Where do the locals go for some great action? With at least thirteen options to pick from, no matter which you decide to knock some balls around on, it will not disappoint you.
One excellent location, and local favorite, Patty Jewett Golf Course, holds the distinction of being the 3rd oldest west of the Mississippi. After all, it has been providing access to golfers since 1898. Colorado Springs purchased the course in 1919.
From the moment you arrive at the entrance’s wrought-iron gate to the narrow road drive flanked with 100-year-old trees, you will feel the elegance you are about to embark upon.
This par 72, 18-hole course will give even the best of the best a run. After battling out on the course, pick up some of the latest fashion accessories at the golf shop, or relax with a nice cold beverage at the Patty Jewett Bar & Grill. Do not forget your camera, as some of the most exquisite views of Pikes Peak can be found here.
Pine Creek Golf Club provides a unique style course. The first nine holes are canyon-style, while the other nine are American-style. Grasslands and creek beds will tempt your ball at holes 15-18.
Richard Phelps designed Pine Creek Golf Club’s course, which winds its way through Pine Creek Valley. Enjoy a backdrop of Pikes Peak, the Colorado Springs skyline, and the Front Range.
While at Pine Creek Golf Club, enjoy some practice on the green, pick up some gear in the gift shop, or sit down for an after-game meal in the restaurant that will provide you with a fantastic view of Pikes Peak. Oh, do not forget to enjoy the free Wi-Fi if you need to check your email.
Should you have accommodations at The Broadmoor, or are a guest of a member, then head to two golf courses known throughout the world and nestled in the foothills of Cheyenne Mountain.
These two courses have seen their fair share of national tournaments, not to mention, have been graced by celebrities, politicians, and Presidents.
You will be delighted by the tree-lined fairways awaiting you at The Broadmoor’s East Course. The terrain is challenging, while the course provides incredible mountain vistas. This course is incredibly challenging due to the large trees, so remember, putts break away from the mountains.
Jack Nicklaus had his first major win at this course back in 1959 when he played in the U.S. Amateur. This course was also where Annika Sorenstam earned her first major title. Imagine playing 18 holes where some of the biggest names in Golf have walked.
If hazards are your thing, then the West Course at The Broadmoor will not disappoint. Doglegs and greens that are angled steeply await your golf ball as you enjoy some of the most remarkable views of Colorado Springs.
Do not let those views distract you. Just because the West Course looks like something you would see in a magazine, or hanging on your office wall, the course is exceptionally challenging.