If you’ve never hit a golf ball at high altitude, you’re missing out. Research shows that golf balls hit above 9,000 feet compared to balls hit at sea level have a 10% difference in distance travelled. If that doesn’t have you packing your bags for one of the 5 Highest Golf Courses in Colorado, the serene beauty of these mountain golf courses will. Of course the Club at Crested Butte, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. 18-hole Championship course, made the list. Located at 9,003 feet above sea level and nestled up against Mt. Crested Butte, this premier course traverses 160 pristine acres surrounded by the beautiful Elk Mountains. Right next door to Crested Butte Mountain Resort the Club at Crested Butte offers its members a premier winter facility as well, offering ski-in/ski-out access. Where recreation meets relaxation, the Club at Crested Butte is definitely worth the visit. Other notable high elevation courses to check out are the Breckenridge Golf Club which sits at 9,324 feet above sea level and holds the honor of being the only town in the world to have 27 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Telluride Golf Club sits among the highest concentration of Colorado’s 14ers at 9,417 feet above sea level. Check out the rest of the 5 Highest Golf Courses in Colorado and plan your next Colorado golf trip.
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