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Vol 28 No 2

Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

Summer Issue 2020

Fox Hollow & Homestead... Two Distinctive Courses, 45 Holes of Championship Golf!

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Publisher // President President Publisher Karl O’Keefe O’Keefe Karl Advertising Advertising Karl O’Keefe O’Keefe Karl Business Development Development Business Kirk Hulbert Hulbert Kirk Distribution Distribution Karri Lemons Lemons Karri Contact Contact 303-797-8700 303-797-8700 karl@divotmagazine.com karl@divotmagazine.com www.divotmagazine.com www.divotmagazine.com P.O. Box Box 620999 620999 P.O. Littleton, Colorado Colorado 80162 80162 Littleton, Copyright © © 2020, 2020, O’Keefe O’Keefe Publishing, Publishing, Inc. Inc. Reproduction Reproduction in in whole whole or or in in part part of of any any text, text, Copyright photography, graphics graphics or or illustration illustration without without advance advance written written permission permission from from the the publisher publisher photography, is prohibited. prohibited. The The views views herein herein do do not not necessarily necessarily reflect reflect those those of of DIVOT’s DIVOT’s ownership ownership or or is contributors. DIVOT DIVOT magazine magazine is is aa registered registered trademark trademark of of O’Keefe O’Keefe Publishing, Publishing, Inc. Inc. contributors.

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Travel - New Mexico

Rockwind Community Links recognized nationally as one of the best public courses in New Mexico Since opening in 2015, Rockwind Community Links has been recognized nationally as one of the best public courses in New Mexico. The 27-hole municipal golf facility, owned and operated by the City of Hobbs and designed by Andy Staples, offers an 18-hole championship course with five sets of tees ranging from over 7,100 yards to 4,200, a 9-hole par 3 course, a dual-ended practice range and multiple short-game areas. The championship course was designed to test the best golfers, while also fostering beginners, families and disabled individuals. A special feature is a surrounding trail system complete with multiple trail heads, various outdoor seating areas, picnic spaces and scenic viewing points, including access to the site’s five acre lake that overlooks the golf course. The facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. “Community Links” is a concept introduced by Staples where the focus of the entire project was to link the golf course to the fabric of life in Hobbs. The main course was designed to embrace the flat nature of the southeastern

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New Mexico landscape, keeping irrigation to a minimum and the turf fast and firm. The design provides challenging features such as large elevated greens, disguised bunkers and interesting ground contours. Rockwind Community Links has received numerous awards from leading industry publications including: rated No. 2 in Golfweek’s 2019 Best Places You Can

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Play in New Mexico; named “One of the 24 new courses that shaped the 2010s” by Golf Advisor; included in Golf Digest’s 2017 Best in State course ratings at No. 8; named one of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses of 2015; and a Top Five New Golf Development in the World by Golf Inc. Magazine. The United States Golf Association also singled out Rockwind for breaking the

mold and being more than just a golf course in a special video entitled “A Model Muni: Rockwind Community Links.” Architect Andy Staples has incorporated characteristics typically found on courses along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. built during the turn of the 20th century. Rock walls line fairways and a large interior lake is in play on a few holes that attractively punctuates the course routing. The 9-hole par-3 course called Li’l Rock is meant to complement the dual-ended practice range and short game area. It was built to facilitate walking, families, beginner golfers and kids. The length of shots ranges from a sand wedge to a driver. Rockwind Community Links also is a site for The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico. The 8,000-square-foot clubhouse with outdoor patios includes the popular Rockwind Grill that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A fully-stocked golf shop offers an extensive selection of clubs, apparel and accessories. For more information visit www.rockwindgolfcourse.com or call (575) 3979297. D


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News

Fossil Trace multi-hole renovation project that is sure to impress As Winter ended, and Spring began many of us had improvement projects on our list - Fossil Trace Golf Club was no exception. With recent events of the world, the turf care team at Fossil Trace completed a much anticipated, multi-hole renovation project that is sure to impress, improve conditions and the overall golf experience. All holes renovated this Spring opened for play in late May, early June. Originally scheduled for last year, Mother Nature did not cooperate, and the renovation project was pushed to Spring 2020. Golf Course Superintendent Noy Sparks provides insight to the projects: Hole #15 | Par 5 & Hole #2 | Par 4 The final hole of our infamous Hole 11 - 15 stretch had been slated for renovation, along with the driveable Par 4 second hole, and Par 3, third. Noy's Notes The entire green complexes of Hole 2 and 15 were renovated after 18 years of struggling with the unique challenges the current design presents (Fossil Trace opened in July 2003). The golf manage-

cycles of freezing and thawing can cause “crown hydration,” a process where the cells inside the crown of the plant explode, killing the plant. Unfortunately, this occurred during the Winter 2017, resulting in significant turf loss on several greens. • The new designs lifted the greens 8 feet, shifted their footprint, increased overall square footage, all while providing much better surface drainage, and sunshine throughout the winter months.

The New # 2 Green at Fossil Trace ment team determined that the best way to provide a great experience on these particular holes would be to move forward with new green complex renovations. Our specific and most critical challenge we have had with the greens of Hole 2 and Hole 15 is the constant pressure of a Colorado winter, and its yearlong effect on these greens. There is a tremendous ice buildup on the green throughout the winter months, and all surrounding turf areas drain

towards the green surface. When it snows, the snow melts during the day and refreezes at night directly on the green. This caused two issues: • Accumulation of ice on the green prohibits gas exchange between the soil and the atmosphere which is critical to healthy turf - even in winter months. If ice remains on the surface for a prolonged period of time, the turf can suffocate and die. • Moisture on the surface that goes through

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Hole #3 | Par 3 A much smaller project than the Hole 15 renovation, the turf care team reshaped the green to allow more pin locations and mellow out the extreme undulations that cause ice buildup during the winter months. Though not as big of a change as Hole 15 green, much improved playing conditions now greet players now that this project is completed. Feedback for the improved designs in the first month of play has been tremendous. If you haven’t played the new, re-designed holes at Fossil Trace Golf Club, please visit the all new fossiltrace.com to secure your tee time. D

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Applewood Golf Course 1 (7-H) 303-279-3003 Golden Public 18R Fees: $18-$37 Opened: 1961 Designer: Press Maxwell 2 (15-H) Arrowhead Golf Club Public 18R 303-973-9614 Littleton Opened: 1972 Designer: Robert Trent Jones; Jr. Fees: $79-$149 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) 303-980-8700 Denver Private 18R Fees: $150-$150 Opened: 1985 Designer: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay 5 (16-N) Bear Dance, The Golf Club at Public 18R 303-681-4653 Larkspur Fees: $69-$115 Opened: 2002 Designer: Aurand; Bruening; Hogan Boulder Country Club 6 (1-H) 303-530-2226 Boulder Private 18R; 9P-3 Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Press Maxwell 7 (1-J) Broadlands Golf Course 303-466-8285 Broomfield Public 18R Fees: $37-$47 Opened: 1999 Designer: Rick Phelps 8 (12-K) Broken Tee Golf Course Public 18R 303-762-2670 Englewood Opened: 1977 Designer: Phelps/Dye Design Fees: $15-$31 Buffalo Run Golf Course 9 (3-Q) Public 18R 303-289-1500 Commerce City Fees: $25-$44 Opened: 1996 Designer: Keith Foster 10 (15-N) Castle Pines Golf Club Private 18R 303-688-6022 Castle Rock Fees: N/A Opened: 1981 Designer: Jack Nicklaus 11 (15-M) Castle Pines,The Country Club at Private 18R 303-688-7400 Castle Rock Opened: 1986 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Fees: N/A Cherry Creek Country Club 12 (11-O) 303-597-0300 Denver Private 18R Fees: $125-$125 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Cherry Hills Country Club 13 (12-L) Private 18R 303-350-5200 Cherry Hills Village Opened: 1922 Designer: William Flynn Fees: $150-$150 14 (8-M) City Park Golf Course - Denver Public 18R 720-865-3410 Denver Opened: 1912 Designer: Tom Bendelow Fees: $26-$35 ClubCorp at Black Bear Golf Club 15 (15-R) 303-840-3100 Parker Private 18R 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

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36 (10-Q) Heather Ridge, The Golf Club at Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: $14-$32 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club 37 (12-S) 303-400-6700 Aurora Semi-Private 18R Fees: $40-$71 Opened: 2000 Designer: Arthur Hills 38 (14-L) Highlands Ranch Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Opened: 1998 Designer: Hale Irwin Fees: $40-$73 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) 720-963-5181 Lakewood Public 18E 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) 303-666-4706 Lafayette Public 18R Fees: $40-$53 Opened: 1993 Designer: Hale Irwin/Dick Phelps 43 (5-I) Indian Tree Golf Course 303-403-2542 Arvada Public 18R Fees: $33-$37 Opened: 1970 Designer: Dick Phelps 44 (13-O) Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Resort 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Opened: 1974 Designer: Press Maxwell Fees: $115-$115 Kennedy Golf Course 45 (12-P) Public 27R 720-865-0720 Denver Fees: $27-$37 Opened: 1965 Designer: Dick Phelps 46 (4-J) Lake Arbor Golf Club Public 18R 720-898-7360 Arvada Fees: $23-$27 Opened: 1973 Designer: Gordon Reusink 47 (8-J) Lakewood Country Club Private 18R 303-233-0503 Lakewood Opened: 1908 Designer: T. Bendelow/D. Ross Fees: $90-$110 Legacy Ridge Golf Course 48 (3-J) 303-438-8997 Westminster Public 18R Fees: $24-$47 Opened: 1994 Designer: Arthur Hills Links Golf Course, The 49 (14-M) Public 18E 303-470-9292 Highlands Ranch Opened: 1985 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $16-$36 50 (13-K) Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Public 18E 303-794-5838 Littleton Opened: 1986 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $21-$35 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel 51 (14-N) 303-799-9940 Lone Tree Public 18R 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

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72 (13-R) Saddle Rock Golf Course Public 18R 303-699-3939 Aurora Fees: $13-$54 Opened: 1997 Designer: Dick Phelps Sanctuary 73 (14-M) 303-224-2860 Sedalia Private 18R Fees: N/A Opened: 1997 Designer: Jim Engh South Suburban Family Sports Center 74 (12-O) Public 9E 303-649-1115 Centennial Opened: 1998 Designer: Rick Phelps Fees: $8.50-$19 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) 303-798-1656 Centennial Private 9P-3 Fees: N/A Opened: 1965 Designer: Unknown 77 (8-R) Springhill Golf Course Public 18E 303-739-6854 Aurora Fees: $20-$33 Opened: 1973 Designer: Dick Phelps Stoney Creek Executive 9 Course 78 (4-H) 303-431-9268 Arvada Public 9E Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1998 Designer: Tim Root 79 (2-L) Thorncreek Golf Club 303-450-7055 Thornton Public 18R Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Finger/Spann/Dye 80 (1-L) Todd Creek Golf Club Semi-Private 18R 303-655-1779 Thornton Opened: 2007 Designer: Arthur Hills Fees: $30-$72 Valley Country Club 81 (13-Q) Private 18R 303-690-6377 Centennial Fees: $80-$90 Opened: 1956 Designer: William Bell 82 (3-H) Walnut Creek Golf Preserve Public 18R 303-469-2974 Westminster Fees: $10-$45 Opened: 1999 Designer: Michael Hurdzan 83 (11-M) Wellshire Golf Course Public 18R 720.865.0443 Denver Opened: 1926 Designer: Ross/Hughes Fees: $20-$39 West Woods Golf Club 84 (6-H) 720-898-7370 Arvada Public 27R Fees: $21-$44 Opened: 1994 Designer: Dick Phelps Willis Case Golf Course 85 (5-J) Public 18R 720-865-0700 Denver Opened: 1928 Designer: El Jebel/City of Denver Fees: $35-$54

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Ballyneal 1 (21-X) 970-854-5900 Holyoke Private 18R 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

22 (19-U) Northeastern 18 Public 18R 970-522-2836 Sterling Fees: $29-$47 Opened: 1916 Designer: Henry Hughes Olde Course at Loveland, The 23 (20-N) 970-667-5256 Loveland Public 18R Fees: $33-$33 Opened: 1960 Designer: Hughes/D. Phelps 24 (21-W) On the Green Golf Course Public 9R 970-848-2812 Yuma Opened: 1970 Designer: Unknown Fees: $12-$14 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) 970-842-5470 Brush Public 9R Fees: Unknown Opened: 1971 Designer: Frank Hummel 27 (24-W) Plainsman Golf Club Public 9R 970-358-4321 Joes Fees: $10-$10 Opened: 1964 Designer: E. Boone/O. Collette Prairie Golf Course 28 (25-W) No Phone Cope Public 9R Fees: $5-$5 Opened: 1971 Designer: John Rudnik 29 (25-X) Prairie Pines Golf Club 719-346-8207 Burlington Public 9R Fees: $15-$20 Opened: 1971 Designer: Unknown 30 (19-O) Ptarmigan Country Club Private 18R 970-226-6600 Fort Collins Opened: 1987 Designer: J. Nicklaus Signature Fees: N/A Quail Dunes Golf Course 31 (21-R) Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fees: $25-$31 Opened: 1920 Designer: Henry Hughes 32 (24-R) Quint Valley Golf Club Public 9R 303-822-5295 Byers Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 2002 Designer: Jason Sherrill 33 (19-U) Riverview Golf Course Public 18R 970-522-3035 Sterling Opened: 1980 Designer: Val Heim Fees: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club 34 (22-O) 303-833-5000 Firestone Public 18R Fees: $28-$42 Opened: 2001 Designer: Andy Johnson Sedgwick County Golf Course 35 (17-X) Public 9R No Phone Julesburg Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: Unknown 36 (19-N) SouthRidge Golf Club Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fort Collins Opened: 1984 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: $26-$38

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37 (26-V) Stratton Golf Course 719-348-5412 Stratton Public 9R Opened: 1988 Designer: Box Hemburger Fees: $10-$10 Sunset Golf Course 38 (21-N) 303-651-8466 Longmont Public 9R Fees: $11-$22 Opened: 1922 Designer: Bink Young 39 (26-T) Tamarack Golf Course 719-775-9461 Limon Public 9R Fees: $18-$24 Opened: 1967 Designer: Henry Hughes 40 (21-N) Twin Peaks Golf Course Public 18R 303-651-8401 Longmont Opened: 1978 Designer: Frank Hummel Fees: $10-$31 TPC Colorado 41 (20-M) 970-663-5063 Longmont Semi-Private 18R Fees: TBD Opened: 2019 Designer: Arthur Schaupeter 42 (21-N) Ute Creek Golf Course Public 18R 303-774-4342 Longmont Opened: 1997 Designer: R Trent Jones; Jr. Fees: $44 Washington County Golf Club 43 (21-U) Public 9R 970-345-2309 Akron Opened: 1972 Designer: Unknown Fees: $20 - $25 Wray Country Club 44 (22-X) 970-332-5934 Wray Public 9R Fees: $15-$17 Opened: 1962 Designer: Frank Hummel

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Antler Creek Golf Course 1 (27-Q) 719-494-1900 Falcon Public 18R Opened: 2004 Designer: Rick Phelps Fees: $42-$52 Broadmoor Golf Club 2 (29-O) 719-577-5790 Colorado Springs Resort 54R Fees: $75-$280 Opened: 1918 Designer: Ross; R T.Jones; Nicklaus 3 (28-P) Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 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 6 (33-R) Cottonwood Links Golf Club 719-263-4500 Fowler Public 9R Opened: 1994 Designer: Lee Terry Fees: $16-$16

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7 (27-O) Country Club at Woodmoor 719-884-7243 Monument Semi-Private 18R Opened: 1969 Designer: J. Press Maxwell Fees: $35-$65 Country Club of Colorado 8 (30-O) 719-538-4095 Colorado Springs Private 18R Fees: $110-$135 Opened: 1973 Designer: Pete Dye 9 (31-P) Desert Hawk at Pueblo West 719-547-2280 Pueblo West Public 18R Fees: $28-$30 Opened: 1972 Designer: Johnny Bulla 10 (31-V) Eads Golf Course Public 9R No Phone Eads Opened: 1960 Designer: Mike Hines Fees: 5-$5 Eisenhower Golf Club 11 (27-O) 719-333-2606 Colorado Springs Military 36R Fees: $29-$65 Opened: 1963 Designer: R.T. Jones, F. Hummel 12 (32-O) Elmwood Golf Course Public 27R 719-561-4946 Pueblo Opened: 1932 Designer: WPA Project Fees: $28-$34 Flying Horse, The Club at 13 (27-P) Private 18R 719-487-2620 Colorado Springs Opened: 2005 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Fees: $80-$80 Hollydot Golf Course 14 (34-O) 719-676-3341 Colorado City Public 18R; 9R Fees: $19-$26 Opened: 1974 Designer: Frank Hummel 15 (27-T) Hugo Golf Club Public 9R No Phone Hugo Opened: 1898 Designer: Unknown Fees: $5-$5 King's Deer Golf Club 16 (27-P) 719-559-4500 Monument Semi-Private 18R Opened: 1999 Designer: Redstone G.S. Fees: $52-$62 Kissing Camels at Garden of the Gods 17 (28-O) 719-636-2520 Colorado Springs Private 27R Fees: $95-$127 Opened: 1960 Designer: P. Maxwell/M. Raithert 18 (33-T) La Junta Golf Club 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 21 (29-P) Patty Jewett Golf Course 719-385-6934 Colorado Springs Public 27R Opened: 1898 Designer: Willie Campbell Fees: $29-$31 22 (27-O) Pine Creek Golf Club Public 18R 719-594-9999 Colorado Springs Fees: $39-$69 Opened: 1988 Designer: Dick Phelps Pueblo Country Club 23 (31-P) 719-542-2941 Pueblo Private 18R Fees: $35-$40 Opened: 1903 Designer: Henry Hughes 24 (32-S) Rocky Ford Country Club 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

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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

6 (36-L) Cattails Golf Club 719-589-9515 Alamosa Public 18R Fees: $40-$40 Opened: 1992 Designer: Dick Phelps Challenger Golf Course 7 (34-M) 719-256-4856 Crestone Public 9E Fees: $20-$20 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jim Barnes 8 (28-K) Collegiate Peaks Golf Course 719-395-8189 Buena Vista Public 9R Fees: $28-$28 Opened: 1978 Designer: Phelps/Brauer 9 (25-J) Copper Creek Golf Club Resort 18R 970-968-3333 Copper Mountain Opened: 1980 Designer: Pete & Perry Dye Fees: $29-$72 Cordillera, Club at 10 (25-H) 970-926-5100 Edwards Private 54R, 9R Fees: $250-$250 Opened: 1994 Designer: Hale Irwin 11 (25-I) Country Club of The Rockies Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Opened: 1984 Designer: Jack Nicklaus Fees: $90-$135 Crested Butte, The Club at 12 (28-H) Semi-Private 18R 970-349-8603 Crested Butte Opened: 1984 Designer: Robert T. Jones; Jr. Fees: $75-$149 Dos Rios Golf Club 13 (31-H) 970-641-1482 Gunnison Semi-Private 18R Fees: $55-$70 Designer: J. Cochran/D. Phelps Opened: 1964 14 (25-H) Eagle Ranch Golf Course Public 18R 970-328-2882 Eagle Opened: 2001 Designer: Palmer/Seay Fees: $63-$99 Eagle Springs Golf Club 15 (24-H) 970-926-4404 Wolcott Private 18R Opened: 1995 Designer: Morrish/Weiskopf Fees: N/A Eagle Vail Golf Club 16 (25-I) 970-949-5267 Avon Public 18R Fees: $50-$105 Opened: 1974 Designer: Devlin/VonHagge 17 (21-M) Estes Park Golf Course 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 20 (25-H) Frost Creek 970-328-2326 Eagle Private 18R Opened: 2007 Designer: Tom Weiskopf Fees: N/A 21 (24-G) Glenwood Springs Golf Club Public 9R 970-945-7086 Glenwood Springs Fees: $15-$37 Opened: 1953 Designer: Henry Hughes Golf Granby Ranch 22 (22-L) 970-887-2709 Granby Public 18R Fees: $40-$95 Opened: 2001 Designer: Mike Asmundson 23 (22-K) Grand Elk Golf Club 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

42 (26-H) Roaring Fork Club 970-927-9100 Basalt Private 18R Opened: 1999 Designer: J. Nicklaus - Signature Fees: N/A Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club 43 (19-H) 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Resort 18R Fees: $105-$159 Opened: 1974 Designer: Robert Trent Jones II 44 (32-N) Saint Andrews at Westcliffe 719-783-9410 Westcliffe Public 9R Fees: $13-$13 Opened: 1988 Designer: John Manson 45 (31-L) Salida Golf Club Public 9R 719-539-1060 Salida Opened: 1926 Designer: Emmit Killian Fees: $29-$31 Shining Mountain Golf Club 46 (28-N) 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Public 18R Fees: $38-$48 Opened: 1995 Designer: John Harbottle 47 (27-H) Snowmass Club Semi-Private 18R 970-923-5700 Snowmass Village Opened: 2004 Designer: James J. Engh Fees: $120-$185 Sonnenalp Club 48 (23-I) Semi-Private 18R 970-477-5371 Edwards Opened: 1982 Designer: Morrish/Cupp Fees: $85-$170 Steamboat Golf Club 49 (20-G) 970-879-4295 Steamboat Springs Public 9R Fees: $31-$31 Opened: 1964 Designer: Dick Bondeson 50 (24-I) Vail Golf Club Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Opened: 1968 Designer: Ben Krueger Fees: $64-$109 Willow Creek Golf Club at Eagle Vail 51 (24-I) 970-845-7273 Avon Public 9P-3 Opened: 1974 Designer: Jan Niedziela Fees: $10-$12

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1 (27-A) Adobe Creek National Golf Course 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 4 (26-C) Bookcliff Country Club 970-242-9053 Grand Junction Private 18R Opened: 1958 Designer: Dick Phelps Fees: $60-$60 5 (31-E) Bridges, The Semi-Private 18R 970-252-1119 Montrose Fees: $50-$72 Opened: 2005 Designer: Nicklaus Design Cedar Ridges Golf Course 6 (22-B) 970-675-8403 Rangely Public 9R Fees: $10-$20 Opened: 1985 Designer: Frank Hummel 7 (28-D) Cedaredge Golf Club 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: T Kolacny/Phelps Atkinson Yampa Valley Golf Course 24 (20-E) Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fees: $20-$40 Opened: 1967 Designer: William Neff

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Old vs New — How a modern driver blows away the 15-year old faithful

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We’re showing you why that 15-year-old driver is costing you yards off of the tee. You probably know a buddy who’s kept his old trusty driver in his bag for at least 10 years because ‘they just don’t make them like they used to’ or ‘when I hit it on the screws, it really flies.’ We’ve heard it all. Well if your buddy is constantly battling distance issues and maybe struggles to find the middle of the fairway, we would recommend it’s time to say farewell to old trusty. Not saying that older drivers are bad by any means. These pieces of equipment were all at the height of technology back in the day but over time, they get worn, and along comes bigger and smarter equipment to take its place. Why do new drivers go farther? It does take some convincing to the diehards who love their older driver but instead of rattling off the hundreds of reasons why new equipment is much more efficient for your golf game, I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves. Over the past few years, one thing that everyone wants out of a driver is distance. And the thing golf club engineers turn to is moment of inertia (MOI). MOI can get a little hairy but for the sake of simplicity, think of MOI as how much forgiveness a driver

has. So even on an off-center hit, a driver with a decent amount of MOI can help the ball stay straight and long. What does this have to do with old vs new drivers? Older drivers have a limited amount of MOI and they’re not as forgiving as the drivers on the shelves of GOLFTEC Centers across the country. To prove that, Director of Teaching Quality, Brad Skupaka measured the MOI on an older driver and a new one to see the difference. Obviously, the newer driver is built with more MOI but how does that translate to when you take these clubs to the course? When Skupaka hit the older driver, he carried it 307 yards and was 31 yards offline. When he hit the newer club, he carried the ball 329 yards and was only 13 yards offline. The proof is right there in the numbers. Old, ill-fit equipment can prevent anyone from gaining distance and accuracy off of the tee. So the next time you’re playing with your buddy with the antique driver in their bag, you’ll now know what suggestion needs to be made. And if this ‘buddy’ is you, we won’t tell anyone, just promise to start thinking about a custom club fitting soon. D Sabrina Naccarato is a former DII collegiate golfer at MSU Denver, Sabrina has written hundreds of articles for the GOLFTEC Scramble as both herself and part of the GOLFTEC Digital moniker, produces lesson and ad videos for Instagram and Facebook and manages all of GOLFTEC's social media accounts.


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sion as safe and memorable as can be,” says Savanna Shoemaker, the venue’s newest Director of Private Events & Sales. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Savanna has been part of the event industry since she could remember. Growing up with a mother who also works in events, she quickly followed her lead and fell in love with events herself. Throughout college, she was an assistant at Ansley Event Design, then after graduating from the CU-Denver, she started her own wedding planning company. Over the last five years, Savanna has worked in all areas of events ranging from catering to décor design, but her real passion is grounded in helping people create magical

moments to remember for a lifetime. She is very excited to bring that passion to The Vista and looks forward to helping you make the event of your dreams a reality. Savanna is also your go-to person for dinner reservations at The Vista. Every Thursday evening for a limited time, indulge in a signature meal from the event menu while enjoying the gorgeous views from the deck. To control attendance and ensure proper social distancing, reservations are required and seating is limited, so book today! Ready to plan that long-awaited celebration or save your table for Dinner on the Deck? Contact Savanna by email today at sshoemaker@applewoodgc.com or call 303.204.9531. D

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Course Feature

Whether you’re a newcomer to the game, a scratch player, or somewhere in between, the City of Lakewood offers you 45 holes of championship golf over two distinctive courses. Fox Hollow features three unique nine-hole layouts, each offering wonderful vistas, water challenges, wildlife and a protected, natural environment that will make you forget you are only a few miles from the bustle of urban Denver.

Fox Hollow Canyon #5 – This downhill par 4 to a

Homestead is perhaps Colorado’s best-kept secret in the golf world – a shorter 18-hole, links-style course. But don’t let the yardage fool you – Homestead offers memorable challenges to even the most seasoned golfers.

large but hidden green is considered the signature hole of the entire Fox Hollow layout. From the tee, aim for the lay-up flag and don’t hold back. The biggest mistake most make is leaving themselves with a very long approach shot over a penalty area to the well protected

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Here’s a look at some of the standout holes on each course as well as tips from Lakewood’s golf pros and maintenance crew on the best way to play them.

green – the largest at Fox Hollow. The safe miss is slightly left, where shots can bounce on or near the green. Anything right or short will wind up in a drainage ditch and unplayable, where the best strategy is to take your poison, use the drop area and try to salvage bogey. Console yourself by watching for the hawks and occasional eagle which favor the hole and its changing winds.

Fox Hollow Meadow #5 – Most golfers consider this downhill par 4 the most beautiful hole at Fox Hollow.


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From the tee, a forced carry is required over a creek to a fairway guarded on the left by a penalty area and on the right by a pond extending the last 160 yards to the green. The hole has seen big changes over the last several years, including the natural loss of a tree canopy by the bridge over the creek and another tree right of the green, making the hole appear more open. Also, a bunker renovation project was completed last May. The undulating green slopes back to front and, because of surrounding trees, can be more difficult to read early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

Fox Hollow Links #5 – Before teeing off on this difficult, uphill par 4, take a moment to enjoy the extraordinary westward view toward the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater set against Mount Falcon and the Dakota Ridge Hogback. An uphill drive of 220 yards or more still leaves another 200 to reach a green protected in front by a deep bunker. Favor the right side off the tee as a

mistake left brings a fairway bunker or worse, the long native grass, into play. Make par here and you’ll have added momentum to finish this scenic nine.

Homestead #9 – This mid-length par 4 on Homestead’s Prairie Nine features a classic risk/reward challenge. Start with the split fairway – choose left for a shorter but trickier approach to the severely back-tofront sloping green, requiring an 80 yard carry over a lake. Choose right for a better angle to the green, but one that requires a longer drive to clear fairway bunkers center and right. Try to focus on your putt even though your stomach may have you thinking about the Homestead Grill’s tasty menu.

phitheater to the west, and a stunning perspective of Fox Hollow and Green Mountain as a backdrop to the north. Club selection is critical given frequent wind, a native grass penalty area short and bunkers short right and long of the green. The good news is that tee shots that land on the undulating green usually stay there. Making a 3 on this hole is good; making a 2 is indeed memorable.

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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

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

“Same valley, different climate”. Gypsum Creek is the only golf course in the valley which attracts locals and visitors to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. Pete Dye championship 18 hole golf course with the longest season and best value around! Open March – December (snow permitting).

Fun for the whole family! 530 Cotton Ranch Dr. Gypsum, CO 81637 970.524.6200 gypsumcreekgolf.com 22

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West Woods Golf Course

Open to the Public!

Come Play the West! 27 Holes • Dining Golf Simulator • Great Views

West Woods Golf Club • West Woods Bar & Grill New Award Winning Clubhouse

720-898-7370 • www.westwoodsgolf.com • 6655 Quaker Street, Arvada, CO 80007 DIVOTMagazine.com DIVOTMagazine.com ll Summer Summer Issue Issue 2020 2020

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