Colorado Golf Course Reviews & Rating

Colorado has hundreds of fantastic golf courses, below are some Colorado Golf Course Reviews and Ratings of courses that we think are some of the best golf courses in Colorado. The ratings and reviews of the Colorado Golf Courses will have golf course information, pictures, our rating of the course, yardages, slope, rating, and more. We welcome your comments.

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Best Colorado Golf Courses - Course Reviews & Ratings

Aspen Golf Course

Aspen, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9

Review of Aspen Golf Club


Aspen Golf Club

Ranked as the #21 "Best U.S. Municipal Golf Course" by Golfweek Magazine for 2009-2010, Aspen Golf Course is scenic, fun, and challenging 18-hole course set in the heart of the Rockies, just minutes from downtown Aspen. Every hole offers an unbelievable view of the surrounding mountains of all shapes, colors, and sizes - absolutely stunning views!

Each nine is a little different from the other and both offer water hazards, dog legs, elevation changes, bunkers, and some risk reward opportunities. Prices are reasonable and the conditions are excellent with some of the best greens around.


Breckenridge Golf Club

Breckenridge, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

Breckenridge Golf Club Review


Breckenridge Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus designed public 27 hole beauty with a great combination of variety and vistas.  The three nine hole courses are named Bear, Beaver and Elk for the wildlife that frequents this area.  Each nine has some unique features but the common thread is lush fairways, near perfect greens and beautiful meadows and mountains. 

The combination of the Beaver and the Elk course play Colorado's toughest rating/slope at 73.5/151 from the tips but three other tee options are provided for golfers that want to enjoy their round without such a big challenge.  Breckenridge is walker friendly but the 9,300'+ elevation will be an obstacle for a Texan not accustomed to the thin air.
Breckenridge keeps its greens and fairways in good shape in spite of the tough winters.  Learn more from this Review of Breckenridge Golf Club


Four Mile Ranch

Canon City, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.1

Review of Four Mile Golf Club


Four Mile Golf Ranch

Four Mile Ranch Golf Club is located in the "Bananna Belt" of the Colorado mountains.  At 5,500' this course located just east of Canon City enjoys a long and comfortable golf season.

Four Mile Ranch must be the ultimate Jim Engh designed course with greens that feature 2-3 bowls which is great if your approach shot ends up in the right bowl but three putt death if you're in the wrong bowl.  But probably the most unique feature of this course is that it has no sand traps.  Instead it has lots of earth and rock waste areas to mess with errant shots. Four Mile Ranch is a unique golf experience and very reasonably priced by Colorado mountain standards.

Buffalo Run Golf Course

Commerce City, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9

Buffalo Run Golf Course Review


Buffalo Run Golf Course

Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City is only 15 minutes from the Denver Int'l Airport and a great course to catch on your way in or out of Denver. 

The course is a British links style course with barely a tree in sight.  The course typically has well maintained lush fairways and greens.  With 5 tee box choices you can make this course play as tough or as easy as you'd like.  It has some interesting and challenging holes but for the most part it's a course that will help your confidence level before or after a beating in the mountain courses.  For details and more photos click on the review of Buffalo Run Golf Course.


Copper Creek Golf Club

Copper Mountain , CO

Texas Outside Rating: 8.7

Copper Creek Golf Club Review

Copper Creek Golf Club

Copper Creek is truly an affordable, friendly family option for anyone wanting to experience Rocky Mountain golf without breaking their vacation budget.  

This 18 hole course is short in length but full of exciting (tricky?) holes and beautiful mountain scenery.  Compared to other Summit County courses Copper Creek is a bargain.  It's definitely walker friendly ...although a few holes will leave you gasping for oxygen if you've just arrived from sea level.  

Give it a try - a great intro to high altitude golf. Review of Copper Creek Golf Club


Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Durango, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.5

Dalton Ranch Golf Club Review

Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Ken Dye designed a fantastic American Links style layout that winds through the trees, around some lakes, and along the Animas River with scenic vistas of the towering red cliffs of the San Juan Mountains. Conditions are near perfect, the greens are fast and challenging, the bunkers are everywhere, and the holes are very memorable. A must play!

Hillcrest Golf Club

Durango, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 8.8

Review of Hillcrest Golf Club

Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. What looked like it would be flat, boring, and side by side from road turn out to be an excellent layout with elevation changes, water holes, scenic vistas, and some of the best and most challenging greens in Colorado. And it's member owned and non-profit and very affordable!

The Glacier Club

Durango, CO

The Cliffs Nine Review: Rated 9.3

The Glacier Nine Review: Rated 9.2

Cliffs Nine golf hole at the Glacier Club

The Glacier Club is a very upscale and prestigious private golf community that is home to 27 holes of excellent golf. The Cliffs Nine is like two different courses - some homes play along glacier carved cliffs and the other holes play up and down contoured fairways lined by a variety of towering alpine trees. The Glacier Nine offers dramatic elevation changes, crystal clear lakes, and scenic vistas.

Eagle Ranch Golf Club

Eagle, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.3

Review of Eagle Ranch Golf Club


Eagle Ranch Golf Club

Eagle Ranch Golf Club is a very pleasant Arnold Palmer designed 18 hole par 72 public course in the sunny Eagle Valley.  The course was recently named the Best Mountain Course in Colorado for under $100.

The layout is primarily a links style on the front nine then moves through a canyon to some elevation changes on the back nine.  Its five tee options give its players everything from a 7,530 yards (74.4/138 rating/slope) down to a friendly 5,497 yards option. Eagle Ranch benefits from warmer, drier weather and a longer season than its neighboring high cost resort courses. 


Colorado National Golf Club

Erie, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 8.8

Review of Colorado National

Colorado Natioanal Golf Club

Colorado National Golf Club is a gently rolling terrain links-style course that offers something for everyone.  Located just north of Denver in Erie this is a great track for the long bombers measuring a whopping 7,676 yards from the back tees but has four more tee options for we mortals.

The course is known for nice weather and great conditions.  The back nine offers some fun risk-reward opportunities. 

Greens fees are generally reasonable, fairways are pretty wide, the greens are large and well maintained and the whole package is a value. 


Fossil Trace Golf Club

Golden, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

Fossil Trace Golf Club Review


Fossil Trace Golf Course

Fossil Trace is a unique golf course with some exciting twists including standing rock pillars, 64 million year old fossils on rock walls and an assortment of remnants from the mining days of yesteryear.   Built in 2003 this rolling terrain beauty is one you need to play when in the Denver area. 

Several forgiving bowl shaped greens will help your score and your ego but you'll also be penalized by wayward shots or leaving yourself with downhill putts.  Be sure to enjoy their Three Tomatoes Bar/Restaurant with it's deck over the 10th tee and 18th green for pure Colorado enjoyment before or after a great golf experience. Read the Review of Fossil Trace Golf Club to learn more,


The Golf Club At Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa Review


Redlands Mesa Golf Course in Grand Junction
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction, CO is simply spectacular.  It's a blend of Colorado beauty with Arizona-type lush green fairways winding through rugged red rock.  Combine this with Jim Engh's creative designing and you've got a golf experience that ranks sky high in fun, challenge, excitement and natural beauty.  In addition, Grand Junction sits in a valley at the foot of scenic and historic Colorado National Monument.  Try to play it all and see it all while you're in Grand Junction.  For more information check out our review on The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa.

Keystone Ranch Golf Course

Keystone, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.5

Keystone Ranch Golf Course Review

Fun course - Keystone Ranch

The Ranch course winds through a beautiful high mountain meadow and some old ranch buildings and farm equipment from yesteryear.  The greens are generally fast yet receptive to incoming lofted shots.
Most of the holes are Scottish links style with gnarly roughs, marshlands and ponds ready to grab the most wayward shots.  The Ranch is walkable if your lungs and legs have become accustomed to the 9,000'+ elevation of Summit County. The Ranch House at Keystone Ranch is also a fine restaurant enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Check out our Review of Keystone Ranch Golf Course.


The River Course at Keystone

Keystone, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.3


Keystone's River Course is a real beaut

The River Course at Keystone is an exciting and beautiful 18 hole course with breathtaking elevated tees and gorgeous views of the Snake River Valley and the many surrounding snow capped mountain peaks. This par 71 course is both challenging to the long hitters due to the tree lined roller coaster fairways yet fair to the shorter hitters due to the four tee box options ranging from 6,886 yards from the Blue Tees to 4,762 yards from the Red Tees. 

Bring your camera.  The mornings tend to be especially clear and scenic and you'll want to save the memories. Read the review of The River Course At Keystone.


Arrowhead Golf Club

Littleton, CO 

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

Arrowhead Golf Club Review


Arrowhead Golf Course - Wow, this is scenic beauty at it's best

Arrowhead GC is a "must play" when you're in the Denver area and want to see the ultimate in geological beauty.....with a great golf course winding through it.  The red sandstone flatiron rock formations are incredible.  You'll feel like you ought to be able to bank your shots off the rocks to the green.  If that should happen consider yourself very lucky because most holes have deep and gnarly roughs at the base of the standing rocks.  The back nine and especially holes 12-14 are exciting, challenging, and absolutely breathtaking in their natural beauty.  Enjoy this unique combination of geology and golf. Read the review of Arrowhead Golf Club to learn more.


Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club

New Castle, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.5

Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club Review

Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club picture

Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club is a classic Jim Engh designed Colorado mountain course.  Its located just off I-70 just west of Glenwood Springs about an hour from Vail and Aspen and 3 hours from Denver International Airport.  Check out our review on this exciting and beautiful course plus other activities in the Glenwood Springs area.  It's well worth the scenic drive to head west to play this roller coaster course with its very forgiving fairways and greens.

Review of Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club


Pagosa Springs Golf Course

Pagosa Springs, CO

Ponderosa Nine Review: Rated 8.8

Pinon Nine Review: Rated 8.4

Ponderosa Golf Hole at Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs Golf Course is home to three nines, each of which have their own unique personality and characteristics. One is a links style course with lots of water, another plays through the tall ponderosa trees, and the third has wide fairways, elevation changes, and great greens.

Divide Ranch & Club

Ridgeway, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 8.5

Divide Ranch & Club Review

Divide Ranch & Club

Divide Ranch & Club plays on the top of a mesa surrounded by majestic rugged mountain ranges. Each nine was designed by a different architect giving each nine a different personality. You'll find some elevation changes, forced carries, tight fairways, water, and some huge bunkers. A fun 18!

The Raven at Three Peaks

Silverthorne, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.4

The Raven at Three Peaks Review


The Raven at Three Peaks golf course picture

For the ultimate in Colorado Rocky Mountain golf and service add this beauty to your golf trip.  The Raven at Three Peaks has rightfully won a host of national and Colorado awards for its outstanding golf course and service. The Raven at Three Peaks is long on beautiful vistas, big lush fairways and greens, lots of elevation changes and plenty of local wildlife.  Check out our updated review on The Raven at Three Peaks.


Snowmass Club

Snowmass, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.7

Snowmass Golf Club near Aspen Colorado

Snowmass Club is what makes me continue to play this very expensive and frustrating game. If offers golfers something of everything that keeps us coming back for more punishment and abuse - majestic panoramic views, near perfect conditions, fun and unique holes, lots of challenges, blind shots, elevation changes, water, large steep faced bunkers with soft fluffy sand, and much more. Snowmass is challenging (7008 yards and a 146 rating) but has 5 tee boxes which means you can bite off as much as you want to chew.


Rio Grande Golf Club

South Fork, Co

Texas Outside Rating: 9.5

Rio Grande Golf Club Review

Rio Grande Golf Club

If you're an outdoor enthusiast you've hit the trifecta when you come to play at Rio Grande Golf Club - you can enjoy 18 holes of spectacular golf, fishing, hiking plus skiing,

The course winds through sandstone outcroppings and stands of cottonwood, pine and aspen. The front nine of Rio Grande Golf Club works along both sides of the Rio Grande River. But it's the back nine that really gets exciting with elevated tees and rolling fairways lined by rocks, trees, marshland and water.


Telluride Golf Club

Telluride, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.3

Telluride Golf Club Review

Telluride Golf Club

Wow, a must play course that has majestic views of huge beautiful homes and snow covered 14,000' majestic mountains, big elevation changes, lots of variety, very good conditions, and some fun holes. And there are lots of bunkers, some intimidating forced carries, wind, and tough greens to contend with.

Cougar Canyon

Trinidad, CO

Texas Outside Rating: 9.2

Review of Cougar Canyon

Cougar Canyon Golf Course

Cougar Canyon is a beautiful and definitely challenging Nicklaus Design 18 hole course. Our group of 4 traveling Texans found it to be a true test of our skills.  The course is a blend of links, mountain and desert target golf. 

Conditions of the fairways and greens were excellent.  The course has some blind holes and it's definitely a track worth playing again. The signature hole shown in this photo isn't quite as difficult as the photo indicates - in fact two of us birdied the hole. Cougar Canyon is a worthy course to include in a golf tour.  It's 3 hours from Amarillo and Denver.


Pole Creek Golf Club

Winter Park, Co

Texas Outside Rating: 9.2

Review of Pole Creek Golf Club


Pole Creek Golf Club

Pole Creek Golf Club is a 27 hole beauty located just outside Winter Park.  The three nines are named Meadow, Ridge, and Ranch.  Each nine has it's own character but our group of 8 made of Texas, Illinois, and Colorado golfers found Ridge to be the toughest and Ranch the easiest when we played all three.

The elevation changes are not as extreme as many Colorado mountain courses.
The greens and fairways are lush and well kept.  And each nine has some special holes that are definitely worth playing again.



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