Summit golf depends on melting snow |

Summit golf depends on melting snow

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Summit County, CO Colorado

Breckenridge Golf Club, May 24

Copper Creek Golf Club, early June

Keystone Ranch Golf Course, June 6

River Course at Keystone, May 23

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, May 23


SUMMIT COUNTY ” County golf courses anticipate opening near Memorial Day as lingering snow continues to melt.

At Breckenridge Golf Club, greens of the Bear, Beaver and Elk nines are uncovered but “so much snow” remains on the courses, said head golf professional Erroll Miller on Tuesday.

Miller said crews are raking, vacuuming and “getting bunkers back into shape” as the club hopes to open the courses ” or at least one of them ” May 24. Last year they opened before Memorial Day, the annual target.

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks superintendent Trevor Broersma said snow pushed back the course’s typical May 15 opening date now estimated for May 23.

The Keystone Ranch Golf Course is scheduled to open June 6 and the River Course at Keystone is planned for May 23, according to the Keystone Resort Web site at

At Copper Creek Golf Club, snowblowers are at work toward a potential opening the first week in June.

“We always shoot for early June; we haven’t released an opening date yet,” said Copper Creek public relations manager Lauren Pelletreau.

She said golf at 9,600 feet is not an exact science, as much depends on the weather.

The National Weather Service predicts slight chances of snow or rain countywide the rest of this week.

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