ASPEN GOLF CLUB (970) 925-2145
Colorado golf course review
Located just 2 miles from downtown, Aspen Golf Club is a gorgeous 18-hole championship parkland design that features extraordinary mountain views with vistas that include the
Continental Divide, Pyramid Point, Mt Hayden, Independence Pass, Hunter Creek Valley, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain.
The topography is gently rolling with tree lined fairways bordered by tall native grasses, laced with strategic bunkering and accentuated by clear running streams, creeks as well
as ponds and pristine natural areas. In total, water features come into play in some shape or form on 14 of the holes, and 32 soft sand bunkers are situated near the landing
zones or greenside.
There are very few residential buildings on property, and partial cart paths allow golfers the convenience of driving directly to their ball in most situations. The scorecards provide
hole diagrams and scoring tips, and the course is well marked with yardage plates measured to the front, middle and back of the green near the 100, 150 and 200 yard areas.
Small markers on the flagsticks indicate the front, middle and back pin placements.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes that measure in distance and slope - 7156 yards/133 slope, 6499 yards/126 slope for men and 137 for women, 5607 yards/118 slope for men and
124 for women and 5222 yards with a 119 slope for ladies hitting from the front tees. There is a strong group of par threes, with each featuring water hazards. The par three 14th
and par five 15th are two of our favorite holes, and number 18 is a great finisher, as the green complex is fronted by a pond that cascades in front and another in back.
The mountain views can include thick mist or snow caps that create a surreal golfing environment. One can also visualize the ski trails that wind through the mountains. Golfers
are rewarded for good shots with good lies and ample scoring opportunities. There is enough trouble however, to keep the round interesting for all levels. The Aspen Golf website
is quite unique - one can listen to mapped strategy from head professional Steve Aitken, as well as peruse written tips on how to approach each hole. There is a section on Junior
golf as well - a strong point of the Aspen Golf Program.
For more info and for a link to the Aspen Golf Club Website, visit our page for the course by clicking here.