The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks: Silverthorne, CO.
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is located about an hour west of Denver in Silverthorne, Colorado. For the avid golfer, as well as the less experienced, The Raven will fill your appetite for a professional level course. Meticulously maintained, The Raven is a haven for nature lovers, with scenic mountain views surrounding the course. The club is aptly named The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, as three towering mountain peaks are located just west of the course. Due to the great amount of winter snowfall and mountain springs, The Raven is filled with green native grass, wildflowers (including many Columbine’s), aspen trees and of course, a variety of large pines.
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks was designed by Tom Lehman & Hurdzan/Fry. The design and location make The Raven one of the absolute best courses in all of Colorado. With huge rolling greens, many uniquely shaped bunkers, and major elevation changes, The Raven provides a challenging, yet rewarding course for amateur and professional golfers alike. The unique finger bunkers line many fairways, and lye in front of many greens, often requiring thoughtful club selection and tee shot placement. While these bunkers create challenges, they also save many balls from entering the abyss of thick native grass and environmentally protected areas.
Denver Sports Blog writers Chad & Jeremy Fleming participated in the media day for The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on Friday, July 15th. We were both blown away by the service from the staff, most notably General Manager Caleb Kehrwald, and Director of Golf Mark Nickel. The staff at The Raven is courteous, friendly and do whatever they can to provide a world-class golf experience. After experiencing such a great golf environment, we would both recommend making the short trip to Silverthorne to play one of the best mountain courses in the country.
Favorite holes:#6 Warriors Mark:
Hole number six is a par 5, 533 yards from the silver tee. This dogleg left gives you an opportunity for birdie, but you must avoid the large fairway bunker on the left side. A more conservative play could be to hit straight or a little to the right side of the fairway. You must keep in mind the bunker on the right as well. A good first shot to the right will set up a possible second shot to the green, but you must avoid the fairway bunker located in the center of the fairway, roughly 20 yards in front of the green.
#8 Buena Vista:
Hole number eight is a deceiving par 3, 160 yards from the silver tee, with a major drop in elevation. Players will require 1-3 clubs less than typical for this distance, to account for the drastic change in elevation. Along with the elevation change, a strong wind can push the ball left to right, and may provide extra carry. With a large bunker on the left side of the green, a safe play would be on the right. This hole is appropriately named Buena Vista due to the amazing scenery east of the pin, opposite the three peaks.
#16 King Solomon:
Hole number sixteen is the signature hole at The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. This 554 yard par 5, is a dogleg right and includes three bunkers along the fairway, with two more lining the green. With a solid tee shot, reaching the green in two is possible as the fairway is downhill. The green is large and includes rolling hills which will challenge a golfer’s ability to read the break, and apply necessary speed to their put.
• Avid Golfer: “#1 mountain golf course”
• Golf Magazine: “Top 10 you can play in the U.S.”
• Golf Week: “Best course you can play in Colorado”
• Zagat: “Second highest rating in Colorado”
• Located in the Gore Mountain Range, minutes from the Eisenhower Tunnel.
• Elevation changes from 5,235 feet to 7,413 feet
• Blend of traditional & contemporary course design styles
• Finger bunkers patterned after legendary course architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
2929 N. Golden Eagle Road
Silverthorne, CO. 80498
Phone (970) 262-3636
Facebook page: Click here