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Mile-High Clubs

Conquering Colorado
WHERE TO PLAY

  • Aspen Glen Club,
    Carbondale
    par/yardage: 73, 7,455
    architects: Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II
    phone: 970-963-4536
  • Aspen Golf Course,
    Aspen
    par/yardage: 71, 7,165
    architect: Frank Hummel
    phone: 970-925-2145
  • Beaver Creek Golf Club,
    Beaver Creek
    par/yardage: 70, 6,784
    architect: Robert T. Jones Jr.
    phone: 970-845-5775
  • Breckenridge Golf Club,
    Breckenridge
    par/yardage: 72, 7,276
    architect: Jack Nicklaus
    phone: 970-453-9104
  • The Club at Cordillera,
    Mountain/Valley/Short courses, Edwards
    par/yardage: 72, 7,413 (Mountain); 71, 7,005 (Valley); 27, 1,252 (Short)
    architects: Hale Irwin (Mountain); Tom Fazio
    (Valley); Dave Pelz (Short)
    phone: 970-926-5100 (Mountain); 970-926-5950 (Valley); 970-926-5550 (Short)
  • Cotton Ranch Club,
    Gypsum
    par/yardage: 72, 7,052
    architect: Pete Dye
    phone: 970-524-6200
  • River Valley Ranch Golf Club,
    Carbondale
    par/yardage: 72, 7,348
    architect: Jay Morrish
    phone: 970-963-3625
  • Roaring Fork Club,
    Basalt
    par/yardage: 72, 7,240
    architect: Jack Nicklaus
    phone: 970-927-9000
  • Sonnenalp Golf Club,
    Edwards
    par/yardage: 71, 7,059
    architects: Jay Morrish and Robert Cupp
    phone: 970-926-3533
  • Vail Golf Club,
    Vail
    par/yardage: 71, 7,024
    architect: Ben Krueger
    phone: 970-479-2260

WHERE TO STAY

  • Beaver Creek Resort,
    Beaver Creek,
    800-859-8242
  • Hotel Jerome,
    330 E. Main St., Aspen,
    970-920-1000
  • The Little Nell, 675 E. Durant Ave.,
    Aspen,
    970-920-4600
  • The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera,
    2205 Cordillera Way, Edwards,
    970-926-2200
  • Sonnenalp Resort of Vail,
    20 Vail Rd., Vail,
    800-654-8312
  • St. Regis Hotel,
    315 E. Dean St., Aspen,
    970-920-3300

WHERE TO DINE

  • Breakfast in America,
    53 El Jabel Rd., #2, El Jabel,
    970-963-2739
  • Campo de Fiori,
    205 S. Mill St., Aspen,
    970-920-7717
  • Chaparral Steakhouse
    at Cordillera, Cordillera Valley Club, Edwards,
    970-926-5988
  • Grouse-on-the-Green,
    Cordillera's Short Course Clubhouse, Edwards,
    970-926-5788a
  • Kenichi,
    533 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen,
    970-920-2212
  • The Left Bank,
    183 Gore Creek Dr., Vail,
    970-476-3696
  • Minturn Country Club,
    131 Main St., Minturn,
    970-827-4114
  • Piñons,
    105 S. Mill St., Aspen,
    970-920-2021
  • Restaurant Conundrum,
    325 E. Main St., Aspen,
    970-925-9969
  • Restaurant Picasso,
    The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera,
    970-926-2200
  • Sweet Basil,
    193 E. Gore Creek Dr., Vail,
    970-476-0125
  • Woody Creek Tavern,
    2 Woody Creek Plaza,
    Woody Creek, 970-923-4585

WHILE YOU'RE THERE
Aspen Central Reservations can arrange Aspen festival tickets and activities (800-262-7736).

  • Yoga for Athletes,
    Avon, 970-845-0507

ITINERARY
DAY ONE:
Play Cordillera's Short course to get altitude adjusted. Lunch at Grouse-on-the-Green. Go to free Tuesday-night concert at Gerald Ford Amphitheater. Dine at the Left Bank.

DAY TWO:
Play Cordillera's Valley course. Lunch at Chaparral Steakhouse. Play Cordillera's Mountain course. Take in watsu therapy at Cordillera's spa. Dine at Restaurant Picasso.

DAY THREE:
Play Sonnenalp Golf Club. Lunch in the clubhouse. Stretch out at a Yoga for Athletes session. Eat dinner at Sweet Basil or grill your own steaks at Minturn Country Club.

DAY FOUR:
Play Beaver Creek Golf Club. Drive to Aspen via Glenwood Canyon with a bag lunch. Go for a swim at the world's largest hot springs pool and visit Doc Holliday's grave, in Glenwood Springs. Check in at the Hotel Jerome or the Little Nell. Eat dinner at Piñons.

DAY FIVE:
Eat at Breakfast in America. Play the Aspen Glen Club. Lunch in the clubhouse. Browse Aspen's galleries and high-end emporiums (along Main Street) or take the chairlift up Aspen Mountain for a killer view of the surrounding peaks. Attend the Snowmass Balloon Festival. Dine at the Little Nell.

DAY SIX:
Breakfast at Hotel Jerome. Play River Valley Ranch. Lunch at Woody Creek (look out for Hunter S. Thompson). Attend Aspen Music Festival. Dine at Restaurant Conundrum.

DAY SEVEN:
Play Roaring Fork Club. After lunch in the clubhouse, rent a fly rod, a pair of waders, some woolly buggers and nymphs and cast for rainbow trout along the Roaring Fork River. Dine on Asian cuisine at Kenichi.

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