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washingtond
08/02/2006, 08:13 AM
I will be in Colorado Springs this weekend and was wondering are there any LFS that I should see while there.

Coming up from Dallas to visit family in the Springs.

COreefer
08/02/2006, 11:21 AM
You may not find much this time of year but there are a few to check out. Neptune's Realm, MR Aqua, and Seascape have the greatest amount of livestock and overall inventory.

There are also a couple of smalller LFS' worth checking out, Exotic Tropicals, and Fishy business...

Where are you staying in C.S?? This will determine which ones you should see, because they are spread out all over town.

racer69
08/02/2006, 11:22 AM
David,
There are a couple lfs's off of I-25, Mr. Aqua and Exotic Tropicals are just off the Filmore exit. Neptunes Realm is on Colorado off the Cimmaron exit. Then there is Seascapes at Academy and Austin Bluffs (I think thats right), and Fishy Business at Academy and Maizeland. You shoud be able to get detailed directions from Yahoo or Mapquest.

racer69
08/02/2006, 11:28 AM
Eric, we must have been typing at exactly the same time.lol

washingtond
08/02/2006, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the quick response. I will be staying at the Marriott Residence Inn on N Academy and will also be visiting with my brother-in-law (Joe Turner) who has a large reef tank himself. Maybe you know him?

I will be checking out the stores that you suggested.

Thanks again.

COreefer
08/02/2006, 01:29 PM
Joe Turner is your bro-in-law??

How's he doing?? I heard he was in poor health. Many of us are familiar with his tank, we even had one of our meetings at his house.


Send Joe our best...

washingtond
08/02/2006, 02:17 PM
He seems to be doing better and hope to get him out to some of the stores while we a there. When Joe came to Dallas we took all over to some of the better stores down here.

I will tell hello for all you guys.

Crit21
08/02/2006, 06:28 PM
It depends on what you want to see. Since you're coming from Dallas, are you just wanting to look?

murfman
08/02/2006, 11:08 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7863879#post7863879 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
David,
TThen there is Seascapes at Academy and Austin Bluffs (I think thats right),

Union and Academy

Sorry to hear about Joe, tell him I said hey and get better.

COreefer
08/03/2006, 12:50 AM
Yeah...good times over at Joe's eh Murf??

murfman
08/03/2006, 01:18 AM
Yep, got some whiskey needs drinkin..........

washingtond
08/03/2006, 03:37 PM
Just got into town after a long drive up (11 hours) and making plans for dinner. We are playing golf in the morning and starting the family thing in the afternoon.

Going to try and get to some of the stores on Sat. just looking unless we run across something that we just cannot do without.

Thanks for all the help....

murfman
08/03/2006, 05:44 PM
Where are you playing golf?

washingtond
08/04/2006, 06:08 AM
Castle Pines North

washingtond
08/04/2006, 06:35 AM
Is anyone from the Springs going to MACNA this year in Houston?

My wife and I went to the one last year in Washington DC and it was well worth the trip. The vendor area alone made the trip worth it then you add the speakers and the interaction with other people in the hobby it is like reefers heaven.

Crit21
08/04/2006, 07:49 AM
If you have time you should play Antler Creek east of C Springs. 8,100 yards from the tips, 6 tees per hole.

murfman
08/04/2006, 12:40 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7876519#post7876519 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by washingtond
Castle Pines North

WoW, you have some good connections!!! Enjoy and let us know how it was, I love Castle Pines, where they play the International

Crit21
08/04/2006, 01:50 PM
No, Castle Pines North is not Castle Pines. Castle Pines North is a public course ($100 for 9 or 18)--ryegrass with bentgrass greens. Castle Pines is a private course ($150 for 18) designed by Nicklaus--all bentgrass fairways and greens. I played on one other course that was all bentgrass, the Royal St George in England, when my folks visited me in England in the mid 80's. The fairways were like greens. It was a shame to take a divot on them. The greens were cut so close we sent our first putts off the first two greens. It was like putting on linoleum.

I'm taking my dad to the International this year for the final round. My company is a major sponsor. :D
http://www.ciber.com/golf/

Deuce67
08/04/2006, 02:37 PM
$100 for 18 holes!!?? Thats an average of a dollar a shot for me as bad as I play.

Crit21
08/04/2006, 02:56 PM
the Broadmoor's worse

COreefer
08/04/2006, 03:11 PM
The Broadmoor is a private course only used by their club members and hotel guests...you can't just walk on and play 18 at the Broadmoor, and the annual membership dues are throught the roof...but what do expect of one of the richest areas in the state???

murfman
08/04/2006, 04:26 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7879579#post7879579 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Deuce67
$100 for 18 holes!!?? Thats an average of a dollar a shot for me as bad as I play.

Shoot, I am glad I am finally, consistantly breaking 100!

The BroadMoore usually runs a special in the fall. Its like $130 for a room and your greens fees/cart (not a course I would want to walk!)

Deuce67
08/04/2006, 05:18 PM
We SCMAS members should play a round sometime! Maybe I could get some golfing tips from you guys.

COreefer
08/04/2006, 05:21 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7880213#post7880213 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by murfman
Shoot, I am glad I am finally, consistantly breaking 100!

The BroadMoore usually runs a special in the fall. Its like $130 for a room and your greens fees/cart (not a course I would want to walk!)

It is definitely a steep course, but you would have a caddy to carry your clubs. :)

murfman
08/04/2006, 06:21 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7880450#post7880450 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Deuce67
We SCMAS members should play a round sometime! Maybe I could get some golfing tips from you guys.

From what I hear, Robert, is our resident Pro!:lol:

Leopard Wrasse
08/04/2006, 10:32 PM
Highest score wins right?

Deuce67
08/05/2006, 06:12 AM
Nope. Most balls lost wins!

CastleRock
08/05/2006, 07:15 AM
Seeing as I work at a private golf course I could prob get us some deep discounts for play (if it was a 4sum I could comp us) but more then that I would have to talk to the GM :p


<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7880450#post7880450 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Deuce67
We SCMAS members should play a round sometime! Maybe I could get some golfing tips from you guys.

washingtond
08/05/2006, 07:23 AM
My wife and I had a great time playing Castle Pines North yesterday morning. They paired us with another couple and would be that they were also from the Dallas area. I shot an 85 from the gold tees, not bad for me. My wife did not play as well so I will not post her score.

By the way they were getting ready for the International on Castle Pines (the private course) yesterday when we drove by there.

The green fees for Castle Pines North are $100 weekdays, and $125 on weekends and Fridays. You can play the Broadmoor if you are staying there as a guest.

Today we plan on seeing some lfs and visiting more family and attending a family cookout. We are heading back home in the morning (Sunday), got to get back to work so that I can pay for my hobby. We had a great time on this trip and by the way Joe says hello.

Crit21
08/05/2006, 10:15 AM
The Broadmoor is a private course only used by their club members and hotel guests...you can't just walk on and play 18 at the Broadmoor, and the annual membership dues are throught the roof...but what do expect of one of the richest areas in the state???

Annual membership fee is $60,000, plus monthly fees of $450. Guest fees are $180 for peak times. OUCH! I'll take Ft Carson (GPS on the carts), the Academy or Antler Creek. They're all challenging and in great condition. I work with some heavy duty golf fanatics, including a member of Castle Pines and a member of the Broadmoor, but $45 with a cart for 18 sounds a lot more sane to a weekend golfer like me. At my best I was only an 8 handicap, but since my back and neck injury have cut my left side strength by half, I push my long clubs to the right now anyway (too bad there isn't an all dogleg right course around here).

Murf, breaking 100? Above or below? :D

washingtond
08/07/2006, 05:12 AM
Joe and I went around to several stores this past Sat. Joe really had a great time just getting out of the house he even bought some fish and other stuff.

We are now back in Dallas and reality, 104 when we got home yesterday afternoon and all the tanks are doing great after us being gone foe 4 days. Get ready to do a water change this morning on the 200 gal tank.

I would like to thank all of you for your help during this trip and you all should check in on Joe every now and then.