2016 CAGGYs: Private Club Winners

The Best of Colorado Golf: Private Clubs

2016 CAGGYs: Private Club Winners

Best Front Range/Northeast Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Ballyneal Golf Club, Holyoke
2. The Fox Hill Club, Longmont
3. Ptarmigan Country Club, Fort Collins

Staff Picks*
Fort Collins Country Club
Fox Acres Country Club
Harmony Club, Timnath

Ranking the best private country clubs in Colorado

Pictured: Ballyneal

Landslide on the Plains

626 votes separated Ballyneal Golf Club from its next closest competitor in the “Best Private Front Range/Northeast Club” category—the largest margin of victory in any classification in this year’s voting. Its supporters are in good company. The 10-year-old Tom Doak layout, which sprawls, heaves and roils across the sandy chophills just west of the Nebraska border, ranks among the world’s top 100 courses according to Golf (#75), Golf Digest (#68) and Links (#32) magazines. It rates even higher on their lists of U.S. courses, and Golfweek calls it the country’s fourth-best “modern” course (designed after 1960).


Best Denver Region Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village
2. Colorado Golf Club, Parker
3. Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Pines

Staff Picks*
Castle Pines Country Club
Cherry Hills Country Club
Colorado Golf Club

The best private golf courses in Colorado - Cherry Hills

Pictured: Cherry Hills

Best private golf courses in Colorado - Castle Pines

Pictured: Castle Pines

Getting Jacked

Always in contention for every private club award, Castle Pines Golf Club will play much differently in 2016 than it has in the past. With guidance from course architect Jack Nicklaus, the club has redone its greens and made significant changes to seven holes – 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 16 – in order to create a course again considered worthy of a PGA Tour event. It will reopen May 27. Up the hill, The Country Club at Castle Pines, also with a Nicklaus-designed course, will close this August to hae new greens installed and other modifications made. That course will reopen in May, 2017.


Best Mountain Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Red Sky Golf Club
2. The Club at Cordillera, Edwards
3. Country Club of the Rockies, Edwards

Staff Picks*
Cordillera
Red Sky
Roaring Fork Club, Basalt

Best Private Mountain Club

Pictured: The Club at Cordillera


Best Western Slope/Southwest Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Telluride Ski & Golf Club, Telluride
2. The Glacier Club, Durango
3. Bookcliff Country Club, Grand Junction

Staff Picks*
Crested Butte Club, Crested Butte
Glacier
Telluride

The best Western Slope Private Clubs

Pictured: Telluride Ski & Golf Club


Best Southern Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadmoor Golf Club
2. The Club at Flying Horse
3. Colorado Springs Country Club

Staff Picks*
Broadmoor
Country Club of Colorado
The Club at Flying Horse

The best private clubs in Colorado - 2016, Flying Horse

Pictured: The Club at Flying Horse


Best Value
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Creek Country Club, Denver
2. Valley Country Club
3. Perry Park Country Club, Larkspur

Staff Picks*
Blackstone Country Club/Black Bear Golf Club, Aurora/Parker
The Club at Cordillera
Frost Creek Club, Eagle
The Pinery/Pradera Country Clubs, Parker


Best Overall Experience
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Hills Country Club
2. Colorado Golf Club
3. Cherry Creek Country Club

Staff Picks*
Cherry Creek
Cordillera
Flying Horse
Red Sky Golf Club


Best for Families
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Creek Country Club
2. Pinehurst Country Club
3. Glenmoor Country Club

Staff Picks*
The Club at Flying Horse
The Pinery, Parker
Red Rocks Country Club, Morrison

Cherry Creek Country Club - CAGGY Winner

Pictured: Cherry Creek Country Club


Most Underrated Club
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Creek Country Club
2. Perry Park Country Club
3. Valley Country Club

Staff Picks*
Country Club at Castle Pines
Flying Horse
The Club at Pradera


Best Course to Hold a Tournament
Reader’s Choice
1. Colorado Golf Club, Parker
2. Sanctuary, Sedalia
3. Broadmoor

Staff Picks*
Blackstone Country Club, Aurora
Inverness Golf Club
Sanctuary

Blackstone Country Club - Best Private Course to Hold a Tournament

Pictured: Blackstone Country Club


Most Coveted Invitation
Reader’s Choice
1. Ballyneal
2. Cherry Hills Country Club
3. Sanctuary

Staff Picks*
Castle Pines Golf Club
Cherry Hills Country Club
Eagle Springs Golf Club, Wolcott


Best Locker Room
Reader’s Choice
1. Cherry Hills Country Club
2. Colorado Golf Club
3. Castle Pines Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Cherry Creek Country Club
The Club at Flying Horse
Lakewood Country Club, Lakewood

Best Colorado Golf Locker Rooms

Pictured: Colorado Golf Club


Best Clubhouse
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadmoor Golf Club
2. Colorado Golf Club
3. Cherry Hills Country Club

Staff Picks*
Blackstone Country Club
Cherry Creek Country Club
The Club at Flying Horse
The Club at Pradera


Toughest Test
Reader’s Choice
1. Ballyneal
2. Colorado Golf Club
3. Castle Pines Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Bear Creek Golf Club, Denver
Castle Pines Golf Club
Colorado Golf Club


Best Food
Reader’s Choice
1. Colorado Golf Club
2. Glenmoor Country Club, Cherry Hills Village
3. Broadmoor Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Country Club of Castle Pines
The Club at Flying Horse
Red Rocks Country Club

Best Private Club Food - Country Club of Castle Pines

Pictured: Country Club of Castle Pines


*All staff picks listed alphabetically.

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