Colorado Golf News
Take a Spin at South Suburban
It wouldn't be the Denver Golf Expo without the click-click-click of the prize wheel at the South Suburban Parks & Recreation booth. Then again, there might not even be a Denver Golf Expo without the help of South Suburban's Director of Golf Bill Ramsey, who assisted Denver Golf Expo owners Mark and Lynn Cramer with range balls, mats and other items when the couple staged their first Golf Expo.
"Mark's a member at Lone Tree Golf Club, one of our courses, and I helped him out," Ramsey says. "It's been a good relationship both ways-for him and us."
It's also a good relationship between attendees and the four golf facilities that comprise SSP&R?Lone Tree, South Suburban Golf Course, Littleton Golf and Tennis Club, and Family Sports Golf Course. Admission to the Denver Golf Expo includes early-season discounts as part of SSP&R's Fore Golf Program. "We want to give people an incentive to come out at least once a week to practice or play," he says. "That's the best way for people to learn. The more they go out, the better they get; and the better they get, the more they like the game."
And the more willing they are to queue up at the SSP&R booth to spin the wheel for a chance at a free round, range balls or 2-for-1 deals. "It's become our signature, and the booths near us like the lines," Ramsey says.
Ultimately, the district's course variety enhances the popularity of its booth.
Lone Tree, an Arnold Palmer design, is a tournament-level layout with five sets of tees and challenges for players of every handicap. South Suburban sports an 18-hole Dick Phelps-designed layout with some of the state?s most demanding greens, as well as 9-hole par 3 course and a recently remodeled clubhouse. Littleton, a par-63 executive 18, boasts tremendous conditioning and an active ladies league, while Family Sports features a 9-hole, par-31 course and a lighted, heated two-tiered driving range that's busier in winter than during the summer.
"Our courses vary in design and difficulty," says Ramsey. "They appeal to all ages and levels of golfers." In other words, they're worth a spin.
Visit ssprd.org for more information.