est Colorado Golf visits the Eagle Ranch Golf Club in Eagle, Colorado. This Arnold Palmer designed public golf course offers
mountain vistas, stunning golf holes winding through the beautiful Vail / Eagle Valley.
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Don Rhoades: Now let's head up to Eagle Colorado for a tour of the enjoyable Arnold Palmer designed Eagle Ranch Golf Club.
Jeff Boyer: The Eagle Ranch Golf Club was part of a new real estate development that started back in 2000-2001. The golf course opened in 2001 and since then of course the community has grown and a really diverse group of people are here.
Eagle Ranch Golf Club is about 30 miles west of Vail which puts it about 2 hours west of Denver right off by 70 and set in a beautiful Town of Eagle, Colorado, it's a great little small town. Of course a lot of the visitors to the Vail Valley will stay in Vail or Beaver Creek where it's easy to get to.
The golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer. All of his golf courses are very playable. At this one in particular, it's a challenging golf course that some of the best players in the state are excited about playing here and come back year after year. It's also very open, there is not a lot of forced security for people, there is always an escaper out for a safe shot.
There are a lot of bunkers and the bunkers do come into play. They are easy to get out once you are in them. And the golf course has a very natural look to it. A lot of native grasses, dunes that border the fairways and it just has a really nice look for the mountain valley that we are in.
The Golf Course in the Town of Eagle is set at 6600 feet, so we are pretty high above sea level and the ball does fly further at this altitude. We can stretch the course to over 7500 yards; we don't recommend that too many people play from those tees and they range all the way up to 5400 yards for the most forward tees. So the course can be played at many different distances depending on the golfer's ability level and with the ball flying further, they might be able to go back and set the tees from where they would normally play and a lot of people enjoy that.
At Eagle Ranch, we get an opportunity to host quite a few tournaments and we try to get involved and help guide them as to the best way to set up their sponsorships, their host sponsorships, their title sponsors, whatever it may be.
Jack Skjonsby: When we plan this thing, we go back to February and we have meetings with them and so forth, so they go through to the preliminary so they are very organized by the time we get here and when you get here, it's important that once you start that it plows and it plows smoothly and that's exactly what he does here.
Jeff Boyer: We have hosted groups for tournament whether they may be staying in the Vail Valley at a hotel in Vail or Beaver Creek or even Eagle.
It works really well for a destination type event and it also works great for groups that do come up from Denver. People would drive up from Denver that morning and too often and have a great day out there and enjoy the party afterward and then they head back to Denver, it's not too far for that.
We have got a great website and you can book tee times online and we try to keep it updated with information about the golf course and up coming tournaments and that's eagleranchgolf.com and we have also got a toll free number, its (866)-328-3232 and you can reach the golf shop there.