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Golf season kicks off in the Grand Junction area

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is one of five public courses now open for spring golfing in the Grand Junction area.
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is one of five public courses now open for spring golfing in the Grand Junction area.
Dick Durrance

The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau (GJVCB) recently announced that the 2014 Grand Junction golf season officially opened in the past week, with five public courses accepting tee time reservations.

“It is unique for a city to offer spring skiing, golfing and Colorado Wine Country in the same weekend,” said Mistalynn Meyeraan, marketing and public relations coordinator for the GJVCB. “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, Colorado.”

Open public courses in the Grand Junction area include…

  • Adobe Creek National Golf Course: This course is conveniently located near I-70, between Grand Junction and Fruita. With theColorado 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 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, all with views of the Colorado National Monument.
  • Lincoln Park Golf Course: 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 recently renovated. 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.

“Our courses are fully open; both look to be starting off the season in great shape this early in 2014,” said Michael Mendelson, head golf professional for Tiara Rado Golf Course and Lincoln Park Golf Course. “New in 2014, download our free mobile app to gain access to 3-click tee time bookings, free GPS locators, keep score and track your stats, access live leaderboards and track your favorite golf games. Look for Golf Grand Junction in the app store or market.”

At Redlands Mesa, C.J. Rhyne, general manager says, “The course has come out of the winter in amazing shape. 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.”