For the second year in a row, Devil's Thumb Golf Club has been ranked third in the category "Best Western Slope Course." The recognition comes from Colorado Avid Golfer, which determines the winners of the awards known as CAGGYs through an online voting process. The top three vote getters for "reader's choice" were The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction; Lakota Canyon Golf Club, New Castle; and Devil's Thumb Golf Club.
Devil's Thumb has received numerous CAGGY awards through the years.
Devil's Thumb was also highlighted during the Denver Golf Expo by Colorado Avid Golfer and iDeal Golfer, both of which displayed images of the course at their booths. Wilma Erven, director of the city-owned golf course, said promotional cards at both booths offered two-for-one deals. The promotion will make it possible to track response from Front Range golfers.
On April 29, the popular Golfweek Amateur Tour begins at Devil's Thumb. Erven said that event will bring 80 golfers to the Western Slope.
In other news, T's Concessions, which has been operating the snack bar at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, is expanding operations to Devil's Thumb. The city previously operated the snack bar there.
Erven notes there's a commercial kitchen at Devil's Thumb that will provide the concessionaire with opportunities for catering and special events.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.