Fore! The River Course at Keystone Resort Welcomes Spring with 18 Holes of Spectacular Mountain Golf Available for Play

13 May 2015
 The first of the resort’s two championship courses will open on Friday, May 15
  
Keystone, Colo. — May 13, 2015 — Summit County, Colorado’s Keystone Resort swings into spring with the first of two stunning golf courses opening for play Friday, May 15. The River Course at Keystone, beautifully situated along the Snake River and nestled among the Rocky Mountains, will open with 18 holes of play. The par-71 Hurdzan-Fry designed masterpiece has earned a number of accolades including “Best Mountain Course”, “Best Wildlife Experience”, “Best Service” and “Best On-Course Views”. Beginning Friday, golfers can enjoy the easily-accessible facility including the full-service golf shop, on-site restaurant and practice green and driving range. Early season golf rates start at just $55 and are conveniently available online, or by calling 800-464-3494.
 
Keystone’s courses – The River Course and Keystone Ranch Golf Course (opening May 29), provide a combined 36-holes of championship golf and welcomes golfers of all abilities to enjoy the spectacular views while teeing-off into the crisp Rocky Mountain air. Sitting at 9,280-feet above elevation and just a short, scenic drive from Denver, Boulder and surrounding areas, Keystone Resort provides a variety of lodging accommodations, dining options, resort amenities and family-friendly summer adventures.
 
“The golf offering at Keystone is truly unmatched in Colorado,” said Steve Corneillier, Keystone Resort’s Director of Golf and Recreation. “We have 36 holes designed by world-renowned course architects, the perfect summer climate to enjoy play throughout the day and a lively resort atmosphere making it a destination the whole family can enjoy.”
 
From friends, families and groups to avid golfers and those simply looking for a quick nine, Keystone’s package deals provide excellent value while allowing guests to customize and maximize their visits. The ‘Stay, Play & Save’ offer provides savings of up to 33 percent on lodging and golf packages, while ‘Ski &Tee’ offers allows guests to enjoy the best of two seasons with skiing or riding at nearby Arapahoe Basin prior to afternoon golf at Keystone. With any two night stay or more booked through Keystone Property Management, every member of the group receives Play for Free benefits, including free nine holes of golf on evening of arrival, free yoga classes, free guided hikes, and free scenic gondola tickets for children 12 and younger.
 
For those looking for a season of fun on the greens, and year-round activities at one of the country’s best family resorts, memberships to The River Course Golf Club are available. Creating a country club-like environment, membership perks include unlimited golf at The River Course and Keystone Ranch, dedicated member tee times on weekends and holidays, year-round member events, family-focused activities, access to the Keystone Spa and Tennis Center and much more.
The only 36-hole golf facility in Summit County, Keystone offers every level and style golfer an opportunity to enjoy challenging play in the majestic Rocky Mountain scenery of Colorado. Throughout the summer guests can take advantage of various programs and clinics, including private lessons with PGA teaching professionals, Ladies Play Days, group clinics and junior programs. Weekly events, clinics and play days provide golfers with a variety of options throughout the summer, including free nightly Junior Golf for anyone 17 and younger. Families or newcomers can take advantage of ‘Time for Nine’ rates and SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Golf, a development program designed for new players – both children and adults, in a fun and easy program that begins at just $15 per family, including equipment.
 
The River Course offers impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and five sets of tees on each hole to challenge and welcome golfers of all abilities, while The Ranch Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking scenery. Golf rates begin at just $55 with a variety of options available, including 9-, 18- and 36-hole rates, numerous season passes, and junior rates.
 
Keystone Resort has long been known as a place where families rule, and summers are no exception, where turning lifts carry mountain bikers, hikers and families seeking mountaintop summer adventures, rather than skiers and riders searching for fresh turns. From scenic lift rides and guided hikes to horseback riding and 36-holes of championship golf, the opportunities for summer adventures are endless.
 
Additional information can be found at golfkeystone.com or by calling 970-496-1449. For more information about Keystone, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
 

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Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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