Haymaker opens driving range

Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club is scheduled to open Saturday


— In the ongoing battle golfers have with spring in the Rockies, score one for the good guys.

The driving range at Hay­maker Golf Course opened Tues­day. The range and pitching areas are open, with the putting green slated to open today or Friday.

The course is still wet, and the recent snow did nothing to help, but head golf professional and director of instruction Luke Brosterhous said if the sun continues to shine as it did Wednesday, there is a chance the course could open soon.

The cost is $5 for a small bucket of balls or $10 for a large bucket. Golfers also can purchase range keys. Players can get 10 small buckets for $40, $90 covers 25 small buckets and $175 pays for 50 small buckets.

A junior range key is $30 for 10 small buckets.

Haymaker also will do a free Mother’s Day Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

At Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, the range isn’t open, but the course is slated to open Sat­ur­day.

All 18 holes should be open.

“We’re going to get open on Saturday, rain, wind or shine,” said Brian Thorne, Rollingstone’s director of golf.

Starting Monday, Rolling­stone will close the front or back nine to aerate the greens.


housepoor 6 years, 12 months ago

$10 for a large bucket of balls on a city course? That is outrageous.


housepoor 6 years, 12 months ago

I guess the new head pro discourages practice or is looking to make a little more $$ than Hank???? A 25% over last year!!!! I believe range revenue goes directly to the pro?


Kevin Nerney 6 years, 12 months ago

This morning it looks like mother nature isn't a golf fan and has other plans.


jk 6 years, 12 months ago

For $10 bucks it better be a 5 gallon bucket of balls!!!! You have got to be kidding!!!


outwiththeold 6 years, 12 months ago

housepoor you must be one of those people that complain about everything wrong with the course. I don't work at the course but i play with you sour old hacks. Its funny some of the things you guys bring up every year. You buy your pass to the city course and 75 percent of you act like its your country club. They should have got rid of the pass all together. 1000 bucks for unlimited golf! that is the steal of the century. Haymaker is one of the nicest city courses in the state. And to say the pro discourages practice. Hanks gone obviously for a reason. If its to much money don't play, golf is an expensive sport. I could go on all day about you whinny hacks. Go play some where else, across the street probably would fit your needs. You early tee timers quit complaining! OH AND LEARN TO GOLF FIRST, attitude second. GOOD LUCK GOLF SHOP AND THE GUYS THAT MAKE IT LOOK GOOD! A-team


housepoor 6 years, 12 months ago

love the course and staff, didnt see anything wrong with hank and wendy, I would guess $10 for a bucket of balls is about the highest in the state, especially for a city owned one.


Tubes 6 years, 11 months ago

I hate to break it to you but $10 is the going rate for a large bucket of balls these days. I also hate to break it to you that $10 is EXACTLY what the Haymaker charged for a large bucket of balls last year. For once, how about something remotely intelligent out of you. Just once, dude.


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