Grand Elk Golf Course

4.3622000000 4.4 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7144 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper Golf Attire - No Jeans
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7144 yards 72.2 135
Blue 71 6607 yards 70.4 132
White 71 6126 yards 68.4 125
White (W) 71 6126 yards 75.3 149
Green 71 5598 yards 66.7 112
Green (W) 71 5598 yards 72.3 136
Gold (W) 71 5067 yards 70.0 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

70 out of 73 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards thick rough forced carries   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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danieljbost's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000004752982's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grand Elk was designed with the golfer in mind.

Back tees will challenge the best golfers. The mid tees

give the average golfer a chance to post a good score.

That is if you can keep your eyes on the course and not on the beautiful views around the course.

A must for any golfer who comes to Colo.


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


"Mountain Golf at it's finest"


u132397183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was so much fun to play in spite of some challenging holes on the back nine. They have great new carts with modern GPS. And a friendly bar and grill at the clubhouse. I highly recommend this 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


"The good, the bad, the ugly.."


u370742588's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good:

Nice fairways, nice range, nice clubhouse.

Bad:

Poorly maintained sand traps, slow greens,

Ugly:

No starter, No marshals, totally random pace, staff that doesn't listen.

Specifically: After being assured the group I was supposed to play with had checked in and on the tee at my allotted time, I found one elderly gentleman who told me he didn't have a tee time and was just going to 'play a couple of holes.' After I returned to the clubhouse, and invited another gentlemen to join me, went out as a twosome. The pace was terrible on the front, waited on every hole as the elderly gentleman's couple of holes turned out to be the whole front!

On making the turn, we see a foursome 'appear' in front of us. Called the pro shop to ask the status, and next thing, a person from the pro shop drives by to the other group and asks them to let us play through. Turns out it was a group that was several holes in front of us on the front, though you could scarcely tell as we were so far out of position, and they were playing a reasonable pace. I felt pretty terrible the rest of the round because the pro shop had harassed a foursome just because I was asked about pace. They didn't handle that well. Then the icing on top, after a warm day, and driving an hour to the course, I was hoping to clean up. Whereupon I was 'informed' that the locker room facilities were for members only. So, hot, sweaty, and unhappy I left. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Incredible experience!"


SteveJonesJR's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was promptly greeted by the outside service staff. They nearly opened the door of my car for me! I was escorted to the golf shop where I was greeted by a friendly golf shop attendant. The tee sheet was very full and you would think it to be difficult to get your cart and get checked in . However you could hardly tell because of the high quality of service. I grabbed a breakfast burrito and coffee and i was off to the range for all you could hit balls. I used the golf boards that they rent and had SO MUCH FUN!!!! The pace of play on a friday was great. I felt like i didn't wait to hit a shot all day. The GPS was very helpful for some of the blind shots and distances. Course conditions were as expected for this kind of club. Bunkers were raked, greens were true and fast, TEE,FAIRWAY conditions immaculate. Rough lines were firm but that is a links style club. I had lunch at the Grille and it was high quality food. The ruben sandwich was killer and the beer ice cold. Service was top notch and waitresses were easy on the eyes. What a GREAT day on the links

I will be back!!!!!!!!


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




Deb3968970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: 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 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 1st experience playing golf at a high altitude and it was great to hit longer off the tee! Course did not have extreme elevation changes, but natural areas and water kept it interesting. Nice cool conditions compared to August golf in Texas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views, a few tricky 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

There's no shortage of mountain views or the Continental Divide on this challenging and fun course at 8,000 feet. For those of us not used to playing in this altitude, making the adjustments to new yardages is half the battle, but it sure is good for the ego. The course is pretty much straightforward until you get to a few holes on the back nine, where the yardage book is necessary off the tee. Growth from the wetlands has created a few blind shots, but once you find the fairway, it's pretty straightforward. As always, Tripp Davis did a nice job (with Craig Stadler's input) on the design of the course, which has a great variety of holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great early spring experience"


u000003152300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition this early in the year. Staff provided excellent service and pace of play great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


mpatrick1964's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

We had a good time playing this course today. As others have said, the wind really comes in the play, and you better keep it in the fairway. The clubhouse let us off a little early which was great. Unfortunately there was a foursome playing a five hour round on a Thursday and we could not get through them. Sure wish we would have seen a Marshall on the course. Great value for a golf now hot deal. Although the views are really good, I wouldn't consider this a true mountain course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


maximus44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time. Staff was vry friendly and helpful. Course is absolutely beautiful! You definitley need to prepare for some windy conditions but over all it was a fantastic day.


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


"Great fun, interesting course, nice staff, worth the drive"


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 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the 1st time to play Grand Elk. Got a great deal & had to play it. It was worth it. The course looks tame from an elevated height, but down low, you have to figure out where you're hitting, especially from the black tees. GPS on the carts help, Garmin GPS helps too. The reputation of it being challenging to hit out of the tall stuff is right. Tricky layout for #4's green & #12's tee shot stood out. The balls do fly further there. The sand in the bunkers was tough. The staff is super friendly. The Grille has tasty burgers and cold drinks to finish out your day. Go play it!


Pace of Play: Good

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 09/02/2016

Correction: #3's green, not #4's in my avove review. Apologies.


"Truly Grand"


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 08/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is one of the better values in Colorado High Country-even if you pay full price. Having written that, twilight rates, Golfnow and shoulder season deals have put me in for about an average of $25. Course is worth well more than that. They also have one of the nicest staffs I have ever encountered. They will let you out early or late-hard to believe that this place doesn't get more play. I do play here in the fall or twilight during the summer and avoid weekends, so it might get busy over a summer weekend. Regardless, pace of play has never been an issue here for me. If by myself, I have never played in three hours-always less. Even as a foursome, it is 4 hours or less.

The layout is two nines in two distinct areas. The front nine is the one to score on-less water and less hazards. The back nine is getable; however, if you are not driving straight-you are in trouble. Often times, that trouble is a penalty stroke. There are a good mix of holes. The par 3s vary in distance and you could use anything from a short iron on the 14th to a fairway wood on the 8th. They also play in all directions. The par 5s are really all two shotters for the big hitter; however, the two on the back nine have plenty of water to bring strategy in play. The 11th hole might have the tightest driving zone on the course. The par 4s also vary in difficulty and strategy. The 3rd is drivable for the large hitter, but there are also two other lines that give it the best risk reward factor. The 13th is also drivable, but bunkers line on side of the fairway and water on the other side the farther you hit it. The greens are nice and have a little contour to keep them interesting. Some are also elevated. The 9th hole has a variation of the Biarritz for a green.

This course is in the High Country; however, there really are not any elevation changes to be found that are significant. If it weren't for the long distance from the 9th tee to 10th green and 18th green to 19th hole, it would be quite walkable. Also, in the fall, this place firms up and becomes a little linksy in nature. You can still fly it to the green, but the other options are there.

Get here early, your greens fee includes range balls. Stay late-they have a restaurant. There is also a putting green for practice.

This course is about 1/2 hour from the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. If you are going there, this is a place to play on your way in or way out. Definitely, the best value in the area if you use the aforementioned options.


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


"First time!!"


u134171856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly, fun. Play it!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/02/2016

Glad you had a good time at Grand Elk. We hope you can join us again soon!


"Perfect afternoon."


AndrewJ13tucaz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 1:50 tee time and since we had arrived a little early, the Pro Shop let us go right out which was a real treat. Once on the course we moved along beautifully as a 2some and we were able to complete the round in about 3 hours. The golf course was in magnificent shape while the greens held very nicely and putted with just the right amount of speed. We truly enjoyed our afternoon round at Grand Elk and eagerly await our return to Granby, CO next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Location, location, location"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played Grand Elk this morning. It's a tough course that requires hitting your ball accurately. It's such a unique course for the mountains. They call it a Heathland style course. Conditions were great for this early part of the season. And the views are just remarkable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"greens"


tsw324's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

drove 2 hrs each way...because greens ..acc. were not punched !!<br/> they were ??????????????????????


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Mountain Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent, friendly staff. I just played the back nine. It is very difficult if you don't hit straight. If you hit off the fairway your ball is lost. There is no margin for error. The course is in good condition. Leaves are changing, so the distant views are great. I enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grand elk trip"


clara1949's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition greens were very undulating and fast hard to hold and challenging<br/> Tricky in spots from the tee, couldn't see good landing areas would know better next time playing<br/> Lots of fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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