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Sanctuary Golf Club

Sedalia, CO Private

Overview

In the late 1990s, Sanctuary debuted as a counterpoint to what was then the latest fashion, the startlingly outrageous architecture of Mike Strantz. Coloradoan Jim Engh introduced his stylistic philosophy of incorporating Art Deco themes of parallel lines, sweeping curves and repetitive patterns in his bunker, fairway and green shapes. The comforting nature of his architectural style proved to be popular and soothing to many golf fans. But Sanctuary’s site itself is startling. The first tee shot drops 200 feet. Fairways twist and tumble down narrow valleys and over chasms. Enormous greens are protected not just by Engh’s squiggly bunkers but by giant transplanted pines. Sanctuary’s developers, Dave and Gail Liniger, founded the Re/Max real estate empire, but they insisted that Sanctuary have no homes that could disturb the tranquility of the course. It’s a Sanctuary indeed.

About

Holes 18
Length 7052
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Designer James J. Engh

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked for 10 years from 1999-2002 and 2005-'10.

Highest ranking: No. 48, 1999-2000.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked for eight years from 2013-'20.

Highest ranking: No. 139, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1995-2011, 2023-'24. Ranked sixth, 2013-'14, 2021-'22.

Current ranking: Fifth

Panelists

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

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0891
Character
7.3069
Challenge
7.1041
Layout Variety
7.1094
Fun
6.9972
Aesthetics
7.6966
Conditioning
7.2578

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