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COME SEE US AT THE DENVER GOLF EXPO FEBRUARY 10-12, 2017 AND ENTER TO WIN:

  • Stay & Play package to The Inverness including overnight stay, twosome of golf and $100 Dinner Credit at the Fireside Bar & Grill.
  • Stay & Play package with a foursome to the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks and $400 in lodging at Beaver Run Resort.
  • Foursome to The Ridge at Castle Pines.
  • (5) Twosomes to Devil’s Thumb Golf Course.

Learn more about the 2017 Colorado Golf Passport presented by The Inverness Golf Club

Get our best Expo-only deals in person at Booth 146 along with other great giveaways, prizes, gift cards and more! Grab a copy of our annual Spring issue as we reveal the winners of the 2017 CAGGY Awards for the best in Colorado golf!

Special Golf Expo deal:

Buy (2) Golf Passports and receive a $25 Gift Card to your choice of The Tavern or Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.*

Can’t make it to the Expo? Our early bird deals below are still available through the expo but hurry, these are limited time only!

$59.95 Golf Passport $69.95 Golf Passport +
12 Callaway Balls
Up to 65% off at 66 Courses
All prices include a cart
Warrior Golf Club
Preferred Clientele Club
CAG Magazine Subscription 
Up to 65% off at 66 Courses
All prices include a cart
Warrior Golf Club
Preferred Clientele Club
CAG Magazine Subscription
12 Callaway Chrome Softs
12 Tavern Draft Beers
Promo Code:
1XPEB7
Promo Code:
EXPEB7

 

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2017 Denver Golf Expo Hours:
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
 
 
Tickets and information:
DenverGolfExpo.com

 

*Gift cards available while supplies last.

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Denver Golf is back at the Denver Golf Expo!

Denver Golf has variety and value with eight convenient locations.  Outstanding course conditions and top notch guest services provide you with an enjoyable customer experience.  From urban golf settings to mountain vistas, you will find it all here.  If you live in the Denver Metro area there is bound to be a course right in your back yard.  Come home to play…Denver Golf is your neighborhood course!

 

**Come Play and Family Fun Passes on Sale for the 2017 golf season!  To purchase either of these great deals, go to www.DenverGolfPasses.com.  Passes will also be available for sale at the Denver Golf Expo in the Denver Golf and The First Tee of Denver booth.  Call 720.865.3426 for more information

  1. Come Play Pass, $189 – Includes Twenty 9-hole rounds on participating regulation golf courses. 9-hole rounds may be combined into 18-hole rounds.
  • Valid for green fees Monday – Thursday anytime and Friday – Sunday after 1:00 p.m.
  • Must ride and pay cart fee of $15 per 18-holes or $7.50 per 9-hole round per player
  • Reservations can be made no more than 1 day in advance
  • Passes are not transferable and must be used only by the card-holder (purchaser or gift recipient)
  • Expires December 31, 2017
  1. Family Fun pass, $99 – Includes twenty par three rounds at Harvard Gulch or Kennedy Golf Courses, twenty rounds of Mini-Golf at Aqua Golf or Kennedy Golf Course and twenty small buckets of range balls at Aqua Golf or Kennedy Golf Course.
  • Par 3 green fees are valid any time at Kennedy Par-3 course and before 3:00 p.m. at Harvard Gulch
  • Reservations for Par 3 rounds can be made no more than 2 days in advance
  • Card is transferable and may be used for up to 3 guests of the card-holder per day per visit
  • Max of 4 range buckets per day per Family Fun Pass
  • Range balls valid April 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017
  • Par-3 and mini-golf rounds expire December 31, 2017

 

In 2017 Denver Golf will be providing more course programming than ever to help grow the game of golf.  In addition to each of our facilities having local golf programs and events, Denver Golf has city-wide programs that players can participate in.  For information on any or all of our programs, go to www.cityofdenvergolf.com.

  • Denver Golf Socials – Play with your friends and meet new people. Golf Socials provide a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere where people can come to socialize and network while playing golf.  Price includes a lesson tip, 9-holes with a cart (where available), and one drink and appetizers after play.  Events rotate throughout the 8 Denver Golf courses with ladies only and mixer events.  Events begin June 12, bi-weekly, and end September 11.
  • Women’s Golf Experiences – In conjunction with the CWGA, these ½ day events are for the beginner to intermediate player. Get instruction on full swing, chipping, putting and rules & etiquette or get on-course instruction.  Afterward have lunch with prizes.  Dates include:
  1. May 13 @ Overland Park Golf Course
  2. July 8 @ City Park Golf Course
  3. July 16 @ Harvard Gulch Golf Course (on-course instruction)
  • Denver City Amateur, June 17-18, 2017, City Park Golf Course – This historic annual event brings in the best players from Denver, Colorado and surrounding states. This is a competitive two-day event.  Men’s and Senior Men’s Divisions available.

 

It’s easy to book online at Denver Golf.  To get the best pricing, go to My Choice Pricing on our website and book up to 7 days in advance.  My Choice Pricing gives our guests choices when making a tee time. Customers who are price sensitive will get to pick their tee time at the most affordable pricing.  Customers who are time sensitive will get to pick their time to play which will direct what they pay.  Ultimately, the customer controls what they want to pay or when they want to play, making the overall customer experience improve.  My Choice Pricing provides the right time at the right price for the right person!

Keystone Resort Golf

 

  • Keystone Resort features two championship golf courses, Keystone Ranch and The River Course at Keystone, set at 9,300 ft in a spectacular mountain environment within a family-friendly all-inclusive resort.
  • Stay, Play & Save from $153 per person
  • Bring on the tech! Download our free Keystone Golf app to use GPS while you play, track and share your score, receive special notifications, and more! And, this year, all of our golf cars will be outfitted with USB ports to keep your app, phone, music and more powered up!
  • Stop by our Keystone Golf booth at the DGE to receive your free Loyalty Card and save up to 50% when you play at Keystone this summer!
  • Visit www.GolfKeystone.com to book your tee times, shop our webstore, and learn more about Keystone Resort Golf.


What’s New at Raccoon Creek:

We are currently the exclusive location in Denver for the GolfBoard. The GolfBoards will add fun and excitement to your round. You steer by using your feet and bodyweight to tilt the board. It’s like a giant skateboard with a handle and a throttle. You can see them in action on this Youtube Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9VuKK5sbQo&t=8s . We have 12 GolfBoards available for rent daily so you can now “Surf the Earth” at Raccoon Creek!  The GolfBoards will add fun and excitement to your round.

Get ready to ride by visiting our website atwww.raccooncreek.com . Click on the About Us Tab and select the information for GolfBoard Rentals…Or…access the video and liability form directly athttps://lw.golfboard.com/liability_waiver/new_rider/314/RaccoonCreekGolfCourse. On the GolfBoard website you will create an account, watch a brief instructional video then sign a waiver. When you finish, we will receive confirmation at Raccoon Creek that you are ready to ride. 

We currently accept GolfBoard reservations by phone in the golf shop as long as you have a scheduled t-time. A board rents for $25 for 18 holes. It’s easy to get the hang of and fun to ride! They may also be available to rent on a walk-in basis on the day of play. Come out and enjoy!  

Check out Tom Green riding a GolfBoard on the KDVR morning show:  http://kdvr.com/2016/09/19/a-new-way-for-tom-to-play-golf/

History of the Optimist Junior Golf Program

Since 1978, Optimist-sponsored golf tournaments have served as a springboard for many of golf’s greatest players. Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jason Day, Jeff Overton, Billy Horschel, Tiger Woods, Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Michelle McGann and Nancy Lopez are just a few of the elite players who have started their careers at Optimist Junior Golf events. 

No other junior golf tournament quite compares to that of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (commonly referred to as THE OPTIMIST), which focuses on fair competition and cultural understanding among the players and their families. 

This world-class event originated in 1968 when three leaders of the San Diego County Junior Golf Association—Norrie West, Mrs. A.S. Smith and John Brown—carried out an idea of Brown’s by forming Junior World Golf. “I just thought it would be a great thing if young people from throughout the world could meet each other and play with each other in an international junior golf tournament,” Brown said. 

That first year, Junior World drew entries from six foreign nations: Pakistan, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Portugal and the Philippines. In all, 475 golfers came from 20 states and seven nations. Then, in 1978, through the action of Dudley Williams, a lifelong San Diego resident and soon-to-be President of Optimist International, the Optimists became a sponsor of the event, thus creating “Optimist Junior World.” Through this partnership, Optimist International began holding qualifying tournaments for 15 to 17-year-olds across the United States and Canada. As a result, 55 tournaments drew more than 3,500 entrants. 

In an effort to expand the tournament, Optimist International moved the event to South Florida’s Doral Country Club in 1995 and renamed the event the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (THE OPTIMIST). The plan proved so successful that after only one year, the event moved again to a more suitable location at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens where its currently being held. 

THE OPTIMIST continues to be one of the most recognizable junior tournaments in the world with more than 6,000 golfers, ages 10-18, participating in qualifying tournaments each year. THE OPTIMIST .holds three phases to accommodate the increasing number of participants, (phase 1-Boys 10-11, 12-13 and Girls 10-12), (phase 2-Boys 14-15 and Girls 13-14), (Phase 3-Boys 16-18 and Girls 15-18). Annually more than 660 of the best junior golfers, representing more than 30 nations, 45 states and six Canadian provinces, converge for a week of unsurpassed competition and fellowship. What makes us unique from other tournaments, participants and their guests are housed, play golf, enjoy group meals, special events, entertainment and fun all at a world-class resort. College coaches come from all over the country to scout some of the best junior players in the world. 

Here in Colorado, we are holding qualifying tournaments in June to determine who will be our 41 qualifiers going to THE OPTIMIST at PGA National.

 

The Colorado-Wyoming District Optimist Junior Golf Program’s website is https://sites.google.com/site/cowyooptimistgolf/.  A lot of information about the District Junior Golf Program is available at that website.
In addition, each year in November, the Optimist Tournament of Champions takes place at PGA National Resort and Spa. An invitational event featuring the top finishers from Optimist Championships, District qualifiers and other top junior golf events. The inaugural Tournament of Champions took place in Miami, Florida in December 2005 on the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. The Tournament of Champions is a 36 hole event for male and female junior golfers ages 11-18.

The Optimist Junior Golf program also offers the Optimist Junior Golf Tour Events: These 36-hole events are for male and female junior golfers ages 11-18. These are additional qualifiers for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships and ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Tour Event locations include Myrtle Beach, SC, Orlando, FL, Ft. Worth, Texas, Ontario, Canada and Denver, Colorado.

Skip the Lines – Pre-Purchase Denver Golf Expo Tickets

By Diana Rowe

 

It’s back! Easy-to-buy, purchase-in-advance convenience! Value your time? Skip the lines and pre-purchase your Denver Golf Expo. 

 

Purchase online.

No need to leave home. Point your mouse to DenverGolfExpo.com and purchase your ticket(s) with the click of the mouse. Print your tickets and be sure to bring them with you to show at the Expo door. And then you’re off to enjoy the everything-golf-under-one-roof at the Denver Mart.

 

Groceries and Golf.

You’ve got to eat, right?  When grocery shopping at King Soopers, stop by the courtesy counter and purchase your Expo admission through Ticket West until February 9. 

 

Purchase at the Door

For those who prefer to purchase tickets at the door, we recommend arriving early to purchase your ticket and take advantage of the full day of golf themed experiences.

 

Where:

The Denver Mart Plaza Hall

451 E 58th Ave., Denver, CO 80216

 

Dates & Hours:

Friday, February 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 11 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Admission Per Day:

Adults: $13.00

Seniors (50+) $11.00

Veterans and Military $11.00

Kids 16 and under $3.00

 

For more information: DenverGolfExpo.com

Save Green with Fore Golf Program, courtesy of South Suburban Parks & Recreation

By Diana Rowe

 

A Denver Golf Expo tradition, South Suburban Parks & Recreation is returning to the 2017 Expo, continuing the tradition of saving green on its Fore Golf Program.

“With very different courses with varying design and difficulty, our courses are designed to appeal to all ages and levels of golfers,” says Bill Ramsey, Director of Gold at South Suburban Parks & Recreation. “Likely, you’ve already experienced golf here – and you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience it again, included in the cost of your admission.  We are returning this year with our Fore Golf Program, a progressive golf experience FREE to Expo attendees.”

Debuting in 2012, the Fore Golf Program continues to add value to the admission into the Denver Golf Expo. Every Expo registrant receives these South Suburban golf deals, beginning in February through May.

South Suburban Golf Course offers 2 different experiences: a quick 9-hole par 3 round or an 18-hole par 72 course with rolling fairways and large undulating greens. The South Suburban Parks & Recreation also brings players an 18-hole executive course at Littleton Golf & Tennis Club and the Arnold Palmer 18-hole championship course at the Lone Tree Club & Hotel. And finally, the Family Sports Golf Course features an excellent 9-hole executive course with a large heated and lighted year-round driving range. 

Perhaps the biggest news is that South Suburban Golf Corse is undergoing a complete club house, pro shop and restaurant renovation. Bill Ramsey says, “This renovation will be completed sometime in the spring, debuting enlarged space, brand new look inside and out, and a patio and deck area overlooking the golf course.

Denver Golf Expo attendees, be sure to stop by the South Suburban Parks & Recreation booth 446-447 to spin the wheel and win some great prizes.

For more details on South Suburban Parks & Recreation, log on to www.sspr.org or www.golflonetree.com

Denver Golf Expo: Swing into Spring with Value-February 10-12, 2017

By Diana Rowe

The Rocky Mountain’s largest Golf Expo returns to the Denver Mart, February 10-12, 2017 with an emphasis on more value for attendees.  We want everyone to save some green with the best deals of the season at the Denver Golf Expo.

Mark Cramer, President of the Denver Golf Expo, says, “As one of the top consumer golf expos in the country, we appreciate the strong support by the Colorado Section of the PGA, Colorado Golf Association, theJunior Golf Alliance of Colorado, and the Colorado Women’s Golf Association. Each year, our goal is to add more value for those attending. We continue to include all the best deals from past Expos, and add more value from the moment you walk into the Denver Mart.”

Included in your admission:

  • New Club-Wedge or Hybrid or both from Warrior Golf
  • Golf Digest subscription included in your admission
  • Discounted golf or range balls for each attendee
  • Attend a free seminar; get a lesson. Better Golf Starts here!
  • Junior Golf Central, where it’s all about the kids
  • Exclusive show-only deals on green fees, equipment, golf vacations, apparel and more
  • MORE merchandise available at the new Pro Shop Row
  • FREE Demo Days 2017 model clubs direct from PGA Show, thanks to Lenny’s Golf

 

Parking is still free with shuttle buses available during the Expo show hours. With all that is included, admission prices are reasonable: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Military/Vets w/ID $11;

Kids (16 & under) $3. With over 100 exhibits and displays and more than 12,000 attendees, this interactive 3-day event continues to be THE golf-themed outing to attend every February. 

Save the date for the 2017 Denver Golf Expo, Friday-Sunday, February 10-12. For more information, go to DenverGolfExpo.com – where you may also pre-purchase tickets, or purchase tickets in person at King Soopers.

Returning in 2017: Lenny’s Golf Shop & Club Demo

By Diana Rowe

 

“We’re back with more merchandise and more value,” according to Nick Nosewicz, from the family-owned Lenny’s Golf. “We’re bringing more merchandise than ever before, great deals on product, including up to 50 percent off golf shoes. We’re excited to offer three days to save during the Expo.”

Lenny’s Golf will bring in great deals, apparel and up to 50 percent off golf shows.

“Lenny’s Golf is returning for the 7th year??,” says Mark Cramer, Director of Denver Golf Expo. “When Lenny is behind an event, he’s all into making it a success, and we’re thrilled to have him back again.”

“With this year’s Expo dates again landing a week after the big PGA Show in Orlando”, adds Nick, “we have the opportunity to show the latest driver releases for the first time in Colorado. We’ll have all manufacturer reps on site at the Club Test area to answer questions. For serious golfers ready to invest in new product and equipment, orders will be taken at the Expo.”

Go ahead, get that new club model you’ve been reading about – and be sure to take advantage of Lenny’s Golf Shop’s offer of free fitting at their store. Club fitters determine the right length and angle – and it will change your game!

Since the early 1980’s, Lenny’s Golf has been a Colorado favorite offering the best in golf equipment, apparel and custom fitting. Lenny and his team is hyped and ready to return as sponsor of the 2017 Denver Golf Expo’s Club Demo and is the featured retail vendor. Lenny says, “Get there early to get your shot at one of our 15 hitting stations to loosen your winter golf swing while you test ‘drive’ the new 2017 club models.”

Lenny’s Golf will again be bringing state-of-the-art-fitting equipment to the Demo Days Club Test experience, technology at work to make your golf game easier and more enjoyable. 

With assistance from manufacturers’ representatives, Expo attendees can stop by and swing 2017 offerings from top club makers such as Ping, Callaway, Cobra, Titleist, Taylor Made, Mizuno, and Adams with many more brands being added every day!  

If you’re looking for great golf deals, then Lenny’s Golf at the Denver Golf Expo is the place to shop. Shopping at the Denver Golf Expo gets you great deals and special buys on clubs (new and used), bags, shoes, pull carts – and more!

Armed with personal knowledge gained at the Denver Golf Expo’s Demo Days Club Test, golfers are invited after the show to check out Lenny’s Golf Shop‘s full line of clubs and equipment, personalized service and custom fitting, located at 2601 S Parker Rd – Aurora, CO or call 303-369-5900.

Serving Wynkoop Craft Beers at the Denver Golf Expo

The 2017 Denver Golf Expo will officially serve a selection of craft beers Wynkoop Brewing Company®,where they believe brewing is an art.

It all started in 1988 when LoDo had no ballpark, no valet parking, no farm-to-table restaurants. Just four guys who wanted to make really good beer. Those four guys were John Hickenlooper, Jerry Williams, Mark Schiffler and Russell Schehrer. They opened the first craft Brewery in Denver on Skid Row in the century-old J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. They built a bar by the building’s old vault, and another bar in the back of the building’s expansive showroom. They installed a small brewhouse on the main floor. They placed 22 pool tables on the second floor and called it Wynkoop Billiards. Beer drinkers across the state braved the sketchy ghost town that was LoDo in the late 80’s for billiards and pints of Russell’s unexpected beer styles. He was one of the first professional brewers in the country to try his hand at mead-making, doppel alt, and cream stout. He was honored by the Brewers Association when he passed with the Russell Schehrer. Award for Innovation in Brewing, awarded each year at the Craft Brewers Conference to a brewer who knocks down doors.

Almost thirty years later, Wynkoop is a Denver institution, still known for innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in their beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles. It’s known as the brewery that brewed a neighborhood because—without exaggeration—the Wynkoop helped catalyze the revitalization of LoDo. To-date, our neighborhood is the heartbeat of the city, surrounded by iconic landmarks like Coors Field, Larimer Square, and the recently renovated Union Station across Wynkoop Street. We like to think it all began with beer.

Even better, at the Denver Golf Expo, Wynkoop Brewing  Company will be pouring 6 of their craft beers for attendees:

 

Uber Lager

Rail Yard Amber ale

Wixa Wiess Wheat

Hoppy Kolsch

Belgorado Belgian IPA

Nug Life IPA

 

So, stop by and order your favorite Wynkoop craft beer at the Wynkoop Beer Garden.