With stunning mountain views, lush forests, and meandering rivers, Summit County is a popular destination for golfers.
Breckenridge Golf Course
Featuring three championship nine-hole golf courses, Breckenridge Golf Course is the only place in the world where golfers can enjoy a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course. The original nine is the Bear, which was opened in 1985, closely followed by the Beaver in 1987. The 27-hole course was then completed in 2001 when the Elk opened, a course which offers the most elevation change of all the courses.
However, it isn’t just the world-renowned golfing that makes Breckenridge Golf Course attractive, as, at 9,300+ elevation, the course boasts 360-degree views of the Colorado Rockies, as well as dense woodlands, open wetlands, and grassland. Don’t be surprised if you encounter some of the local wildlife as you tee off, as golfers regularly spot moose, elk, deer, beavers, and even bears.
Golf Courses in Copper Mountain
Copper Creek Golf Course
Copper Creek Golf Course is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike. Designed by prominent course architects Perry and Pete Dye, the course has 18 holes with 70 par.
Not only will you tee off with the 10 Mile Range as your backdrop, but you’ll also experience the highest teeing off box in North America. At a whopping 9,863 feet, you might worry that you’ll lose your nerve, but don’t, because at a higher altitude your ball will travel further than usual!
Golf Courses in Keystone
Keystone Ranch Golf Course
If you’re looking for a traditional Scottish course, you don’t need to travel all the way to Scotland for it, because the Keystone Ranch Course is steeped in traditional features. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the 72-par course is surrounded by breathtaking peaks and meanders its way around a lake and through a mountain valley.
The course ventures through a nine-acre lake, skirting sage meadows and journeys through lodgepole pines. It also features plenty of bunkers and some slight elevation changes.
The River Course
Also located at the same golf course is the River Course, designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzen and Dana Fry, both recognized for their environmentally-friendly golf course designs. Because of this, you’ll find the first nine holes wind around Snake River, while the last nine holes journey through a beautiful lodgepole pine forest.
The 71-par course also features water hazards, various bunkers, and jaw-dropping elevation changes, with each hole having five tees to suit golfers of different abilities. For example, the 18th hole offers stunning views of Lake Dillon, but don’t let that distract you from the 12 bunkers it has along the fairway!
Silverthorne Golf Courses
Raven Golf Club
This golf course is often hailed as one of the best in the country, and it is only a short journey away from Frisco along the I-70 W by Lake Dillon. The golf course design offers a number of challenges but is instantly playable for a range of golfers. It was also designed by Dana Fry and Dr. Michael Hurdzen, with the help of Tom Lehman.
Along the course you’ll find trout lakes, picturesque creeks, aspen and pine forests, impeccable greens, and rolling fairways. All of this is framed by the 13,000 foot snow-capped peaks in the background.
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