Best Golf Courses in Colorado


1. CommonGround Golf Course

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Rye grass

Slope index: 131

Course Rating: 73.2

Total par (men's tees): 71

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,229 yards

Scorecard: Link

CommonGround is the home of the Colorado Golf Association, and is an affordable public facility built to support the mission of the CGA: “to represent, promote, and serve the best interests of golf in the state of Colorado.” Opened in 2009, the course was designed by (R) Tom Doak.


2. Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club (Norman)

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Blue grass

Slope index: 144

Course Rating: 74.2

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,580 yards

Scorecard: Link

The Course at the Red Sky Golf Club, allows the treasures of the natural landscape to dictate the flow of play. Opened in 2003, the course was designed by Greg Norman.


3. Lakota Canyon Ranch & Golf Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Blue grass

Slope index: 113

Course Rating: 70.0

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,111 yards

Scorecard: Link

Lakota Canyon is one of the most spectacular Colorado golf courses that is easily playable in a day trip from the Aspen and Vail areas. Opened in 2004, the course was designed by James J. Engh.


4. The Club at Pradera

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Blue grass

Slope index: 138

Course Rating: 72.9

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,183 yards

Scorecard: Link

Nestled in the unspoiled hills of Parker, the Irish links-style golf course, luxurious amenities and superlative guest service have earned it acclaim as one of the finest private golf clubs in Colorado. Opened in 2005, the course was designed by James J. Engh.


5. The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa

Type of field: Desert

Course access: Municipal Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Blue grass

Slope index: 135

Course Rating: 71.7

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,007 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 500 acres

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is a spectacular course that occasionally overwhelms the senses in its grandeur. Opened in 2001, the course was designed by James J. Engh.


6. Maroon Creek Club

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Blue grass

Slope index: 140

Course Rating: 73.6

Total par (men's tees): 70

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,100 yards

Scorecard: Link

Located in the paradise known as Aspen, the Maroon Creek Club provides its members an extraordinary experience on each and every visit. Opened in 2013, the course was designed by Thomas Fazio.


7. The Club at Ravenna

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bent grass

Slope index: 142

Course Rating: 74.4

Total par (men's tees): 71

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,263 yards

Scorecard: Link

The club is situated between the red rocks and deep ravines of the Dakota Hogback and Pike National Forest. Opened in 2013, the course was designed by Jay Morrish.


8. Sanctuary

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bent grass

Slope index: 142

Course Rating: 72.3

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,033 yards

Scorecard: Link

Total size of golf course: 220 acres

As private playgrounds go, Sanctuary is pretty hard to top: 220 acres of Ponderosa pines, prairie grasses, waterfalls, wildlife and a golf course overlooking the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Opened in 1997, the course was designed by James J. Engh.


9. The Broadmoor Resort (East)

Type of field: Parkland

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Rye grass

Slope index: 127

Course Rating: 73.0

Total par (men's tees): 72

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,189 yards

Scorecard: Link

Championships hosted: Curtis Cup, NCAA, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, U.S. Women's Amateur, U.S. Women's Open

The Broadmoor’s East Course is known for its wide, tree-lined fairways and expansive greens. Opened in 1918, the course was designed by Donald J. Ross.


10. Ballyneal Golf Club

Type of field: Links

Course access: Private Course

Length of play: 18-hole course

Type of grass: Bent grass

Slope index: 126

Course Rating: 74.1

Total par (men's tees): 71

Total yardage (men's tees): 7,147 yards

Scorecard: Link

Letting Mother Nature dictate the flow instead of forcing the flow was paramount in the routing of the Ballyneal course. Opened in 2006, the course was designed by Tom Doak.

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