Courses (CO) Archives

  1. Broadmoor East Course (Colorado Springs, CO)

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    I had a chance to play the Broadmoor West and East courses a few weeks back. The West course wasn’t bad, but the East course was definitely the winner. The greens were fast and undulating but the fairways and landing areas were fairly generous and the course was very playable – especially for a course…

  2. The Bridges (Montrose, CO)

    I haven’t played a Nicklaus Design course I haven’t liked, and The Bridges was no exception. The layout was challenging but fair, with nice landing areas and danger lurking if you strayed too far from the intended path. The greens were superb, fast and hard but playable and extremely true. I had only 28 putts…

  3. Omni Interlocken Golf Club (Broomfield, CO)

    The Omni Interlocken Golf Club is a nice 27 hole course in Broomfield, CO – in between Denver and Boulder. I’ve played there twice and have gotten in all 27 holes now. The Vista and Sunshine 9′s are preferable to the El Dorado 9 in my opinion. The course is generally in good shape, with…

  4. Vista Ridge Golf Club (Erie, CO)

    Vista Ridge Golf Club is a higher end public golf course north of Denver. I’ve played the course three times, and each time I’ve been impressed by the course conditions and the courteousness of the staff. This is a good combination. The course plays long, you can hit driver on most of the par 4s…

  5. Grand Elk (Granby, CO)

    It’s a bit of a drive from Denver to Grand Elk golf course in Granby, CO and we did it twice this summer. This is a beautiful golf course up in the mountains that is just starting to have housing built up around it. The course isn’t a traditional mountain style course, it is much…

  6. Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow Ranch (Littleton, CO)

    I’ve only played Deer Creek Golf Club once, but the course definitely made an impression on me. The front nine runs up and back along the sides of a little canyon. Everything slopes to the right with OB left and junk on the right. The back 9 is a little more traditional and more forgiving.…

  7. Hyland Hills (Westminster, CO)

    I’ve played Hyland Hills a few times now and I have to say I’m not terribly fond of it. The course is hard, and skinny, and uncomfortable until you’ve played it enough times to know what is around the blind corners. It’s also been slow when I’ve played there on the weekend, and the staff…

  8. Riverdale Dunes (Brighton, CO)

    Riverdale Dunes is a Pete Dye course north of Denver. Like most Pete Dye courses, this is a links-style, “target golf” course. I’m not sure why, but I’m getting more and more comfortable with courses like this. The course isn’t overly long, but it you miss the fairway in the wrong places you probably will…

  9. Heritage at Westmoor (Westminster, CO)

    The Heritage at Westmoor is a course I play fairly regularly; it is the sister course of Legacy Ridge. It is a well maintained track (even in the winter) that has a bit of a links feel to it. The driving range is normally somewhat bare, but the short game practice area is probably the…

  10. Indian Tree (Arvada, CO)

    I played Indian Tree for the first time today. I’d driven past it a number of times, and my impressions (looks hilly) were pretty accurate. It was also the first time in a while that I’d walked and carried my bag instead of riding or using my push cart. The course was in good shape…

  11. Glenmoor Country Club (Cherry Hills Village, CO)

    I had an opportunity to play Glenmoor Country Club this summer and found it quite challenging. The course was designed by Pete Dye and has features you’ll find on many of the courses he’s designed. To play well here, you have to hit the ball straight. You can be out of bounds or in the…

  12. Legacy Ridge (Westminster, CO)

    I think Legacy Ridge is one of the toughest public courses in the Denver West area. The course is farily long (the par 3 16th is 220-240 from the blue tees) with some difficult landing areas. The par 5′s in particular are difficult driving holes. There is a first cut of rough (several inches long)…

  13. Bear Dance (Larkspur, CO)

    I played 18 at Bear Dance this afternoon. This course had been highly recommended by the pro I take lessons from and I’d heard nothing but good things about it. Unfortunately, it’s an hour plus drive to get there, but I’d say that it is worth it every so often. When we got there, the…

  14. Indian Peaks (Lafayette, CO)

    Indian Peaks Golf Course is a short drive north from Denver in Lafeyette. The course was in fantastic shape, the best I’ve played since last summer. The course has a mix of tough driving holes and some wide fairways. I didn’t spring for the $5 course book, but I wish I had. I put one…