Gypsum Creek Golf Club
A Hidden Gem
Drove over from Beaver Creek in 35 minutes. Found a course that has fantastic fairways and greens and several different challenging holes. Holes 5-8 are particularly cool, as they are "up" in the mountains above the creek...and included a bear running across the fairway in front of us. Beautiful views, course in great condition, and Indian summer temps in October of 66F made this a definite replay....and we have. Same result. Staff very very friendly and helpful. Do not miss this course.
October 18, 2012
Good combination of mountain and river golf
Very challenging front nine. Well maintained. Good value for the area.
September 24, 2012
Jekyll and Hyde Pete Dye fabrication
Pete Dye is my least favorite modern course designer as his designs are "contrived". His courses have little to no resemblance to taking what nature created and laying out the holes provided by nature. Nevertheless, Gypsum Creek is interesting to play once, but one would probably not want a steady diet of it. Although it's set up for walking, I doubt many people do that as it is necessary to take a mechanical "lift" to the mesa where many of the holes are located. The mesa also has many blind shots; therefore, if you have never played the course before, it is realistically necessary to take the cart out ahead to see where the ball needs to be hit. An arduous process, which doesn't favor fast play, and diminishes the overall experience. Nevertheless, it's worth playing the course if you're nearby. The staff was very cordial, helpful and friendly.
September 20, 2012