Ravenna is terraced into the arid foothills of the Rocky Mountains southwest of Denver, so most of the holes run north/south, though several offer elevated tee shots with 20-mile views up and down the Front Range. The property, which includes upscale homes, is challenging and the course is basically unwalkable for most golfers, but the views and several gambling strategic holes like the short par-4 seventh and par-5 15th with a second shot that must either lay up or carry a lake, keep things intriguing. The one-shot holes stand out, with three that must fly over over wooded ravines, not an easy task in a market full of fun, exiting par 3s. Located just north of one of the Denver market's original must-see courses, Arrowhead, routed through 100-foot tall red rock outcroppings, Ravenna was one of the first the late architect Jay Morrish designed after going separate ways with his former partner, the late Tom Weiskopf.
Best in State: Ranked 11th, 2019-'20. Ranked 12th, 2021-'22. Ranked 15th, 2015-'16. Ranked 16th, 2017-'18. Ranked 17th, 2013-'14.
Current ranking: 13th.