The Broadmoor Golf Resort
United States of America, Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs

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The Resort
The Resort

The Resort

Opened in 1918, the “Grand Dame of the Rockies” continues to gleam as one of the world's premier golf resorts, boasting the AAA 5 Diamond award ever since it was established over 30 years ago. Perched at 6,200 feet above sea level on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, a one hour drive due south of Denver, The Broadmoor enjoys a beautiful location and a dry sunny climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. 

Extending over 3,000 acres, this timeless mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance, impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, while boasting three championship golf courses, an exclusive spa and award-winning tennis. Resort facilities also include 14 restaurants, bars and lounges, more than 20 boutiques and retail shops, a host of outdoor activities, as well as comprehensive leisure and meeting facilities.

Stemming from an original design by Donald Ross dating back to 1918 and another one by Arnold Palmer from 1976, The Broadmoor now boasts three championship courses combining these originals with the added signature of Robert Trent Jones and Jack Nicklaus. Hosts to many major tournaments, these offers a challenging round of golf for all skills, with the majetic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

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The Broadmoor Resort
The Broadmoor Resort

The Broadmoor Resort

Extending over 3,000 acres, this timeless mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance, impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, while boasting three championship golf courses, an exclusive spa and award-winning tennis. Resort facilities also include 14 restaurants, bars and lounges, more than 20 boutiques and retail shops, a host of outdoor activities, as well as comprehensive leisure and meeting facilities.

The Broadmoor has 700 rooms and suites distributed between the Main and West Complex. Luxuriously appointed, the rooms enjoy views of either scenic Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Lake or spectacular city views. 

Consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, The Spa at The Broadmoor is a 43,000 square foot spa, salon and fitness center featuring soothing, exotic and essential experiences for the body, mind and spirit. The award-winning Tennis Club features seven courts and tennis programmes run by recognized professionals. 

Accommodation

AAA-5 Diamond golf resort opened 1918 

700 Rooms & Suites distributed between Broadmoor Main Complex & West Complex 

All guestrooms feature multi  phone lines with cordless phone, high-speed internet and satellite TV. Five-fixture bathrooms with hairdryers and toiletries

Facilities

24-Hour room service, Laundry/ Valet service, Full concierge service and Valet parking • Tour services and car rental • 25 Boutiques and retail shops • Bee Bunch children's program (seasonal) + Babysitting

• Business: 60 Function rooms (185,000 sq.ft). Broadmoor Hall, Colorado Hall and International Centre facilities. 2 Xerox business centres

• Dining: 14 Restaurants, cafés and lounges

• Leisure: 3 Swimming pools (outdoor, indoor and lap pool) + 3 Outdoor jacuzzis • Hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, ballooning, jeep and van tours 

The Spa at The Broadmoor 

43,000 sq. ft. spa with full service massage, body, salon and fitness services  • 35 treatment rooms • Fitness Centre with outdoor lap pool  • Spa Café

The Tennis Club

7 Plexi-Cushion tennis courts (1 Stadium court and 2 covered courts in the winter) • Proshop and tuition

The Stables at The Broadmoor 



The Broadmoor Golf Club
The Broadmoor Golf Club

The Broadmoor Golf Club

• East Course

Donald Ross (1918) + R.T.Jones (1958)

18 holes - Par 72 - 7,310 yds - USGA 73.9 - Slope 135 (6,400 ft.)

US Senior Open 2008 + US Women’s Open 2011

Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1918, Broadmoor East is a championship course that has hosted many major tournaments. Today, it is a combination of the original Ross holes mixed with new holes designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1958. The East course is known for its wide tree-lined fairways, large greens and amazing mountain views.

• West Course

Donald Ross (1918) + R.T.Jones (1964)

18 holes - Par 71 - 7,016 yds - USGA 73.3 - Slope 133 (6,800 ft.)

A combination of the original 1918 Ross design and R.T. Jones 1964 new holes, Broadmoor West is a challenge with spectacular views over the city and mountains. At 6,800 feet, it is still higher than the East and plays tighter, with more doglegs, heavy tree-lined rolling fairways, formidable bunkers and multilevel greens.

• Mountain Course

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1976) + Nicklaus Design (2006)

18 holes - Par 72 - 7,637 yds - USGA 75.7 - Slope 149 (6,800 ft.)

Originally laid out by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in 1976, Broadmoor Mountain course was completely revamped by Nicklaus Design in 2006, yet giving the impression of having been there since the origins of the resort back in 1918. It is now a scenic and playable course featuring wide, forgiving fairways and large, elevated greens with beautiful vistas.

Tee times available to hotel guests and private members only. 

Summer caddie program and electric carts

 

Golf in Colorado

Golf in Colorado

• Garden of the Gods Club | Colorado Springs

- Kissing Camels Course (27 holes) J. Press Maxwell & Mark Rathert (1960)

Formerly known as Kissing Camels Golf Club, this 27-hole facility is part of a private country club overlooking the famous Garden of the Gods rock formation on the western edge of Colorado Springs. The course affords generous fairways and somewhat sloped greens.

Garden of the Gods is a 1,300-acre park and a Registered National Natural Landmark of towering red sandstone rock formations set at the foot of Pikes Peak. Walking and horse trails, picnic facilities and a visitor's center make this a great family experience.

• Colorado National Golf Club | Erie, Denver 

Jay Morrish (2003)

Just 10 minutes north of Denver, Colorado National Golf Club offers an escape from the city with a breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped Long's Peak and Mount Meeker. At 7,676 yards from the back tees, there is ample space on the golf course, so much that only two holes run next to each other. The layout is a traditional links design that features native grasses lining the rolling fairways and large, undulating greens that play fast. Numerous bunkers are strategically placed around the course and there are water hazards on a few holes. The gusty winds are also a challenging factor that comes into play. Colorado National Golf Club is the exclusive course of the University of Colorado's golf teams.

• Fossil Trace Golf Club | Golden, Denver 

James J. Engh (2003)

Fossil Trace Golf Club is situated at the base of Lookout Mountain just 15 minutes west of downtown Denver. The golf course is named after the fossilized triceratops footprints and palm fronds that can be found in the sandstone next to the 12th green. Millions of years after the dinosaurs, the terrain served as a clay mine prior to becoming a golf course in 2003. Some of the equipment remains on the golf course, adding another historic element to the terrain. Locals consider the challenging layout one of the best in the state. The greens are large and undulating and there are cavernous sand traps that are over six feet deep. Fossil Trace Golf Club is not long but very few holes run beside each other, making for a more interesting round.

• The Golf Club at Bear Dance | Larkspur

Corey Aurand, Stuart Bruening, Dennis Hogan (2002) - Headquarters to The Colorado PGA

Located just minutes south of Denver, Golf Club at Bear Dance is a secluded mountain course that feels as though you drove miles to get there. The rolling terrain of the golf course has numerous elevation changes and challenging ridges that come into play. The scenic landscape is covered with dense groves of ponderosa pine, towering oak trees, and native grass valleys. The generous fairways are lined with trees and water hazards come into play on a few holes. Golf Club at Bear Dance demands accuracy, providing a formidable test for any golfer. One of the most notably difficult holes is the par-4 sixth, which features a bear paw-shaped bunker in front of the green. In addition to the challenging round, the back nine faces the mountains in the West, offering amazing views.

• Riverdale Golf Club | Brighton, Denver

• Dunes Course | Pete & Perry Dye (1986)

The Dunes Golf Course is one of two golf courses at Riverdale Golf Club. The Dunes is the more expensive of the two -- although non-residents still pay less than $50 to play on the weekend -- and the more popular play. That's because the Pete and Perry Dye design, located about 30 minutes outside Denver, is considered to be among the top public golf courses in Colorado. The Dunes is a Scottish-style links course, filled with pot bunkers and railroad ties, and is an enjoyable and challenging course for any level of golfer.

• Knolls Course | Henry B. Hughes (1965)

While the Dunes Golf Course is the headliner, don't sleep on the Knolls Golf Course at Riverdale Golf Club. If you're looking for a traditional course at a good price, the Knolls Golf Course is a very good option. While it may not be hard on your wallet, the traditional park-style layout can be hard on your score if you're not careful. Course management is key, especially on the front nine. The back nine has a little bit more of the grip-it-and-rip-it mentality. Overall, the Henry B. Hughes design, which opened in 1962, is pretty open with good greens and should make for a fun round.

Colorado

Colorado

The towering, snow-capped Rocky Mountains dominate the Colorado landscape and are the main attraction for travelers to this Western state. The majestic Rocky Mountains draw travelers with scenic drives through mountain passes and year-round outdoor pursuits. In a state known for its wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park and Great Sand Dunes National Park are Colorado's most popular, while Mesa Verde preserves 600 cliff dwellings occupied by native people some 1,000 years ago.

Denver

The City and County of Denver is the largest city and the capital of the state of Colorado, located on the western edge of the High Plains at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the “Mile-High City” because its elevation is exactly one mile (1,609 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States - with over half a million inhabitants Denver is the 23rd most populous US city. A favourite destination during the Gold Rush, travelers are now drawn to Denver for its great outdoors and artistic treasures - the Western masterpieces of Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, with just under half a million inhabitants. It is situated at the foot of the Rockies, 65 miles (105 km) south of Denver, the state capital. At 6,035 feet (1.839 m) the city stands well over one mile above sea level, though some boroughs stand significantly higher or lower than this. 

Colorado Springs also sits at the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak. The world's highest cog railroad and highest train in the US, the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway has taken passengers for over a century to the 14,110 ft. (4.300 m.) summit of Pikes Peak. Just 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, this classic is a must and operates year-round.

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and virtually no humidity, combined with the city backdrop at the base of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains. make Colorado Springs a favourite tourism destination. Tourism is the third largest employer in the region and welcome 5 million visitors annually. One of the most popular areas in Colorado Springs is the Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark with 300 foot sandstone rock formations against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of Pikes Peak. The park offers a variety of annual events as well a golf course - Kissing Camels.

Colorado Springs retains the feel of a Western town, home to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and the Museum of the American Cowboy. It is also is home to the United States Olympic Training Center and the headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee.

Address & Contact

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

USA

 

Location

Colorado Springs, eastern Rocky Mountains (6,200 ft./ 1.890 m.), 65 mi. S of Denver  

Airports

Colorado Springs Regional Airport (COS) 20 min.

Denver Int'l Airport (DEN), 90 min.

Season

All  year (Hotel & Golf)

Climate

Dry Alpine climate. Relatively mild winter and warm summer. 300 days of sunshine per year