Top Golf Courses

Top Golf Courses

  • Maureen Lathrop
  • 10/17/22

At the base of the Rockies, nestled among evergreens and aspens, you'll find Summit County, Colorado. Home to world-class skiing, hiking, and biking trails, as well as a vibrant downtown area with abundant shopping and dining amenities, Summit County offers its lucky residents the very best of resort-style living. And with a variety of real estate options, ranging from luxury ski chalets to cozy mountain cabins, you can rest assured that your dream home is waiting for you in this stunning Colorado neighborhood.

Perhaps most importantly, however, any golfer worth their club knows that Summit County is the ultimate destination for a golf getaway. Boasting multiple world-class courses nestled among the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, it's no wonder that Summit County has been named one of the top golf destinations in the country. But what makes Summit County truly special is its amazing array of golf amenities. From private clubhouses to on-course dining, you’ll be sure to find your niche at one of the renowned country clubs in the area.

So whether you're looking for a primary residence or a vacation home that will provide endless opportunities to sharpen your golf skills, investing in Summit County real estate is certainly worth your consideration. To help inform your decision, we’ve outlined the top four golf courses in Summit County. So keep reading to learn about the unique features and amenities that make each of these elevated courses so special!

Breckenridge Golf Club

Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Golf Club
Founded in 1985 and nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge Golf Club is a truly unique destination for golfers of all skill levels. Voted one of the top ten courses in Colorado, Breckenridge offers three distinct 9-hole courses, each designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus Signature team. This outstanding club has also been recognized as one of the best "Upscale Places To Play" by Golf Digest and one of the "Top 50 Municipal Courses" in the country by Golfweek. Standing at an elevation of 9,324 feet, golf balls meet less air resistance, enabling them to fly farther and straighter. From the Bear's challenging terrain to the Elk's stunning views, Breckenridge offers a range of different challenge levels. In addition to its championship-caliber golf, Breckenridge is also home to a rich history as a former mining encampment. Today, visitors can enjoy all the amenities of a modern resort town while still experiencing the Old West charm that makes Breckenridge so special.

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Photo courtesy of Raven Golf Club
The Raven Golf Club in Summit County, Colorado, is a must-play for any golf enthusiast. Designed by Hurdzan/Fry and Tom Lehman, the course weaves through stunning pine and aspen trees with perfectly manicured greens. The creeks and lakes are pristine, and the snow-capped mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop. Additionally, the club is well equipped to host events, and the professional golf staff is readily available to anyone who needs support organizing their own tournament or group outing. Offering mouthwatering seasonal dishes at the Three Peaks Bar and Grill, the club is a great destination for anyone looking to enjoy a tasty brunch, lunch, or dinner after playing a challenging round.

Keystone Ranch Golf Course

Photo courtesy of Keystone Ranch Golf Course 
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the par-72 course at Keystone Ranch weaves its way through nine acres of beautiful Lake Dillon, sage meadows, and towering pines. Recognized as one of the Best Golf Resorts in America by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, the intense elevation drops (194 feet on the 16th hole, for example) ensure you'll be challenged on this course.
Guests will feel like they're stepping back in time as they tee off on one of the many historic buildings scattered throughout the course — some of which date back to the early 1900s when the property was still a working ranch. In addition to its incredible golf amenities, the club also offers private golf lessons from PGA professionals and free tennis and yoga classes for guests. And with membership, guests can enjoy unlimited golf, dedicated member-free times, and discounts at the resort's restaurants and retail destinations. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time visitor, the Keystone Ranch Course is sure to exceed your expectations. The stunning views of snow-capped mountains in the distance are the cherry on top!

Keystone River Golf Course

The most popular golf course in the area, Keystone River Course, opened in May 2022 and is a par-71 course located at the Keystone Resort. Combining river views with terrain that meanders through a lodgepole pine forest, this is a course with views that’ll take your breath away. On top of the views, wildlife tends to visit this course, so keep your eyes peeled, and you may just catch a glimpse of a wild animal.

This 18-hole course also offers lessons, so no matter your expertise level, you’ll find a way to enjoy any day on the Keystone River Golf Course. And if you’re interested in booking your stay with the resort, your dreamy accommodations will include free tennis and yoga classes as well.

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There's no doubt that golf lovers will find plenty to love about Summit County, Colorado. With world-class amenities and breathtaking views, it's the perfect place to live an active, outdoor lifestyle. And with so many championship courses to choose from, golfers of all skill levels will find a perfect course. Summit County is also home to some of the most breathtaking mountain architecture in the world. From luxurious ski lodges to elegant mountain homes, the buildings in this area are truly one-of-a-kind. And while the architecture here is truly unique, it also blends perfectly with the natural landscape. The result is a feeling of luxury and sophistication that can be found nowhere else.

If you're looking for a place to call home that blends refinement and relaxation, Summit County is the perfect destination. Our experienced real estate team would be honored to help you find the perfect property in this special corner of the world. Contact Colorado Mountain Living today and let Maureen Lathrop and Joe Alvine help you find the perfect houses for sale in Summit County. We look forward to hearing from you!

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