One of America’s favorite past times is golfing. The sun on your face, the hopes of a birdie, and the new 9 iron you just picked up. Grand Junction certainly isn’t known for its golf courses, but there are several beautiful options to choose from.
In no order of importance or rating, we start with Tiara Rado Golf Course. Located in the Redlands off of S. Broadway, this course has magnificent views of the Colorado National Monument. They offer a full service pro shop, rental clubs, carts, and even personal lessons. Tiara Rado has an 18 acre practice range and several water hazards in the proper course. 18 holes later, you can find yourself sipping on a cold one in The Rock Bar & Grille. This on-site restaurant serves all three meals and has a bar full of diverse choices.
Redlands Mesa Course is nestled in the southern-most area of The Ridges. Boasting gorgeous views of the all major landmarks around, this course is surrounded by beautiful, state-of-the-art homes as well. This world class golf course is over 500 acres of lush, green grass and you will not be disappointed, even if you do get a double bogey on that tricky bunker hole. The Clubhouse will have you in awe while you sit on the patio, munching on one of their new menu items, taking in the views.
Lincoln Park Golf Course is one of the most centrally located courses in town. This course has six sets of tees, black for low handicap, blue for a decent trial, red are the most used, yellow for the ladies, and family tees. The family tees are suggested for small children and beginners. With a 10 acre driving range, you have plenty of room to “stretch your legs”. Lincoln Park is only a 9-hole course, so take your time and enjoy the game.
Chipeta Golf Course is located on the south end of 29 road and has great prices for a round and riding cart rentals. This par 59 course has views of the Grand Mesa and is a well-kept area. Players of all skill levels will enjoy this 18 hole course. They offer outing packages that include field events like longest drives and longest puts. They have a large area inside that can be reserved for parties, events, or just a nice place to relax after a day in the sun.
So if you are a beginner, there is a course for you and if this isn’t your first 18 holes, you will relish in the choices Grand Junction has to offer. From the Colorado National Monument to the Grand Mesa, the outlooks from many of these courses will not disappoint.