EDWARDS, Colo. -- At more than 9,000 feet, the Summit Course at Cordillera just west of Vail is one of the highest and most picturesque golf courses in Colorado.
With five sets of tees, this Jack Nicklaus design, one of four courses at Cordillera, can play as long as 7,530 yards, but that's really not the story here. The views are incredible, but the design manages to keep up. Nearly all the holes are memorable with elevated tees and greens perched on the horizon with views that span a hundred miles or more.
Fairways are generous for the most part, but the greens are anything but easy. Find the wrong part and you can easily invoke a three-putt or worse.
Managed by Troon Prive, the private club operating division of Troon Golf, the Summit Course is private, but available to guests at the Cordillera Resort & Spa.