Go Play: Grand Valley’s golf season begins
Special to the Free Press
The 2014 Grand Junction golf season is now officially open. Five public courses are ready to accept tee time reservations.
“It is unique for a city to offer spring skiing, golfing and Colorado Wine Country in the same weekend,” Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau spokeswoman Mistalynn Meyeraan said. “High on the Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s ski season runs through March 31, with the golf season in full swing down in the Grand Valley now through early winter due to the temperate climate in Grand Junction, Colo.”
Playing golf in Grand Junction is a getaway worth seeking. Green fairways are set against the back drop of towering red rock cliffs of the Colorado National Monument. With a variety of courses, there is a golf course for every skill set.
“The course has come out of the winter in amazing shape,” said C.J. Rhyne, general manager for The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. “The grass is green, the greens are still smooth, and the course is ready for play this year. We are expecting an outstanding year and have many value added benefits for our customers.”
FIVE PUBLIC COURSES
Adobe Creek National Golf Course: This course is conveniently located near Interstate 70, between Grand Junction and Fruita, Colo. With the Colorado National Monument and McInnis Canyons as its backdrop, Adobe Creek features three beautiful nines (the Mesa 9, the Desert 9, and the Monument 9). The 27-hole, links-style course is perfect for groups of all sizes and skill sets.
Chipeta Golf Course: This 18-hole executive course features breathtaking views of the Bookcliffs, Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument and is only five miles from downtown Grand Junction. From novice to expert, Chipeta is a great course for the entire group.
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa: Among its numerous national awards, this 18-hole Jim Engh-designed course features dramatic elevation changes, 11 elevated tees, 41 bunkers, unique holes shaping, and a championship layout. With stunning views of the Colorado National Monument, this course gives players a pure golf experience.
Lincoln Park Golf Course: Make time for nine, Lincoln Park is the perfect course for the golfer with a busy schedule. This nine-hole course is located in the center of Grand Junction and offers easy-to-walk, tree lined fairways, subtle befuddling greens and a 10-acre driving range.
Tiara Rado Golf Course: A municipal course owned by the City of Grand Junction, Tiara Rado is a scenic 18-hole course with grandeur vistas that was recently renovated making it a treasure of the Grand Valley. Located at the base of the Colorado National Monument, this course will challenge golfers to use every club in their bag. Tiara Rado is also home to the Rocky Mountain Open, the longest running open golf tournament in Colorado.
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