Montrose, CO – Discounted season passes are still available at the Black Canyon Golf Course for the 2018 season, which also carries other great benefits like range passes and discounts in the Pro Shop. The last day to apply for the discount is April 30.A season pass for a single golfer is offered this week at $1,000, a savings of $200 until the discount ends. For couples, a discounted season pass is $1,675. Each season pass carries a free range-ball pass and a 10-percent discount on all items in the pro shop.The course is currently undergoing a wide range of improvements this year. All back-nine bunkers will be rebuilt, expanded irrigation and hydroseeding will be used to fill in grassy areas, golf cart paths have been extended, and best of all, a new fleet of modern Yamaha golf carts have arrived to enhance the golfing experience.Each new golf cart in the fleet is equipped with a GPS positioning touchscreen monitor for golfers to order food and beverages, keep score, and monitor their pace of play.“You’re talking about night and day,” said Black Canyon Golf Course Professional Tom Young comparing the new carts to the old ones. The previous fleet of Club Car carts was seven-years-old and had reached their term of service for the amount of municipal play they endured.The new Yamaha fleet is tied to an electric system in the clubhouse which allows staff to monitor slow play and see if carts are being driven into restricted areas like putting greens, and others areas that are considered outside the field of play.“It gives the golfer a heads up if they are in an area where they are not supposed to be,” Young said.If a golfer approaches a putting green, for example, a warning will appear on the screen instructing the driver to change direction. If the golfer continues to drive onto putting greens, or into restricted areas, a member of the clubhouse staff will be in contact with them.“It gives us the ability to monitor the golf carts from the pro shop, we can see where they are at any given time,” Young said.Each cart is equipped with technology to make their gas-powered motors run quieter and more responsive to driver commands.Montrose, like much of Southwest Colorado, has endured a low amount of moisture over the winter, but that hasn’t keep golfers from coming out and playing the course. Young said the number of golfers playing the course is “way up” through the first four months of 2018 as compared to the same time in 2017.“Our play is definitely up because of the mild weather,” Young said.Golfers can make tee-times and reservations at www.blackcanyongolfcourse.comInformation about the 2018 Junior Golf Program, additional rates, as well as Brew and Bogey Club Restaurant information can also be found online. A 2018 season pass application can also be downloaded from the site. The clubhouse can be reached by phone at: 970.249.4653.