Colorado Getaways 2022: The Club at Cordillera

The Club at Cordillera

A 4-Season, 4-Course Club

COVERING MORE THAN 7,000 acres and 2,000 feet in elevation gain, The Club at Cordillera affords opportunities for heart-pumping hikes, jaw-dropping views and championship golf at three distinct altitudes: The Tom Fazio-designed Valley Course alights at 7,200 feet above sea level; the nine-hole par-3 Dave Pelz Short Course perches at roughly the same elevation (8,126 feet), as the Hale Irwin-designed Mountain Course (8,250 feet) and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Summit Course crowns the quartet at 9,200 feet. That equals 63 holes of changes in climate, topography, club selection — and cuisine, as each of the 18-hole courses features its own clubhouse and restaurant. The Valley has TimberHearth, the Mountain has the Chaparral Grille and Summit boasts the eponymous Summit Grille.

Golf isn’t Cordillera’s only summer activity. There are Pickleball and tennis courts, and the club owns fishing rights on 1.3 miles of the Eagle River, and anglers can also cast into five trout-stocked ponds. Spring, summer and fall bring hikes and rides atop mountain bikes and horsebacks along the club’s 31-mile trail network that extends into the three-million-acre White River National Forest.

When the snow flies, so do Cordilleras members — down the slopes of nearby Vail and Beaver Creek. The Club at Cordillera also boasts an outdoor ice-skating rink, as well as a groomed track for sledding, tubing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on seven miles encompassing the Mountain Course, whose clubhouse serves as the Nordic Center and restaurant provides the perfect aprèsski family atmosphere. While private, Cordillera’s courses welcome Troon Privé ;members and guests of select hotel partners.

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