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Haymaker Golf Course. Three miles south of Steamboat Springs, this public-access 18-hole Keith Foster course has a pro shop and café. The challenging, rolling course has hills, streams, and native grasses, as well as exceptional views. The course is noted for being well maintained, with large greens and a 10,000-square-foot putting green. 34855 U.S. 40, Steamboat Springs, CO. 970/870–1846. www.haymakergolf.com. Reservations essential. 18 holes. Silver course: 7308 yds. Par 72. Slope 137. Blue course: 5059 yds. Par 72. Slope 137 (127 women). Gold course: 6728 yds. Par 72. Slope 129. White course: 6151 yds. Par 72. Slope 123 (138 women). Green fee: $109. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, golf academy/lessons, restaurant, bar.
Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Expect to see plenty of wildlife on this 18-hole championship course, which was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr. The extensive practice facilities include a driving range, a bunker, and a putting green. The Fish Creek Grille ($) serves lunch and a well-rounded happy hour and appetizer menu after 3 pm. 1230 Steamboat Blvd., Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487. 970/879–1391. www.rollingstoneranchgolf.com. Reservations essential. 18 holes. Black course: 6902 yds. Par 72. Slope 141. Green course: 5205 yds. Par 72. Slope 129. Green fee: $140. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.