The 2018 Golf Passport is Coming: November 20th
We highlight five of our favorite Golf Passport courses just a few days away from the launch of the latest Golf Passport.
The 2018 Colorado AvidGolfer Golf Passport goes on sale on November 20th, 2017 on our website! The only resource for the best deals on the most Colorado golf courses since 2002, the Golf Passport has grown from just 13 Denver-area courses to 64 covering the entire state in 2018. While the 2018 CAGGY Favorite Golf Passport Course winner won’t be decided until the end of the year, we’re giving you a quick preview of some of our favorite courses offered on this year’s edition of the Golf Passport!
The Ridge at Castle Pines – 2018 Exclusive Golf Passport Course
Consistently ranked as one of the best daily-fee courses in Colorado, The Ridge at Castle Pines (pictured above) 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.
The River Course at Keystone – 2018 Golf Passport Course
The front-nine of the River Course at Keystone winds around the Snake River, offering breathtaking views of the valley and local wildlife while the back-nine tucks itself into the forest. Don’t lose yourself sightseeing though, as elevation changes paired with water hazards and tricky green complexes can turn your score upside down in a flash. That being said, take your phone out on the 18th tee and snap a picture of Lake Dillon before you finish the round.
Green Valley Ranch – 2018 Exclusive Golf Passport Course
An exclusive course in the 2018 Golf Passport, Green Valley Ranch is home to one of the most revered layouts in Colorado. Host of the CoBank Colorado Open, Colorado Women’s Open, and Colorado Senior Open, GVR is an annual CAGGY Award-winning giant. Raking in eight separate 2017 CAGGY Awards, this course stretches north of 7,000 yards from the tips and farther as it hosted the NCAA Division-II golf championships in 2016.
CommonGround Golf Course – 2018 Golf Passport Course
Designed by Tom Doak and home of the Colorado Golf Association, CommonGround is the state’s newest public course and one of its most affordable golf experiences. Ranked as the #4 course you can play in Colorado by Golfweek, 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.
Pelican Lakes Golf Course – 2018 Golf Passport Course
This 18-hole, semi-private, championship-length golf course was awarded a four-star rating by Golf Digest in 2005 and won the 2008 CAGGY Award for Best Course. Designed by golf architect Ted Robinson Sr., Pelican Lakes uses the Poudre River as its centerpiece. The course offers the most water shoreline of any course in the country with almost 300 surface acres of water. Fun fact? Country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were the first people to ever play the course.