Business Spotlight: The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks
Published May 28, 2019
Spring has sprung in the High Country and that means residents and locals alike are trading out their skis for golf clubs. The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, located in Silverthorne, is now open for the 2019 golfing season, and there are some big upgrades on the way.
A recipient of the Silverthorne Business Grant award, the Raven is updating their restaurant and clubhouse this spring with new furniture, a revamped patio area and a brand new menu. The outdoor patio will feature three new lounge areas with fire pits, along with outdoor heaters and additional seating; making it a great place for happy hour after a day on the course. Inside, the restaurant is getting all new wood topped tables and high tops for communal seating, making the restaurant available for up to 100 guests.
Open to the public, the restaurant at the Raven serves lunch and dinner throughout the year and offers weekend brunch as well as specialty holiday menus. Chef Nick Mozealous joined the team last year and is taking a creative spin on the menu. The Turn Menu, available for guests while out on the golf course, features venison chili, elk and duck bratwursts, lamb sausage and more. At the restaurant guests can find the staff favorite lamb carnita tacos, the ever popular Raven Burger featuring house smoked brisket and prime rib every Friday night. Event and Sales Manager Kayla Stiles says that with the revamped menu and interior upgrades they are excited to also be adding live music with a variety for all guests.
Upgrades at the Raven are not limited to the public restaurant. The course has a new superintendent, Logan Grant, who has previously worked in the Vail Valley and Oregon. Grant is excited to be at the Raven and is looking to make the course the best it can be. Early this summer hole number 7 will be realigned for improved drainage and the cart path on hole number 12 will be redone for a smoother ride. The tee boxes at holes 8 and 9 are also being re-sodded this year. These course improvements will make the Raven play even better and will solidify its designation of best mountain course in Colorado.
Sam Zuckerman, Head Golf Professional, says that the Raven is “a great local spot to play.” The elevation change is unlike any other course in the area, with a change of 225 feet from the tee box to hole at hole number 9. The Raven is a “challenging but playable golf course” says Zuckerman. Players find holes 8 and 9 to be most memorable, and Zuckerman particularly likes hole number 11, a par-5, as it is the most challenging.
Whether you are looking for a challenging hole or a scenic view, The Raven has plenty of opportunities to get on the course this summer. May 28-30 is Wild Week, a local’s favorite, with special deals Tuesday through Thursday. Additional tournaments this summer include the Knights of Heroes tournament on June 24, the Dave Repsher Foundation tournament on July 22, the Summit Fire & EMS tournament on August 26 and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company tournament on September 2. All tournaments are open to the public.
The Raven has seen an increase in membership over the past year, with 37 new memberships and 60 new members, creating momentum and an exciting atmosphere at the club. New members are always welcome and can reach out to the club for membership pricing. The Raven also offers a women’s beginner group every Monday for four weeks during the months of June, July and August. Zuckerman says it is a great group for women looking to meet other fellow golfers, learn a new sport or improve their skills and offers great instruction with a 7 to 1 teacher to student ratio. Groups can also reach out to the club for group rates.
“There are very few places in Summit County that I would rather be than at the course in the afternoon in the summer” says Zuckerman. With the incredible views of the Gore Range, snowy peaks, and lots of wildlife, the Raven is definitely one of the best places to enjoy a summer day in Silverthorne.