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The Ridge at Castle Pines North - hole 17

Splurge on the best public golf courses in Denver and the Rocky Mountains

The Denver area is known for its prestigious private clubs, but golfers without a membership can still find a great experience. The metro area's public golf scene offers tremendous diversity, from scenic plays to tournament-worthy layouts. Brandon Tucker offers up some of the best, including The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Plum Creek Golf Club and Red Hawk Ridge.
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Devil's Thumb G.C.

Diamonds in the rough: 10 hidden-gem golf courses in Colorado

Here's a capsule look at 10 hidden gems of Colorado, including Devil's Thumb Golf Club, Battlement Mesa Golf Club, Patty Jewett Golf Course, Grand Lake Golf Course. This list just scratches the surface of the many diamonds in the rough found is the Rocky Mountain state.
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Golf Club at Redlands Mesa - 5th hole

On the road in Colorado: Golf the gems in the heart of the Western Slope

Driving the Rockies in search of Colorado's Western Slope golf gems is a scenic adventure. Cedaredge Golf Club is just down the Grand Mesa slope in Cedaredge, and award-winning Devil's Thumb Golf Club is minutes away in Delta. In Montrose, look for the Bridges Golf and County Club, the Links at Cobble Creek and well-traversed municipal Black Canyon Golf Club, among many others. And what many travel golfers don't know is you can play these courses nine months or more out of the year.
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  • Devil's Thumb G.C. Diamonds in the rough: 10 hidden-gem golf courses in Colorado

    Here's a capsule look at 10 hidden gems of Colorado, including Devil's Thumb Golf Club, Battlement Mesa Golf Club, Patty Jewett Golf Course, Grand Lake Golf Course. This list just scratches the surface of the many diamonds in the rough found is the Rocky Mountain state.
    ... full article »

  • Golf Club at Redlands Mesa - 5th hole On the road in Colorado: Golf the gems in the heart of the Western Slope

    Driving the Rockies in search of Colorado's Western Slope golf gems is a scenic adventure. Cedaredge Golf Club is just down the Grand Mesa slope in Cedaredge, and award-winning Devil's Thumb Golf Club is minutes away in Delta. In Montrose, look for the Bridges Golf and County Club, the Links at Cobble Creek and well-traversed municipal Black Canyon Golf Club, among many others. And what many travel golfers don't know is you can play these courses nine months or more out of the year.
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  • No. 2 on The Ridge at Castle Pines North is vintage Weiskopf

    The Ridge at Castle Pines North is no walk in the park. With a slope rating of 143, you have to play constant attention to your game and the strategy of each hole. The second hole at The Ridge captures more of the pleasure side of the golfing experience by serving up a palatable, and reachable, par 5. An elevated tee box provides the stunning beginning to what is one of the truly great holes on a truly great course.
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  • Vaquero Windsor Highlands' Schaupeter Architecture Name On The Rise

    It's a name on the rise. You might not have heard much about Arthur Schaupeter, who designed Windsor Highlands, a new public course under construction. But you have heard of some of his Colorado work and perhaps some of his Texas projects.
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  • The Vail Valley's Toughest Holes

    They can be among the most beautiful holes on the course, but they can also produce some of the ugliest scores on the card. They're the holes that occupy golfers' dreams all night before that next morning's tee time. Play them well and it builds confidence. Play them poorly and a great round can quickly turn into a nightmare.
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  • Nothing Flashy About Boulder's Steady Flatirons Golf Course

    Flatirons Golf Course is Boulder's municipal course. Offering good golf at an affordable price, Flatirons should not be passed up if you plan to be in the area. The course has adequate length at 6,445 yards from the blue tees and is fairly challenging and well maintained.
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  • Breckenridge Golf Course Breckenridge Golf Course: Nicklaus Leaves His Mark

    It was one of those days that was tailor-made for the golf course -- cobalt skies dripping sunshine, temperatures hovering somewhere near perfection. The fact that we were staring at snow-covered peaks didn't hurt any either. My photographer, Rod, and I were standing on the first tee of the Breckenridge Golf Course, the only Nicklaus-designed municipal course in the world. The Golden Bear himself made roughly a dozen visits to Breckenridge and the golf site prior to and during construction.
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