BROADMOOR RESORT West 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 West Course at Broadmoor Resort
The West Course at The Broadmoor features a design that is basically in-between the Mountain and East courses in terms of topography. Originally opened in 1918 as a Donald
Ross design, the layout was renovated in 1955 by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and served as host to the 1998 PGA Cup matches. There are some fairly level holes mixed in with some
mountainous types - resulting in an interesting layout that will keep golfers on their toes. The views on this course are stunning, with mountain backdrops complimented by the
rolling pine lined fairways that feature numerous creeks and ponds off the tee or on the approach. The par three 9th and 11th holes are two of the most beautiful, with pond
greenside and spectacular views all around.
The greens are generally raised with mild slopes to the putting surfaces, and are well guarded by sand traps and gentle mounding. In total 70 sand bunkers dot the fairways or
are strategically positioned greenside, and ponds come into play on three holes. There is usually plentiful off the tee, and players will often have a reasonable opportunity to
recover from offline approaches. There are very few residential properties, making this a very secluded golf experience.
All photos in this review are of the West Course, which presents 4 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes that measure 7016 yards/130 slope, 6173 yards/123 slope,
5253 yards/111 slope and 5162 yards with a slope of 131 for women hitting from the forward tee areas. As the ratings indicate - this is a fair and enjoyable resort golf experience
that can be enjoyed by all levels of players. 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.