Red Sky Golf Club - Fazio Course

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3.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7113
Slope 134
Rating 72.1
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7113 yards 72.1 134
Blue 72 6813 yards 71.0 131
Gold 72 6405 yards 69.3 124
Sage (W) 72 5994 yards 72.2 140
Red (W) 72 5265 yards 69.1 127
Scorecard for Fazio Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.3/141 467 602 323 424 607 377 231 337 193 3561 227 419 335 411 397 531 502 163 570 3555 7116
Black/Blue M: 71.6/138 467 547 323 424 562 377 198 337 176 3411 207 397 335 411 397 521 476 163 528 3435 6846
Blue M: 70.7/134 414 547 322 392 562 357 198 314 176 3282 207 397 304 380 383 521 476 145 528 3341 6623
Blue/Gold M: 69.9/130 387 547 322 366 538 357 187 314 176 3194 188 370 304 355 364 521 425 145 528 3200 6394
Gold M: 69.0/125 W: 74.5/148 387 515 306 366 538 334 187 277 157 3067 188 370 276 355 364 495 425 127 502 3102 6169
Gold/Sage M: 68.2/123 387 510 306 366 507 334 165 277 147 2999 160 343 276 346 342 495 397 127 502 2988 5987
Sage M: 67.4/117 W: 72.4/142 357 510 294 342 507 315 165 241 147 2878 160 343 251 346 342 468 397 122 470 2899 5777
Sage/Red W: 70.4/135 357 424 294 313 436 315 141 241 147 2668 147 286 251 293 314 468 348 122 470 2699 5367
Red W: 69.3/132 293 424 267 313 436 292 141 224 129 2519 147 286 226 293 314 397 348 106 445 2562 5081
Handicap 11 9 15 7 1 13 5 3 17 6 2 16 10 8 12 4 18 14
Par 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 36 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 7 13 5 1 9 11 3 17 10 2 16 12 4 14 8 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season May 1st to October 24th
Architect Tom Fazio (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Red Sky Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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3.3
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

A bit let down

Unfortunately I think Red Sky Fazio (didn't play Norman) is a victim of too much hype. That isn't to say it's not nice because it is. The course is probably in much better shape than most mountain courses at this time of year are...But I was expecting so much more given the price and having to stay in Vail to get on. I can play other private courses on the front range (Perry Park) or play a public course in the mountains (Eagle Vail) and have twice the fun for a fraction of the cost. 3 stars is the ceiling here.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Fazio trumps Norman course at Red Sky - barely

You're allowed to disagree with me on this one. I like the Fazio course at Red Sky better, but I would have no quibble if you leaned toward the Norman more. After playing the Norman last summer, I returned this year to test drive the Fazio. Both share the same stunning views high above the Vail Valley.

What I love about the Fazio is how deftly his holes climb the terrain without the golfer realize it's happening. All the uphill holes are shorter, so they don't feel overly penal. And none of these holes feature awkward fairway slants and bad lies that so many other mountain courses offer. The reward for this journey in the high elevations is the final three holes that crash back to earth. The scenery and fun of the closing stretch that plays so dramatically downhill sets the Fazio apart from the Norman.

The private club vibe of the whole facility - you must stay at a Vail Resort to gain access to play the courses and dine in the Guest clubhouse - makes Red Sky the "place to play" in Colorado ski country.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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