GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In an area surrounded by rivers, canyons, mesas and mountains, Grand Junction offers golfers the opportunity to have a “whole-in-one” experience unlike any other. With mild year-round temperatures and bluebird skies, there is rarely a bad day to golf in Colorado’s Wine Country. Five unique courses offer 90 holes of world-class golf in a variety of settings throughout dramatically different landscapes unlike any other golf destination in the state. After playing Grand Junction’s unparalleled golf courses, stop by a local winery and sample some of the state’s finest wine, or take a day off from golf to experience some of Colorado’s best outdoor adventures.
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa (www.redlandsmesa.com) – Located at the base of the towering pink and red sandstone face of the Colorado National Monument, the 18-hole Redlands Mesa course offers dramatic vistas, 11 elevated tees, 41 bunkers and unique hole-shaping. New this year, Redlands Mesa will offer a brand new 66 cart fleet with GPS and touchscreen technology for accurate distances. The course also offers a brand-new restaurant, Clubhouse 2325, above the sports bar, 19th Hole, both which show off stunning vistas of the valley.
Tiara Rado Golf Course (www.gjcity.org) – The 18-hole public course boasts spectacular views of the Colorado National Monument and features 6,182 yards – and a slope of 120 – from the championship tees. The course has recently added a Visage Touch Screen GPS system, with features including full hole flyovers and full-course maps. The new GPS system will also allow golfers to order food and drink from a selective menu one to two holes before making the turn. This summer, the course will play host to the Colorado Women’s Golf Association’s Golf Experience, the Colorado Golf Association’s Western Chapter Championship and the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado’s West Slope Championships.
Lincoln Park Golf Course (www.gjcity.org) – Located in the center of town, the course is the site of Colorado’s oldest open tournament, the Rocky Mountain Open. The public course features nine holes of intimate, tree-lined play and a 10-acre driving range.
Adobe Creek National Golf Course (www.adobecreekgolf.com) – The 27-hole championship course (three nine-hole courses) also features stunning views of the red bluffs of the Colorado National Monument.
Chipeta Golf Course (www.chipetagolf.com) – Five miles south of downtown Grand Junction is Colorado’s premier 18-hole executive course, with flat terrain, wide fairways and no sand bunkers. The course offers views of the Grand Mesa, Bookcliffs, Uncompahgre Plateau and the Colorado National Monument.
Colorado’s Wine Country. After a day of golf, visitors can choose from Grand Junction’s 23 wineries that sit nestled against stunning red rock cliffs and mesas and relax with a local glass of wine. The wineries offer year-round tasting rooms with complimentary tastings for visitors. For a day not spent on the course, golfers can try their legs on two-wheels while riding cruiser bikes to different wineries and orchards throughout the area.
Outdoor Adventure. Among the world-class golf courses and wineries, Grand Junction also sits amid one of the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds in the country. With hikes ranging from .25 mile to 14 miles, the nearby Colorado National Monument is a hiker’s paradise. Visitors can also bike Grand Junction’s expansive selection of mountain bike trails or climb one of the thousands of rock formations in the region.
About Grand Junction (www.visitgrandjunction.com) - Grand Junction is the largest city in Western Colorado, located at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers, between Salt Lake City and Denver on Interstate 70. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for incredible year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Among Grand Junction's spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the breathtaking 7,000-foot Colorado National Monument. Surrounded by an abundance of public lands, Grand Junction is also a mecca for hunting, fishing, dirt bike and ATV riding. Other attractions include three national scenic byways, rafting, boating, golfing skiing, extensive public art displays, museums, and a vibrant downtown featuring creative culinary options, shopping, Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theatre. Grand Junction is known as Colorado’s Wine Country featuring 23 wineries nearby. The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau is a department of the City of Grand Junction and is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region.