The Club at Cordillera features four highly acclaimed, handcrafted golf courses that provide both a mountain and desert golfing experience.
The Summit Course, as its name implies, is the mountain-golf experience, situated at an elevation of 9,000 feet above sea level. This Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course has been carved out of 190 acres of mountaintop land, taking advantage of the beautiful, rolling terrain and the sage and spruce-covered hills within sight of the Rocky Mountains.
The 18-hole course, which opened in 2001, plays to a par 72 and a hefty 7,530 yards from the back tees, with a USGA rating of 74.0 and a slope rating of 135on Blue grass. It is considered some of the most balanced, most challenging and enjoyable mountain golfing in the world, blending European design and ambiance with American comfort.
The course features bentgrass greens that can be difficult to read, and Bluegrass fairways, The course also sports up to 60 bunkers and water hazards that come into play on four holes, providing enough challenge for even the most experienced shot makers.
Nicklaus also designed the course to create additional open space to enhance the natural beauty of the Cordillera community, while allowing improved recreational access and hiking in the neighboring White River National Forest's three million acres - considered some of the most spectacular views and mountain experiences to be had in North America.
The resort also offers a number of other actives beyond golf, with the Mountain Course transforming in the winter months into The Cordillera Nordic Center, which boasts more than 11 kilometers of groomed Nordic trail. Patrons may ski on their own or seek professional private and group instruction.
Cordillera is essentially a club comprising many clubs for a variety of interests, including cooking, skiing, book, snowshoeing and hiking clubs.