Our Favorite Golf Courses in Vail

When it comes to golfing in the Vail and Eagle Valleys, each course has its own unique aspects. With beautiful views of the mountains and challenging yet satisfying courses, you won’t be disappointed wherever you go! Here are some of our favorite public golf courses in the Vail area and the reasons why we like to recommend them to our guests. 

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3 Golf Courses That We Recommend to Our Guests


Vail Golf Club

Vail Golf Club 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”. Vail Golf Club will challenge any player, beginner or elite, with its many obstacles, including bunkers and beaver ponds. 

Once you finish your round of golf, we recommend that you close out the day at the Grill on the Gore Restaurant. 

Eagle Vail Golf Club

Tucked away in the heart of the Rockies, Eagle Vail Golf Club 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 FootGolf or Fling Golf, played with a soccer ball or lacrosse-style fling stick, 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 Bar & Grill. 

Eagle Ranch Golf Club

If you are willing to go a little further down valley, you can enjoy a round of golf in small town, Eagle, CO. The majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains provide a spectacular setting for this Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course just 30 minutes from Vail. The course opened in 2001 as part of a new, master-planned residential community called Eagle Ranch. 

When you’re finished, enjoy happy hour at Bonfire Brewing or dinner at Boneyard.

Useful Tips to Consider

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have your own clubs; the pro shops offer high-quality club rentals for your tee 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 and often required.
  • 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. 

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