This Summer, Keystone is calling “Fore”!

Just because the ski season has ended, doesn’t mean you don’t need to come to Keystone until the snow starts flying again. It just means that you need to purchase your Keystone Golf Season Pass! Yes, Keystone has a different season passes for the summer which are on sale now. The Keystone Golf Pass is good for both of Keystone’s golf courses: the Keystone Ranch Course and the Keystone River Course. These award winning golf courses are challenging courses with stunning mountain views and various terrain – a great place to spend those summer days.  You’ll never want to golf anywhere else after playing here! 

Keystone offers a variety of passes that will fit the number of times you’d like to play over the summer plus what your budget allows and, just like skiing, one of these passes is a Fore-Pack. These passes also give you some great benefits such as a golf cart rental, access to the practice facilities, Friends and Family pricing, and discounts on merchandise from the golf shops. You can purchase the passes online and determine which pass will fit in with your summer plans.

 

If you want to stay close to the golf courses, we have a variety of options available to suit your lodging needs.  If you are golfing at the River Golf Course, check out some of our condos at The Pines or Lodgepole.  Many of the condos at the Pines have great views of the course!

 

Enjoy the pool table at Keystone Golf Retreat

One of our private homes, Keystone Golf Retreat, backs up to the golf course on the Keystone Ranch!  This property features a private hot tub, a full size pool table in the downstairs den area, 6 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and spectacular mountain views. A large stone hearth, vaulted ceilings and those special touches like an antler chandelier make this the perfect place for a mountain getaway with your family or group of golfers.

 

So get some friends together for four days over the summer and take advantage of the Summer Fore-Pack or make the summer one long date with your honey and take advantage of the Couples Unlimited Season Pass. Keystone even offers FREE golfing if you come out for a round on your birthday (some rules may apply).  That’s right – free golf!  Whichever golf pass you decide on, one thing is certain, you won’t be pining away waiting for ski season to start. Instead you won’t want summer to end.

 

Keystone Summer ‘Funtivities’

April showers might bring May flowers somewhere, but in my memory April showers always brought May ‘I-am-almost-out-of-school’ jitters. The sunshine beckons kids out of their school seats and onto bicycle seats. And as the days get longer and the sunshine gets warmer, we are looking forward to the coming season like school children ourselves!

As you ponder your summer plans and weekend ventures, we will share some of our favorite activities around Keystone so you won’t miss a thing.

Keystone Science School
Enroll the kids in a number of different, fun learning camps at the Keystone Science School.  Every kid should get to go to camp and whether its a day camp, discovery camp, or a leadership program, there really is something for everyone. Check out the programs and register here.

Hiking
Keystone has a myriad of trails fit for exploration and adventure. Not only can you take the Gondola to the top of Keystone for fast access to scenic trails and views, but you can take a guided hike to learn about the natural and local history of Keystone. Or, check out one of the hundreds of trails in Keystone and surrounding areas of Summit County!

Biking
Whether you want to speed down some singletrack or meander along the bike path, Keystone has it all. On June 12, Keystone will open their lifts again to take you and your downhill bike to enjoy up to 100 miles of singletrack mountain biking and its renowned bike park. For those of you who wish for an easy family bike ride, the bike path wanders from River Run Village to Lakeside Village to Keystone Golf Course to Lake Dillon. This bike path is a great way to enjoy the scenery beyond the villages!

Horseback Riding and Wagon Rides
Horses aren’t just for sleigh rides on snowy winter nights, but also for enjoying the trails and scenery during the summer! Check out the Keystone stables for an adventure this summer! Keystone also hosts Wild West Nights throughout the summer; nights where you can enjoy a free bike-in movie, brats, beverages and campfire s’mores while you can try out a game of horseshoes… don’t forget your cowboy boots!

Golf
Keystone Resort boasts two golf courses: The River Course and Keystone Ranch. Golf your way through beautiful scenery and mountain vistas. With 18 holes at each golf course and out of this world views, Keystone will keep you occupied during your vacation.  There are also numerous free clinics and fun tournaments to join throughout the season to work on your game and have fun.

Keystone Summer Festivals
With  at least one fun summer festival happening every month of the summer, you won’t want to miss attending at least one.  Pick your passion, whether its bacon, beer, wine, music, peaches, running and more and attend the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, Mountain Town Music Festival or Oktoberfest with the Das Bier Burner 5K!  All of the festivals are family friendly and free to attend, with options to buy tasting tickets and passes to enjoy the food and drinks. Check out our summer festival packages here. 

Water Fun
Lakeside Village hosts a plethora of fun activities during the summer. Attempting stand up paddle-boarding for the first time? Keystone Lake is small and will be a great way to start paddle-boarding or perfect that technique, plus at $15 its an easy way to test the waters. Paddle boats are also a great way to check out the scenery from the lake. Not interested in watersports? Grab some fish feed and keep them busy or signup for a free fly fishing class!

With so much to do, you may have to stay a few days! Check out our rates and availability and book your Keystone summer vacation today!

Written By: Amy Drees

Plan Your Summer Golf Outing at Keystone Resort

If you are looking for an unforgettable golf trip this Spring or Summer, look no further than Keystone Resort, Colorado.  There are two amazing golf courses at Keystone Resort, just a few miles apart in the rolling hills surrounding Keystone.  Staying at Keystone, you will also have access to a number of other courses in Summit County, no more than 10 to 20 minutes in the car, including The Raven at Three Peaks, The Town of Breckenridge Golf Course and Copper Mountain Golf. Drive a little further down I-70 and you will reach multiple courses in the Vail and Beaver Creek/Edwards/Avon areas.

The Keystone Ranch and Keystone River Courses both offer amazing mountain views and spectacularly maintained, challenging courses. There is no question that you’ll love to tee off at Keystone Resort.  The golf season in the Rockies typically kicks off in mid to late May and runs until as late as September or early October, depending on the weather.  Weather can change quickly, so always come prepared with extra layers, gloves, and sunscreen.

Golfing at Keystone Resort Colorado

The Keystone Ranch Golf Course is an 18 hole, par-72 course that takes you on a journey through pine trees, over vistas and even around a small lake, traveling through the peaceful Keystone Ranch area. The total yardage of the course is 5,582 – 7,090 and it also includes a practice course with a putting green, practice bunker and a driving range.  There is a clubhouse on the grounds with locker rooms and a fully-stocked golf shop that sells everything you might need, including sunscreen, gear, and apparel.  The area is also home to the Keystone Ranch Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks and beverages every day during the golf season, not to mention fine dining in the evenings. The Ranch Restaurant offers some of the best views around on the deck which overlooks the back nine of the course.

Spectacular Views at Keystone Ranch Golf Course

The Keystone River Course is located in the West Keystone area, and flows in and out of the pine forests and Snake River.  This par-71, 18-hole course offers golfers a challenge with features like substantial elevation changes, water hazards, trees and multiple sets of tees on each hole to appease golfers of all abilities.  This course offers unparalleled views of Lake Dillon, surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks, and the beautiful Snake River.  This course also will give you plenty of chances to see wildlife such as Elk, birds, fox and other animals. The Clubhouse at The River Course includes both a golf shop and small restaurant, The Grill, which serves up breakfast, lunch and après-golf with happy hour served out on the sunny deck.  The River Course also houses a practice facility and access is included with your golf fees.

Golf at Keystone River Golf Course

Keystone Resort offers golfers an experience they won’t have anywhere else with its beautiful mountain scenery and high altitude game.  Remember that both courses require a collared shirt and non-metal spiked shoes.  As always don’t forget the sunscreen, because Colorado gets on average 300 days of sunshine a year!

There are plenty of lodging options available at Keystone that offer quick access to both golf courses.  For those playing at the Keystone River Course, The Pines in West Keystone offers the ultimate convenience.  Condos at the Pines offer easy access and amazing views of the greens, see the photo below from the balcony at Pines 2163.  For those playing at the Keystone Ranch, SummitCove has some very luxurious properties that are very close to the course, including the private home rental, GoldenRod Home #7.  Keystone Resort is a central hub for golfing in the Rocky Mountains, a true golf-lovers paradise! Call SummitCove Lodging today about golfing lodging packages.

Views of River Golf Course from the balcony at Pines 2163

 

Today is the Last Day to Register for Wounded Warriers & KAC Golf Scramble

The Keystone Adaptive Center and Scotty McFadden Foundation have teamed up to put on the ‘Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC’ Event at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course, raising funds for the Keystone Adaptive Center and Wounded Warriors Fund. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 for a team.  Fees include use of the practice range, 18 holes of golf with a cart, contests and some awesome door prizes.  Today is the last day to register for the event that is being held on Monday, August 27th.  This is the perfect chance to have some fun out on the golf course, meet some new people and support a great cause at the same time. For more information or to register for the event, call Marci Sloan at 970 453-6422 or email marci@boec.org

Schedule of Events
9:30 am – Registration & Practice Range
10:30 am – Shotgun Start, Scramble
4:00 pm – Door Prizes & Winner Announcements

 

 

Keystone River Golf Course Opening Day

Keystone River Course Opening May 21 2010

We have made it to this wonderful time of the year when the grass is getting greener by the minute and the fairways are looking like they are ready for some action.  The Keystone River Golf Course is looking good and the resort is planning on the opening day to be May 21st this year.

Playing golf at the River Course at Keystone is an amazing mountain golf experience, 71 par Hurdzan – Fry designed course with the works in features, elevation changes, mountain, lake, river, and natural grass hazards and features that will challenge the professional golfer in your family, but with 5 tee boxes on every hole even the newest golfers will enjoy the time spent on the course.  The River course is offering a great spring special for $85 for 18 with cart and greens fees and range balls.

Golf Course at Keystone Resort
Nice place to spend a day on the golf course!

Raven Golf Club Snow Day instead of Opening Day

Raven Golf Club Opening Day 2010

The Raven Golf course in Silverthorne is not opening on time today, due to the recent snow storm in Summit County Colorado the golf course was buried under 8 inches of fresh powder.  The skiing is fantastic up in A basin and the the courses will certainly enjoy the additional moisture that this storm has produced.  This golf course is not right in Keystone Resort but just down the road and many of our summer vacationers enjoy this amazing course.  Click for more information on the Raven Golf Course

So keep the skis tuned for a couple of more weeks and leave your golf clubs in the trunk for another week, they estimate the course will be open in another week or so!