The Ultimate Golf Experience Starts With a Great Swing and Ends With... Dinosaur Fossils

Eat. Stay. Love. | Presented by Edward Jones

Just 20 minutes from Denver, there's a golf course unlike any you've ever played. There's breath-taking scenery, great conditions, and a boatload of dinosaur fossils right there at the 12th hole.

Released on 9/17/2018

Transcript

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Fossil Trace Golf Club is a premium
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facility located in Golden, Colorado
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which is just 20 minutes from downtown Denver.
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We want to be your country club for the day
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and that's staff's job to do everything possible
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to ensure a guest is enjoying their day.
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Wherever you're coming from around the country
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or around the world, when you finish playing here
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we want you to have the golf experience,
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not just a simple round of golf.
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Anybody can provide that.
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[Jamie] Is today a typical day
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you'd expect at Fossil Trace?
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Today is pretty typical.
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We go over 300 days worth of actual sunshine in Colorado
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but there could be a predominant breeze which will
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come away from the mountains and typically head
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away from the west and head to the east.
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Certainly can affect your game.
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It can affect some of the holes we'll be looking at later.
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[Jamie] To someone who's not from Colorado,
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how would you suggest they adjust their game playing here?
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First thing I want them to do when they come play
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Fossil Trace Golf Club is bring their camera
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and make sure their camera is charged up,
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ready to take lots of photos
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but adjustments for playing in Colorado
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we're about 56, 5700 feet
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so the golf club typically go
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about eight to 10 percent further.
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So make that adjustment when you come out
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and play Fossil Trace.
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Jamie, welcome to number one.
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One of the best starting holes in the state.
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We've been voted that a half-a-dozen times or better.
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Par five, slight dog left, you can hit as much
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as you want or as little as you want.
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Straight down the middle, right?
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Smoked.
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We're 95 yards which is gonna play 85 if you're playing
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at sea level because of the difference.
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Even though there's a breeze in the face,
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the breeze doesn't have nearly as much kick
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as it does if you're playing in the UK or anywhere else.
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That'll be right.
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[Jamie] Nice.
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Doink.
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Ahhhhhhh.
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[Jamie] You son-of-a-gun.
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You just dropped the mike on me?
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[Jim] I'm out.
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Good one, good one.
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[Jim] Needs a little love.
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[Jamie] Dooooohh.
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Is that inside?
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[Jim] Dude, I think that's closer.
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[Jamie] Ahhoooooo hooooo hooooo.
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Fossil Trace is all about risk, reward
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so every player's gonna step on this tee box
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and fire away trying to knock it on the green in one
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on this Par four.
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Lake is full of balls.
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The people who thought they could do that.
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Stay left, stay left, right on the edge, isn't it?
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You're right in the little spot where you can be.
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Really?
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No.
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So the property itself was actually developed in 2003
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but has history back 68 million years ago
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and we say that because there's dinosaur fossils
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on the back side of number 12.
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What you're looking at, no one else in the world
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has this except Fossil Trace and we're very honored
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to have it as part of our experience.
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So Jamie, you can hit anywhere from basically three wood
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to a driver off the tee box puts you in this area.
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This is generally a layup par five.
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You can go for it in two but it's kinda
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challenging up there.
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Long iron, maybe hybrid over the top of these stones,
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playing into there, and you're gonna leave you about
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a hundred yards left into that green.
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A very scorable hole.
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There's a little risk involved if you want to
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but you're gonna have to have two really good shots
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to get there.
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Ohh, ohhh.
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Low and hard.
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That's gonna be straight to the rocks.
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[Jim] Yeah.
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Haaaa haaaa haaaa.
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Have you ever seen a golf ball go backwards?
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[Jim] I honestly, I could give you a hundred dollars
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you couldn't do that again.
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Nicely played, sir.
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Jet lags.
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Go on, go on, ahhhhhahahaha.
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[Jamie] Listen, thank you so much for such a great day.
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[Jim] Great to have you out to the club.
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We end on a perfect evening again.
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It's time for a cool adult beverage up on the deck.
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[Jamie] Up to the 19th, here we go.
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[Jim] Absolutely.
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