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Eagle Ranch hosts Colorado Open qualifier this week
Eagle Ranch Superintendent Derek Rose says his course is in great condition for the Colorado Open qualifier this week.
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Eagle Ranch hosts Colorado Open qualifier this week

By Reid G

July 10, 2008 —  Great golf will be abundant this week as the Eagle Ranch golf course hosts one of four qualifiers for the Health One Colorado Open. Thursday July, 10th the Eagle Ranch golf course will be closed to allow scratch golfers test their skills at one of the longest courses on the Western Slope.

Players will begin teeing of at 8 a.m. sharp Thursday morning, clamoring for birdies from Eagle Ranch's wicked black tees. At 7,428 yards, Eagle Ranch will be a test for all of the golfers, especially if the wind blows.

Golf professional Pascal Begin agrees, "I think it's great that we can host this event, our course is tough but fair, and playing from the tips, if the wind begins to blow, it will be a real challenge."

And with a cool and fairly wet spring, the rough could be a big factor to attaining low scores.

Superintendent Derek Rose says the wet spring, "Has made the rough really healthy, and the native areas are almost impossible to get out of."

I have personally played Eagle Ranch a number of times this summer and the course is in great shape.

For the golfers who qualify, they will be on their way to playing one of the most prestigious state opens in the country, now held at Green Valley Ranch golf course in Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Open schedule will begin Friday July, 24 and conclude Sunday, July 27.

For more information on the Colorado Open please visit and for information on Eagle Ranch golf course visit

Good Luck to all competitors, and keep it in the short grass.



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