Springtime in Telluride is always beautiful, but for destination golfers, it becomes an annual pilgrimage when the Telluride Ski & Golf Club opens in the last week of May. One of the highest golf courses in the world, this 18-hole, par-70, 6,546-yard mountain resort course is renowned for its fir and aspen forests, surrounding mountains and wildflowers as you tee off at 9,417 feet.
Where else can you golf 18 holes surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains in the United States? View the Telluride golf course map and a video.
The air is thinner amid the rugged mountain terrain and stunning stretches of open grasslands, but that only helps your game as the air creates less drag on the ball, resulting in longer drives. With the Sneffels Range, the San Sophia Range and Mount Wilson as your backdrop, the course offers four sets of tees, with distances ranging from 4,540 yards (red tees) to 6,546 yards (gold tees).
Careful thought went into building this Telluride golf course, which retains enough forest and grasslands to not to disturb the elk, bear, lynx and other animals that make their home here. And here’s a fun fact: “The opening hole features one of the nation’s most elevated tee areas, while No. 17 features a 92-step climb from the cart path to the tee box, revealing sweeping panoramic views of the towering San Miguel mountain range.” As one Trip Advisor golfer said, “This is the ultimate in mountain golf.”
Say you’re traveling with family or friends who have never golfed before. Here, you can get them into a lesson with an exceptional staff. To inquire about a lesson, call the golf shop at (970) 728-2606.
Or maybe you have a group of avid golfers you’d like to vacation with. They welcome golf groups of all sizes (from corporate outings to wedding parties or special events) and provide top-notch service. Groups of 12 or more receive advanced reservation privileges and discounted group golf course rates.
With golf carts equipped with state-of-the-art GPS systems, take in the splendor of your surroundings without worrying where you are going. Golf course rates vary, and special tee times are available to the public between noon and 6 p.m. Book online.
Destination golfers can choose from a variety of first-class accommodations, including SilverStar Telluride Luxury Rentals. Get more information on how to make lifelong memories from your vacation.