BROADMOOR RESORT Mountain 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.
Mountain Course at Broadmoor Resort
All photos in the review are of the Mountain Course - by far the most challenging and most beautiful layout at The Broadmoor. The course features dramatic elevation changes
from tee to green, with numerous elevated tees and greens that play along the sides of the mountain. Golfers will encounter sloping fairways that often result in uneven lies , and
green complexes that have measurable slopes along with mounding and collection areas that create some tricky up and down situations. Some of the putting surfaces present
ridges or are multi tiered.
The most difficult features of this memorable design however, are the many forced carries that present themselves off the tee or on the approach. Ravines and creeks cross the
fairways on many holes, and natural areas abound along the layout. While providing aesthetic beauty, these features will also challenge players of all skill levels to finish play with
the ball they began the round with. The mountain and valley views are spectacular however - making any loss of golf balls a mute point when it comes to enjoying an experience
on this exceptional course. Originally opened for play in 1976 and renovated by Nicklaus Design in 2006, The Mountain Course features 55 soft sand bunkers of varying shapes
and sizes, and creeks come into play on 6 holes.
There are 5 sets of tee boxes with the tips measuring a whopping 7637 yards with a formidable 149 slope. Alternated sets play to distances and slopes measuring 6906
yards/139 slope, 6325 yards/132 slope, 5361 yards/114 slope and 4928 yards with a 124 slope for women hitting from the red tees. The carries from the tips are daunting...For
more info on the course, visit our page for the Mountain Course at The Broadmoor, with direct link to their website by clicking here.