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Elevate Your Game | Golf in Summit County

“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.

Golfing in Breck

Breckenridge Golf Club

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 River Course at Keystone

The River Course at Keystone | Photo: Keystone Resort

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.

Keystone Ranch

Keystone Ranch | Photo: Keystone Resort

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.

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The Raven at Three Peaks | Photo: Raventhreepeaks.com

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.

Copper Creek Golf Course

Copper Creek Golf Course | Photo: TwoGuysWhoGolf.com

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.

The Best Happy Hours in Breck: A Local’s Guide

Cheers!After a long day of skiing, nothing sounds better than to sit back, relax, kick off your boots, and enjoy a cold one (or two). So where are the best places in Breckenridge to go for happy hour? Who has the best deals?

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the inside scoop on the hot spots in Breckenridge. We asked some locals about their favorite happy hours in Breck. Here’s what they had to say…

Aurum Food & Wine | 209 S Ridge St

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: Considered the best happy hour spot in Breck right now. 4-6 pm daily.
The Deals: Half-priced apps, half-priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic cocktails!
The Cherry on Top: The food is to-die-for, the atmosphere is lovely, and the bartenders/servers are super friendly and accommodating!
Local’s Guide: Since this place is so awesome, you will most likely be battling for a seat at the bar. Get there early! Also, we recommend wetting your whistle with the “Corpse Reviver” or the “Bees Knees.” Then top it off with the signature House Rolls and the French Onion Burger (the best burger in Breckenridge – in our humble opinion. :))

Modis | 113 S Main St

Price: $$$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: Modis has TWO daily happy hours as well! From 3-6 pm & 10-midnight daily.
The Deals: Appetizers for under $10, reduced price on cocktails, and wine pours.
The Cherry on Top: One of the original owners Eric, was feeding his son dinner one night. His son kept saying, “mo dis” (as in, I want “more of this”)… and that is how the name “Modis” was born.
Local’s Guide: Try “The Implication” if you’re a bourbon lover, or the “Powder-Hound Sour” if you want to try something truly unique and delicious.

The Blue River Bistro | 305 N Main St

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: The Blue River actually has TWO happy hours every day! From 3-6 pm & 9-midnight daily.
The Deals: Two-for-one appetizer menu, two-for-one martinis and $2 off drafts.
The Cherry on Top: Live music to groove to from 5-10 pm.
Local’s Guide: Try a martini! They have an extensive and diverse list of different types of martinis. Check out the “Paloma Martini” with Espolon tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Cappelletti Aperitivo, ruby red grapefruit, and muddled cucumber.

Ember | 106 E Adams Ave

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: Scratch that. At Ember, it’s called Euphoric Hour! From 4-6 pm daily.
The Deals: Reduced drink prices, great wines for $5/pour, and $5 appetizers.
The Cherry on Top: This place has a great atmosphere, everyone is friendly, and the bar is curved which makes it easy to chat with your neighbor.
Local’s Guide: The selection of appetizers is the best part, and the quality of the food is fantastic for the prices. Try the “Sexy Woman” with jalapeño infused vodka, passion fruit, and lime.

Motherloaded Tavern | 103 S Main St

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: No, but gluten-free options are available.
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm daily.
The Deals: $1 off beer and wine, $2 off house infusions (shots, mixed drinks, mason jar cocktails, and hot drinks), and $5 food specials.
The Cherry on Top: Live music every Friday and Saturday. Football specials on Sunday and Monday night. Trivia Tuesdays:  9-midnight. Whiskey Wednesdays: $3 whiskey drinks. Thirsty Thursdays: happy hour drinks all day and night! There is always something going on here!
Local’s Guide: Motherloaded has a laidback vibe, with friendly and attentive staff. Everything they make is from scratch; try their infused vodka, the Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, Disco Tots, or the Sweet Pepper Applewood Bacon (candied magical bacon deliciousness) and then toast marshmallows right at your own table!

Mi Casa | 600 S Park Ave

Price: $
Gluten-Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: 3-6 pm daily.
The Deals: Enjoy great drink specials, discounted tacos, and wings.
The Cherry on Top: Mi Casa has been a locals’ choice for après ski since 1981, so why not check it out for yourself? They have an impressive selection of Mexican cervezas and the largest tequila list in Summit County with over 100 selections!
Local’s Guide: There are also free chips and salsa and FREE NACHOS during happy hour! Check out their Specialty Margaritas with freshly squeezed lime juice and your choice of tequila!

Hearthstone | 130 S Ridge St

Price: $$
Gluten-Free Menu: Yes
Happy Hour: 4-6 pm daily.
The Deals: $5 small plates, $2.50-3.50 beers, $6 house-crafted cocktails, and $5 wine by the glass.
The Cherry on Top: The Hearthstone is the perfect destination for a romantic date night!
Local’s Guide: Head upstairs for a small, secluded bar with phenomenal views of the town and mountains. Try the “Strawberry Serrano Martini” or the “Moscow Mule.”

Cheers!

 

Grab a Bite in Breck: Locals’ Favorites

Up in Breck and not sure where to grab a bite to eat? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From tacos & margs to steak & a bold Cab, we’ve surveyed locals around town for this insider info. Check out the “hot spots” in Breck that locals rave about!

Aurum | 209 S Ridge St

Price: $$

Food: The menu is carefully curated and locally sourced with seasonally fresh ingredients.

Atmosphere: Modern, yet relaxed, with beautifully tasteful décor, and extremely attentive and knowledgeable staff.

Perfect for: Date night or fun happy hour with friends. They also have an amazing wine list…

Local’s Guide: “Try the Curried Cauliflower or Crispy Brussels Sprouts for an app. Wash it down with the Bees Knees cocktail. They also have an amazing wine list…”

Happy Hour: From 4-6 p.m. daily, half-priced menu items, half-priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic cocktails!

970-771-3943 | Menu

Rita’s | 301 S Main St

Price: $

Food: Build-your-own tacos with creative margaritas and craft beer.

Atmosphere: Beach party down in the basement.

Perfect for: Date night, casual drinks or happy hour after a day of shredding!

Local’s Guide: “Try ‘The Kenny’ (actually named after a local), chips & queso and build your own taco. Double taco or no taco.”

Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. daily, $1 off all margs, $1 off draft beer, $5 Cazadores shots, buy 2 tacos get one free.

970-453-7313 | Menu

New Restaraunt Alert!

Little Bar & Grilled | 161 E Adams Ave – Just Opened!

Price: $$

Food: Gourmet grilled cheese is their specialty, but they also have burgers, crab cakes and more! They offer gluten-free and vegan options as well.

Atmosphere: Laid back casual restaurant with a bar.

Perfect for: Late night cheesy deliciousness!

Local’s Guide: Go try it for yourself!

Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 3-6 p.m., Sat & Sun Bottomless Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sign us up!

970-771-3791 | Menu

Southridge Seafood Grill | 500 S Main St

Price: $$

Food: Everything from oysters & trout to steak & burgers.

Atmosphere: Warm and inviting – they moved from Ridge Street a while ago and renovated the place.

Perfect for: Happy hour, casual or romantic dinner.

Local’s Guide: “Make sure you try the rainbow trout or the burger!”

Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. daily, includes an eclectic mix of delicious bites and $1 off all drinks.

970-547-0063 | Menu

Mom’s Baking Co | 100 N Main St

Price: $

Food: A European-ran bakery and coffee shop, featuring breakfast and lunch options.

Atmosphere: Quaint little bakery/coffee shop.

Perfect for: Breakfast, coffee break, or a light lunch.

Local’s Guide: “The Sausage Breakfast Burrito is a favorite in my office. Also, any of the pastries that they make are to-die-for.”

Happy Hour: They serve beer, wine, mimosas, sangria and Kombucha all day.

970-453-4473 | Menu

Ember | 106 Adams Ave

Price: $$

Food: Modern American cuisine with a seasonal and ever-changing menu. It’s all good!

Atmosphere: Elegant and romantic, but not stuffy.

Perfect for: A romantic date night, dinner or special occasion.

Local’s Guide: “Ask your server or bartender what they suggest since the menu is seasonal. They won’t steer you wrong!”

Happy Hour: At Ember, it’s called Euphoric Hour! Enjoy $5 wines and small plates, $6 cocktails, and $2 off beers from 4-5:30 p.m. daily.

970-453-8585 | Menu

Angels Hallow | 113 S Ridge St

Price: $$

Food: Mexican staples alongside a few American dishes are served at this cozy eatery.

Atmosphere: Casual and lively Breckenridge charm. If you visit during the warm months, check out the deck during the summertime for amazing mountain views.

Perfect for: A fun happy hour with friends!

Local’s Guide: “Get a margarita and a burrito! But be careful, the margs are dangerous!”

Happy Hour: Daily from 4-6 p.m., enjoy $2 domestic bottles, $4 micro pints and $1 off well drinks.

970-547-9595 | Menu

 

Well, there you have it: The Locals’ Favorites. Which restaurant will you try next?