Telluride Area Golf Courses
Stunning Mountain Views and Wildlife that Distract Players at Telluride Golf Courses.
No matter what your scorecard tally reads at the end of the round, spectacular scenery, wildlife sightings and uncrowded fairways mean everyone wins at Telluride area golf courses.Golf loving visitors to Telluride have two courses from which to choose, Telluride Golf Club in Mountain Village and Fairway Pines at the Divide Ranch and Club, 38 miles away overlooking the quaint town of Ridgway.
Both spectacular courses are surrounded by mountain vistas that are distractingly beautiful and in both cases, golfers enjoy the advantage of high altitude. Thinner air means less friction so the ball travels further, great for drives, but beware and factor it in as you approach the green. Here are a few highlights of what to expect from each 18-hole golf course:
Telluride Golf Club at Mountain Village.
Par 70, 6,574 yards, elevation 9,500 ft. This course boasts being the highest in the nation. Encircled by Sneffels and San Sofia ranges and Mt. Wilson, the course sports forgiving fairways, well-defended greens, gentlemanly ladies tees, traversing pine and aspen groves, ponds and gurgling streams. Take advantage of the practice range with chipping and putting greens and check out the full-service pro shop. In keeping with Telluride’s cutting edge eco-ethics, this course has been a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2002, adhering to best practices in water conservation, habitat protection, biodiversity concentration, water quality management, and reduced chemical usage. Greens fees in 2014 were around $160; early morning and late day discounts available. Common wildlife sightings: elk and fox. Tee times and greens fees, 970.728.2606.
Fairway Pines at Divide Ranch and Club, Ridgway.
Par 72, 7,039 yards, elevation 8000 ft. Located atop Loghill Mesa, views of the San Juans and Cimarrons are inescapable and breathtaking. Pinon, juniper and ponderosa pine abound. This course has rebounded beautifully from the drought of 2012 that impacted course conditions throughout the 2013 season. More water rights and new grass planting earned the course rave reviews during the 2014 season. Driving range and full-service pro shop on site. Delightful and artfully prepared bistro-style cuisine at the clubhouse bar and grill. Greens fees, even mid-summer weekends, topped out at just $85 in 2014. Watch out for deer, elk, wild turkeys and eagles - in the air, and hopefully on your scorecard! Tee times and green fees, 970.626.5284.