Leadville News – April 25

Celebrate National Golf Day in Leadville Today

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Mt. Massive Golf Course: America’s Highest! Photo: Leadville Today/David Hahn

Fore! That four-letter word will join the other 4-lettered-word – GOLF – as swingers across America celebrate National Golf Day on April 25. And while you may not see anyone out on the links at Mt. Massive Golf Course in Leadville Today, the 2018 is just around the next spring snow storm, making those greens extra thick to sink that perfect hole-in-one. So if you’re lining up your summer fun for you, and your family, consider a season pass at Leadville’s local course. Did you know it’s America’s highest course at 10,152 feet? That alone will give those little balls an extra lift.

While golf clubs across the country have seen interest, along with membership numbers decline in recent years, Patrick Reed’s first victory at the 2018 Masters Tournament earlier this month has put some new wind in the sport’s sails.

And if that doesn’t keeping the sportscasters chatter humming, perhaps the announcement of the newly established Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship for the fairer sex on the fairways will keep the buzz about golf, going well into the summer season.

 

No doubt, the sport is shaking things up. So it seems like a good time to remind readers about seasonal memberships that Mount Massive Golf Course (MMGC) in Leadville offers.

Established in 1930s, MMGC offers an outdoor alternative for many active Lake County residents who spend a lot of time in the saddle or on the high mountain trails. At 10,152 feet, the nine-hole course is the highest in the nation, making that one more thing for golfers to cross off their bucket list! And the views can’t be beat, as Colorado’s two highest peaks – Mts. Elbert and Massive – loom high overhead from every tee.

In addition, this Lake County facility offers engaging youth programs from instructors who know the sport. It also acts as host to several charity golf tournament throughout the summer, raising monies for local non-profits organizations. So keep that in mind then considering purchasing a membership: your investment greens go far beyond the course’s green fees.

This nine-hole alpine course is Rocky Mountain golf at its finest. While carts are available, most swingers choose to think of it as a glorious walk in the woods while getting in an upper body workout along the way! The club house offers grill service for lunch and a wide selection of alcoholic beverages. More details about hours of operation and an online store can be found on the MMGC website.

No word yet on opening day, but when you’re this high up, a lot depends on the weather! Until then why not celebrate National Golf Day with a membership. Juniors start as low as $100 for the entire season and there are some other great family and Senior rates as well.

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