At Breckenridge’s Jack Nicklaus championship golf course, things can get a bit wild.
Located at 9,300 feet in elevation in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Town of Breckenridge offers three nines, called the Bear, the Beaver and the Elk, which are named appropriately for some of the wildlife you might encounter during your play, in addition to deer, pika, marmot and maybe even moose.
The 27-hole golf club, considered one of the best in Colorado, is the only Jack Nicklaus-designed public course in the country. With panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and spectacular elevation changes, especially on the Elk course, playing a round of golf in Breck – or two or 20 – should be on anyone’s bucket list.
Don’t be fooled by the gently rolling meadows and the scenic views. This is challenging play requiring golfers to be accurate. Start with the Bear course (it’s a tad bit more forgiving) and work your way up to the Elk, the most demanding course.
Fall is an ideal time to play the course – there’s (usually) less demand, the temperatures are (usually) still warm and, if you time it right, the views of the golden aspens and snow-covered peaks are picture perfect.
To play all three nines, book a stay in town at Beaver Run Resort. The resort offers hotel suites and condos with two pools, nine hot tubs, a fitness center, a spa, arcade and even a miniature golf course. It’s considered the best location in Breck – conveniently located steps away from the hiking and biking trails at the base of Peak 9 in Breckenridge and just a few more steps from downtown Breckenridge with a free shuttle.
Don’t miss out on the other adventures that Breck offers, such as hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, biking and especially the outdoor dining on a sunny deck. Strolling down Breck’s Main Street is a must-do anytime of the year. After your round, make sure to book a massage or relaxing spa treatment at The Spa at Beaver Run and you’ll be ready to enjoy even more rounds at nearby award-winning courses in Keystone (The Keystone River Course is open for summer 2020), Copper Mountain’s Copper Creek Golf Course and Silverthorne’s Raven Golf Club.
Book your stay in Breck and experience some wild adventures on and off the course this fall.
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