Fox Acres History
From Vision to Reality
For centuries, the beauty and majesty of the Red Feather Lakes region around Fox Acres Country Club has captivated the human spirit. With fortress-like rock outcroppings carved by ice age glaciers, this land has worked its magic on Native Americans and pioneer settlers alike. This natural magic has fired the creative sensibilities of many, but none more successfully than Ray Stenzel, a Colorado native.
In 1960, as Ray walked the fields and meadows of an abandoned silver fox fur farm, he saw the unique potential of the land to become a mountain paradise for people like himself - a people with a passion for golf.
And so began a slow and careful evolutionary process in which the watchword was always – quality.
A luxurious club house was meticulously crafted to provide members with a gracious atmosphere for sumptuous dining, lively entertainment and intimate socializing. Rugged mountain terrain was gradually transformed into the dramatic fairways and manicured greens of a world class championship golf course. A complete community infrastructure was lovingly developed. A professional management organization was assembled, led by John Stenzel, Ray’s son. Tumbled down shacks gave way to elegant homes designed by internationally recognized architects.
The vision has become a stunning reality. Fox Acres has blossomed into a mountain golfing community of exceptional beauty; where members can share Ray’s vision of a lifestyle of elegance, comfort, the fellowship of kindred spirits and the pleasures of golf.