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    Our Golf Team

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Rich Parker, PGA, Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional at Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

Rich Parker, PGA

Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional

Rich Parker is about to celebrate his seventh season with us and comes to us from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he was the Head Golf Professional at Benvenue Country Club. Along with substantial, professional golf management experience, he brings great enthusiasm and vision to the operation and tournament programs at Kissing Camels Golf Club. Rich and his wife are proud parents of three children.

719-329-4004 | [email protected]

Ben Spiers, PGA, 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

Ben Spiers, PGA

1st Assistant Golf Professional

A native of Colorado Springs, Ben has successfully completed the PGA of America PGA/PGM professional golf management program. This program is designed to equip golf professionals with the tools necessary to manage their own facility and has a primary focus on teaching the game of golf. Prior to joining The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in 2008, Ben worked at The Broadmoor Golf Club for four years. He enjoys playing golf, hiking, and spending time with friends and family during his free time. He and his wife are proud parents of four children.

719-636-2520 | [email protected]

Chris Ewen

Golf & Grounds Superintendent

A graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and an emphasis in Horticulture, Chris began his golf course maintenance career at the NMSU University Course, and at Santa Ana Golf Club in New Mexico as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 to accept the role of Assistant Superintendent at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. Then, he was promoted to the Golf Course Superintendent role in 2007. He holds a Class A status as a Superintendent through the GCSAA. When not working, he is passionate about his family and Cardinals baseball. Chris and his wife have two children.

719-434-3602 | [email protected]

Shirley Englehorn, PGA

Master Life Professional

Shirley joined the LPGA Teaching Division in 1965, earning her LPGA Master Professional certification after retiring from the tour in 1979. She conducted hundreds of exhibitions nationally and internationally, was voted one of the top six teachers in America by Golf Digest in 1976 and received the LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 1978. In 2014, Shirley was inducted as a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Pros Hall of Fame.

We are very fortunate to have such an esteemed member of the LPGA, like Shirley, involved with our instructional programs. Without a doubt, Shirley Englehorn is a great role model, humanitarian, and devoted instructor to all the lives she touches and students she impacts.

719-636-2520

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    Golf & Green Fees

    For members and guests of Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, we offer a variety of competitive golf and green fees, as well as cart and club rentals, locker rates, and more.

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    Golf Lessons & Programs

    With a selection of lessons, clinics, leagues, and programs available, our members and guests can take up the sport for the first time, improve their game, and connect within a vibrant golf community.

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    Kissing Camels Golf Shop

    Our golf shop is fully stocked with the latest offerings to better your game and look. Gift certificates, special orders, and shipping are available for your convenience.

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    Golf Attire

    At Kissing Camels Golf Club, golf attire can easily be functional without sacrificing style. Here are the golf attire guidelines to follow while on our championship golf course.