Just outside of Durango, Colorado, amidst the incomparable grandeur of the southern Rocky Mountains, Glacier Club exists harmoniously with one of the most magnificent geographic expanses in America. Here, an awe-inspiring National Forest landscape, carved by eons of glacial movement spanning more than 3 million acres, surrounds the luxurious man-made beauty of Glacier Club.
Unlike many other private golf communities where members continue to wait for clubhouses, swimming pools and other features to be completed long after their homes have been finished, Glacier Club’s amenities are ready now for members’ use and enjoyment.
Glacier Club is only minutes away from almost every type of invigorating outdoor activity imaginable. And then there’s Durango. Unspoiled by the excessive growth and costs found in other well-known Rocky Mountain destinations, it is thought by many to be the last of Colorado’s distinct historical towns.
A distinctive selection of residential options are offered at Glacier Club including:
Custom HomesitesRanging from a half-acre to more than two and a half acres. Custom homesites offer endless, breathtaking views of the Rockies, golf course fairways or National Forest preserves. Prices range from $251,000 to over $1 million.
Custom HomesCreate the mountainside retreat of your dreams. Glacier Club’s three featured homebuilders include Classique Development & Construction, Dyerbilt Homes and Samborski Development Company. Prices start from $1.5 million to over $5 million.
Luxury TownhomesSeveral distinctive floor plans are offered ranging from 1,235 to over 5,000 square feet. Located within two neighborhoodsShowdown and Club Cottagesand planned to maximize mountain and/or golf course views. Prices range from $590,000 to over $2.5 million.
CabinsIn some of the most sought after locations in Glacier Club with water or golf course views. Features include stone fireplaces, patios, decks and a full-size garage. Prices start from $1.1 million.
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Durango, CO 81301
The difference between Glacier Club and so many other communities such as Aspen, Telluride or Tahoe is vision.
The vision of Rick and Andrea Carlton of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Malcolm and Linda Dunlevie of Scottsdale, Arizona was to build a private, luxurious, equity-membership club community designed to complement the magnificent splendor of the Rockies.
“Mother Nature,” says Rick Carlton, “has provided a natural palette unsurpassed anywhere. We’re doing our best to honor our opportunity through design, development and construction that's in harmony with this gift.”
Glacier Club has gifted its members all of the facilities free and clear of debt rather than simply giving them the right of first refusal. “The most discriminating purchasers,” says Malcolm Dunlevie, “and their financial advisors will have no doubt that we’ll deliver everything we've promised, because we've already done it!”
Included in the 27 holes of Glacier Club golf are three of the most scenic and satisfying nines in the Rockies. Set so naturally into the surroundings that they seem at one with their environment, Glacier Club courses sit at 8,000 feet and are surrounded by glacially striated cliffs and peaks that rise to 14,000 feet. The courses offer hundreds of feet of elevation changes, traverse natural streams, lakes and meadows and may include an occasional elk, bald eagle and other indigenous creatures as a gallery, while delivering both challenge and pleasure to golfers of every level.
“Best Residential Golf Courses” (Course of Distinction)
“America’s 100 Premier Properties” 2008
Airports: La Plata Regional Airport and Durango Jet Center (FBO)
Shopping: Main Avenue, Boutiques and Specialty Stores
Year Opened: June 2004
Private Gated, 24-7 Security
375 total at build out
(51 currently available)
Equity Membership Fee: $60,000
Golf Architects: Design Workshop
27 holes of Glacier Club golf
Practice park with three putting greens
Cliffside Clubhouse with indoor-outdoor dining, bar, game room & billiards, members’ lockers
Tennis courts featuring Nova Pro-Turf surfaces
Fully equipped exercise facility
Outdoor hot tub and pool located cliffside for maximum views
Dry sauna and massage services
Hiking & biking trails leading to adjoining San Juan National Forest
Durango Mountain Ski Area, which encompasses over 2,500 acres and has 11 lifts, is only eight minutes up the road. World-class ski runs at Telluride, Wolf Creek and the expert-only Silverton Ski Area are just a short drive away. There are the Ouray hot springs and Mesa Verde cliff dwellings plus trout fishing in gold medal waters, hiking, biking, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and even 4-wheel drive expeditions.
Durango itself plays host to great dining, a thriving arts community, museums, the symphony and year-round entertainment events including the Durango Film Festival, annual holiday celebrations and Music in the Mountains, a summer music festival that attracts classical music aficionados from all across America.