With rolling hills of forest, Soaring Mountain peaks, golden plains set under blue-marble sky and colorful swaths of desert, Colorado terrain is a fantastic canvas for global elite golf-course architect who craft the finest mountains, desert and forested courses in the nation. For all golfers of all abilities, this means unforgettable rounds of eighteen holes after one another. Adding to Colorado's attributes, lucky links, and golf is an try for the entire year in most regions particularly around Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction. Golf courses in Colorado are broken out by terrains.
Mountain-Style Colorado Golf Courses
There are many mountain golf courses in Colorado with lots of them located close to major resort towns. One golf course which gets consistent rave review is the Raven Golf club which is at Three Peaks in Silverthorne. With marvelous elevation changes from green to tee, this golf course weaves its way along ponds through aspen groves with fantastic Gore Range as its backdrop. In Eagle, west of Vail, the Golf Club and Red Sky Ranch have two marvelous courses which represent a tough test for golfers and unique glorious tee-box vistas of the Sawatch Mountains. Other Colorado mountain-style golf courses encompass Telluride Golf Club. Keeping the eye on the ball and off towering peaks which encloses this Club is the toughest challenge when a golfer is teeing off at the breathtaking course which is perched at 9,500 feet above sea level; Haymaker Golf course which is owned by Steamboat Springs city is also one of a kind and the first to achieve certification via the Audubon International Signature Program in the year 200.
Forested Golf Courses
The one of a kind landscape between Colorado Springs and Denver with Scrub-oak covered ravines and pine mesas have remained a hot golfing spot since 1981 when Jack Nicklaus designed Castle Pine Golf Club. Even though Castle pine is Private, The nearby ridge at Castle Pine North, which is a public course which has a forested back nine that is riddled with hidden hazards and blind corners encompassing a towering ponderosa pine. At the south of the Castle Rock close to the town of Larkspur, there is a Golf Club at bear dance. This Golf club was voted the Colorado's best overall Public/Resort course by the Avid Golfer Magazine.
Desert & High Plateau Links Courses
One other new course that has generated a great buzz, Four Mile Ranch Golf Club which is situated near the Canon City and Cougar Canyon Golf Links which is situated in Trinidad. Four Miles Ranch has the merit of an arid landscape which is synonymous with creating unique challenges for golfers, encompassing greens which play hide-and-seek just behind the rocky hogbacks. Besides, the green fees are very affordable in consideration to the press attention it has got from Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine, Travel + Leisure and Golf Digest. Cougar Canyon uses prairie, pinyin-juniper woodlands, and arroyos well which create a Scottish-links feel and vistas of Spanish Peaks.