The 2022 CAGGY Award Winners

Thank you for participating in our 20th annual salute to the Best of Colorado Golf! 

As golf enjoys a resurgence in popularity, Colorado AvidGolfer (CAG) takes great pride in participating in your enjoyment of the game. In that spirit, we annually present our annual CAGGY Awards, which honor the best Colorado courses, clubs and instructors—as voted online by more than 5,000 of you, our readers. Some courses and instructors evidently mounted better campaigns than others did; such is the democratic process. So, as always, our staff shared its selections. Thanks for voting and enjoy!

2022 CAGGY Award Winners

2022 CAGGY AWARD WINNERS PUBLIC & RESORT COURSES

BEST DENVER REGION COURSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur

2. Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton

3. Fossil Trace Golf Club, Golden

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• CommonGround Golf Course, Aurora

• Green Valley Ranch Golf Course, Denver

• The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines

BEST FRONT RANGE/ NORTHEASTERN COURSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. TPC Colorado, Berthoud

2. Mariana Butte Golf Course, Loveland

3. Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club, Windsor

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Club at Fox Acres, Red Feather Lakes

• Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club

• TPC Colorado

BEST MOUNTAIN COURSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Pole Creek Golf Club, Tabernash

2. Breckenridge Golf Club, Breckenridge

T-3. River Valley Ranch Golf Course, Carbondale & Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Keystone

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Keystone Ranch

• Red Sky Golf Club (Norman), Wolcott

• The River Course, Keystone

• Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, Steamboat Springs

BEST SOUTHERN COURSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Walking Stick Golf Course, Pueblo

2. Kissing Camels Club at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

3. Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Kissing Camels

• Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs

• Rio Grande Club, South Fork

• Walking Stick Golf Course

Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Grand Junction | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF REDLANDS MESA

BEST WESTERN SLOPE COURSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Grand Junction

2. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club, Delta

3. Lakota Links, New Castle

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Bridges Golf & Country Club, Montrose

• Redlands Mesa Golf Club

• Telluride Ski & Golf, Telluride

• Tiara Rado Golf Course, Grand Junction

BEST EGO-BOOSTER (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course, Golden

2. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, Aurora

3. Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, Castle Rock

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Applewood Golf Course

• Eagle Trace Golf Course, Broomfield

• Indian Tree Golf Course, Arvada

BEST ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (Readers’ Choice)

1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

2. Applewood Golf Course

3. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• CommonGround Golf Course

• Green Valley Ranch

• The Ridge at Castle Pines North

BEST PRACTICE FACILITY (Readers’ Choice)

1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

2. Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood

3. Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Broken Tee Golf Course

• CommonGround Golf Course

• Green Valley Ranch

• Murphy Creek Golf Course, Aurora

BEST COURSE CONDITIONS-PUBLIC (Readers’ Choice)

1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

2. Riverdale Golf Courses, Brighton

3. Pole Creek Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Fossil Trace Golf Club

• Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

• Red Hawk Ridge Golf Club

BEST COURSE CONDITIONS-RESORT (Readers’ Choice)

1. Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club, Broomfield

2. Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio), Wolcott

3. Beaver Creek Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Club at Inverness, Englewood

• Keystone Ranch Golf Course

• Kissing Camels Club at Garden of the Gods

• Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio),

BEST COURSE FOR WOMEN (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

3. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Fox Hollow Golf Course

• Saddleback Golf Course, Firestone

• Willis Case Golf Course, Denver

BEST APRÈS-GOLF EXPERIENCE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Pole Creek Golf Club

2. Arrowhead Golf Club

3. The Ridge at Castle Pines

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• City Park Golf Course, Denver

• Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

• Haymaker Golf Course, Steamboat Springs

• The Bridges Golf & Country Club

BEST FOOD (Readers’ Choice)

1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

2. River Valley Ranch Golf Course

3. Fox Hollow Golf Course

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Fossil Trace Golf Club

• Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

• The Club at Inverness

• Vail Golf Club, Vail

BEST WEDDING OR PARTY VENUE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Arrowhead Golf Club

2. Bear Dance, The Golf Club at

3. Applewood Golf Course

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Arrowhead

• Keystone Ranch

• Raccoon Creek Golf Club, Littleton

OVERALL BEST VALUE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club

3. Riverdale Golf Courses

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Aurora Hills Golf Course, Aurora

• South Suburban Golf Course, Centennial

• Wellshire Golf Course, Denver

Applewood Golf Course | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PREMIER AERIALS

BEST COURSE TO WALK (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. CommonGround Golf Course

3. Aurora Hills Golf Course

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder

• Littleton Golf & Tennis, Littleton

• Meadow Hills Golf Club, Aurora

BEST COURSE FOR FAMILIES (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. Broken Tee Golf Course

3. Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Fox Hollow Golf Course, Lakewood

• Harvard Gulch Golf Course, Denver

• South Suburban Golf Course

OVERALL BEST VALUE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club

3. Riverdale Golf Courses

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Aurora Hills Golf Course, Aurora

• South Suburban Golf Course, Centennial

• Wellshire Golf Course, Denver

BEST COURSE TO WALK (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. CommonGround Golf Course

3. Aurora Hills Golf Course

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder

• Littleton Golf & Tennis, Littleton

• Meadow Hills Golf Club, Aurora

BEST COURSE FOR FAMILIES (Readers’ Choice)

1. Applewood Golf Course

2. Broken Tee Golf Course

3. Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Fox Hollow Golf Course, Lakewood

• Harvard Gulch Golf Course, Denver

• South Suburban Golf Course

2022 CAGGY AWARD WINNERS PRIVATE COURSES

BEST DENVER REGION CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Perry Park Country Club, Larkspur

2. Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock

3. Valley Country Club, Centennial

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village

• Colorado Golf Club, Parker

BEST FRONT RANGE / NORTHEASTERN CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, Holyoke

2. Fort Collins Country Club, Ft. Collins

3. Ptarmigan Country Club, Ft. Collins

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

• Fort Collins Country Club

• Harmony Club, Timnath

BEST MOUNTAIN CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Red Sky Golf Club

2. The Club at Cordillera, Edwards

3. Frost Creek Club, Eagle

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Club at Cordillera

• Frost Creek Club

• Red Sky Golf Club

BEST SOUTHERN CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs

2. The Club at Flying Horse, Colorado Springs

3. Eisenhower Golf Club, Colorado Springs

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Broadmoor

• Flying Horse

• Kissing Camels at the Garden of the Gods

BEST WESTERN SLOPE CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Telluride Ski & Golf Club, Telluride

2. Glacier Club, Durango

3. Bookcliff Country Club, Grand Junction

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Cornerstone, Montrose

• Glacier Club, Durango

• Telluride Ski & Golf

Perry Park Country Club | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PERRY PARK

BEST VALUE CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Perry Park Country Club

2. Valley Country Club

3. Fort Collins Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Black Bear Golf Club, Parker/Blackstone Country Club, Aurora

• The Club at Inverness

• Lake Valley Golf Club, Niwot

• Perry Park Country Club

• The Pinery Country Club/The Club at Pradera, Parker

BEST APRÈS-GOLF EXPERIENCE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club

2. Valley Country Club

T-3. Castle Pines Golf Club
Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

• The Country Club at Castle Pines

• Cherry Creek Country Club, Denver

• The Club at Flying Horse

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Valley Country Club

2. Perry Park Country Club

3. Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Broadmoor Golf Club

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• The Club at Cordillera

• The Club at Flying Horse

• The Club at Ravenna

MOST UNDERRATED CLUB (Readers’ Choice)

1. Valley Country Club

2. Perry Park Country Club

3. Fort Collins Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• The Country Club at Castle Pines

• The Club at Flying Horse

• Perry Park Country Club

• The Club at Ravenna

BEST CLUB FOR FAMILIES (Readers’ Choice)

1. Valley Country Club

2. Fort Collins Country Club

3. Glenmoor Country Club, Cherry Hills Village

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Blackstone Country Club, Aurora

• Cherry Creek Country Club

• Columbine Country Club, Columbine Valley

• The Club at Flying Horse, Colorado Springs

• Pinehurst Country Club, Denver

BEST CLUB TO HOLD A TOURNAMENT (Readers’ Choice)

1. Sanctuary, Sedalia

2. Broadmoor Golf Club

3. Perry Park Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• The Club at Cordillera

• The Club at Flying Horse

• The Club at Ravenna

• Sanctuary

MOST COVETED INVITATION (Readers’ Choice)

1. Castle Pines Golf Club

2. Colorado Golf Club

3. Denver Country Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Cherry Hills Country Club

• Sanctuary

Castle Pines Golf Club Men’s Locker Room | PHOTOGRAPH BY E.J. CARR

BEST MEN’S LOCKER ROOM (Readers’ Choice)

1. Castle Pines Golf Club

2. Broadmoor Golf Club

3. Colorado Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Cherry Creek Country Club

• Cherry Hills Country Club

• Colorado Golf Club

• Lakewood Country Club, Lakewood

BEST WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club

2. Cherry Hills Country Club

3. Castle Pines Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Columbine Country Club

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Cherry Creek Country Club

BEST CLUBHOUSE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club

2. Castle Pines Golf Club

3. Colorado Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Colorado Golf Club

• Columbine Country Club

• The Club at Flying Horse

BEST CADDIES (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club

2. Castle Pines Golf Club

3. Colorado Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

• Broadmoor Golf Club

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• Cherry Hills Country Club

BEST FOOD (Readers’ Choice)

1. Broadmoor Golf Club

2. Castle Pines Golf Club

3. Colorado Golf Club

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Broadmoor Golf Club

• Castle Pines Golf Club

• The Club at Flying Horse

• Harmony Club

• The Club at Ravenna

BEST OVERALL HOLE (Readers’ Choice)

1. Perry Park Country Club, No. 6

2. Cherry Hills Country Club, No. 17

3. Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, No. 7

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club, No. 7

• Cherry Hills Country Club, No. 18

• The Club at Ravenna, No. 16

2022 CAGGY AWARD WINNERS INSTRUCTORS

BEST INSTRUCTOR FOR JUNIORS (Readers’ Choice)

1. Brad Alston, Optimum Golf, Denver

2. Craig Salib, Fort Collins Country Club

3. Trent Wearner, Trent Wearner Academy, Englewood

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Lanny DeRoeck, Perry Park Country Club, Larkspur

• Nathan Morris, Golftec, Westminster

• Ed Oldham, Ed Oldham Golf, Westminster

• Jason Witczak, The Pinery and The Club at Pradera, Parker

BEST INSTRUCTOR FOR MEN (Readers’ Choice)

1. Dennis Murray, Valley Country Club, Centennial

2. Brad Alston

3. Mike Knights, Golftec, Westminster

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Nathan Morris

• Keith Rogers, Jim McLean Golf Academy, Denver

• Will Ulatowski – Golftec

• Jason Witczak

BEST INSTRUCTOR FOR WOMEN (Readers’ Choice)

1. Dennis Murray

2. Alicia Bakken, Golftec. Westminster

3. Brad Alston

Staff Picks (alphabetical)

• Sherry Andonian-Smith, Valley Country Club

• Dede Cusimano, Aspen Golf Club

• Elena King, ExperienceGolf, Aurora

• Ed Oldham


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