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Vol 25 No 2

Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

Spring 2017


Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

Spring Issue 2017 Volume 25

Number 2

Publisher / President Karl O’Keefe

Inside Fort Morgan Golf Escape

Grand Elk Golf Club Gets GolfBoards

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Understanding Proper Alignment

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One 18-Hole Round Including 1/2 Cart at

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News

Cutting-Edge Technology Keeps Grand Elk Golf Club on Course rand Elk Golf Club has added the revolutionary Golfboard, a battery-powered, stand-up personal transportation device with 4-wheel drive that adds the fun of snowboarding or skateboarding to a round of golf. The 14-year-old course is the first in the Winter Park-Grand Lake area with the cutting-edge technology. GolfBoards make the earth-surfing outing healthier, faster, and more environmentally friendly. “Golfboard is fun, and it provides a bit of a workout for those feeling guilty about not walking,” Golf Digest said when it declared the innovation its New Age winner. “Technology has affected the clubs we play with, the data golfers have available, and now, even how we get around the golf course,” says Mike Ritter, Grand Elk’s PGA Head Professional. “Golfboard is perfect for Colorado mountain golf because it puts the focus back on the fun instead of the score.” The equipment, designed to hold golfer and clubs, weighs about 125 pounds and can travel at 5 to 10 mph. Manufacturer’s tests showed golfers on the Golfboard can finish an 18-hole round in just over two hours. The lithium battery can go up to 18 miles on a single charge. Grand Elk has also leased a fleet of 2017

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Club Car carts with the latest Visage GPS system, a major upgrade from its original 2003 GPS. The intuitive touch-pad GPS offers enhanced graphics and distance information for the golfer. “You can even order your food and beverages while you’re out on the course,” Ritter says. The in-game improvements continue a

sweeping overhaul of Grand Elk, the only Craig Stadler Signature Golf Course in Colorado, since it was purchased by neighboring homeowners in 2013. The new ownership has improved the course, the Grille restaurant, the kitchen, the Clubhouse, and the maintenance fleet. “Now in 2017 come more improvements

that directly benefit the golfer,” Ritter says. “We’re proud to be a leader in Denver’s Mountain Playground, the Winter Park and Grand Lake areas that offer incredible and affordable mountain golf.” For more information contact Mike Ritter at mritter@grandelk.com or call 970887-9122. D

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Eagle Ranch Golf Club is located in the beautiful small town of Eagle, Colorado, just 30 minutes from Vail. The majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains provide a spectacular setting for this Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course. The course opened in 2001 as part of a new, master-planned residential community called Eagle Ranch. With the addition of the golf course and other fantastic amenities such as an outdoor pool, ice rink, recreation trails and fitness center, Eagle is an idyllic place to live and play. Even with the proximity to world-class ski areas, Eagle is known for its “hole in the sky”, meaning we enjoy a long golf season from late March to early November. Stay & Play! $99 per person Americinn Lodge & Suites (970) 328-5155 www.americinn.com/hotels/co/eagle

Eagle Ranch Golf Club 0050 Lime Park Drive, Eagle, CO 81631 (970) 328-2882 www.eagleranchgolf.com

WELCOME TO THE GOLF CLUB AT FOX ACRES What began as a family getaway, over the course of almost a half century, The Golf Club at Fox Acres has become a unique retreat where the woes of the outside world can be replaced by a multitude of entertaining outdoor activities, especially golf. The golf club, which began life as 38 pine-laden acres and a log cabin, has grown more than tenfold and the club now includes 15 lakes, trails for skiing and fishing. In short, Fox Acres is a refuge in which the splendors of nature can be 12

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absorbed in all the ways that can bring a family together – whether it be day spent fishing, an early morning hike through a flowering meadow or the mere silent contemplation of the overwhelming serenity. And for those who are addicted to Golf all 18 holes Fox Acres provides one of the most acclaimed golfing getaways in the state, with holes that meander through the rock outcroppings and the trees that close in to form a barrier against the outside world.

(970) 881-2574 1700 County Road 67J Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

www.golfclubatfoxacres.com


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WEST SLOPE GOLF Cedaredge Golf Club

Cedaredge, Colorado

An exceptional golfing experience awaits you at Cedaredge Golf Club, located on the southern foothills of western Colorado’s Grand Mesa in Cedaredge.

Whether daily play, leagues or tournaments. Coyote Creek

• Power and Pull Carts • Fully Stocked Golf Shop • PGA Master Professional on Staff • Private and Group Lessons • Practice Facilities • Golf Packages • Club Rentals • Award winning Bar and Grill on site.

is the perfect venue. We have a full Pro Shop, Restaurant and Bar, and Driving Range. Our recently renovated bunkers are sure to offer a challenge to all golfers. Visit coyotecreekgc.com to book your tee time.

Coyote Creek Golf Course

Golf Shop: 970-856-7781 www.cedaredgegolf.com

222 Clubhouse Drive, Fort Lupton CO 80621

(303) 857-6152

2017 Elite Players Pass Denver Golf Expo Price Just 179.99

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Limited time available at this price. Free Benefits:

2 – Free 18 Hole Rounds (valid after 12:00PM) 3 – Free 9 Hole Rounds (valid after 4:00PM) 6 – Free Cart Rentals (valid after 12:00PM) 6 – Free One Hour Group Lesson Clinics

4 – Bring a guest green fee $40.00 (Mon-Sun anytime) 6 – Half price buckets of range balls 3 – Series of (3) Private half hour golf lessons $99.00 1 – Custom Club Fitting $29.95 (Shakespeare Golf),

Many more benefits included.

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Discounted Benefits:

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6 – 18 Hole $20.00 Rounds (after 12:00PM) 4 – 18 Hole $30.00 Rounds (Mon-Thurs anytime) 4 – 18 Hole $40.00 Rounds (Mon-Sun anytime) 4 – 9 Hole $10.00 Rounds (after 4:00PM) 4 – 18 Hole Cart Rentals $10.00 (good anytime), 4 – Bring a guest green fee $30.00 (Mon-Thur anytime),

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7301 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80123


Road Trip

Looking for a quick golf escape from the metro area? Tired of heavy traffic on the way to the golf course, and more traffic on the course? Golf is supposed to be a stress reliever, and it still is at Quail Dunes Golf Course in Fort Morgan. ocated just an hour’s freeway cruise northeast of Denver, Fort Morgan’s municipally owned 18-hole gem of a course is the best kept secret on the Eastern Plains. Uniquely positioned on 165 acres along the South Platte River, Quail Dunes showcases two distinct nines within one classic par-72 course. With four tee locations that vary the course length from 5,300 to 6,600 yards, the course offers something for everyone at affordable prices that are attractive to any wallet. In the early 1920s Henry Hughs designed Fort Morgan’s original 9-hole course, a compact tree-lined track with “a park feel to it,” according to Quail Dunes’ Superintendent Matt Givens. In the late 1960s, Frank Hummel designed an additional 9 holes, completing the course with a links design over more rugged terrain, and

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complementing it with a driving range. With no sand bunkers and few water hazards, Quail Dunes offers a great course for beginners, youths, seniors and women, while offering the low handicapper many risk/reward decisions with penalizing native areas that comes into play for the

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

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longer hitters. The whole package offers both a secluded feel and scenic views of the South Platte valley, with plenty of elevation change and challenging greens. More than 50 acres of the Quail Dunes course is native area and serves as home to Colorado wildlife ranging from eagles,

hawks, turkeys and pheasants to deer, coyotes – and yes, quail. Whether you’re looking for a faster pace of play or scenic views, Quail Dunes has what you’re looking for. The exquisitely manicured course offers the most spectacular views of Morgan County without the equivalent sticker shock. Annual passes are available for the golf course as well as the driving range, and golf specials are offered regularly. After your round you can continue the family fun by heading into Historic Downtown Fort Morgan for further entertainment, food and shopping. The “Capital of the Plains” is a friendly place with a smalltown feel and big-city amenities. Out-Drive the Competition and Play Quail Dunes. Head east on Interstate 76 to Exit 80 and turn north over the Historic Rainbow Bridge. Make a quick left on Morgan County Road T.5 (follow the golf course signs) and you will come to Quail Dunes. Find our latest specials, rates and more information on the course’s offerings at www.quaildunes.com or by calling one of our friendly staff at (970) 867-5990. D

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

1 hour north on I 76 at exit 80. Easy Access. No Crowds. Online Specials • Mid Day Specials • Twilight Specials

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Tired of 6 hour rounds? Well then Four Winds Golf Course is your place to play.

Located in Nebraska and 55 miles east of Cheyenne, WY, this course will never take more than 4 hours to play. And with our pay for 18, play all day special, you’ll get 36 in with plenty of time to spare! Four Winds has over 5,000 trees and boasts the highest tee box in Nebraska!

Bring 4 Pay for 3 Green Fees Good Mon - Fri Any Time Does not include cart. Expires 10/31/17

Please come join us for a great day of golf or book that weekend getaway!

308-235-4241

Highway 30 exit 22 , Kimball, NE 69145

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Denver Area Courses ●

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

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Heather Gardens Golf Course Map#: 89 Public 9E 303-751-2390 Fee Range: $12 Aurora Heather Ridge Country Club Map#: 90 Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: Guest $45 Heritage at Westmoor Map#: 92 Public 18R 303-469-2974 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#: 227 303-655-1779 Public 18R 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#: 239 720-963-5181 Public 18E 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 Fees: Guests $85 Evergreen 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 Arvada Fee Range: $26 Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Map#: 103 Resort/Private 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 720-865-0720 Public 27R 9P3 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 Public 18R 303-423-1650 Fee Range: $23 Arvada Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 Public 18R 303-438-8997 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#: 26 303-794-5838 Public 18E Littleton Fee Range: $13-$34 Links at Highlands Ranch, The Map#: 117 303-470-9292 Public 18E Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $18-$31 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Map#: 118 Public 18R 303-799-9940 Fee Range: $43-$65 Littleton 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 Murphy Creek Golf Course Map#: 137 Public 18R 303-361-7300 Aurora Fee Range: $34-$44 Omni-Interlocken Resort Map#: 139 Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fee Range: $55-$85 Overland Park Golf Course Map#: 140 Public 18R 303-698-1975 Denver Fee Range: $20-23 Park Hill Golf Club Map#: 142 Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fee Range: $18 Perry Park Country Club Map#: 145 Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: Guests $50-$70 Pinehurst Country Club Map#: 147 Private 27R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: Guests $70-$85 Pinery Country Club, The Map#: 148 Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: Guests $40-$50 Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Map#: 149 Private 18R 303-688-2611 Castle Rock Fee Range: $65-$85 Pradera, The Golf Club at Map#: 228 Private 18R 720-851-9600 Parker Fee Range: $TBA Raccoon Creek Golf Course Map#: 156 Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fee Range: $38-$70 Ranch Country Club, The Map#: 157 Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: Guests $55 Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Map#: 158 Public 18R 303-663-7150 Castle Rock Fee Range: $36-$59 Red Rocks Country Club Map#: 159 Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: Guests $35-$45 Ridge at Castle Pines North, The Map#: 160 Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fee Range: $75-$120 Riverdale Golf Courses Map#: 164 Public 36R 303-659-6700 Brighton Fee Range: $26-$37

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Rolling Hills Country Club Private 18R Golden Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R Aurora

Sanctuary

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

Map#: 171

Private 18R 303-224-2860 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#: 68 303-649-1115 Public 9E 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#: 184 303-739-6854 Public 18E 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 Fee Range: $30-$35 Thornton Valley Country Club Map#: 201 Private 18R 303-690-6377 Aurora Fees: Guests only Wellshire Golf Course Map#: 206 Public 18R 303-692-5636 Denver Fee Range: $20-$24 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

Adriel Hills Golf Course Map#: 229 Private 6-P3 970-484-3098 Ft. Collins Fees: N/A Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club Map#: 250 Private 18R 970-854-5900 Holyoke Fee Range: Members Only Bella Rosa Golf Course Map#: 248 303-678-2940 Public 9R Frederick Fee Range: $9-$20 Boomerang Golf Links Map#: 13 970-351-8934 Public 18R Greeley Fee Range: $22-$30 Bunker Hill Country Club Map#: 20 Semi-Private 9R 970-842-5198 Fee Range: $15-$18 Brush Cattail Creek Golf Course Map#: 230 Public 9-P3 970-663-5310 Loveland Fee Range: $7-$10 City Park Nine Golf Course Map#: 32 Public 9R 970-221-6650 Fort Collins Fee Range: $12-$21 Collindale Golf Course Map#: 35 Public 18R 970-221-6651 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-$23 Coyote Creek Golf Course Map#: 48 Public 18R 303-857-6152 Fort Lupton Fee Range: $22-$24 Eaton Country Club Map#: 61 Private 18R 970-454-2587 Eaton Fee Range: $25-$40 F&H Park and Recreation District Map#: 66 Public 9R 970-774-6362 Haxtun Fee Range: $14 Fort Collins Country Club Map#: 72 Private 18R 970-482-9988 Fort Collins Fees: Guests $45-$103 Fox Hill Country Club Map#: 75 Private 18R 303-772-1061 Longmont Fees: Guests $40-$55 Greeley Country Club Map#: 83 Private 18R 970-353-2431 Greeley Fee Range: $87 w/cart Harmony Club Map#: 247 Private 18R 970-482-4653 Timmath Fee Range: Members/Guest Only Haystack Mountain Golf Course Map#: 88 Public 9E 303-530-1400 Niwot Fee Range: $9-$14 Highland Meadows Golf Course Map#: 174 Public 18R 970-204-4653 Windsor Fee Range: $40 to $69 Highland Hills Golf Course Map#: 93 Public 18R 970-330-7327 Greeley Fee Range: $21-$27 Holyoke Golf Course Map#: 98 Public 9R 970-854-3200 Holyoke Fee Range: $15 Indian Hills Golf Course Map#: 100 Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Fee Range: $14-$16 Loveland, The Olde Course at Map#: 138 Public 18R 970-667-5256 Loveland Fee Range: $22-$28 Lake Valley Golf Club Map#: 110 Private 18R 303-444-2114 Longmont Fees: N/A Link-N-Greens Golf Course Map#: 115 Public 18E 970-221-4818 Fort Collins Fee Range: $19-$21

Courses not responsible for published fees. Fees ma 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 Public 9R 970-482-4847 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#: 144 970-674-0930 Semi-Private 18R Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Plainsman Golf Club Map#: 235 Public 9R No Telephone Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 970-383-2211 Public 9R 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 Fee Range: $100 Fort Collins 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 Byers Fee Range: $20 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 Public 9S N/A Fees: N/A Julesburg Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-24

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E = Executive

P3 = Par 3

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

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

Front Range South

Antler Creek Golf Course Map#: 221 719-494-1900 Public 18R Fee Range: $28 -$40 Colorado Springs Broadmoor Golf Club, The Map#: 18 Resort 54R 719-634-7711 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $90-$160 The Club at Flying Horse Map#: 251 Private 18R 719-487-2620 Colorado Springs Fee Range: Members Only Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Map#: 28 Public 9R 9P3 719-597-2637 Colorado Springs Fee Range: $20 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Map#: 30 719-526-4122 Public 18R Fee Range: $25-$28 Fort Carson Colorado Springs Country Club Map#: 36 Private 18R 719-473-1782 Fees: Guests $40-$50 Colorado Springs Cottonwood Links Golf Club Map#: 44 Public 9R 719-263-4500 Fowler Fee Range: $12-$14

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

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Adam’s Mountain Country Club Map#: 244 Private 18R 970-328-2326 Eagle Fees: Members Only Aspen Glen Golf Club Map#: 5 Private 18R 970-704-1988 Carbondale Fees: Guests $120-$245 Aspen Golf Course Map#: 6 Public 18R 970-429-1949 Aspen Fee Range: $80 Beaver Creek Golf Club Map#: 11 Resort 18R 970-845-5775 Avon Fees: Guests $160 Breckenridge Golf Club Map#: 16 Public 27R 970-453-9104 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 Steamboat Springs Fees: Guests $135 Cattails Golf Club Map#: 24 Public 18R 719-589-9515 Fee Range: $30 Alamosa Challenger Golf Course Map#: 119 Public 9E 719-256-4856 Crestone Fee Range: $20 Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Map#: 34 719-395-8189 Public 9R 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#: 40 970-926-5100 Private 54R 9P3 Fee Range: $225-$235 Edwards Country Club of the Rockies Map#: 47 Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Fees: Guests $75-$175 Crested Butte, The Club at Map#: 49 970-349-6131 Resort 18R Fee Range: $120 Crested Butte Dos Rios Golf Club Map#: 56 Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Gunnison Fee Range: $65 w/cart Eagle Ranch Golf Club Map#: 217 Public 18R 866-328-3232 (toll free) Eagle Fee Range: $45-$90 Eagle Springs Golf Club Map#: 58 Private 18R 970-926-4404 Wolcott Fees: Escorted Guests Only EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 800-341-8051 Resort 18R Fee Range: $35-$98 Avon Estes Park Golf Course Map#: 64 Public 18R 970-586-8146 Fee Range: $28 - $46 Estes Park Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 Public 18R 719-275-5400 Canon City Fee Range: $44-$59 Fox Acres Country Club Map#: 74 Private 18R 970-881-2191 Red Feather Lakes Fees: Guests $120-$130 Glenwood Springs Golf Club Map#: 79 970-945-7086 Public 9R Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 970-887-9122 Resort 18R 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 Semi-Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $39 to $89 Keystone Ranch Golf Course Map#: 105 Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Keystone, The River Course at Map#: 162 Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course Map#: 109 Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fee Range: $13 Maroon Creek Club Map#: 124 Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: Guests $195-$325 Monte Vista Country Club Map#: 131 Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fee Range: $18 Mount Massive Golf Course Map#: 134 Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fee Range: $18 Pagosa Springs Golf Club Map#: 141 Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fee Range: $57 Pole Creek Golf Club Map#: 150 Public 27R 800-511-5076 Winter Park Fee Range: $80 The Ranch at Roaring Fork Club Map#: 245 Public 9P3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fee Range: $15 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Map#: 60 Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fee Range: $75-$124 Red Sky Ranch Map#: 223 N/A 36R 970-477-8406 Edwards Fees: N/A Rio Grande Golf Club Map#: 41 Resort/Private 18R 719-873-1995 South Fork Fees: N/A River Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 163 Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fee Range: $50-$75

Roaring Fork Club Map#: 166 Private 18R 970-927-9100 Fees: Invitation only Basalt Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Map#: 173 Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $80-$130 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 Ca-on City Fee Range: $33 Shining Mountain Golf Club Map#: 211 Public 18R 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Fee Range: $32-$38 Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 719-784-6152 Resort 18R Fees: N/A Snowmass Village Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 Resort 18R 970-477-5370 Edwards Fee Range: $160 Steamboat Golf Club Map#: 187 970-879-4295 Public 9R 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 Public 9-P3 970-845-PAR3 Avon Fees: N/A

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

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Featured Tip

Understanding the Keys to Proper Alignment By C.J. Perry, PGA DIVOT Contributing Writer y students at GOLFTEC Denver Tech Center often suffer from one of the most common faults in golf: poor alignment.

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Believe it or not, alignment can be challenging for even the highest levels of golfers, and poor alignment leads to improper swing habits. One of the challenges with alignment is the fact that our eyes are inside the golf ball with most of our full swing shots. Unlike putting, and chipping to a degree, our eyes are not over our target line. Our perspective makes alignment a chore!

When you watch a PGA Tour event on television, you’ll notice players have a precise pre-shot routine, and part of this routine is proper alignment. When tour players align

themselves to their target you’ll notice every single one stands behind the golf ball to start. What they are doing is pinpointing the line from the golf ball to their target. After they have visualized their target line, many players look for a spot in front of their golf ball along that line, possibly only a few inches away from the ball. Many instructors refer to this as an “intermediary target.” As a tour player walks up to address the golf ball, they first focus on getting their club face pointed at their intermediary target. Then they set their feet, hips and shoulders parallel to where their clubface is aimed.

Most amateur golfers do the opposite. They align their body to what they think is their target and then aim their club face parallel to that line. The result? Poor alignment and subconscious confusion, which lead to compensations during the swing to get the ball started on the intended target line.

One of the best ways to visualize the parallel lines is to imagine train tracks. Your feet,

start by checking your alignment. Once you know where you’re actually aiming, it’s much easier to determine whether your ball is starting on line or not, and if the ball is curving left or right of that line.

A great way to practice alignment is by placing a golf club or alignment stick on the ground while you practice to help you visualize the parallel lines your body and the club face create.

hips and shoulders are on the inside of the train tracks and your club face is on the outer part of the train tracks. The outer line where the club face is pointed should be the line that is pointed at your target. If you are a player struggling with direction control,

The first step for most golfers to find game improvement is to properly align themselves to their target. Once you can consistently align yourself to your target, hitting the ball toward that target every time is the next step! If you feel like you could use some help with your game, contact your nearest GolfTEC Coach today!

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Instruction

Stop Guessing and Start Putting putt will travel over and precisely determine the AimPoint needed to hole the putt with a good capture speed (6-12 inches past cup). In a two hour clinic, golfers learn how to stop guessing and read any putt in 10-15 seconds and take the process right to the course. Once a person is more confident where to aim, the focus shifts to distance control which improves dramatically. See the ad on this page for upcoming AimPoint Express Green Reading clinics.

By Scotty Hofer DIVOT Contributing Writer utting is too important to be guessing. Whether you shoot 70 or 120, approximately 40% are putts. Golfers make their best guess where to start their putts and the speed required to hole them. It’s time to stop guessing on where to aim and have a better idea how to produce good distance control.

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What separates poor putters from good (30 - 32 putts per round) and great putters (less than 30 putts per round)? There are five areas that good and great putters excel in: Distance control (or speed); Direction control (start line/aim); Reading greens; How to practice; Pre-putt routine.

Stop Guessing! GIVE YOURSELF EVERY ADVANTAGE

The first three areas go hand-in-hand, but distance control is king. Putt distance is primarily managed by the speed of the putter

Another company, Blast Motion, sells a consumer military grade sensor that fits on the end of the putter and measures eleven elements of one’s putting stroke. Blast Motion believes that stroke timing is the most important key. After analyzing thousands of professional players’ putting strokes, Blast Motion concluded that the most efficient stroke timing is a two to one ratio (striving for a .6 second backstroke and .3 second forward stroke). I use this device to help measure students’ putting strokes so that I don’t have to guess to help them. Check out Blast Motion at www.blastmotion.com.

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at impact, which can be achieved by changing the stroke length and/or the stroke timing. AimPoint Certified instructors around the world are helping golfers improve their distance control through a better understanding of this relationship.

The AimPoint Express Green Reading method is changing the way people read greens. Our eyes are not very good at seeing curved lines and often fool us. AimPoint Express certified instructors teach golfers to use their feet to survey the ground their

Dates: 4/8, 4/22, 5/13, 5/27, 6/17, 7/15, 8/26, 9/16 Location: MetaGolf Learning Center at Broken Tee Englewood GC Time: 10am – 12pm Cost: $200 Contact: Scotty Hofer, 303-995-3329 shofer@metagolflc.com

To develop good reads, start lines and speed control, golfers need to practice more like they play golf. Good practice is not dropping three balls on the practice putting green and putting from hole to hole. For sure a golfer needs some block practice (fundamental development) to keep their putting setup and mechanics sharp, but most of a practice session should consist of developing putting skill to be able to transfer it to the golf course. This transfer is achieved through random practice (skill development drills) and competitive practice (pressure drills with consequences). For a type of random practice, try this putting drill called “Pro Average Drill”: Putt two balls from five feet, three balls from 10 feet, four balls from 15 feet, and five balls from 20 feet. You must make one ball from each location to match the Tour Average. To increase the difficulty, change the angle and slope amounts. To gain strokes on the field, remove one ball from each location and still make one from each distance. Then you will match the tour winners’ average.

Stop guessing on your green reading and call to sign up for an AimPoint Express Green Reading clinic on any of these dates: 5/13, 5/27, 6/17, 7/15, 8/26, 9/16 located at the MetaGolf Learning Center at Broken Tee Englewood GC. For more information contact Scotty Hofer at 303-995-3329 or email him at shofer@metagolflc.com. D

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Health & Fitness

Understanding “your” golf swing! By Kathleen Heiney Class A LPGA Professional RYT Yoga Instructor/Master Trainer

olf is an endurance sport. Many people might argue, but the truth is our bodies have to be able to perform a repetitive motion, in a sustainable manner, in order to execute a good round of golf. If that is the case, then why do so many players think they have to continually change their swing just to gain a few yards? Take Tiger Woods for example. When he was young he had a great golf swing and won many majors. Then he decided to change it, over and over again. What was the result? His body could not sustain the motion and resulted in permanent injury. I am not saying that we can’t make some changes to our swing, but if we do it has to be accessible and more importantly sustainable in your body. How then do we determine what is an accessible and sustainable golf swing? The practice of yoga is a great way to get to know and understand how our bodies moves. In addition, it also teaches us what works and perhaps what doesn’t.

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The more we get to know our bodies, the better we understand what is accessible and if we can actually sustain it. As an instructor, I see 100’s of different swings every season. I get the same question over and over, why can’t I be more consistent and get the ball to do what I want it to do all the time. The answer may be it is physically impossible.

I have been playing golf for over 40 years, ever since I could remember I have always had a fade. As a teacher and a professional I wanted to have a draw. Why you ask? It looks good and you get more distance. I worked on drawing the ball for two seasons, and on occasion it worked but it was not sustainable, what is, is my fade. The point is my body will

only swing the club in a way that is accessible and sustainable, no matter how hard I try to change it, it will stay relatively the same. Every waking moment of everyday our bodies are changing. The practice of yoga is a great way to tune in each and every moment to what is happening. Not necessarily what is NOT happening. Part of my Yoga Fit FORE Golf program teaches you how to be more aware of our accessibility of movement in our bodies before, during and after a round of golf. To know and understand what is accessible the day of play can help you determine your strategy for a round. Take some time before your next round and spend a few minutes doing some pre-game yoga moves in my Yoga Fit FORE Golf program. It will not only warm you up but it will help you determine what is accessible for your golf swing the day of play. This will certainly will set the tone for a great, positive, realistic, and fun round of golf! Visit www.lincgolfandwellness.com website on my yoga page for a series of pre-game poses! D

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Master Planning for a Golf Course By Blake Stirling Golf Course Architect

aster Planning for a golf course is the backbone of an entire development. It is critically important. If the master plan is great, then the golf project and real estate has a great chance of success. If it is a bad master plan then the profitability of the development will constantly have challenges. A well designed

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master plan is fundamental both for golf, and also for surrounding real estate. The sale of surrounding real estate is most often the key to sustain the building of the golf course. Usually the biggest problem in master planning for golf, is leaving enough room for golf. Often developers want to squeeze in as many houses as possible, and not give ample room for golf. This creates a tight, golf course, and dangerous living conditions

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for houses butting up to the limits of the golf course. Also, general land planners may waste land by not knowing golf, and create open areas, that do not optimize land use, which reduces profits. Golf course architects should always be consulted with in the very beginning of the Master Plan. They are the golf design experts, and can make the difference between a fabulous, successful development project, or one that goes belly up. When analyzed there are two types of

golf course layouts. There is a “core” design, and a “non-core” design. A core design is where the golf holes are contiguous and form one large, uninterrupted open space. Examples of some “core” golf courses in Colorado are Wellshire Golf Course, Applewood Golf Course, Indian Tree Golf Course, Raccoon Creek Golf Course or the Olde Loveland Golf Course. The golf course is one, undivided unit with development only around the perimeter of the golf area. In Spain, we designed the acclaimed Sherry Golf, in Jerez, Spain. It is a core golf course with 27 holes. The core golf course is one large undivided green area with housing and development only around the outside perimeter. Meadow Hills in Aurora, and Foothills in Jefferson County are other typical examples of “core” golf courses. Lakewood Country Club is a “core” golf course. The amount of land for a regulation 18 hole golf course may usually range from about 110 acres to 200 acres and sometimes more. Obviously, the more land available, the more superior the golf experience. Many, many factors influence necessary space for a proper golf course and safe living conditions for housing adjacent to the golf course. A “non-core” design can take several forms. The golf holes could be in singular in design, with real estate development on both sides of the holes. The width for a single corridor golf course is usually about from 300 feet to 450 feet. A different design is a double layout, in which the golf holes run out and back next to each other. This forms a wider corridor for golf with two holes next to each other, and development on both sides of the two parallel holes. The width for the corridor for two holes can be about from 480 to 600 feet. Again, it is better to have wider corridors for either style of design. Corridor width depends on numerous criteria and factors that the golf architect understands. Sometimes there is a variation within a project. Nine holes could be core in form, and the other nine a single or double loop of holes, or a combination of both. Every golf project is different. Each development has a program of priorities and site conditions that are distinct. Each type of layout has advantages and disadvantages. A core design consumes much less land usually, and is more visually appealing, being one large open, green space. Also, the golfer and maintenance vehicles do not have to cross any roads or between houses, for the entire round of golf. The core design needs less pipe for irrigation, less tubes for drainage, is much easier for maintenance, and takes less time to play because all tees can be closer to following greens. There are no roads to contend with, or no underpasses to build, which can be expensive. Core golf courses have less out of bounds which is conducive to faster play. A lot of out of bounds on non-core courses can


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greatly slow up play. Non-core designs offer more front line housing for the developer to maximize housing plots and other types of development, such as office parks. Some major disadvantages are that these courses take longer to play, are more difficult to maintain, and less visually appealing. Looking at rows and rows of houses is much different than seeing a large swath of green space. The non-core golf courses are more expensive to build and maintain , as they are stretched out, and travel time is considerably longer. Non-core golf courses usually consume much more land than a core golf course. Non-core golf courses are usually inferior for spectators, often requiring much more walking to see the action. A good example of a single corridor golf course is Murphy Creek in Aurora, Colorado. Both nines meander in a single file loop. Inside of each nine holes is an island

of land designated for development of houses. Also on the outside, front line housing is planned on most every hole. This form maximizes front line development. We designed Murphy Creek because the developer and the city wanted this type of golf layout. Other examples of totally single corridor golf is Buffalo Run in Commerce City, Colorado, and Plum Creek in Castle Rock, Colorado. Good examples of a double width golf layout is Raccoon Creek or The Meadows, where the holes go out and back in, usually running somewhat parallel. Both nines are basically double width corridors, and are located in Littleton, Colorado. Another example of a double corridor golf course is Legacy Ridge in Westminster, Colorado. A combination of single corridor golf, and double corridor golf, is the golf layout we designed in Layos, Spain. The front nine is mostly single file holes that loop around

an area of development. The back nine is designed as a double corridor, with most holes next to one another. The existing topography was a big factor in deciding how to route the holes for a great golf course, and how to maximize great areas for real estate. The developer wanted a superior golf experience intertwined with fabulous housing plots, higher in elevation, able to have commanding views to the golf course. Normally it is best if the golf course consumes lower areas or valleys in a development, and higher areas are left for buildings and roads. The golf course then can absorb drainage and the structures are located away from flooding and also have good views over the golf course, and open space. The entire development is highly successful. For the owner/developer, it is imperative to include the golf course architect in the initial stages of master planning for golf. Many developers may only rely on an engineer, or

building architect or a land planner to design the final master plan that goes through the permitting process. Obtaining permits may take several years, and if the master plan is faulty, then the owner is then stuck with many problems. The golf architect may be faced with areas that are to narrow for golf, or areas unsuitable for golf. Bad areas for hotels or housing could affect both the golf experience and the ability to sell lots. A variety of serious issues and problems may leave the golf architect little option to design a good golf course. The solution is to include the golf architect working in conjunction with land planners and engineers from the outset to obtain optimum results. With experienced experts in each field working back and forth, they eventually obtain a great final Master Plan. Proper land planning with golf is very complex and experts are needed from the start to create a profitable and successful development. D

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entennial, CO-The Colorado Open Golf Foundation announced today that the 2017 CoBank Colorado Open will not only become the biggest state open purse in history but will have the biggest first place prize by far. The championship, contested August 30September 1 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, has doubled the previous year’s purse from $75,000 to $150,000 and made first place prize an astounding $50,000, unprecedented for state opens and mini-tour events. “The CoBank Colorado Opens are already widely recognized as the premier state opens in the nation,” said Kevin Laura, CEO of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. “Doubling the Women’s Open purse will take the tournament to a whole new level. We expect to attract a great field of top players, and look forward to putting on the best open in our storied history.” The purse increase for 2017 follows the announcement last year that the Colorado Open purse was doubling to $250,000 and $100,000 would be awarded to the champion. Commitments from additional sponsors enabled the foundation to raise the level of prize money for the women’s tournament without relying solely on higher entry fees. “Our plan since signing CoBank as title sponsor in 2016 has been to raise the men’s and women’s purses, and it’s humbling to have achieved these goals so quickly with the support of so many new donors,” said Pat Hamill, Oakwood Homes CEO and founder of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. “The opens are an important institution with a proud history in the state of Colorado, and we’re honored to host the

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events at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.” “With a purse this size and $50,000 for the winner I couldn’t imagine players not having Colorado Open on their radar now,” said 2013 champion Becca Huffer. “It’s hard to make that much money in one year playing the Symetra Tour.” Registration for the 2017 championship and local qualifier to gain entry into the field opens Monday, March 6. To register and for further information on the 2017 CoBank Colorado Women’s Open visit www.ColoradoOpen.com. Be sure to download the Colorado Open app, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for tournament information and photos. About CoBank CoBank is a $125 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore. For more information about CoBank, please visit www.cobank.com. D


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Events

A True Golfer’s Tournament: Grand Classic Offers Opportunity to Play Two Extraordinary Mountain Courses.

ith spring weather right around the corner it’s time to think about golf in the beautiful, Colorado high country. 2017 marks the 18th year for the Annual Grand Classic Golf Tournament. This tournament is a two-day event showcasing two extraordinary Grand County courses: Pole Creek Golf Club and

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programs and/or services in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports and the Environment. The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recre-

ation District provides memorable recreational activities and facilities that promote health and wellness for the Fraser Valley. This tournament specifically raises funds for their youth programs.

For more information or to register for the Grand Classic Golf Tournament, please contact the Grand Foundation by emailing info@grandfoundation.com or calling 970.887.3111. D

Golf Granby Ranch

Golf Granby Ranch. Ranked in the top 75 Best National Public Golf Courses, Pole Creek was named Best Mountain Course and Best Après Course by Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine’s Caggy Awards in 2014. Golf Granby Ranch is tucked into a secluded rocky mountain valley with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, and is ranked as one of the Best Public Mountain Courses in Colorado. This year’s event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 16th & 17th, 2017. Friday’s events include day one of tournament play with golfers split amongst the two courses,

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followed by dinner, a silent auction and live music at the Base Lodge at Granby Ranch. Saturday’s activities include day two of tournament play (golfers switch courses from the previous day), followed by a putting contest, cocktail party and awards ceremony at Pole Creek Golf Club. Tournament format at both courses will be a two-person best ball of foursome. Since 1996, the Grand Foundation has granted over $7.6 Million to over 150 Grand County charitable and service club organizations. These organizations provide

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Course Feature

Where the Wild Things Are... Introducing Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Colorado’s first! A championship golf experience for all levels of play. ounded in 1999, the award-winning Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor in Westminster, Colorado has been rechristened Walnut Creek Golf Preserve. More than just a mere name change, Head Golf Professional Brian Carlson and Golf Course Superintendent Paul Sibley explain how Walnut Creek is using conservation and sustainability to set a new standard for public golf courses.

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Q: Where did the “Walnut Creek” portion of the name originate?

A. “Walnut Creek is a small tributary of Big Dry Creek—the namesake of the watershed that envelopes our property. A 1.3-

Q. Why the name change from The Heritage to Walnut Creek Golf Preserve?

A: “Known as Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor for nearly 18 years, from day one our facility was designed to emphasize and capitalize on our unique, natural setting. While we’ve always enjoyed our reputation as one of the most scenic and affordable public courses in Colorado, over time we’ve strengthened our commitment to sustainability as well as the preservation of the unique biodiversity evident amongst our native flora and fauna. The new name, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, more accurately captures what golfers experience when they play our course—a chance to enjoy a challenging, championship course while exploring one of Colorado’s most naturally pristine landscapes.”

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mile portion of Walnut Creek traverses Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, which only adds to the amazing abundance of wildlife that calls our course home. Eight fish species live in our water features, as well as a variety of amphibians.”

Q. What makes Walnut Creek Colorado’s first golf preserve?

A. “Our 215 acres are sustainably managed to preserve and support wildlife habitat; as a result, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve


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is home to more than 77 wildlife species as well as a staggering variety of native plants. Our bird population is particularly diverse; it’s not uncommon to see bald eagles, great horned owls, or one of the 50 other resident bird species while playing our course.”

A. “Our players often confide that the course provides outstanding guest service combined with exceptional course conditions. But there is no secret to our success aside from our coveted location and our commitment to environmental stewardship

by providing the very best experience at an affordable price. We like to say that our sweeping mountain views, gently rolling hills, abundance of wildlife, and picturesque wild prairie grasses allow you to experience golf the way nature intended.”

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is located at 10555 Westmoor Drive in Westminster, Colorado. For rates, tee-time reservations, or other information, call 303-469-2974 or visit GolfWestminster.com. D

Of course, we’re more than just a wildlife refuge—we’re also a model of sustainability. All of our natural areas—which comprise more than half of our course— are non-irrigated and unmaintained aside from mowing once a year in the late fall or early winter for the sole purpose of seed propagation. When we do irrigate our greens, we use premium efficiency equipment and rely upon state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to only replace the exact amount of moisture lost due to sun and wind. We only plant native species around the clubhouse, relying heavily upon drought-resistant vegetation. Finally, as a result of our zero-waste goal, our robust recycling program currently diverts more than 90% of our trash stream into recycling.

Our commitment to sustainability and the environment have been noticed; just three years after our course opened to the public, we were proud to be designated an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary.”

Q. What is the secret of Walnut Creek’s success?

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

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