Golf in Summit County
By Nicole DeCesare / April 13, 2021 / Updated April 19, 2023
“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”
– Bobby Jones
There are many reasons why we play the beautiful game of golf: stress relief, the mental game, character building, socializing, or maybe it’s the connection between the game and everyday life that golf legend Bobby Jones highlighted so long ago. Whatever keeps you coming back, you can be sure to find it on the golf courses of Breckenridge and the surrounding county. As the snow melts, the spring sun shines through, and golf season in Breckenridge ramps up in a big way. The golf courses in and around Breckenridge offer unparalleled natural beauty and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. You can read more about the area courses below; however, the best way to discover golf in the high country is to book a tee time and experience it yourself.
Breckenridge Golf Club
Located just a few miles north of Main Street, this is the only golf course in the Town of Breckenridge. Often included in the annual top 20 courses in Colorado and built on an old mining encampment, the Breckenridge Golf Club offers a truly unique golf experience. The course consists of three unique 9-hole courses designed by the Jack Nicklaus Signature team. With incredible panoramic views of the Rockies at over 9,000 feet in elevation, playing a round of golf here is a must, even for casual fans of the game. You can book a tee time or learn more here.
Keystone Golf Courses
Great golf in a spectacular mountain setting; Keystone is a world-class golf destination. Located about 15 miles northeast of Breckenridge, Keystone offers two championship 18-hole golf courses. The River Course, designed by Dr. Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry, provides a golf outing. Dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views of Lake Dillon are the signatures of the River Course.
The Ranch Course is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course. Locals and golf fanatics view this course as the crown jewel of Summit County golf. The challenge of the links-style course design on the front nine and the unique setting of a mountain valley for the back nine all make for a golf outing you will not soon forget. To learn more about both courses and to book a tee time please click here.
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is considered one of the top courses in the country, boasting spectacular views, lush rolling fairways, immaculate greens surrounded by towering stands of pine and aspen, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear creeks, and trout-filled lakes. Avid Golfer magazine has ranked The Raven as the #1 golf experience in Colorado! The challenging yet eminently playable Tom Lehman and Hurdzan/Fry golf design is something you must experience for yourself. Learn more or book a tee time here.
Copper Creek Golf Course
Arguably the most affordable golf outing in Summit County, Copper Creek is a mountain golf experience you must enjoy for yourself. Located at the base of Copper Mountain with spectacular views of the Tenmile Mountain range, Copper Creek is an 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye. This Pete Dye course boasts the highest tee box in America at just over 9,800 feet; you can expect copious amounts of bunkers. To book this unique golf outing, click here.
Breckenridge and surrounding Summit County are home to world-class golf courses. With course designs from legends like Jack Nicklaus to Pete Dye, Breckenridge and Summit County have a golf outing to suit your golf style and, most importantly, your golf budget.
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