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May 4, 2012
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Keystone River Course open, ready for play

As winter quickly clears in the High Country the Keystone River Course is scheduled to open today with the course's front nine available for play.

This marks the earliest-ever opening event for the 18-hole course, which is oriented around the Snake River and surrounded by mountains with spectacular views of Dillon Reservoir.

The River Course will open Saturday with the front nine holes ready for play, which guests are welcome to double up on for a complete round. Early season rates for guests are $40 for nine holes and $55 for 18, which includes cart rental and practice balls. The River's back nine will open as weather and conditions permit.

"The lack of spring snow will allow golfers to get out three weeks earlier than last year for their first birdie," said Keystone director of golf Steve Corneillier. "Early season conditions will provide a lot of fun and an opportunity to get out and strike that ball early."

Course amenities for this weekend will include a fully stocked beverage cart with sandwiches for lunch. Tee times may be booked online at www.keystoneresort.com or by calling (800) 464-3494.

The River Course joins The Raven at Three Peaks, which has opened 18 holes, and Breckenridge Golf Cub, which plans to open the Elk Nine today.

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The Summit Daily Updated May 4, 2012 09:53PM Published May 4, 2012 09:49PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.