Golfing

November-004South Fork’s Exquisite Golf Course

Ranked the “6th Best New Golf Course to Open in 2003” by Golf Digest, this exquisite 18-hole championship golf course is destined to be one of the best in Colorado. It features the Rio Grande River, large groves of cottonwoods and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.  Elevations range from 8,130 to 8,590 feet and the total length of the fairways is 7,200 yards. The longest par five is a massive 600 yards. Six of the holes meander around the Rio Grande with the river coming into play laterally, as well as crossing. Six holes are in the meadows and provide transition between the Rio Grande and the Mountain holes. The mountain holes are carved into the rock and trees and provide dramatic views with a spectacular finishing hole featuring a several hundred foot elevation drop. The club has a first-class training facility with a spacious driving range and green.

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A grand clubhouse, restaurant, fitness center and fishing lodge are on-site. Check with the club for a schedule of tournaments, many of which are open to the public. www.riograndeclubandresort.com

Avid golfers can also try two other courses available in the San Luis Valley, making us the perfect destination for your next golf vacation.
Alamosa Cattails Golf Course: Praised for superb condition and a challenging 18 holes. One of Colorado’s “best courses to play for under $50.”
Monte Vista Golf Course: Nicely cared for 9-hole municipal course.

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Local Outdoor Clubs

The Silverthreaders and Powderbusters are diverse groups of locals, part-timers, and visitors that enjoy ATV riding, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, skiing and motorcycling. Their many organized activities aim to preserve the multi-use of our magnificent outdoors and impart responsible recreation use. They organize weekly outings for hiking (3x’s per week), ATV/4x4 rides, snowmobile and snowshoeing.

Main Website: silverthreaders.org 
Photos/Blog: silverthreaders.blogspot.com  

Ask for a copy of thier recreation map from the Visitor Center

Consult local sources concerning directions and trail conditions before going out. Never enter the backcountry alone and always leave detailed information with someone.