WOLCOTT, Colo. Aug. 12, 2004 - In the company of some of the most prestigious golf courses in America, both courses at the Red Sky Golf Club have been ranked in the Top 100 golf courses to play in the United States in the September 2004 issue of Golf Magazine.
Ranked at number 25, Greg Norman's 7,580-yard par 72 course is praised as "at once beautiful and brutal."
The magazine goes on to tip their collective visor to Norman, stating, "The Shark made no bones about his plan to build a backbreaking test here, and he has succeeded."
Tagged at number 90 on the list, Golf Magazine describes Tom Fazio's 7,113-yard par 72 as more resort-friendly than Norman's track, but adds, "it is easier only on paper (135 slope compared to Norman's 144 from the second-deepest tees). Drift slightly offline and you'll find yourself stuck between a rock and no chance in hell".
Developed by Vail Resorts Development Company as part of the Red Sky Ranch luxury community, the Red Sky Golf Club is located just 25 miles west of Vail and 15 miles west of Beaver Creek, and is proud to be home to the first and only Greg Norman-designed course in Colorado.
"It is a wonderful honor for Red Sky to be recognized in the company of such other great courses and to be included in Golf Magazine's list of Top 100 courses you can play in the United States," said Jeff Hanson, director of golf at Red Sky. "Having both courses top the list in such a short time frame clearly is a reflection of the efforts of the Vail Resorts Development team and their dedication to creating a very successful golf venue for members and guests."
Red Sky Golf Club is open to club members and resort guests staying at select properties in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. Resort guest play and member play alternates between the two courses daily.
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Tee off in a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. Package includes one night of luxurious lodging in Beaver Creek at The Pines Lodge, a RockResort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and one round of golf for two at Red Sky Golf Club. Price starts at $409 per night from now through Oct. 23, 2004. Offer is based on double occupancy in a hotel room and is subject to availability. Taxes not included. Other restrictions may apply. Call (877) 923-7669 or visit www.vbcrp.com for reservations.