The US state of Colorado is home to the world-famous ski resorts and, of course, the Colorado Rockies. No wonder, with the cool mountain air and pine trees-lined picturesque scenery, Colorado is among the best places to have golf courses (and to play there). And if you are done with golf, maybe you could do some slalom at the nearby ski resorts there.
Here are some of the top Colorado mountain golf courses where you can go and enjoy golfing:
Beaver Creek Golf Club
The Beaver Creek Golf Club is located along the slopes of the Beaver Creek Mountain known for its challenging golf courses and spectacular scenery. It is one of the oldest and most established golf clubs in the Vail Valley.
The Club at Cordillera
This luxury golf club boasts four golf courses, each with its distinct qualities and elevation that makes golfing more challenging. But definitely, the beautiful surrounding scenery will make the play less stressful.
Eagle Ranch Golf Course
Located in the small town of Eagle, Colorado, this golf club was also built as part of the posh residential community of Eagle Ranch. When you are hitting for the holes at the Eagle Ranch Golf Course, the Colorado Rockies provide a stunning backdrop, making everything much more appealing and amazing.
Haymaker Golf Course
Haymaker Golf Course is located in the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It used to be a ranch area, which was later turned into a 230-acre Scotland-inspired golf course (think of the rolling hills!).
Located in Glenwood Springs, this 18-hole mountain golf course sits south of Glenwood Canyon. It has a 7224-yard area that features a 495-foot increase in elevation all the way from the pro shop up to the twelfth tee.
Pole Creek Golf Club
The Pole Creek Golf Club is just a 90-minute drive from Denver, but it is situated at 8,600ft above sea level and located at the north part of the Winter Park ski resort. The “Ridge 9” course is considered to be the most challenging but also most spectacular among all the other courses of this golf club.
Raven Golf Club
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks in the town of Silverthorne, Colorado, is a complete transformation from the previous Eagle’s Nest Golf Course. The improved design consists of lush, green, rolling fairways surrounded by tall pine and aspen trees, snow-capped mountains, creeks, and lakes. The new golf course is still challenging but playable.
Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
The Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course is not too far from the Denver International Airport. Designed by Jim Engh (who was also responsible for designing the Sanctuary Golf Course), it boasts extreme elevation changes, lush surroundings, rolling fairways, and spectacular views.
Red Sky Ranch
The Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club features two courses: the Norman and Fazio courses. They offer a variety of terrains for players of all skill levels. The fairway is surrounded by lush hills and forests and a highland lake.
You have to cough up a $195 fee to become a guest and hit at the greens of the Summit Course at Cordillera. But this golf course and resort, owned by the famous Jack Nicklaus, is worth the price. It takes golfing into new heights, literally, as it is nestled on the mountaintop, towering over the Vail Valley (elevation at 9,000 feet!), making it one of the most dramatic golfing sites in the world.
Colorado truly has amazing golf courses that provide astonishing views while playing. If you want to know about more golf courses in Colorado, here is a good read that can help: Spectacular Golf of Colorado: An Exclusive Collection of Great Golf Holes in Colorado.