Elevate Your Golf Game at One of These Mountain Resorts
Edgewood Tahoe Resort aerial, Lake Tahoe. Credit Brian Walker
Golf is gaining popularity, thanks to a post-pandemic surge. Experienced and novice players will relish the chance to play at high elevations and enjoy spectacular views in the mountains. Whether you’re planning an executive retreat, incentive program or simply want to incorporate a round into the meeting agenda, consider these three mountain resorts for unforgettable golf experiences.
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
Set in the Cheyenne Mountain foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado, The Broadmoor is the longest-running Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond resort in the world and is well-known for its impressive meetings and events offerings, which include 315,000 square feet of event space. Included in the resort’s amenities is The Broadmoor Golf Club, which consists of two championship golf courses that have hosted events like the U.S. Women’s Cup and PGA Cup matches and the U.S. Senior Open in 2025.
Because of its long-standing history with the game of golf, The Broadmoor can help you plan a tournament or golf event with its Golf Department. Once the group has contracted into the hotel, the Golf Department works directly with the group’s meeting planners to arrange golf for groups as small as four players up to groups well over 200.
For groups that have meetings to conduct but want to add a golf element, the resort can help coordinate early morning golf events or early afternoon golf events based on the group’s meeting and social schedule. The Golf Department’s Tournament Office provides all administrative coordination, including:
- Cart cards
- Scoreboards, including live scoring on the golf carts
- Tournament gifts, including dual-logoed merchandize
- Awards packet and presentation after the tournament
- Golf bag receiving, handling and movement back to hotels for departure
- Overnight bag storage, including an individual bag tag
- Practice range use before the event
- Callaway rental clubs
- All administrative activities prior to and during the event
Every year, the resort hosts the Broadmoor Invitation, and while it’s not a corporate event but rather a social event, Russ Miller, director of golf for The Broadmoor, says its format is a great example of how the Golf Department can work with corporate groups to build an event around the game.
In 2023, participants came from 20 states around the country and 198 total people attended, Miller explained.
“While golf is played for five days, special food and beverage events are held throughout the hotel to showcase to guests the different options and cuisines the hotel has to offer,” he said. “Also, daily spouse/guest activities are offered that are exclusive to the resort and led by team members of the resort.”
Some of these activities include pickleball, culinary demos, interactive food experiences and guided hikes.
“The Broadmoor Invitation is an example of the unique offerings and activities that are available both to corporate event groups as well as leisure special events,” he said. “The Golf Team will cater and create a golf program that matches the goals and desires of every type of group while working alongside other departments to ensure the experience is second to none.”
Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Lake Tahoe
Edgewood Tahoe, in Stateline, Nevada, is Tahoe's only lakefront golf resort and is home to the American Century Celebrity Championship, promising an unforgettable golf experience for groups. The 154-room resort has 7,000 square feet of meeting space, with interiors inspired by the lodges of the American West. Golf is the centerpiece of the resort, however, and groups should not miss a chance to experience a round on the challenging fairways and greens while overlooking the country’s largest alpine lake.
The resort can arrange tee times for your meeting group or can help planners organize golf tournaments, customized based on the group's preferences and requirements. Golf amenities the resort can provide include:
- Closest to the pin and long drive proxy marker placement and pickup
- Scorecard preparation with index conversions
- Draped registration table
- Public address system (required for shotgun starts)
- Pre- and post-event banquet services
- Scoreboard preparation and event scoring ($2 per player)
- Hole sponsorship sign distribution
- Volunteer carts at no charge
- Tournament format rules sheet preparation
For those new to golf or looking to improve their game, Edgewood Tahoe also provides golf lessons and clinics conducted by professional instructors, which can also serve as a teambuilding activity.
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Ideal for small groups and executive retreats, VIPs meeting at the only luxury hotel with slope-side access to Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the U.S., don’t just have access to fresh powder. During the warmer months, guests at Waldorf Astoria Park City can tee off at Canyons Golf amidst the stunning Wasatch Mountains between 6,500- and 6,900-feet elevation with million-dollar views that include world-famous ski runs, Wasatch and Uinta mountains and surrounding valleys. Designed by renowned course architects Gene and Casey Bates, this course winds through 97 acres in the heart of Canyons Village and offers 18 holes of challenging golf.
While not directly affiliated with the resort, the property sits around Canyons Golf and offers an exclusive 15% discount when reserving a tee time through the hotel’s personal concierge team and a 10% discount on food at Powder (located across from the eleventh hole). Hourly lessons are also offered by the Canyons Golf PGA professionals for attendees that want to work on their game.
Waldorf Astoria Park City—only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City Airport—offers a host of other amenities, including peak-side pools, a 16,000-square-foot spa and activities like hiking and guided horseback riding on over 7,300 acres. Meeting spaces include the Presidential Suite, featuring a fully equipped, commercial-grade exhibition kitchen and customized meeting sets, a fireplace and room for a boardroom for 30 or a banquet for 80; Frostwood room, ideal for receptions or private dining events for up to 60; two executive boardrooms that can seat up to 14; the Empire room for up to 36; or take advantage of the semi-private dining space in Powder.
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