Golf Granby Ranch

4.3272000000 4.3 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7196 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 2579 County Rd 894, Granby, CO 80446, United States
  • (970) 887-2709, 1 (800) 405-7669
  • (970) 887-0692
  • granbyranch.com

Year built: 2001
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Blue grass
Golf Season: Seasonally

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes, Hitting Balls From Grass
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7196 yards 73.1 134
White 72 6601 yards 70.1 126
Yellow 72 6009 yards 67.2 113
Red 72 5276 yards 68.1 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

41 out of 41 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include thick rough elevation changes bunkers  

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"Nice collection of holes"


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 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Like many of these courses in the ski areas of Colorado, the views are magnificent. And Granby Ranch has plenty of those, plus some really good holes. No complaints there, because this course is a blast to play. My only complaint is the routing with some long distances between a few holes, including what seems like a mile on a dirt cart path to get out to the 10th. But once you get to these holes, the drive is well worth it. The 10th, for example, is a par 5 with the tee shot over water. Also, the greens will certainly grab your interest. On the back nine there were some questionable pin placements (near impossible putts), but we're chalking that up, perhaps, to someone just having a bad day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that was on my list to check out. It did not disappoint. The staff welcome was good. The practice facility has the limitation that it is a bit short, so hitting longer than a long iron or hybrid puts balls beyond the fence, durn. The course was engaging but not excessively challenging. There 2 9s are quite different. The front 9 has more water hazards. The back 9, far enough away to make walking this course challenging, has more elevation changes, nice.There are some demanding carries that will get your attention. The finishing holes are good. The clubhouse has been upgraded. Food options are a bit limited. This is a good golfers course.


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


"A great day of golf"


u663994420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time on this long, challenging course. The views of the mountains were incredible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf in the Mountains (really a Valley)"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played Granby Ranch at least a few dozen times. That in and of itself should be some type of endorsement.

I have always played in "Shoulder Season" as rates are below $50 and with Golfnow in the $20-35 range. Granby Ranch has been under a couple different owners in the dozen years I have been going, but the layout is always the same. This isn't really Mountain golf, but golf in a valley. The front nine really has zero elevation changes until your approach to #9. The back nine has a couple of elevation changes, but nothing more than a club. The back nine does have plenty of views towards Rocky Mountain National Park for the fans of eye-candy. The two nines are separated by quite the drive between them, but you really shouldn't walk this course unless you are just doing the front nine.

In the afternoon, the winds can be up and are at least two clubs.

The course itself is for fans of what you see is what you get. There is absolutely no quirk. This is good for a resort style experience where you don't want to get beat up or have a 5 hour round due to everyone looking for their ball. I do know that the two back tees will provide plenty for anyone as the fairway bunkers seemed to have been placed with these tee boxes in mind. Never seen anyone tear this place up from any tee box. I shoot around my handicap here as do my single digit friends.

The most challenging holes, for me, must be the 6th and 16th. Both are long. The 16th has a creek in front and is a dogleg so the drive must be pure. The approach plays into the prevailing wind. The 6th also plays into the prevailing wind. The par 3s vary in length. The back nine par 3s have water in play or out of bounds. The front nine's are longer. All par 5s are easy to reach if you choose 3 shots and manage to stay in the fairway-as it should be. Miss the fairway on your fist or second and par can be had, but recovery isn't simple. Two shots is difficult but not impossible. Miss and 6 is in play quickly. The course doesn't have any trees nor a lot of sand. Sand is really only in play if you miss the fairway-no cross bunkers. Over all, this is typical American hit it in the fairway or pay the price golf but with nice mountain views. Nothing unique here, but no holes that are bad or that leave you wondering what the architect was thinking. That seems to be what most golfers want. Greens are typical size with a little undulation or tiers. Nothing that leaves you wondering nor needing a membership to figure out.

The course has a range plus putting green, so it has what you need. During the summer, the grill is open and quite good. There are also days when the family holes (2 of them) are open and you can take the kids. These used to be warm up holes, but now they are rarely open.

Others have mentioned this, but the course is rarely full. I have gone around many times in 3 to 3.5 hours and have never been over 4. If you happen to show up on the rare day that there is an outing or a group on vacation, the staff is very nice and will let you tee off the back. Rather than wait for 1/2 -1 hour and be stuck behind 4 groups, I have gone off the back first a few times. Very nice indeed.

If you are up in the mountains looking for a game on your way to Rocky Mountain National Park or staying in this area, then play here. I wouldn't plan a vacation around it (but who plans a Colorado Vacation around golf as opposed to the Mountains?) If on that type of vacation and you want to get in 18 on your way in or out-this is a good place to be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good conditioning but facilities rugged"


golfngunny's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Golf Granby several times and have always found it to be in great shape . The course still has many gravel/dirt cart paths, A mile or so ride to the club house on gravel and port-a-poddy as restroom facility on the course. We were a two-some and started the round behind a five-some( which the starter allowed) and another two-some. The five-some did allow both two-some to play through and once the slow two-some in front of us allowed us to play through on the 6th hole we flew around the last 12 holes in about 2 hours.Play from the correct set of tees and this is a fun course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


cvjack's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stayed at our time share which is 5 minutes away from the golf course. Course was in excellent condition. Greens were the best I've played in Granby. I would reccomend playing this course to all. Playing the back tees is a great challenge for the low handicappers. Play well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Hit em straight!"


castlepinesrbm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't let the lack of trees fool you. If you go off the fairway just a few feet you lose your ball in the tall grass. This is a great mountain course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent, but where is everyone?"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Right, I'm questioning why there were only about 4 groups out on the whole course on 4th of July weekend afternoon- with the putting green being torn out and no visible sign of replacement and nothing being done for years about building a real clubhouse- is this place financially on the rocks? I hope not, since it is a real gem.

As others have said- great conditions (greens were a bit slow, but true) great views, great layout (back 9 especially). Grass on tees and fairways were a bit long. Mowing around greens was strange- seemed like they purposefully left a longer 10 ft strip right next to greens.

Driving range pricing is a bit strange- $10 for an hour per person- can't I get 25 warm-up balls for $4-$5?.

But, really enjoyed having such a great course to ourselves for a cheap Golf Now rate......go enjoy this place and give them some business.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Mountain Course"


jeffsnoy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly. They let me go out 20 minutes early since the course was not crowded. The greens were slower that last September. I liked the slower greens. Course is in very good condition. I enjoy playing at Granby Ranch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 07/06/2016

Golf Granby Ranch Thanks You!


"Head pro is not professional"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful although the greens were slow due to early season mountain conditions.

The head pro went off on me on the driving range for not paying for range balls in advance. I had planned to stop and pay on my way to the 1st tee. Very unprofessional in my opinion. I have been playing golf for 40 years and never experienced anything like it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was great. Course in excellent shape. They are building a new club house which will make it a better course. Greens were playing fast. Fall colors were an added bonus.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phenomenal layout, but signs of neglect"


fcpncgc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a wonderful layout!!

The front nine is relatively flat and open, with beautiful mountain backdrops. Shot selection is straight forward--what you see is what you get.

The back nine follows the contours of the surrounding hills, making for some exciting elevation changes and challenging blind shots.

On the negative side, the greens from front to back were quite variable, and some of the sand traps are turning into grass bunkers. There was no food and beverage service the day we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great design, well maintained."


Kevin4288926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course offers a challenging design with deceptive distances. Requires careful club selection when teeing-off. MUST stay in the fairway! Very well maintained. One of my favorite mountain courses in Colorado.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Scenic Treat"


u000001595724's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This hidden gem lies behind mountain range off highway 40 outside Granby. The former Sol Vista the course is in a resort /residential complex still under construction so travel between back/front nines takes a while. Golf Now discounts make it affordable on occasion so look for them because the experience is worthwhile and golf memorable. Club house is temporary. My first review was of Grand Elk, not Granby Ranch, played both in two days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Valley Challenge"


u000001595724's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great summer option for golfers staying in the Winter Park/Granby area who have a discount card or use Golf Now or other reduced rate services. The course is challenging from all tee locations but has many open holes that give you a breather. Course knowledge though is a must on several tee shots as high brush obscures fairway/pin locations. Staff is helpful and the restaurant serves excellent food/CO craft brews.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course - Hidden Gem!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really fun course that was challenging, but room to miss on several holes and still get up and down. Very well maintained course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Granby golf"


Sophia8453232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course. Hidden treasure. Well worth going out of your ways to find it. There is so much potential to be a great course when they make all their planned changes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


Mhunt210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course conditions..it was the off season and no crowds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to seeing the new club house


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is located on the Colorado River."


u000002306642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful surroundings, beautiful flowers, lots of wildlife, friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course at a bargin price"


mrrlang's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a drop dead gorgeous setting in a valley with the Colorado River running along a couple holes and the ski resort in the background. I spent as much time taking pics as playing golf. A typical mountain course with up and down terrain.<br/> The course is immaculate, well kept, the greens are great and Grandby Ranch does a fantastic job of maintaining an outstanding golf course along with their other facilities. The driving range and putting and chipping areas are included in the green fee and our outstanding. I got a $25 price for a late afternoon tee time on Golf Now and quite frankly, it is the best course I have ever played for that price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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