Hyland Hills gets new look but offers same great feel

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The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses Hyland Hills has gotten a makeover.

The Westminster municipal that sits just blocks from U.S. Highway 36 and Sheridan Boulevard no longer looks like a municipal golf course, with its new clubhouse.

“The new clubhouse is awesome but it is just a complement to our awesome courses,” Hyland Hills staff member Jake Quintana said.

But while you may want to hang out and enjoy dinner or a cocktail on the patio that overlooks two tee boxes, it is the golf course that brings people to Hyland Hills.

Host of the inaugural Colorado State Public Links Championship in 1965, the course (which opened in 1963) is the first 18-hole championship course in the northern metro area, according to information provided on the Hyland Hills website.

Since then the course has gone through several different layout changes, and now Hyland Hills offers two different gold-hole experiences — the Gold Course and the Blue Course.

The golf course was redesigned in 1985 by Frank Hummel, and the Gold Course was created. The redesign was so good that the course hosted the 1990 U.S. Women’s Public Links Championship. In addition, almost five decades later, the course hosted the 46th annual Colorado State Public Links Championship in 2010, the website further notes.

“Our course has a very rich history and tradition,” Hyland Hills director of operations Allen Brown said. “It is the perfect place to play for golfers of all ages and levels of play.”

But don’t forget about the Blue Course. Now just nine holes, the Blue Course has gone from the original 18-hole championship course to becoming one of the most played nine-hole courses in Colorado, hosting more than 40,000 rounds a year.

And for those not quite ready for the championship course, Hyland Hills offers two different par 3 courses, as well as a massive putting and chipping green, where golfers can refine their skills.

The perfectly manicured course, the views of the mountains that the course offers, combined with rates that can be best described as a bargain, make Hyland Hills a golf destination, not just a place to play golf. And for the value golfers, the golf course has a twilight special after 2 p.m., offering 18 holes with a cart for $40.

“There are a lot of golf courses around here that are really expensive to play. Here, you can play a course that is just as good as any of those courses at a great value,” Quintana said.

Those whose golf game needs a little help can take advantage of Hyland Hills’ lesson options, ranging from a single lesson with multiple students to a package of five one-on-one lessons at a discounted price. Also, Hyland Hills also runs Adventure Golf and Raceway, a miniature golf and go-kart center for adults and kids, and adults who want to send their kids while they play the course.

Hyland Hills has received numerous awards and accolades, including being called one of Golf Digest’s 100 courses to play in America.

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