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Golf Magazine names The Broadmoor the top resort in North America in ‘general excellence’ category

By Gary Baines – 10/04/2019

Almost universally, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has long been considered a five-star resort. And for those who have been fortunate enough to experience it firsthand, it’s little wonder why. 

The tranquil setting at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain; all the diverse, enthralling activities readily available; and the nearly unparalleled service make for a unique experience — even for those who have visited The Broadmoor many times. The historic East Course, along with the West, certainly add to that experience.

Still, it’s worth noting when a respected publication compares resorts, and comes to the same conclusion.

Which brings us to the recently-published Top 100 Resorts in North America list for 2019-20 compiled by Golf Magazine/Golf.com, with the assistance of “resort industry veterans,” travel writers and online polling of Golf.com readers. They rated resorts on the basis of golf experience, accommodations, service, food and ambience, with the results “weighed against the opinions” of select Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses panelists and others.

The bottom line is that in this Top 100 Resorts in North America list, The Broadmoor rated first in the category of “the 25 best resorts for general excellence”.

In its accompanying Travelogue for the Broadmoor, Golf.com has this to say:

“It says something about the majesty of the Colorado mountains that a destination as sprawling as The Broadmoor can still feel like a hideaway. Tucked into the foothills of Cheyenne Mountain, the 101-year-old, five-star resort pulls off other tricks as well. It somehow feels homey and high-class. Rugged Pikes Peak is within reach, but at every turn is polished marble and pampering service. With its 10 restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, bowling alley, s’mores-friendly firepits and two gorgeously maintained courses, there’s no reason to leave The Broadmoor’s comforts. But the pull of the peaks is strong, and the resort offers many dusty adventures. Most alluring are the “wilderness experiences” at three luxe lodging outposts: Cloud Camp, Fly Fishing Camp and the Ranch at Emerald Valley. On the dastardly Ross and RTJ greens, everything runs away from the mountains. At The Broadmoor, where they get everything just right, you’ll bask in them.”

Another Colorado-based resort made the “best of the rest” list (outside the top five) in the general excellence category — The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon.

Among the best of the rest in the best resorts for families category  is Beaver Creek Resort.

To view Golf.com’s entire list of top resorts in North America, CLICK HERE.