Rated 5 out of 5 by tdwalke Much better than I remembered
Played here 3 years ago. It rained and spit snow on us and we nearly froze to death. When the weather cleared up we finished the round. Very dissappointing day.
Fast forward to the last week of Sept 2015. Beautiful weather, no wind, short sleeves. Perfect golf day no matter what course we played.
The views of the mountain range were breath taking on the back nine.
Tee to green:
Tee boxes were perfect. Some were a little spongy.
There were crews seeding, sanding, and leveling, something you don't see very often.
The fairways were plush. Very player friendly. The rough was fair....didn't want to be in it but not a round killer if you were.
The bunkers were all dressed and raked and actually had sand in them. Played other area courses with crusty hard pan that unfairly affected the round.
The greens were perfect. Not as slick as I would like but rolled true. They ask that you repair your ball mark and one other...this works because I found myself looking for a ball mark to fix and often could not locate one. Everyone must be doing the same. Makes for a fun day putting.
Pace of play was good. Played in 4 hours as a twosome behind a twosome. GPS tells you if you are behind...nice feature. The beer cart came by 4 times during the round. The club house and practice facilities top notch.
Playing note....Don't let the GPS hole review persuade you into going for the green on 17. Just hit it down the middle then a wedge to the green.
September 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jeremiah2040209 1st Nine closed
Aerating 1-9 greens closed, that is why it's so cheap don't buy.
September 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jerry9057610 Greens are needing overhaul
The course states Bent grass greens, this is a dated statement. The greens are either overrun by poa annua, or simply cannot grow grass of any type. A temporary green on hole #3 was in play on Sept 11th, neither the starter or GPS system mentioned this, therefore two players hit to the green, surprise! This once was a terrific course but appears to have declined with no stop insight. At the grill a homeowner, overheard our comment and stated without any hesitation the level of dissatisfaction with the condition of the course and impact to surrounding property values.
September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by davidcvigil Great Golf Now value, but poor player care
I've enjoyed playing this course from all men's tees except the full back since the course opened as Vista Ridge some years ago. The course has been in better condition as, it appears, players are gouging fairways, ripping divots more than an inch deep and not replacing the torn turf and leaving deep ball marks in every green. I repaired at least three ball marks on every green, but could not save the fairways, as most of the "pelts" were dried and yards from the divot patch. One green was closed and under repair and using a temporary green about 30 yards short of the normal green.
Overall, this was a great value and another great day in Colorado!
Food and service in the bar/grill was excellent! I can recommend the Club sandwich, but you my want to ask that the third piece of bread be left off - otherwise the best I've had in years!
September 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by stoneag Downhill sharply over the past three years
The guys working the desk are unfriendly (jerks to be honest). The course is a disaster. Greens are embarrassing. I live right down the street, and will drive out of my way to go somewhere else. Played here 20-30 times over the past 6 years or so, and I have given enough chances. Won't return and can't recommend.
September 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DDClasby Good test of akills
Played gold tees and scored ok but will know course better for next round. Tips from GPS are solid and useful.
September 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by u070298978 Bold move
I cannot believe they are charging more than $20 to play these greens. Nothing is more frustrating to me than having no idea if a good putt is going to roll true. I play a lot, and I like co national's design, but these greens are unforgivable
September 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by u000001465059 Great Day = great course for the $
Had a GREAT day w/my wife yesterday out at CO Nat'l.
Greens were FINALLY in great shape and running true. Totally nice track. Excellent pace of play were we had no one in front and a group getting on tee box as we were walking off the green - couldn't be more perfect!
September 3, 2015