Set in the Cheyenne Mountain foothills of Colorado Springs, the original Broadmoor Golf Club's 18-hole course was designed by classic architect Donald Ross in 1916 at the behest of Spencer Penrose, who envisioned turning his new rough, mountain property into a world-class resort. Ross, who had designed golf courses for several of the top clubs in the country, declared The Broadmoor's golf course in Colorado Springs his best work. An impressive statement, considering his last project had been another classic layout now named Pinehurst No. 2.
When Broadmoor East opened in 1918, it was the highest golf course in the United States at 6,400 feet in elevation. In 1948, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was hired to design an additional nine-hole course. Jones' new nine-hole course joined with nine of Ross' original holes, opened in 1952 as the new East Course. The first nine holes of the original Ross 18 became known as the "Back Nine."
In 1964, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was asked to come back and design nine new holes in addition to redesigning nine holes of the original course, forming the West Course. In 2006, the Mountain Course, originally designed by Arnold Palmer, re-opened, renovated and reconfigured by Nicklaus Design.
Presidents, politicians, celebrities, athletes, and some of the greatest names in golf have all played at The Broadmoor. Consistently ranked among the best in the world, the courses have challenged them all.
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