A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design crafted on 190 mountaintop acres at 9,000 feet, the Summit Course is an 18-hole, 7,530-yard par-72 that takes advantage of the natural, rolling terrain of sage and spruce-covered hills, with stunning views of the Rockies. Nicklaus was able to create additional open space to protect the community's natural beauty and improve hiking and recreational access to three million acres of the neighboring White River National Forest.
A Hale Irwin Signature Design inspired by the undulating terrain and postcard setting, the Mountain Course is simply exhilarating. Capturing the feel of the landscape was especially important to Hale Irwin, who grew up in Colorado. The three-time U.S. Open champion was committed to preserving the area's inherent natural qualities, while creating an extraordinary course. Formerly a working ranch, the land spans ridges, meadows and forests, which bring into play a variety of challenges.
A Tom Fazio Signature Design with its high mountain desert topography, the Valley Course is dramatically different from the Mountain and Summit Courses. Lower in elevation by 2,100 feet and blessed with primarily southern exposure, it offers an extended playing season. Tom's goal was to incorporate the natural terrain while enhancing the beauty of the area and ensuring an abundance of open space. The course's wide-open fairways do just that.
Dave Pelz Signature Design, the Short Course is one of only two in the world. It integrates Dave's own short game philosophy. Each hole is less than 130 yards, but features challenging shots and tight bunkering. The ten-hole Short Course lies high on the mountain, so it provides a fabulous view of the Vail Valley. It's sophisticated enough for serious players who wish to develop a stronger short game, while providing a fun, relaxed golf experience for every ability level.