Tee off in Leadville amid the wonders of Colorado
Set in the undeveloped, wide open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near Turquoise Lake, Mt. Massive Golf is truly a walk in the woods — no freeways, homes or condos to share your game with — just the elk, deer and woodland creatures.
Golf the way it’s meant to be — in a natural setting with a casual and relaxed atmosphere, with truly friendly people on staff that work for your good time and return.
This is America’s Highest Golf Course, just a bit lower than Leadville at 10,152 feet above sea level. Yes, the ball does fly about 20 percent farther here — but it also flies straighter due to the reduced spin rate at altitude — which means less slicing and hooking, and lower scores!
Golf in a natural setting with the river, lake and Colorado’s highest peaks as neighbors is a rare opportunity not to miss.
Along with the golf course, Mt. Massive also features a nine-basket Disc Golf Course. And for the soccer enthusiast (new this year), the only 18-hole FootGolf Course in the region. “We believe golf should be fun and relaxing, so we operate our facility and treat our guests accordingly,” said Craig Stuller, general manager and “head golf guy” at Mt. Massive Golf Course. “But we don’t skimp on caring for our course — conditions rival those found at the pricier, resort courses nearby.”
Hole NO. 1
This par 4 plays into the highest peak in Colorado, Mt. Elbert. It features long looks down the beautiful Sawatch Range.
Hole NO. 6
A par 5, this hold plays in the viewshed of the course’s namesake Mt. Massive, Colorado’s second-highest mountain.
Course designer: Adolph Kuss
Year built: 1939
Classification: Regulation, public
Location: Three miles west of downtown Historic Leadville
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. until dark. Morning hours may vary under frost conditions during the early and late season.
PGA Head Professional: Mike O’Leary
General Manager: Craig Stuller
Dress code: Mountain Casual. You must be dressed!
Fees: $15-$24 to walk a nine-hole round, depending on time of year and day. Riding carts are an additional $8 per person, per nine holes.