East Course at The Broadmoor
0 of 14
Broadmoor East - 3 and 4
The par-3 4th hole (left) and par-5 3rd hole (right) are two standout holes on the front side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Images
East Course at The Broadmoor
1 of 14
Broadmoor East - No. 1
The first hole starts from an elevated tee and doglegs left to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Broadmoor East - hole 3
2 of 14
Broadmoor East - hole 3.JPG
A pond guards the third green on Broadmoor East. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
East Course at The Broadmoor
3 of 14
Double tee
Holes 1 and 4 share a tee box and head in different directions. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
East Course at The Broadmoor
4 of 14
Broadmoor East - 7
Many greens are elevated and large at the Broadmoor making putting difficult to read, including the par-5 7th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Broadmoor East - hole 9
5 of 14
Broadmoor East - hole 9.JPG
The ninth green is one of the most daunting at Broadmoor East. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
East Course at The Broadmoor
6 of 14
Broadmoor East - Greens
Several greens have falloff areas behind them, like the par-3 12th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Broadmoor East - No. 16
7 of 14
Broadmoor East - No. 16
The par-3 16th hole is relatively short and plays gently downhill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
East Course at The Broadmoor
8 of 14
Broadmoor East - No. 18
The finishing hole is a dogleg right to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Broadmoor East - hole 18 through the trees
9 of 14
Broadmoor East - hole 18.jpg
Another look at the finishing hole of Broadmoor East. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Putting green at The Broadmoor
10 of 14
Broadmoor putting green.jpg
The putting green at The Broadmoor won't help you figure out where the mountain influences putts on the East and West courses. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Jack Nicklaus bust at The Broadmoor
11 of 14
Broadmoor - Jack Nicklaus bust.jpg
This bust of Jack Nicklaus signifies his win at the 1959 U.S. Amateur at The Broadmoor. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Broadmoor Aerial
12 of 14
Broadmoor Aerial from Will Rogers Shrine
View from the Will Rogers Shrine high above The Broadmoor's 36 holes. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Grille at The Broadmoor
13 of 14
The Grille
The Grille at The Broadmoor overlooks the 18th at Broadmoor East. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

In Photos: The East Course at The Broadmoor Resort

The famous host of multiple USGA Championships has roots to Donald Ross and RTJ Sr.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Broadmoor celebrated its 100th anniversary in style, hosting the 2018 U.S. Senior Open in June on its famed and feared East course , the host of six other USGA Championships.

Jack Nicklaus (1959 U.S. Amateur) and Annika Sorenstam (1995 U.S. Women's Open) both won their first major events here. David Toms (2018 U.S. Senior Open), Julie Inkster (1982 U.S. Women's Amateur), Eduardo Romero (2008 U.S. Senior Open) and So Yeon Ryu (2011 U.S. Women's Open) are other notable champions crowned at The Broadmoor. You'll need to be a player of their caliber to handle the legendary thick rough and tough-to-read greens heavily influenced by the Cheyenne Mountains.

The original routing by Donald Ross in 1918 was split when the West course was added by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1964. That rerouting leaves Ross-designed holes to start (holes 1-6) and end the day (holes 16-18) with the RTJ Sr. holes across the road sandwiched in the middle of the round. They both have their moments.

A pond near the clubhouse guards the approach shots to the par-5 third green and the par-3 fourth green. Elevated greens seem to be the theme of RTJ's work at holes 7, 9, 11 and 15. The Ross finishing hole is worthy of a major venue, a stout 433-yard dogleg right to a green perched above a pond.

The Broadmoor East might be a mutt architecturally, but it's a purebred when it comes to challenging anyone's game.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
5.0
5

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
Latest galleries
A look at the country's best college golf courses, from affordable publics to more exclusive private rounds.
Having been fortunate enough to visit Hilton Head Island about a half dozen times, I've played nearly every golf hole open to the public, and like anyone else, I've build a collection of my favorites.

Popular Videos

Now Reading
In Photos: The East Course at The Broadmoor Resort
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE