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Vail Golf Club will open soon

Lourdes Ferzacca

Put on those funky plaid pants and dust off your golf clubs! Spring is here, and the Vail Golf Club is opening in just a few weeks. This year the Vail Recreation District will sell four different season-pass options for community members. Golfers can choose from a Taxpayer Pass, a Merchant Pass for Vail-based businesses, an Eagle County pass and a Summit County pass. Passes purchased before June 1 qualify for a discount.The Taxpayer Pass open to those who live within the boundaries of the Vail Recreation District has options for Gold Passes, Sliver Passes, 10- and 20-round punch cards, Junior Gold Passes, Junior Silver Passes, Parent-Junior Passes, and Range Cards, which run from $125 to $1,950. Applicants have to prove they live within the district boundaries to buy these passes.Merchant Passes, which operate in a similar way to the merchant-ski-pass program, are available for Vail-based businesses and their employees. The nontransferable 2008 Merchant Pass is available for $925 before June 1 and $975 after that date. Business owners must be able to provide proof of Vail-based operations with tax receipts or by showing active membership in a business organization such as the Vail Chamber & Business Association. Employees must furnish a current pay stub or employee verification letter to qualify. Eagle County residents can apply for the Eagle County Pass, which has the same options as the Taxpayer Pass. Prices range from $125 to $1,325, although Gold Passes are not available.Summit County residents can purchase a Silver Pass for $1,425 or a Range Card for $125.The rates for the shoulder season, which takes place from opening day to June 12 and from Sept. 8 to closing day vary from $25 to $45. The rates for the high season from June 13 to Sept. 8 vary from $35-$80.The Vail Golf Club, nestled along Gore Creek, provides a unique high altitude experience that should not be missed. Amenities include a full-service golf shop, group and corporate outings, professional instruction, a launch monitor, driving range, practice area, club storage, golf swing analysis, club rentals, the Happy Valley Grill, and demo days.For more information or to book tee times, call the Vail Golf Club at 970-479-2260 or go to If you need more information about this or other Vail Valley activities and events, call the Vail Chamber & Business Association at 970-477-0075.Lourdes Ferzacca is president of the Vail Chamber & Business Association Board of Directors.

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