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Go Play: Give the gift of golf this Father’s Day

Free Press Staff Report
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction.
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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15. Do you know what you’re getting him? If he’s a local guy, why not give him the gift of golf.

Send him out for a quiet day on the links, or head out for a game as a family. Mesa County hosts a variety of high-caliber courses from which to choose.

WHERE TO GO

THE GOLF CLUB AT REDLANDS MESA

2325 W. Ridges Blvd., Grand Junction

970-263-9270, http://www.redlandsmesa.com

Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72

Green fees: Mesa County residents: 18 holes, $77 including cart; 9 holes, $50 including cart; Visitors: 18 holes, $105 including cart; 9 holes, $61 including cart

Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.

Dress Code: Traditional golf attire, collared shirt

Designer: Jim Engh

Practice: Driving range, putting green, PGA pros, clinics

Amenities: Red Canyon Grille restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart

About: Desert/mountain style course, target golf. Beautiful scenery. Front 9 is on top of a plateau and able to see the whole valley. Back 9 dips into a canyon featuring rock walls. 2013 Golf Magazine ranked it one of the best public courses in the U.S.

Directions: Take I-70 to exit 28, head south on 24 Road, follow for about 3.5 miles, turn left on Broadway, turn right onto Ridges Blvd. Follow for 1.6 miles, course on the left.

TIARA RADO GOLF COURSE

2057 South Broadway, Grand Junction

970-254-3830, http://www.golfgrandjunction.net

Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71

Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $35; 9 holes, $19; cart additional $8-$13 per person

Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.

Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required.

Designer: Tom Kolacny

Practice: Driving range, putting, chipping and pitching greens, fairway bunker

Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart

About: This course plays along the base of the Colorado National Monument’s red cliffs. Lush from tee to green, the architecture of this course will make you use every club in your bag. Between shots, enjoy the gorgeous western Colorado scenery and wildlife. A member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, Tiara Rado is home to quail, pheasants, owls, herons, deer, rabbits, foxes and all three species of bluebirds in the United States.

Directions: Take I-70 to exit 28 and turn south. Follow 24 Road to Redlands Parkway, to S. Broadway for almost five miles, course is on the left.

LINCOLN PARK GOLF COURSE

800 Mantlo Circle, Grand Junction

970-242-6394, http://www.golfgrandjunction.net

Type: Public, 9 holes, par 36

Green fees: 18 holes, $26; 9 holes, $16; cart additional $8-$13 per person

Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 9 a.m. (earlier in the summer)

Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required.

Designer: Unknown

Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens

Amenities: Snack bar, pro shop

About: Lincoln Park Golf Course is a 9-hole, 72-par public golf course conveniently located in the central of Grand Junction and is easy to walk. Flat, small greens, and a fun course to play.

Directions: I-70 to Horizon Drive exit, head south, at round-a-bout take third exit onto N. 12th St. turn left on Gunnison Ave. Course will be on left.

CHIPETA GOLF COURSE

222 29 Road, Grand Junction

970-245-7177, http://www.chipetagolf.com

Type: Public, 18 holes, par 59

Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $24; 9 holes, $15.50; Weekend: 18 holes, $28; 9 holes, $17.50; cart additional $8.50-13.50 per person

Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 8 a.m. (earlier in the summer)

Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required

Designer: Wilson Group

Practice: Driving range, chipping area, putting green, teaching pro

Amenities: Beverage, snack bar, full bar

About: Course has beautiful views of the Grand Mesa, the Book Cliffs and Colorado National Monument. It’s a walkable course with tough greens.

Directions: Take I-70 to exit 37 (Clifton exit). Turn left at 32 Road and right at B ½ Road, Left on 29 Road. Entrance just past B Road on left.

ADOBE CREEK NATIONAL GOLF COURSE

876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita

970-858-0521,http://www.adobecreekgolf.com

Type: Public, 27 holes, par 109 – 3, 9-hole courses

Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $31.50; 9 holes, $17.50; Weekend: 18 holes, $35.50; 9 holes, $20.50; cart additional $9-21

Tee times: Five days in advance, from 9 a.m. (earlier in the summer)

Dress Code: Shirts, spikeless shoes required

Designer: Ned Wilson (Monument & Mesa);

Paul Graebner (Desert)

Practice: Driving range, practice greens

Amenities: Full bar, beverage cart, snack bar

About: This links-style course is located at the beautiful Colorado National Monument, just a mile from the Colorado River. It’s spread over 420 acres with no housing around, almost like a preserve. Natural settings.

Directions: Take I-70 to exit 19, at first round-a-bout, take Frontage Road, turn right at 18 ½ Road and course is on the left.


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