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Colorado Golf Club

Parker, CO Private

Overview

The par-4 10th at Colorado Golf Club, playing downhill off the tee to a green hanging on a slope, with the Colorado Rockies in the far distance, has not a single bunker. Yet it sets the tone for what may well be Coore and Crenshaw’s finest example of how to massage a great golf course from topography that many would have considered ordinary. These designers made this stretch of Front Range southeast of Denver extraordinary. They ran fairways across sagebrush hills that are dotted with pines. They positioned greens on buttes and the far sides of barrancas. Colorado G.C. is a second-shot course where seemingly generous landing areas can result in awkward hanging lies for approach shots to greens that run left or right or even away from the direction of play. The massive par-5 fiirst is one of the most exciting first holes in a time zone known for exciting opening holes, and it's followed by a short cross-ravine par 3 benched into a hillside like its inspiration, the second at No. 23 Prairie Dunes. In 2019, the course hosted the USGA Mid-Amateur.

About

Holes 18
Length 7604
Slope 149
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2008
Designer Bill Coore, ASGCA/Ben Crenshaw

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.

2023-'24 ranking: 112th.

Previous ranking: 120th.

Highest ranking: No. 111, 2017-'18.

Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2013-'24. Ranked fifth, 2011-'12.

Current ranking: 4th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.5107
Character
7.52
Challenge
7.5494
Layout Variety
7.5494
Fun
7.3291
Aesthetics
7.5041
Conditioning
7.5331

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