Trinidad golf course

The Trinidad Municipal Golf Association will host the 80th annual Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course starting Saturday, August 31 and ending September 2 with a free practice round on August 30 for all participants. Shotgun starts will begin each day of the event at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The format of the tournament will be individual match play with permitted handicaps. Entry is $150 per person and includes practice round, green fees, and prizes. First, second, and third place prizes per flight will be offered and the number of entries will determine prize amounts. Golf carts are available for $15 per player on a first come, first serve basis, as carts are limited. Golfers must have verifiable handicaps or a committee will assign them.

The association is looking to attract some new blood to the course with the tournament.

“We’re hoping with the handicap we can bring in some new players to the course,” said Jack Vallejos, board member of the Trinidad Municipal Golf Association. “There’s a cement patio and amazing views that’s great for hosting weddings and birthday parties and we’ve seen a lot more people coming in for events. It’d be nice to see some more golfers, too.”

The nine-hole golf course, established in 1910 has been recognized numerous times as one of “Colorado’s Best 9-Hole Golf Courses” as well as featured in “World Golf” in 2017. It’s also recognized as one of the top 10 golf courses in the state. “Our professional staff, picturesque views and immaculately manicured course makes this the perfect place to experience southern Colorado golf at its finest,” their website said. They also recently moved into their new clubhouse offering a bar and limited food services adding to the experience of the scenic course.

“People from all over the nation come to play our course and marvel at the pristine condition of our greens and it’s uniqueness,” said Valleojs.

For more information call 719-846-4015.

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