Golf Courses in the Area
Carbondale, Basalt, Aspen and Glenwood Springs are home to affluent retirees from around the country, and they support a variety of private golf clubs. (Arnold Palmer is known to spend Christmas skiing at Snowmass, so the region can stake claim to some sort of atmospheric magnetism for golfers.)
Golfing at an elevation of 8,000 feet in the dry, thin mountain air is unique. At Colorado’s high altitudes drives fly higher and further. But thin air also creates extreme hooks and shanks.
High country links are often characterized by long drives, narrow fairways, and short approaches – and some of the most stunning vistas in the United States. Lining up a drive in front of the peak of Mt. Sopris, Maroon Bells, Pyramid Peak, or the Roaring Fork River is a memorable experience, regardless of your handicap.
Here’s the scoop on some of the local golf courses:
Public, 18 holes
303 River Valley Ranch Road, Carbondale, CO 81623
39551 Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
193 Sunny Acres Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
14913 Highway 82, Carbondale, CO 81623
430 Ironbridge Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
10 Club Circle, Aspen, CO 81611
0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale, CO 81623