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Vol 24 No 3

Your Guide to Golf in Colorado

2016

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Colorado’s Golf Guide

Summer Issue 2016 Volume 24

Number 3

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Feature

Denver Golf... ...Providing Variety and Value In Your Neighborhood Willis Case Golf Course: #1 Tee

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enver Golf’s vision is to be the national leader in the golf industry regarding accessibility, diversity, environmental stewardship and building the game for the future. Denver Golf has variety and value with eight convenient locations. With some of the most affordable rates in Denver, you will always find that their outstanding course conditions and top notch guest services provide you with an enjoyable customer experience. Denver’s eight unique locations include urban golf settings at City Park to mountain vistas in Evergreen. There are two Par three courses at Harvard Gulch and Kennedy, miniature golf courses at Aqua Golf and Kennedy, and you can even hit into a lake on purpose at the signature water driving range, Aqua Golf. Their regulation golf courses are scattered throughout the Denver Metro area. This combination allows Denver Golf to provide something for everyone. Wherever you live or whatever skill level your game is, Denver Golf has it. Denver Golf prides itself in providing outstanding course conditions while being leaders of environmental stewardship in the golf industry. In 2008, Denver Golf joined the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), using this certification program as the benchmark for sustainable resource management. As part of their vision and core values, all of the Denver courses will be Audubon Certified by the

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end of 2017. Audubon certified courses must demonstrate success in the following areas: Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat, Outreach and Education, Integrated Plant Management, Water Conservation and Water Quality. Denver Golf’s Loyalty Program provides players the chance to accumulate points every time they play golf. The Loyalty Program allows players to accumulate rewards such as a free Golf Cart or Green Fee. See HYPERLINK "http://www.cityofdenvergolf.com" www.cityofdenvergolf.com for other rewards and details. Denver Golf offers many innovative programs for men and women of various ages and skill levels. Some of the programs Denver Golf provides to build the game for the future are: The First Tee of Denver Junior program, Denver Golf Socials, and Footgolf. The First Tee of Denver’s mission is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially and physically through the game of golf. They provide golf instruction, inschool tutoring and mentoring to 5,000 juniors annually making them the 2nd largest First Tee chapter in the nation. Two examples of nationally recognized in-school programming provided by the First Tee of Denver are Read & Swing and Club Building classes. These programs incorporate academics as they relate back to golf and The First Tee Nine Core Values. Three Denver Golf courses (City Park, Wellshire

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and Willis Case) have First Tee of Denver junior courses, where kids can play free. A fourth junior course is in the planning stages at Overland Park Golf Course. For more information on The First Tee Of Denver go to www.thefirstteeofdenver.com. Denver Golf Socials are a great avenue for golfers to get out and enjoy a relaxed round and network with other golfers. Participants receive: instructional tips, 9-holes, golf cart, drinks and appetizers. Socials are ladies only or mixed play and are held every other Monday. Socials are held at all the Denver Golf courses with entry fees ranging from $35 to $45. Details and a schedule of Denver Socials can be found at www.cityofdenvergolf.com/programs/denver-golf-socials The Par Three course at Kennedy offers Footgolf. Never heard of Footgolf? It is brand new to Denver Golf. Players compete by kicking a ball from the tee to an oversized hole located near the green. Players can bring their own soccer ball, or rent one for a nominal fee. Because Footgolf is played on the same course, Footgolfers can play alongside traditional golfers. In addition, kids under 18 can play golf or footgolf FREE on Kennedy’s par three with a paying adult any day. To learn more about Denver Golf Courses and the programs they provide go to www.cityofdenvergolf.com.

Denver Golf Facilities 720-865-GOLF(4653)

City Park Golf Course

2500 York Street, Denver (720) 865-3410

Evergreen Golf Course

29614 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen (720) 865-3430

Kennedy Golf Course

10500 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora (720) 865-0720

Overland Park Golf Course

1801 South Huron Street, Denver (720) 865-0430

Wellshire Golf Course

3333 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver (720) 865-0440

Willis Case Golf Course

4999 Vrain Street, Denver (720) 865-0700

Harvard Gulch Golf Course

660 Iliff Avenue, Denver (720) 865-0450

Aqua Golf

501 West Florida Avenue, Denver (720) 865-0880

Come home to play… Denver Golf is your neighborhood course!


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After 12 noon: Fri-Sun & Holidays Any Time: Mon-Thurs Must purchase cart. Expires 10/1/16 Bordered to the west by the spectacular Colorado National Monument, with splendid views of the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat top mountain, and the ever changing Bookcliffs, the newly renovated Tiara Rado golf course is golf and nature at its best. Tiara Rado is challenging for any level of skill with four tee areas to choose from and plenty of water hazards to avoid, including the short but ornery moat hole. It has an 18-acre practice area, golf cars, pull carts, lessons, rental clubs, and full service pro shop. Tee times may be made seven days in advance by calling (970) 254-3830.

Grand County Golf at its Finest!

Tee times available up to 14 days in advance by calling (970) 887-9122 or book online at www.grandelk.com 1300 Ten Mile Drive • Granby, CO 80446

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Featured Instruction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Mountain Golf

Your next golf vacation; a golfer’s vision of paradise: 4 unique mountain courses, All within 25 minutes of each other, All priced at under $100 dollars during peak season… And all within an hour and a half of Denver!

ust a dream? No, they are the four courses that make up Grand Links – Colorado’s most unique and affordable golfing destination.

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The Grand Links courses – Grand Elk, Grand Lake, Golf Granby Ranch, and Pole Creek – are all nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide between Winter Park and Grand Lake and offer the rare opportunity to combine a high country golf experience with the most affordable lodging rates in the region.

Designed to challenge the imagination and creativity of the finest golfers by using the rolling terrain and natural contours to influence shot making, it’s also perfectly suited for all golfers because of the five tee boxes and family tees.

Truly a memorable Grand County golf experience and..... "Not your Typical Mountain Course"!

Here’s what Grand Links has to offer:

Grand Elk was inspired by the inland courses of the British Isles with low lying vegetation and rolling terrain. It is Grand County's only "Heathland" style golf course, and showcases the rugged natural beauty you'd expect to find in Colorado.

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Grand Lake Golf Course borders Rocky Mountain National Park and has a variety of challenging holes with spectacular views from every tee. The course is Rocky Mountain golf at its best. The course was designed by renowned golf course architect Dick Phelps with its rolling fairways and undulating greens surrounded by lodgepole pines, aspens and colorful native flora is sure to be a favorite. Moose, elk, deer, fox, and other wildlife are often spectators during a round and add to a memorable, unique mountain golf experience.

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Golf Granby Ranch welcomes you to the tale of two nines. The front nine holes weave naturally through native grasses along the meandering Fraser River. The back nine unveils elevation changes in a valley setting, providing soaring views from rolling fairways and greens. Golf Granby Ranch is a classic mountain course for all levels of golfers. With strategically placed sand traps, lakes and ponds, Golf Granby Ranch offers 18-hole play for golfers of all abilities. This scenic course consistently ranks as one of the top mountain golf courses in Colorado, and is open to the public.

Pole Creek opened in 1984 and is everything you’d want and expect out of a Colorado golf course. Located at 8,600 feet of

elevation, Pole Creek is sure to impress every golfer – whether it’s a first timer or seasoned veteran – with 360 degrees of stunning mountain views and a vast diversity of terrain. The course has rightfully earned a number of prestigious accolades, including the title of “Best Mountain Golf Course” by Colorado Avid Golfer the past three consecutive seasons, in addition to top-three nods for “Best Views,” “Best Wildlife” and “Best Après Golf” the past two years.

Now in its 33rd season of operation, Pole Creek boasts an impressive 27 holes – the only facility of its size in the county – and is divided among three distinct nine-hole courses: the Ranch, the Meadow and the Ridge.


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News

New Academy for Young Female Golfers

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ormer LPGA champion mentors young athletes to extraordinary breakthroughs in the game, and

in life. Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine’s 2016 Best Instructor for Women and LPGA Champion and Teaching Professional, Lauren Howe, announces the opening of GREAT Girls and Golf, a customized, comprehensive learning platform for middle and high school girls (ages 12-19). This collaborative effort with local business entrepreneur Sandra King presents a three-dimensional approach to golf: Head • Heart • Game. Young students are given the opportunity to master the game of golf while also gaining a GREAT sense of self and a plan for reaching their competitive and/or scholarship dreams. In her 13 years on the LPGA tour and over 35 years as a teaching pro, Lauren has competed against and trained some of the most successful female golfers and major contributors to the game. Having that insight into the strengths, strategies, motivational techniques and winning attitudes that makes a champion is rare. As Lauren states, “Our dream in creating the GREAT Girls

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and Golf program is to share that knowledge, provide a fast track for young female golfers on their road to excellence, and bring more recognition to girls golf in Colorado.” GREAT Girls and Golf offers a variety of instructional workshops, lecture series led by experts in nutrition, mental strategies and golf fitness, and for more advanced players, a year-round customized program. The philosophy of the Head • Heart • Game is integrated into every learning situation. In Sandy’s words, “There are so many life lessons that can be acquired through studying and playing the game of golf. Our focus is to give the girls the tools to make good decisions and handle changes on the course that can spill over into other aspects of their lives.” Highlighting the summer’s events is a Short Game League, a unique and fun combination of on-course training and competition on the quickest way to lower scores: the balance between the inner game and the short game. For more information about GREAT Girls and Golf, and upcoming events, please visit www.greatgirlsandgolf.com. D

Flatirons Golf Course has a long and illustrious history as Boulder’s premier golf club.

Join us for a round and enjoy the fantastic views of the flatirons and back range. We are family friendly,with adult, junior and senior rates seven days a week. Flatirons is an easy walking golf course and value priced. Frequent player discount value plans are available. Book a reservation and Learn more at www.flatironsgolf.com or call 303-442-7851 5706 Arapahoe Boulder Colorado 80303

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Denver Area Courses ●

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

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Heather Gardens Golf Course Map#: 89 Public 9E 303-751-2390 Fee Range: $12 Aurora Heather Ridge Country Club Map#: 90 Public 18R 303-755-3550 Aurora Fees: Guest $45 Heritage at Westmoor Map#: 92 Public 18R 303-469-2974 Fee Range: $24-$45 Westminster Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & CC Map#: 91 Semi-Private 18R 303-400-6700 Aurora Fee Range: $35-$70 w/cart Heritage Todd Creek Golf Club Map#: 227 303-655-1779 Public 18R Thornton Fee Range: $55-$65 Highlands Ranch Golf Club Map#: 94 Semi-Private 18R 303-471-0000 Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $42-$69 Homestead at Fox Hollow Map#: 239 720-963-5181 Public 18E Fee Range: $18-$35 Lakewood Hyland Hills, The Courses at Map#: 99 Public 27R 18P3 303-428-6526 Westminster Fee Range: $25; $37 Hiwan Golf Club Map#: 96 303-674-3369 Private 18R Fees: Guests $85 Evergreen Indian Peaks Golf Course Map#: 101 Public 18R 303-666-4706 Lafayette Fee Range: $34-$38 Indian Tree Golf Course Map#: 102 Public 18R 9P3 303-403-2541 Arvada Fee Range: $26 Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Map#: 103 Resort/Private 18R 303-397-7878 Englewood Fee Range: $70-$115 J. F. Kennedy Golf Course Map#: 104 720-865-0720 Public 27R 9P3 Fee Range: $20-$24 Denver Lake Arbor Golf Club Map#: 108 Public 18R 303-423-1650 Fee Range: $23 Arvada Legacy Ridge Golf Course Map#: 113 Public 18R 303-438-8997 Westminster Fee Range: $28-$45 Lakewood Country Club Map#: 111 Private 18R 303-233-0503 Lakewood Fees: Guests $75-$90 Littleton Golf & Tennis Club Map#: 26 303-794-5838 Public 18E Littleton Fee Range: $13-$34 Links at Highlands Ranch, The Map#: 117 303-470-9292 Public 18E Highlands Ranch Fee Range: $18-$31 Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel Map#: 118 Public 18R 303-799-9940 Fee Range: $43-$65 Littleton Meadows Golf Club, The Map#: 126 Public 18R 303-409-2250 Littleton Fee Range: $14-$31 Meadow Hills Golf Course Map#: 125 Public 18R 303-690-2500 Aurora Fee Range: $29-$35 Meridian Golf Club Map#: 128 Private 18R, 303-799-4043 Englewood Fee Range: $65-$85 Murphy Creek Golf Course Map#: 137 Public 18R 303-361-7300 Aurora Fee Range: $34-$44 Omni-Interlocken Resort Map#: 139 Resort 27R 303-464-9000 Broomfield Fee Range: $55-$85 Overland Park Golf Course Map#: 140 Public 18R 303-698-1975 Denver Fee Range: $20-23 Park Hill Golf Club Map#: 142 Public 18R 303-333-5411 Denver Fee Range: $18 Perry Park Country Club Map#: 145 Private 18R 303-681-3186 Larkspur Fees: Guests $50-$70 Pinehurst Country Club Map#: 147 Private 27R 303-985-1559 Denver Fees: Guests $70-$85 Pinery Country Club, The Map#: 148 Private 27R 303-841-2850 Parker Fees: Guests $40-$50 Plum Creek Golf & Country Club Map#: 149 Private 18R 303-688-2611 Castle Rock Fee Range: $65-$85 Pradera, The Golf Club at Map#: 228 Private 18R 720-851-9600 Parker Fee Range: $TBA Raccoon Creek Golf Course Map#: 156 Public 18R 303-932-0199 Littleton Fee Range: $38-$70 Ranch Country Club, The Map#: 157 Private 18R 303-466-2111 Westminster Fees: Guests $55 Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Map#: 158 Public 18R 303-663-7150 Castle Rock Fee Range: $36-$59 Red Rocks Country Club Map#: 159 Private 18R 303-697-8008 Morrison Fees: Guests $35-$45 Ridge at Castle Pines North, The Map#: 160 Public 18R 303-688-0100 Castle Rock Fee Range: $75-$120 Riverdale Golf Courses Map#: 164 Public 36R 303-659-6700 Brighton Fee Range: $26-$37

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

Sanctuary

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

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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

Front Range North

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

Courses not responsible for published fees. Fees ma Mariana Butte Golf Course Map#: 123 Public 18R 970-667-8308 Fee Range: $28-$36 Loveland Missing Links Golf at Frederick Map#: 130 Public 9R 303-651-7060 Longmont Fees: 10 Mountain Vista Greens Golf Course Map#: 136 Public 9R 970-482-4847 Fee Range: $12-$14 Fort Collins Northeastern 18 Map#: 188 Public 18R 970-521-6889 Sterling Fee Range: Guests $15-$37.50 Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club Map#: 144 970-674-0930 Semi-Private 18R Windsor Fee Range: $40-$50 Plainsman Golf Club Map#: 235 Public 9R No Telephone Joes Fee Range: $10 Prairie Golf Course Map#: 151 970-383-2211 Public 9R Fee Range: $5 Cope Prairie Pines Golf Club Map#: 152 Public 9R 719-346-8207 Burlington Fee Range: $15-$20 Ptarmigan Golf & Country Club Map#: 153 970-226-6600 Private 18R Fee Range: $100 Fort Collins Quail Dunes Golf Course Map#: 73 Public 18R 970-867-5990 Fort Morgan Fee Range: $22 Quint Valley Golf Club Map#: 249 Public 9R 303-822-5509 Byers Fee Range: $20 Riverview Golf Course Map#: 165 Public 18R 970-522-3035 Sterling Fee Range: $12-$18 Saddleback Golf Club Map#: 218 303-833-5000 Public 18R Fees: $29-37 Firestone Sedgwick County Golf Course Map#: 224 Public 9S N/A Fees: N/A Julesburg Southridge Golf Club Map#: 181 Public 18R 970-416-2828 Fort Collins Fee Range: $21-24

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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

Brightwater Club Map#: 243 Private 18R 970-777-1270 Fee Range: Members Only Gypsum Catamount Ranch and Club Map#: 23 Private 18R 970-871-9200 Steamboat Springs Fees: Guests $135 Cattails Golf Club Map#: 24 Public 18R 719-589-9515 Fee Range: $30 Alamosa Challenger Golf Course Map#: 119 Public 9E 719-256-4856 Crestone Fee Range: $20 Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Map#: 34 719-395-8189 Public 9R Buena Vista Fee Range: $23 Copper Creek Golf Club Map#: 39 Resort 18R 970-968-2882 Copper Mountain Fee Range: $65-$85 Cordillera, The Club at Map#: 40 970-926-5100 Private 54R 9P3 Fee Range: $225-$235 Edwards Country Club of the Rockies Map#: 47 Private 18R 970-926-3021 Edwards Fees: Guests $75-$175 Crested Butte, The Club at Map#: 49 970-349-6131 Resort 18R Fee Range: $120 Crested Butte Dos Rios Golf Club Map#: 56 Semi-Private 18R 970-641-1482 Gunnison Fee Range: $65 w/cart Eagle Ranch Golf Club Map#: 217 Public 18R 866-328-3232 (toll free) Eagle Fee Range: $45-$90 Eagle Springs Golf Club Map#: 58 Private 18R 970-926-4404 Wolcott Fees: Escorted Guests Only EagleVail Golf Club Map#: 59 800-341-8051 Resort 18R Fee Range: $35-$98 Avon Estes Park Golf Course Map#: 64 Public 18R 970-586-8146 Fee Range: $28 - $46 Estes Park Four Mile Ranch Golf Club Map#: 252 Public 18R 719-275-5400 Canon City Fee Range: $44-$59 Fox Acres Country Club Map#: 74 Private 18R 970-881-2191 Red Feather Lakes Fees: Guests $120-$130 Glenwood Springs Golf Club Map#: 79 970-945-7086 Public 9R Glenwood Springs Fee Range: $25 Grand Elk Golf Course Map#: 222 970-887-9122 Resort 18R Granby Fee Range: $45 - $125 Gypsum Creek Golf Club Map#: 42 Public 18R 970-524-6200 Fee Range: $54 Gypsum Grand Lake Golf Course Map#: 80 Public 18R 970-627-8008 Grand Lake Fee Range: $44-$80 Haymaker Golf Course Map#: 87 Public 18R 970-870-1846 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $79 Headwaters Golf Course Map#: 225 Public 18R 970-887-2709 Granby Fee Range: $60-$80 High Country Mountain Meadows GC Club Map#: 233 Public 9R No Telephone Red Feather Lakes Fees: N/A Ironbridge Golf Club Map#: 208 Semi-Private 18R 970-384-0630 Glenwood Springs Fees: Guests $39 to $89 Keystone Ranch Golf Course Map#: 105 Resort 18R 970-496-4250 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Keystone, The River Course at Map#: 162 Resort 18R 970-496-4444 Keystone Fee Range: $125-$140 Lake Estes Executive 9 Golf Course Map#: 109 Public 9E 970-586-8176 Estes Park Fee Range: $13 Maroon Creek Club Map#: 124 Private 18R 970-920-1533 Aspen Fees: Guests $195-$325 Monte Vista Country Club Map#: 131 Public 9R 719-852-4906 Monte Vista Fee Range: $18 Mount Massive Golf Course Map#: 134 Public 9R 719-486-2176 Leadville Fee Range: $18 Pagosa Springs Golf Club Map#: 141 Resort 27R 970-731-4755 Pagosa Springs Fee Range: $57 Pole Creek Golf Club Map#: 150 Public 27R 800-511-5076 Winter Park Fee Range: $80 The Ranch at Roaring Fork Club Map#: 245 Public 9P3 970-963-4410 Carbondale Fee Range: $15 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Map#: 60 Semi-Private 18R 970-262-3636 Silverthorne Fee Range: $75-$124 Red Sky Ranch Map#: 223 N/A 36R 970-477-8406 Edwards Fees: N/A Rio Grande Golf Club Map#: 41 Resort/Private 18R 719-873-1995 South Fork Fees: N/A River Valley Ranch Golf Club Map#: 163 Public 18R 970-963-3625 Carbondale Fee Range: $50-$75

Roaring Fork Club Map#: 166 Private 18R 970-927-9100 Fees: Invitation only Basalt Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Map#: 173 Resort 18R 970-879-1391 Steamboat Springs Fee Range: $80-$130 Saint Andrews at Westcliffe Map#: 186 Public 9R 719-783-9410 Fee Range: $12-$20 Westcliffe Salida Golf Club Map#: 170 Public 9R 719-539-1060 Salida Fee Range: $23 Shadow Hills Golf Club Map#: 172 719-275-0603 Semi-Private 18R Ca-on City Fee Range: $33 Shining Mountain Golf Club Map#: 211 Public 18R 719-687-7587 Woodland Park Fee Range: $32-$38 Snowmass Golf Village Map#: 177 719-784-6152 Resort 18R Fees: N/A Snowmass Village Sonnenalp Golf Club Map#: 178 Resort 18R 970-477-5370 Edwards Fee Range: $160 Steamboat Golf Club Map#: 187 970-879-4295 Public 9R Fee Range: $25(9H); $37 (18H) Steamboat Springs Vail Golf Club Map#: 200 Public 18R 970-479-2260 Vail Fee Range: $100 Willow Creek at Eagle Vail Map#: 237 Public 9-P3 970-845-PAR3 Avon Fees: N/A

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Adobe Creek National Golf Course Map#: 1 970-858-0521 Public 27R Fee Range: $17-$24 Fruita Battlement Mesa Golf Club Map#: 8 Public 18R 970-285-7274 Fee Range: $35 Battlement Mesa Black Canyon Golf Club at Montrose Map#: 132 Public 18R 970-249-4653 Montrose Fee Range: $24 Bookcliff Country Club Map#: 12 Private 18R 970-242-9053 Grand Junction Fees: Guest $40 Bridges at Montrose, The Map#: 241 970-252-1119 Simi-Private 18R Montrose Fees: Guest $45-$87 Cedar Ridges Golf Course Map#: 25 970-675-8403 Public 9R Rangely Fee Range: $10(9H), $18(18H) Chipeta Golf Course Map#: 31 Public 18E 970-245-7177 Fee Range: $17-$21 Grand Junction Cobble Creek, The Links at Map#: 116 Public 18R 970-240-9542 Montrose Fee Range: $37 Conquistador Golf Course Map#: 38 Public 18R 970-565-9208 Cortez Fee Range: $18 Dalton Ranch Golf Course Map#: 50 Semi-Private 18R 970-247-8774 Durango Fee Range: $79 Deer Creek Village Golf Club Map#: 52 Public 18R 970-856-7781 Cedaredge Fee Range: $29-$38 Devil's Thumb Golf Course Map#: 43 Public 18R 970-874-6262 Delta Fee Range: $26-$41 Divide Ranch and Club Map#: 67 Semi-Private 18R 970-626-5284 Ridgway Fee Range: $49-$76 Glacier Club Map#: 193 Private 18R 970-382-6700 Durango Fee Range: 125-$175 Hillcrest Golf Club Map#: 95 Public 18R 970-247-1499 Durango Fee Range: $22 Hunter’s Run Golf Course Map#: 246 Public 18R 970-884-9785 Ignacio Fee Range: $11-$20 Lakota Canyon Golf Club Map#: 240 Public 18R 970-984-9700 New Castle Fee Range: $45-$75 Lincoln Park Golf Course Map#: 114 Public 9R 970-242-6394 Grand Junction Fee Range: $10-$14 Meeker Golf Course Map#: 127 Public 9R 970-878-5642 Meeker Fee Range: $19 Redlands Mesa, The Golf Club at Map#: 220 Public 18R 970-263-9270 Grand Junction Fee Range: $49-$69 Rifle Creek Golf Club Map#: 161 Semi-Private 18R 970-625-1093 Rifle Fee Range: $34 Telluride Ski & Golf Club Map#: 194 Resort 18R 970-728-6157 Telluride Fee Range: $130-$150 Tiara Rado Golf Course Map#: 196 Public 18R 970-254-3830 Grand Junction Fee Range: $18-$22 Yampa Valley Golf Club Map#: 214 Public 18R 970-824-3673 Craig Fee Range: $28

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GAME GOLF LIVE makes the Golf Range Association of America’s top 25 list he award-winning golf shot tracker, GAME GOLF LIVE, added to its accolades as one of the best pieces of new gear for your game in 2016. The Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) recently issued its annual list of “2016 Top 25 Teaching and Training Aids.” GAME GOLF LIVE is the only wearable, realtime shot-tracker to make this year’s list. GAME GOLF LIVE is totally new technology and the only shot tracker that is allowed in competition play under the Rules of Golf issued by the USGA and R&A and is being used by golf professional, Maria Verchenova, to train for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Makers of GAME GOLF LIVE recently announced two major upgrades that squarely put the device at the top of the technological pack when it comes to analyzing your game the way the pros do. “When golfers immediately see what happens to their shots on their phones, smart watches or computers,” said GAME GOLF CEO John McGuire, “they gain a whole new understanding of what’s happening on the course. It’s also a great way to make the most of coaching sessions to shave strokes off student’s games. We are so glad that GRAA recognizes the power of technology to help people become better players.” GAME GOLF LIVE uses an updated wearable GPS device that communicates with feather-light sensor tags attached to the top of the grip on each club and an integrated software platform that automatically tracks and captures

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performance data, in real-time. GAME GOLF LIVE has a powerful rangefinder; and data from every shot, including putts, is instantly displayed on your iOS or Android phone and on your smart watch. On courses where you can’t use your phone, the information connects to the device; and you can see it on the 19th hole. Strokes Gained Analysis compares your play to that of a scratch golfer with robust metrics off the tee, on approach shots, during the short game and for putting. The system proactively gives you

TIPS that will pinpoint improvement opportunities. GAME GOLF LIVE has a new feature that not only helps golfers track more accurate putting stats from specific pin placements, but also helps other golfers who will play the same course on the same day. The new Pin Placement feature allows golfers to select the edit button on their phones, zoom in on each green and drag the pin to its precise location, resulting in putting stats that are 100 percent accurate on every green. This feature now allows next players to play the course on the same day to see automatically accurate pin placements so they can truly plan their game strategies. The new feature also allows for precise adjustment of ball locations on the green relative to the pin, further enhancing the accuracy of the data. The pin placement feature is currently available on iOS (iPhone) platforms and coming very soon to Android systems. The second upgrade is the new Auto Hole-Switching feature that works more smoothly and handles multiple golf situations better than other competing devices. With this feature, GAME GOLF LIVE tracks a golfer’s movements from hole to hole, automatically updating the system. With this upgrade, the system will truly operate in real time, the whole time you are on the course. Auto Hole-Switching is live on both Android and iOS (iPhone) platforms. For more information or to view videos of GAME GOLF in action, visit GAMEGOLF.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @GAMEGOLF. D


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olf needs a King. Not so much the PGA, LPGA, Euro tour, or any other current golf body governed by a Commissioner, President, Chairman, or whoever. I’m talking about the need for public golfers to have a King. A King for golf played on municipal courses by hackers and whackers and hustlers and muscleers. The golf industry is always seeking for ways to grow the game. Perhaps they should find a King to oversee the Kingdom. To implement ways to improve some of the good, and to rectify much of the bad. I appoint thee, King Wiff, ruler of Duffington. Golf has been experiencing many of the same problems for a long time. These issues get magnified today with our ever shortened attention spans. Golf can sometimes take more than half of the day when you include the travel and cocktails, and even more time to practice enough as to not hold up play. Then, let’s not forget how the business of golf has slowly sucked much of the fun out of the game by brainwashing us to believe we need new, better, balls, and a $500 driver every year. What about the courses who employ ex UPS supervisors to be rangers who scold you around the links trying to keep you under 4 hours, including three visits from the astronomically priced, beer cart. Finally, golf is hard, perhaps too hard to be a sport for the masses. However, there’s hope. Golf isn’t any easier to master than baseball and those guys figured out that fast-pitch softball could be played by many who couldn’t play hardball. And

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when those who couldn’t play fast-pitch got the itch, slow-pitch was invented. And now we have co-ed slow pitch so that just about anyone can participate. So, worry not ye fellow Duffitonians, King Wiff is here to help you find ways to grow, speed-up, and to simplify your game. How do we get the villagers to play faster and still enjoy their experience? There are currently experiments being conducted trying to encourage more players to play 9 holes, rather than 18. Some courses offer a 6-hole option. We can also alter current rules, and create new ones designed to help pace of play and make the game easier for the commoners. These few things alone are certain to get more villagers to take up this nutty game. There has to be real changes, not superficial ones, and public golf must stop trying to emulate professional golf. Like softball, golf must find ways to make it more fun for those who will never be able to take it to the next level. Stop making public golfers try to hit it farther, and play under many of the same penal conditions as the pros. From this day forward King Wiff decrees that all public golfers tee from where their handicaps say they should. The “Golds” will be reserved for professionals or special events. The “Blacks” will be for 10 handicaps and below. The “Blues” are for golfers carrying handicaps from 10-20. Those who are in the 20-30 range play from the “Whites”, and the “Reds” are for all 30 handicaps and above. Under this plan women will simply move up 1 so that the

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“Blacks” are for the pros, “Blues” for scratch to 10 handicaps, “Whites” for 1020’s, “Reds” for 20-30’s, and “Pink”, “Yellow”, or some other pastel color for all the 30 handicaps and above. Players will be allowed to move up, but cannot move back until they can prove the appropriate handicap to match their egos. All out-of-bounds shots will now be played laterally, just like shots lost in a lake or other hazard. How can we claim to be trying to speed up play when a ball that rolls 3 inches out-of-bounds costs you more than an ugly, sliced, sky ball that lands 100 yards into the middle of a lake? You will now only be allowed 2 minutes to find a lost ball, after that you must drop and move on. From now on if you putt and hit the flagstick from 65 feet while trying to lag and speed up play, rather than a penalty stroke you will receive a free sleeve of balls. There will now be a 2 stoke penalty for taking the game too serious. This includes throwing clubs, balls, or any loud verbal rants containing more than a dozen naughty words. Each foursome will now be allowed to ignore rules they find ignorant like, asking what club someone used, or

changing balls when arriving at the green. Everyone can now better their lie in the fairway and take gimme’s on anything inside the leather. Courses will now be required to hire rangers with common sense and starters who don’t think they are important. There will be shock collars for committing dumb golf acts, like not picking up after reaching double digits, leaving a club behind more than once a round, yelling at someone for being slow while two groups are waiting behind you, or for breaking from the heard to go scrounge for lost golf balls. From now on there will be affordable cart food and drink, and free sunscreen. (Find a sponsor) Cart girls will no longer be allowed to sit texting or talking on the phone while you’re hitting. Golfers will no longer be allowed to hit on the cart girls. There will be penalties when your phone goes off, or you get caught talking on it. And we will now get rain checks for things other than rain, like, heat, fatigue, the feeling that it’s just not your day. I would hope by now, it’s apparent your King has nothing but concern and love for the game of golf, and for the all the sorry sods who have become hopelessly addicted to its magical powers. The changes I demand are intended to make this silly game easier and more fun, not to inflame the Kingdom. Enjoy, and thank thee later. D

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Mountain Golf

Swing into Summer at Keystone’s Two Award-Winning Golf Courses Featuring 36 Holes Set Amongst the Magnificent Rocky Mountains

The River Course at Keystone itting at 9,280-feet elevation in Summit County, Colo., and easily accessible from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location to beat the summer heat and enjoy the allure of the high country. Named by GolfDigest 2016 Editors’ Choice as one of the five best golf resorts in the Rockies/Great Plains, Keystone boasts a beautiful 36-hole golf facility with two authentic and distinct courses. The River Course at Keystone is set to open on Friday, May 13 with the Keystone Ranch Golf Course opening on Friday, May 27.

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Located in one idyllic Rocky Mountain resort setting, Keystone’s golf courses provide an ideal location to hit the links this summer. The Hurdzan-Fry designed River Course offers impressive elevation changes among a modern course design that has been built into the surrounding landscape. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Keystone Ranch Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures and old western heritage remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking panoramic scenery.

Short Game

Keystone offers a variety of lodging options, including hotels, condos and townhomes ranging in size from studio to four-bedroom, and four- and five-bedroom private homes, that are conveniently located within minutes of The River Course and Keystone Ranch Course. Keystone’s Stay,

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Keystone Ranch Golf Course Play & Save packages begin at $153 per person, per night and offer exclusive savings on lodging and golf rates, and include green fees, practice facility access and free nine holes of golf on the afternoon of arrival. Additionally, resort amenities, activities and dining options are all located on-site at Keystone, providing a variety of easily accessible mountain adventures when not golfing.

A Family Drive

Keystone is known as a place where families rule, and the resort’s golf professionals and staff are dedicated to the family guest experience. The River Course and Keystone Rach Course both offer up to six sets of tees on each hole to accommodate golfers of all abilities and allow everyone in the family to enjoy the game. Both courses offer a Kids Swing Free program, inviting anyone 17

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and younger to play for free after 5 p.m. with a paying adult. Families can also take advantage of Time for Nine rates as well as Starting New at Golf (SNAG), a fun and easy program that begins at just $5 per round, including equipment.

At the FOREfront

The recently introduced Keystone Golf mobile app allows golfers to keep score, access hole descriptions and pictures and utilize the GPS component to know the exact yardage from ball to green. Guests can also book tee times, compare scores to other players, share accomplishments socially, customize a tournament and receive news, updates and pricing specials. The Keystone Golf app is free and available at both The River Course and Keystone Ranch Course. New golf carts are even equipped with USB plug-ins.

Elevate Your Game

Both The River Course and Keystone Ranch Course offer a variety of private lessons, clinics and programs designed for golfers of all abilities and ages. With instruction via Keystone’s PGA teaching professionals, enjoying the links through private lessons and weekly offerings designed specifically for women, men, juniors, seniors and group golfers is easier than a hole-in-one. There are programs offered each day of the week except Sunday, including short-game clinics, Birdies and Bettys ladies’ play days, junior golf clinics and new this summer, men’s play days.

Golf rates begin at just $55 with a variety of options available, including 9-, 18- and 36hole rates, numerous season passes, memberships, and junior rates. Visit golfkeystone.com for additional information. D


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Experience mountain golf at its finest! outed through towering pines, quaking aspens, crystal clear creeks and trout filled lakes; the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks overloads the senses with Colorado’s mountain beauty. This Tom Lehman, Hurdzan/Fry designed masterpiece is destined to be one of the finest golf courses in all of Colorado. The Raven is located in the majestic Gore Mountain Range and offers panoramic vistas at every turn. Stretching from 5235 to 7413 yards, the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks offers a challenge for golfers of all abilities.

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The Raven Golf Club offers an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary architectural design styles. One feature of the golf course that is unique is the design of the bunkers. Patterned after legendary golf course architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie, native grasses frame the bunkers and offer a dramatic visual contrast to the emerald fairways. While they may look intimidating, the bunkers are placed as guide posts to show the golfer the way or to save errant shots.

Among the wildest and best maintained in Colorado, the fairways provide very large landing areas that invite balls to run another 15 to 30 yards. Greens averaging 6,500-square feet make for great targets as well. Golfers begin their adventure on a 436yard par 4. A good play is driver down the middle, which leaves a well placed short iron for a downhill second into a large green surrounded by bunkers right and left and a water hazard long. While there are some good elevation changes throughout the front nine, golfers are in for a treat once they reach the par 3 eighth. Playing 186 from the back tees, players will hit a mid to short iron into this well guarded green. Due to the significant elevation change, golfers should play 20-25 yards less than the actual yardage. Golfers then come to the par 4 ninth. Often considered one of the best holes in Colorado, this 471 par 4 lets golfers

grip it and rip it for one of the longest drives of the day. The elevation drop is over 200 feet from tee to green and the ball can roll out an additional 30 yards off the tee. The back 9 provides a challenging test of golf with several long par 3’s and two

tough par 5’s including #16, the signature hole of the course, and a long par 5 that meanders downhill and doglegs to the left. The best approach to the green is from the left side of the fairway, but beware of the deep bunker guarding the left side of the green. When on the tee box, bring your camera to soak in the Gore Range and Williams Fork Range. Thre Raven is more than a symbol; It is a level of unequalled commitment to every facet of the game of golf. From spectacular course layouts by world-renowned designers and golf professionals to world-class amenities coupled with extraordinary guest service, the Raven philosophy has become synonymous with the very best! The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks provides our guests with memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience mountain golf at its finest, the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks!

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DIVOT Summer Issue 2016  

Divot Summer Issue 2016 Your guide to golf in Colorado. Where to play… Golf offers and special packages… hotel, lodging and travel ideas… in...

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