The 2021 golf season marks Eagle Ranch Golf Club’s 20th year of operation.
An Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course, Mr. Palmer visited the course just a few weeks after it opened and General Manager Jeff Boyer, who served as his caddy that day, has been managing the course for the past two decades. A lot has happened since the summer of 2001, including a family-friendly mountain community that has grown around the golf course, which sits on what was previously a working ranch since the early 1900s.
Eagle Ranch Golf Club is truly a reflection of the community, where there is something for golfers age 7 to 70 and beyond. With five sets of tees, there’s fairness for golfers of all abilities. Kim and Victor Galko have golfed at Eagle Ranch for all 20 of those years and built their home on the golf course 17 years ago. “Jeff Boyer and his staff have provided many avenues for the community to develop long lasting friendships for young and old alike; on and off the golf course, while enjoying the game of golf.”
Eagle Ranch Golf Club and its staff support several competitive tournaments and scrambles, host junior golf events and practices, and is a founding partner in The First Tee of Eagle County Chapter, which aims to educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf.
“I feel very blessed to have been at Eagle Ranch for 20 years now. I have had the pleasure to work with so many wonderful staff members and golfers who all became good friends. One of the greatest joys for me is to see our junior programs thrive and get to see those kids grow up,” says Boyer.
The course is popular among locals who enjoy its challenging layout, excellent course conditions and a longer season than most mountain courses. Along with taking care of the golf course, Superintendent Derek Rose and his staff proudly take care of nature as well, and the course has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2003.
Like Boyer, Rose has also worked for the Golf Course since it opened. “Looking back at the past 20 years, I am so honored to say I have been a part of the golf course growing from plans on paper into an absolutely beautiful Arnold Palmer Signature Course. It has also been a lot of fun to watch the Eagle Ranch development grow into this wonderful place where there is such a strong sense of community.”
Eagle Ranch Golf Club is located in the picturesque small town of Eagle, just 30 minutes west of Vail. The course is open to the public and includes a terrific practice facility and grille, which serves breakfast, lunch and refreshments all season long on its patio with spectacular views.
For more information or to book a tee time visit eagleranchgolf.com or call 970-328-2882.
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