As many of you know, last year’s scheduled 18 th Annual Golf Trout Tournament was postponed due to the Corona Virus. We are mindful of Covid’s severe and ongoing impact on so many and hope you and those around you are surviving the pandemic in good health. The decision as to whether the event could, or even should go forward this year, was difficult, particularly considering the uncertainty surrounding the current environment. While we cannot predict the future, we are optimistic that with adherence to guidelines, vaccinations on the rise, and with understanding and appreciation of the status of our medical and environmental health professionals, the event can be safely held this year. We hope you concur and will participate.

Although some changes to the event will be necessary due to Covid, we plan to hold the event, as usual, on the weekend after Labor Day, September 9, 10 and 11, 2022.

As we plan for this year’s tournament, we are working to provide a fun and safe event for all participants.  Of course everything is dependent on circumstances existing nearer the time of the Tournament.  We are committed to compliance with all Routt County Public Health Orders and will do everything possible to ensure a safe and healthy event.  If conditions prohibit such group events, we will alert everyone as soon as possible of cancellation and refund all entry fees promptly.

Great fishing and golfing with friends old and new, while contributing to the restoration of a very special stretch of our local water make us all winners in this tournament.

What the heck is Golf Trout ?

  • 4-Person Team Event
  • One day of Guided Fly Fishing
  • One day of Golf on a Championship Course
  • Prizes, awards, meals, swag, and fun fun fun

Why we do this

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust (YVSICT) in association with the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers Chapter 929 of Trout Unlimited (YVFF) invite you to beautiful Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley to join a three day fund raising tournament. YVSICT and YVFF are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations benefiting the improvement and preservation of cold water fisheries in the Yampa Valley of Northwest Colorado since 1982.

Funds raised through the tournament have fostered numerous stream improvement projects over the years. The current Pleasant Valley Project is nearing design completion and permitting, with anticipated equipment in the river late summer or fall. We look forward to an enhanced fishing experience in what already is quality water.

A busy weekend of Events

Friday, September 9

The annual Golf Trout Tournament begins on Friday evening with registration, cocktails and appetizers, followed by the water auction at the Yampa River Botanic Park’s Trillium House. The event will be catered by The Paramount. Teams will have an opportunity to bid for the chance to have first choice of the selection of private water and guide for Saturday’s fishing event. After all the teams are paired with their water and guide, they will have the opportunity to meet with their guide to evaluate equipment needs and fishing strategies for the next day. 

Saturday September 10

Saturday includes a day of guided fishing on some of the finest private trout waters in Northwest Colorado. Teams will be scored in a variety of categories, including biggest trout, most species of trout, and for such tasks as catching a trout on a dry fly, nymph, and streamer.

The day closes with teams, guides and guests assembling at Three Peaks Grill for libations, dinner and recapping of the fishing portion of the tournament. Score cards will be tallied and posted. We will endeavor to provide a safe and spacious environment for dinner for our participants and guests.

Sunday September 11

Teams and their guides will meet Sunday morning at the Robert Trent Jones II designed Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs. This course is a beautiful facility along Fish Creek with views of the Valley and Mt. Werner.  It has received multiple awards, including four-star ratings and “Best Places to Play in Colorado” from Golf Digest. Golf will be a best ball format with all the traditional “opportunities” to make or lose money along the way. Mulligans will be available for purchase all three days of the Tournament until tee time. The Tournament concludes with the award and prize presentations.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Registration for the entire weekend is $800.00 per person or $3,200.00 for a team of four. Your donation includes the Friday beer and appetizers, Saturday fishing, lunch, and dinner, Sunday coffee service and lunch, guide fees, rod fees, green fees, swag, and a hell of a lot of fun.

The number of teams is limited – Don’t Delay !

So sign me up already !!