Eagle Ranch Golf Club is a public course in the heart of the "banana belt," a term given to Down Valley locations. While it may be snowing in Vail, golfers here rejoice and tee up early in the season. Eagle Ranch is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The golf course was a working ranch, with farm implements strategically placed around the course, which Arnold Palmer designed and then opened in 2001.
The five pros on staff offer private and group adult and junior lessons, golf clinics, ladies-only clinics and The First Tee program (one of the largest in the state). The five target greens, two putting greens, one chipping green, one practice bunker, a four-hole chipping area and a separate teaching tee promise the start of a better game. The GPS-enabled carts let golfers plan their game – and if the play didn’t live up to expectations, settle back in The Grille and enjoy an Arnold Palmer overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Fun fact: The course has working beehives. Eagle Ranch Honey! The course is open April 1 through November 10.