Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 70
Review & Rating of Beaver Creek Golf Club in Avon, CO
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. carved a fantastic 18 hole golf course in a canyon leading up to Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Some of what makes this course a must-play includes:
Beaver Creek Golf Club is characterized by narrow challenging fairways, awe-inspiring mountain scenery, colorful landscaping, cascading creeks that cross several fairways, majestic towering pines, and huge sweeping bunkers. In addition, you're likely to spot moose, friendly foxes, marment, and deer as well as enjoy the freshly baked cookies delivered by the marshal at 1:00 every day, the eucalyptus-scented towels served on a silver platter at the end of your round, and the excellent and friendly service.
The course is short at 4527 yards to 6642 yards but most of the fairways are tight, the dramatic elevation changes are challenging, the bunkers are steep faced and large, the creeks crossing the fairways can cause problems, and the approach shots are challenging - a true shot-maker's course. The good news is that there are four sets of tee boxes plus two combo tee boxes - make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew.
The front nine at Beaver Creek Golf Club was our favorite thanks to the first four holes which have significantly elevated tee boxes, tight towering tree-lined fairways, cascading creeks, and beautiful scenery. The Pro said that if you're only 3 or 4 over on the first four holes you're doing great! Some of our favorite holes on this par 36 nine include:
The back nine at Beaver Creek Golf Club is a par 34 with three beautiful par 3s, one par 5, and five par 4s. This nine is characterized by wider and flatter fairways, huge multi-fingered steep faced bunkers, some beautiful mountain homes, and view of the ski runs and lodging at Beaver Creek. Our favorite holes on this nine included:
Rates: $80.00 to $210.00
Service is first class and friendly, the pro shop is well stocked with everything you need, the carts are excellent, and the practice facilities are perfect. The Rendezvous Restaurant menu features contemporary American cuisine crafted with fresh Colorado produce, all-natural meats and sustainable seafood options. And the creekside patio is considered by many to be one of the hidden gems in Beaver Creek.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.