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Telluride Golf Course Opens With Spectacular Conditions

Experience One of the Most Scenic Golf Courses in the Country

According to the Farmer's Almanac, snow puts nitrogen back into soil (from 2-12 lbs per acre by various sources), and as we know nitrogen is the key component to fertilizer, supporting all plant growth processes. So the silver lining to the several feet of snow that Telluride received this spring is that the golf course opened in late May with great conditions.

"The additional snow this spring has kept the course well hydrated and protected it from the spring winds," according to Telluride Golf Course superintendent, Kevin Cahalane. "The fairways and greens are in excellent shape and ready for play." The Pro Shop offers lessons from PGA certified professionals, custom club fitting and the latest in equipment and apparel, all available to the public.

"We have a full complement of PGA instructors this season offering lesson packages to players of all abilities and ages," said Sean Tannehill, general manager of Telluride Ski and Golf Club. "We want everyone to dust off the clubs and come on up to take advantage of the early season opportunities to play and get a few pointers."

A full lineup of summer tournaments, open to the public, includes:
Play for Pinkon July 14, a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Please call the Pro Shop at (970) 728-2606 for registration and information.

Strokes of Genius Charity Golf Tournament (formerly Benchmark) July 29 & 30, a benefit for the scholarship fund for Telluride High School graduates. For more information visit or call (970) 728-8717.

7th Annual Steve Butts Memorial Tournament on August 20, a benefit for the T elluride Ski and Snowboard Club. For more information call the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club at (970) 728-6163 x11 or log on to

13th Annual TASP Tournament on September 16, a benefit for Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. For more information and to register to play, please contact the T.A.S.P office at (970) 728-5010 or email

Memberships are available to the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. More than just an ordinary country club, the Telluride Ski & Golf Club is actually three clubs in one, including the world-class Telluride Ski Resort, spectacular Telluride Golf Club and The Spa at the Peaks, plus a full line-up of social events and planned activities. For more information on club membership, please call Rachel Bowers at (970) 728-7302 or visit

Telluride is offering Stay and Golf Free packages throughout the summer. Check out the Ultimate Summer Weekend package with lodging, golf, $100 spa credit and $100 Allred's credit. For Golf and Lodging packages call (800) 778-8581 or visit

For tee times, greens fees, instruction or information on the Telluride Golf Course, call (970) 728-2606 or visit
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