Located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the Rockies, The Broadmoor provides an environment of unparalleled beauty and luxury. One of the few resorts in the country to have earned the Mobil Five Star and the AAA Five Diamond ratings every year since the awards were established, the Broadmoor is proud to provide guests with the finest in accommodations and services.
There are seven hundred guest accommodations at the Broadmoor. These range from elegant individual rooms to gorgeously appointed suites. In the historic Main building you can sleep in rooms where the gold barons of Cripple Creek came to rest. Or if you prefer, choose a suite in the recently completed West Tower with a balcony over the golf course. Room rates are seasonal and range from $295 - $450 during peak and $180 - 325 during off-peak periods.
The resort is clustered around Cheyenne Lake which makes all parts of it readily accessible on foot.
The resort was founded in 1918 by Spencer and Julie Penrose, a couple who made a fortune in gold and copper mines. After traveling all over the globe, they decided to bring the world of opulence and elegance that they had experienced in Europe and the Orient to the city that they had chosen as their home. Since then, the resort has grown from a hotel that catered to millionaires with polo ponies to a world-renowned destination for professional meetings, vacations, and spa treatments. Known for its gentle climate and dry mountain air, the Broadmoor has been providing visitors with the perfect spot to work, relax, or enjoy a myriad of recreational possibilities for over 75 years. For a detailed history of the Broadmoor and the Colorado Springs area see Broadmoor Memories - The History of the Broadmoor by Elena Bertozzi-Villa. This hardcover book with hundreds of photographs is on sale in most local bookstores.
The new clubhouse, completed in 1994, is your headquarters for challenging golf on one of the three 18-hole golf courses, tennis under the auspices of Broadmoor pro Dennis Ralston, or an array of body pampering treatments at the spa. The fitness center gives guests and members the opportunity to work out with free weights and Cybex resistance machines. Aerobics classes with certified instructors are available and swimmers can enjoy pools both outdoors and indoors.
The Broadmoor Golf Courses are designed to delight the eye and challenge even the most seasoned player. The East Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1917. When it was completed in 1918, it was the highest 18-hole golf course in the United States. Numerous tournaments have been held on this course over the years, most recently the 1995 U.S. Women's Open Championship.
The resort's West eighteen-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., was completed in 1964. The course is considered even more challenging than the first due to its steeply angled greens.
Ed Seay of the Arnold Palmer group designed the third, Mountain Course, completed in 1976. The course, with its separate clubhouse, offers players a series of dramatic views and superb golfing. Given Colorado Springs' mild climate, golf can be played all year round with occasional interruptions for snow during the winter. Group tournaments can be arranged upon request.
Broadmoor Tennis facilities include twelve plexipave all weather courts. A heated, illuminated bubble covers two courts for winter play. Tennis instruction under the direction of Dennis Ralston, U.S. Davis Cup Captain and Tennis Hall of Fame member, is a high point for many Broadmoor guests.
The Spa at the Broadmoor opened in the new clubhouse in 1994. The center, created by renowned spa designer Tag Galyean, combines beautiful surroundings, technological innovations such as the Broadmoor Shower, and professionals trained in the art of optimizing your physical well-being.
Products developed from the flora and fauna of the surrounding mountains are incorporated into spa treatments. Choose from a range of baths, inhalation treatments, and aromatherapy . Treat your body to Shiatsu or Swedish massage after a personal training session in the fitness center and finish up with a Golden Glow Body Polish.
Other treatments include: Broadmoor Mud Wrap, Salt Glow, Colorado Cleansing Facial, and Paraffin Body Wrap. Let Spa director Marguerite Lykes help you decide on a personalized program.
Broadmoor restaurants offer a range of fine dining options to satisfy the whims of the most discriminating visitor. In the tradition of Spencer Penrose, a man who was very particular about his liquor, the bars and cellars are stocked with the finest wines, beers and spirits.
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Ranked #78 in the USA and #3 in Colorado by Golfer's Dream Magazine readers in our "2003 Top 100 Public Access Courses" poll.
For more information and reservations, call 1-800-634-7711. Or access their web site at http://www.broadmoor.com.