Haven’s Perfect Day at Fox Hollow Golf Course
As he has almost every July 27 since Fox Hollow opened in 1993, former Denver Broncos wide receiver (1972-1981), Broncos Ring of Fame and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Haven Moses will once again test his game against all 27 holes of his favorite golf course this month.
He’ll most likely start off with breakfast at The Den, which he calls one of the bet public course restaurants he’s seen. “They have a ham omelet with avocado that I really like.” And since this July 27 is his 71st birthday, he figures a bloody Mary or mimosa might be appropriate. After breakfast it will be on to Fox Hollow’s Canyon nine, followed by the Links nine and finishing off on the Meadows. Playing 27 can be tiring for golfers of any age, Haven admits, but for him “it’s a good kind of tired.”
Haven averages two or three days of golf a week, weather permitting, and Fox Hollow is a particular favorite in the summer. “They do such a great job of keeping the courses up to par.” Over the years he has built a long-standing relationship with Head PGA Pro Craig Parzybok and the crew at both Fox Hollow and its sister course, Homestead. “Other courses just don’t have the same warmth as at Fox Hollow.” He considers it a particularly good day when he can make par on the Canyon nine’s tough hole #5. “In fact, if I can bogey it, that’s good too!”
We asked Haven who he’d pick as a partner if he could play a round with anyone in the world. “I would like to play with our former President, Barack Obama,” he replied. “I admire him so much! I am proud of him being the first African-American president. I would want the experience of talking with him and sharing 18 holes.”
And his dream golf vacation? “You head to the islands. Hawaii. Two courses on each island for a month long trip.” But in the meantime, Haven indicates, Fox Hollow makes for a pretty darn nice “stay-cation.”