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Grand ValleyRifle to Grand Junction1. Adobe Creek National Golf Courseadobecreekgolf.com876 18-1/2 Road, Fruita,970-858-0521Type: Public27 holes, par 733, 9-hole coursesCombinations for 18 holes:Mesa/Monument – slope: 119, rating: 71.4Desert/Monument – slope: 119, rating: 71.2Desert/Mesa – slope: 121, rating: 70.2Designer: Ned Wilson (Monument & Mesa); Desert, Paul Graebner)Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $22.50; 9 holes, $12.50Weekend: 18 holes, $27.50; 9 holes, $15.50Tee times: Four days in advance, from 6 a.m.Dress Code: Shirts, spikeless shoes requiredPractice: Driving range, unlighted, practice greensAmenities: Full bar, beverage cart, snack barMisc. info: This links-style course is located at the beautiful Colorado National Monument, just a mile from the Colorado River. Spread over 420 acres with no housing around, almost like a preserve. Natural settings.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 19 (Fruita exit, about 10 miles west of Grand Junction). Go left to Frontage road. Turn left and go about 1 mile.2. Battlement Mesa Golf Clubbattlementmesagolf.com3930 N. Battlement Parkway, Battlement Mesa, 970-285-7274Type: Public18 holes, par 72Designer: Finger/DyeTee boxes:Black – slope: 135, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7309Gold – slope: 125, rating: 72.2, ydg: 6695Silver – slope: 116, rating: 68.7, ydg: 6037Bronze – slope: 128, rating: 69.8, ydg: 5386Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $40; 9 holes, $22Weekend: 18 holes, $30; 9 holes, $18Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OKPractice: Driving range, putting green, chipping and sand practice areasAmenities: Pro shop, bar, restaurant, snack barMisc. info: Battlement Mesa Golf Club opened in 1987 and has been ranked as one of the Best Courses in America You Can Play by Golf Digest. The routing takes full advantage of a one-of-a-kind setting: a high plains plateau overlooking the Colorado River.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 75 south (Parachute and Battlement Mesa exit). Follow the road across the river and up to the clubhouse.3. Bookcliff Country Club2730 G Road, Grand Junction, 970-242-9053Type: Private18 holes, Par 71Designer: Dick PhelpsTee boxes:Blue – slope: 120, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6632White – slope: 114, rating: 68.2, ydg: 6231Gold – slope: 116, rating: 69.4, ydg: 5370Red – slope: 120, rating: 71.4, ydg: 5752Green fees:18 holes, $50; 9 holes, $25Tee times: One week advance from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, teaching proAmenities: Pro shop, full bar, beverage cart, snack bar, restaurantMisc. info: A nice, fairly long and wide-open course with lots oftrees, fast greens. Need to come in with a member to play.Directions: Take I-70 to the Horizon Drive exit south. Turn right after the Pizza Hut (about 1/2 mile). Take an immediate right to the course.4. Chipeta Golf Course222 29 Road, Grand Junction, 970-245-7177Type: Public18 holes, par 59Designer: Wilson GroupTee boxes:Black – slope: 88, rating: 58.6, ydg: 3835Yellow – slope: 85, rating, 57.6, ydg: 3395Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $18.50; 9 holes, $10.50Weekend: 18 holes, $22.50; 9 holes, $12.50Tee times: Five days in advance, from 6 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes requiredPractice: Driving range, chipping area, putting green, teaching proAmenities: Beverage, snack barMisc. info: Course has very nice views of the mesa, the Book Cliffs and Colorado National Monument. A very walkable course with tough greens.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 37 (Clifton exit). Turn left at 32 Road and then west on Highway 6 & 50. Turn north at 29 Road. Go two blocks and the course is on the right.5. Lincoln Park Golf Coursegjcity.org (click on ‘recreation’)800 Mantlo Circle, Grand Junction, 970-242-6394Type: Public9 holes, par 36Designer: unknownTee boxes:Yellow – slope: 123, rating: 71.6, ydg: 5844Red – slope: 118, rating: 68.0, ydg: 6258Blue – slope 120, rating 69.0, yards 6552Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $21.25; 9 holes, $12Weekend: 18 holes, $25.50; 9 holes, $15.25Junior: 18 holes, $10.75; 9 holes $6Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required.Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Snack bar, pro shopMisc. info: Lincoln Park Golf Course is a 9 hole, 72 par public golf course conveniently located in the central city and is easy to walk. It is the home of the Rocky Mountain Open, the oldest open golf tournament in Colorado. Flat, small greens, fun course to play.Directions: I-70 to Horizon Dr. exit, south to 12th St. to Gunnison Ave., left to course on left6. Rifle Creek Golf Clubriflecreekgolf.com3004 State Highway 325, Rifle, 970-625-1093Type: Semi-private18 holes, par 72Designer: Richard PhelpsTee boxes:Blue – slope: 123, rating: 70.2, ydg: 6267White – slope: 115, rating: 67.9, ydg: 5797Red – slope: 120, rating: 68.1, ydg: 5127See Course listings, page 42Green fees:18 holes, $37; 9 holes, $21Tee times: Four days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes requiredPractice: Putting and chipping greens, driving rangeAmenities: Restaurant, beverage cart on weekendsMisc. info: Front 9 is more traditional, wide open course with undulating tough greens. Back 9 is up through the mountainous canyons so its a lot of elevated tee boxes, narrow fairways, more of a target golf course. Beautiful views, people travel from all over just for the scenic back 9.Directions: Take I-70 to the Rifle exit. Go north on Highway 13 approximately 3 miles to the north side of Rifle. Watch for the sign to the golf course and turn right (north) on State Highway 325. Go approximately 3 miles to the course.7. The Golf Club at Redlands Mesaredlandsmesa.com2325 W. Ridges Blvd., Grand Junction, 970-263-927018 holes, par 72Type: PublicDesigner: Jim EnghTee boxes:Blue – slope: 130, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6486White – slope: 115, rating: 67.2, ydg: 5838Red – slope: 115, rating: 69.0, ydg: 4916Black – slope: 135, rating: 71.7, ydg: 7,007Green fees:Mesa County residents: 18 holes, $53; 9 holes, $34Visitors: 18 holes, $76; 9 holes, $39Tee times: Five days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Traditional golf attire, collared shirtPractice: Driving range, putting green, PGA pros, clinicsAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: Desert/mountain style course, target golf. Beautiful scenery. Front 9 on top of plateau, see the whole valley. Back 9 dips into a canyon, rock walls. Just awarded 17th place for public courses in the U.S. from Golf Digest.Directions: Take I-70 to Redlands Parkway. Go south for 5.5 miles to Broadway. Turn east on Broadway and go 1.5 miles to Ridges Boulevard. Turn south and drive 1 mile.8. Tiara Rado Golf Coursegjcity.org (click on ‘recreation’)2057 S. Broadway, Grand Junction, 970-254-3830Type: Public18 holes, par 71Designer: Tom KolacnyTee boxes:Blue – slope: 123, rating: 68.9, yards: 6235White – slope: 115, rating: 67.1, yards: 5850Yellow – slope: 112, rating: 67.2, yards: 4859Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $22.50; 9 holes, $12.50Weekend: 18 holes, $27; 9 holes, $16.25Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required.Practice: Driving range, putting, chipping and pitching greens, fairway bunkerAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: The Rock plays along the base of the Colorado National Monument’s red cliffs. Lush from tee to green, the architecture of this course will make you use every club in your bag. Between shots enjoy the gorgeous Western Colorado scenery and wildlife. A member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, Tiara Rado is home to quail, pheasants, owls, herons, deer, rabbits, foxes and all three species of bluebirds in the United States.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 28 (24 Road exit) and turn south. Go about 9 miles.Roaring Fork ValleyGlenwoodSprings to Aspen9. Aspen Glen Clubaspen-glen.com0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale, 970-704-1988Type: Private18 holes, par 72Designer: Nicklaus/Nicklaus IITee boxes:Gold – slope: 137, rating: 75.1, yards: 7455Blue – slope: 129, rating: 72.0, yards: 6830White – slope: 123, rating: 69.1, yards: 6181Green – slope: 120, rating: 69.9, yards: 5342Green fees: Guests, accompanied: $133, unaccompanied: $232Tee times: 7 days in advance, from 6:30 a.m.Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredPractice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartsMisc. info: Beautiful course, one of the most scenic in Colorado with Mt. Sopris backdrop. Roaring Fork river runs through the course. A pretty straightforward signature Nicklaus course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Club is on the right.10. Aspen Golf Clubaspenrecreation.com39551 Highway 82, Aspen, 970-925-2145Type: Public18 holes, par 71Designer: Frank HummelTee boxes:Blue – slope: 126, rating: 70.5, ydg: 6432White – slope: 118, rating: 65.5, ydg: 5579Red – slope: 119, rating: 69.1, ydg: 5222Gold – slope: 133, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7136Green fees:18 Holes:$90 from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.$65 from 1-3:30 p.m.$45 from 3:30-Close9 Holes: $45 from 3:30-CloseTee times: Five days in advance, from 6:30Dress code: Collared shirts, appropriate golf attire required. No metal spikes.Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, classesAmenities: Restaurant, bar, snack barMisc. info: This is a championship course thats quite challenging with lots of water, trees and other hazards. Compared to many mountain courses its fairly flat, so its a very walkable, enjoyable course. From the back tees, the course measures 7136 yards, making it known as one of the longest municipal courses in the state.Directions: One mile west of downtown Aspen on Highway 8211. Glenwood Springs Golf Clubglenwoodgolf.com193 Sunny Acres Road, Glenwood Springs, 970-945-7086Type: Public9 holes, Par 35Designer: Henry HughesTee boxes (9 holes)Ladies – slope: 120, rating: 69.4, ydg: 2566Mens – slope: 112, rating: 67.3, ydg: 2947Green fees:18 holes, $32/walk; $44.50/cart9 holes, $19/walk; $26.50/cartTee times: Seven days in advance from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No tank tops or cutoffs. Appropriate golf attire appreciated.Practice: Putting and chipping greens, lessonsAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: Built in 1952, this course of small undulating greens is nicknamed The Hill because everythings on a slope. Not a long course, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in challenging greens and fairways.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Turn left at 6th Street and go west until a fork in the road (1 mile). Veer right to Nonegan Road and turn right at Sunny Acres Road (about 1/2 mile).12. Ironbridge Golf Clubironbridgeclub.com430 Ironbridge Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, 970-384-0630Type: Private18 holes, par 72Designer: Arthur HillsTee boxes:Blue – slope: 133, rating: 71.4, ydg: 6706White – slope: 130, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6208Black – slope: 140, rating: 73.3, ydg: 7224Red – ydg: 5531Gold – ydg: 4948Green fees:Guest rate, accompanied: $85Unaccompanied: $125Tee times: no restriction, from 8 a.m.Dress code: Traditional golf attirePractice: Driving range, putting and chipping rangeAmenities: Snack bar, beverage carts, pro shopMisc. info: This very new course was just named the 19th best course in Colorado by Golf Digest. They say it plays like three different course, with 9 holes along the Roaring Fork rive, 5 holes in the mountains and the remaining four links-style. With a full view of Mt. Sopris in the distance, this is a signature High Country course.Directions: Take Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs toward Aspen about two miles. Turn right on Westbank Road. Cross the bridge and follow Westbank Road to the course.13. Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Clublakotacanyonranch.com1000 Clubhouse Dr., New Castle, CO 81647, 970-984-9700Type: Public18 holes, par 72Designer: Jim EnghTee boxes:White – slope: 116, rating: 67.1, ydg: 5608Blue – slope: 126, rating: 69.5, ydg: 6369Black – slope: 137, rating: 72.2, ydg: 7111Red – slope: 123, rating 68.5, ydg: 4744Green fees:With cart: 18 holes, $75; 9 holes, $45Tee times: 30 days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Golf attire required, no denimPractice: Driving range, chipping green and putting greenAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, beverage cartMisc. info: Ranked in top 10 of country by Golf Magazine, public upscale course. Mountain, target type course with high difficulty. Extreme bunkering and sloping, bowled-out green areas. Native areas, a lot of small pines and brush. Canyons, elevation changes.Directions: Take I-70 west past Glenwood to the New Castle exit #105. Go north .8 miles on Castle Valley Blvd. to golf course entrance.14. Maroon Creek Club10 Club Circle Road, Aspen, 970-920-1533Type: Private18 holes, Par 70Designer: Tom FazioTee boxes:Black – slope: 140, rating: 73.2, ydg: 7110Gold – slope: 138, rating: 71.6, ydg: 6802Blue – slope: 133, rating: 69.6, ydg: 6323Blue (women) – slope: 139, rating: 74.4Green – slope: 125, rating: 67.1, ydg: 5802Green (women) slope: 133, rating: 71.5, ydg: 5802Red – slope: 123, rating: 67.8, ydg: 5111Green fees: By member invitationTee times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and golf slacks or shorts required.Practice: Driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, proAmenities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar,Misc. info: An astonishing private club with gorgeous flowers speckling the course at high season. Two-tiered greens with a lot of sloped fairways make this a challenging course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Hwy. 82 to Aspen. Course is just north of town across from Buttermilk Ski Area.15. The Ranch at Roaring Fork14913 Hwy. 82, Carbondale, CO 81623, 970-963-4410Type: Public9 holes, par 3Designer: UnknownTee boxes:Red – ydg: 1018White – ydg: 1108Green fees: $15Dress code: Spikeless shoes requiredTee times: first come, first servedPractice: putting greenAmenities: concession areaMisc. info: An open course with some water features, this well-maintained small course is ideal for a quick game after work or another activity. Also a great learning course with some lessons available.Directions: Take I-70 to Hwy. 82. through Glenwood and through the Carbondale stoplight. Go three miles further, course is on the right.16. River Valley Ranch Golf Clubrvrgolf.com303 River Valley Ranch Dr., Carbondale, 970-963-3625Type: Public18 hole, par 72Designer: Jay MorrishTee boxes:Black – slope: 125, rating: 73.2, ydg: 7348Blue – slope: 121, rating: 70.1, ydg: 6600White – slope: 110, rating: 67.5, ydg: 5964Red -slope: 114, rating: 68.8, ydg: 5168Green Fees: Resident of Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Gunnison counties: $39/walk, $49 rideNon resident: Off-season $50/peak; $40 after 2; $30 after 4:30Summer: $75; $55 after 3; $35 after 5:30Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required.Tee times: 2 weeks in advance from 7 a.m. mid-summerMisc: This gently sloping, open course was cut from farmland and offers stunning views of Mt. Sopris from every hole. Eight of the holes feature water and its a very walkable course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Turn right on Highway 133. After two miles, turn right on River Valley Ranch Drive and go 1/4 mile to the clubhouse on the right.17. Roaring Fork Clubroaringforkclub.net100 Arbaney Ranch Road, Basalt, 970-927-9100Type: Private18 holes, par 72Designer: Jack NicklausTee boxesBlack – slope: 137, rating: 73.1, ydg: 7130White – slope: 131, rating: 71, ydg: 6582Sage – slope: 125, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6018Sage (ladies) slope: 142, rating: 73.6Rose – slope:129, rating: 69.4, ydg: 5255Green fees: Invitation onlyDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required.Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennisPractice: Driving change, chipping and putting greens, bunkersMisc: A Nicklaus signature course in parkland setting, with some holes along the rivers, some in woods.Directions: One mile south of Basalt on Highway 8218. Snowmass Clubsnowmassclub.com0239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village, 970-923-092918 holes, par 72Type: Semi-privateTee boxesBlack – slope: 143, rating: 71.9, ydg: 7008Blue – slope: 134, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6559White – slope: 124, rating: 69.1, ydg: 6126Gold (ladies) slope: 132, rating: 71.7, ydg: 5471Green – slope:119, rating: 67.6, ydg: 4736Designer: Jim EnghFees: Public, summer season, 18 holes: $150; 9 holes: $75Dress Code: Appropriate golf attireAmenities: Restaurant, bar, pro shop, tennisTee times: 2 days in advanceMisc: Jim Engh’s 7,008 yard course features an undulating landscape with seven different grasses including bent greens, blue grass fairways and native Colorado mix, creating a one-of-a-kind Irish links course with mountain flair. Voted # 6 Best New Upscale Public Course by Golf Digest, 2004 and # 16 Resort in North America by Cond Nast Traveler, 2004.Directions: Take Highway 82 to Brush Creek Road. Turn right and go 2 miles to Highline Road. Turn left on Highline Road and take the first right to the club.Eagle ValleyVail to Gypsum19. Beaver Creek Golf Clubbeavercreek.snow.com103 Offerson Road, Avon, 970-845-577518 hole, par 70Type: Semi-privateTee boxesGold – slope, 140, rating 71, ydg: 6,784Blue – slope: 138, rating: 69.6, ydg: 6478White – slope: 134, rating: 67.7, ydg: 5973Ladies – slope: 131, rating: 69.3, ydg: 5088Type: Semi-privateGreen Fees: June 15-Sept. 15: $160Off-season: $80Off-season: Eagle/Summit County residents: $60Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartPractice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens (day of play or members only)Misc: This links-style target course is set right below the Beaver Creek ski area, with the last five holes looking right up at the slopes. This is a highly challenging course with a lot of hazards.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 167 (Avon) and head south to the course.20. Cordillera Coursescordillera-vail.com0101 Legends Dr., Edwards, CO 81632, 970-926-5950Type: semi-private, members & guestsThree courses plus a short course:-The Mountain Course, a Hale Irwin Signature Design18-hole, 7413-yard, par-72, elevation 8250 feet-The Summit Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design18-hole, 7530-yard, par-72, elevation 9000 feet-The Valley Course, a Tom Fazio Signature Design18-hole, 7005-yard, par-71, elevation 7200 feet-The Short Course, a Dave Pelz Signature Design1252-yard, par-27, elevation 7800Tee times from 7 a.m., no tee times online,Fees: $225; Caddies are mandatory for 18 hole courses if you choose to walkDress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required; metal spikes not allowedAmenities: Four distinct clubhouses with unique dining experiences, pro shopMisc. info: Season is May 1 – Oct 31 (closed on Mondays)Directions: I-70 to Edwards exit, north to Hwy. 6, go right, then left on Squaw Creek Rd., follow signs21. Cotton Ranch Golf Clubcottonranchclub.com530 Cotton Ranch Dr., Gypsum, 970-524-6200Type: semi-private18 holes, Par 72Designer: Pete DyeTee boxes:Black – slope: 130, rating: 72.9, ydg: 6980Brown – slope: 123, rating: 71.5, ydg: 6474Gold – slope: 118, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6048Green fees (from June 25):Guest, 18 holes, $85; 9 holes, $55Eagle County resident,: 18 holes, $75; 9 holes, $45Tee times: Available onlineDress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredPractice: Driving range, chipping green, bunkerAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, tennis, poolMisc. info: Nestled in the Gypsum Valley, Cotton Ranch is an 18 hole Championship course for players of all abilities. Gypsum Creek travels through many of the holes, with spectacular views of the Red Table Mountains, New York Mountains and Castle Peak.Directions: Take I-70 west to exit 140 (Gypsum), turn and go 3/4 miles to Valley Road. Turn right on Valley Road, go 1 mile south; course is on the right.22. Country Club of the Rockies676 Sawatch Drive, Edwards, 970-926-3021Type: Private18 holes, Par 72Designer: Jack NicklausTee boxes:Green – slope: 136, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7367Blue – slope, 131, rating: 71.2, ydg: 6843White – slope: 126, rating: 69.6, ydg: 6505Black – slope: 117, rating: 67.2, ydg: 6006Red – slope: 124, rating: 71.0, ydg: 5373Green fees: $200 unaccompanied; $100 accompaniedTee times: no limit, from 7:30 a.m.Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Practice: Driving range, practice greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, barMisc. info: A Nicklaus Signature links-style course, very highly conditioned with undulating greens.Directions: From I-70, exit 167 (Avon), go south and then west on Hwy. 6, 3 miles up on the left.23. Eagle Ranch Golf Clubeagleranchgolf.com0050 Lime Park Drive, Eagle, 866-328-3232Type: Public18 holes, par 72Designer: Arnold PalmerTee boxes:Black – slope: 141, rating: 74.8, ydg: 7530Gold – slope: 131, rating: 73.0, ydg: 7151Blue – slope: 126, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6718White – slope: 119, rating: 68.3, ydg: 6171Red – slope: 126, rating: 69.8, ydg: 5497Green fees (from June 25):Guest: 18 holes, $99; 9 holes, $55Eagle Cty. resident: 18 holes, $82; 9 holes, $45Tee times: Three days in advance, available onlineDress code: Traditional golf attirePractice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: Several water hazards will test your accuracy as the course plays through the Brush Creek Valley. Meanwhile, the views of the surrounding Sawatch Mountains will test your concentration. Five sets of tees ranging from 5,400 yards to 7,500 yards provide an enjoyable and challenging design for golfers of all skill levels.Directions: Take I-70 west to exit 147 (Eagle). Head south 1/2 mile to Highway 6. Head west to Sylvan Lake Road and turn left. Follow signs to the course.24. Eagle Springs Golf Club28251 US Hwy. 6 & 24, Wolcott, 970-926-4404Type: Private18 holes, par 71Designer: Tom WeiskopfTee boxes:Gold – slope: 131, rating: 73.2, ydg: 7058Blue – slope: 125, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6531White – slope: 122, rating: 66.2, ydg: 5736White (women) – slope: 131, rating: 72.2, ydg: 5736Red – slope: 122, rating: 68.6, ydg: 5049Green fees: UnpublishedTee times: N/ADress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredPractice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: A links style course, narrow fairways with play along the river with elevation changes and nice views of surrounding peaksDirections: Take I-70 to the Wolcott exit. Go right on Highway 6 for 1 mile.25. Eagle-Vail Golf Clubwww.eaglevailgolf.com431 Eagle Drive, Avon, 800-341-8051Type: Public18 holes, par 72Designer: Devlin/VonHaggeTee boxes:Blue – slope: 127, rating: 70.6, ydg: 6819White -slope: 118, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6160Red – slope: 122, rating: 67.2, ydg: 4856Green fees (from June 27):Guest: 18 holes, $50-$92Eagle Cty. resident: $45-$82Tee times: Three days in advanceDress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required, non-metal spikes onlyPractice: Driving range, practice and chipping greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, beverage cartMisc. info: A real mountain-style course good for all abilities. Not over-long, plays up and downhill criss-crossing the Eagle River. Eagle-Vail also has Willow Creek, a 9-hole, par 3 course.Directions: West on I-70 to Eagle-Vail exit, left under the highway, take first left on Eagle Road, to Eagle Drive, go right to the course up the hill.26. Red Sky Golf Clubredskygolfclub.com376 Red Sky Road, Wolcott, 970-477-8400Type: Private/resortTwo, 18-hole courses, each par 72Designer: Tom Fazio/Greg NormanTee boxes (Tom Fazio course):Black – slope: 135, rating: 72.0, ydg: 7113Blue -slope: 133, rating: 7.8, ydg: 6813Gold – slope: 130, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6405Sage – slope: 136, rating: 72.1, ydg: 5994Red – slope: 125, rating: 68.2, ydg: 5265Tee boxes (Greg Norman course):Black – slope: 144, rating: 74.2, ydg: 7580Blue -slope: 139, rating: 71.4, ydg: 6989Gold – slope: 132, rating: 69.8, ydg: 6572Sage – slope: 137, rating: 72.7, ydg: 6080Red – slope: 124, rating: 65.5, ydg: 5269Green fees: From $115/night including lodgingTee times: Up to one month in advance, onlineDress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Practice: Driving range, putting greensAmenities: Clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, barMisc. info: Tom Fazio’s spectacular design merges spectacular vistas of Vail’s Back Bowls with a variety of terrain to gratify players of all skill levels. Players will make their way through open sage covered hills, dense aspen forest and around a highland lake. On the Greg Norman course, craggy rock outcroppings, twisted knots of scrub oak, rugged gulches, and wildflower meadows all contribute to an unparalleled wilderness golf experience.Directions: Take I-70 west from Denver to Wolcott. Turn left and proceed one mile to Red Sky Road.27. Sonnenalp Golf Clubsonnenalp.com1265 Berry Creek Road, Edwards, 970-477-5370Type: Resort/private18 holes, par 71Designer: Morrish/CuppTee boxes:Black – slope: 138, rating: 72.3, ydg: 7074Blue -slope: 129, rating: 69.2, ydg: 6471White – slope: 120, rating: 66.8, ydg: 5903Green – slope: 115, rating: 70.0, ydg: 5174Green fees:Before 3 p.m./public: 18 holes, $160; 9 holes, $107After 3 p.m./public: $100Tee times: One week in advance, from 8 a.m.Dress code: Appropriate golf attire, spikeless shoes preferred.Practice: Driving range, putting and chipping greensAmenities: Restaurant, tennis, spaMisc. info: A Scottish, links-style course with great views of the surrounding mountains. Recognized by Golf Digest magazine in its “Top 100 Resort Courses” Sonnenalp consistently ranks as one of the state’s top three courses in Colorado Golf Magazine.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 163 (Edwards). Turn right and immediately right again onto Berry Creek Road.28. Vail Golf Clubwww.vailrec.com1778 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, 970-479-2260Type: Public18 holes, Par 71Designer: Ben KrugerTee boxes:Black – slope: 121, rating: 70.8, ydg: 7024Blue -slope: 117, rating: 68.4, ydg: 6282Gold – slope: 132, rating: 71.8, ydg: 5864Green – slope: 128, rating: 68.4, ydg: 5308Red – slope: 111, rating: 69.5, ydg: 5291Green fees:Guest, high season:18 holes, $90; 9 holes, $50Tee times: Up to six months in advanceDress code: No denim, proper golf attirePractice: Driving range, practice greensAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: A traditional-style course, tree-lined. Not a lot of hidden trouble, a very playable but challenging course. Greens always in good shape with beautiful views of the Gore Range.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 176 (main Vail exit). Head east on South Frontage Road for 2 miles to Vail Valley Drive.Summit County29. Breckenridge Golf Clubbreckenridgegolfclub.com200 Clubhouse Drive, Breckenridge, 970-453-9104Type: PublicThree courses, 27 holes, each 9 is par 36Designer: Jack NicklausTee boxes, combinations:Beaver-BearGold – slope: 150, rating: 73.3, ydg: 7276Blue – slope: 138, rating: 70.0, ydg: 6586Silver – slope: 128, rating: 67.1, ydg: 6031Silver (women) – slope: 140, rating: 73.4, ydg: 6031Red – slope: 124, rating: 69.2, ydg: 5063Bear-ElkGold – slope: 143, rating: 73.5, ydg: 7257Blue – slope: 136, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6675Silver – slope: 121, rating: 67.2, ydg: 5939Silver (women) – slope: 144, rating: 72.9, ydg: 5939Red – slope: 132, rating: 69.3, ydg: 5045Elk-BeaverGold – slope: 148, rating: 73.0, ydg: 7145Blue – slope: 140, rating: 70.2, ydg: 6575Silver – slope: 124, rating: 66.9, ydg: 5832Silver (women) – slope: 145, rating: 72.7, ydg: 5832Red – slope: 131, rating: 68.9, ydg: 4908Green fees: (after June 11): 18 holes: $95, 9 holes: $52Tee times: Four days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK, soft spikes requiredPractice: driving range, chipping and putting greens, practice bunkerAmenities: restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: Owned by the Town of Breckenridge, this course has the distinction of being the only municipal, 27-hole Jack Nicklaus course in the world. A tough, rugged course situated at 9,324 feet above sea level, Breckenridge features three different 18-hole rotations in combination.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 203. Head south for 7 miles to Highway 9. Go left on Tiger Road.30. Copper Creek Golf Clubcoppersummer.com104 Wheeler Place, Copper Mountain, 970-968-2882Type: Resort18 holes, par 70Designer: Pete & Perry DyeTee boxes:Gold -slope: 124, rating: 67.6, ydg: 6053Blue – slope: 117, rating: 65.9, ydg: 5674White – slope: 110, rating: 63.0, ydg: 5135Red – slope: 100, rating: 63.8, ydg: 4445Green fees: (before 2 p.m.)18 holes, $79; 9 holes, $49Tee times: 7 days in advance, from 8 a.m.Dress code: No jeans, collared shirt requiredPractice: Driving range, putting greenAmenities: Restaurant, golf shop, beverage cartMisc. info: At 9,700 feet, this is North Americas highest championship golf course. The front nine of this course winds through natural alpine terrain, pines, numerous lakes and streams. The back nine changes in character as the fairways cut through the forest and the scant remains of a 19th century mining town. Pete and Perry Dye’s incorporation of the natural alpine terrain, unique use of railroad tie bulkheads and elaborate mound systems present unique challenges and scenic pleasures.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 195. Proceed 1/4 mile to Copper Road and turn left on Golf Course Drive.31. Keystone Ranchkeystone.snow.com22010 Hwy. 6, Keystone, 970-496-4444Type: Resort18 holes, par 72Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.Tee boxes:Black – slope: 130, rating: 71.9, ydg: 7090White – slope: 126, rating: 69.3, ydg: 6521Gold – slope: 112, rating: 66.6, ydg: 5876Red – slope: 128, rating: 69.9, ydg: 5532Green fees: (After June 17)Weekday before noon: 18 holes, $110; after noon: $75Weekend before noon: 18 holes, $120; after noon: $85Tee times: Available onlineDress code: No denim, collared shirts and spikeless shoesPractice: Full practice facilityAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart, full barMisc. info: Winding through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a 9-acre lake, this par-72 course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Keystone Ranch follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Go south on Highway 6 for 6 miles to the stoplight in Keystone. Turn right and follow signs.32. The River Course at Keystonekeystone.snow.com155 River Course Dr., Keystone, 970-496-444418 holes, par 71Type: ResortDesigner: Hurzdan/FryTee boxes:Black – slope: 131, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6886Blue – slope: 121, rating: 68.8, ydg: 6507White – slope: 114, rating: 67.0, ydg: 6003Gold – slope: 105, rating: 64.4, ydg: 5359Red – slope: 114, rating: 64.5, ydg: 4762Green fees (after June 17):Weekday before noon: 18 holes, $135; after noon: $95Weekend before noon: 18 holes, $145; after noon: $105Tee times: available onlineDress code: No denim, collared shirts and spikeless shoes requiredPractice: Full practice facility availableAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart, full barMisc. info: The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par-36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, and water hazards combine to challenge golfers of all levels, but five to six sets of tees on each hole allow players of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the course.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Go south on Highway 6 for 5 miles to the Elk Run neighborhood in Keystone, follow signs.33. Raven Golf Club at Three Peaksravenatthreepeaks.com2929 Golden Eagle Road, Silverthorne, 970-262-3636Type: Semi-private18 holes, par 72Designer: Tom Lehman/Hurdzan FryTee boxes:Gold – slope: 108, rating: 64.6, ydg: 5235White – slope: 126, rating: 69.3, ydg: 6386Silver – slope: 135, rating: 71.2, ydg: 6806Black – slope: 142, rating: 73.4, ydg: 7300Green fees:Open to June 2nd: $64.00Twilight (after 2pm) $49.00June 3rd to June 16thMon-Thurs $89.00Fri-Sun, Holidays $89.00Twilight (after 2pm) $54.00June 17th to Sept 5thMon-Thurs $129.00Fri-Sun, Holidays $119.00Twilight (after 2pm) $84.00Tee times: Available onlineDress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs denim, or sweats, spikeless shoes.Practice: Full practice facilityAmenities: Clubhouse with restaurant, bar, golf shopMisc. info: The Raven at Three Peaks offers an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary architectural design styles.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Head north on Highway 6; entrance is 3 miles up on the left.Leadville, Arkansas River Valley & Below34. Collegiate Peaks Golf Club28775 Fairway Drive, Buena Vista, 719-395-8189Type: Public9 holes, par 37Designer: Phelps/BrauerTee boxes (18 holes):Back-white/blue: slope: 120, rating: 69.0, ydg: 6406Forward-silver/gold: slope: 126, rating, 68.0, ydg: 5123Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $26; 9 holes: $18Weekend: 18 holes, $28; 9 holes: $20Tee times: up to 7 days in advanceDress code: No tank tops or cut-offs.Practice: limited practice areaAmenities: Snack bar, pro shop, limited barMisc. info: A great alternative course for those looking to spend and wait less, Collegiate Peaks has water on every hole, plenty of trees and is surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas.Directions: Take Highway 285 to Buena Vista. Turn west at stoplight in town and go about 1 mile. There are signs for the course on the right side of the street.35. Mount Massive Golf Coursewww.mtmassivegolf.com259 Country Road 5, Leadville, 719-486-2176Type: Public9 holes, Par 36Designer: Adolph KussTee boxes (18 holes):Red/White – slope: 95, rating: 61.0, ydg: 4958Red/White (women) – slope: 110, rating: 64.4, ydg: 4958White/Blue – slope: 104, rating: 64.2, ydg: 5685Blue/Black – slope: 112, rating: 66.7, ydg: 112Green fees:18 holes, $29; 9 holes, $16Tee times: Seven days in advanceDress code: Shirt and Shoes RequiredPractice: Driving rangeAmenities: Pro shopMisc. info: Mount Massive Golf Course is located on the outskirts of Leadville. Set in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near the river’s headwaters, ringed by the tallest mountains in the state, surrounded by ranchland and forest, it has a truly spectacular setting without a condo in sight.Directions: Take I-70 to Highway 91 south to Leadville. The course is five minutes west of town on 6th Street.36. Rio Grande Golfriograndeclub.com0285 Rio Grande Trail, South Fork, 719-873-1995Type: Semi-private18 holes, par 72Designer: Redstone GroupTee boxes:Blue – slope 133, rating 72.1, ydg: 7155White – slope 125, rating: 125, ydg: 6609Gold – slope: 117, rating: 67.1, ydg: 5978Red – slope: 127, rating: 69.7, ydg: 5409Green fees:Weekday 18 holes: $45-$85Weekend: 18 holes: $75-$105Tee times: 7 days for general publicDress code: Traditional golf attirePractice: Driving range, target greens, bunkersAmenities: Clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, lounge, spaMisc. info: The golf course has a very mature feel as many of the large trees remain on site. Six of the holes meander around the Rio Grande, with the river coming into play laterally, as well as crossing. Six holes are in the meadows and provide transition between the Rio Grand and the Mountain holes. The mountain holes are carved into the rock and trees and provide dramatic views with a spectacular finishing hole with a several hundred feet elevation drop.Directions: Take I-70 to Highway 285 south to Highway 160 west. At South Fork turn north on Highway 149 for 1 mile. At the sign turn right and drive for 1 mile more.37. Salida Golf Club404 Grant St., Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-1060Type: public9 holes, Par 35Designer: Emmett KillianTee boxes:(18 holes) Slope: 123, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6360Green fees:Weekday: 18 holes, $24; 9 holes, $15Weekend: 18 holes, $26; 9 holes, $17Tee times: Two days in advance from 7 a.m.Dress code: no tank tops or cutoffsPractice: Driving range, chipping area and putting greenAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, barMisc. info: Surrounded by beautiful vistas, this nice public course features an easy walk with flat, small greens. Six of the nine holes feature water.Directions: Take Hwy. 50 to Salida. In Salida turn north at Salida Hot Springs Pool, north to the top of the hill and turn right on Poncha Blvd. Turn left on Grant St. and go to clubhouse.


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