Frost Creek - Golf & Fishing Club - Vail, Colorado
Frost Creek is a luxury four season mountain club located in the Brush Creek Valley near Eagle, CO. The club features a Tom Weiskopf-designed mountain golf course, a 40,000 square foot clubhouse, custom homesites and pre-sale homes, private fly-fishing access on adjacent Brush Creek and in stocked ponds, and more than 25 mountain lifestyle activities including SUP boards, electric mountain bikes and a member Jeep for off road excursions. In addition, luxury on-site member cabins are available to National Members and their guests while visiting Frost Creek.
The Club, which celebrated its 5th anniversary last year, saw a significant increase in membership and real estate sales in 2020. Interest started strong early in golf season 2020 and gained momentum throughout the year. That momentum continues in 2021.
In 2020, Frost Creek sold (or is under contract to sell) 27 homesites, 17 presale homes in the Club’s Hunter’s View neighborhood and 100 local and national club memberships. In the instance of homes at Hunter’s View, the first phase of presale homes included 15 residences. In Q4 of 2020, phase one sold out and ownership decided to begin taking contracts on the phase two release, previously scheduled for launch in early 2021.
“Sales and interest were hard to keep up with this year,” said Kakie Holland, director of sales at Frost Creek. “Frost Creek’s notoriety and demand has grown each year, but this year it was as if people really found us and recognized how extraordinarily different what we have to offer is.”
Holland said many new members commented on the easy access to Frost Creek from Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and the Vail Valley Jet Center (located less than 13 miles away). At the same time, she said that the rural tranquility was also a draw. Another shift is that a large portion of the club’s new membership lives outside Colorado and they took advantage of the ability to work from anywhere in 2020. For some members, the Club has become-or soon will be-home, for all it’s become a sanctuary.
“Frost Creek has gained momentum each year and our golf course has a reputation as one of Colorado’s top courses. In fact, Frost Creek was recently ranked by Golfweek as #6 on its list of Top 10 Private Courses in Colorado,” Holland said. “Golf is still the number one draw to Frost Creek.”
Ben Welsh, Frost Creek’s Head Professional, and 2020 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year, loves to share his knowledge of golf and Weiskopf’s course design at Frost Creek with people; he has a passion for the game. Welsh is energetic and approachable with an earned reputation and pedigree as one of Colorado’s top golf professionals.
“Playing golf at Frost Creek reminds you of all the best parts of the game of golf,” Welsh said. “The serenity of the mountain setting and wildlife viewings coupled with the immaculate course conditions make every round an experience of its own. The course is pure enough to entertain the best players and generous enough to not intimidate less experienced players or those new to golf.”
Weiskopf’s course design at Frost Creek differs from other Vail Valley courses in that it has two distinct settings for the front and back nine holes. The high desert front nine is wide open with wide fairways, large greens and long vistas. The back nine settles in along Brush Creek with less elevation change but more shape and a meandering feel to the holes. The back nine features water on eight holes.
“I particularly love the hole #1. Most people get ‘first tee jitters’ and this is the perfect way to start playing Frost Creek,” Welsh explained. “The fairway sets up with a visually challenging look but is much wider than you think. Longer hitters can challenge the bunkers for a shorter shot to the green. It’s a chance to start your round with a birdie. If it doesn’t work out, there is plenty of room to bail out safely and at least start your round with a ball in the fairway.”
Frost Creek is committed to keeping the integrity of the Tom Weiskopf design while accommodating all abilities of play. The course offers five main sets of tees and four combo tee options to appeal to all types of golfers. A few years ago, the club added four more forward tees on holes #1, #7, #8 and #17 to accommodate the shortest of hitters.
Today, Frost Creek has something to offer everyone in the family from the low handicapped, serious golfers to the novice or even non-golfer. In addition to the immaculate golf course, the array of off-course activities, incredible dining and lodging experiences make Frost Creek the perfect sanctuary for relaxing and reconnecting with friends and family.
For information about club membership and real estate offerings at Frost Creek, contact Frost Creek Realty, LLC via Kakie Holland, director of sales, at 970-455-3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FrostCreek.com.