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Staff Administrative Staff


 
Rick Poling, CCM
Chief Operating Office/GM
             (303) 407-6280
Chris Franke
Clubhouse Manager
(303) 407-6292
cfranke@columbinecc.com
   
Robert Cuillard
Director of Membership
(720) 518-6996
rcuillard@columbinecc.com


 Leah Caillier
Member Relations Manager
(303) 407-6296
lcaillier@columbinecc.com
   
 Bryan Heim, PGA
Head Golf Professional
(303) 794-6333
bheim@columbinecc.com


Hugh Lynch, GCSA
Golf Course Superintendent
(303) 798-0662 
hlynch@columbinecc.com
 
 Jeff Kenser
Executive Chef
(970) 948-2444
jkenser@columbinecc.com
Hailee Walker
Catering Manager
(970) 948-2444
hwalker@columbinecc.com
 
 Jenn Targett
Director of Fitness
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Andrea Glovka
Human Resources Manager
(303) 407-6288

aglovka@columbinecc.com
  Burak Yorumez
 
Facilites Manager
(720) 297-5095
byorumez@columbinecc.com



 Tim Hardy
Director of Aquatics
(720) 212-8710
thardy@columbinecc.com


Andy Zodin
Director of Tennis
(303) 520-7676
azodin@columbinecc.com
 
 

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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 the facility is one of the best in Colorado, where we uphold the finest traditions of 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 experienced 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.

Media

Columbine in the News



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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
  • 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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