Grand Lake Golf Course

4.1767058824 4.2 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6542 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 1415 County Rd 48, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447, Grand County
  • (970) 627-8008, 1 (800) 551-8580
  • www.grandlakerecreation.com

Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Dick Phelps
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 5/15 Closed: 10/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6542 yards 70.4 130
White 72 6326 yards 69.1 128
Red (W) 74 5689 yards 70.4 131

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

44 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes  

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"Enjoy this course."


Firefrank's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a little bumpy at first but they keep the course in great condition. Challenging and beautiful. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"High Altitude Golf"


kquimby's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course. The scenery was a delight. Greens were in great condition and challenging. Will play this again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mountain course"


Niconwhite's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway in good shape the rough was hard to find balls....greens in god shape and fairly fast


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day on the links!"


cklerk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the course. Friendly staff, great course conditions and tremendous views!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kurt5200948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing views"


gattebery's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very well maintained and the views were amazing. Play was very slow as they had a tournament finishing up in front of us. Didn't get to finish the round due to time restraints. Will definitely go back and play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



webstmh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good public course. Beautiful views. Interesting, not too tough


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Loved playing at Grand Lake GC"


u000001358322's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grand Lake GC is fun 18 hole course. Some holes are pretty wide open and most holes you won't lose your golf ball. Some holes are more interesting than others but all in all, I really loved playing lthe course. Great value...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid mountain golf pick in Colorado"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It's a 1964 Dick Phelps design, so if you're expecting a bunch of "wow" holes other than the mountain scenery, you might be disappointed. But I found this to be a solid, straightforward course that requires accuracy and a good short game. Though it's only 6,500 yards or so from the tips, it will test every part of your game and is most enjoyable.. Of course playing this in the summertime at almost 9,000 feet certainly adds to experience for those of us coming from the hot South.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions, super greens, friendly staff!"


u296835723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every green was immaculate, fairways, tee boxes all exceptional. The staff were very accommodating. Staff greeted us at our car and brought the cart to us there! It wasn't crowded so maybe this was the exception. Beautiful locale as well. Scenic throughout. Of course it is, it's in the Rockies!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views from the course"


jeffreyejohnson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Though storms and rain through the first few holes, the weather cleared and the rest of the round was great. We did not have to worry about our pace as there were very few golfers on the course until the weather cleared. Loved the views and the elevation changes through the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"$50?!?!?!"


Zraven1234's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

$50 for this course is a JOKE!!! I would have felt ripped off paying $15. Fairways are awful, tee boxes awful, the staff is rude, the carts are dirty and give you whiplash, no concessions. Whoever called it a hidden gem must have not played it in a while. It has gone way down hill!!! I would suggest playing somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/27/2017

I am not sure how this review can be written on the day played 2/25/17. The course has been closed for several months because in is covered with snow. They may have the wrong course.


"Rained Out!"


ihmakm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, but only played five holes due to weather


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/25/2017

Why not leave a rating on Mother Nature's website if she kept you from playing more than 5 holes? Not sure how the course deserves 2 stars for that.


"Grand Lake G.C. is Grand indeed!"


pjorbino's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved it. Had perfect weather and the views are wonderful. Course was in great shape, especially for late August.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Grand Lake Average"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice place to play, nice people but not worth $86 on Friday or any day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Can't beat the mountain vistas!"


katmklerk's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting and challenging course. This was the first time playing this course. As a relatively new player, the course was challenging with the elevation changes but doable. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Hope to return soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The layout is very good"


PGoeke's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a good layout and is forgiving for an average player like myself, greens were much slower than practice green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"You can't beat the views !!"


u265116969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course for over 30 years. It never gets old. The views are beyond description !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


tim80126's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Yes, its a muni course and greens are slow, but it is a very nice layout (back 9 in particular) with 3 of the most memorable holes around (10, 11, and 18). 8 and 9 are the best holes on the front.

Course has the most uphill approaches to greens I've seen in a long time and some drainage problems (#9 fairway).

Long grass areas are brutal- keep it in the fairway, hit 3 woods off the tee, course is not long and it won't hurt you.

Greens have a lot of space around them so missing them on your approach allows for recovery chips and pars.

I don't miss the trees due to pine beetle.

A nice touch is the scorecard with a short description and advice for every hole.

Very enjoyable place- will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


theedlee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun, challenging and beautiful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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