Snowmass History: Second golf course at Snowmass

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One 35mm color photo showing an aerial view of the intersection of Brush Creek and Owl Creek roads at Snowmass Village, Fall of 1967. Part of the golf course can also be seen.
Aspen Historical Society/Courtesy photo

“Second golf course set at Snowmass” announced The Aspen Times in 1966.

“A second golf course in the Aspen area is the end result of construction which is to begin at Snowmass-at-Aspen this summer. According to the Janss Corp., nine holes are planned this summer and an additional nine will be added at a future date, The course has been designed by J. Press Maxwell, widely acclaimed golf course designer who now lives near Basalt…. Golfers will probably have to wait until the spring of 1968 before the course can be played. After construction is completed, the area will require a year without use so the grass can mature.”

And later, on Sept. 1, 1966, it was reported that “work on the golf course at Snowmass is now underway, according to John Cooley, an official with the Janss Corp. which is developing the massive ski area.”

Photo of the golf course in the fall of 1967 as the grass for the greens are maturing for the opening that occurred in mid-June 1968.


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