Located between Montrose and Telluride in the southwest of the Centennial State, Cornerstone’s 7,945-yard Greg Norman-designed mountain course burst onto the scene in 2007, immediately sweeping up a plethora of magazine accolades, including a gushing headline from Golf Magazine: “Easily the best high altitude course in the nation and quite possibly the world.”
Unfortunately the club closed in 2012 after the original developer sold out, but a conglomerate of Cornerstone property owners, spearheaded by longtime president Bob Aisner, initiated a project to reopen the course. Matt Dusenberry (former Senior Designer/Architect for Greg Norman Golf Course Design) was commissioned to renovate the layout, which completed late summer 2018 with a formal re-opening the following year.
Cornerstone Club is set within a huge massive 4,800-acre site where the peaks of the West Elks, Cimarrons, and San Juans create a humbling backdrop. The opening tee shot is set at more than 9,200 feet above sea level.
Dusenberry Design provided the following comments:
“The golf course is not forced into steep side slopes or extreme uphill/downhill holes that plague most mountain golf course routings. Rather, the golf course was routed effortlessly on the existing terrain with a light touch on the land. Variety is really the strength of the golf experience. Golfers play through aspen forests and ravines, sagebrush meadows, and scrub oak savannah. Cornerstone Club is mountain golf re-imagined.”