At 9,680 foot elevation, the "Highest Golf Course in North America" is at historic Leadville. Mt. Elbert in the background is 14,433 feet, the tallest in the state. The economical nine-hole course is always cool since the peaks create their own changing weather. www.mtmassivegolf.com
This respected municipal course is famous for being a tough test at very economical rates. The signature par 5 curves around "The Arroyos" mud spires in a deep ravine. Rather than growing in fairways in the hostile arid ground, architect Arthur Hills just trucked in sod forthe entire course.