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Summer in Vail, Colorado

Golf

As the remnants of a superb winter melt away, summer has descended upon Vail and lush green golf courses and beautiful wildflowers can be seen throughout the valley.  The Vail Valley is home to eleven golf courses with more on the way, and the community has come to be known as a golfer's paradise.  

Red Sky Ranch and Red Sky Golf Club

Red Sky Ranch: www.redskyranch.com or 970/477.8400 or 800/404.3535970/477.8400
Red Sky Ranch is just a short 20-minute drive west of Vail and offers two exceptional courses at Red Sky Golf Club:

Nestled into classic Colorado mountain landscapes, the careful design for this one-of-a-kind Vail Valley treasure presents two world-class golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Red Sky Golf Club is situated on a mountain plateau with play through two distinct ecosystems - a high mountain desert and groves of Aspen trees. Invitation to Red Sky Golf Club is a privilege of Red Sky Golf Club members, guests of members or guests of Vail Resorts owned and managed lodging properties (The Lodge at Vail and Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail). For lodging and golf packages at either property call our reservations specialists at 1-877-204-7881. 

Greg Norman Course

7,556 yards as proposed, Par 72 (elevation 7,880 feet)
The first Greg Norman course in Colorado
Scheduled to open June 30, 2003

Greg Norman allows the treasures of the landscape to dictate the flow of play. Craggy rock outcroppings, twisted knots of scrub oak, rugged gulches and wildflower meadows all create a unique golf experience. The course enjoys the Vail Valley’s finest sunsets silhouetting the majesty of Castle Peak. The 24,000 square foot Member Clubhouse overlooks the Greg Norman Course. It features lunch for members only with dining available to the public in the evenings, a lounge and bar, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a full-service pro shop, member-only driving range, outdoor swimming pool, bag storage, two tennis courts and a member boardroom. Available to Members only, the Member Clubhouse opens June 14, 2003 along with nine holes of the Greg Norman Course. All 18 holes open for play beginning June 30, 2003.

Tom Fazio Course

7,140 yards, Par 72(elevation 7,650 feet)
Rated by the March 2003 issue of Golf Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Courses You Can Play"
Opened Summer 2002
Open May 2-Oct. 26, 2003

Players make their way through open sage-covered hills and dense aspen forest. Tom Fazio’s spectacular design merges dramatic vistas of Vail’s Back Bowls with a variety of terrain to gratify players of all skill levels. The dedicated 13,000 square foot Guest Clubhouse, located at the Tom Fazio Course, features a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining, a full-service pro shop, and locker rooms.

Chuck Cook Golf Academy

The Chuck Cook Golf Academy at Red Sky Golf Club is the Vail Valley's premier golf school. Academy programs feature classroom and practice area instruction, including a 350-yard double-ended practice facility and a short game area with three specialized greens as well as play on Red Sky Golf Club's Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses.

Golf Academy Programs

Private Instruction
Specialized attention allows the Chuck Cook Golf Academy instructors to customize the learning experience and maximize results.

Beaver Creek Golf Course
The course begins and ends at the edge of picturesque Beaver Creek Village, winding its way along the resort's namesake creek in between. The Beaver Creek Golf Club is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for its narrow fairways, consistently excellent playing conditions and top-notch service. 

The Beaver Creek Golf Club is open to the public from its opening in May through June 14 and from September 16 until it closes in late October. The course is available to Beaver Creek lodging guests and club members from June 15 through September 15.

Costs
June 15th-September 15th
Open only to Beaver Creek Residents and Guests
18 Holes: $160; 9 Holes: $100

September 16th-October 19th
Open to the Public
18 Holes: $80; 9 Holes: $60

To reserve tee times, please call (970) 845-5775.

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