Want to hit your longest drive? Then head up to high elevation, where thinner air means less resistance on your golf ball. It’s been calculated that for every 5,000 feet in elevation gained, a golf ball will travel 10% farther on average. For golfers, this can equate to fewer strokes and a game to boast about.
Colorado’s mountains are home to some of the country’s most scenic and heart-stirring golf courses. While balls might fly far in Breckenridge, Snowmass, or Vail, Leadville’s elevation has them beat. In the hottest summer months, Leadville offers cool days and an opportunity to play your best game. For nine jaw-dropping, high-altitude holes, head over to Mt. Massive Golf Course, the highest golf course on the continent.