Red Sky Golf Club - Fazio Course

3.6666666667 3.7 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7113 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Red Sky Golf Academy"


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

1 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"A bit let down"

jd6236's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I don't recommend this course

"Fazio trumps Norman course at Red Sky - barely"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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