“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.”
– Bobby Jones
There are many reasons why we play the beautiful game of golf: stress relief, the mental game, character building, socializing, or maybe it’s the connection between the game and everyday life that golf legend Bobby Jones highlighted so long ago. Whatever keeps you coming back, you can be sure to find it on the golf courses of Breckenridge and the surrounding county. As the snow melts, the spring sun shines through and golf season in Breckenridge ramps up in a big way. The golf courses in and around Breckenridge offer unparalleled natural beauty and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. You can read more about the area courses below; however, the best way to discover golf in the high country is to book a tee time and experience it for yourself.
Breckenridge Golf Club
Located just a few miles north of Main Street, this is the only golf course located in the Town of Breckenridge. Often included in the annual top 20 courses in Colorado and built on an old mining encampment, the Breckenridge Golf Club offers a truly unique golf experience. The course consists of three unique 9-hole courses all designed by the Jack Nicklaus Signature team. With incredible panoramic views of the Rockies at over 9,000 feet in elevation, playing a round of golf here is a must, even for casual fans of the game. Book a tee time or learn more here.
Keystone Golf Courses
Great golf in a spectacular mountain setting, Keystone is a world-class golf destination. Located about 15 miles northeast of Breckenridge, Keystone offers two championship 18-hole golf courses. The River Course, designed by Dr. Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry, offers a golf outing like no other. Dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views of Lake Dillon are the signatures of the River Course.
The Ranch Course is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course. This course is often viewed by locals and golf fanatics as the crown jewel of Summit County golf. The challenge of the links-style course design on the front nine and the unique setting of a mountain valley for the back nine all make for a golf outing you will not soon forget. To learn more about both courses and to book a tee time please click here.
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is considered one of the top courses in the country; boasting spectacular views, lush rolling fairways, immaculate greens surrounded by towering stands of pine and aspen, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear creeks, and trout-filled lakes. Avid Golfer magazine has ranked The Raven as the #1 golf experience in Colorado! The challenging, yet eminently playable Tom Lehman and Hurdzan/Fry golf design is something you must experience for yourself. Learn more or book a tee time here.
Copper Creek Golf Course
Arguably the most affordable golf outing in Summit County, Copper Creek is a mountain golf experience you must enjoy for yourself. Located at the base of Copper Mountain with spectacular views of the Tenmile Mountain range, Copper Creek is an 18-hole course designed by Pete Dye. This Pete Dye course boasts the highest tee box in America at just over 9,800 feet, and you can surely expect copious amounts of bunkers. To book this unique golf outing, click here.
Breckenridge and surrounding Summit County are home to world-class golf courses. With course designs from legends like Jack Nicklaus to Pete Dye, Breckenridge and Summit County have a golf outing to suit your golf style and most importantly, your golf budget.
Breckenridge is home to some amazing skiing, great shopping and epic nightlife. I’ve been so lucky to have been able to visit Breckenridge since I was about three.
The mountains always hold a special place in my heart. Breckenridge is nestled high up in the Colorado Rockies and attracts visitors from all over the world. The skiing is world-class and the views from the top of the chairlifts are one-of-a-kind. With five peaks to ski on, there is terrain for every type of skier.
Breckenridge is an ever-evolving ski town. Each time I visit, I experience Breck in a new way. This past visit, it was a new dining experience, previously it’s been new slopes, or new off-the-mountain activities like wine tasting. There truly is something for everyone in this old mining town, so if you’re not a skier, don’t cross this destination off your list.
Breckenridge isn’t just a winter getaway. There are also so many summer activities to do here, as well. From hiking, to mountain biking, to an outrageous Oktoberfest, Breck has it all. Maybe that’s why I’ve been visiting this old town for over 25 years now.
Whether it is your first time to Breckenridge, or your 5th you will find that there are always new restaurants to try. This little mountain town is stacked with restaurants lining our quaint Main Street. But which restaurants will leave your tummy full and taste buds satisfied? As locals, you can trust us when we say these restaurants are the best places to eat in Breckenridge.
Robbie’s Tavern is the newest restaurant addition to the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. If you’re looking for a good après, or a sunny patio, this is the place to go. Their patio overlooks the busiest chairlift in North America and has THE best views of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Their menu caters to all kinds and could be described as a little bistro with an array of menu options.
Menu Recommendations: Chicken Drummies / Cheese Steak / GC8 Salad
Blue River Bistro
The high-end ambiance matches the sophisticated menu that is sure to leave you satisfied. We love hitting this spot for their amazing happy hour deals that include any kind of martini you can think of paired with delicious appetizers.
Menu Recommendations: Lobster Burrata / Salmon Poke / Shishito Peppers / Buffalo Short Ribs
The newest restaurant to Breck, the “Stinky Boot” is full of sports bar eats. We recommend stopping by when you’re in the mood for delicious, not so healthy, appetizers or a stacked sammie with fries. Don’t forget to check out their game room located in the back.
Menu Recommendations: Grande Nachos / Boot Wings / Homestyle Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Probably one of the most iconic restaurants to Breckenridge is the Hearthstone. This is the place to go for a romantic date night or an elegant happy hour. From the outside, this restaurant looks like a Victorian home that is paired with a décor to match. And what can be said about their food? Out. Of. This. World.
Menu Recommendations: Charred Octopus / Crispy Goat Cheese Balls / Blackberry Elk / Heluka Pork Ooso Bucco
Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
You will find most locals hanging out in the “backroom” of this steakhouse for happy hour. They have plenty of delicious small plates to choose from and a wild west feel that will take you back to the gold mining days that started this mountain town. If you’re not in for happy hour, the front of this restaurant is perfect for an upscale steak dinner with family style sides.
Menu Recommendations: Ahi Tuna Lolly Pops / Prime Rib sliders / Chinese BBQ Beef Eggrolls / Raclette Cheese
Who doesn’t want to know about the best place to grab a slice? There are plenty of places in Breckenridge to get some pizza but ask a local and they will tell you the best pizza in Breckenridge is Northside Pizza.
Menu Recommendations: Imperial Pizza / Cucumber Bowl Pizza / Eagles Nest Pizza
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
You can find this bar jam-packed after a day on the hill and their killer happy hour menu includes bottomless chips and salsa and $1.50 tacos. If you’re looking for a satisfying Mexican meal, this is THE place to go. Not looking for a cheap deal? Don’t worry their authentic Mexican menu will satisfy any appetite.
Menu Recommendations: Tacos / Fajitas / Rellenos / Tamales
Don’t waste your time or your money trying to figure out what places to eat in this little mountain town, let your tastebuds be satisfied on your trip to Breckenridge and make sure to check out one of the restaurants!