The focal point of Southwest Colorado Springs is The Broadmoor, a luxurious five-star resort with world-class amenities and private residences. The Broadmoor has a spa, three championship golf courses, seven tennis courts with camps, two swimming pools, three outdoor hot tubs, specialty shops, and a fitness center. Although the resort has 700 guest rooms and suites, The Broadmoor also has single family brownstones and condominiums located on the premises.
Residents and guests alike can enjoy dining at one of the 15 distinct restaurants, bars and cafes – from the Penrose Room, which offers fine dining with entertainment and dancing, to The Golden Bee with its 19th-Century English pub atmosphere and famous ales. The Broadmoor’s first-rate spa offers a variety of services including massage therapies, body treatments, vibraderm, and hydrotherapies. A health and fitness center, which is adjacent to the spa, provides equipment and rooms for resistance training, cardio workouts and aerobics.
The Broadmoor is also home to three championship golf courses. The East Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1917 and redesigned in 1965 by Robert Trent Jones to add more holes. The course, located at an elevation of 6,400 feet, has large greens, wide fairways and spectacular mountain views. The West Course, which hosted the 1998 PGA Cup Matches, is a combination of designs by Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This 18-hole course, located at an elevation of 6,800 feet, has more rolling fairways and steeper greens than the East Course. The community’s third and newest course, the Mountain Course, opened in July 2006. Redesigned by Jack Nicklaus’ design company, the course features wide fairways and large greens that fade into the surrounding natural landscape.
In addition to opening the resort in 1918, entrepreneur Spencer Penrose built the Pikes Peak Road leading to the summit and established the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Penrose also purchased the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in 1925 and modernized it. These attractions are still popular activities for life-long residents as well as tourists visiting the area. Some of The Broadmoor’s more famous guests include nine U.S. Presidents, John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Bob Hope, Terry Bradshaw, Joe DiMaggio, Peggy Fleming, and Dana Carvey.
Fort Carson, also located southwest of Colorado Springs, is a training facility for the U.S. Army and home to several units including the 1st Squadron of 6th Calvary, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 4th Infantry Division. Many military support services are available in the area for personnel at Fort Carson as well as other military installations in the region including NORAD and U.S. Air Force Academy.
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