5 things you need to know this month.
55 years after opening, Montrose’s Black Canyon Golf Club passed from private to public ownership. In February, the majority of the 1,015 shareholders in the Montrose Land Company, which built, owned and operated the course, approved a $675,000 buyout from the City of Montrose, which is now running the facility. 970-249-4653; blackcanyongolfclub.com
6th among all men’s collegiate golfers is where Oklahoma State’s Wyndham Clark ranked as of April 11. Clark, pictured above, who twice won the High School 4A championship while at Valor Christian, had more wins against Top 100 golfers than any other player in the Top 10. Look for the redshirt freshman to lead the 4th-ranked Cowboys into the NCAA Championship, held May 22-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.
9 more holes, bringing the total to 36, will begin construction June 1 at Durango’s Glacier Club. Scheduled to open no later than spring 2017, the new nine will complete the longawaited Glacier Course, an 18-hole Hale Irwin-Todd Schoeder Signature Design that will complement the club’s original Arthur Hills-designed Cliffs Course. According to General Manager Jim Goodman, “This completes the original golf vision for our members, to have a world-class venue that includes an opportunity for a members-only course and a semiprivate course within a resort setting.” Plans also include golf villas for couples or friends on a golf vacation. 866-521-8575; theglacierclub.com
4 weeks of Dr. Bill Campbell’s “Come Back to Golf ” program can help players return to the game after surgery, illness or an accident with minimal pain and maximum enjoyment. Held at CommonGround Golf Course, the first of the 4-week clinics (May 10) addresses balance,mobility, stability and attitude, as well as course and practice strategies. “All we ask is that all participants are able to stand unaided and swing a golf club,” Campbell says. 303-907-0215; commongroundgc.com
60 courses, including Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines and St. Andrews, are waiting in Longmont at Front Range Indoor Golf & Tap. In addition to perfect-weather rounds, the facility’s three state-of-the-art simulators serve as practice and instructional areas, where PGA Professionals on staff utilize high speed cameras to detect club head speed, ball compression, ball spin and other data. Front Range pours a dozen beers on tap and offers reasonably priced memberships, takes tee time reservations a week in advance and welcomes walk-in play. 720-340-4867; frontrangegolf.com
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