The only Jack Nicklaus signature municipal golf course in North America. This pictured green is surrounded by a beaver dam--with active beavers that repeatedly block the stream. Three rotating nines are used to spread play. Discount for online booking. 970-453-9104 www.breckenridgegolfclub.com
The "Highest 18 Hole Golf Course in North America" is the Copper Creek course at Copper Mountain Resort. Designed by Pete and Perry Dye, one tee box set on a ski slope is the absolute highest at 9,863 feet of elevation
High above the popular ski village, the first fairways are carved through lodgepole pines. Then the Robert Trent Jones II course spreads through former cattle ranch land with the old barns still in place.
With the clubhouse and elevated tee box starting along the Snake River near the ski area, the Hurdzan-Fry designed course climbs uphill fast. From the top golfers can view Lake Dillon and the mountains before fairways plunge back to the finish. 970-496-1488
The last golf course Arnold Palmer personally designed in Colorado. West of Vail near the airport. Open vistas surrounded by mountain peaks. Reasonably priced for area.
From the highly elevated but scenic tee box outside the clubhouse, opening drives of the par five are over tree tops to a wide fairway 65 feet below. Other drives are across rushing Eagle River and one to a hidden green protected by a hill, creek, bridge and a pond.