Play golf after dark at Full Moon Glow Golf tournament in Keystone July 8
2017 Full Moon Glow Golf tourney
What: An annual after-dark golf tournament at Keystone Ranch Course at the Keystone Golf Club, played as a four-person scramble with glow-in-the-dark balls and pins
When: Saturday, July 8, at 8:30 a.m. (shotgun start)
Where: Keystone Ranch Course, 1239 Keystone Ranch Road in Keystone
Cost: $50 per person
All teams play six holes. Registration includes glow balls and glow equipment, plus prizes for top finishing teams. The scramble also includes on-course contests for even more prizes. To register or learn more, call the Keystone Ranch clubhouse at 970-496-4250.
You’ve never played a round of golf like this.
On July 8, at 8:30 p.m., golfers descend on the Keystone Ranch Course at Keystone Golf Club for the latest tee time in Summit County at the Full Moon Glow Golf tournament, a four-person scramble played from dusk until moonrise on six holes at the wide-open course.
“Playing golf at night is a unique experience that doesn’t come around too often,” said Phil Tobias, PGA pro for the Keystone club. “During the Full Moon Glow Golf at Keystone, your senses are really heightened as you play the course in darkness. Plus, it is a walking tournament, so those two factors combine to allow you to experience things you may miss during the daytime, such as the sounds of running creeks and wildlife.”
Registration for the tournament is limited to 48 people total split between four-person teams. The night is $50 per person for six holes of golf, plus glow-in-the-dark balls and equipment, along with hole prizes and post-tourney awards. Everything you need to play under the stars is provided, including glowing markers on the fairways to lead groups from hole to hole. To sign up, call the Keystone Ranch clubhouse at 970-496-4250.
“We are all about providing guests with new experiences and creating memories that they will cherish for a lifetime,” Tobias said. “It’s another unique way to enjoy the environment in which we call home, and to showcase Keystone to our guests through a variety of experiences.”
If you’re the sort who loses balls under the noon sun, an after-dark tournament might sound too wild (and just plain difficult) to be worth the $50 fee. But Tobias says the tournament is perfect for any golfer of any age, even if your handicap isn’t up to other tournament standards.
But how exactly does it work? Imagine playing golf under a black light the size of the sky and you get a sense of what it’s like with glowing balls and pins.
“We have glow balls, flag sticks, tee markers and pathway markers guiding you between holes,” Tobias said. “When you make contact, the glow ball acts like a laser flying through the sky.”
After six holes, all players return to the clubhouse for team awards and other goodies. Players can bring a headlamp if they want, but Tobias said it won’t be absolutely necessary under the full moon on the wide-open fairways of the Ranch.
“It’s a fun a social evening,” Tobias said, highlighting the easy-going nature of this tourney, “And unlike any golf you’ve experienced during the day.”
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