Hit the Links with Our Frisco Bed and Breakfast
Posted by: admin August 28th, 2014
Did you know that you could typically go a club to a club and a half longer when golfing in the Colorado high country than you could at sea level? At this elevation, the golf ball flies farther and straighter than at lower elevations, as there is less air resistance. So, amaze all of your golfing buddies with your longest drive of the year when visiting Summit County, Colorado. With 5 world-renowned courses in Summit County, and 7 courses within a 45-minute drive from our Frisco bed and breakfast, the avid golfer will find the Frisco Lodge at the center of it all!
With magnificent views in classic mountain settings, very temperate weather conditions and challenging courses for every level of golfer, Summit County golfing is an extremely popular activity during the summer months. But hurry, most courses will be closing late September/early October, so reserve your room at our Frisco bed and breakfast now and we will secure your tee time for you!
Because we are in the nature of providing useful information to our guests, the following is a list of the courses and what you can expect from them:
Breckenridge Golf Club (Closing October 5, 2014): The Town of Breckenridge can boast that it is the only municipality in the world to own a Jack Nicklaus designed 27-hole golf course. Opened in 1985, this golf course is situated in a beautiful mountain valley on the north side of Breckenridge at an elevation of 9,324 feet. This 72-par course offers three 18-hole rotations (Bear Nine, Beaver Nine & Elk Nine) that meander through mountain valleys, forests and streams with breathtaking views.
Copper Creek Golf Course (Closing September 28, 2014): Just a short drive from our Frisco bed and breakfast, the highest championship golf course in North America topping out at 9,712 feet above sea level, the Copper Creek Golf Course is a 70-par, 18-hole course designed by renowned course architects Pete and Perry Dye. This course was devised to fit into the natural alpine terrain while offering splendid views of the 10 Mile Range with a unique use of railroad tie bulkheads and elaborate mound systems to present you with thought-provoking challenges and scenic pleasures.
Keystone Ranch and River Courses (Ranch Course Closes September 28, 2014 & River Course Closes October 5, 2014): Keystone Resort is home to two 18-hole golf courses: Keystone Ranch Golf Course and The River Course at Keystone, each equipped with its own unique views and challenges. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Ranch Course (par-72) follows the links style of a traditional Scottish course on the front nine and a rolling mountain layout on the back nine. The par-71 River Course winds around the Snake River on the front nine and rolls through a lodgepole pine forest on the back nine. Hold on to your britches as the 18th hole will send shivers down your spine with its panoramic view of Lake Dillon in the distance.
Mount Massive Golf Course (Closing October 12, 2014): Located in Leadville, just a short drive from our Frisco bed and breakfast, lies America’s highest golf course (10,152 feet above sea level), Mount Massive. Perfectly situated at the base of two of Colorado’s highest mountains, Mount Massive was originally established in 1939 and welcomes players of all ages and abilities. Set in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley, this affordable and friendly course offers 9-holes as it winds its way along the edge of the San Isabel National Forest.
The Raven at Three Peaks (Closing mid-October): Widely considered one of the top courses in the country, and naturally the best mountain course in Colorado, this Tom Lehman and Hurzdan/Fry designed course features lush rolling fairways and immaculate greens surrounded by towering stands of pine and aspen trees, snow capped 13,000-foot peaks, crystal clear creeks and trout-filled lakes. This true mountain course, located just minutes from our Frisco bed and breakfast in Silverthorne, is a true mountain course that challenges golfers of all skill levels.
Vail Golf Club (Closing October 31, 2014): Highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, the Vail Golf Club features unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout amidst the White River National Forest. This par-71 course was designed and built by one of Vail’s pioneers, Ben Krueger, in 1962, and will test any golfer’s accuracy with tree-lined fairways, numerous bunkers and multiple beaver ponds. Vail’s course features 7,024 yards of golf from the longest tees. Located approximately 35-40 minutes from our Frisco bed and breakfast, the Vail Golf Club has been recognized by Golf Digest as a “Top 100 Resort Course.”
As you can see, anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes from our Frisco bed and breakfast lays a breadth of golfing experiences. You don’t have much time before the lush greens turn to groomed ski tracks and snowshoe trails, so make sure to contact the Frisco Lodge to book your lodging now … we are literally situated in the middle of everything that is golfing in the Colorado high country.