Visit Colorado’s Best Golf Resorts

By Ryan Watson

Colorado has long been known as the center of America’s winter sports, with quaint mountain towns and ski resorts dotted throughout the Rocky Mountain State. But Colorado has also become home to some of the best mountain golf in North America, and remains a perfect destination for a golf getaway. The following are the best golf resorts in Colorado.

Telluride Ski Resort

136 Country Club Dr.
Mountain Village, CO 81435

Don’t let the name fool you, Telluride is home to some pristine golf even if it remains best known for the white stuff rather than greens and fairways. Tom Watson designed most of the course, though later disagreements led to him removing his name from the project. However, the course remains challenging and the views stunning, as you tee off from over 9,000 feet and marvel at towering peaks all around you. Expect long holes and stunning elevation changes on this memorable course.

The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd.
Avon, CO 81620

The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch provides a luxurious experience to all its visitors. It also enjoys access to several of the region’s best courses, including both the Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses at the Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club. Both courses are kept in immaculate condition with views to match. The Ritz Carlton also provides access to the renowned Beaver Creek Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Beaver Creek is routinely listed as one of America’s most scenic courses and it’s easy to see why.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is home to Pete Dye’s first Colorado course at the formerly private Country Club of Colorado. This course is not to be trifled with, and plays like a Dye classic. Golfers should expect narrow fairways and fast greens, as well as water in the form of mountain springs and a natural lake. All of this with beautiful mountain vistas makes for an excellent round of golf.

Keystone Resort

100 Dercum Square
Keystone, CO 80435

Keystone Resort is another destination best known for skiing, but those venturing out in the summer months can play some thrilling golf. The main draw is the Ranch Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course is built on an early ranch with some of the original buildings now making for an interesting course. The course is known for its use of water and strategic bunkering. Another course, dubbed the River Course, is also available and follows a course along the Snake River. Both courses are beautiful and make use of stunning elevation changes.

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Colorado’s best known resort, the Broadmoor, attempts to bring a little bit of the Alps to the Rockies with an Od World design. The courses feature hybrid Donald Ross/Robert Trent Jones designed East and West courses, originally 2 separate courses that are now mixed together. In addition to the East and West courses, the Mountain course has generated a lot of buzz. That course was first designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, before having a partial redesign in 2006 from Jack Nicklaus. What you end up with are 3 championship caliber courses in a beautiful and luxurious setting that will keep the whole family happy.

About the Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.