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Raven at Three Peaks Earns Place on Golfweek’s 2011 ‘Best Courses You Can Play’ List

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March 11, 2011

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Raven at Three Peaks Earns Place on Golfweek’s 2011

‘Best Courses You Can Play’ List

(SILVERTHORNE, CO.) – Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks – the golf course in the famed Rocky Mountain ski resort region of Summit County – has earned a place on Golfweek’s 2011 “Best Courses You Can Play” list.

The latest issue of Golfweek, out today, ranks Raven at Three Peaks the No. 7 public course in Colorado. Located an hour’s drive from Denver and less than 30 minutes from the state’s most famous ski resorts, Raven at Three Peaks’ combination of dramatic golf holes, stunning views and private club-level service has made it the state’s most sought after mountain golf experience.

“We are proud to be recognized by Golfweek, one of the game’s most prestigious publications,” says Rhonda Boutelle, General Manager. “The caliber of our championship golf course and some of the best views in the United States foster a unique atmosphere that enthralls golfers from Silverthorne to Denver to Colorado Springs.”

 

Raven at Three Peaks now has a Facebook page housing real-time course and weather conditions, promotions, photos, videos and a forum for discussions between golfers and staff. Golfers can follow Raven at Three Peaks’ Facebook updates by going to www.facebook.com and searching “Raven at Three Peaks.” Once on the page, golfers should click the “Like” button located at the top center.

For more information about Raven at Three Peaks visit www.ravenatthreepeaks.com, or call 970.262.3636 / 877.296.3636.

About Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Opened in 2000, Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry (Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design) and British Open and Senior PGA Champion Tom Lehman.  It was the fourth “Raven” branded course in America and remains the only Raven facility in Colorado.

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is a rare combination of a championship layout set against a panorama of towering pines, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear streams and wildflower meadows. In creating one of the great golf experiences in the American West, Hurdzan/Fry and Lehman utilized the routing of the former Dick Phelps-designed Eagle’s Nest Golf Course to create a playing surface on which every hole, landing area and shot value maintains its design integrity and takes advantage of the site’s natural terrain.

The front nine climbs toward the upper reaches of the golf course, culminating at the 533-yard, par-5 sixth hole (“Warriors Mark”), the highest point on the golf course.  In plain view from the tee box are the signature “Three Peaks” for which the course is named.  The back nine flows across the distinctive mountainous terrain, leveling off relative to the roller-coast ride out, yet still choc-full of dramatic shot-making.

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks closes with one of the strongest finishing stretches in Colorado, with the final four holes providing a PGA Tour-level ending to an unforgettable round of golf. The 601-yard, par-5 16th features a 150-foot drop from the tee to the landing area below. It is an unforgettable prelude to the two final par 4s, stout two-shotters measuring 468 and 448 yards, respectively.

Unique to the region, Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks' bunkers are patterned after the distinctive style first introduced by Alister Mackenzie at Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne, and Kingston Heath. Steep faces and deep furrowed edges give way to native grasses perched at the edge of the sand. In addition to being visually dramatic, the “Mackenzie bunkers” frame the golf course and help contain tee shots that can have up to a 10-percent increase in carry due to the course elevation.

Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks 12,400-square-foot clubhouse features a strong and clean Alpine architectural style with a mountain lodge post-and-beam pine interior. It houses a fully-equipped pro shop, the “Raven Grill” serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a member’s locker room with ample space for meetings and special events. A variety of membership levels are available for golfers desiring the benefits of a semi-private facility.

Accolades for Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks include:

  • Golfweek 2011, “Best Courses You Can Play, No. 7”
  • GOLF Magazine 2010, “No. 6 Best in State”
  • ZAGAT, “America’s Top Golf Courses 09/10, No. 2 in Colorado”
  • Golf Digest 2009, “Best in State, No. 19”
  • Golf World 2009, “Reader’s Choice Awards, 75 Points”
  • Colorado Avid Golfer, “No. 1 Mountain Course in Colorado”



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