BROADMOOR RESORT East Course 719-577-5790
Colorado Golf Course Review
The Broadmoor, located on the outskirts of Colorado Springs is a beautiful full service luxury resort with 5-star amenities and service. Originally opened in 1918 with 350 rooms,
the resort property now features 700 guest rooms and suites with more to be added when the golf course cottages open in May of 2009. There is a great variety of dining and
shopping opportunities, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool area, fitness center, full service spa (ranked as one of the top 25 resort spas by Conde Nast), tennis courts
(renovated for May 2009) and more. For information on the resort and stay and play packages, visit their website by clicking on the following link www.broadmoor.com
Golf facilities include 3 uniquely designed championship courses, with various degrees of elevation changes providing distinctive experiences. Throughout the golf and resort
environment visitors will encounter incredible mountain views, and plentiful wildlife. There is a full service range with lessons of all types available for members and guests, and a
short game area with sand bunker and large putting green are also conveniently located on property.
The West and East Courses are situated at the resort and are serviced by a beautiful clubhouse with nicely stocked pro shop, restaurant/bar with outdoor patio, plus meeting
rooms and separate members and guests locker rooms with showers. There also are steam rooms in the guest locker room facilities. The Mountain course is a 5 minute shuttle
ride from the resort, and features a practice green plus small pro shop and snack area/lounge with wide screen television. All three courses are marked with sprinkler heads and
150 yard stakes measured tot eh center of the green, and cart paths utilize the Kirby Marking system with yardages posted every 25 yards. The scorecards provide diagrams of the
greens with pin placement information.
The East Course at Broadmoor Resort
The East Course at The Broadmoor was designed by Donald Ross and was the original course on property - opening for play in 1917. Robert Trent Jones chipped in to redesign
some of the holes in 1964, providing wide pine lined fairways that offers a more forgiving style of play than either the Mountain or West layouts. The East Course was one of 12
open-for-public play courses that earned 5 stars from Golf Digest Places to Play, and recently served as host to the 29th Annual Senior Open Championship. The course was also
named # 1 in customer service among resorts by golf Digest. The course also hosted other important championships including the 1959 and 1964 US Amateur, and the 1995 US Women's Open.
Golfers will encounter ample landing zones off the tee, but will often have to negotiate doglegs that shape in either direction. Some of the medium size green complexes are
raised and most are guarded by bunkers and mounding, with large, gently sloping putting surfaces providing ample scoring opportunities. The terrain runs through the lowland of
the property, with only slight variations in elevation from tee to green. This is a great walking course - with walking permitted at all times. 78 soft sand bunkers come into play
along the landing zones or greenside, and there are four holes with water hazards, including the beautiful par four closing hole which features a pond in front of the green with the
clubhouse as a backdrop.
There are 4 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 7310 yards/136 slope, 6651 yards/129 slope, 5840 yards/119 slope and 5738 yards with a slope of 144 for
women hitting from the front sets. The ladies do not get much of a break in distance or slope on the East Course. All photos in this review are of the East Course. For more info
on the course, visit our page for the West Course at The Broadmoor, with direct link to their website by clicking here.