Vail Golfing Considerations
If you love playing golf, you’ll love it even more in the Vail Valley. Stunning scenery and fresh mountain air add to the enjoyment of the game at more than a dozen Vail golf courses located in Beaver Creek, Edwards, Avon, Eagle, Gypsum, Wolcott and the town of Vail, and each one of them offers an experience differing from the others. Some of these courses are private but will still allow non-member play in some form. Many of the courses you find in this area are designed by well-known names such as Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Dave Pelz. Vail golfers and visitors can expect to find some of the top courses in the country, with some rated in the Top 100 Resort Courses by Golf Digest. Golf in Vail is accessible from May to October, though conditions are best in July and August. Be sure to reserve your tee times early in these months. Prices for Vail golf courses are generally lower in May and September/October. Some local resorts and accommodations offer discounted golf packages, so be sure to ask if you’re coming to town just for golfing.
The options at these Vail golf courses vary. Some offer caddies, some offer golf carts and some are better experienced walking and caddying for yourself. Many of them have pros on site who lead clinics on a regular basis or provide lessons, whether group or individual. Check these features out at whichever Vail golf course you’re interested in before heading over. And, did you know that altitude affects the game of golf? Golf balls travel faster in thinner air, which means you may need to choose a different club if you’re used to playing at lower elevations. In addition, if you’re not used to exercising at this elevation, remember that it can take a while to adapt to the altitude — drink plenty of water and consider taking a cart rather than walking