Golfing in Winter Park, Colorado
Just a 75-minute drive from Denver is a place where golfers passionate about their games are finding their dream vacations and getaways. In Grand County, not only will you find challenging layouts, but at 8,000 feet above sea level, the ball flies 15% farther. A better game and scenery too – this is destination golf at its finest!
Three distinctively different Colorado mountain golf courses-all within 25 miles of each other-give golfers a variety of terrain and exciting layouts, all framed with spectacular mountain views:
Pole Creek Golf Club, located 12 miles north of Winter Park, offers tree-lined, links-style holes with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide. At 8,600 feet above sea level, it’s one of the highest 27-hole courses in North America. Golf Digest rated this 10,709-yards, Par 108 course “Best New Golf Course in America” in 1985 and “Number One Place to Play in Colorado” in 1998. Call 800-511-5076.
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Grand Elk Ranch & Golf Club, located south of Granby, is the newest golf course addition to Grand County. The 18-hole, 7,200 yards-Par 71 course opened in late 2002 and is Colorado’s first Heathland-style golf course. The course sits at an elevation of 7,935 feet, and offers views of federally protected wetlands that are habitat to hundreds of birds. Call 866-272-9822.
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Grand Lake Golf Course is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, and as such you may be sharing the tee with some of the native elk, deer, fox and red-tail hawk that roam this tight, tree-lined course. Each hole of these 6,650 yards-Par 72 course offers a view of Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest natural lake, and the surrounding snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide. Call 970-627-8008.