15 Best Golf Courses in Colorado

It’s no surprise to anyone that Colorado is a beautiful state. Unknown to many people, Colorado is filled with golf courses that can accommodate players with all experience levels.

Because of the high elevations found throughout the state, many people assume that playing golf is too much of a challenge to play here, but that is simply not the case. 

In fact, the state of Colorado has numerous golf courses in many different areas, and it’s usually best to do a little research on them before you decide which one to play on. 

Fortunately, this shouldn’t be difficult to do because the state’s golf courses truly offer something for everyone.

1. Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton)

Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton)

This 18-hole public golf course has been voted the top public golf course in the Denver area in the past by Golf Digest magazine, as well as one of the top 75 golf courses in the nation.

There are beautiful red sandstone rock formations to view and abundant wildlife that has decided to make the course their home.

These two things make this a truly unique golf course, and you’ll also love the rolling terrain and elevation changes, bunkers and water hazards, and the par-3 13th hole, which is steep and goes downhill but which has a view you will never forget.

If you’re a golf enthusiast and find yourself anywhere near Denver, you owe it to yourself to visit this golf course.

Golf Course Information:

Arrowhead Golf Club (Littleton)
10850 Sundown Trail
Littleton, CO 80125
Telephone: 303-973-9614
arrowheadcolorado.com


2. Blue Course at Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Westminster)

Blue Course at Greg Mastriona Golf Courses

A nine-hole public golf course with a par of 72, this is actually several golf courses in one, so to speak.

With beautiful mountain views and lush green lawns, the Greg Mastriona golf courses were built in 1965 and offer a driving range, golf school academy, a teaching pro, and a putting green and practice hole.

There are also numerous onsite facilities that you’ll appreciate after a nice round of golf, including a restaurant, lounge, clubhouse, and even locker rooms to make it easier to use the course week after week.

There is a pitching/chipping area for your convenience, as well as the possibility to rent GPS devices, clubs, and carts.

Golf Course Information:

Blue Course at Greg Mastriona Golf Courses
9650 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80031
Telephone: 303-428-6526
www.golfhylandhills.com


3. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club (Delta)

Devil’s Thumb Golf Club (Delta)

Rated very highly by most of its customers, this golf course was known as the Cottonwood Golf Course when it opened in 1963.

Back then it had only nine holes, but today it boasts 18 and is still open to the public. It has more than 7,100 yards of playing fun and offers a driving range, pitching/chipping area, a golf school academy, and even an on-staff pro.

You can rent pull carts and standard carts from them, and some of the many onsite amenities include a bar and grill, snack bar, beverage carts, and a nice clubhouse.

The 19th hole offers amazing scenic views and drinks, and a few of the things golfers love about the course include the bunkers, elevation changes, and the forced carries, to name a few.

Golf Course Information:

Devil's Thumb Golf Course
9900 Devils Thumb Rd
Delta, CO 81416
Telephone: 970-874-6262
www.devilsthumbgolfcourse.net


4. Eagle Ranch Golf Course (Eagle)

Eagle Ranch Golf Course (Eagle)

The Eagle Ranch Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course that was built in 2001 and which has Kentucky bluegrass fairways and greens covered in bent grass.

Although open all year long, the course’s high season is from April 10th to November 10th. It was also designed by some of the best golfers around, including Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

You can rent clubs, carts, and GPS devices if you wish, and you also get access to a driving range, a golf school academy, a pitching/chipping area, and a putting green and putting hole.

There is, of course, a dress code, but it does do a good job of accommodating golfers with all levels of experience.

Golf Course Information:

Eagle Ranch Golf Course (Eagle)
50 Lime Park Dr
Eagle, CO 81631
Telephone: 970-328-2882
eagleranchgolf.com


5. Eagle Vail Golf Course (Avon)

Eagle Vail Golf Course (Avon)

Built in 1974, this golf course has 18 holes and is open to the public. Its length is 6,538 yards and it was voted one of the best golf courses in Colorado by Golf Advisor in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The course is located near some tourist attractions and offers gorgeous scenic views that not too many people across the country get to experience.

Another huge advantage of the course is its ability to accommodate all types of golfers, from newbies to much more experienced players.

Between the water hazards and elevation changes, this course has its share of challenges, but it’s a great course regardless of how you look at it.

Golf Course Information:

Eagle Vail Golf Course (Avon)
459 Eagle Dr
Avon, CO 81620
Telephone: 970-790-1200
eaglevailgolfclub.com


6. Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden)

Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden)

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Fossil Trace Golf Club is an 18-hole municipal golf course that offers more than 6,800 yards of playing opportunity.

Opened in 2003, the course has Kentucky bluegrass fairways and greens, and best of all, you can golf there all year long.

While at the facility, you can rent carts, clubs, and even GPS devices, and you get access to a driving range, teaching pro, putting green, and numerous other amenities that most golfing enthusiasts consider things they can’t do without. 

This includes onsite facilities such as a bar and restaurant, clubhouse, meeting facilities, and banquet facilities in case you need them.

Golf Course Information:

Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden)
3050 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: 303-277-8750
www.fossiltrace.com


7. Golf Links at Hollydot Golf Course (Colorado City)

The Hollydot golf course is an 18-hole golf course open to the public and provides more than 6,800 yards of playing fun.

It has been open since 1974 and therefore the staff really knows just how to accommodate all of their guests.

There is an onsite bar and a nice clubhouse, and the course itself has been voted one of the best golf courses in Colorado in 2015, not to mention one of the friendliest courses in the United States that same year, both by Golf Advisor magazine.

A few of the things golfers love about the course include the patio dining, the bunker and elevation change challenges, and of course, the gorgeous scenic views.

Golf Course Information:

Golf Links at Hollydot Golf Course
55 North Parkway Drive
Colorado City, CO 81019
Telephone: 719-676-3341
www.hollydotgolf.com


8. Golf Granby Ranch (Granby)

Golf Granby Ranch is an 18-hole golf course that is open to the public, and it has nearly 7,200 yards of playing opportunity.

It started as a nine-hole layout in 2001 but has since expanded to 18 holes, and it consistently ranks as one of Colorado’s best golf courses. It can be a tough course to execute, but six sets of tees mean it will be able to accommodate you regardless of your skill level.

Here, you can enjoy bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens, as well as an onsite bar and restaurant, clubhouse, lodging facility, and even banquet facilities should you ever need them.

It was also voted one of Colorado’s best golf courses by Golf Advisor in the years 2015 through 2019, which says a lot about it.

Golf Course Information:

Golf Granby Ranch (Granby)
2579 County Rd 894

Granby, CO 80446
Telephone: 970-887-2709
www.golfgranbyranch.com


9. Grand Elk Ranch and Club (Granby)

Grand Elk Ranch and Club (Granby)

Located in the middle of the Colorado Rockies, this golf course has beautiful mountain views on every single hole and consists of 7,144 yards of playing fun.

You get to play around 60 bunkers and water hazards on four different holes, making this a great course for both its beauty and the fact that its challenges are just enough to keep you playing but not enough for you to get overwhelmed and quit.

It is a unique golf course with a combination of straightforward holes and holes that twist into tricky doglegs.

While you’re there, don’t forget to notice the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide, which are magnificent in nature.

Golf Course Information:

Grand Elk Ranch and Club (Granby)
1300 10 Mile Dr

Granby, CO 80446
Telephone: 760-564-7111
www.grandelk.com


10. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club (Aurora)

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club (Aurora)

Located in Southeastern Denver, this golf club is semi-private and buried in a residential neighborhood yet is open to the public.

It was designed by Arthur Hill to accommodate players with all levels of experience, and the stunning view of the Rockies is just one of the many things you’ll enjoy about it.

Heritage Eagle Bend has 60 bunkers and several lakes to make part of your game, and the wide fairways add just the right touch to make this one very unique golf course.

Its interesting layout and nearly 7,000 yards of playing opportunity make it challenging but fun for newbies, experienced players, and everyone in between.

Golf Course Information:

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf and Country Club (Aurora)
23155 E Heritage Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016
Telephone: 303-693-7788
www.heritageeaglebend.com


11. Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club (New Castle)

Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club (New Castle)

With a little more than 7,100 yards of golfing opportunity, the Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club has been around since 2004 and is open all year long.

It has 18 holes and is open to the public, and golfers love the elevation changes, the scenic views, and the fact that it can accommodate players with all experience levels.

If you love mountain courses, you’ll consider this course one of the best, and it was even voted one of the best golf courses to play on in Colorado by Golf Advisor in both 2015 and 2016.

It is located in Garfield County and is one of the most beautiful courses you’ll ever experience.

Golf Course Information:

Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club (New Castle)
1000 Clubhouse Dr

New Castle, CO 81647
Telephone: 970-984-9700
lakotacanyonranch.com


12. Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel (Littleton)

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel (Littleton)

Built in 1986 and designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this golf course offers 18 holes and is open to the public, being able to accommodate players with all experience levels.

Enjoy and revel in all 7,054 yards of golf and play to a par of 72.

The natural landscape of this golf course includes beautiful lakes and streams, and not only is the course well-bunkered but it also has a well-stocked pro shop in case you’d like to do a little shopping or need some extra balls or tees before or after your game.

With a rating of 72.6, the Lone Tree Golf Club offers everything you need to make your next golf outing a breeze.

Golf Course Information:

Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel (Littleton)
9808 Sunningdale Blvd
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Telephone: 303-790-0202

Lone Tree Golf Club Hotel


13. Pole Creek Golf Club (Tabernash)

Pole Creek Golf Club (Tabernash)

A nine-hole golf course open to the public, it offers close to 3,400 yards of playing fun. Not only is the course covered with lush greenery but you also get beautiful patches of wildflowers throughout.

It offers a driving range, a pitching/chipping area, and a putting green. Onsite includes a bar, clubhouse, and banquet facilities should you need them, and you can rent pull carts, standard carts, and even clubs if that’s what you need.

They are open for golfing from May through October.

Golf Course Information:

Pole Creek Golf Club (Tabernash)
6827 Co Rd 51
Tabernash, CO 80478
Telephone: 970-887-9195

www.polecreekgolf.com


14. The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Castle Rock)

The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Castle Rock)

An 18-hole public golf course located just south of Denver, this course has a par of 71 and more than 7,100 yards of golfing opportunity.

You’ll love the rolling greens and its gorgeous views of Devil’s Head and Pike’s Peak.

There is no signature hole at this course; however, there is a variety of unique holes that require you to have excellent short game skills and good tee shots.

Built in 1997 by Tom Weiskopf, the course was voted one of the top golf courses in the state of Colorado by Golf Advisor in the years 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

There is also an onsite restaurant and banquet facilities for those golfers who would like to test these areas out.

Golf Course Information:

The Ridge at Castle Pines North (Castle Rock)
1414 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Telephone: 303-688-4301
www.playtheridge.com


15. Vail Golf Club (Vail)

Vail Golf Club (Vail)

This 18-hole public/municipal golf course consists of 6,766 yards and was built in 1962.

It opens every year on May 1st and closes on November 1st, and it was voted one of the top golf courses in Colorado by Golf Advisor magazine in 2015.

Golfers love it because it is great for walkers and has beautiful scenic views that you can enjoy as you’re playing.

Other advantages include excellent course challenges such as elevation changes and water hazards, which provides enough of a challenge to improve your playing each time you get out on the course. 

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve played for years, you’ll love this golf course and you’ll consider it an advantage to play there.

Golf Course Information:

Vail Golf Club (Vail)
1775 Sunburst Dr
 Vail, CO 81657

Telephone: 970-479-2260
www.vailgolf.com


Conclusion

If you’re visiting Colorado and you’re itching to play golf, the good news is that you won’t suffer with a shortage of golf courses to play on.

All of them have the added advantage of being strategically placed in some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the country, so if you love playing golf surrounded by gorgeous mountains and unique surroundings, Colorado is definitely where you want to be.

These are also some of the most functional courses in the entire country, and they will never disappoint.



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