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The Vail Golf Club is open with 18 holes in play!

Please note: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees. Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Eagle County, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Golf Club has made the difficult decision to cancel all private lessons, junior programs, and adult leagues and clinics through July 13, 2020. 

The golf club will continue to be open for regular play, and we ask that guests reserve a tee time in advance and follow all of our COVID-19 related guidelines below. The Grill on the Gore restaurant will also remain open with plenty of options for social distancing on our spacious patio. 
 
The Vail Recreation District is committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff and thanks you for your support and understanding.

Due to current COVID-19 Blue Square and Black Diamond Phase protocols and health requirements, please understand the following:

  • Tee times must be made in advance online at vailgolf.com or by calling the golf shop at 970-479-2260.
  • Cloth face coverings will be required when entering the golf shop.
  • Golf shop is open.
  • We will limit the numbers of people in the golf shop to six (6) at a time for social distancing.
  • Bunker rakes, water coolers, ball washing stands and trash cans have been removed from the course.
  • Modified cups will be in play so the flagstick will not be removed or touched.
  • All towels, coolers, sand bottles, tees and will be removed from carts. 
  • Locker rooms in the clubhouse are closed.
  • The Grill on the Gore is open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • The starter building is open. 
  • Social distancing protocols will be required while visiting and playing the Vail Golf Club.
  • Golfers who choose not to follow social distancing protocols will be asked to leave the property. 
  • The practice range is open. Reservations required for range use. call 970-479-2260, ext. 1.

alice plain headshot website versionPGA color logo Alice Plain, Director of Golf

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
PGA Member since 1996
Oklahoma State University, B.A. Degree 1990

Plain, a longtime resident of the Vail Valley, previously worked at the Vail Golf Club in the early 1990s and returned to Vail in 2007 after working at Eagle Ranch Golf Club. Alice started an adaptive lesson program in 2014 for children and adults with a variety of challenges as well as individuals struggling with neurological diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis.  Plain was recently selected to participate in the PGA National "LEAD" program for Diversity and Inclusion. Plain is passionate about junior golf programs and aims to bring young people to the Vail Golf Club through the First Tee Golf Program. Plain has extensive experience in the golf industry. In 2014, she was awarded the "Golf Professional of the Year" by the West Chapter of the Colorado PGA. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Plain was awarded the "Horton Smith Award" by the Colorado PGA West Chapter. She played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University and spent two years as a professional on the Future's Golf Tour. She is an avid cyclist, hockey player and skier.

IMG 5524PGA color logo Nathan Mead, Head Golf Professional

Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
PGA Member
Campbell University, M.A. Degree 2013
2016 West Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year

Nathan went to school at Campbell University in North Carolina where he studied business and golf management. In 2013, he graduated with his Masters in Business Administration and his Class-A PGA status, and he decided to move to the Vail Valley to work at the Vail Golf Club. When Nathan isn't teaching golf, he loves to explore the mountains via backpacking, mountain biking and downhill skiing.


 

Scott for webScott Todd, Golf Course Superintendent

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Colorado State University, B.S. Degree 1992
GCSAA Member since 1991

A resident of the valley since 1991, Scott Todd joined the Vail Golf Club as the new Golf Course Superintendent in October 2011. Scott is focused on providing the best playing conditions possible at the Vail Golf Club while carrying on the traditions in environmental stewardship that the club has fostered over its long history. Prior to joining the Vail Recreation District, Scott held superintendent positions with the Club at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado from 1993-2010. Scott also spent two golf seasons at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards. In 1992, he joined the maintenance staff for seven months at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, where he participated in preparations leading up to the 1993 Masters Tournament. He holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture from Colorado State University, and enjoys the many summer and winter activities the valley has to offer with his wife and two children.

Justin for webJustin Gompf, 1st Assistant Superintendent

Hometown: Cardington, OH
Ohio State University, A.S. 2000
GCSAA Member since 2000

Gompf joined the Vail Golf Club in 2007 and takes great pride in helping to maintain and improve Vail's course conditions. Prior to Vail, Gompf spent five years at The Piqua Country Club in Ohio where he assisted in maintaining the Donald Ross-designed course.