Why The Golf Club at Bear Dance is Different

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When you visit The Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colorado, you will enjoy a true mountain golf experience with rolling hills and contoured greens. You will also meet a professional staff with over 120 years of experience with all of their focus on you, the guest.

Imagine yourself surrounded by the mountainous beauty of Ponderosa pine, oak lined ridges and draws and native grass valleys. Imagine a golf course with dramatic elevation changes and stunning Rocky Mountain views just minutes from Denver and Colorado Springs. Imagine a chance encounter with native wildlife never more than a tee shot away. Rated as Colorado’s best and most challenging public golf courses for 2013 & 2014, Bear Dance offers golfers of every skill level an unforgettable experience. With generous tree-lined fairways and intricate rolling greens, you will enjoy a private and serene round of golf that will remind you why you love this game.

Spend a day with family and friends at this award-winning property and you’ll reflect on the day, always remembering this place, these people and this course. Starting with the impact of the service you receive as you pull into the property to the immaculate golf shop and professional staff ready to make your day memorable.

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A group of people await your arrival to show you they care:

Stuart Bruening, 2018 Colorado PGA Horton Smith Award Winner is the designer, owner and leader of this premier daily fee golf collection. He developed something special based on his philosophies of value, service and relationships. “If you take care of every guest as if they were family and show them how appreciative you are of their loyalty, you will have a solid foundation to build upon”. His vision is to make every relationship lasting and every golf experience memorable. When he accomplishes this goal, he knows he has created a very special place.

Stuart built a team of proven leaders whose tenure makes his vision a reality. Dave Cahalane, former President of the Golf Colorado Section Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Head Agronomist at Bear Dance, Dave is responsible for the pristine playing conditions and a champion in environmental awareness. Dave has spearheaded many property enhancements such as the addition of a 575-yard water feature meandering down hole no. 8, a 565-yard par 5. The completion of this renovation and many other in-house projects this tandem has implemented keep Bear Dance at the top of its game.

Michel Autret, Food and Beverage Director, creatively offers amazing dining experiences. The Executive Chef, Michael Hendricks, strives daily to offer something for everyone. From the avid golfer to the elegant diner to the wedding couple who wants the dream, this duo goes the mile. They have recently released an amazing new menu offering selections ranging from a Pesto Goat Cheese Salad and Sweet Baby Back Ribs to a perfectly prepared Coriander Mint Rack of Lamb.

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Mark Pfingston, Head Golf Professional and 2017 PGA National Merchandiser of the Year, leads the golf operations team comprised of customer service specialists striving to make your golf experience memorable. His team of professionals have produced a growing number of programs over his 17 years of service. The newly created Bear’s Club, Men’s League, Ladies Social and  our Corporate Events as well as their 9 & Dine gatherings are just a few examples of their ability to think outside the box. Finally, their golf shop is amazing and features ALL of the top brands in golf and leisure wear!

The Golf Club at Bear Dance has partnered with the PGA Colorado Section and is the home site for more than 750 of its members and apprentices. Together we have combined the history and tradition of the PGA and the game of golf with a truly unique, one-of-a-kind golf experience.

And now this team of Professional Golf Operators is thrilled to have added a new jewel to their family of memorable golf courses. The Plum Creek Golf Club, a classical Pete Dye Design, is a challenge you can’t pass up. Arguably the finest three finishing holes in Colorado, a former TPC Club and host to a Champions Tour Event, this Castle Rock gem is ready to exceed your expectations.

Now that you’ve been formally introduced to the staff at The Golf Club at Bear Dance, come meet them in person. Experience the difference yourself… 




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