Golf in the High Country: Roaring Fork |

Golf in the High Country: Roaring Fork

Daily News staff report

0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale, 970-704-1988


18 holes, par 72

Nicklaus/Nicklaus II

Gold – slope: 137, rating: 75.1, yards: 7455

Blue – slope: 129, rating: 72.0, yards: 6830

White – slope: 123, rating: 69.1, yards: 6181

Green – slope: 120, rating: 69.9, yards: 5342

Guests, accompanied: $133, unaccompanied: $232

7 days in advance, from 6:30 a.m.

No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required

Driving range, chipping and putting greens

Restaurant, pro shop, beverage carts

Beautiful course, one of the most scenic in Colorado with Mt. Sopris backdrop. Roaring Fork river runs through the course. A pretty straightforward signature Nicklaus course.

From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Club is on the right.

39551 Highway 82, Aspen, 970-925-2145


18 holes, par 71

Frank Hummel

Blue – slope: 126, rating: 70.5, ydg: 6432

White – slope: 118, rating: 65.5, ydg: 5579

Red – slope: 119, rating: 69.1, ydg: 5222

Gold – slope: 133, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7136

18 Holes:

$90 from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

$65 from 1-3:30 p.m.

$45 from 3:30-Close

9 Holes: $45 from 3:30-Close

Five days in advance, from 6:30

Collared shirts, appropriate golf attire required. No metal spikes.

Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, classes

Restaurant, bar, snack bar

This is a championship course that’s quite challenging with lots of water, trees and other hazards. Compared to many mountain courses it’s fairly flat, so it’s a very walkable, enjoyable course. From the back tees, the course measures 7136 yards, making it known as one of the longest municipal courses in the state.

One mile west of downtown Aspen on Highway 82

193 Sunny Acres Road, Glenwood Springs, 970-945-7086


9 holes, Par 35

Designer: Henry Hughes

Tee boxes (9 holes)

Ladies – slope: 120, rating: 69.4, ydg: 2566

Mens – slope: 112, rating: 67.3, ydg: 2947

18 holes, $32/walk; $44.50/cart

9 holes, $19/walk; $26.50/cart

Tee times: Seven days in advance from 7 a.m.

No tank tops or cutoffs. Appropriate golf attire appreciated.

Putting and chipping greens, lessons

Pro shop, restaurant

Built in 1952, this course of small undulating greens is nicknamed “The Hill” because everything’s on a slope. Not a long course, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in challenging greens and fairways.

Take I-70 to exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Turn left at 6th Street and go west until a fork in the road (1 mile). Veer right to Nonegan Road and turn right at Sunny Acres Road (about 1/2 mile).

430 Ironbridge Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, 970-384-0630


18 holes, par 72

Arthur Hills

Blue – slope: 133, rating: 71.4, ydg: 6706

White – slope: 130, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6208

Black – slope: 140, rating: 73.3, ydg: 7224

Red – ydg: 5531

Gold – ydg: 4948

Guest rate, accompanied: $85

Unaccompanied: $125

no restriction, from 8 a.m.

Traditional golf attire

Driving range, putting and chipping range

Snack bar, beverage carts, pro shop

This very new course was just named the 19th best course in Colorado by Golf Digest. They say it plays like three different course, with 9 holes along the Roaring Fork rive, 5 holes in the mountains and the remaining four links-style. With a full view of Mt. Sopris in the distance, this is a signature High Country course.

Take Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs toward Aspen about two miles. Turn right on Westbank Road. Cross the bridge and follow Westbank Road to the course.

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