Red Sky Golf Club Set to Open Friday, May 14

12 May 2010
  • Fazio and Norman courses open to guests May 14
  • Larry Rinker appointed as Director of Instruction for Red Sky Golf Academy
  • Early season rate of $195 through June 3
  • Stay and Play packages starting at $208
WOLCOTT, Colo.—May 12, 2010— Golf enthusiasts can return to the fairways at Red Sky Golf Club which opens for both members and guests on Friday, May 14 weather permitting. Red Sky Golf Club is home to two award-winning 18-hole courses that were designed by Greg Norman and Tom Fazio, respectively. 
In the fall of 2009 both courses achieved designation as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. The Fazio Course and Norman Course are the 30th and 31st courses in Colorado and the 788th and 799th in the world to receive the honor.
Red Sky Golf Club also recently appointed short game specialist Larry Rinker as director of instruction for the Red Sky Golf Academy. Rinker is a 29-year PGA Tour Veteran Member and Quarter Century Member of the PGA of America and has become one of the most sought after short game coaches ranging from Tour professionals to high level collegiate and junior players. This world-class instructional facility is integrated into the design of the Tom Fazio course and features services for members and their guests as well as guests of Vail Resorts’ owned, managed or partner lodging properties. 
“We’re pleased to open for the summer season this Friday and with the recent precipitation, our fairways are lush and ready for play,” said Jeff Hanson, Director of Golf for Red Sky Golf Club. “The Red Sky Golf Club team is also looking forward to welcoming Larry Rinker as our director of instruction for the golf academy later this month.”
Red Sky’s early season rates of $195 per round are effective from opening through June 3, and guests may make tee times by calling the Guest Clubhouse Golf Shop at (970) 754-8425. Stay and Play golf and lodging packages are available starting at $208 per person now through June 1 and $265 per person June 2 to Sept. 25, 2010. Rates are based upon double occupancy and additional restrictions may apply including some minimum night stay requirements. Stay and Play package reservations may be made online at or by calling 800-404-3535.
A private club, Red Sky Golf Club is open for play for members and members’ guests as well as guests at select lodging properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch; Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa; The Lodge at Vail; The Arrabelle at Vail Square; Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa; The Pines Lodge; Beaver Creek Lodge; The Charter and the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail.
SummerThyme Restaurant, located at the Guest Clubhouse at Red Sky Ranch, will open for guests Friday, May 21 and features daily lunch service.
Tee times can be made one month in advance through hotel concierges or reservationists. For additional information, please call the Guest Clubhouse Golf Shop at (970) 754-8425.
Zagat rated the Fazio and Norman courses as # 1 and # 2 respectively among America’s Top Golf Courses for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2010, Zagat Sixth Edition. Golfweek magazine named the Fazio Course the #1 course in Colorado and #32 overall in its Best Resort Golf Courses for 2009. The Norman Course was ranked the #2 course in Colorado and #40 overall in Golfweek’s resort course ratings. Both courses also ranked amongst Golf Digest magazine’s best courses in Colorado.
About Red Sky Golf Club
Red Sky Golf Club is an exclusive golf facility that was designed as a private membership club with a separate limited access guest facility for guests staying at Vail Resorts' family of destination lodges and other select hotels. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each sculpted a championship, 18-hole course that weaves through 800 acres of historic ranchlands filled with sage, aspen groves and spectacular mountain vistas. Part of the Red Sky Ranch luxury community, Red Sky Golf Club features two Clubhouses, Silver Sage Restaurant, two driving ranges and the Red Sky Golf Academy.
Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is located just 25 minutes west of Vail, 20 minutes from the Vail/Eagle County airport, and 15 minutes from the base of Beaver Creek Resort.   
For more information on the Red Sky Golf Club, visit or call (970) 754-8400 or toll-free (866) 873-3759. For information about the residential community of Red Sky Ranch and real estate opportunities, please visit
#  #  #  #

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and the consumer website is


Katie Adamson

Communications Coordinator
Phone: (970) 496-4065
<< Back