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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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Publisher / President Karl O’Keefe

Inside Denver Golf Expo Show Program:

Featured Pro Tip... Deep Drives:

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Advertising Karl O’Keefe Director of Business Development Kirk Hulbert Contact Phone: 303-797-8700 Fax: 303-797-1119 karl@divotmagazine.com www.divotmagazine.com P.O. Box 620999 Littleton, Colorado 80162

The Redesigning of City Park Golf Course:

Distribution Karri Lemons Publishing Schedule 4 Seasonal Issues Each Year Winter Issue January • February • March Spring Issue April • May • June Fall Issue July • August • September Fall Issue October • November • December

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Denver Golf Expo Special Section

Denver Golf Expo: Swing into Spring with Value February 10-12, 2017 the PGA, Colorado Golf Association, theJunior Golf Alliance of Colorado, and the Colorado Women’s Golf Association. Each year, our goal is to add more value for those attending. We continue to include all the best deals from past Expos, and add more value from the moment you walk into the Denver Mart.”

Included in your admission: • New Club-Wedge or Hybrid or both from Warrior Golf • Golf Digest subscription included in your admission • Discounted golf or range balls for each attendee • Attend a free seminar; get a lesson. Better Golf Starts here! • Junior Golf Central, where it’s all about the kids • Exclusive show-only deals on green fees, equipment, golf vacations, apparel and more • MORE merchandise available at the new Pro Shop Row • FREE Demo Days 2017 model clubs direct from PGA Show, thanks to Lenny’s Golf By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

The Rocky Mountain’s largest Golf Expo returns to the Denver Mart, February 10-12, 2017 with an emphasis on more value for attendees. We want everyone to save some

green with the best deals of the season at the Denver Golf Expo. Mark Cramer, President of the Denver Golf Expo, says, “As one of the top consumer golf expos in the country, we appreciate the strong support by the Colorado Section of

Parking is still free with shuttle buses available during the Expo show hours. With all that is included, admission prices are reasonable: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Military/Vets w/ID $11; Kids (16 & under) $3. With over 100 exhibits and displays and more than 12,000

attendees, this interactive 3-day event continues to be THE golf-themed outing to attend every February.

Save the date for the 2017 Denver Golf Expo, Friday-Sunday, February 10-12. For more information, go to DenverGolfExpo.com – where you may also pre-purchase tickets, or purchase tickets in person at King Soopers. D

Dream Team... DIVOT Magazine and the Denver Golf Expo By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Divot Magazine and Denver Golf Expo continues in 2017 as the Dream Team, partnering for the annual February Expo, which attracts more than 12,000 attendees from all over the state and beyone. In a world where magazines and newspapers are folding or moving their content to only online, Divot Magazine continues to have a strong hold in the Denver golf industry. With more than 25 years presence in Colorado, Publisher Karl O’Keefe once again is providing coverage for the Denver Golf Expo. Divot Magazine reaches golfers through-

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out the state of Colorado, consistently providing an invaluable resource for golfers. Divot Magazine maintains the content that readers demand: in-depth coverage of the best golf-related news, information, trends and lifestyle, with a new fresh look. O’Keefe’s company also publishes the popular Green Saver golf discount book, containing over $11,000 in total golf and golf-related savings. Denver Golf Expo director Mark Cramer says, “For more than 19 years, Karl and Divot Magazine continue to provide loyal support to our annual Expo. We are thrilled to continue with our Dream Team into 2017, with Divot Magazine once again featuring the Denver Golf Expo in their Winter issue.”

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Divot Magazine is published four times a year, including their special January/February issue with coverage of the 2017 Denver Golf Expo to its 30,000 readers. The results are a blend of two trusted industry leaders to create one of the most premier golf shows in the West. “The Denver Golf Expo continually grows and changes to meet the needs of the industry, and Divot Magazine has that same attitude.” reports Publisher Karl O’Keefe. “That’s why I, too, value our “Dream Team” partnership, representing Colorado’s unique golf market together at Colorado and the Rocky Mountain’s premier golf expo.” Stop by Divot Magazine’s booth, say hello to Karl and check out the values in the

2017 edition and register to win your own Green Saver Book, a $49 value. D


Denver Golf Expo Special Section

Skip the Lines – Pre-Purchase Denver Golf Expo Tickets By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

It’s back! Easy-to-buy, purchase-in-advance convenience! Value your time? Skip the lines and pre-purchase your Denver Golf Expo.

Purchase online.

No need to leave home. Point your mouse to DenverGolfExpo.com and purchase your ticket(s) with the click of the mouse. Print your tickets and be sure to bring them with you to show at the Expo door. And then you’re off to enjoy the everything-golf-under-one-roof at the Denver Mart.

Groceries and Golf.

You’ve got to eat, right? When grocery shopping at King Soopers, stop by the courtesy counter and purchase your Expo admission through Ticket West until February 9.

Dates & Hours:

Purchase at the Door

Admission Per Day:

For those who prefer to purchase tickets at the door, we recommend arriving early to purchase your ticket and take advantage of the full day of golf themed experiences.

Where:

The Denver Mart Plaza Hall 451 E 58th Ave., Denver, CO 80216

Friday, February 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adults: $13.00 Seniors (50+) $11.00 Veterans and Military $11.00 Kids 16 and under $3.00

For more information: DenverGolfExpo.com

Save Green with Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks & Recreation By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

Denver Golf Expo tradition, South Suburban Parks & Recreation is returning to the 2017 Expo, continuing the tradition of saving green on its Fore Golf Program.

“With very different courses with varying design and difficulty, our courses are designed to appeal to all ages and levels of golfers,” says Bill Ramsey, Director of Gold at South Suburban Parks & Recreation. “Likely, you’ve already experienced golf here – and you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience it again, included in the cost of your admission. We are returning this year with our Fore Golf Program, a progressive golf experience FREE to Expo attendees.”

Perhaps the biggest news is Littleton Golf that South Suburban Golf & Tennis Corse is undergoing a complete club house, pro shop and restaurant renovation. Bill Ramsey says, “This renovation will be completed sometime in the spring, debuting enlarged space, brand new look inside and out, and a patio and deck area overlooking the golf course.

Denver Golf Expo attendees, be sure to stop by the South Suburban Parks & Recreation booth 446=447 to

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spin the wheel and win some great prizes.

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Debuting in 2012, the Fore Golf Program continues to add value to the admission into the Denver Golf Expo. Every Expo registrant receives these South Suburban golf deals, beginning in February through May.

South Suburban Golf Course offers 2 different experiences: a quick 9-hole par 3 round or an 18-hole par 72 course with rolling fairways and large undulating greens. The South Suburban Parks & Recreation also brings players an 18-hole executive course at Littleton Golf & Tennis Club and the Arnold Palmer 18-hole championship course at the Lone Tree Club & Hotel. And finally, the Family Sports Golf Course features an excellent 9-hole executive course with a large heated and lighted year-round driving range. DIVOTMagazine.com l Winter Issue 2017

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Denver Golf Expo Special Section

Returning in 2017: Lenny’s Golf Shop & Club Demo

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“We’re back with more merchandise and more value,” according to Nick Nosewicz, from the family-owned Lenny’s Golf. “We’re bringing more merchandise than ever before, great deals on product, including up to 50 percent off golf shoes. We’re excited to offer three days to save during the Expo.” Lenny’s Golf will bring in great deals, apparel and up to 50 percent off golf shows. “Lenny’s Golf is returning for the 7th year??,” says Mark Cramer, Director of Denver Golf Expo. “When Lenny is behind an event, he’s all into making it a success, and we’re thrilled to have him back again.” “With this year’s Expo dates again landing a week after the big PGA Show in Orlando”, adds Nick, “we have the opportunity to show the latest driver releases for the first time in Colorado. We’ll have all manufacturer reps on site at the Club Test area to answer questions. For serious golfers ready to invest in new product and equipment, orders will be taken at the Expo.” Go ahead, get that new club model you’ve been reading about – and be sure to take advantage of Lenny’s Golf Shop’s offer of free fitting at their store. Club fitters determine the right length and angle – and it will change your game! Since the early 1980’s, Lenny’s Golf has been a Colorado favorite offering the best in golf equipment, apparel and custom fitting. Lenny and his team is hyped and ready to return as sponsor of the

2017 Denver Golf Expo’s Club Demo and is the featured retail vendor. Lenny says, “Get there early to get your shot at one of our 15 hitting stations to loosen your winter golf swing while you test ‘drive’ the new 2017 club models.” Lenny’s Golf will again be bringing state-of-the-art-fitting equipment to the Demo Days Club Test experience, technology at work to make your golf game easier and more enjoyable. With assistance from manufacturers’ representatives, Expo attendees can stop by and swing 2017 offerings from top club makers such as Ping, Callaway, Cobra, Titleist, Taylor Made, Mizuno, and Adams with many more brands being added every day! If you’re looking for great golf deals, then Lenny’s Golf at the Denver Golf Expo is the place to shop. Shopping at the Denver Golf Expo gets you great deals and special buys on clubs (new and used), bags, shoes, pull carts – and more! Armed with personal knowledge gained at the Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test, golfers are invited after the show to check out Lenny’s Golf Shop‘s full line of clubs and equipment, personalized service and custom fitting, located at 2601 S Parker Rd - Aurora, CO or call 303-369-5900. Armed with personal knowledge gained at the Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test, golfers are invited after the show to check out Lenny’s Golf Shop‘s full line of clubs and equipment, personalized service and custom fitting, located at 2601 S Parker Rd - Aurora, CO or call 303-369-5900. D

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New & Improved Junior Golf Central Returns By Diana Rowe DIVOT Contributing Writer

The always popular Junior Golf Central returns to the Denver Golf Expo with new activities and improved location. The past few years, the location has been in the far left corner of the Expo. The new and improved interactive junior golfer area is sporting a new location, right up front near the entrance. This convenient location will be the golf center of fun, keeping kids entertained and also teaches them more about the game of golf. The ever-popular interactive Drive, Chip and Putt Competition will also return allowing juniors to compete in daily contests against juniors their own age for special prizes. A mini golf putt-putt area will also challenge the kids. Addition to the area will be a Junior Golf fitness area, concentrating and balance, strength, and screenings that we can do for junior golfers. During the Expo and beyond into 2017,

Keith Soriano, Assistant Executive Director, Foundation Program, says, “The Colorado PGA will continue to focus on the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado, and truly seeing all junior golf programs in Colorado under one umbrella. We plan to build on the excitement of 2016, when we blew the roof off junior golf with results beyond expectations.” On display at Junior Golf Central will be four major championship trophies, offering junior golfers unique photos opportunities during the Denver Golf Expo. The names of previous winners of the major championships will be on display as well. Included in those lists are PGA Tour players like Mark Hubbard Big Break Alumni like Kelly Jacques, as well as Colorado Open Champions, Web.com and Symetra tour players For more information please visit www.juniorgolfcolorado.org For more information on the Drive Chip and Putt Championship, go to: www.drivechipandputt.com/ D

Serving Wynkoop Craft Beers at the Denver Golf Expo The 2017 Denver Golf Expo will officially serve a selection of craft beers Wynkoop Brewing Company®,where they believe brewing is an art. It all started in 1988 when LoDo had no ballpark, no valet parking, no farm-totable restaurants. Just four guys who wanted to make really good beer. Those four guys were John Hickenlooper, Jerry Williams, Mark Schiffler and Russell Schehrer. They opened the first craft Brewery in Denver on Skid Row in the century-old J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. They built a bar by the building’s old vault, and another bar in the back of the building’s expansive showroom. They installed a small brewhouse on the main floor. They placed 22 pool tables on the second floor and called it Wynkoop Billiards. Beer drinkers across the state braved the sketchy ghost town that was LoDo in the late 80’s for billiards and pints of Russell’s unexpected beer styles. He was one of the first professional brewers in the country to try his hand at mead-making, doppel alt, and cream stout. He was honored by the Brewers Association when he passed with the Russell Schehrer. Award for

Innovation in Brewing, awarded each year at the Craft Brewers Conference to a brewer who knocks down doors. Almost thirty years later, Wynkoop is a Denver institution, still known for innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in their beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles. It’s known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood because— without exaggeration—the Wynkoop helped catalyze the revitalization of LoDo. To-date, our neighborhood is the heartbeat of the city, surrounded by iconic landmarks like Coors Field, Larimer Square, and the recently renovated Union Station across Wynkoop Street. We like to think it all began with beer. Even better, at the Denver Golf Expo, Wynkoop Brewing Company will bepouring 6 of their craft beers for attendees: Uber Lager , Rail Yard Amber ale , Wixa Wiess Wheat , Hoppy Kolsch , Belgorado Belgian IPA , Nug Life IPA So, stop by and order your favorite Wynkoop craft beer at the Wynkoop Beer Garden. D


Denver Golf Expo Special Section Fri. Feb.10

10:15-10:45 am

Using Your Wedge the Way It Was Designed

Speaker: Nathan Morris PGA, GolfTEC pmccarthy@golftec.com Topic Summary: How to use and manage the bounce on your wedge for your best short shots ever! GolfTEC's Nathan Morris will explain the unique design of wedges, upending your understanding of how to approach different shots from varying lies. Speaker Bio: PGA Professional Nathan Morris has been with GolfTEC since 2007 and has taught over 15,000 lessons. He was named to Golf Digest's Best Teachers in Colorado list in 2011, and has earned Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter honors twice. He was also Colorado AvidGolfer's top instructor in 2014.

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Taking Your Game the Extra Degree

Speaker: Ty Walker PGA, GolfTEC pmccarthy@golftec.com Topic Summary: Have you been playing golf at about the same level for years? Thsis session is for you. Ty Walker, PGA, GolfTEC's most tenured coach, will show you the steps needed to your breakthrough in 2017. Speaker Bio: Ty Walker was the first coach employed at GolfTEC in 1996. The Colorado PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 2002 and Horton Smith Award Winner in 2005, he has taught over 45,000 lessons. Walker is known by his students as the Coach of Champions and the Boss of the Bunker.

12:00-12:30 pm

Rules of Golf Explained

Speaker: D Jensen CGA Official, Colorado Golf Association djensen@coloradogolf.org Topic Summary: This series cover the rules behind the most common situations that golfers might encounter on the course. Speaker Bio: The members of the CGA Rules Committee (Chief Rules Officials) have extensive learning and experience and have demonstrated outstanding ability in tournament administration and have superior knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Chief Rules Officials regularly work events for the CGA, CPGA, CWGA, JGAC, Colorado Open Golf Foundation, NCAA, and NAIA. Additionally, they work USGA Championships and numerous other national championships.

1:00-1:30 pm

Swing TRU Motion Study: The Most Comprehensive Fact-based Swing Study Ever Conducted

Speaker: Nick Clearwater PGA, GolfTEC pmccarthy@golftec.com Topic Summary: For over 20 years GolfTEC has helped people play better golf with expert coaching. Video feedback and proprietary motion mesurement software. Having collected data from over 90 million golf swings during this time, our mission was to make sense of that pow-

2017 Seminar Schedule erful information and provide a factbased analysis of how body positions within the swing correlate to skill level. Speaker Bio: PGA Professional Nick Clearwater, GolfTEC's VP of Instruction, is reponsible for training and mentoring more than 600 Certified Personal Coached across the GolfTEC network. A well-respected instructor in his own right, Clearwater has worked with tour professionals at the highest levels.

2:00-2:30 pm

Ground Force, For More Speed

Speaker: Jason Witczak PGA, Green Valley Ranch GC pga11@live.com Topic Summary: Talk about using the ground properly creating more clubhead speed. Using training aids properly (Orange Whip & Orange Peel) to create maximum centerfuged force (forward momentum swing of arms allowing your body to respond.) Will also have special guest Jim Hackenburg, inventor of Orange Peel & Whip part of the seminar. Speaker Bio: Jason Witczak, a Class A PGA Instructor who specializes in kinesiology and proper setup, honed his playing and teaching skills under the watchful eye of the great Manuel de aa Torre who was his instructor in his home state of Wisconsin. Jason is best known for increasing distance with proper training, regarless of physical ability. Jason enjoys teaching all levels of players, from PGA players, to developing junior athletes and all golf enthusiasts in between. Jason's previous work has encompassed developing, instructing and managing John Jacobs Golf School's junior summer camps at Orange Tree Golf REsort, where he coached a record 170 yougn players with colligiate institutions that will further develop their growth. Most recently, Jason qualified for the presitigious 2012 National Club Professional Championship. Not only has he been successful on the golf course teaching golfers of all ages how to improve their game, he is also a former NFL football player. Jason and his lovely wife Jaime are parents of three young boys and Jason devotes much of his free time coaching his sons hockey and baseball teams.

Sat. Feb.11 10:00-10:30 am

Ground Force, For More Speed

Speaker: Jason Witczak PGA, Green Valley Ranch GC pga11@live.com Topic Summary: Talk about using the ground properly creating more clubhead speed. Using training aids properly (Orange Whip & Orange Peel) to create maximum centerfuged force (forward momentum swing of arms allowing your body to respond.) Will also have special guest Jim Hackenburg, inventor of Orange Peel & Whip part of the seminar. Speaker Bio: Jason Witczak, a Class A PGA Instructor who specializes in kinesiology and proper setup, honed his playing and teaching skills under the watchful eye of the great Manuel de aa Torre who was his instructor in his home state of Wisconsin. Jason is best known for increasing distance with proper training, regarless of physical ability. Jason enjoys teaching all levels of

players, from PGA players, to developing junior athletes and all golf enthusiasts in between. Jason's previous work has encompassed developing, instructing and managing John Jacobs Golf School's junior summer camps at Orange Tree Golf REsort, where he coached a record 170 yougn players with colligiate institutions that will further develop their growth. Most recently, Jason qualified for the presitigious 2012 National Club Professional Championship. Not only has he been successful on the golf course teaching golfers of all ages how to improve their game, he is also a former NFL football player. Jason and his lovely wife Jaime are parents of three young boys and Jason devotes much of his free time coaching his sons hockey and baseball teams.

12:00-12:30 pm

The Rules of Golf Explained

Speaker: D Jensen CGA Official, Colorado Golf Association djensen@coloradogolf.org Topic Summary: This series cover the rules behind the most common situations that golfers might encounter on the course. Speaker Bio: The members of the CGA Rules Committee (Chief Rules Officials) have extensive learning and experience and have demonstrated outstanding ability in tournament administration and have superior knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Chief Rules Officials regularly work events for the CGA, CPGA, CWGA, JGAC, Colorado Open Golf Foundation, NCAA, and NAIA. Additionally, they work USGA Championships and numerous other national championships.

1:00-1:30 pm

Plan, Think and Work Your Way to Better Golf

Golf Digest Magazine. He is also a two-time Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year, this year's Colorado PGA Player Development Award winner, and a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the US. Trent has also been seen on Altitude TV's Golf@ Altitude show as well as The Golf Channel.

Sun. Feb.12 10:15-10:45 am

Why Your Ball Curves and What You Need to Do to Fix It

Speaker: Trent Wearner PGA, Trent Wearner Golf Academy trent@trentwearnergolf.com Topic Summary: Why Your Ball Curves and What You Need to Do to Fix It Speaker Bio: Trent Wearner is rated the #1 Teacher in Colorado as voted by his peers and published by Golf Digest Magazine. He is also a two-time Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year, this year's Colorado PGA Player Development Award winner, and a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the US. Trent has also been seen on Altitude TV's Golf@ Altitude show as well as The Golf Channel.

respond.) Will also have special guest Jim Hackenburg, inventor of Orange Peel & Whip part of the seminar. Speaker Bio: Jason Witczak, a Class A PGA Instructor who specializes in kinesiology and proper setup, honed his playing and teaching skills under the watchful eye of the great Manuel de aa Torre who was his instructor in his home state of Wisconsin. Jason is best known for increasing distance with proper training, regarless of physical ability. Jason enjoys teaching all levels of players, from PGA players, to developing junior athletes and all golf enthusiasts in between. Jason's previous work has encompassed developing, instructing and managing John Jacobs Golf School's junior summer camps at Orange Tree Golf REsort, where he coached a record 170 yougn players with colligiate institutions that will further develop their growth. Most recently, Jason qualified for the presitigious 2012 National Club Professional Championship. Not only has he been successful on the golf course teaching golfers of all ages how to improve their game, he is also a former NFL football player. Jason and his lovely wife Jaime are parents of three young boys and Jason devotes much of his free time coaching his sons hockey and baseball teams.

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12:00 -12:30 pm

Speaker: Jason Witczak PGA, Green Valley Ranch GC pga11@live.com Topic Summary: Talk about using the ground properly creating more clubhead speed. Using training aids properly (Orange Whip & Orange Peel) to create maximum centerfuged force (forward momentum swing of arms allowing your body to

Speaker: Alex Phillips swinglikeagirlgolf@gmail.com Topic Summary: With her dynamic personality Alex will give some tips on how to give yourself or how to teach your students to get more distance off the tee. She will be giving swing tips and fitness tips helping

Ground Force, For More Speed

Swing Like a Girl - How To Get More Distance off the Tee

overall distance off the tee. Speaker Bio: After four years of playing Division 1 collegiate golf Alex entered the world of Long Drive. As a rookie on the tee in 2015 she got to the semi finals at the World Long Drive Championship and went on to represent Team USA at the International Long Drive Challenge in Mexico later that year. With continued success in 2016 she won the Mesquite Shoot Out and finished Top 10 at the World Championship. Along with competing Alex is no stranger to coaching. Having worked with Juniors, Amateurs and college level players.

1:00-1:30 pm

How Does your Body Really Work for Golf

Speaker: Doug Wherry PGA, Jake's Academy doug@jakesacademy.com Topic Summary: To improve in any endeavor one must have a plan. Golfers tend to look for quick tips and miracles for their game to improve. We will show you a positive simple plan for real improvement. Speaker Bio: Doug has had a passionate affair with golf since his youth. He has competed and coached for over 35 years, directing his energy towards passing on golf's trasitions, ethics and joy to those that are passionate about golf. His most recent focus has been on training junior golfers that want to be competitive through Jake's Academy and Jake's Place which provides financial support to kids that need help. Doug has been mentored in golf and life by some of the finest people surrounding the game including Arnold Palmer, Lee Travino, Jake Warde, Warren Smith, Bill Eschenbrenner, Jim Loehr, Bob Proctor, Kendal Yonomoto and Doctor Richard Olshock.

Speaker: Doug Wherry PGA, Jake's Academy doug@jakesacademy.com Topic Summary: To improve in any endeavor one must have a plan. Golfers tend to look for quick tips and miracles for their game to improve. We will show you a positive simple plan for real improvement. Speaker Bio: Doug has had a passionate affair with golf since his youth. He has competed and coached for over 35 years, directing his energy towards passing on golf's trasitions, ethics and joy to those that are passionate about golf. His most recent focus has been on training junior golfers that want to be competitive through Jake's Academy and Jake's Place which provides financial support to kids that need help. Doug has been mentored in golf and life by some of the finest people surrounding the game including Arnold Palmer, Lee Travino, Jake Warde, Warren Smith, Bill Eschenbrenner, Jim Loehr, Bob Proctor, Kendal Yonomoto and Doctor Richard Olshock.

2:00-2:30 pm

Live lesson With Audience Member

Speaker: Trent Wearner PGA, Trent Wearner Golf Academy trent@trentwearnergolf.com Topic Summary: Live golf lesson with an audience member. Speaker Bio: Trent Wearner is rated the #1 Teacher in Colorado as voted by his peers and published by

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Denver Golf Expo Special Section

The 2017 Denver Golf Expo would like to thank all of our sponsors!

Grand Prize:

Bucket List Trip for 4! — Retail value $9,000.00 — Links courses give an Old World feel to your golf game, and in North America, Bandon Dunes Golf in Oregon is the place you want to land for just such an experience. At the 2017 Denver Golf Expo, one lucky winner and three of their best friends will get that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity*! Located just under three hours from Eugene, head west and then south, and be prepared for a scenic Highway 101 drive. Non-golfers may not have heard of Bandon Dunes, but seasoned duffers likely have this seaside town and its world renowned courses on their golf bucket list. With a reputation as one of the greatest golf resorts in the world, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort opened its first course in 1999, Bandon Dunes, perched on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. The 18-hole additions of Pacific Dunes (2001), Bandon Trails (2005), and Old MacDonald (2010), as well as the unique 13-hole Par-3 course,

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Bandon Preserve (2012), provides the perfect destination for any golf enthusiast with that passion for adventure. That’s 85 holes and a whole lot of golf stories up for discussion. What makes Bandon Dunes so special is that these are all links courses, joining the club of only a few authentic links courses in North America. These courses are consistently rated as top golf courses in the U.S. and world by several golf publications. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has developed into the “No. 1 Golf Resort in North America” according to Golf Digest with all four public 18-hole courses ranked in the top 15 within the U.S. But wait! There’s more. Accommodations range from single rooms overlooking the 18th hole of Bandon Dunes to 4-bedroom Grove cottages tucked away in the coastal evergreen forest. Six award-winning restaurants provide a diverse experience for

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Photo by: Wood Sabold your palate. Did we mention that one lucky Denver Golf Expo attendee **will win this Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Getaway* for 4 people? This amazing golf getaway includes a 3 night stay in luxury 4-Bedroom Cottage, 12 rounds of links golf on any of Bandon’s 5 courses. Retail value $9,000 What else do you need for your next golf adventure?

For more information vist www.BandonDunesGolf.com or call toll Free: 888.345.6008 • Local: 541.347.4380. * All trips are good for Sunday arrival and Wednesday departure only, based on resort’s availability. Airfare and other incidental charges are not included. Expires 10/1/17 **You must fill out the survey in front lobby to be entered into the drawing. D


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2017 DENVER GOLF EXPO EXHIBITOR LIST AND FLOOR PLAN Exhibitor Booth # 2018 U.S. Senior Open 441 5280 Cryo Recovery Clinic 614-620,515-521 Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa 539 American Singles Golf Association (ASGA) 1214 Applewood Golf Course 320-322 Aqua Golf 215 Aurora Hills Golf Course 642 Barefoot Wine & Bubbly 525 BGV Marketing 543 Birdie Ball 144 Birdie Bottle 450 Bluegreen Vacations 315 Broadlands/ Kings Deer Golf Course 343 Buffalo Run Golf Course 326 CaddyDaddy 229 Callaway Golf Driving Range Cattails Golf Course 327 Centre Hills Golf Course 642 Charter Financial Resources 448 City of Arvada - Westwoods & Lake Arbor Golf Courses 414 City of Aurora Golf 642 City Park Golf Course 215 Coal Creek Golf Course 439 Cobra Golf Driving Range Colorado AvidGolfer 146 Colorado Golf Association 1215 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame 1306-1308 Colorado Women's Golf Association 1218 Costco Wholesale 426 CO-WY Optimists Junior Golf 1204 Coyote Springs Golf Club & Villas 1212 Creative Motivation 514

Cutarelli Vision 235 David Musty Putters 321 Denver Golf 215 Denver Sign Factory 540-542 Diamante Cabo San Lucas 1200 Divot Magazine 1248 Eagle Trace Golf Club 421 Enovative Technologies 334 Evergreen Golf Course 215 Eye Putt Pro 324 Finney County Convention & Visitors Bureau 638-640 First Tee of Denver Pitching Contest/Lesson Area Fitzsimmons Golf Course 642 Fox Hollow & Homestead Golf Courses / City of Lakewood 333 Global Travel Network 630-632 Golf Ball Paul's 443 Golf Loveland - City of Loveland 327 Golf Mesquite Nevada 437 Golf on the Santa Fe Trail 535 Golf Summerlin 438 Golf The West 536-538 Golf TLC 440 Golf Westminster 345 GolfTEC 239 Granby Ranch 433 Grand Elk Ranch and Golf Club 433 Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau 328 Grand Lake Golf Course 433 Grand Links 433 Green Valley Ranch Golf Club 233 Greenway Park Golf Course 223 Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, The 427 Gypsum Creek Golf Course 527

Harvard Gulch 215 Heather Ridge Golf Club 337 Heritage Eagle Bend 314 Heritage @ Westmoor Golf Course 345 Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino 219 Home Team Golf 1302-1304 idealGolfer 636 Inferno USA 520 Innovative Chiropractic 1208 Ironbridge Golf Club 318 J&M Distribution/ Hidow 426 John Hutton Golf Collector 1205-1209 Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado 1330 Kennedy Golf Course 215 Keystone Resort Golf 232 Lakota Canyon Ranch & Golf Club 436 LasikPlus 1216 Legacy Ridge Golf Course 345 Lenny's Golf Shop Club Test Demo Area Lincoln Park Golf Course 328 Los Lagos GC/ Edgewater Casino 332 Loveland Olde Course 327 Mariana Butte Golf Course 327 Meadow Hills Golf Course 642 Mesquite Gaming 228 Mexico Tourism Board 218 Mile Hi Media 1202 Mizuno Golf Driving Range Murphy Creek Golf Course 642 Muscle Mechanix 1222 Overland Park Golf Course 215 PGA Tour Superstore 1310 Pinnacle Performance Eyewear 226

Ping Golf Driving Range Playful Spirits Travel 1211 Pole Creek Golf Course 433 Power Home Remodeling 222 Pro Players Association 518 Raccoon Creek Golf Course 415 Rain Wedge 544 Redlands Mesa Golf Course 328 Red Rock Golf Trail 339 Renewal by Andersen 419 Rocky Mountain Outback Hats 227 Saddle Rock Golf Course 642 Sassy Caddy, Inc. 420 South Suburban, Littleton, Lone Tree, & Family Sports 446-447 Spring Hill Golf Course 642 Srixon Golf (Cleveland Golf) Driving Range Sterling Golf Services/ Golfing Palm Springs Magazine 541 Sun City West, AZ 319 Suncoast Hotel & Casino 537 SuperFlexx Eyewear 327A Taylor-Made Golf Driving Range The Denver Post 1206 The Prairie Club 348 The Treasure House of Hope 1203 Tiara Rado Golf Course 328 Titleist Golf Driving Range Topgolf Centennial 347 Tour Edge Golf Driving Range Wellshire Golf Course 215 Willis Case Golf Course 215 Western Health Systems 531 Wilson Golf Driving Range Wynkoop Brewing Company Beer Garden

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Featured Tip

Drill Your Driver UP for Deep Drives! By Chad Miller DIVOT Contributing Writer hances are you’ve worked on hitting down into the ball and taking a divot in front of it for solid contact and piercing shots at the target. But it’s good to note that while that can do wonders for your iron game, the descending angle of attack can wreak havoc if copied with the driver because of the club’s longer length and lack of loft, so here’s a simple drill to make sure you swing UP on the ball to bomb it with the big stick.

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Drill your Driver UP • Tee up your driver like usual and place another peg into the ground about four inches in front of it along the target line about the same height as your teed-up ball. • Place a third tee about two inches behind the teed-up ball along the target

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line, this one laid flat on the ground. • Hit shots repeatedly in this fashion and try to miss both the front and back tees. Diagnosis If you miss the forward tee but hit the back tee (shown at left below) … your body is likely moving too far away from the target or ball, or that your wrists have started to “release” too early, which can create too

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much dynamic loft at impact and even make you hit the ground behind the ball, neither of which are good for long, consistent drives. If you miss the back tee but hit the forward tee with these shots (shown center below) … your angle of approach is descending too much, which means your upper body has likely moved too far toward the target or ball, and that you have incon-

sistent contact, “ballooned” shots with too much spin, and varying trajectory patterns from swing to swing. If you miss both tees (shown at right below) … nice job! You’re likely now within a desirable range for angle of approach with your driver (generally anywhere from 2–5 degrees moving UP into the ball for most amateurs is ideal, although many variables determine this), and your face contact, spin rates and ball speed are closer to being maximized for long, towering drives! Chad Miller is the Center Manager and Director of Instruction at GolfTEC Chapel Hills, having taught over 10,000 lessons. In 2013 he was named the Colorado PGA Horton Smith Award winner and is a Player Development Instructor for the PGA's Professional Golf Management program at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. GolfTEC is the nation's recognized leader in private golf instruction, with over 5 million lessons given and a 96% success rate. For more information please visit their website at www.golftec.com. D


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News

Denver Selects World-Class Teams to Compete for Redesign of City Park Golf Course Course will remain open through 2017 and will reopen in 2019

he City and County of Denver today announced that three design-build contractor teams have been selected to submit proposals for the redesign of City Park Golf Course. The teams include some of the industry’s top golf course designers, engineers, architects and construction contractors that have the unique experience, knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of Denver’s golf community and the neighborhoods around City Park.

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The three teams chosen to submit proposals are: • Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, with golf course architect/designer Robert Trent Jones II • Saunders Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer Icon Golf Studio • SEMA Construction, Inc., with golf course architect/designer DYE Designs

These three were selected from nine teams that responded to the city’s Request for Qualifications that was issued in October. The selection panel included city staff, community representatives and golf/technical experts. “City Park Golf Course is one of the city’s most beloved and enjoyable golf courses,” said Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation.

“The talent and experience represented on these teams will ensure that City Park Golf Course continues to be one of Denver’s crown jewels for years to come.” A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued to the three teams in mid-January. The RFP will include guidelines and requirements that will drive the design of the course. In addition to input from the public, representa-

tives of the neighborhoods around City Park Golf Course and the golf community participated in an eight-month, collaborative process to develop and inform many of the design guidelines that will be in the RFP. A community open house about the RFP will be held in late January or early February. The course will remain open through the 2017 golf season. The city will select the design-build contractor in the Spring of 2017, with construction expected to begin in late 2017. The course will reopen in 2019. The redesign of City Park Golf Course is part of the city’s Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems program. That program is taking a comprehensive approach to better protecting people and property north and east of downtown against flooding while improving water quality and enhancing public spaces. More information can be found at www.denvergov.org/PlattetoParkHill. D

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 16

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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.

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Health & Fitness

Mindful Golf: One Swing, one shot, and one thought at a time!

By Kathleen Heiney Class A LPGA Professional RYT Yoga Instructor/Master Trainer

f all the hazards, fear is the worst! My favorite quote from one of the greatest golfers of all time, Sam Snead. Fear is what gets in the way of many of us moving forward and pushing through to be the best we can in golf and life. We see it countless times when we step on the course. Fear of hitting a bad shot, a high score, losing a tournament, hitting into the water and the list goes on. Fear drives most of our decisions and puts a tremendous amount of doubt in our minds. The problem with fear is it is in the future not the present moment. The what if not the what now? Golf is one of those sports where It is easy to slip into the mindset of what’s not happening and forget about the power of what is happening. Mindfulness is truly a buzz word today. But what does it really mean? Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

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Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. What on earth does this have to do with golf? Part of the Yoga Fit FORE Golf program is

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teaching my students the power of mindfulness on and off the golf course. It is easy to ignore what is happening in our bodies but really easy to get attached to the thoughts and emotions in our minds. Part of mindfulness, in golf, is that when we start to tune into our thoughts we will recognize patterns. These patterns are so engrained that they become automatic and habitual in a sense. Therefore, the same challenges continue to show up

round after round. We never get better and we continue down the same path of woulda, shoulda, coulda not the right now! When the wheels start to fall off, which they will, how do we put them back on? How do we let go of what we think should happen and tap into what is happening? We tap into the brain, the power of mindfulness. It is not about turning the mind OFF it is about tuning into what is happening with no judgement, no doubts, or fears of what is “right” or “wrong”. It is about complete acceptance in the moment. The shot that is being produced not the results. When we take our mind into the future we lose track of commitment to the present swing or shot type. Yoga Fit FORE Golf is a program designed to help you access the power of mindfulness and learn to focus more on one thought, one swing and one shot at a time. It is a three-part program. Pre-game, on-course and post-game. The mindfulness part is done on course. A series of activities designed to assist you in discovering what works for you, your swing and ultimately taking your game to the next level. D


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

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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dential homes in 2015. Nearly 70 percent of PRPD’s constituents passed a bond measure in November 2015 to raise funds for the district to buy the property from Molson Coors Brewing Company and protect its use as a recreational amenity and open space. “We at Prospect Recreation and Park District are absolutely thrilled to bring this project to fruition. We believe this truly reflects the priorities and values of the constituents of the District, who by their vote agreed to fund the bulk of this acquisition. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those who put so much hard work into making this happen, especially the Trust for Public Land and Hillary Merritt, the Save Applewood Golf Course community committee, the local homeowners associations who supported this effort, and the Prospect Foundation,” commented Jim Zimmerman, Chair of the Board of Directors of Prospect Recreation and Park District. “And finally, we want to extend our deepest thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado and Jefferson County Open Space, who by their grants have provided the additional Story continued on page 30

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funding to make the acquisition of Applewood Golf Course a reality.” “The local community spoke loud and clear about its desire to see this place conserved as open space, going so far as to vote to tax themselves to make it happen,” said Jim Petterson, The Trust for Public Land’s Colorado state director. “Given that level of energy and commitment, we are humbled to have had the opportunity to partner with this community to help fulfill its vision for parks, trails, and open space.” As a result of the voter-approved bond, PRPD leveraged $9.4 million in funding for the purchase, and Jefferson County Open Space contributed a $1.1 million from its Local Park and Recreation Grant Program. “We are delighted to be one of the many partners that joined together to preserve Applewood Golf Course for the community to enjoy, covet, and steward as public open space and parkland. This is a great story of a small park district that wisely engaged and enlisted the community and partners to come together to preserve this important place. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all who worked so hard on this. They have given the community a lasting holiday gift,” said Jefferson County Director of Parks & Open Space Tom Hoby. “We’re pleased to have partnered with PRPD and the Trust for Public Land to preserve the golf course for the benefit of the community. We’ve owned the property since the 1960s, but we need to devote more of our focus to growing our global operations. Together with our donation of South Table Mountain in 2004,

we’re proud of our continued support for preserving the great outdoors in our hometown of Golden, Colorado,” said Sam Walker, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Molson Coors Brewing Company. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 4,700 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information. The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live near a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org/colorado. Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, naturebased experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and recreation district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 28 regional parks and more than 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado. D


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The RX line is the best-selling Lexus model and for good reason. Now in its fourth generation with more interior space, the 2016 has a more bold look and feel, and a whole list of new safety and tech features that are sure to please. There are two models of the RX. All versions now, not just the F Sport, are powered by a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The RX rides on MacPherson struts in front and a double wishbone setup in back, and it’s been tuned for better responsiveness without giving up any of the comfort in the ride. The car takes a nice step forward in technology too. With the Navigation Package you’ll get an expanded app

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Jeep Wrangler maintains its classic throwback attitude from the old military utility vehicle days. Whether by chance or by design, this off-roader has maintained it’s look for decades and has become one of Jeep's best selling vehicles. Offered in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and the extreme off-road Rubicon models, the Wrangler offers a throwback design with a good mix of modern amenities. Jeep preserved all sorts of details that you might not think could carry over to today’s market. The door hinges are still exposed, attached to flat sheet metal, and you can still completely remove its top and doors and flip down the windshield. All Wranglers are powered by Chrysler's 3.6-liter V-6, with a 6-speed

manual or an optional 5-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 and automatic make a smooth transition from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 7.7 seconds. The two door Wranglers are rated at 17 mpg city, 21 highway, 18 combined with either the manual or automatic. Move up to the larger Wrangler Unlimited and those ratings drop slightly. The 2017 Wrangler’s interior is still pretty basic, but considering where it can take you, I think it’s a fair compromise, and it can still be hosed down after a crazy day off road. Pricing is something to keep in mind. While the base price for the 2017 Wrangler is around $25,000, the loaded up Rubicon models can blow past $45,000. Please visit jeep.com for detailed prices and more information. D


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Feature Story

Send Us Your Postcards

Sand Hollow Resort By Cody Law DIVOT Magazine Contributing Writer

as is the enjoyment of well struck drives, approach shots to five feet and birdie putts. “My favorite courses include a variety of golf, in equally contrasting landscapes. Falcon Ridge has always been a fun test of golf because of the relatively easy front nine and the more challenging back nine. The Palmer and Canyon courses are beautiful layouts with plenty of risk/reward holes,” says Harmon. From the time the first tee was put in the ground at the Oasis Golf Club to the most recent addition of the Jack Nicklaus Signature design at Coyote Springs, the uniqueness of the course menu has helped this little corner of the southwest find its place in the golf travel world. As if that isn’t enough, the home-away-

kay, you’re right. No one really sends postcards anymore. In a world full of social media opportunities it’s so much easier to post a picture with a hashtag or two. Mesquite, Nevada is the place for making lasting memories on and off the golf course and offers plenty of picture perfect opportunities. With six golf courses and a threesome of luxurious resorts at your fingertips, GolfMesquiteNevada.com is the perfect place to customize your next golf getaway and to fill your social media posting passion with recreation, golf, casino excitement, fine dining and spa relaxation. Sports columnist Dick Harmon, of Salt Lake City, Utah’s Deseret News said, “Mesquite is the perfect golf destination located close to Las Vegas and drivable from Colorado, Utah and Arizona. I love taking a winter break, spending four days in Mesquite with my wife and friends. There is plenty to do and the food choices are outstanding bargains.” Oasis Golf Club Head Professional Adam Schwartz adds, “With mild winter temperatures, Mesquite’s small town warmth attracts golfers from across the country. Mesquite is an amazing place to stay and play and the Golf Mesquite staff will cater to your every need.” From the cliffs of Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course to the palm tree-lined fairways of Coyote Springs Golf Club, enjoying the variety of golf offered is as big of a drawing card with Golf Mesquite Nevada 36 DIVOTMagazine.com l Winter Issue 2017

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from-home comfort of our resorts, the sparkling water of our pools and even the variety of dining options will have you tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming your every move, to the envy of those you left behind. Add in some hometown friendliness and service that pays attention to every detail and the formula is just right for a golf destination that doesn’t disappoint. The most repeated compliment received in the call center is always based on the service our customers receive when they book a trip through Golf Mesquite Nevada. Having a friendly, knowledgeable staff and providing an easy one stop shop website elevates our customer’s experience to a level that practi-

cally guarantees a return visit. Then we top it off with our Lowest Prices Guarantee. That’s right, booking your next golf getaway with us guarantees the lowest stay and play package available for our championship courses and luxurious accommodations. “Golf Mesquite Nevada is a golfer's dream! With six amazing courses within just a few miles of each other, you can easily play 36 holes a day. And you should,” says Golf Mesquite Nevada Board Member Mindee West. Golf isn’t the only attractive thing on the stay and play menu. Luxurious resorts like the Eureka Hotel Casino Resort and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites offer plenty of

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fun and relaxation off the golf course with all the vacation amenities to fill out a golf getaway agenda. In addition to the popular Eureka Resort and Mesquite’s Holiday Inn Express, the new Rising Star Sports Ranch

Resort is now open and can serve as the hub for a wide spectrum of activities, with an emphasis of course, on golf. The resort is specifically designed to enhance a group's (large or small) experience

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with room types like King Suites, Double queens and even bunkrooms that can hold up to 12 people. Rising Star Resort guests enjoy the social centerpiece of the ranch – the backyard, which is a park-like area in

the center of the resort towers. Entertainment in the backyard includes basketball, volleyball, pickle ball courts, horseshoe pits, barbecue grills and the resort's swimming pool and hot tub. Harmon said, “One of the best features of playing golf in Mesquite, Nevada, is the abundant sunshine. Sunshine, blue sky and green grass guarantee a successful, rejuvenating winter golf getaway.” As we all know, championship-style golf courses, along with beautiful weather, offer perfect picture postcards in any form. We will be posting ours and hope you’ll tag yours with #howdidyaplay. We will be looking for them and you. Cody Law is the executive director of Golf Mesquite Nevada. For more information on individual or group stay and play rates please visit golfmesquitenevada.com. D

ties present themselves on both the outward and inward nines.

The Palmer Course at the Oasis Golf Club – Mesquite, NV

With the distinctiveness of design and variety of challenge found from Sand Hollow Resort and Coral Canyon to the 36-holes of the Oasis Golf Club and the soaring elevation changes of Falcon Ridge, topped off by the golfer’s paradise of Coyote Springs, Golf Mesquite Nevada has a course for every game. Sand Hollow Resort – Hurricane, UT Golf Mesquite Nevada is proud to offer Sand Hollow Resort, in nearby Hurricane, Utah, as one of our impressive list of championship golf courses. The Championship Course at Sand Hollow is a John Fought designed masterpiece. As visually stunning as it is challenging, the Championship Course moves in and among the world-renown distinctive red rock formations of southern Utah. The Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort is a par 72, 18-hole layout that features an unsurpassed blend of sand, water, sun, and turf. Elevated tees, wide sweeping fairways and challenging greens will keep golfers of all abilities on their toes. The 7,315-yard Championship Course plays along steep ridge lines negotiates deep canyons and weaves through lush rolling fairways.

The Arnold Palmer designed Palmer Course at the Oasis Golf Club offers emerald green fairways cradled in isolated canyons, a box canyon enshrining a lush green, four unique signature holes, elevated tees with majestic tee shots and numerous hazards created by Mother Nature. The Palmer Course played host to the Golf Channel’s Big Break Mesquite show and has been ranked as “One of the Best You Can Play” by Golf Digest. This par-71 course with five different tees provides a stern test of golf and some of the most scenic desert panoramas in Southern Nevada. The golf course can be played from 4,500 yards up to 6,700 yards from the tips.

Falcon Ridge Golf Club – Mesquite, NV Falcon Ridge is a 6,550 yard, par 71 rolling layout with spectacular elevation changes, numerous water features and high mesa views. Scoring opportunities come fast on the opening nine holes before the course stretches out and more strategic golf shots are required on the inward nine. The golf course sits high on the cliffs of Mesquite and flows through the hills and canyons providing one of the most picturesque golf venues in all of Mesquite golf.

Coral Canyon Golf Course – St. George, UT Coyote Springs Golf Club – Coyote Springs, NV This Jack Nicklaus Signature design is an excellent challenge of golf for all levels of players. Set on the rolling Nevada desert, the course is a scenic wonder. Wide fairways, challenging greens and country club service make Coyote Springs a must play on any Golf Mesquite Nevada itinerary. The course is the ultimate golf challenge from the tips at 7,471-yards but with four sets of tee boxes the course can also play 5,349 yards from the forward tees.

The Canyons Course at the Oasis Golf Club – Mesquite, NV The Canyons Course is molded perfectly to its natural setting at the Oasis Golf Club offering a wide variety of challenging holes and elevated tee boxes. The generous fairways and smooth Bermuda greens make the course player friendly and a refreshing change of pace. The Canyons is player friendly at 6,400 yards from the tips and good scores are in the offering if shots are placed in well-defined landing areas. Risk/reward opportuni-

Coral Canyon Golf Course works its way around some of the area’s most stunning red-rock formations and provides a resort-like layout and country club service. The course’s character and beauty is only outdone by its variety of risk/reward opportunities. Coral Canyon’s 7,029-yard, par-72 layout provides a unique golf experience with two par 5s as the opening holes. Birdies are available right at the start so be sure to warm up on the multi-tried driving range and practice putting areas. Unique challenges players face at Coral Canyon Golf Course include the short par-3, 122-yard sixth hole, placed into the natural red rock outcroppings, it’s one of the most unique holes on the Golf Mesquite Nevada menu.

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