Elwood: Golfing in Yampa Valley

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To the editor:

My wife and I always look forward to visiting our children and grandchildren in Craig. I know that every visit to Craig will also require at least one trip to the Yampa Valley Golf Course and Tin Cup Grill.

This year, we had occasion to play the course with our kids, grandson and some good friends of the kids.  

As always at this facility, a good time was had by all, but this trip was different as it caused me to finally write about this gem of the Yampa Valley, instead of just thinking about writing.

I have played golf for many years all over these United States, and I have to say that this place indeed ranks as one of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses that I have had the pleasure to play.

There is no artist that could paint a better scene or setting than what Yampa Valley offers. The sounds and smells that come with this experience makes one pause during the round just to look around and listen. If there was ever a place where cell phones should be completely banned, this is it.

There is no room here for pressures from the office or the stress of work. What makes this place so tranquil? Maybe it’s the river that runs through it.

After the round, we enjoyed sitting on the patio of the Tin Cup, and continued to take in the smells, sights and sounds of this wonderful spot, all the while enjoying a great meal with family and friends. The staff was friendly and prompt, but, most importantly, made us feel like they were happy we were there.

Those who maintain this golf course and restaurant have done an excellent job of building it and making it an enjoyable place to spend a relaxing day.

Thank you to all of those who make it happen.

James P. Elwood

Phoenix, Ariz.

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