(cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2009 at 10am
Our group of travelling seniors played here 5-5-09 for $32, a very good rate.
Beaver Creek is a very nice golf facility, with a fairly new clubhouse. Design is uncomplicated, but optimizes the use of the terrain, with a fair amount of elevation change. No two holes look exactly alike, and there are only a few with parallel routing. Mature trees abound, and add to the scenery, and the challenge, as some of the fairways are pretty tight. Some holes are deisgned such that it is not good enough to be in the fairway off the tee, you must be on the correct side of the fairway to have a shot. Very thoughtful of the architect!
The course is 50 years old, and some of the features reflect that: smallish tee boxes and greens, relatively few bunkers.
Conditions today were excellent, especially in light of the several days of rain which only let up last night: fairways were firm, and only the bunkers had any great amount of water. Greens had been aerated about ten days ago, and were still pretty lumpy and bumpy. Otherwise, the course was in fine shape.
Pro shop is small but well stocked, and the staff was very welcoming. 19th hole is quite nice, well staffed, and with reasonable prices. Overall, we give Beaver Creek a thumbs up and recommend it.