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Telluride Golf Course Opens with Spectacular Conditions

Media Contact: Tom Watkinson


Telluride Golf Course Opens With Spectacular Conditions
Experience One of the Most Scenic Golf Courses in the Country

Telluride, Colorado (May 25, 2011) – 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 has received this spring is that the golf course will open this Friday, May 27, 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.”

This season the Telluride Golf Course offers Value Season rates through June 19. Green fees are $160 beginning at 10:30 a.m., $95 from 2 p.m. – 4p.m. (Twilight) and $70 after 4 p.m. (Sunset). Regular Season rates will begin June 20.

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 Pink on 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 Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club. For more information call the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club at 970-728-6163 x11 or log on to
• 13th Annual TASP Tournament on September 16, a benefit for the 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

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