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Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club - Detailed Course Guide

Discover the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club in Broomfield, CO. Our detailed guide has course info, photos, reviews, scorecard, tips, and more.

Discover the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club in Broomfield, CO. Our detailed guide has course info, photos, reviews, scorecard, tips, and more.

Photo courtesy of Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club

Course Snapshot

A Course with More Personalities than a Reality TV Show

Omni Interlocken isn’t just another golf course; it’s three courses in one. It’s like the golf gods said, “Hey, why stop at 18 when we can give them 50% more?” The course is divided into three distinct 9-hole layouts: Eldorado, Vista, and Sunshine. Each has its own personality, kind of like the three bears, but with fewer porridge-related incidents and more sand traps.

Designed by the dynamic duo of Graham & Panks International (that’s David Graham, 1981 U.S. Open Champion, and Gary Panks, not to be confused with Gary Pranks, the lesser-known golf course joker), this championship course opened its fairways to eager golfers between 1999 and 2000. It’s been making golf balls disappear into mountain vistas ever since.

Breaking Down the Three Amigos: Vista, Eldorado, and Sunshine

Omni Interlocken Photo

Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels

Vista Course: The Showoff

The Vista Course isn’t just a clever name; it’s a promise delivered. Stretching 3,521 yards from the tips, this par-36 layout is the Instagram influencer of the trio. It’s all about the views, darling.

  • Signature Hole: The 4th hole is where Vista really flexes. From here, you can see the entire Front Range, from Pike’s Peak in the south to Long’s Peak in the north. Oh, and did we mention the Denver skyline? It’s enough to make you forget you’re supposed to be hitting a tiny white ball.
  • Pro Tip: Pack a camera. Your followers won’t believe these views are real.

Eldorado Course: The Trickster

At 3,436 yards, the Eldorado Course might seem like the runt of the litter, but don’t let its shorter length fool you. This par-36 layout is tighter than your uncle’s grip on the TV remote during football season.

  • Unique Feature: Elevation changes that’ll make your golf cart feel like a roller coaster.
  • Pro Tip: Club selection is key here. When in doubt, err on the side of “less club, more prayer.”

Sunshine Course: The People Pleaser

Omni Interlocken Photo

Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels

Opened in 2000, the Sunshine Course is the youngest sibling, always trying to keep everyone happy. At 3,519 yards and par-36, it offers a balanced mix of challenge and playability.

  • Unique Feature: Water hazards that seem to have a magnetic attraction to golf balls.
  • Pro Tip: Named “Sunshine” for a reason—bring sunscreen. Your future self will thank you.

Scenic Beauty or Torture? Why Not Both!

Omni Interlocken doesn’t just offer a game of golf; it offers a full-on Rocky Mountain high (legally, of course). With over 400 feet of elevation changes, you’ll get a workout that’ll make you question why you ever bought that gym membership.

The panoramic views of the Colorado Rockies are so spectacular, you might forget you’re here to golf. From certain vantage points, you can see Pike’s Peak, Long’s Peak, and the Denver skyline all in one eyeful. It’s like Mother Nature’s own triptych, with you as the hapless artist trying to paint a decent score on your scorecard.

Course Conditions: Greener than a Leprechaun’s Wardrobe

Omni Interlocken Photo

Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels

Under the expert care of Superintendent Thomas Kramlich, CGCS (Certified Golf Course Superintendent, not to be confused with CGI, though the course often looks too good to be real), Omni Interlocken maintains conditions that would make Augusta National blush.

Seasonal considerations mean the course changes its outfit more often than a fashion model. Spring brings lush greens, summer offers firm and fast conditions, fall paints the course in autumnal hues, and winter… well, let’s just say it’s a great time to practice your snow angels.

The practice facilities are top-notch, allowing you to hone your skills before embarrassing yourself on the actual course. Remember, it’s not how good you are; it’s how good you look trying.

Show Me the Money: Tee Times and Rates

Like any exclusive mountain retreat, playing Omni Interlocken comes with a price tag. But hey, can you really put a price on bragging rights?

Seasonal Pricing (2024)

SeasonPublic Daily Fee (Mon-Thu / Fri-Sun & Holidays)Resort Guest Fee (Mon-Thu / Fri-Sun & Holidays)
Jan - Mar18-$85 / $105, 9-$45 / $6018-$65 / $95, 9-$40 / $50
April18-$105 / $135, 9-$60 / $7018-$85 / $115, 9-$50 / $60
May & Oct18-$130 / $150, 9-$70 / $8018-$110 / $125, 9-$60 / $70
Jun - Sep18-$140 / $180, 9-$80 / $9018-$115 / $150, 9-$70 / $80
Nov - Dec18-$85 / $105, 9-$45 / $6018-$65 / $95, 9-$40 / $50

Junior golfers (17 and under) get discounted rates, because it’s never too early to start a lifelong addiction to chasing a little white ball around manicured lawns.

To book a tee time, simply visit their website, call the pro shop, or send a carrier pigeon. Results may vary with the last method.

Bells and Whistles: Amenities That’ll Make You Feel Like a Pro

Club Rentals

Forgot your clubs? No problem. Omni Interlocken offers current-year Callaway equipment rentals. It’s like borrowing a Ferrari, except you’re allowed to hit things with it.

USGA Handicap Service

For $75 per calendar year ($65 for members), you can officially track how much worse you’re getting at golf. It’s like paying for a therapist, but with more math.

Practice Range

For $30 (or $15 for members and resort guests), you can hit unlimited balls on the practice range. It’s included with your green fees, so go ahead and blame your poor round on “not warming up enough.”

Fairways Restaurant

Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, Fairways offers casual dining with spectacular views. The outdoor terrace overlooks the 9th green of the Sunshine course and the surrounding lake. It’s the perfect spot to regale your companions with tales of “the shot that almost was” while drowning your sorrows in a cold beverage.

Awards: Because Everyone Loves a Winner

Omni Interlocken isn’t just resting on its laurels (or should we say, its greens). It’s been consistently ranked among the “Top Courses in Colorado” by Golf Advisor from 2016 to 2022. That’s seven years in a row, folks. The course is more decorated than a Christmas tree in a tinsel factory.

Tips for Conquering Omni Interlocken (or at Least Surviving It)

  1. Course Strategy: Play to your strengths, unless your strength is hitting into water hazards. Then maybe try a new strategy.
  2. Best Time to Play: Early morning for crisp mountain air and fewer witnesses to your duffed shots.
  3. What to Bring: Sunscreen, a camera, and a good sense of humor. You’ll need all three.

Beyond the Greens: What Else is Out There?

After you’ve had your fill of golf (as if that’s possible), the Omni Interlocken Hotel offers luxurious accommodations to rest your weary bones. Denver and Boulder are just a short drive away, offering everything from world-class dining to hiking trails where you can ponder the meaning of life (or why you can’t seem to break 90).

For the truly golf-obsessed, there are other notable courses in the area. But let’s be honest, after Omni Interlocken, they’ll all seem a bit… flat.

In Conclusion: Why Omni Interlocken is a Must-Play

Omni Interlocken Golf isn’t just a golf course; it’s a 27-hole adventure set against the backdrop of one of America’s most stunning landscapes. With challenging play, breathtaking views, and amenities that’ll make you feel like a tour pro (even if your scorecard suggests otherwise), it’s a bucket-list destination for any serious golfer.

So what are you waiting for? Book your tee time, pack your sense of adventure (and maybe some extra golf balls), and prepare for a golfing experience that’s truly a cut above. Just remember: the air is thinner up here, which is a perfectly valid excuse for any errant shots. You’re welcome.

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