Courses offer spectacular views of the
Rocky Mountains and/or the Downtown
Denver skyline. Be forewarned—the scenery
of these 18-hole courses definitely presents a
distraction to your game!
Castle Pines Golf Club was the home
of The International, a PGA tour event,
from 1986 – 2006. Located just south of
the Denver Metro area, this private course
offers 18 holes of rolling greens, sculpted
bunkers, mature oaks and ponderosa pines.
The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Consistently ranked as one of the best
courses in the state with a par of 72 over
7,013 yards, Castle Pines GC also offers a
driving range and in-house pro. Golf Digest
ranks this course as the number one course
in Colorado for 2013-2014.
Cherry Hills Golf Club in Cherry Hills
Village is Golf Digest’s runner up for Colorado’s top course. Cherry Hills GC has
hosted eight USGA competitions as well
as two PGA Championships. With its close
proximity to Downtown Denver, this private
par 72, 18-hole course of 7,466 yards also
offers a driving range. Playing amid views
of the Rocky Mountains and the Downtown
Denver skyline make this challenging course
even more entertaining.
The Golf Club at Ravena is in the suburb of
Littleton. Just a short drive from Downtown,
Ravena offers views of the Pike National
Forest and is set amid the Red Rocks of
Waterton Canyon. This 7,263 yard private
course’s par is 71 and ranks number 17 on
Golf Digest’s top golf venues in Colorado.
The Ridge at Castle Pines North, in Castle
Rock, is one of the area’s best public courses.
In addition to the par 71 18-hole course, The
Ridge offers an event center for weddings, a
bar and grill and a pro-style shop.
Colorado National Golf Club (CNGC)
is just north of Denver in Erie, CO. This
course of rolling hills offers views of Longs
Peak and Mount Meeker. CNGC is the
home course for the University of Colorado’s golf teams and hosts NCAA events.
In addition to the public course, CNGC is
home to a clubhouse, an outdoor patio, a
private dining room and an indoor practice
facility for weddings and corporate events.
Hyland Hills, home of the Greg Mastronia
golf courses, is a public course offering
events such as Ladies’ Night Out, Couples’
Nights and Family Golf Nights. Additional
amenities include the Golf Shop, a practice
facility, and Ciancio’s Restaurant, complete
with AV equipment including overhead
projector, microphones and sound system to
help make your corporate event or wedding
even more memorable.
Park Hill Golf Club isn’t the most challenging course, but its fairly flat terrain
makes it a great choice for seniors or those
new to golf. Hazards include bunkers and a
lake. In addition, Park Hill Golf Club boasts
one of the largest driving ranges in the state,
with 80 grass hitting stations, three putting
and chipping areas, a large putting green
and an indoor turf hitting area. A learning
center, wedding and event hosting, a pro
shop, a restaurant, a snack bar and a cocktail
bar cover all of your needs.
The Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel is an
Arnold Palmer-designed public course
offering Stay and Play packages. Water on
half of the holes and deep bunkers make
this a challenging course. Practice facilities,
a pro shop, drink carts, Out of Bounds Bar
and Grill and on-site accommodations make
The Lone Tree one of Denver’s top golf
Even though Denver offers champion-ship-caliber golfing, take advantage of your
stay in Colorado and treat yourself to golf
in the mountains. The higher altitudes come
with thin air, which allows your ball to
travel farther than at sea level. Take a day
or overnight trip to a nearby Rocky Mountain ski resort for the ultimate summer golf
experience. Views of snow-capped 13,000
and 14,000 foot mountains, aspen forests,
a wide variety of wildlife and challenging
golf courses make the drive worth the
Home to world-class skiing in the winters,
summers in Summit County are for golf.
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is
located in Silverthorne, CO, just an hour
from Denver. At over 9,000 feet in elevation, The Raven offers golfing with pine
and aspen, trout filled lakes and breathtaking views of 13,000-foot peaks. The
Raven has on-site event planning staff
to plan weddings and corporate events
in their dining room or patio, in addition to a Pro Shop, practice facilities and
The Grill for weekend breakfasts, daily
lunches and weekend dinners.
Keystone is home to two courses,
the Keystone Ranch Course and the
Keystone River Course. The River
Course features both the Golf Shop
and The Grill. The River Course offers
elevation drops of nearly 200 feet as
well as views of Lake Dillon, mountain
peaks and wildlife. The family-friendly
Keystone Resort is one of Colorado’s
best golf destinations.
Nestled between Vail and Beaver Creek
Mountain Ski Resorts, you’ll find Red
Sky Ranch and Golf Club. Two courses,
the Fazio Course and the Norman
Course, include dense aspen forest,
craggy rock outcroppings, wildflower
meadows, sage-covered hills, and views
of Castle Peak and a highland lake. Two
dining options for guests and members,
“stay and play” packages, and Red Sky
Golf Academy complete this golf destination’s amenities.
Another world-class skiing destination,
Telluride also offers unique golfing
experiences. This mountain resort is
surrounded by more mountains than
any other course in the United States.
Telluride Ski Resort is also an Audubon
International Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, meeting strict criteria
for habitat protection, water conservation, water quality management,
reduced chemical use and biodiversity
conservation. Other attractions include
dining, shopping, spas, festivals and eco
adventures in and around Telluride.