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Golf for $55 at The River Course in Keystone when it opens May 12

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Keystone assistant golf pro Denny Weber watches his shot on Hole 7 at The River Course, with views of Buffalo Mountain in the distance. It's the signature hole on The River Course, one of two full 18s just east of the ski slopes. The club opens for the 2017 season on May 12 with 18 holes on The River Course.

Winter was long and sometimes cold, but summer is nearly here and you know what that means: High Country golf season.

This Friday, May 12, The River Course at Keystone Resort opens with a full 18 holes of golf available, according to a release from the resort. Keystone's second course, Keystone Ranch, opens for the season on May 26.

Designed by Hurdzan-Fry, The River Course (par 71) is open May 12 to Oct. 8. Early season rates are available through June 1. Pricing for a round of nine is $55 and a round of 18 is $95, including cart, practice facilities and range balls. Oh yes, the range is also open. (The range at the Raven at Three Peaks in Silverthorne, along with a full 18 holes, has been open since May 5.)

Golf rates at Keystone include nine-, 18- and 36-hole rates, twilight rates, numerous season passes, memberships and junior rates. For additional information, including booking a tee time, visit GolfKeystone.com or call 800-464-3494.

The River Course at Keystone, found along the banks of the Snake River, won accolades from Golf Digest in 2016 as one of the five best golf resorts in the Rockies and High Plains region, the resort release continued. It's one of "two authentic and distinct courses in one idyllic Rocky Mountain setting" at Keystone, according to the release, and features magnificent views, impressive elevations changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge golfers of all abilities.

Opening on Friday, May 26, the Keystone Ranch Golf Course is the site of the 2017 Colorado Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the par 72 course mixes link-style play on the front nine and rolling, mountainous terrain on the back nine. This classic mountain golf course "winds through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake," the release said.

Golf season, engage

This weekend marks the true start of golf season in Summit County, with at least nine holes available at Keystone Golf Club, Breckenridge Golf Course and the Raven at Three Peaks in Silverthorne. Check back in with the Summit Daily on Saturday this week for a complete rundown of local golf courses, including early season rates ($55 for a full 18 at Raven!) and off-season upgrades (new GPS-equipped cart fleet at Breck!). It’s good to be back.