14378 Hwy. 34
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-8303
Phone: (970) 867-8200
Fax: (970) 867-2038
Aurora Sports Park is an important sports facility in Aurora, replete with a series of green fields spread over 220 acres (89.03 hectares) of land. Attracting more than three hundred thousand visitors in a year, this site boasts of 23 fields for playing soccer, 12 fields for softball and baseball practice, four playgrounds, seven shaded picnic spots and five concession areas. It hosts major sporting events, including games such as lacrosse and rugby. The fields can also be reserved for a tournament or private practice.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1973, this 5,001-yard course which is laced with troublesome Sand Creek, is one of the more challenging executive courses in Denver. The signature 13th hole is a 529-yard par five bomb, with doglegs and two nasty bunkers. If time is a factor Springhills Golf Course is always a good option.
Centre Hills Golf Course features a large, lighted driving range as well as putting and chipping greens, making it an ideal place to work out the kinks in the game. Designed by Richard Phelps in 1973, the nine-hole, par three course actually offers some tough golf challenges, including a 200-yard sixth hole with a green surrounded by both water and traps. The course totals 1,305 yards and rates as a perfect introduction for beginners.
Although the course has only recently opened to the public, it proudly boasts of a long golfing tradition. Designed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1939, it began with only three sand greens. Later, it became a favorite place among military personnel, including former President Dwight Eisenhower. Now the home of the National Toyota Golf Skills Challenge, the course features a yikes-what-is-this 585-yard, par-five 18th hole with a dogleg to the right and then to the left.
Thorncreek Golf Course has received honors as one of the best championship courses in Colorado. The par 72 course has a nice layout with plenty of rolling fairways and greens to challenge even the most experienced player. Spanning 7268 yards (6646 meters), the course also has a host of water hazards, bunkers and traps. A popular place with local players, there are several beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, creating a stunning backdrop for the course. Kids play free.
Hot air balloons are extremely popular in the West, from California to Colorado, visitors will see these inflatable balloons wafting above many regions. Life Cycle happens to be in Longmont, CO, right outside of Boulder and it is one of the only ones in Colorado that allows people to jump out of a parachute at 9,000-ft.! In addition to balloon rides the owners offer balloons for sale as well as classes on how to become a certified pilot. Check website for exact details on prices and flight times.
Designed by Henry Hughes in 1968, this 6,735 yard course is convenient to central Denver. It features enough mature trees, sand traps and bunkers to bring the humble-factor into play and keep you guessing on whether to play it safe or bring out the big sticks. Signature holes include the 545-yard, par-five 10th hole with a dogleg to the right and a water hazard on both the left and right sides of the fairway.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1997, this 18-hole gem is a long, links-style course that gives every level of golfer ample challenges. Golf Digest ranked it as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States'. Despite its urban proximity, wildlife can often be seen roaming the course. The first hole, a 556-yard, par-five monster with a bogey-inducing bunker on the left side of the fairway, quickly sets the tone the course.
This horse riding company offers pure mountain authenticity. Tacky souvenir stands sell logs and other utilitarian items to assure a safe escape into Colorado's back-country. In this pristine mountain country, there are plenty of chances to spot deer, elk and coyote. This outfitter also offers overnight pack trips, authentic horse drives, guided fishing trips, and a famous two-hour breakfast ride which culminates with a flapjack feast. Reservations are recommended, especially for the annual spring horse drive, which has limited openings.
Here is your chance to speed across the raceway to the checkered flag. Experience the thrill of racing on a quarter-mile paved indoor track, complete with hairpin corners and challenging curves. Compete against 10 to 12 other racers at speeds topping 50 mph. The track provides helmets and gives driving instructions and safety rules before each race. Drivers must be 16 years old and 60 inches tall. Group discounts are available.
Designed by Henry Hughes in 1955, the Meadow Hills Golf Course is a popular challenge located east of central Denver. With the elegance of an established country club, the 6,717-yard course features fairways lined with mature trees and large lakes. This par 70 championship course demands accuracy and is unforgiving if you cannot hit the fairways. Its signature hole is a 524-yard, par five with two bunkers surrounding the green.
Spend the day challenged by the undulating greens of the Heritage Eagle Bend. Famed as one of the best courses in Colorado, the club offers a 18-hole championship course that suits both pros and beginners alike. It is also the venue for a number of local and major tournaments and schedules. The on-ground event spaces with fine food catering put together by a great hospitality division also makes this place a grand venue for weddings and other social events. For more on the facilities and services, call ahead or check out the website.