Known for its outdoor recreation, Colorado’s Rocky Mountains offer breathtaking views, world renown skiing, and great golf! Denver, the capital city, is a metropolis where urban sophistication meets outdoor activities, filled with museums and natural parks. Larimer Square in Denver keeps the Old West era alive and still features 19th century buildings. Cities like Vail and Aspen are known for their stylish ski resorts and their high end restaurants and boutiques. Although Colorado gets a lot of attention for their ski resorts it is also home to some magnificent and stylish golf courses.
Near the ski resort town of Vail (just a 20 minute drive from the Vail/Eagle county airport) is the Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club, home to two courses, the Fazio Course and the Norman Course. The Fazio design winds through both open sage-covered hills and a dense aspen forest. The course merges dramatic vistas of Vail’s Back Bowls with a variety of terrains making an unforgettable golf experience. Let’s not forget the Norman design too, the first Greg Norman design in Colorado. He allows the treasures of the landscape to dictate the flow of play with craggy rock outcroppings, twisted knots of scrub oak, rugged gulches and wildflower meadows all of which create a truly unique golfing experience. Another course to consider when visiting Colorado is one of the best golf resorts in America, the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The resort has hosted heads of state, celebrities, professional sports stars, and businessmen. The Broadmoor Golf Club has three golf courses, designed by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and Ed Seay, and Arnold Palmer; all offer views of the breathtaking Pikes Peak Mountain. Our final suggestion but certainly not least, is the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, located in Silverthorne just outside of Denver. The Raven is a true mountain course that challenges golfers of all skill levels. The scenery is breathtaking and the layout is spectacular. The Tom Lehman and Hurdzan/Fry golf course design complements the natural landscape and will exceed anybody’s expectations.
Colorado is a great state to play some of the best mountain courses in the world. With jaw dropping views and gorgeous scenery it will soon be one of your favorite styles of courses. Not to mention the high altitude adds distance to your ball flight, about 20 percent. In Colorado you’ll find a whole new meaning to the term “tee it high and let it fly”!