From the March 2019 issue of BackCountry Views:
Ravenna has become Colorado’s hottest luxury golf community with good reason. They are a 634-acre development nestled among the ravines, red rock formations and wooded slopes near Waterton Canyon and Pike National Forest. As part of the Clubhouse Project which will include a 24,600 square feet Old-World-style clubhouse currently under construction, the new clubhouse will house a restaurant, golf shop and more overlooking the 18th green and is representative of their ongoing pledge to make Ravenna the best in the area. Included along with a golf course that is playable for all levels is La Bella Vita, the 11,000 square foot pool and fitness facility. La Bella Vita includes a fitness center, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a multipurpose space that includes a rooftop sunset terrace perfect for dining, happy hours and enjoying Ravenna’s majestic sunsets. The course includes eleven different tees to suit each specific skill levels and options. Each golf game offers a unique experience in a serene and scenic setting.
While the physical elements are otherworldly, the community and events are truly engaging for everyone. Included in their member- ship are weekly live music nights, ladies events, father/daughter dance, kids’ activities, wine dinners, holiday parties, Breakfast with Santa, Kentucky Derby Day, holiday BBQs, special occasion brunches, Oktoberfest, Valentine’s Day dinner and many more. The sunset terrace is the perfect location for many of these special events as well as an evening of simply relaxing. Executive chef David Lazarus and his team consistently create distinct, delectable menus to fit each season and occasion. From five-course wine dinners to weekly specials, the only thing that doesn’t change on their menu is its excellence.
The all-welcoming atmosphere is perfectly matched with its altruistic-minded members. Last year, the club was honored to host the 5th Annual Ravenna Invitational supporting the Infinite Hero Foundation. Every summer, a special weekend features an evening gala, golf tournament, live music, entertainment, silent auction, roundtable discussions, food, drinks and countless stories of inspiration from America’s military heroes. Recent notable veterans and speakers include Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis, Morgan Luttrell and golfer Bubba Watson. Last year alone, they raised over $700,000 in contributions and gifts-in-kind for the foundation. Each of these dollars will help fund programs that make real, tangible differences in the lives of these heroes and their families.
This place truly has it all! The tranquil and stunning golf course is just the beginning. Included with the luxury and beauty is the safety of a gated community paired with fun-loving residents that tool around the neighborhood in their own carts. Please join BackCountry residents in their upcoming open house, which will feature the new fitness center, La Bella Vita. You will enjoy heavy hors-d’oeuvres, wine and tours from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. (This is limited to the first 150 RSVPs. To RSVP and for more information, please visit ravennagolf.com/backcountry.) You simply cannot be disappointed, as no detail has been overlooked at the newly renovated Club Ravenna.
Testimonial from a club member:
"The minute you drive up to Ravenna you are struck by the natural beauty that surrounds you ... the national forest to the west and the canyon on the eastern side. There is absolutely no “snob factor” at Ravenna; everyone is friendly and eager to meet new members, and as a result, we have made many new friends in a very short period of time. There are ample opportunities to get to know other members, including when dining at the restaurant, using the exercise facility, and attending events like our annual fundraiser for Infinite Hero where there are also many volunteer opportunities. Becoming a member at Ravenna was one of the best decisions we have made in a long time! "
-Mark and Christine Bush
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