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City golf course opens to all

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Aspen Golf Club isn’t just for playing golf anymore.

On Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the city course will be open to all who want to enjoy one of the city’s largest swaths of open space.

“We have this great public amenity yet if you are not a golfer you never get to enjoy it,” said Steve Aitken, director of golf.

The public gathering, called “St. Andrews Day,” follows Scottish tradition.

For more than 500 years, golf courses in Scotland have been viewed as open space parcels of land to be enjoyed by all. Non-golfing Scotsman routinely use golf courses for other activities.

St. Andrews Day activities include the opportunity to roam over 150 acres of open space at the Aspen Golf Club, see the new environmental improvements, enjoy the native areas and water features, go fishing in the trout pond on hole No. 15, play frisbee or soccer, visit Shlomo’s on the Green Restaurant, or pack a picnic.

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The golf course and driving range will be closed during the day.

For details call 920-5719 or visit http://www.aspenrecreation.com.

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