Colorado Getaways 2023: Fox Acres

Fox Acres Par-3 No.18

Foxy Lakey

ROLLING ACROSS rumpled hills near Red Feather Lakes, the Golf Club at Fox Acres features nine lakes and occupies terrain unlike that found in most of Colorado, offering golfers a little something out of the ordinary.

“The course was designed through all these rock outcroppings. I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Fox Acres general manager Russ Davies. “There’s 360-degree views at the top of the mountain, and we’ve got lots of critters – deer, elk, moose, bobcats, mountain lions, marmots, the occasional bear.”

As for the course itself, a college-age Phil Mickelson set the course record, and according to Davies, “he said it was his favorite course.”

Fox Acres is open to the public, but the best way to experience the course is to book one of the 14 club rooms available on-site.

“It’s a neat place,” says Davies. “We have a fantastic chef and incredible food service at the Fox Grille. It’s really something special.”

Lodging guests and club members – who hail from all over the country – also get discounted play and access to the property’s seven private trout ponds for after-golf or early-morning fishing forays.

While you are There

PINING FOR PAR: Ponderosas and lakes Shawnee and Lakota frame Fox Acres’ par-5 seventh and par-3 third.

The Red Feather Lakes area, northwest of Fort Collins, is dotted with ponds and lakes that prevail throughout the 612,000-acre Roosevelt National Forest. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing options abound.

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