Passes are now on sale for the 2014 season at Aspen Golf & Tennis Club, where a new golf school will be welcomed in the coming weeks.
Director of golf Steve Aitken said Wednesday that the club has made a selection for the golf school and will seek Aspen City Council approval. Jack Small and Dede Cusimano, both golf professionals with local ties, have been chosen to replace Rabito Golf, a Florida-based company that has headed the school for the past three years. Small and Cusimano have been teaching at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt for the past few seasons. In the winters, Cusimano runs a school in La Quinta, Calif.
“They have a lot of people that enjoy taking lessons from them,” Aitken said. “I think it’s a really good fit.”
He added that the club wants to sign a contract for three years with the new instructors, but nothing is official. He said Rabito Golf didn’t do anything wrong in the past three years, but he anticipates more of a local following with the new school.
Season passes for golf are as follows:
Platinum pass ($2,210): Unlimited golf, golf-cart usage, range balls, tennis and a locker.
Gold pass ($1,288 before April 1 and $1,365 after): Unlimited golf (without carts, range balls or tennis).
Silver pass ($773 before April 1 and $860 after): Unlimited golf during shoulder seasons; must play before 8 a.m. or after 1 p.m. June 16 through Sept. 14.
20-punch pass ($644 before May 31 and $721 after): 20 nine-hole punches; pass available only at Aspen Golf Club starting April 16.
Bronze spring/fall pass ($308): Valid for golf any time, any date between April 1 and June 15 or Sept. 15 through close. Pass can be shown between June 16 and Sept. 14 for a discounted rate of $75.
Junior pass ($191): Unlimited golf for qualifying juniors 18 and younger; cart not available.
Passes can be purchased at the Aspen and Red Brick recreation centers or online at www.aspengolf.com. For tennis rates, visit www.aspen recreation.com.