The Broadmoor Golf Club East is another timeless mountain course, built hard against Cheyenne Mountain with famed green contours that pose optical illusions. Many putts that look uphill are actually running downhill. Few golfers recognize that the East Course is a combination of nine Donald Ross holes (one through six and 16 through 18) and nine more added 30 years later by Robert Trent Jones (holes seven to 15). The East Course was the site of Jack Nicklaus’ first U.S. Amateur win in 1959 and Annika Sorenstam’s first U.S. Women’s Open win in 1995. It has also hosted 2011 U.S. Women’s Open won by So Yeon Ryu and the 2018 U.S. Senior Open won by David Toms, their first major victories as well.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 135, 2013-'14. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 199.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003. Highest ranking: No. 22, 2007-'08. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 44.
Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2013-'14, 2021-'22. Ranked sixth, 2011-'12, 2015-'20.