opened: 1957 Designer: Hughes/D. Phelps Four Mile Ranch Golf Club 18 (30-N) Public 18R 719-275-5400 Canon City Fees: $40-$60 Opened: 2008 Designer: James J. Engh Fox Acres, The Golf Club at 19 (18-M) Private 18R 970-881-2510 Red Feather Lakes Fees: $95-$95 Opened: 1980 Designer: John Cochran Frost Creek 20 (25-H) P ivate 18R 970-328-2326 Eagle Fees: N/A Opened: 2007 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Glenwood Springs Golf Club 21 (24-G) Public 9R 970-945-7086 Glenwood Springs Fees: $15-$37 Opened: 1953 Designer: Henry Hughes Golf Granby Ranch 22 (22-L) Public 18R 970-887-2709 Granby Fees: $40-$95 Opened: 2001 Designer: Mike Asmundson Grand Elk Golf Club 23 (22-K) Semi-Private 18R 877-389-9333 Granby Fees: $49-$99 Opened: 2002 Designer: C. Stadler & T. Davis Grand Lake Golf Course 24 (21-K) Public 18R 970-627-8008 Grand Lake Fees: $40-$55 Opened: 1964 Designer: Dick Phelps Gypsum Creek Golf Course 25 (25-G) Public 18R 970-524-6200 Gypsum Fees: $39-$68 Opened: 1997 Designer: Pete Dye Haymaker Golf Course 26 (20-H) Public 18R 970-870-1846 Steamboat Springs Fees: $98-$98 Opened: 1997 Designer: Keith Foster Ironbridge Golf Club 27 (25-F) Public 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: $69-$69 Opened: 2003 Designer: Arthur Hills Keystone Ranch Golf Course 28 (25-L) Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fees: $60-$150 Opened: 1980 Designer: Robert Trent Jones; Jr. Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course 29 (20-M) Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fees: $15-$18 Opened: 1971 Designer: Henry Hughes Maroon Creek Club 30 (26-I) Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: $350-$350 Opened: 1995 Designer: Tom Fazio Monte Vista Country Club 31 (36-K) Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fees: Unknown Opened: 1928 Designer: James Newman Mount Massive Golf Course 32 (27-J) Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fees: $18-$36 Opened: 1939 Designer: Adolph Kuss Mountain Meadows Golf Club 33 (18-L) Public 9E 970-881-2682 Red Feather Lakes Fees: Unknown Opened: 2000 Designer: NULL Pagosa Springs Golf Club 34 (37-G) Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fees: $35-$86 Opened: 1972 Designer: Johnny Bulla Pole Creek Golf Club 35 (23-K) Public 27R 800-511-5076 Tabernash Fees: $69-$99 Opened: 1982 Designer: Denis Griffiths Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course 36 (25-H) Public 9P-3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 1975 Designer: Unknown Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks 37 (24-J) Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fees: $70-$180 Opened: 2000 Designer: Hurzdan/Fry, Lehman Red Sky Golf Club 38 (24-G) Resort 36R 970-754-8425 Wolcott Fees: $190-$250 Opened: 2002 Designer: T. Fazio; G. Norman Rio Grande Club 39 (35-I) Resort 18R 719-873-1997 South Fork Fees: $59-$109 Opened: 2001 Designer: Redstone Golf River Course at Keystone, The 40 (25-K) Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fees: $55-$150 Opened: 2000 Designer: Hurzdan/Fry River Valley Ranch Golf Club 41 (25-G) Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fees: $49-$99 Opened: 1997 Designer: Jay Morrish Roaring Fork Club 42 (26-H) Private 18R 970-927-9100 Basalt Fees: N/A Opened: 1999 Designer: J. Nicklaus - Signature Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club 43 (19-H) Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Fees: $105-$159 Opened: 1974 Designer: Robert Trent Jones II Saint Andrews at Westcliffe 44 (32-N) Public 9R 719-783-9410 Westcliffe Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1988 Designer: John Manson Salida Golf Club 45 (31-L) Public 9R 719-539-1060 Salida Fees: $29-$31 Opened: 1926 Designer: Emmit Killian Shining Mountain Golf Club 46 (28-N) Public 18R 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Fees: $38-$48 Opened: 1995 Designer: John Harbottle Snowmass Club 47 (27-H) Semi-Private 18R 970-923-5700 Snowmass Village Fees: $120-$185 Opened: 2004 Designer: James J. Engh Sonnenalp Club 48 (23-I) Semi-Private 18R 970-477-5371 Edwards Fees: $85-$170 Opened: 1982 Designer: Morrish/Cupp Steamboat Golf Club 49 (20-G) Public 9R 970-879-4295 Steamboat Springs Fees: $31-$31 Opened: 1964 Designer: Dick Bondeson Vail Golf Club 50 (24-I) Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Fees: $64-$109 Opened: 1968 Designer: Ben Krueger Willow Creek Golf Club at Eagle Vail 51 (24-I) Public 9P-3 970-845-7273 Avon Fees: $10-$12 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jan Niedziela
Adobe Creek National Golf Course 1 (27-A) Public 27R 970-858-0521 Fruita Fees: $15-$35 Opened: 1991 Designer: Ned Wilson Battlement Mesa Golf Club 2 (27-D) Public 18R 970-285-7274 Battlement Mesa Fees: $36-$46 Opened: 1987 Designer: Finger/Dye Black Canyon Golf Course 3 (30-E) Public 18R 970-249-4653 Montrose Fees: $17-$29 Opened: 1959 Designer: Joe Francese Bookcliff Country Club 4 (26-C) Private 18R 970-242-9053 Grand Junction Fees: $60-$60 Opened: 1958 Designer: Dick Phelps Bridges, The 5 (31-E) Semi-Private 18R 970-252-1119 Montrose Fees: $50-$72 Opened: 2005 Designer: Nicklaus Design Cedar Ridges Golf Course 6 (22-B) Public 9R 970-675-8403 Rangely Fees: $10-$20 Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel Cedaredge Golf Club 7 (28-D) Public 18R 970-856-7781 Cedaredge Fees: $30 - $40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Unknown Chipeta Golf Course 8 (26-B) Public 18E 970-245-7177 Grand Junction Fees: $16-$28 Opened: 1997 Designer: Wilson Golf Group Cobble Creek, The Links at 9 (31-E) Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fees: $40-$43 Opened: 1999 Designer: Craig Cherry Inc./Pinnacle Golf Conquistador Golf Course 10 (36-A) Public 18R 970-565-9208 Cortez Fees: $22-$28 Opened: 1963 Designer: Press Maxwell Dalton Ranch Golf Club 11 (36-D) Semi-Private 18R 970-247-8774 Durango Fees: $90-$120 Opened: 1993 Designer: Ken Dye Devil's Thumb Golf Club 12 (29-D) Public 18R 970-874-6262 Delta Fees: $33-$43 Opened: 2001 Designer: Rick Phelps Divide Ranch & Club 13 (32-F Semi-Private 18R 970-626-5284 Ridgway Fees: $70-$100 Opened: 1993 Designer: Coker Glacier Club, The 14 (37-E) Private 27R 970-382-6700 Durango Fees: N/A Opened: 2004 Designer: A Hills/H Irwin/T Schoeder Hillcrest Golf Club 15 (37-E) Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fees: $36-$36 Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel Hunter's Run Golf Course 16 (38-F) Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fees: $11-$20 Opened: 1997 Designer: Unknown Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club 17 (25-F) Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fees: $69-$94 Opened: 2004 Designer: James J. Engh Lincoln Park Golf Course 18 (28-B) Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fees: $16-$16 Opened: 1926 Designer: Unknown Meeker Golf Course 19 (23-D) Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fees: $25 Opened: 1969 Designer: Henry Hughes Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at 20 (27-B) Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fees: $50-$70 Opened: 2001 Designer: James J. Engh Rifle Creek Golf Course 21 (24-F) Public 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fees: $59-$59 Opened: 1960 Designer: Dick Phelps Telluride Ski & Golf Club 22 (34-E) Semi-Private 18R 970-728-2606 Telluride Fees: $165-$205 Opened: 1992 Designer: Telluride Ski & Golf Club Tiara Rado Golf Course 23 (28-A) Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fees: $36-$39 Opened: 1972 Designer: Kolacny/Phelps Atkinson Yampa Valley Golf Course 24 (20-E) Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1967 Designer: William Neff es for exact pricing. R = Regulation E = Executive P-3 = Par 3 COURSES MNOP Q R S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 MNOP Q R STUVWX AGAZINE.COM ▼ ■ ◆ All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2018. Mountain Area Courses: 51 West Slope Courses: 24 Total Colorado Golf Courses: 240 DIVOTMagazine.com l Spring/Summer Issue 2023 17 e Poster Format at www.divotmagazine.com
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Los Cabos is Booming!

New Projects Underway at Pueblo Bonito Resorts and Quivira GC

There are a number of reasons for the runaway success and enduring appeal of Latin America’s hottest destination

Counterintuitively, the global pandemic ignited a major growth spurt Holidaymakers and real estate buyers alike identified the stunning desert-meets-sea getaway of Los Cabos, which combines natural beauty, ideal weather and ample amenities, as a safe retreat

Golf, recognized as a safe ‘social distancing’ sport, has always been a key driver of upscale tourism to Los Cabos It’s also a prized amenity for guests of Pueblo Bonito Resorts, who enjoy exclusive access to Quivira Golf Club, its epic Jack Nicklausdesigned course etched across a spectacular clifftop site high above the sea

As the destination has grown, so have Pueblo Bonito and Quivira Here’s a sampling of what’s in the pipeline at the most desirable enclave at Land’s End, where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean

New Golf Course

Quivira will break ground this year on a second Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course Nicklaus, the man behind Quivira’s flagship course opened in 2014, will return to build a second venue as per the development’s original 36-hole blueprint

“The first golf course at Quivira is a spectacular layout playing across a remarkable piece of property,” Nicklaus said, adding that the second course should be

“stunning and equally as spectacular ” The new layout will expand the golf inventory at Quivira Los Cabos to satisfy increased demand from three new real estate projects currently under construction: St Regis Resort & Residences; Old Lighthouse Golf & Ocean Club (to be managed by Rosewood); and the Alvar condominium development

While the routing plan for the new course has not been finalized, it will occupy a prime parcel in the northwest section of the 1,850-acre development Holes will be carved into rolling desert foothills and broad valleys thick with cactus, with winding arroyos framing or crossing the fairways. The southern portion of the course will offer panoramic ocean views Tall peaks in the Sierra de la Laguna range will serve as aiming points on the interior holes

The Golden Bear, an indefatigable workhorse with 400-plus design credits to his name worldwide, is singlehandedly responsible for placing Los Cabos on the international golf map His design commission at Quivira is another (and perhaps final) chance to burnish his legacy in Los Cabos, which he has often described as “one of my all-time favorite places ”

Antonio Reynante, Quivira’s director of golf, believes Nicklaus has a special design opportunity “At the original course, especially along the cliffs and in the dunes, Jack was able to create a truly unique golf experience unrivalled for challenge and scenic splendor,” he said “But the land set aside

for the new course is more generous from a routing and strategic perspective Nicklaus and his design team will not be constrained by steep sandy hills, sheer granite cliffs and strong onshore winds He will have a blank slate on which to build whatever he feels the land can yield by way of a versatile, enjoyable test of golf.” Reynante added that Quivira’s second course will be a championship-caliber layout stretching to more than 7,000 yards

Beach Club

Created as an exclusive amenity for residents and guests, the $6 2-million dollar Beach Club at Quivira Los Cabos debuted last November. It is a valuable addition to a resort and residential complex that has grown

by leaps and bounds over the past few years Serene and luxurious, the familyfriendly Beach Club features a large zeroentry pool, beach deck, hot tub, snack bar, bathrooms with showers and changing facilities, a fully equipped gym, a beachfront restaurant-bar, as well as green grass areas for special events.

Sports fans gravitate to the large rectangular bar, which features six suspended flat-screen TV’s Snacks, refreshing drinks and specialty cocktails are served along with extraordinary views of the ocean Day beds, chaise lounges and a fire pit are available for relaxation A “sailboat cinema,” with movies projected onto a canvas sail, offers unique after-dark entertainment.

The Beach Club is part of Q Life, a

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The Beach Club at Quivira Los Cabos

lifestyle club created exclusively for residents at Quivira Los Cabos, which offers a synergistic approach to individual pursuits and group activities With its comprehensive menu of programs, Q Life inspires residents to seek new ways to enjoy a healthy lifestyle while developing friendships with those who share their interests This holistic club is also designed to promote physical, cultural, social and intellectual wellness among residents while maintaining harmony between the environment and the community

Reconfigured Golf Course

The debut of the Beach Club necessitated the elimination of the beachfront golf cart path that led from the staging area to the former first tee at Quivira Golf Club It also required a reconfiguration of the golf holes

The par-4 18th hole, a classic links-style par 4 with an infinity-edge green that appears to float on the ocean, now functions as No 1 Faced into the prevailing onshore breeze, it provides a firm but fair test and a solid start to the round.

The holes thereafter follow suit The original first hole, a left-to-right dogleg with a sandy arroyo crossing the fairway 100 yards short of the green, is now No 2

One advantage of the reordering of Quivira’s holes is the fact that the par-4 ninth hole (previously the eighth), which plays uphill to a green tucked in a cleft of the dunes, leads directly to the Oasis, the club’s main comfort station It’s now a true

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halfway house that marks the midpoint of the round

Other advantages: with a par-35 front nine and par-37 back nine, the course is now better balanced

Quivira concludes at the previous 17th hole, a new creation debuted last June to replace a hole requisitioned by the Alvar condo development. Now the 18th hole, this tactical gem is a short par 4 that

doglegs to the right around a vast sandy waste area The target is a well-defended, triple-tiered green

When the final putts are holed, players can look up from the putting surface to savor a panoramic view of the sea

“It almost feels like a new course,” Reynante enthused. “Our members and residents love the new sequencing of holes We’ve also eliminated the long

drive from the previous 17th green to the former 18th tee ”

Recently named to Golf Digest’s list of the “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” Quivira lives up to its reputation as one of Jack Nicklaus’s crowning achievements as a designer and one of the most spectacular courses on earth.

For more information please visit the website at www quiviraloscabos com

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Holes 6 & 7 at Quivira Golf Club Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Think-Aloud for Golfers

What is think-aloud?

Think-aloud (TA) is a cognitive strategy and research method The TA method has been characterized by verbalizing a task and expressing all relevant factors influencing choices (Eccles & Arsal, 2017). Verbalizing an action was adopted into psychology research because expert observation requires interpretation; however, the voicing process of participants provides data and cognitive introspection (van Someren et al , 1995) TA research in sports depends on an athlete's ability to verbalize, avoid distraction, and vocalize all thoughts connected to behavior and decision-making (Whitehead et al., 2015; van Someren et al., 1995). The suitability of golf in TA research is because it is a self-paced sport (Whitehead & Jackman) Golf has limited action and extensive analysis and decision-making involved in a golf shot (Whitehead et al , 2015) Therefore, does the data identify the performance benefits of this cognitive process?

Who Benefits?

The beginner to the expert golfer can gain from TA because it supports actions. However, the researchers explained that verbalization and situational awareness are essential, and some prospective participants could not verbalize significant elements connected to their behavior However, the golfer's skill level is not associated with the TA cognitive strategy During a laboratory putting experiment, the beginner golfer would express the technical requirements for a shot, while the expert golfer would explain the action plan (Arsal et al., 2016). In a competitive setting on the golf course, the pre-shot and post-shot analysis of golfers uncovered the mental activities of observation, planning, and reflection on performance; furthermore, the self-regulation and control induced by TA were meaningful to positive shot outcomes (Whitehead & Jackman, 2021)

Identifying what is happening as it happens has been significant in discovering TA benefits in sports performance. For example, golfer's recall of their actions in postround interviews was distant from their actual in-round think-aloud data; furthermore, the three tiers of TA were not distinguishable (Whitehead & Jackman, 2021; Arsal et al , 2016) The different tiers of this cognitive process are linked to increased performance outcomes in golf; however, each level of TA has been more suitable for specific shots or circumstances (Arsal et al ,2016) Meaning that too much thinking could prevent fluid motion; however, not enough thought could generate indifferent golf shots.

What are the tiers of this strategy?

The three tiers of think-aloud are 1) simple inner speech, 2) expressing concepts or sensory stimuli in verbal terms, and 3) verbalizing the why: notions, meaning,

and motives (Whitehead et al , 2015) As stated earlier, a beginner golfer would detail the technique needed for a shot which is a level 2 process. The competitive golfer implemented level 3 because the planning process included a deeper understanding of the conditions of the golf shot However, a one-foot putt elicits a level 1 process Although the descriptions of TA are simple, researchers train each level to participants to ensure rich data Therefore, golfers can benefit from developing this mental strategy

How is the cognitive process limited?

The golfer needs to be able to verbalize at different levels to employ TA; furthermore, the level of TA must be appropriate for the shot to elevate physical performance (Whitehead & Jackman, 2021; Arsal et al , 2016; Whitehead et al , 2015) Coaching becomes significant because each golfer processes information differently A cognitive coach can guide golfers to practical mental activities that complement physical activities because online research cannot identify personal needs and enable achievement

Author's Notes:

Questions associated with education, performance psychology, and sports gear have characterized my lifelong learning journey My understanding of personal development and well-being has expanded through respectful dialogue and science-based research.

- Jonathan Hensey, MS Education & MS Sports Psychology


Arsal, G , Eccles, D W , & Ericsson, K A (2016) Cognitive mediation of putting: Use of a think-aloud measure and implications for studies of golf-putting in the laboratory Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 27, 18–27 https://doi org/10 1016/j psychsport 2016 07 008

van Someren M W , Barnard, Y F , & Sandberg, J (1994) The think aloud method: A practical guide to modelling cognitive processes Academic Press

Whitehead, A E , & Jackman, P C (2021) Towards a framework of cognitive processes during competitive golf using the think aloud method Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 53, 101869 https://doi org/10 1016/j psychsport 2020 101869

Whitehead, A E , Taylor, J A , & Polman, R C (2015) Examination of the suitability of collecting in event cognitive processes using think aloud protocol in golf Frontiers in Psychology, 6 https://doi org/10 3389/fpsyg 2015 01083 D

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