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Last Updated: May 14, 2016
Serious golfer, but not competitive with others, unless you piss me off! Looking for guys to go on golf trips. My friends either work too much, are too cheap, or their wives won't let them go because they can't trust them.
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I played this course on a 4-round golf trip to Denver. I've played a lot of courses, but I never really "got" how the design mattered. This course wa... » More
I played this course on a 4-round golf trip to Denver. I've played a lot of courses, but I never really "got" how the design mattered. This course was an eye-opener because I understood what the designer was trying to accomplish. I'm an 11 index, and on most courses I don't have the risk reward choices because I can't hit the ball far enough to matter. Most course seem to be designed for golfers who can hit it 280 and have some control over where the ball goes. I can't go for greens in two either.
This course is different. It's designed to provide options for golfers who drive it 230 (provided you play the appropriate tees). Several of the par fives I could have reached with two really good shots. I didn't ever do it, but at least I had a chance. The green complexes were wonderfully challenging, with the good shot being rewarded and the not so good shot penalized. I'd like to see more courses designed for the average golfer As this one clearly is.
Service here was above average, and the conditions superb. It was a good 7-10 degrees cooler here than in Denver which was nice because it was pretty hot in the lowlands. Overall, it was unanimous among us on the trip that Bear Dance was hands down the best among it, Fossil Trace, Arrowhead, and Omni Interlocken.» Close
I played this course during a 4-course golf tripnot Denver. I don't know if it was the heat--upper 90s--but none in our group were impressed. The cou... » More
I played this course during a 4-course golf tripnot Denver. I don't know if it was the heat--upper 90s--but none in our group were impressed. The course winds through an industrial park, and there was quite a bit of construction going on, which detracted from any solitude.
We did play all 27 holes.
Course conditions were above average, with fairways, greens, bunkers, and tee boxes in good shape. None of the holes seem particularly memorable, and we played only two days ago. Service seemed about average, but since it's a golf resort one would expect service to be high end.
Overall it wasn't a bad experience, but not especially memorable, which is what you want on a golf trip. There are better courses to play, and if you're taking a golf trip there, I'd look elsewhere.» Close
I played this course during a 4-course golf trip to Denver. This iconic course has a terrific setting, but it could be somuch better. I noticed that... » More
I played this course during a 4-course golf trip to Denver. This iconic course has a terrific setting, but it could be somuch better. I noticed that many of the tee boxes weren't level, complicating getting a good stance. Also, bunker maintenance could be improved. At this price point one would think that the traps would be raked daily, but many were crusty from not having been raked and evened in a while, and in some instances was like hard pan. Fairways and greens were in great shape.
Service was only average, and I expected better. We waited a good half hour to get a sandwich while waiting for our tee time, which was simply unacceptable. The range is short and does not allow anything other than irons.
It was fun hitting shots in and around the rock formations and with large elevation changes on the holes. One or two blind shots off the tee is fine, but this course has quite a few, and when you don't know the course--which applies to a high proportion of the golfers there--it can be a frustration.
Overall, I was disappointed because it could be a lot better than it is. In speaking to golfers at other courses I heard it described as overrated. I agree, and probably would not play it again, but it was worth playing once.» Close
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