If you’re new to Aspen or haven’t had the time to check out some of the exciting memberships you can become a part of, start with the Roaring Fork Club. This is a private club just 20 minutes away from Aspen in Basalt where you can find fine golfing, fishing, and family-friendly health and wellness opportunities.
It’s your chance to become a part of a club that is not only private and upscale, but also gets you into the wilderness more. Wilderness sports are some of what makes Aspen so desirable. The Roaring Fork Club may be the place for your next family membership. Take a look at why so many Aspen residents are making the quick drive to be a part of the Roaring Fork Club.
About Roaring Fork
Located at 100 Arbaney Ranch Road in Basalt, the Roaring Fork Club can be found in just 20 minutes outside of Aspen. Here you’ll find almost 400 acres of beautiful landscape and a club designed to encourage an active wilderness escape.
Families, singles, and the retired love it here because of the family-friendly amenities, the encouragement of health and wellness, and the golfer’s and fisher’s paradise. It’s a soothing experience at Roaring Fork that can only be found in a place like Aspen.
Joining Roaring Fork
When you join Roaring Fork, you’ll have the option between the regular, national, social, and young professional memberships. The avid golfer is going to want the regular membership where you can get unlimited golf and club amenities and for those that want to live at Roaring Fork Valley. The national membership is for those that want access to golf all year, club amenities, and renting lodging on property.
The social membership fits the guest that wants access to the club facilities like member events, fitness center, swimming, and dining. The young professional membership is perfect for the professional under 45 years that wants access to golf and amenities with their family which can later be converted on their 45th birthday.
What to expect as a golf member
Members of almost all types will get access to the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course which offers beautiful landscaping and stunning mountain views. Guests with memberships including the regular, national, and young professional options will get to play on the exciting course with everything from rolling hills to the river and meadows.
The course offers challenging elevation, small greens, and tight approaches. You’ll love that the orientation of the course makes for a beautiful sunrise and sunset hitting the mountains both north and south.
Are you new to golf or looking to improve your game? Try the golf instruction offered by Mike & Sandy LaBauve, PGA & LPGA Class A professionals. They’ve made it to the top 100 instructors by Golf Magazine and now are teaching at the Club from May to September. You’ll love their innovative techniques through the summer coaching programs and weekly clinics.
Golf clinics and tournaments are common throughout the summer months. Ask about the Annual Club tournaments where you can compete with other members, guests, and staff members like the Men’s Invitational Cutthroat Classic and the Women’s Invitational.
Of course the Pro Shop has all of the best gear you could need for your game. They have the latest technology and gear for fine tuning your accuracy, distance, and ball flight. You can try out some of the great products that top golf companies bring in during Demo Days too.
Other membership perks
All members will get the opportunity to enjoy year-round fun at Roaring Fork. Aside from the main attraction of golf, you’ll want to enjoy the great outdoors through various club offerings. Since the Club is focused on the family, the pursuit of sports, and enjoying life in the wilderness, you’ll find many great opportunities for all of this at Roaring Fork.
Stay active and social by enjoying the clubhouse fitness center, outdoors fly fishing, and through social events. Fly fishing is one of the most popular things to do here and is available to both beginners and experts. Not only can you fish right from your own cabin’s doorstep, but you can take a guided trip on both the Roaring Fork River and the Frying Pan River.
Most people stop by the fly-fishing headquarters inside the Pro Shop to stock up on tackle and other fly-fishing gear since Roaring Fork is an Orvis Authorized Dealer. You can even rent your rods, waders, and boots.
On the property you’ll have private access to their eight stocked ponds and one-mile of Roaring Fork River, as well as the one-mile long Spring Creek, an area off the Fork that flows through the golf course. You’ll find over 2,000 trophy sized trout on the property with the Browns and Rainbows being the biggest in the valley. While the property is set up for catch & release and fly fishing only, it’s a very popular place to go with the family with the special area for kids called the Kid’s Pond.
Of course for those that need a little adventure, your memberships grants you access to the Frying Pan, the 13-mile river that is considered the state’s best trout stream. Members can access the river by boat taking a float trip at the Club. Being a gold medal river, you’ll get the chance to fish among the views of local mountains and wildlife sightings. Ask about the full-time, year-round service for being guided on the river.
For those that want to try other active offerings, the club has a fitness center and spa. Inside the lodge has some of the best opportunities, from tennis to fitness classes, personal training to the spa. Try weight training and the aerobic equipment with a personal trainer or join the fitness and health experts Speaker Series in which you can learn more about fitness and balancing your lifestyle. Fitness classes are offered weekly with options like Core Rotation and outdoor yoga on the grass. Visit the spa for a chance to rejuvenate with a massage, skin care treatment, pedicure, and more.
Perhaps you could use some time in the wilderness using your own two legs. Try hiking and biking on the trails around the Roaring Fork Valley. There are hiking trips weekly in the summer as well as snowshoeing options in the winter. Try a group bike ride on the Rio Grande with your kids over 10 years old. Stay put the lodge to enjoy a round of tennis and weekly clinics as well.
Lastly, find everything you could need for social fun like in-house dining to kids activities and even concierge guests services. You’ll be able to get ski rentals in the winter, groceries delivered before your stay, childcare, and restaurant reservations. Kids can enjoy summer camps and you can all enjoy swimming and poolside dining. Check out the Lodge Restaurant for organic cooking and wine tastings for the adults on a fun night out.
What doesn’t the Roaring Fork Club offer? If you’re considering a membership to the Club, these are some of the many things you can look forward to enjoying.