Beaver Creek, Colo.(May 7, 2003-News Release) Golf in the Rocky Mountains takes on new meaning this summer with the opening of Colorado's first Greg Norman-designed golf course. The 18-hole championship course opens June 30, 2003 at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo., located 15 miles west of Beaver Creek and 25 miles west of Vail. Red Sky Golf Club features two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Members and guests each enjoy their own clubhouse and alternate play daily between the two courses.
"The Greg Norman course boasts stunning views of Vail's legendary Back Bowls and features bent-grass collars unlike any other course in Colorado. A bit longer than the Fazio course located next to it, the Norman course also features smaller greens with less undulation, favoring the long-hitter that hits accurate iron shots, said Jeff Hanson, director of golf for Red Sky Golf Club.
Greg Norman Course
The Par 72 Norman Course is located at approximately 7,880 feet and plays 7,556 yards from championship tees. The course's 24,000-square-foot Member Clubhouse features lunch for members only with dining available to the public in the evenings, a lounge and bar, men's and women's locker rooms, a full-service pro shop, member-only driving range, outdoor swimming pool, bag storage, two tennis courts and a member boardroom. The Norman Course will be open June 30 — October 26, 2003.
Tom Fazio Course
Red Sky Golf Club also features a Par 72 Tom Fazio Course, which was rated in the March 2003 issue of Golf Magazine as one of "The Top 10 Courses You Can Play. TheFazio course opened in 2002 and sits at an elevation of 7,650 feet above sea level, playing 7,140 yards from the back tees. The course's dedicated 13,000-square-foot Guest Clubhouse features a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining, a full-service pro shop and locker rooms. The Fazio Course will be open May 2 — Oct. 26, 2003.
Golfers can spend two nights at The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, a RockResort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and enjoy one round of golf at Red Sky Golf Club. Package is $299 per person and is available June 1-Sept. 30, 2003. Package is based on a two-night stay (double occupancy) in a lodge room. Offer is based on availability and taxes and other restrictions may apply. Call (800) 404-3535 for more information and reservations.
Whether playing as a single or with a group of friends, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch at Beaver Creek Mountain offers a special "Four for Fore golf package. The hotel was named one of the "80 Best New Hotels in the World in the May 2003 issue of Conde Nast Traveler. The offer includes four nights in a standard guest room, breakfast for two daily, four rounds of golf at Red Sky Golf Club, complimentary parking at the resort and nightly golf amenity. Package price begins at $825 per person, based on double occupancy. Offer is valid July 1 - Oct. 26, 2003. For information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, call (800) 576-5582.
Enjoy four nights of luxury at the Lodge at Vail, Vail's only Mobile four-star rated property, with a gourmet breakfast buffet included as well as two rounds of golf at Red Sky Golf Club. Package is $899 per person Monday through Thursday and $999 per person Friday through Sunday. Additional nights can be added at $299 per nightincluding breakfast for two, (golf is not included). Package is valid July 1 - Sept. 30, 2003. Offer is based on double occupancy, four-night minimum stay, subject to availability, taxes not included. Please call (800) 331-5634 for more information and reservations.
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Noted golf instructor Chuck Cook will operate Colorado's premier golf academy at Red Sky Golf Club. Academy programs will feature classroom and practice area instruction, including a 350-yard, double-ended practice facility and a short game area with three specialized greenss and play on the Tom Fazio and Greg Norman Courses. A series of two- and three-day clinics will be offered beginning in June 2003.
Red Sky Golf Club and the Chuck Cook Golf Academy are open to Club Members and their guests as well as guests of select Vail Resorts' lodging properties. For more information on the Red Sky Golf Club or the residential community of Red Sky Ranch, please visit www.redskygolfclub.com or call (970) 477-8400, or toll-free at (866) 873-3759.