To celebrate Father’s Day, Grand Junction has put together a list of father-friendly activities that are convenient, affordable, and dad-approved. The only thing Grand Junction can’t promise you, this Father’s Day weekend, is that the following activities may not prevent the dreaded dad jokes.
Fore the Most Tee-riffic Dad
Grand Junction’s golf scene is known to be comfortable year-round due to the high desert climate’s temperate seasons, but it is especially perfect for those looking to get out on the greens with their dad this Father’s Day. Head over to Tiara Rado Golf Course or Redlands Mesa Golf Club for 18 of the most beautiful holes of golf you will ever play. Both are located at the base of the Colorado National Monument, so every hole is has a majestic backdrop with red-rock canyons and unique rock formations. Helpful hint: If you are a Mesa County resident, you receive a discounted day rate at Redlands Mesa Golf Club.
Looking for a shorter course that is closer to Downtown? Lincoln Park Golf Course is the perfect place to tee off a quick round. With only 9 holes, the course offers a unique layout to test your skills. For golf that will have you using every club in your bag, swing by Chipeta Golf Course for a balanced par 59 that will help you improve your short game with every swing and putt you make.
For an indoor golf experience, stop by X-Golf to play a variety of simulated courses from around the world. The full bar and state-of-the-art simulators are great for those looking to stay out of the sun while still getting some shots in.
To gear up for your Father’s Day match play, head to Grand Junction’s premier golf retail outlet, GJ Golf. With over 20 years of golf industry experience, their team of experts are happy to help you get your swing dialed in before getting out on the course. They also have a wide range of golf apparel and equipment for any last-minute Father’s Day gifts.
Cameo Shooting and Education Complex
For a surefire way to make the most out of Father’s Day this year, check out Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. As Colorado’s premier shooting and education facility, Cameo offers a range of shooting bays based on your preferred firearm. From clay shooting and long-range precision practice to 3D archery loops, set your sights on Cameo this Father’s Day.
While some shooting supplies can be purchased onsite at Cameo, you can purchase supplies beforehand at Sportsman’s Warehouse or Cabela’s. Tracer, incendiary, armor-piercing, and penetrator ammo are not allowed at the complex. Be sure to read through the “Ammunition Reminder” on this page prior to arrival.
Nothing says happy Father’s Day like cruising over the Grand Mesa or Colorado National Monument in an open-air, three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot. These street-legal one-of-a-kind vehicles will have your dad grinning from ear to ear while out on the open road. The open cockpit makes taking in views of the Grand Junction area even more experiential. With three wheels, two comfortable seats and one Father’s Day memory that your dad will never forget, check out Adrenaline Driven Adventure Rentals & Tours to reserve your Slingshot ride. The best part is, a 2-hour rental is only $79!
Craft Beverages on Tap
Lucky for all the dads out there, Grand Junction’s craft beverages are served up all over town. Finding a place to kick back and enjoy a pint or cocktail on a sunny patio or air conditioned man cave has never been easier, so check out this list of Grand Junction breweries and distilleries. Thanks to the City of Grand Junction, there are hundreds of scooters around town, making hopping from place to place easier than ever. Plan to check out a few locations and make time to get a bite to eat at one of the trendy food trucks or full-service restaurants.
Grill it Up!
Calling all grill masters! Grand Junction has a variety of local markets to kick up the flavors for whatever grilled masterpiece you have planned for Father’s Day. Whether you plan to cook it yourself or let your dad show-off his grilling skills, check out the Zesty Moose Gourmet Marketplace for premium herbs and spices to complement your menu. If you’re looking for a prime cut of locally grown meat, stop into Fisher’s Market. Their wide selection of premium foods and knowledgeable staff will ensure you serve up the perfect Father’s Day meal.
To polish off a father-filled fiesta, here is a dad joke to keep in your back pocket for the right moment. "Why do fathers take an extra pair of socks when they go golfing?" "In case they get a hole in one!" In-between the laughs you’ll have throughout the day, be sure to thank dad for his advice, support and guidance through the years. And for those of us who may not have a dad around, pass on some words of appreciation to someone who has been a good influence in your life.
For more ways to experience Grand Junction, check out the ad-free Official Grand Junction Visitor Guide.