A very strongly rated Tom Weiskopf design that opened for play in 2000, the 18-hole layout at Catamount Ranch & Club is the only private course to be found at the wonderfully named Steamboat Springs ski resort.
The front nine is laid out on flatter terrain, to the west of Walton Creek, with the inward half routed across a more undulating landscape. Unusually, the round at Catamount Ranch starts with back-to-back par fives and ends with a 611-yard split fairway par five at the 18th.
There’s plenty of good golf to be had on this mountain course in between the opening and closing holes, with the short par fours at the 308-yard 5th, the 322-yard 6th and 344-yard 12th of particular interest.
Catamount also boasts a formidable quartet of par threes and the best of these holes is probably the last one played on each nine at the 200-yard 8th, which crosses the creek, and the downhill 209-yard 17th.