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The Broadmoor Golf Club is a golf resort in the western United States, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, consisting of two 18-hole courses, the East and the West. Designed by Donald Ross, the original course opened 101 years ago in 1918 and has hosted several USGA championships since 1959, most recently the U.S. Senior Open in 2018, won by David Toms.[3]

Broadmoor Golf Club
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Club information
Broadmoor Golf Club is located in the United States
Broadmoor Golf Club
Broadmoor Golf Club is located in Colorado
Broadmoor Golf Club
Coordinates38°47′20″N 104°51′00″W / 38.789°N 104.85°W / 38.789; -104.85Coordinates: 38°47′20″N 104°51′00″W / 38.789°N 104.85°W / 38.789; -104.85
LocationColorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Elevation6,250 feet (1,905 m)
Established1918; 101 years ago (1918)
TypeResort / Private
Total holes54
Tournaments hostedU.S. Senior Open (2008, 2018)
U.S. Women's Open
(1995, 2011)
U.S. Amateur (1959, 1967)
Websitebroadmoor.com/activities/golf
East Course
Designed byDonald Ross (holes 1-6, 16-18)
Robert Trent Jones (holes 7–15)
Par72
Length7,355 yards (6,725 m)
Course rating72.7
Slope rating139 [1]
West Course
Designed byDonald Ross (holes 1-4, 13-18),
Robert Trent Jones (holes 5–12)
Par71
Length7,016 yards (6,415 m)
Course rating71.8
Slope rating134 [2]

The East Course previously hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1995, the first of the ten majors won by Annika Sörenstam. The U.S. Senior Open is scheduled for early summer in 2018.

The current course format (East and West) opened in 1965, featuring new routing and 18 additional holes designed by Robert Trent Jones. The West Course includes the front 9 holes from the original Ross course (now holes 1-4, 13-18 on West). The East Course includes the original back 9 Donald Ross holes (now holes 1-6,16-18 on East). The Mountain Course opened in 1976 and was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. It was renovated by Jack Nicklaus' company in 2006 and closed in 2016 due to a landslide. Nicklaus won his first major tournament, the 1959 U.S. Amateur, at the East Course at the age of 19.

The resort's landmark hotel sits at an elevation of 6,230 feet (1,900 m) above sea level, with the golf courses climbing slightly higher.[4]

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  1. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Broadmoor Golf Club - East Course". USGA. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Broadmoor Golf Club - West Course". USGA. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. ^ So Yeon Ryu beats rival in 3-hole playoff
  4. ^ msrmaps.com

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