Royal County Down (Championship Links)

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Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (Wolcott, Colorado)

Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 2002

Cost:  $211.00 - $256.00 (includes cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (970) 574-8425

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 376 Red Sky Road, Wolcott, Colorado  81655

Photos:  See additional photos of Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio)

Accolades:  Ranked 12th in Colorado on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  The Fazio course at Red Sky is the shorter and more forgiving of the two tracks found outside of Vail. The top priority at this half private half resort course is service to its patrons followed up by impressive views. The Fazio layout plays less of a victim to the steep hillside terrain than its sister course which affords more level lies. Like most Fazio courses, there is a driveable par four and a fantastic finishing stretch of holes. The Norman course at Red Sky is one of the best mountain golf experiences available. Located in the Rockies, the elevation changes throughout the course are spectacular and the panoramic views throughout the round are first class. The conditioning is top notch and the greens are slick as they break towards the valley below. The course is long but the high elevation allows for extra carry on every shot. The Fazio course and Norman course at Red Sky alternate being private every other day, so if you are staying at the resort you better plan on a two day trip!

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7113 72.0 135
Blue 72 6813 70.8 133
Gold 72 6405 68.6 130
Sage (Women) 72 5994 72.1 136
Red (Women) 72 5265 68.2 125

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  17th Hole – 168 Yard Par 3

17th Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (168 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (168 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 168 Yards

17th Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (168 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (168 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  3rd Hole – 332 Yards

3rd Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (332 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Red Sky Golf Club (Fazio) (332 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  18th Hole – 571 Yards

Birdie Time:  12th Hole – 336 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  16th Hole – 505 Yard Par 4

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