Ranch Course at Keystone Resort open for play with $55 green fees
Sure, it’s a cheesy cliché, but with the opening of the Ranch Course Friday, the golf scene at Keystone’s two courses is truly in full swing. The Ranch Course joins the River Course, bringing the club’s grand total to 36 holes — the only such facility in Summit County.
The Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed Ranch Course follows a legendary, links-style Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a mountain valley layout with narrow corridors and tree-lined fairways.
The par-72 course is set on historic ranchland, where original structures lend a sense of nostalgia to stunning alpine vistas.
Golf rates on both courses start at $55 for the entire season. To reserve a tee time, call 970-496-1449 or visit http://www.golfkeystone.com
The Ranch and River courses are made for all abilities. Sitting at an elevation of 9,280 feet, the courses wind and weave along the Snake River at the base of Keystone.
Along with 18 holes, the Ranch Course is home to the Ranch Clubhouse, where guests enjoy breathtaking views and full-service facilities, including locker rooms, a professionally stocked golf shop and the Keystone Ranch Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, après snacks and drinks daily.
The Keystone Ranch Restaurant was awarded AAA’s Four Diamond classification and features a stunning sitting room with dining room, as well as a wide-open deck overlooking the course’s back nine, providing one of the best sunset views in Summit County.
GOLF IN THE FAMILY
Keystone Resort offers a slew of golf programs and clinics, including private lessons with PGA teaching professionals, Ladies Play Days, group clinics and junior programs.
Weekly programs give golfers dozens of opportunities to hit the links throughout the summer, including free nightly junior golf for anyone 17 and younger.
Families or golf newcomers can take advantage of “Time for Nine” rates and SNAG, short for Starting New at Golf, a development program designed for new players, both children and adults alike. It’s a fun and easy program that begins at just $15 per family, including equipment.
For golf vets, River Course memberships are currently available. Much like a country club, membership perks include unlimited golf at the River Course and Ranch Course, dedicated member tee times on weekends and holidays, year-round member events, family-focused activities, access to the Keystone Spa and Tennis Center, and more.
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