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Bucket List Golf Courses in Durango, Colorado

27 Aug, 2019

Whether it’s the setting, scenery, or challenge of a course that makes it great, Durango has all the right forces at play. 

The southwest may be known best for its hiking, skiing, and 300 annual days of sunshine, but this unsuspecting destination is pure golf and pure Colorado. Between the unique mountainous terrain and alpine panoramas, a golf outing in Durango is a must-experience for your next family vacation, business retreat, or reunion.

Hillcrest Golf Club

With beautiful La Plata mountain views and a scenic overlook of town, Hillcrest Golf Club is one of the most accessible, well-maintained greens in Durango. The club features an 18-hole course, pristine fairway, and full size driving range.

You can schedule your tee-time conveniently online, book a lesson, or join a golf clinic onsite. After a leisurely round on Hillcrest’s manicured green, visit the Irons in the Fire Grill for happy hour and a meal. 

Dalton Ranch Golf

The lush green Animas Valley is a destination for hiking, biking, sightseeing, and of course, golfing. The 250-acre Dalton Ranch, situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is an 18-hole paradise for recreation. 

Dalton Ranch, with its especially friendly staff, club amenities, and welcoming accommodations, enjoys the company of both touring and local golfers. After the game, find Alce’s Restaurant onsite, with one of the best outdoor dining views around.

Glacier Club Golf

Between the resort, clubhouse, spa, fitness center, and community, Glacier is more than a golf destination. The luxury club and golf course is exclusive to members-only, but invites guests interested in real estate to experience the fun.

With a two or three-night stay purchased through the Discovery Package, guests gain a guided round of golf on the expansive course mountain course. Designed by Todd Schoeder and three-time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, the Glacier Club mountain course is as stunning as it is technical and playable.

For a more family-friendly endeavor, check out these miniature sized courses around town:

  • Disc Golf at Fort Lewis College: Join the students at the 18-basket disc golf course for some frisbee throwing, exercise, and gameplay.
  • Mini Golf at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q: For a family outing with Texas-style barbecue, happy service, and onsite mini putt, Serious Texas B-B-Q at 650 S Camino Del Rio is the place to be. Entertain the family and make an event of your dinner plans.
  • Mini Golf at Purgatory Resort: 12 holes, fun obstacles, and a mountainside view await at Purgatory Resort, an all-season destination for family fun. Best deal is to golf with your day pass.
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