A warm “Good Morning” as a member of the cart staff arrives at your car to assist you with your clubs. The “ping” of a driver on the first tee. Golfers adjusting their line and pace on a perfectly manicured practice green and instructors guiding students to better swings on the range. These are the sights and sounds Members experience when walking through the entrance of Columbine Country Club.
This walk leads to the Henry Hughes designed Championship Course. Nearly 7,600 yards where Beauty meets the Beast. Magnificently groomed fairways of Rye, Poa and Kentucky Bluegrass, cross-mowed approaches and freshly chalked holes on Bentgrass and Poa greens…don’t let the Beauty fool you. You are in for a challenging test of play as you try to tame the Beast from the tips!
At 7,427 yards, the Championship tees present an awesome challenge – A USGA COURSE RATING of 76.0, and a USGA SLOPE RATING of 145 – It’s no wonder that the Championship course at Columbine has played host to a number of Professional events including:
The 1967 PGA Championship Champion Don January
LPGA 1977 Champion JoAnne Carner
LPGA 1980 Champion Beth Daniel
LPGA 1981 Champion JoAnne Carner
LPGA 1982 Champion Beth Daniel
LPGA 1983 Champion Pat Bradley
US OPEN SECTIONAL QUALIFYING:
1986, 1988 to 2010
In being chosen as the site of the 1967 PGA Championship, Columbine is in a select group of only two Colorado Country Clubs to host a major Professional Golf Championship.