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Matt Finn, Greeley Country Club President

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Get Out to the Greens!

Greeley Country Club's High Level Offerings for Fathers and Families Alike

Article by Aaron Fongers

Photography by Photos by Diandra

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

Since the early twentieth century, Greeley Country Club (GCC) has offered a little bit of everything for residents in Weld County, and as the summer season rolls in, they believe there’s no better time for your family to get involved.

“Greeley Country Club is truly a golfing and club membership experience like no other,” shares Greg Heiny, GCC’s current Golf Professional. “We have an incredibly unique, diverse community of people that create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for the entire family." 

Greeley Country Club was originally founded in 1920 after Tom Bendelow - nicknamed the “Johnny Appleseed of American Golf” - staked out a private 9-hole course and modest clubhouse to open in the city. As the game of golf boomed in the 1960’s, the club brought in Press Maxwell to renovate the course, adding an additional nine holes and further renovating the clubhouse to cater to the needs of members, guests, and their families. 

“Time at Greeley Country Club can truly feel like a vacation in your own backyard,” current club president Matt Finn shared. “Whether you’re out enjoying the incredibly crafted golf-course, lounging and getting drinks served to you at the pool, or gathering your family for a game of pickleball or time in the golf simulator - there truly is something for everyone to enjoy in an atmosphere that’s built on growing community and relationships with everyone around.”

Finn’s involvement with GCC began nearly eight years ago, when he and his wife hosted their wedding reception at the banquet hall as non-members. So impressed with their experience, they became full-time members shortly after. Finn joined the board of directors in November 2021 and was nominated as the club’s president in January 2023, a one-year long volunteer commitment. 

“Whether it’s the leadership of club General Manager Ed Provow, the excellent collaboration between the members of the board, or the new additions we’ve made to our culinary team - this has been a great opportunity to build relationships and to see our club grow in some incredible ways over the past few years,” Finn remarked. “Though my time as president is going by quickly, I am thankful I’ll have one more year to serve as a member of the board and to continue to pour into this club that has offered so much for me and my family over the years.”

This year promises to be another exciting one for GCC. Upon completion of the new veranda in June 2023, the club will resume live music throughout the summer, while members enjoy time by the pool or the six new pickleball courts. The hiring of a new head chef and superintendent promises a new and improved golfing and dining experience for guests, while traditional staples remain such as the Bunker - an adults only lounge; the golf shop; golfing simulators, and banquet facilities.

Throughout the summer, GCC will continue to offer a variety of golfing tournaments for all skill levels and club involvement - including a Father/Son + Daughter tournament, the Tuesday night Men’s leagues, and the Ken Anderson Spring Trophy. Continuing the year, the club will host benefits for a variety of charities, continued men’s/women’s leagues, and the well-renowned Dick Billehus Tournament, in honor of former golf pro Dick Billehus, who spent a large portion of his career at GCC.

“There’s truly no better time to get engaged here at Greeley Country Club,” shares Jamaal Curry, staff member at GCC. “Whether it’s taking advantage of our spring promotions for new members, engaging in the variety of tournaments coming up, or simply looking for a place for the family to relax and be together, GCC offers it all.”

  • Matt Finn, Greeley Country Club Board President
  • Matt Finn, Greeley Country Club President

“Time at Greeley Country Club can truly feel like a vacation in your own backyard," Matt Finn said.  

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