Play Columbine and Support the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

Photograph Courtesy of Columbine Country Club 

Historic championship venue will welcome players May 16.

by Jon Rizzi

True to its mission to honor those who have achieved excellence in Colorado golf, the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame has inducted 147 individuals during its 49-year history.

It also fittingly salutes Colorado’s rich golf heritage by holding its annual fundraising tournament at clubs with championship pedigrees, such as Castle Pines Golf Club, Denver Country Club, Cherry Hills Country Club, Colorado Golf Club and Sanctuary.

Following in that tradition, this year’s tournament will take place May 16th at Columbine Country Club, home of the 1967 PGA Championship, won in an 18-hole playoff by Don January. Columbine’s magnificent new clubhouse complements a brilliant layout—designed by Colorado Golf Hall of Fame inductee Henry Hughes —that has also hosted five LPGA championships and three U.S. Open regional qualifiers. On July 6, Columbine will host a 2022 U.S. Amateur qualifier.

Photograph Courtesy of Columbine Country Club

Participation in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame tournament—a 10 a.m. shotgun scored using a 2-person best-ball format—costs $1,500 per foursome. Individual players may also register for $375. Proceeds of the tournament benefit the Golf History Foundation of Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under which the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame operates and supports other golf-related charities.

Photograph Courtesy of Columbine Country Club

The tournament will feature lunch and food and beverage during the post-round awards ceremony. Generous prizes and appearances by numerous Hall of Fame members always make the event a special occasion.

Columbine will also host the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony on August 28. This year’s inductees are longtime golf writer Gary Baines, award-winning golf course architect Jim Engh and Grand Junction golf legend Harold “Skeeter” Sommers. Also honored will be Ann Wolta Blackstone (Lifetime Achievement), Riverdale Golf Courses (Distinguished Service), Kyle Heyen (Person of the Year) and Future Famers Hadley Ashton, Hunter Swanson and Matthew Wilkinson.

As reported earlier, the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame will be relocating next year from its current home at the Riverdale Golf Courses in Brighton to The Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs. After this year’s tournament at Columbine, the Hall will hold its 2023 fundraiser at The Broadmoor in celebration of its new home and its 50th Anniversary.

Space in the May 16 tournament at Columbine is limited to the first 30 foursomes that register. To register, click here.

For more about Columbine, click here.

To learn more about the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame, click here.

To learn more about the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame’s new home at The Broadmoor, click here.


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