2016 CAGGYs: And the Winners Are…

Presenting our annual winners for the best courses, instruction and more in Colorado and beyond.

Welcome to this year’s edition of the CAGGY Awards presented by Gentleman Jack – our awards for the Best of Colorado Golf as determined by a record 3,862 online votes. You cast them for many of the usual suspects – The Broadmoor, Bear Dance, Colorado National, The Ridge, Green Valley Ranch – but plenty of surprises surfaced as well. (For one, a club with a $75,000 initiation won “Best Value.”)

Ultimately, though, our democratic methodology worked.

You’ll see that Bear Dance, Mariana Butte, Redlands Mesa, The Broadmoor and Pole Creek all repeated as winners in their respective regions. And the courses with the highest green fees, fattest budgets and largest databases didn’t always win, as the strong showings by numerous municipal layouts attest.

Golf, we’re told, is not a game of perfect. You may not concur with some of the selections, but our readers have spoken and so has our staff. Bring on the debate. Better yet, right the “wrong” by voting for next year’s awards. Polls open in September. In the meantime, view the winners below.

Here are your 2016 CAGGY winners:

Public/Resort Categories

Private Club Categories

Instructor Categories

Top Nationwide Travel Destinations

Looking for the 2017 CAGGY Winners? View them here.

Pictured: Pole Creek, Reader’s Choice Winner for Best Mountain Course

PLUS: View the official Gentleman Jack CAGGY Cocktail, the drink of choice for this year’s awards. Try it out at the Denver Golf Expo as we celebrate this year’s winners February 19-21 at the Denver Mart.

The CAGGY Winners are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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