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By Doug Carey,

KEYSTONE, Colo. — Looking for a great weekend in the mountains? Check out Colorado’s Keystone Ranch.

With the snow long melted and the rivers running, another beautiful Colorado summer is underway, and there is no better way to enjoy the mountain sunshine than with a round of golf at one of Keystone Resort’s two immaculate courses. Golf season officially began in Summit County on May 17 with the opening of the River Course. Guests can enjoy both of Keystone’s spectacular courses beginning May 31 when The Keystone Ranch opens for play.

Along with the front nine, golfers can grab lunch at The River Course Grill, buy new gear at the golf shop or tune-up their skills on the practice range and putting green. Tee times may be booked online at or by calling 800-464-3494.

Keystone’s courses are “a cool combination of mountain golf courses that offer different architectural layouts with opposing personalities, spectacular panoramic views and challenges that test golfers of all abilities,” said Keystone Director of Golf Steve Corneillier. “Keystone Resort is the closest all-inclusive mountain resort to the Front Range of Colorado and the only 36-hole facility in Summit County.”

While the par-71, Hurdzen-Fry River Course at Keystone provides impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and five-sets of tees on each hole, the Keystone Ranch par-72 course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front-nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout. Throughout the summer Keystone’s Golf courses will offer various lessons and clinics specifically geared at improving guest’s game in a productive and friendly atmosphere. Half-hour private lessons with a PGA professional that are individually tailored to guests’ skill level and goals will be available for $50.

Clinics such as Boomers on the Links at The River Course, perfect for seniors, Betty’s free golf week at The River Course, specifically for woman, and Just for Junior Golf Clinics, great for 17 and under golfers, will also be available throughout the golfing season. For a full listing of lesson and clinic information please visit For golfers looking for an exciting chance to improve their game, the Keystone Resort will host a prestigious clinic with Nancy Lopez, winner of Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in 1978, on August 21.

The event will include breakfast, a putting exhibition with Lopez, short game clinic stations focused on putting, chipping, pitching and sand, followed by a delicious lunch. Golfers will have the chance to round out the day with nine holes on the Keystone Ranch Golf Course with Lopez hitting a par three with each group.

Nestled at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Keystone’s two courses offer the perfect chance for a long weekend or extended getaway to the cool mountain climate, where average summer temperatures hover in the low-70s.

Stay-and-Play golf and lodging packages start at $90 per person and save guests 33% on lodging when paired with a round of golf. Visit or call 800-328-1323 for reservations.


By Reginald Bautista,

As the nation embraces summer, it’s time to dig out the clubs, shake the rust off the swing, and hit the golf course in the mountain towns. This batch of golf getaways features a trio of deals from Sheraton Steamboat and Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course. Other honorable mentions include cocktails in a package for the Peaks Resort & Spa and Telluride Golf Club, and a Stay and Play package from The Inn at Keystone, the town’s only pet friendly property.

Trio of Golf Getaways with Sheraton Steamboat Sheraton Steamboat and Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course are offering three packages depending where you want to play and for how long. All packages include at least one round of golf at Rollingstone, accommodations at Sheraton Steamboat, and late checkout, if available.

Golf The ‘Boat Starting at $299 per person double occupancy, per night, this package offers access to two of the Yampa Valley’s finest courses, including:   – Resort accommodations  – Greens fees for up to 18 holes for two players at the Sheraton’s Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course  – Greens fees for up to 18 holes for two players at Haymaker Golf Course  – Golf cart included  – 4 p.m. late check-out (based upon availability)

Unlimited Steamboat Golf Package This unlimited golf offer, which starts at $149 per person double occupancy, per night and includes:   – Resort accommodations  – Unlimited golf for two players at Sheraton’s Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course – cart included  – Driving range privileges on day of play  – 10% off all merchandise at Sheraton’s Rollingstone Ranch Golf Pro-Shop  – 4 p.m. late check-out (based upon availability)

Steamboat Stay & Play Starts at $129 per person double occupancy, per night, including:    – Resort accommodations  – Green fees for up to 18 holes of golf for two players at Sheraton’s Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course – cart included  – Driving range privileges on day of play  – 10% off all merchandise at Sheraton’s Rollingstone Ranch Golf Pro-Shop  – 4 p.m. late check-out (based upon availability)

About Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course Named one of Colorado’s “Best Resort Courses” for 2011 by Colorado Avid Golfer, the Rollingstone Ranch was designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The 18-hole course – a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by to Audubon International – consists of bentgrass/poa annua greens and bluegrass/ryegrass fairways and roughs and sixty-six sand bunkers, plus dramatic tee shots, stunning Flat Top Mountain views, and the Fish Creek Grille. For more information on Rollingstone Ranch, visit or call 970-879-1391.   To book any of these packages and for more information on the Sheraton Steamboat, call 866-716-8134 or visit All packages are based on availability; the Golf the ‘Boat offer require a 2-night minimum stay.

Elevate Your Golf Game at The Peaks in Telluride This golf package at the Peaks Resort & Spa and Telluride Golf Club includes: Resort accommodations – One round of Golf per person – Range balls and practice facility – Golf concierge services – 19th Hole round of cocktails at Palmyra Bar – Complimentary valet parking

About Telluride Golf Course At 9,500 feet above sea level, this par 70, 6,574 yard, 18 hole, mountain resort course is surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 foot mountains in the United States. Constructed in 1992 and located within the Peaks Resort & Spa, the course serves as a private club for members as well as a public course for Peaks guests. For more about this package and information about the Peaks Resort & Spa and Telluride Golf Club, visit

Stay and Play at The Inn at Keystone  From $126 per person, the package includes: Lodging accommodations – 18 holes at the Keystone Ranch

About Keystone Golf Keystone’s courses were ranked among Colorado’s Best Resort Courses by Colorado Avid Golfer. Elevation changes, variable bunkers, and water hazards combine to challenge golfers of all levels. Other rates, dates and accommodations available. To book this package and for more information, visit


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