When it comes to golfing in the Vail and Eagle Valleys, each course has its own unique aspects. With beautiful views of the Gore Range and challenging, yet satisfying courses, you won’t be disappointed wherever you go! Here are some of our favorite public courses and why we recommend them for our guests.
This golf course is home to some of the most beautiful views in Vail, including parts of the Gore Range and the White River National Forest. The course consists of 18 holes, with 6,766 yards of golfing and a par of 71 overall. According to Golf Digest, this course is a “Top 100 Resort Course”. From beginner to elite, this course will challenge any player with its many obstacles, including bunkers and beaver ponds. Once you finish your round of golf, finish up the day at the Grill on the Gore.
Tucked away in the heart of the Rockies, this is another favorite course in the valley, only 5 minutes from Vail. It also has 18 holes, a par of 71, many obstacles, and is challenging for any level. Plus, you will see some amazing mountain views on the hillier Eagle Vail Course. In addition to the main course, the club also offers the Willow Creek Par 3 Course. The Willow Creek course is a 9-hole course perfect for families or beginners. You can also play Foot Golf or Fling Golf, played with a soccer ball or lacrosse-style flingstick, at the Willow Creek Course. The options for group or family fun are plentiful! Ready for après golf after playing either course? Head over to the Whiskey Hill Golf Grill.
If you are willing to go a little further down valley, you will find some of the best golf courses in Colorado in Wolcott. According to Golf Digest, Red Sky Ranch’s Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses are among the top 100 courses to play in America. Both the Fazio and Norman courses consist of 18 holes, a par of 72, and amazing views of forests and mountains. On some of the holes, you may even see the back bowls of Vail Mountain. Plan accordingly, the guest course alternates with the member course daily. When you’re finished, you won’t want to miss the beautiful red sky sunset at the Guest Clubhouse for dinner!
- Don’t worry if you don’t have your own clubs, the pro shops can provide you with high-quality club rentals for your tee time. (Covid-19 update: most courses are not providing rentals at this time)
- Plan ahead if you have a specific tee time you’d like to schedule. Tee times do fill up.
- Golf carts are available to rent.
- If you are interested in playing a semi-private course like the Sonnenalp Golf Course or one of the Cordillera courses, please contact our concierge for more information.