Unseasonably warm temperatures have led to a decidedly happy climate throughout the many communities that make up Summit County. Not only that, but it also means that the vibrant green fairways have been made available to enthusiasts nearly two weeks earlier than last year.
This is great news for those looking to squeeze in as much time on the fairway as possible while the season allows it. Best of all, 3 out of 5 of Summit County’s supremely popular courses have already opened – all except for Keystone Ranch Golf Course and Copper Creek Golf Course, expected to open by May 26th and June 9th respectively.
With this mind, let’s take a look at each one of Breckenridge’s and Summit County’s selection of world-class courses. Then it’s up to you to get out and enjoy each one!
Breckenridge Golf Club (OPEN NOW)
Breckenridge Golf Club is actually made up three separate 9-hole courses, first opening in 1987. These three courses are: the Bear Course, the Beaver Course & the Elk Course, all three Jack Nicklaus signature courses.
It’s not uncommon to spot a wide range of wildlife including the beavers, elk and even bears that have earned each celebrated course its name. Each game is played in the supremely breathtaking view of the towering Ten-Mile mountain range.
Keystone Ranch Golf Course (OPEN MAY 26)
One of two courses in the community of Keystone, the ranch’s most notably feature is the impressive 9-acre lake. The course was the brainchild of celebrated designer Robert Trent JR. and can be found just off Keystone Ranch Road.
When your rounds finished, why not cap it off with lunch or a quick cocktail on the clubhouse's patio!
The River Course at Keystone (OPEN NOW)
Designed by Dr. Michael Hudzan and Dana Fry, the River Course features several changes in elevation, as well as numerous strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. One hole even features a stunning 194-foot elevation drop.
Don’t be intimidated though – each hole includes 5 sets of tees to accommodate each skill level. So, whether you are a novice or pro, you can still enjoy an enjoyable round of golf in full view of beautiful Lake Dillon in the background.
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks (OPEN NOW)
Raven Golf Club has the distinction of being ranked both the #1 golf experience in Colorado by Avid Golfer, a top 10-course in the entirely of the US by Golf Magazine. It’s not hard to see why. The Tom Lehman and Hudzan/Fry-design course is surrounded by towering pines and aspen forests, with thrilling 1300-foot snow-capped mountain peaks jutting out into the horizon.
The one-of-a-kind surrounding make for a golf experience unlike any other.
Copper Creek Golf Course (OPEN JUNE 9)
Few course offer as varied a landscape as Copper Creek. The entire course boasts incredible views of the iconic Ten-Mile mountain range. The first 9 holes wind majestically through beautiful alpine landscape with rolling emerald hills, while the back 9 cuts back through a lush forest with remnants of a historic 19th century mining town. It’s a truly unique golf experience.
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