Mile High Golf at $52.80 Starts Soon!

$52.80 Swings You Into 21 Colorado Courses

By Chris Duthie

Living and playing in Colorado is pretty heady stuff, no doubt about it. Yet despite our living-large, supernatural vacation paradise, it’s about to get better: Starting Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 1, golfers can play 21 of the state’s best courses for just $52.80 apiece.

It’s an embarrassment of riches, right?

The Mile High Golf at $52.80 offer includes Front Range and mountain layouts, and deals vary from course to course.

The values are unmistakable and decidedly worth considering. Here’s the lowdown on the 21 golf properties:


APPLEWOOD GOLF COURSE

Applewood - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Opened in 1961, Applewood Golf Course has been regarded as one of the best Denver golf locations for the whole family. Set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and 15 minutes from Denver, the course is a tribute to its breathtaking surroundings as well as the beauty of the game of golf itself. Whether you’re looking for tournaments, leagues, a wedding location or 18 holes of golf, Applewood won’t disappoint.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, hot dog, chips and soft drink for two players for $52.80. Offer valid any day after 1 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-279-3003; 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden )


AURORA HILLS GOLF COURSE

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Come play the original course in Aurora’s family of municipal courses. This centrally located gem is one of the more popular golf destinations in the metro area. Greens fees and a reputation for great conditions combine for a value-oriented golf experience that is hard to beat. This easily walkable traditional-design offers challenges for all ability levels.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf, cart, and range balls for $52.80. Offer valid Monday-Friday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept.18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-739-1550; 50 S. Peoria Street, Aurora)


 COLORADO NATIONAL GOLF COURSE

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Colorado National Golf Club is an accessible and challenging championship golf experience with 7,676 yards and five sets of tees. Designed by golf course architect Jay Morrish, this 232-acre par-72 layout offers breathtaking panoramas of the Rocky Mountains’ northern Front Range. Colorado National Golf Club is home to the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

OFFER INCLUDES: Green fee, cart, range balls and a sleeve of new golf balls for $52.80. Valid Monday-Friday anytime and weekends after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-926-1723; 2700 Vista Parkway, Erie)


 COMMONGROUND GOLF COURSE

CommonGround Golf Course

Designed by architect Tom Doak and owned by the Colorado Golf Association, CommonGround is the state’s newest public course one of its most affordable golf experiences. The 7,200-yard routing features mounded fairways, huge green complexes and plenty of subtle elevation changes. With enough challenge to co-host the 2012 U.S. Amateur, CommonGround also has multiple tees to create an enjoyable experience for all abilities.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf, cart and a small bucket of range balls for $52.80. Valid anytime Monday-Thursday and after 1 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-340-1520; 10300 East Golfers Way, Aurora)


DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB

Deer Creek - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Deer Creek Golf Club has a links-style layout that meanders through rolling hills covered with more than 40 acres of natural wetlands. The beautifully maintained landscape provides numerous natural challenges. The golf course features elevated greens guarded by numerous bunkers as well as the occasional island green. Risk-reward opportunities abound, but this course demands accuracy and strategic play to score.

OFFER INCLUDES: Golf and cart for two players anytime Monday-Thursday. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-978-1800; 8135 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton


 EAGLEVAIL GOLF CLUB

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Regarded among the Vail Valley’s favorite courses, EagleVail features expansive views of the Gore Range and surrounding peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It’s nestled five minutes from the renowned resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, offering 18 holes of challenging golf for players of all ages.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf with a cart any day after 12 p.m. for $52.80. Please refer to this promotion when booking tee times. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (970-949-5267; 8135 S459 Eagle Drive, Avon)


 FITZSIMONS GOLF COURSE

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Originally built with just three sand greens in 1918, Fitzsimons Golf Course evolved into a popular 18-hole military facility. A frequent favorite of President Eisenhower in the 1950s, it became an Aurora public golf course in 1998. The tree-lined gem is now an attractive cornerstone to a bioscience park with some of the state’s leading hospitals. The front nine’s redesigned holes, orchestrated by Richard Phelps in 2004, complement the classic layout and strong traditions at Fitz.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18-holes of golf with cart for two for $52.80. Valid Monday-Friday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-326-8455; 2323 Scranton Street, Aurora)


 THE GOLF CLUB AT FOX ACRES

Fox Acres - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Golf is played in all manner of environments, but it thrives best where there is a level of solitude and serenity. That means it thrives like crazy at Fox Acres. Designed by John Cochran, Fox Acres will leave you with a truly breathtaking experience. At 8,300 feet above sea level and just shy of 6,500 yards from the tips, it’s a thinking person’s course from start to finish, which is just fine since there is enough peace and quiet around to allow for a good think.

OFFER INCLUDES: Golf cart, range balls and one non-alcoholic beverage per person. Offer valid any day, anytime. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (970-881-2574; 3350 Fox Acres Drive East, Red Feather Lakes)


 GRAND LAKE GOLF COURSE

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Classic and quintessential Rocky Mountain golf at its best, Grand Lake’s beautifully maintained, Dick Phelps-designed course offers rolling fairways and subtle greens surrounded by lodgepole pines, aspens, and colorful native fauna. The setting also includes panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and Rocky Mountain National Park. Moose, elk, deer, fox, chipmunks and squirrels are often spectators during a round, adding to this memorable mountain golf experience.

OFFER INCLUDES: Two players including greens fee, cart and two small buckets of range balls for $52.80. Valid Monday-Thursday at anytime and Friday-Sunday after 12 p.m. Go to go.teeitup.com/20413 to register. Offer includes 40% off on all golf shop merchandise. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (970-627-8008; 1415 County Road 48, Grand Lake)


 THE GREG MASTRIONA AT HYLAND HILLS — BLUE COURSE

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Originally opened in 1963, The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills is one of the first 18-hole championship golf courses in the northern metropolitan area. As one of the most notable and recognized golf courses in Colorado, Hyland Hills hosted the first annual Colorado State Public Links Championship in 1965 and played host to several other CGA and USGA events over the years. 

OFFER INCLUDES: Nine holes of golf for two players with a cart. Offer valid any day, any time. Book your Mile High Golf at $52.80 tee time by calling seven days in advance, after 4 p.m., and mentioning the Mile High Golf at $52.80 promotion. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-428-6526; 9650 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster)


 THE GREG MASTRIONA AT HYLAND HILLS — GOLD COURSE

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Opened in 1963, The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills is one of the first championship-length 18-hole golf courses in the northern metropolitan area. It’s also one of the more notable and recognized golf courses in Colorado — Hyland Hills hosted the first annual Colorado State Public Links Championship in 1965 and over the years has hosted several other CGA and USGA events.

OFFER INCLUDES: Nine holes of golf for two players with a cart. Offer valid any day, after 1 p.m. Book your Mile High Golf at $52.80 tee time by calling seven days in advance, after 4 p.m., and mentioning the Mile High Golf at $52.80 promotion. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-428-6526; 9650 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster)


KEYSTONE RESORT — THE RIVER COURSE AND KEYSTONE RANCH

Keystone Resort - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

With two distinctly different 18-hole courses — the Keystone Ranch course and the River Course at Keystone — Keystone Resort is one of the high country’s top golf retreats. Play one or the other course after 12 p.m. for $72.80 from Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 8.

OFFER INCLUDES: Greens fees, golf car and practice balls. Valid Sunday-Thursday only. Tee times must be reserved 48 hours in advance and must be booked online at golfkeystone.com. Use promo code 17KAVI for discount. Play more, while enjoying everything Keystone has to offer with a Rocky Mountain escape including discounted lodging. Call 855-666-7465 and use promo code 16KAVI to receive discounted lodging. Lodging rates subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Promo code must be utilized at the time of booking. (970-496-4250; River Course Drive [The River Course] and 1239 Keystone Ranch Rd [Keystone Ranch])


MEADOW HILLS GOLF COURSE

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A former country club and early Tour stop that hosted the 1961 Denver Open, Meadow Hills’ signature tree-lined fairways, large lakes and lush grounds define traditional golf at its best. The tight fairways and small greens demand respect and accuracy from golfers. Popular and regarded one of the best values in the metro area, Meadow Hills provides an excellent round of traditional golf and some of the best views Colorado has to offer.

OFFER INCLUDES: Your choice of one 18-hole greens fee, cart and range token, OR two 9-hole green fees, cart and range token, for $52.80. Valid Monday-Friday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-326-8450; 3609 South Dawson Street, Aurora )


PELICAN LAKES GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Pelican Lakes - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

This 18-hole, semi-private, championship-length golf course was awarded a four-star rating by Golf Digest in 2005. Designed by golf architect Ted Robinson Sr., Pelican Lakes uses the Poudre River as its centerpiece.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch for one player for $52.80. Offer valid only Monday-Sunday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (970-674-0930; 1625 Pelican Lakes Point, Windsor)


PLUM CREEK GOLF CLUB

Plum Creek - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Located in Castle Rock, this former TPC golf course hosted for several years a Champions Tour event that crowned legends like Miller Barber, Lee Elder, Bruce Crampton and Gary Player. Pete Dye designed the golf course with many of the state’s best holes including the par-3 12th, which consists of 10,000 railroad ties surrounding the green. “The Best Finish in Colorado” is highlighted by the par-3 17th — all over water.

OFFER INCLUDES: Green fees, range balls and cart. Offer valid Monday-Friday at any time and weekends after 1 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept.18 through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-660-2200 ext. 1; 331 Players Club Drive, Castle Rock)


 RACCOON CREEK GOLF COURSE

Raccoon Creek - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

This Denver-area, par-72 golf course plays from 5,130- to 7,045 yards depending on tee location. Its well-established landscaping is underscored by challenging elevation changes and water hazards for the experienced golfer, while the fairway designs can be used to make Raccoon Creek the perfect course for learning how to play.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18 holes of golf and cart for $52.80. Offer valid Monday-Thursday anytime, and Friday-Sunday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-973-4653; 7301 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton)


RED HAWK RIDGE GOLF COURSE

Red Hawk Ridge - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Sumptuous playing conditions are enjoyed on bentgrass tees, while generous, lush bluegrass fairways lie in contrast with the scrub oak and native grasses. The beautifully manicured greens challenge golfers with subtle undulations. Five sets of tees welcome golfers of all experience and skill levels to enjoy a course with risk/reward opportunities through extensive mounding, strategically placed bunkers and greenside lakes.

OFFER INCLUDES: Golf and cart for one player. Offer valid Monday-Thursday anytime. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (720-733-3500; 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive, Castle Rock )


THE RIDGE AT CASTLE PINES

The Ridge at Castle Pines - 2016 Mile High Golf at $52.80 presented by Park Meadows

Ranked among Colorado’s best daily-fee courses, The Ridge at Castle Pines challenges golfers with massive elevation changes, myriad lakes and streams, and expanses of pine and Gambel oak. Stick around after your round for a brew and some seriously good grub on the clubhouse patio, which provides stunning views of Pikes Peak and Devil’s Head.

OFFER INCLUDES: Golf, cart, practice balls, yardage book, scorecard and divot tool. Tee times valid only after 12 p.m. Friday-Sunday and anytime Monday-Thursday. Tee times may be booked three days in advance at www.playtheridge.com; use promo code 5280. All players must sign up for the Troon Rewards to be eligible for the discount. SPECIAL DATES: Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Oct. 16, through Tuesday, Oct. 31. (303-688-0100; 1414 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock)


 SADDLE ROCK GOLF COURSE

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Former home of the Colorado Open and host of numerous statewide amateur and professional events, Saddle Rock is a preferred, higher-end golf experience in the metro area. The high-plains, links-style course combines extensive native areas with significant elevation changes to create a memorable round. Multiple tee options allow golfers a level of difficulty that best fits their game. The extensive instructional programming is conducted on one of the largest practice tees in the area. In 1998 Golf Digest ranked Saddle Rock one of America’s Top 10 Best New Courses. Its panoramic views and compelling layout make the layout a must-play.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18-hole green fee and cart for $52.80. Valid Monday-Friday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 1. (303-326-8460; 21705 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora)


SPRINGHILL GOLF COURSE

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One of the metro area’s more challenging executive layouts, Springhill offers a great alternative for golfers who may not have the time or desire to play a regulation 18-hole course. The layout offers 10 par-3s, six par-4s and two par-5s, with shorter yardages that allow better players to work on shotmaking. The design is also ideal for players new to the game or those looking to enjoy a less demanding golf experience. Its rural setting is highlighted by great conditions and vast open spaces. Plus, a round here is quicker than a traditional 18-hole course.

OFFER INCLUDES: 18-hole greens fee and cart for two for $52.80. Valid Monday-Friday after 12 p.m. Mile High Golf at $52.80 dates are Monday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, October 1. (303-739-6854; 800 North Telluride St, Aurora )


Chris Duthie is a Durango-based contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer. Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via coloradoavidgolfer.com.

 

 

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