Breckenridge Mountain Golf Course: Bear, Beaver & Elk

Municipal Target Design By Jack Nicklaus

Posted by Robert

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Breckenridge Mountain Golf Course:My dad has owned property in Summit County for years, thus I've been extremely lucky to be able to play golf at Breckenridge Golf Course over the past 15 years. This beautiful mountain golf course is the only municipal golf course in the world that was designed by Jack Nicklaus. That's right -- the Golden Bear himself bestowed the ski town of Breckenridge with this treat. It's a shame you can only play it about 5 months out of the year.

The course has three nine hole courses: The Bear, The Beaver, and The Elk. They are all very similar winding their way through hilly terrain with beautiful vista views of the giant 14-thousand-foot peaks. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, beavers, and elk.

The course plays tough, as Jack used the natural wetlands and mature pine trees to design a target golf course that puts a premium on accuracy. That's the bad news. The good news is that at an altitude of 9500 feet, your drive is going to go forty yards further then it does back at home.

I recommend this course for everybody. If you are traveling to Summit County in the summertime, don't miss out on this golf experience. Just make sure you take a cart -- the walk is very hilly, and there is no air up there! And of course, don't forget your camera.

For good grub, hit up the Hearthstone in town and try the JalapeƱo poppers with a Blue Martini.

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