The Keystone Ranch Golf Course Opens June 19 with an Opening Day Brunch by Bravo Television's Top Chef Brian Malarkey

11 June 2009

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The Keystone Ranch Golf Course opens june 19th with an Opening day brunch by bravo television’s top Chef brian Malarkey
KEYSTONE, Colo. –June 11, 2009 – Keystone Resort celebrates the opening of the Keystone Ranch Golf Course with a brunch prepared by special guest, and Bravo Television’s Top Chef, Brian Malarkey on Friday, June 19th. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Keystone Ranch driving range as Chef Malarkey grills up seafood appetizers followed by a brunch at the AAA, four diamond-rated, Keystone Ranch Restaurant at 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy brunch and a round of golf for $100 or just brunch for $30.
The Keystone Ranch course has been rated as one of the top 50 "Must-Play" golf courses in the world by LINKS Magazine. This classic mountain golf course is quietly tucked into one of Colorado's most picturesque mountain valleys and surrounded by majestic peaks. Winding through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake, this par-72 course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Keystone Ranch Golf Course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout with a yardage of 5,582 - 7,090.
Chef Malarkey brings much to the Ranch Golf Course opening event including his love of seafood. A native of Oregon, Chef Brian Malarkey grew up inspired by the cooking of his grandmother, in her beach house kitchen where she was often joined by her old friend James Beard. Brian expanded his skill set at Western Culinary Institute's Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Portland. Since finishing school, Brian has excelled as Executive Chef and Operating Partner of Oceanaire’s in San Diego, a restaurant that has received more than 60 industry awards.
Highlights of Malarkey’s career thus far include being selected as a contestant on Bravo’s Emmy-nominated culinary series in 2007, “Top Chef 3 Miami.” Malarkey competed against 15 of the countries best chefs and advanced to the final round gaining national recognition for his culinary talents. Since his time on “Top Chef,” Malarkey has made numerous appearances on subsequent seasons of the show and was most recently featured in episode eight of season four preparing dinner for the Real Housewives of Orange County. This summer, Malarkey will make an appearance on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Animal Planet’s award-winning reality series “Jockeys: Win or Die Trying.”
Keystone Resort is committed to helping protect the environment and serving sustainable seafood at several restaurants within the Resort. All seafood served at the brunch and at several Keystone restaurants is sustainable and contributes to supporting the long term viability of the ocean and individual marine species.
Other events and programs this summer at the Keystone Ranch include:
·         Kids Golf Free in the Afternoon- Kids golf free at Keystone every afternoon with a paying adult at both of Keystone’s award-winning courses. Free golf is offered after 5 p.m. all season long for kids age 17 and under depending on availability.
·         Divot Heads (Junior Golf Clinics)- On Wednesdays, June 10 through August 19, at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course, juniors will learn all aspects of the game of golf. All equipment provided. $20. For more information and times call (970) 496-1520
Keystone also offers a great Stay and Play package starting at $143 per person with lodging at the Inn at Keystone and a round of golf at the Keystone Ranch. Additional lodging deals at Keystone start at $99 a night.
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. 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 and consumer website is

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