Collegiate Peaks Golf Course

Nestled in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, just 1.3 miles west of the central stoplight in Buena Vista, the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course boasts “mild temperatures and beautiful views” at 8,000 feet.

Its nine-hole course travels around cottonwood groves, streams and ponds and offers spectacular views of Mount Princeton while golfers line up their shots.

A variety of food and a full bar can be accessed at the clubhouse on site, and the pro shop provides clothing, equipment and demos.

Family Fun Night, open to all ages and abilities, takes place at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday with special tee placements and a three-club rule for adults. Casual Couple’s Night takes place at 5 p.m. Thursdays at $5 per couple, open to all abilities and with a blind draw each week.

A variety of annual memberships are available, and membership forms can be found online.

Check the website for tournaments, clinics and other events available during the season, and call to reserve a tee time.

Prices: Ages 17+: $25/9 holes, $39/18 holes weekdays; $28/9 holes, $41/18 holes weekends. Ages 6-16: $10/9 holes, $20/18 holes all week. Group rates and cart and club rentals available.

Address: 28775 Fairway Drive, Buena Vista, CO 81211

Phone: 719-395-8189


Salida Golf Club

The Salida Golf Club has provided outdoor recreation on sloping greens at 7,000 feet for 93 years. The small, fast greens stretching between the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch ranges are lined with cottonwoods, pines and Russian olive trees, water hazards included.

Practice facilities and pro lessons are also available

The club’s Snow Angel Bar and Grill offers stunning mountain views in addition to food and drink, and the pro shop provides apparel, drivers and more with specials available.

A variety of annual memberships are available, and membership forms can be found online.

Visit the website to download special coupons for play or rentals and to check the current tournaments and events. Call to reserve tee times or schedule a lesson.

Golf shop hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June-August, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May and September.

Prices: 9 holes: $23 on weekdays, $25 on weekends and holidays; 18 holes: $34 on weekdays, $36 on weekends and holidays; children 12 and younger play for free with paying adult.

Address: 404 Grant St., Salida, CO 81201

Phone: 719-539-1060



Rocky Mountain Mini Golf

Straight across from Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Rocky Mountain Mini Golf provides 18 holes for the whole family to enjoy. The course is compact yet landscaped to the theme of the Rocky Mountains, and the staff has been praised by previous patrons for friendliness and helpfulness.

Call to reserve a time for a birthday party. Gift certificates are also available.

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Address: 413½ W. U.S. 50, Salida, CO 81201

Phone: 719-539-3140