Nestled deep into the San Juan Mountains, Telluride offers a full 365 degrees of awesome in the summer.
With hiking, biking, self-powered boating and golf, summer at Big Bear is a hot ticket.
When the snow melts and the season ends, many of us trade boots and skis for clubs and balls, rediscovering a love for all things green on sun-drenched fairways that stretch on for miles. Mountain recreation enthusiasts have known for years about the great golf opportunities in the high country, with celebrity course designers and rethought layouts built into the sides of our favorite mountains, we could not help but join them. Here are our top-five public mountain golf courses.