by Doug Blake
Copper Creek Golf Course should be at the top of any golf enthusiast hit-list as the summer season slowly changes to fall. Sunny days filled with clear views of the Ten Mile range make for the perfect high altitude outing. The 18 hole course features breathtaking views and well designed greens that guarantee to satisfy golfers of all ability levels. If the elevated experience isn’t enough, Copper Creek remains the best valued golf course in Summit County.
The course earns its reputation of braun and beauty under the shadows of the Ten Mile Range and Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Each hole changes player perspectives as they meander through the resort while staying close to the snowmelt that carves the banks of Copper Creek. Picturesque tee boxes tempt powerful drivers to swing for the Sky Chutes all while maintaining constant yet varied fairways.
Notable holes throughout North America's highest championship golf course include the 14th green (home to the highest tee box at 9,800 Ft.) as well as the courses two signature holes (thirteen and seventeen). Each offers beauty and balance for both the amateur and veteran golfer alike. Greens fees provide different options for nine or eighteen holes while tee times range from morning to twilight hours, all while promising not to break the bank. Spend the day walking the course, riding a golf cart or peddling your way through this classic mountain course on your individual golf-bike.
Sink the ultimate birdie with Copper’s Nine and Dine deal that offers golfers who start after 5pm with a ten dollar dining voucher for JJ’s Tavern. Enjoy various draft beers and craft cocktails, alongside a food menu that boasts the resorts best BBQ, wood-fired pizzas and various homestyle favorites.
Take a mulligan and stay the night at one of the many Copper Mountain Resort lodging options. Pair the nights stay with a twilight round ($28 with cart after 6pm) and an early morning tee time and visitors can build the ultimate golf getaway.
Copper Creek Golf Course is open until September 29, 2019, weather and condition dependent. Book your tee time today.