Moving in the Right Direction
IF THERE’S ONE resort in Colorado Springs that can match anywhere when it comes to luxury amenities and great golf offerings, it’s The Lodge at Flying Horse, which boasts one more golf hole than the nearby iconic Broadmoor across its two courses (that’s 37 holes, rather than 36).
“There’s a 19th hole at Flying Horse North,” says Branden Phillips, Flying Horse’s membership director. “It is a true wager hole. It’s kind of the unique component to that course.”
Winding across open prairie and through the dense pines that give the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs its name, the Phil Smith-designed Flying Horse North opened in 2020. The Club at Flying Horse, designed by legendary golfer and course architect Tom Weiskopf, opened for play in 2004 and has more of an open, links-style feel, making the wind a constant factor.
Both courses at the fully-private club and spa are open only to members, their guests and those staying at the luxurious Lodge at Flying Horse or the new East Lodge, which opened for business in December 2022. The opening doubles the number of lodging beds on the property and further cements Flying Horse’s reputation as one of Colorado’s most desirable getaway destinations. flyinghorseclub.com
While you are There
AIR FORCE ACADEMY The academy is near Flying Horse and is open for visitors from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The Cadet Chapel is the most famous building on the campus but is closed for renovations until 2027. The campus B-52 display will leave you in awe.
WHISKEY-A-GOGO The SoCo Still Fest, June 24, is held by the Colorado Spirits Collective and features new spirits from the West’s burgeoning distillery community. Craft offerings from distillers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico are featured. www.socostillfest.com
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