By Joe Passov
Monday, March 19, 2007

Caddies wheezing from the high-altitude climbs and pros puzzling over the Stableford scoring system, where plus-figures are good, means that the PGA Tour has arrived in Denver for the International.

Once a year, the Stableford system makes for an interesting, occasionally wild show. There's no drama, however, in getting to play Castle Pines. You can't. It's really private. Fortunately, Denver boasts a plethora of affordable, high-quality public courses. Here are some snapshots on where to conduct your own Stablefords.

Murphy Creek, Aurora, Colo.
Sand Hills

Riverdale (Dunes Course), Brighton, Colo.

Saddle Rock, Aurora, Colo.

Wellshire, Denver, Colo.
The Broadmoor

Fossil Trace, Golden, Colo.

Joe Passov is the Architecture and Course Ratings Editor of GOLF MAGAZINE. E-mail him your questions and thoughts at

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