Golfer’s paradise: Redlands Mesa is Colorado’s top public course

Redlands Mesa is Colorado's top public course

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa has been recognized as one of the top golf courses in Colorado since opening in 2001.

Recently, Redlands Mesa added another award to its cabinet, being honored by Colorado Golf Magazine as the top public course of 2009.

“I think the course conditions were as good as they’ve been,” Redlands Mesa General Manager Eric Feely said. “The people who vote for this have to have played the course, and we are glad that enough people played it to see it’s worth it.”

Feely said the course was No. 4 on the same list last year. The voters are made up of people in the golf industry throughout the state.

“We have always put the golf course first,” Feely said. “A lot of the credit can go to BrightStar, our ownership group, because they’ve been committed to the course.”

Redlands Mesa adds this award to previous acknowledgements. It was ranked No. 27 in Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2009-10, one of the top five places to play in Colorado by Golfweek in 2009 and No. 3 Best New Golf Course in the World by Sports Illustrated in 2001.

“As much as we’ve had a great run, it gets better because they’re always new golf courses being built,” Feely said. “But that’s a fun challenge for us.”

In the article by Colorado Golf Magazine it stated that “play at Redlands Mesa has been likened to golfing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but the beauty of it is that the Grand Junction course, for all its majestic terrain and visual splendor, is highly accessible.”

Heading into the future, Feely said the course will be undergoing continued improvements with a couple of larger projects in the works.

“We are always doing something,” Feely said. “We do have several projects planned that will significantly improve the course.”


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