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Category Archives: Mountain

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High Sierras Serendipity

Golfvaca August 17, 2017

PORTOLA, CA – It’s June and there’s a distinctive golfer pointing down the 18th fairway at Grizzly Ranch, a scenic golf haven on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. “Just look around, this is a pretty cool deal, the spot you want to be. There’s our iconic covered bridge in the background,… Continue Reading »

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Soaring Golf at Frost Creek

Golfvaca August 17, 2017

EAGLE, CO – From the deck of our “luxury member cabin” the view above Frost Creek’s third fairway is eye-opening – it appears you could land a Boeing 767 on the massive, wide fairway.  “Man, if you can’t find a nice landing spot from the tee down there you need to go back to the… Continue Reading »

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Resort Report: The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

Golfvaca July 16, 2017

Edgewood Tahoe, home to The American Century Championship since 1990, is now a destination golf course with the June opening of the new $100 million Lodge at Edgewood, Tahoe. The 169,000-square foot lodging at South Lake Tahoe has 154 rooms, and the project added 200 new full-time jobs to the area. The historic lodges of… Continue Reading »

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Ballyneal: Walking-Only Golf Clubs

Golfvaca November 6, 2016

HOLYOKE, CO. – As cool as the drive for walking-only golf courses in the U.S. is, there’s also a downside. For private courses such as Ballyneal Golf Club, opened 10 years ago in the sand hills of northeastern Colorado, the question is what happens when your membership ages? A youthful membership with purist leanings immediately… Continue Reading »

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Glacier Club has Grander Scale in Mind

Golfvaca September 11, 2015

DURANGO, CO – Prospectors rushed here in the 1870s to rummage over the hills, said to be ladened with silver and gold. The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad came nine years later and laid out the Old West downtown complete with gas street lamps and saloon girls. Those fortune hunters never had a clue… Continue Reading »

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Colorado’s Ironbridge Reborn

Golfvaca August 24, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – The Lost Horizon is a beautiful, rugged, trailblazer-like stretch of four golf holes starting the back nine of Ironbridge Golf Club. It is for adventurous, ravine-crossing, proficient golfers and begins after a one mile cart climb in elevation from the clubhouse high above the Roaring Fork Valley floor. But beginners and… Continue Reading »

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Rocky Mountain High: Keystone Resort

Golfvaca July 9, 2015

KEYSTONE, CO – Long before the ski runs were carved and the golf holes placed into the environment, Keystone, at an elevation of 9,300 feet, was an 1880s stagecoach station on the way to Denver, heading over towering Loveland Pass. A little rustic inn served as the stop for travelers and it’s still here. They… Continue Reading »

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Right From The Start: Opening Holes

Golfvaca July 9, 2015

It’s not how you start, it’s… Wait a minute. Perhaps it is how you start, especially when talking about golf courses. Like the first chapter of a book, the first hole introduces the layout and offers a glimpse of what is to be expected throughout the round. And believe us, there are some opening holes… Continue Reading »

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TripAdvisor has honored The Inn at Lost Creek with its prestigious Certificate of Excellence award

Golfvaca June 8, 2015

Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses… Continue Reading »

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Golf Colorado Ski Country

Golfvaca September 25, 2014

Pole Creek Golf Club, Golf Granby Ranch, Grand Lake Golf Course and Grand Elk Golf Club are four golf courses in cool Grand County, Colorado, that won’t disappoint, especially if your pocket book doesn’t want to be strained in a 65-degree, summer golf vacation getaway. GRANBY, Colo. – Deep in the heart of Colorado ski… Continue Reading »

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