Golfing the Garden of the Gods Collection and others at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs vacation hot spots for the one-percent include luxury accommodations at the Garden of the Gods Collection (gardenofthegodsclub.com) in Colorado Springs. A tourist destination since its 1871 inception, Colorado Springs offers visitors a myriad of luxury accommodations and first class golf - all set within a region renowned for its natural beauty.
From your luxury suite or while enjoying a drink and a bite on the terrace or swimming in the infinity pool at the Garden of the Gods Collection, enjoy unparalleled views of The Garden of the Gods Park.
This 1334-acre City Park and registered Natural Landmark contains 300 million years of geologic history. Brick-red sandstone formations stand 300 feet against the stark blue sky below Pikes Peak. This 14,000 feet of “purple mountain majesty” inspired “America the Beautiful”, earning Pikes Peak the unofficial title of America’s Mountain.
Kissing Camels Golf Club at Garden of the Gods Collection, Colorado Springs
Overlooking the famous Garden of the Gods rock formation that perfectly frames Pikes Peak- America’s mountain, this challenging, well-routed and well maintained 27-hole championship track was designed by J. Press Maxwell and Mark Rathert. Five sets of tee boxes (look for the colourful camel markers) make this an enjoyable course for every level of golfer. The tracts feature bunkered greens, towering pines, and lush mountain range landscaping.
This 50-year-old course spans more than 7,000 yards per 18 holes at the Garden of the Gods Collection golf resort. The driving range and practice facilities offer members and guests the opportunity to work on their games, and personalized golf instruction from PGA professional staff is available. The fully-stocked pro shop carries the latest in golf equipment, fashion, and accessories for men, women and children.
Golfing Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Ten miles south on 25, Cheyenne Mountain Resort features an immaculately groomed 18-hole championship course designed to challenge golfers at all skill levels, Hole nine on this Pete Dye championship track is a short par four. Keep your tee ball left for a short approach in and a good opportunity for birdie.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort boasts tour-quality greens and broad fairways on a course set alongside a private, 35-acre lake. A rugged mountain ridgeline backdrop and bright blue southern Colorado sky create the picture-perfect setting for challenging game of golf nearly any day of the year.
Book the Stay & Play package and take advantage of considerable savings when you bundle your golf and lodging ahead of time for the best available rates. Other specials include 30% off the published golf rates on your first 18-hole round, in any season. And after a long day on the green, kick back, relax and enjoy 10% off a room in our AAA Four-Diamond accommodations. Golf reservations are highly recommended at cheyennemountain.com.
Broadmoor Resort Golf
Home of the 2018 Senior Open The final resting spot of Spencer and Julie Pemrose, the founders of the nearby 5-star Broadmoor Resort at the Will Rogers Memorial on Cheyenne Mountain overlooks the signature Donald Ross-designed East Golf Course. Their tomb serves as a convenient landmark for reading the greens that roll away from the couple towards Amarillo, Texas. The Broadmoor is home to the 2018 Senior Open.
Call 1 888-958-1290 to book your suite or a round of golf at The Garden of the Gods Collection.
Photo courtesy of John Cameron