Colorado Getaways June 2019: Colorado Springs

The Club at Flying Horse - Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Club at Flying Horse

Bet on The Flying Horse

Rendering at The Club at Flying Horse North - -Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rendering at The Club at Flying Horse North

Majestically set on Colorado Springs’ far north side, The Club at Flying Horse boasts a palatial Tuscan-style clubhouse, equally grand athletic club and spa, expansive aquatic complex, top-notch steakhouse and stellar Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. Full golf memberships start at $25,000, and homes in the surrounding 1,500-acre Flying Horse community range from the mid-$300s into the millions. The club also makes most of its amenities available to guests of The Lodge at Flying Horse. Comprising 40 rooms and four 1,650-square-foot, two-bedroom villas, the boutique resort combines all the luxuries of a high-end resort with the services required for offsite meetings and weekend getaways. lodgeatflyinghorse.com; theclubatflyinghorse.com

Coming Soon

Steakhouse at Flying Horse

By next year, Flying Horse’s golf course will have a stablemate, courtesy of former Weiskopf architect Phil Smith. Situated north of the Flying Horse community, The Club at Flying Horse North will roller-coaster through the pine-filled Black Forest. flyinghorsecolorado.com/flying-horse-north

Praise the Steaks

Open to the public, the elegant Steakhouse at Flying Horse plates the scrumptious innovations of Executive Chef John Brazie paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in a multi-story, glass-enclosed, spiral-staircased turret. flyinghorsesteakhouse.com

Adventurous Events

Bad Axe Throwing

Throw Down Axe Festival: Drinking beer and hurling hatchets may sound crazy, but the World Axe Throwing League is for real, and so is the Thrown Down Axe Festival, a fun combination of craft beer, live music and tomahawk tossing at Bad Axe Throwing’s Colorado Springs location (one of 30 in North America) on June 28. badaxethrowing.com

4th Annual Steers & Beers Whiskey and Beer Festival: On Aug. 17, ride a mechanical bull, grab some grub and sample pours from 60 breweries and 12 distilleries at the Antlers Hotel. steersandbeersbrewfest.com

The Broadmoor Pool

High-Water Mark

The Broadmoor East Course
The Broadmoor East Course

Entering its second century of impeccable service and unparalleled luxury, The Broadmoor consistently and justifiably earns five stars from Forbes a nd fi ve diamonds from AAA. With two courses designed by Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones, it’s no wonder Golf and Golf Digest have also ranked it as the top golf resort in the U.S. The renowned Penrose Room, Ristorante del Lago and Summit represent just three of the dozen-plus distinctive dining experiences. You can’t beat the Sunday brunch, the spa, the pools, the art collection, the 10-zip-line Soaring Adventure or the myriad activities that make the Broadmoor, well, the Broadmoor. broadmoor.com

Check It Out

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: 750 animals from 170 species make this conservation hub fun for families and for those attending adult-only evening events June 27 and August 29. cmzoo.com

Colorado Springs Zoo

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun: Broadmoor golfers know putts break away from it, but have you visited this spectacular five-story structure 8,000 feet above Colorado Springs? Wow. cmzoo.com

Race to the Clouds: On June 30, watch vehicles compete over 12.42 miles, 156 turns and 4,720 feet of elevation gain in The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. ppihc.com

Yoga at Garden of the Gods Resort
Yoga at Garden of the Gods Resort

Where to Feel Like a God

Inspired by the powerful beauty of the surrounding environment, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club encourages guests to maximize their own wellbeing. The Fitness Center offers group and individual exercise classes featuring everything from yoga, Pilates, Nia and Zumba to aquatic moves, TRX and more. Moreover, the resort’s novel Strata Integrated Wellness Spa staffs experts in medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, spirituality and other wellness specialties from both Eastern and Western disciplines. Using advanced diagnostics and exhaustive patient assessment, Strata’s expert team of physicians, nurses and clinicians collaborate to deliver cutting-edge treatments and design personalized healthy living plans. gardenofthegodsclub.com; strataiws.com

Garden of the Gods Park
Garden of the Gods Park

A Walk in the Park

A National Natural Landmark, Garden of the Gods Park boasts 300-foot-high sandstone monoliths around which you can take a guided walk or a three-mile hike along the rolling trail. gardenofgods.com

Dine on the Rocks

Whether you’re savoring an impeccable Double Bone-In Pork Chop in the Grand View Dining Room or tapas in The Rocks Bar & Lounge, a meal at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club comes with a rocking view. gardenofthegodsclub.com

Play Kissing Camels

Named for one of the iconic sandstone formations in the Garden of the Gods, Kissing Camels Golf Club spans 27 holes of mature pine-lined fairways and fiddly greens set against a backdrop of roseate foothills. Request the resort’s Tee FORE Two guest package. gardenofthegodsclub.com

Manitou Incline
Manitou Incline

If So Inclined…

Elevate your heart rate in neighboring Manitou Springs. The steps of the Manitou Incline climb 2,000 vertical feet up the ties of an old cable-car track. Take the free shuttle from the historic downtown, which brims with galleries, pubs, boutiques and restaurants. manitouincline.com; manitousprings.org

Get Your Games On

Featuring more than 40 sports (but not golf), the 2019 Rocky Mountain State Games will welcome athletes of all ages and physical abilities to compete July 19-21 and 26-28 at venues across Colorado Springs. coloradospringssports.org

International Eats

Rocky Mountain State Games
Rocky Mountain State Games

Colorado Springs takes world cuisine beyond Italian and Mexican. Faves include: Uchenna (Ethiopian), Nara (Japanese), Narai Thai (Thai), Zaika (Indian), Tucanos (Brazilian) and Caspian Café (Spanish, Greek, Egyptian, Turkish and more).

 

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This section appeared in the 2019 June Issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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