Scottsdale Golf Group to introduce John Jacobs’ Golf Schools & Academies to Colorado National Golf Club

Home site for the University of Colorado Golf Program to feature world class golf instruction

As one of the most recognized golf academies in the world, John Jacobs’ Golf Schools has spent over 40 years teaching the fundamentals of the game to golfers of all ages and abilities. In their ever-continuing quest to introduce the sport to beginning players and to effectively hone the skills of its more advanced students, John Jacobs’ Golf Schools & Academies will be part of the golfing landscape at Colorado National Golf Club.

Situated in Erie, Colorado, just 20 minutes north of Denver, Colorado National Golf Club, a private facility is considered the finest golf property on the front range of the state. It also is the home course for the University of Colorado men’s and women’s golf teams. With five sets of tees, Colorado National can play up to 7,700 yards.

Amidst spectacular scenery with mountain views of Long’s Peak and Mount Meeker, Colorado National offers golfers an unforgettable experience on its fairways and greens. Having played host to the prestigious NCAA Regionals in 2011, Colorado National has also captured numerous awards over the years including “Best Golf Course on the Front Range” – 2010-2015, Best Clubhouse and Best Golf Course for Seniors, Families and Women. Its Pro Shop has garnered honors as being one of the Top 100 golf shops in the country. “Having a world-class golf instructional program like John Jacobs’ Golf Schools & Academies clearly elevates the stature of Colorado National Golf Club,” said Matt Schalk, PGA General Manager & Director of Golf at Colorado National Golf Club. “Shelby Futch and his talented golf teachers are known throughout the golf industry as providing the ultimate in golf instruction and we are truly excited to have them be part of our golfing family.”

Established in 1971 by World Golf Hall of Fame member John Jacobs and Shelby Futch, named as one of the country’s Top 50 golf instructors by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, John Jacobs’ Golf Schools has taught the game of golf to well over 200,000 players since its inception. “We are absolutely thrilled to join one of the Southwest’s finest golf properties. Colorado National has all of the amenities that any golf enthusiast is looking for in a membership and now with the addition of our John Jacobs’ Golf Schools, the overall value for members and their guests has been further enhanced,” said Shelby Futch, a 2013 inductee into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.

John Jacobs Golf Schools adheres to the principle that the golf swing needs to be simplified and centers on the key aspect of how the ball reacts after coming off the clubface. It’s a time-honored teaching philosophy that has drawn praise from golf teachers since 1971. Offering a wide variety of instructional programs to meet the needs of every golfer, John Jacobs’ has been the golf school of choice for thousands of golfers around the globe.

Colorado National Golf Club also features a 5,500 square foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with two putting greens, four driving range hitting bays, fairway and greenside bunkers along with the award-wining Masters Restaurant. “Our marvelous indoor facility enables our members and their guests to play year-round,” added Schalk. “We have also drawn an incredible level of interest from the Champions Tour and the Tour and may host a pro tournament as early as June of 2017.”

For more information on the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools at Colorado National Golf Club, contact the Scottsdale Golf Group at 480.991.8587.

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