Golf In Colorado

Five Western Colorado golf courses are now open

GRAND JUNCTION, CO — The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau (GJVCB) announced that the 2014 Grand Junction golf season is officially open as of February 21, 2014. Five public courses are ready to accept tee time reservations.

“It is unique for a city to offer spring skiing, golfing and Colorado Wine Country in the same weekend,” said Mistalynn Meyeraan, marketing and public relations coordinator for the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau. “High on the Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s ski season runs through March 31, but the golf season is in full swing down in the Grand Valley now through due to the temperate climate in Grand Junction, Colorado.”


Playing golf in Grand Junction is a getaway worth seeking. Green fairways are set against the back drop of towering red rock cliffs of the Colorado National Monument. With a variety of courses, there is a something for every skillset.

“The course has come out of the winter in amazing shape,” said C.J. Rhyne, general manager for The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. “The grass is green, the greens are still smooth and the course is ready for play this year. We are expecting an outstanding year and have many value added benefits for our customers.”

Grand Junction offers golfers access to five stunning public courses.

  • Adobe Creek National Golf Course – This course is conveniently located near I-70, between Grand Junction and Fruita. With the Colorado National Monument and McInnis Canyons as its backdrop, Adobe Creek features three beautiful nines (the Mesa 9, the Desert 9, and the Monument 9). The 27-hole, links-style course is perfect for groups of all sizes and abilities.
  • Chipeta Golf Course – This 18-hole executive course features breathtaking views of the Bookcliffs, Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument and is only five miles from Downtown Grand Junction. From novice to expert Chipeta is a great course for the entire group.
  • The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa – Among its numerous national awards, this 18-hole Jim Engh designed course features dramatic elevation changes, 11 elevated tees, 41 bunkers, unique holes shaping and a championship layout, all with stunning views of the Colorado National Monument giving players a pure golf experience.
  • Lincoln Park Golf Course – This nine-hole course is located in the center of Grand Junction. Lincoln Park offers easy-to-walk, tree lined fairways, subtle befuddling greens and a 10-acre driving range. It is home to the Rocky Mountain Open, the longest running open golf tournament in Colorado.
  • Tiara Rado Golf Course – A municipal course is a scenic, 18-hole course with grandeur vistas that was recently renovated, making it a treasure of the Grand Valley. Located at the base of the Colorado National Monument, this course will challenge golfers to use every club in their bag. Tiara Rado is also certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program as home to a variety of birds and other wildlife.


“Our courses are fully open; both look to be starting off the season in great shape this early in 2014,” said Michael Mendelson, head golf professional for Tiara Rado Golf Course and Lincoln Park Golf Course. “New in 2014, download our free mobile app to gain access to three-click tee time bookings, free GPS locators, digital scorekeeping ans stat tracking, live access to leaderboards and golf game tracking. Look for Golf Grand Junction in the app store or market.”

The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau takes the guess work out of planning a golf getaway, paired with Colorado Wine Country. Golf packages, paired with Colorado Wine Country excursions can be found on Junction (

Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golfing, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction has been named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by Among Grand Junction’s spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond. The area is home to Colorado’s wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries.

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