The original Broadmoor Golf Club has a long and storied history, having opened with the hotel in 1918. The original Broadmoor was designed by master golf course architect Donald Ross, who declared it his "best work.'' Robert Trent Jones Sr. was then hired to design an additional nine hole course in 1948, and the redesign came to be known as the East Course.
The East Course boasts one of the highest elevations in the United States at 6,400 feet above sea level. The course is ranked among the best golf courses in the country, and its location provides a combination of tree-lined fairways and panoramic mountain vistas.
The East Course features wide fairways and ample greens, but golfers may encounter large, shot-altering trees along the way, and the greens are tricky to read. Golfers are also advised to keep in mind that putts break away from the mountains.
The course has received numerous accolades and awards over the years, including being named one of only 12 North American and Caribbean golf courses to receive a five-star rating by Golf Digest. That same publication also ranked the venue as number one in customer service.
The course has also been host to a number of championships, including the 1959 and 1964 U.S. Amateur Championship, and the 1995 U.S. Women's Open, and the 2008 U.S. Senior Open. The course is also slated to host the 2011 U.S. Women's Open Championship.
Between May 1 and November 1, players are required to use a cart or a caddie prior to 3:00 p.m., with caddies available upon request. Tee times for guests of the resort may be reserved beginning January 1st of the same year, with tee times reserved for members only on weekend and holdays mornings until 9 am.
The Broadmoor Golf Club features a full-service practice facility, including a multi-tiered driving range with five target greens. Two chipping greens with bunkers, and three putting greens are also available. Individual instruction and playing lessons are also available.
The Broadmoor Golf Club also offers a number of services and amenities, including the Spa at the Broadmoor. The Spa provides world-class services, d,cor, treatments and protocals gathered from around the world. The Spa also offers a state-of-the-art fitness cetner, indoor and outdoor pools, and a relaxtion room that melts worries away. The facility is consistently rated one of the finest resort spas in the country.
For drinks and dining, the Broadmoor Golf Club offers its guests a number of food and beverage options. The Oasis is located on the golf courses and features full beverage service as well as snacks, sandwiches and hot dogs. The Golf Club Grille provides guests with pub-style dining, including full bar and grille fare. The Gold Club Dining Room offers a casual, family outdoor dining experience, complete with an exterior fire pit. And, for five-diamond cuisine, the resort offers the Penrose Room, one of the Rocky Mountain region's top dining destinations.