THE ENVIABLE AMENITIES at The Club at Flying Horse (flyinghorsecolorado.com; 719-494-1222) are no longer exclusive to members. Last fall, the northeast Colorado Springs property opened The Lodge at Flying Horse, comprised of a 40-room luxury guest lodge and four plush two-bedroom villas. Guests have access to the Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, as well as myriad sports, fitness equipment and classes in the 50,000-square-foot athletic club. Four pools, nine indoor clay tennis courts and one of the top spas in the state complete the experience.
TEST YOUR GAME on the 7,056 yard Pete Dye-designed Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort (cheyennemountain.com; 719-538-4000) which borders a 35-acre lake. Need a lesson? National PGA Award Winner Ann Finke will sharpen your game. After golf, relax with a massage at the resort’s Alluvia Spa & Wellness Retreat, then hang at the resort’s rollicking beach club.
HIKE THE TOUGHEST MILE in Colorado. The Manitou Incline (manitouincline.net) climbs 2,000 vertical feet up the ties of old cable-car track in neighboring Manitou Springs. Parking is as challenging as hiking, so take the free shuttle from town.
THE GEOLOGICAL MARVELS in the Garden of the Gods Park (gardenofgods.com) never cease to amaze, especially when viewed through a camera lens in late afternoon, when the Siamese Twins, Kissing Camels, Balanced Rock and other formations look most striking.
THE 100th ANNIVERSARY of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (ppihc.com) takes place June 26. You can also get the thrilling “Race to the Clouds” history at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience at the Penrose Heritage Museum at 11 Lake Circle.
Eat & Drink
STEAK OUT: Open to the public and ensconced within the club’s majestic clubhouse, The Steakhouse at Flying Horse (flyinghorsesteakhouse.com) sizzles with elegance. Chef Ketil Larsen’s perfectly turned hand-cut steaks highlight a menu dripping with creativity and flavor. The wine list—and four-story wine tower—are equally memorable.
STAY AND BUFFET: Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s Mountain View Restaurant (cheyennemountain.com) presents breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets worthy of the restaurant’s panoramic views.Sundays take brunch to another level.
BEER HUNTING: Craft brewery pioneers Phantom Canyon (phantomcanyon.com) and Bristol Brewing (bristolbrewing.com) accompany their brews with quality food and lively scenes. Great Storm Brewing (greatstormbrewing.com) serves only its great beer.
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This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.
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