Great Fun in the Tri-Lakes Area
For many Tri-Lakes area residents, easy access to quality golf courses is an added bonus of living in the region. There are five breathtaking courses within 20 minutes of downtown Monument.
Three public golf courses offer championship play at reasonable prices; Kings Deer Golf Club and Monument Hill Country Club in Monument, and Perry
Park Country Club in Larkspur.
King's Deer is a regulation 18-hole championship golf course. It was designed and built by Redstone Golf Group and opened in 1999. Throughout its history, King's Deer has earned a reputation for its outstanding conditions and quiet atmosphere, as well as breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range. With four sets of tees, the course tests the abilities of golfers of all skill levels. The lush rolling fairways and smooth undulating greens give the feeling of a Scottish links style course making your golfing experience truly exquisite.
Monument Hill Country Club is nestled in Woodmoor, a prestigious community in Monument. It is located just minutes east of exit 161 at Interstate 25 and CO-105. At 7,300 feet, this course also has beautiful views of Pike Peak. The course is lined with Ponderosa Pines and is designed by J. Press Maxwell.
The 18-hole- course opened in 1969 and measures 6,715 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 140 and a 71.6 USGA rating. The course features five sets of tees for different skill levels.
Perry Park is a 7,007-yard par 72. The layout was designed by noted Colorado golf architect, Dick Phelps. His challenge, flawlessly executed, was to design 18 holes to fit seamlessly among the natural wonders of the dramatic, red rock upheavals that define the course.The layout is designed for the pleasure of golfers of all skill levels with six separate tee positions. Though there are significant elevation changes throughout the 18 holes, it is an easily walkable course. Both private carts and walking carts are allowed.
The Club at Flying Horse in North Gate is a private course. It was built in 2005 out of the heart of a legendary landscape.
The 18-hole course was designed by golf legend Tom Weiskopf. It has a European resort-style feel with bloodlines that rival those of the greatest venues in the world. Rated as one of the "Top 10 Private Courses in Colorado"
The Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Golf Course is private, but if you can get on with a member or someone in the military you will experience an unforgettable day on the link.
Eisenhower Golf Course is named in honor of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who took part in the dedication ceremony. It has won acclaim as being one of the best courses in Colorado.
Nestled in the razor-back foothills of the Rampart Range, the blue course was first opened in 1959. Home to the annual Falcon Invitational (formerly the Pikes Peak Invitational), the course has been challenged by some of golf's best players including Jay Don Blake, Hale Irwin, Tim Herron, Steve Jones, Jimmy Demaret, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Andy North, Mike Reid, Sam Snead, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods.
Recently, Sports Illustrated named Eisenhower as one of the 10 best golf courses on a college campus, while Golf Digest has ranked the blue course as the third-best course in Colorado.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the course features large greens, long teeing grounds and fairway bunkers requiring a 250-yard carry. The Blue course is much like other mountain courses having very fast greens with the dominant break and speed coming away from the mountains.
The par 72 can be stretched to over 7,300 yards but the 7,000-foot elevation makes it play much shorter. Other unique characteristics include no out-of-bounds and only a few small water hazards.
The Silver Course, designed by Colorado architect, Frank Hummel, is the newer of the two Eisenhower courses. It is shorter than the Blue but makes up for its lack of length with fast, tricky greens, narrow fairways and many hazards. It is built in a beautiful setting with many spectacular mountain views and a view of the cadet chapel. The course, a par 72 with no out-of-bounds, complements the Blue Course very well because it requires more accuracy than length off the tee.