The Club at Flying Horse, like so many in Colorado, will ultimately bring significant altitude change into play. Players may be fooled, however, on the relatively even opening half at this Tom Weiskopf course, before eventually adjusting to the much more dramatic second nine.
The holes at Nos. 10 and 12 are par fives, yet your likelihood of getting the ball to the green in two may seem just as likely here as it does on No. 11, a par four. Weiskopf, a fan of heroic design, uses significant drops in height from tee-to-green to make the 550-yard and 516-yard par fives, respectively, reachable (granted, on the latter you’ll also need to carry a creek and bunker complex to find an eagle putt).
Where those holes travel downward, eventually some other hole must travel upward, and that is No. 11’s purpose. Although 416 yards, far from the farthest four on the course, the uphill nature may take its toll on your card. When you arrive at the green, however, you’ll find a putting surface housed within a natural stone amphitheater (where you may wish to take a seat after that walk uphill). Such is the nature of golf in the Rocky Mountain State.