Cuvée’s Ultimate Colorado Golf Guide
As you are making your plans to travel this spring and summer to stay at one of Cuvée’s fabulous Colorado luxury rentals, you might want to consider playing at a few of our favorite golf courses. Need help securing a tee-time at one of the more exclusive clubs? Your dedicated Cuvée on-site Experience Curators would be happy to help. We can even arrange private lessons from the top golf instructors in Colorado followed by refreshments and a gourmet lunch.
Colorado boasts an immaculate collection of golf courses with stunning Rocky Mountain views, crisp air and sunny weather. You can also expect your shots to fly ten percent further in the increased elevation! As far as golf goes, it doesn’t get much better than Colorado, which features some of the top courses in the country. Here, we feature a few of Cuvée’s favorite courses in the Vail Valley, Aspen and Colorado Springs.
TOP COURSES IN THE VAIL VALLEY
This private, membership-only course is rated by Golf Digest as one of the “Best 20 Golf Resorts” and #1 and #2 courses in Colorado by Travel & Leisure Golf. Two distinctly different courses, designed by Greg Norman and Tom Fazio, weave through 800 acres of rustic ranchlands peppered with sage bushes, aspen groves and spectacular mountain vistas.
Situated on 1,100 acres of ranch land and mountain wilderness in the Vail Valley, Frost Creek delivers a genuine Colorado golf experience. The cornerstone of Frost Creek is a 285-acre, members-only golf course that features eight man-made lakes, a driving range and practice chipping and putting areas. Ten holes play around or are adjacent to water. One of Tom Weiskopf’s marquis courses, the highly reviewed and highly playable course meanders through the fertile Brush Creek Valley with 18 statement holes that will delight even the most seasoned golfers.
The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Spend your afternoon taking swings at this course, which is known and respected for its long, narrow, challenging fairways and stunning scenery.
Surrounded by magnificent views of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail Golf Club’s 18-hole course boasts unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout. This course has been recognized by Golf Digest as a “Top 100 Resort Course” and is thought by many as one of the best courses in the Vail Valley. Grab lunch after your round at the Grill on the Gore restaurant for après golf dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
BEST PLACES TO PLAY IN ASPEN
The 18-hole Snowmass Club Golf Course was designed by award-winning golf course architect, Jim Engh. The 6,986 yard semi-private course includes a learning center, practice area and golf clubhouse featuring the Black Saddle Bar and Grille, a full service restaurant and bar. With five sets of tee boxes at each hole and a truly unique design, golfers of all abilities will enjoy play that is as fun as it is challenging.
The Aspen Golf Club is located two miles from downtown Aspen. With seven combination sets of tees, the course accommodates all levels of play. One of its unmistakable traits is water being featured on almost every hole. This championship course is complete with a PGA award-winning golf shop, a state-of-the-art golf academy with practice area, a full service restaurant and lushly-appointed locker rooms.
This Jack Nicklaus-signature design offers an exciting variety of classic golf experiences – traditional small greens, tight approaches, changing elevations, fine bent grass tees and greens and stunning beauty. The first five holes play through pristine wetlands and crystal clear lakes teeming with trout. Five additional holes play on or near the fast moving waters of the Roaring Fork River, or along Spring Creek.
TOP-RATED COLORADO SPRINGS COURSE
The Broadmoor consists of three iconic 18-hole courses designed by golf legends including Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Arnold Palmer and Nicklaus Design. Located in the gorgeous setting of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor Golf Club is consistently ranked among the best course in the world and has hosted many national tournaments such as the US Women’s Open and PGA Cup Matches. Enjoy stunning mountain views and you experience the challenging yet exciting terrain. After your round, be sure to grab lunch at the at the Broadmoor’s Golf Club Dining Room which features sandwiches, specialty burgers and other clubhouse classics.
WHERE TO STAY IN COLORADO
THE ARRABELLE CHALET | VAIL, COLORADO
This European-styled residence located in the heart of Vail Square. Just steps from the Gondola, it is arguably the best ski-in/ski-out location in the Village. Guests enjoy full access to The Arrabelle resort’s services, spa and workout facilities, including a rooftop hot tub. Fully-equipped chef’s style kitchen. Custom-made wine cave. 5 Bedroom Suites.
THE WEST WING | BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Majestic two-story penthouse located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch with unparalleled views of the ski slopes and stunning décor. Enjoy a ski-in/ski-out location with full access to the luxury perks of The Ritz-Carlton, including award-winning restaurants, hot tubs, a spa and fitness center with four-seasons pool, and a whole lot more. 4 Bedroom Suites.
FOUR PEAKS ESTATE | ASPEN, COLORADO
Incredible 5 bedroom estate situated in the prestigious, gated residential community of Starwood ideally located between downtown Aspen and Snowmass. The private estate sits on 2.98 acres and features over 13,000 sq. ft. of luxuriously appointed furnishings and decor, and has unobstructed views of all four Aspen mountain peaks.
THE BROADMOOR ESTATE HOUSE | COLORADO SPRING, COLORADO
Experience the romance and adventure of the American West in the luxury of the unmatched Broadmoor Estate House, where history underlies palatial grandeur with top-notch modern services. Guests staying at the Estate House will delight in the top-notch services available at The Broadmoor and its tranquil spa, including a plethora of pools (infinity, spa, whirlpool, and lap pool) fitness center, boats and canoeing, a fitness club, and a tennis club rated as one of the top ten tennis resorts in the country. 5 Bedroom Suites.