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Administrative Staff
          

Michael Bratcher
COO / General Manager
(303) 407-6280
mbratcher@columbinecountryclub.org

Chris Franke
Clubhouse Manager
(303) 579-2803
cfranke@columbinecountryclub.org

Robert Cuillard
Director of Membership
(720) 518-6996
rcuillard@columbinecountryclub.org

Leah Lattanner
Member Relations Manager
(303)407-6296
llattanner@columbinecountryclub.org



Hugh Lynch, GCSSA
Golf Course Superintendent
(303) 798-0662
hlynch@columbinecountryclub.org




Bryan Heim, PGA
Head Golf Professional
(303) 407-6285
bheim@columbinecountryclub.org

 


Brian Smith

Special Event Manager
(303) 407-6283
bsmith@columbinecountryclub.org



Andrea Glovka
Director of Human Resources
(303) 407-6288
aglovka@columbinecountryclub.org


Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org

 
Andy Zodin
Director of Tennis
(303) 794-6128 Ex. 1
azodin@columbinecountryclub.org
 
Tim Hardy
Director of Aquatics
(303) 794-6128 Ex. 2
thardy@columbinecountryclub.org

Mission Statement

Provide a personalized private club experience for members, their families and their guests.

Values

  • In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following values:

  • Ensure our golf course and facility is one of the best in Colorado, where we uphold the finest traditions in golf.

  • Provide a relaxed atmosphere and spirit of camaraderie in a respectful environment. Offer relevant programs and services to members and their families.

  • Provide employees with career growth and training opportunities, allowing them to meet members’ service expectations.


Brand Promise

Columbine Country Club is exactly what your family would expect to find in the heart of this extraordinary community; a welcoming and easygoing place, where everyone in your family will make friends for a lifetime. The traditions, the setting and the facilities reflect the sense of neighborhood that we truly enjoy here. The essence of our club and our promise of a great experience rests on our people, both members and staff.


History of the Club


   

 
Unique for Colorado in 1955 was the establishment of a championship golf course surrounded and interspersed among its fairways by some 200 home sites. The 17 founding members selected as a beautiful, natural setting the 295-acre Heckendorf Farm located along the South Platte River Valley west of the city of Littleton. The area offered an open view of the mountains, a plateau and a winding river valley, all of which reflects a feeling of quiet spaciousness. The State flower was used to name the project “Columbine Country Club.

A spirit of pioneering, neighborliness and fun characterized the early community, which grew at a moderate pace. As in later years, the elected leaders met often to solve new problems as they arose. The changeover from a farm to a suburban atmosphere was not immediate. Deer were frequent visitors to the golf course, and occasionally livestock from neighboring farms got loose and wandered over the golf fairways.

The success of the community attracted the interest of neighboring communities, particularly Littleton and Denver. There were rumblings of annexation to increase the tax base of these cities. The Bow Mar development was likewise threatened, and incorporation there was initiated as a protective measure. Columbine homeowners began holding meetings on the subject and the eventual vote to incorporate the entire area was overwhelming.

On August 15, 1959 the Secretary of State of Colorado signed the incorporation papers of the Town of Columbine Valley. Harding Lawrence of 28 Wedge Way was elected the Town’s first Mayor. A Town budget had to be prepared in accordance with State law; taxes were levied; ordinances pertaining to police powers, building codes, traffic, dogs and the like had to be compiled, published and enforced in a newly created Municipal Court. The price of protection from annexation was great, but was also to prove rewarding in many aspects.

Probably the most catastrophic event to affect Columbine Valley was the great flood of the South Platte River on June 16, 1965. Approximately 25 Columbine homes were either destroyed or severely damaged by this “100 Year” flood. The financial loss was estimated to be $2 million in Columbine Valley, with no flood insurance. The PGA Championship was originally scheduled for 1966 but due to the overwhelming damage to the course from the flood, the tournament was rescheduled for the following year in 1967. Renovation of the golf course and the adjacent homes was rapid, new trees were planted, the course was whipped into shape and a successful PGA tournament was held in a serene and beautiful setting here at Columbine Country Club. Don January beat out legends of the game like Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to win the 1967 PGA Championship with the low score of 281.

The outward appearance of the Town is one of quiet, peaceful existence. It is said that the person who works in downtown Denver, no matter what the daily frustrations may be experiences a feeling of relief and restfulness as he enters the gates of Columbine at the end of the day. This is the way the community was planned, the way it has developed, and the way it should be.

Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
Kevin Fisher
Controller
(303) 407-6282
kfisher@columbinecountryclub.org
  • Code of Conduct
    • In support of the Mission Statement of Columbine Country Club (the “Club”), an Operating Creed and Code of Conduct has been developed to ensure a safe, friendly and respectful environment for our Members, visitors and staff while reaffirming the Club’s operating philosophy. While not exhaustive, the statements below reflect the manner in which the Board of Directors envisions the Club being operated:

      The Club’s primary goal is to provide a family-oriented social and recreational club environment. The Club should be made distinctive by the congeniality, compatibility and diversity of its membership.

      Members should actively participate in Club activities, be willing to contribute and serve the Club when asked and support our dining and recreational facilities. Participation by our young people in Club activities will be encouraged.

      Personal guests and family members are always welcome at Columbine, with the sponsoring Member responsible for their group’s behavior while visiting Club facilities.

      Members will be cognizant that they are representatives of Columbine Country Club when they are away from the Club.

      The professional staff will plan, manage and control the day-to-day operations of the Club under the guidance of the Board of Directors and the General Manager. They will be empowered and supported to enforce our Operating Creed and Club Code of Conduct.

      The Club’s community reputation objective is to be a Club in which membership is highly valued by virtue of its affable, compatible active Members, excellent facilities, with services delivered by a well trained and friendly staff.

      All stakeholders are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that creates an environment and culture that is reflective of the personal integrity and decorum consistent with a family country club. This behavior is expected whether in the Clubhouse, on the golf course, at the swimming pool, tennis courts or any of the dining facilities. The Club strives to achieve a family friendly environment, while at the same time, supporting a private country club decorum that is conducive to business meetings and more formal affairs.

      The following Code of Conduct calls for Members, visitors and staff to conduct themselves in a manner that:

      Acknowledges the Club as a family friendly facility where business is also often conducted and refrains from using obscenities and loud, boisterous behavior inappropriate for children, family members, staff or business associates.

      Demonstrates the utmost respect and dignity to fellow Members, staff and visitors.

      Understands that members and visitors will not reprimand Club employees.

      Recognizes that Members and visitors do not have the authority to instruct staff in job performance and duties and is aware that the Club’s General Manager is responsible for instructing the staff in the performance of their duties.

      Inattention, neglect, poor service or other improper conduct on the part of any Club employee should be reported to the General Manager or appropriate Committee Chair.

      Understands that the membership, through the General Manager or Board members, may make suggestions and recommendation regarding the operation of the Club.

      Acknowledges that we are all representatives of the Club when out in the community, at other Clubs or while enjoying our facilities.

      Accepts responsibility for supervision of their children while on Club property. Children are expected to behave in an orderly, well-behaved manner and to not disrupt other Member’s while at the Club.

      Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the Clubhouse or dining facilities. While smoking is permitted on the golf course, it is not permitted on the golf practice areas, pool complex and tennis courts. Any other designated smoking areas will be specified by Club management.

      Members are asked to silence their cell phones when on Club property. Out of respect for other Members, any phone calls made should be done in privacy.

      Acts in a responsible manner when consuming alcoholic beverages and understands that the General Manager or other authorized person may refuse to provide service to a Member, family or guest if judged to be intoxicated.

      Use of any illegal drug substances on Club facilities is strictly prohibited and is subject to Colorado law.

      Any Member not adhering to these rules or who conducts themselves in an unbecoming manner shall be requested by the Staff or Manager on duty to leave Club property immediately.

      Most rules infractions will be brought to the attention of the offending Member, spouse, dependent or guest by the professional staff in as courteous manner as possible. The Board of Directors shall be the sole judge of all discipline matters. Before any member may be disciplined, a signed written complaint must be delivered to the General Manager and President. Complaints will be resolved within 30 days of the complaint or at its next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

      More specifics on procedures dealing with behavioral violations are available in the Club’s Rules and Regulations.
  • Swimming Rules
    • The swimming facilities (swimming pool, surrounding deck, patio and grass area, swim office, snack bar, and swimming locker rooms) are under the supervision of the Aquatics Director.

      The Aquatics Director and lifeguards have complete authority to enforce all rules and to otherwise control swimming so as to promote the best interest of health and safety at all times.

      Swimming is only allowed when a lifeguard is on duty unless otherwise posted.

      Members and guests must register at the swim office before entering pool.

      A non-member individual may only be a guest in the swimming pool one day per week.

      A one-day guest fee of $7.00 will be charged and regulated by the Board of Directors.

      Members are responsible for the actions of all pool guests.

      Only food and beverages purchased at the Club may be consumed on the Club property. Food and beverages are allowed in designated areas only. No food or beverages are allowed in the pool. Glass objects will not be allowed in the pool area.

      Music (radios, CD or DVD players etc.) is only allowed in the swimming area if it contains an attached earpiece for the listener.

      Only appropriate swimming suits are to be worn in the swimming pool.

      Running on the pool deck is prohibited as is roller blading and skate boarding. Games may be in the swimming pool and surrounding areas only when approved by a lifeguard. Tubes and floating devices are allowed in the shallow water when permitted by a lifeguard.

      Only one person at a time may be on the diving board. Swimming under or near a diving board is not permitted when the diving board is in use.

      A child under 9 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while in the pool area unless the child is a qualified swimmer Aquatics Director. The small pool is reserved for children five (5) years and younger.

      Swimmers must stay in the pool area and are not permitted to play or congregate around the Tennis facilities.

      A swimmer must shower before entering the pool. When wearing bandages or adhesive tape, entering the pool is not allowed. Individuals with abrasions, lacerations, or skin ailments may be prohibited use of the pool when deemed necessary by a lifeguard for health purposes.

      Special swim parties may be arranged with the Private Event Manager.

      Smoking is prohibited in the boys’ and girls’ locker room and on the pool deck.

      Grandchildren of members using the pool will not be limited in privileges nor assessed charges.

      If a minor child is acting inappropriately at the pool (as deemed by the Aquatics Director or lifeguards at their discretion), the child will be asked to leave the pool area and the parent(s) of that child will be notified by phone of the inappropriate behavior. Subsequent violation of the pool rules will result in a letter being sent to the parents regarding their child’s inappropriate behavior and the fact that the child will not be allowed in the pool area or the pool for the duration of the pool season, unless accompanied by a parent during all subsequent visits. This letter shall remain on file at Columbine C.C.

      LESSON SCHEDULE

      Lessons will be available. Please check with the Aquatics Director for further information.

      SWIM TEAM

      Swim team will meet every day. Please check with the Aquatics Director for further information.
  • Dress Code
    • The following dress code applies to the golf course, par 3, and all practice facilities. Members will be responsible for the adherence to the policy for themselves, family members, and guests!

      All males must wear appropriate golf shirts (tucked in), trousers, or Bermuda length shorts with socks. Baseball style hats must be worn with bill facing forward.

      All females must wear golf slacks, capris, or Bermuda length shorts or skirts. Sleeveless blouses are permitted

      The following types of dress are not accepted for men or women: cargo shorts, sandals, flip flops, denim, ill-fitting pants, short shorts, cut offs, bib overalls, any clothes with holes, sleeveless shirts for men, t-shirts, swim suits, halter tops, tube tops, workout clothes, high top basketball shoes and knee high socks!

      All players must wear either spike-less golf shoes or approved rubber-soled shoes.

      The golf committee has instructed the head golf professional and his staff to request improperly dressed golfers to change clothes in order to conform to the designated dress code. In accordance with rules established by the board of directors, those refusing to conform will not be allowed to utilize any of the golf facilities. Decisions regarding the matter of proper dress are at the sole and absolute discretion of the Head Golf Professional.

      *Guest lockers are available for all guests of the golf course and pool. Dressing in the parking lot is not accepted at Columbine Country Club.
  • Pace of Play
    • The Golf Committee is committed to improving the golfing experience for all members and guests of Columbine Country Club, therefore we are issuing our pace of play policy and will be strictly enforcing this policy going forward. All players will have 4 hours and 10 minutes to play a round of golf at Columbine Country Club. Any group that falls behind a hole must either pick their ball up and move to the next hole or allow and invite the group immediately behind them to play through.

      If you do not abide by this rule, your group will initially be kindly warned by a golf professional. If one of the golf professionals approaches you about the pace of play, remember the staff is only enforcing the rules established by the Board of Directors and the Golf Committee. Any comments, anger or frustrations such a warning might cause, should be addressed to the Golf Committee or a board member, not the golf professional. If the issue of slow play persists within the next two holes, the group will receive further instructions form the Golf staff.
  • Guest Fees
    • Golf Fees

      Cart Rental
       
      18 Holes
      $22.00 per person
      9 Holes
      $11.00 per person



      Guest Fees

      $100.00 per guest (Championship Course), golf cart not included

      $50.00 Immediate Family Member Guest Rate

      $20.00 per guest (Par 3 Course)


      36 Hole (Replay) Fee

      $50.00 per player if more than 18 holes are played in one day.



      Golf Lessons

      PGA Head Professional 
      $60.00 per 30 minutes
      $120.00 per 60 minutes

      Assistant Professional
      $50.00 per 30 minutes
      $100.00 per 60 minutes

      Juniors 18 and under
      $35.00 per 30 minutes
         



      Guest Policy

      No guests between 12:00 – 1:00p.m. Fridays, before 10:30a.m. on Saturdays & Holidays, and before 12:00 noon on Sundays during the golf season.
  • Caddies / Evans
    • The purpose of the caddie program is to assist Columbine C.C. members and guests with an enjoyable and unforgettable round of golf by having a caddie take care of the player’s bag, give insightful advice, tend to the menial tasks, speed up the pace of play and provide moral support while on the course. Our caddies also participate in the Evans Scholarship Program.


      What To Expect From Your Caddie

      The following requirements apply to each Caddie rank, respectively:

      “B” Caddie

      Base Rate
      $20.00 per bag

      Suggested Gratuity
      $5.00 - $10.00


      These are very entry level caddies:
      • Carry golf bag correctly
      •  Identify member/guest’s ball
      •  Ability to obtain correct yardage
      •  Hustling/anticipating the golfers needs
      •  Replacing divots, impact marks and raking bunkers
      •  Watching/finding players golf ball
      •  Clean, count and arrange
      •  Basic familiarity of the course layout and the game of golf
      •  Attending the flagstick
      • Keep quiet
      • Know where to stand

      “A” Caddie
      Base Rate
      $25.00 per bag

      Suggested Gratuity
      $10.00 - $15.00

      These caddies demonstrate greater skill and are advanced in some areas:
      • Knowledge of carry distances around the course
      • Anticipating the golfers next move
      •  Attending to multiple golfers in a group
      •  Beginning ability to “read” greens


      Honor Caddie

      Base Rate
      $30.00 per bag

      Suggested Gratuity
      $15.00 - $30.00
      These are the premier caddies and are proficient in all responsibilities, as well as:
      • “Double Bagging” or carrying two golf bags in the same round
      •  Accurately reading greens
      •  Demonstrating a leadership role on and off the course towards members and fellow caddies
      •  Assisting with the training of beginning caddies
      •  Anticipation of the needs of all the players in the group



      Forecaddie
      Base Rate, Class A
      $10.00

      Suggested Gratuity, Class A
      $5.00 - $15.00


      Base Rate, Honor
      $15.00

      Suggested Gratuity, Honor
      $5.00 - $15.00


      A forecaddie’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Locate the golf balls for each player in the group
      •  Tending the flagstick
      •  Raking bunkers, repairing divots and impact marks
      • Cleaning golf balls and club for each member in the group
      •  A forecaddie works for the entire group.


      The Evans Scholars Program


      Sending Caddies to College Since 1930

      The Western Golf Association is a national organization of member clubs. It was founded in 1899 with the purpose of conducting national championships and providing general service to the game of golf.

      In 1930, the WGA became the sponsor of the Evans Scholars Program, which was established by legendary amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. He won 54 tournaments over a competitive career that spanned four decades.

      Originally a caddie himself, Chick knew there were many young caddies who showed academic promise, but whose families could not a ord the costs of college. He wanted to give something back to the game of golf, and his dream became a reality in 1930 when the rst two caddies attended Northwestern University as Evans Scholars.

      Today, the Evans Scholars Foundation administers the nation’s largest privately funded college scholarship program. Since 1930, more than 10,000 young men and women have been awarded full tuition and housing grants, known as Evans Scholarships.

      Evans Scholarship applicants are evaluated on four criteria:

      • Strong caddie record

      • Excellent academics

      • Outstanding character

      • Demonstrated financial need

      Learn more about the Evans Scholarship at www.wgaesf.org.




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