• Notable and Unique Golf Options for Groups

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

Colorado has nearly 300 golf courses for groups to choose from, each offering its own special variation of elevation, climate, vegetation and wildlife. Here are some notable and unique options from across the state.  

Colorado welcomed its first groundup golf course development in nearly 10 years this summer with the opening of TPC Colorado in Berthoud. The 18-hole championship course was designed to accommodate professional tournaments and has a well-appointed clubhouse.

For a European-style experience, golfers will love Ballyneal Golf Club, a private golf destination in Holyoke built on a unique sand dune formation in the high plains of eastern Colorado. 

Groups can experience America’s highest elevation golf course at 10,152 feet in Leadville. Mount Massive Golf Course has nine holes surrounded by the highest mountains in the state and is near the headwaters of the Arkansas River Valley.  

With 18 holes located at the base of Colorado National Monument, The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa offers desert-style golf with dramatic vistas, 11 elevated tees, 41 bunkers and unique hole-shaping.

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.