The GJAC is a non-profit organization that brings girls together from various states and countries fostering new friendships and mutual respect. These golfers exemplify not only outstanding skill and experience, but also true sportsmanship, discipline, courtesy and strength of character.
The Cheyenne Country Club golf course, with its beautiful tree-lined fairways, features six par four holes, six par five’s and six par threes. According to club pro Ken Krieger, who has overseen golf operations there for over 30 years, the course has progressed “from a very mundane 18 hole course to a very challenging and beautiful golf course. The metamorphosis in the last twenty years has been incredible and really satisfying to watch. While there have been no major renovations, this one-step-at -a-time process has been very successful.”
Krieger further described the course; “At 6500 yards at 6000 feet above sea level, length is not an issue. The tree lined fairways require accuracy off the tee, but a good score can be had with proper course management and a few timely putts on our small but undulating greens. In these days of golf courses with 200 plus sand traps, our forty well placed sand traps are just right as far as challenging but fair hazards are concerned. More than anything, the golf course is a challenging but extremely enjoyable test for the low handicap player as well as the higher handicapped players.”
The course is one of few anywhere with frequent views of wildlife indigenous to the American Plains. A herd of antelope often wander through the course and have become so accustomed to players they rarely move unless approached.
The Rocky Mountains are visible from some of the tee boxes on the course, and other wildlife including pelicans find refuge in this beautiful oasis on the plains.
Please go to www.cheyennecountryclub.com for more information.
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