land values and prices in Aspen, Vail, and
Telluride 15 years ago?
believe South Fork to be Colorado's best kept
secret. Small town ambience at its best and
where to leave the Christmas lights up year round.
know you will be please with our new
environmentally friendly Golf Course in South
Properties, Inc. has been fulfilling dreams in
Colorado for almost 21 years along with construction injury lawyer.
rivers have a way of bringing things together. This
time, the combination is unforgettable; a spectacular
mountain golf community alongside the legendary Rio
Grande River. Add to this, Colorado's
largest National Forest and Wolf Creek ski resort a
short drive up the pass and you begin to see why the Rio
Grande Club is like no other place on earth.
We have taken extra care to tread lightly on the land,
creating small number of home sites to preserve open
spaces and natural habitats. We think you'll find it
the perfect place to build your mountain home.
newest semi-private 18 hole championship golf
course. A true mountain golf course.
select resort home sites on the golf course. Tracts
range in size from 1/4 acre up to 4 acres. We have
been careful in our selection and arrangement of home
sites so that you can still have a true mountain home
living experience and live within a golf community.
We have left as much open space as possible. Alder
Creek meanders through the golf course and empties
into the Rio Grande. Alder Creek is open for all
residents to hike along and fish.
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Rio Grande Club offers a unique opportunity for all member
golfers. There are 5 sets of T's on most golf holes
and the course plays from 5800 to 7200 yards. The
course has been meticulously crafted on nearly 300 acres
and is surrounded on 3 sides by state BLM and national
forest lands, preventing any other or future development.
play down to the Rio Grande River and then across to holes 4
and 5 then back across the river to 6. Then the
course winds it's way up to ancient rock palisades created
millions of years ago by glaciers (gone now).
Winding it's way along 8 miles of paved cart path through
towering ponderosa pines, aspens, and spruce (look out for
the deer and elk). All this creates much more than a
round of golf.
new clubhouse, scheduled to open by September or October
2002, is 26,000 square feet. It features a
restaurant, lounge, fitness center, pro shop, offices and
membership facility. Outside; 4 seasons pool for
adults and a kids heated pool. Ice skating, tennis
courts and if needed, a ski shuttle to Wolf Creek ski
resort and back.
Grande National Forest totals 1,852,000 acres that belongs
to you and I by proclamation thanks to president
Roosevelt. It is Colorado's largest national forest.
over 1350 miles of roads and trails for you to endure in
your jeep. It also contains 150 streams and 80
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temperature; 80 to 85 degrees and 40 to 50 degree nights.
- About 10% to 20%
Rainfall - 15"
Snowfall - 30"
Population - About 800
Rate - None
Elk Population - 300k
28 years as director of golf at The Broadmoor, succeeding
Ed Dudley, Finsterwald won 12 PGA Tour events, including
the 1958 PGA Championship the first year it went to medal
play. Finsterwald lost in the finals the year before
to Lionel Hebert, the historic and lamented last year of
won the Vardon Trophy (70.30 strokes average) in 1957, was
the 1958 PGA Player of The Year, lost the 1962 Master
title to best friend Arnold Palmer and won the PGA Club
Professional title in 1979.
made the Ryder Cup teams of 1957-59-61-63; captained the
1977 Ryder Cup Team; was a member of the PGA Tournament
Committee 1957-59; PGA vice-president 1976-78; served on
the USGA Rules of Golf Committee 1979-81 and is a member
of the Masters Tournament board, all of which underscore
the respect in which he is held for his judgment and
is now a spokesman for the Rio Grande Club,
South Fork Colorado.
Fork is nestled in the San Juan mountains just a few miles
from the continental divide in the South/Southwest part of
Colorado on highway 160. The elevation is 8180 ft.
above sea level. Wolf Creek ski resort on top of the
continental divide gets an average snowfall of
465". The most of any ski area in Colorado.
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