Golfers rejoice! Golf season has arrived in the mountains. Beaver Creek Golf Club open this Friday, May 6th, and Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club opens Friday, May 13th.
Beaver Creek Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of the longest established golf experiences in the Vail Valley and is famously known for its narrow and challenging fairways, as well as direct views of Beaver Creek Resort and a grand opportunity to view Rocky Mountain wildlife while on course. The course ranks among Golf Digest magazine’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.”
Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is home to two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Greatest Golf Courses” and by Golfweek as the “Best Courses You Can Play,” Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio and Norman courses harness the sweeping grandeur and drama of the Colorado Rockies with views of Vail’s Back Bowls and the surrounding valley. The Fazio Course is rated the #1 golf course in Colorado by Travel & Leisure Golf, with the Norman Course holding the #2 ranking.
Stay & Play lodging packages are offered for both courses this spring, summer, and fall and give access to these exclusive fairways, making visitors’ Colorado trip an affordable escape that both seasoned veterans and aspiring novices can dig their cleats into.
Beaver Creek Golf Club’s and Red Sky Golf Club’s Stay and Play golf and lodging packages are featured through a variety of Beaver Creek properties, with packages at Beaver Creek Golf Club starting at just $126 per person May 6 through June 14, $199 June 16 through Sept. 15, and $131 Sept. 16 through Oct. 2. Red Sky Golf Club’s Stay & Play packages start at $201 per person May 13 through June 2, $238 from June 3 through Sept. 11 and $220 from Sept. 12 through Oct. 9. Stay & Play rates are based on double occupancy and include one round of golf per person. Packages are not available for groups or rounds already booked and some minimum night stay requirements may apply Friday and Saturday nights; additional restrictions may apply.
The Rendezvous Club at Beaver Creek Golf Club is open to the public and consists of a delicious and extensive menu of American cuisine created by Executive Chef Patrick McCarthy, who serves up delectable cuisine to guests throughout the winter as the notable chef of the exclusive Allie’s Cabin located on Beaver Creek Mountain.
Enjoy world-class cuisine from Executive Chef Kirk Weems at SummerThyme Restaurant located at the Guest Clubhouse, and Silver Sage, located in the member clubhouse. Silver Sage features fine dining at sunset overlooking Castle Peak and serves fresh Colorado and seasonal cuisine. Silver Sage is open to the public every night, during the summer, except Sunday and for special events. Overlooking the 18th hole of the Tom Fazio course, SummerThyme is open daily, during the summer, for lunch to guests and the public. Chef Weems brings American cuisine and a distinctly pacific flavor to Zach’s Cabin at Beaver Creek Resort in the winter months creating a mouth-watering a la carte menu.
That incomparable elegance, world-class events, and gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting that you’ve come to know at Beaver Creek in winter take on a whole new meaning in summer.
I was halfway up the trail from the base of Beaver Creek Resort, running through the aspens and gulping the air to eek out as much oxygen as possible when I had to stop. It wasn’t the elevation that gave me pause, or even the way the trail inclined.