Shining Mountain Golf Club

4.2182705882 4.2 stars from 5 (84)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6464 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 100 Shining Mountain Lane, Woodland Park, CO 80863, Teller County
  • (719) 687-7587
  • (719) 687-5964
  • shiningmountaingolfclub.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): John Harbottle III
Type: Public

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks. No T-shirts, cut-off jeans (or ragged jeans), halter tops or tank tops allowed.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6464 yards 71.6 136
Blue 70 6193 yards 70.6 131
White 70 5887 yards 69.8 127
Red (W) 70 5036 yards 68.7 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 84 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

74 out of 83 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes thick rough   Great for 19th hole scenic views patio dining drinks  

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"Fun"


lightening's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful scenery and course. Difficult like many mountain courses. But, fair. Great deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Hello, thank you for giving our course, Shining Mountain Golf Course, in the Woodland Park area, a four-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and that you found it good value for your money. Thank you for playing with us, and we'll see you again soon.

"Nice Mountain Course"


u687639881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Our first visit here; we were graciously welcomed in the pro shop and the facilities were explained to us. We hit some range balls on range limited to irons and hybrids, which was fine. Putting practice green included flat and sloped portions which helped

determine green speed. Unfortunately, weather did not cooperate as it rained twice and hailed once-typical mountain weather in Colorado. The road base (small gravel) cart paths became saturated and somewhat sloppy. Carts are predominately restricted to paths with an occasional ability to go onto fairways. The area has some natural wetland and grassy areas where looking for your bad shots is not permitted. The tee choices are many, running the gamut from very challenging, to shorter for us less frequent, short hitting golfers. The longer tee areas require launching over rough areas on par 4 & 5 holes. The greens were in excellent condition, rolling true. I would certainly play this course again. The deer emerging near sundown added a great feel to the day! I would suggest some additional work on cart paths which were extremely side-sloped in some areas which was somewhat uncomfortable to navigate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 09/22/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course and for the great review. We appreciate the feedback on the cart paths and will definitely take that into consideration for some nice improvements. Thank you for recommending our course and we look forward to seeing you back with us again at Shining Mountain soon!

"Must Play"


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
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Reviewed on

Grand Elk lets you have fun without being to tricky.

Every time I get to the mountains. I try to play "The Elk"

Atmosphere is great.

Don't miss out Playing Grand Elk you will have a Grand Time.

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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


Response from Shining Mountain Golf Course on 09/27/2017:

Hello, thank you for giving our course a five-star review. We just wanted to let you know that this is the review page for Shining Mountain Golf Course. You may have meant to review another golf course.

"Tough and tight"


blake6136503's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Course is tough and tight. The greens need some work and not very organized in terms of letting people know who is on deck to tee off. There was also a group of 8 guys with two tee times that started by playing an eightsome. Once the ranger made them split back up, the pace picked up a tad. They were complaining but when it took 40 minutes to finish the first

Hole, something had to be done to fix that.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 09/01/2017:

Thank you for the honest review, we appreciate you making us aware of the pace of play issue. We are currently looking into this situation. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Unexpected surprise"


u000004752982's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
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Reviewed on

Yesterday was my first trip to shining Mountain what a great surprise terrific Golf Course great views test your skill you don't need to be a long hitter but you better be a straight hitter. Take your time enjoy the rim great restaurant will come back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/22/2017:

Thank you for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed the course conditions and fantastic views today. Please come back and see us again soon!


u000001523041's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Shining mountain is a fun course with great scenery. There are some very challenging holes but still playable for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the great compliments regarding the course and its surrounding scenery. Thank you so much for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Nice Course"


artflew's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in great shape. Greens were tough. Would have to play a few times to get used to the greens. Sand traps were bad. Lots of rocks, hard and packed from rain, and unraked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/08/2017:

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the great compliments regarding our course conditions. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Had a great time playing. Didn't get to finish before the sun set. We 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


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/04/2017:

Hi Connie, thank you for the 5 star rating! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the staff, layout, and conditions. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon at Shining Mountain in the Denver area!

"Great Course!"


rkiedinger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Really enjoy this course. Great layout and great shape. My only recommendation is to have some good bar food. Trying to be a fancy Italian restaurant is not a good fit for a golf course. Give me a good priced burger or sandwiches every time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/03/2017:

Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Shining Mountain. We appreciate the 5 star rating and are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. We hope to earn your business again in the Denver area.

"A Quiet Gem"


pacopreiss's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
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Reviewed on

I was a member at this course when it opened 25 years ago and always loved the course because there is always a hole to really bite you. Keep the total score and you will see what I mean. Get by #2 and number #15 and you have won the game. Please don't be like the other idiots and go into the protective land areas for your ball. They ask you not to as a course rule. That is why the course is beautiful, when we can do simple tasks like this. Good luck breaking 80. Scott Preiss, USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain on 08/03/2017:

Hi Scott, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Shining Mountain. We appreciate the 5 stars and are glad to see you enjoyed the staff and layout. We hope to earn your business again in the future.

"Nice option out of Colorado Springs"


u000002713385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is definitely worth the drive from Colorado Springs; particularly, if you find the public course too crowded, as I did. For the senior golfer, the course is plenty long with some nice features. The staff is excellent and accommodating. The course offered a better value than other options in the near area and the quality of play was a pleasant surprise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain Golf Course on 06/01/2017:

Thank you for your positive feedback! We love hearing that the staff, pace of play, and course conditions were great for your round! We hope to see you again soon for another round.

"Sweet little track"


u568383165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
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Reviewed on

I was lucky to play with a local to give me hints of the layout and trouble areas. It is a shot makers track with a few blind spots (which I do not care for). It was still early in the year because of altitude, but you can tell they like to take care of their course. Greens need about a month longer to be ready for decent reads (aeration was not long before I played, still sandy and bumpy 5/21/17). Keep it in the fairway and you should be fine. A little short for my taste, but the par 5's were wide open to let loose on. I'll play it again in a month or two.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain Tee Times on 05/23/2017:

We are happy to hear it is obvious that we put great care into our course. We try our best to keep things well kept for our golfers! We are excited to have you back in the near future for another round.

"Beautiful & Challenging Rockey Mountain Course"


HHK3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
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Reviewed on

A wonderful golf experience. Course was well maintained, especially for so early in the Rockey Mountain springtime. Fairways were in great shape. Greens were playing well and will improve as the weather warms and the grass grows more. Staff very friendly and most accommodating. Will definitely be playing this course a lot over the summer & fall. Beautiful Rockey Mountain scenery and some challenging Holes. Thoroughly enjoyed playing here with friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain Tee Times on 04/21/2017:

"HHK3" thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear of your excellent experience at Shining Mountain. We hope to see you again soon for another round!

"Remote, Wilderness Course nestled in a landscape of Beauty"


pkloska23's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
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Reviewed on

What a fun course. Greens were challenging, with most pin locations crested upon the highest point of the green. Hard to read the break. Expect you and your gear to be covered in dust after your round - no paved cart path, but maintained well. Course layout forces the player to use strategy to stay out of the Marsh and wooded areas. Driver was not always the best choice. Par 3's were long. Can't wait to golf here again once it gets warmer! Just don't order a hot dog at the turn. Took 35 minutes to get a Dog and Brat at the turn. Staff was super nice though and offered us drinks for our wait.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Response from Shining Mountain Tee Times on 04/21/2017:

We are excited to hear you enjoyed your round at Shining Mountain! It is great to know you had an excellent experience with our pace of play and value. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another round!

"Good course for the money"


u3904196's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Overall great course for the money. Staff is super friendly. Awesome scenery and while we played in early April and they were still getting it in shape, they were well on their way and i bet its gorgeous up there in August. Only complaint is there are a couple holes that border on unfair. (#2 is the worst) I truly dont mind a challenging course or hole, but it needs to be fair for the player. Only complaint. Dont let that deter you. Great course and great customer service. Keep it up!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shining Mountain Tee Times on 04/20/2017:

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our course layout. However, we are excited to hear you enjoyed the friendly staff, pace of play, and value of our course! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another round!

Commented on 04/20/2017

Dont misunderstand. Great course and i will be back soon. Maybe i just need some tips from your pro on how to play #2 and a couple other holes. You guys are doing a great job!


"new favorite course"


f1l2o3g4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hope to go back next week.Everything was good but the weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mostly great experience"


Buttchee's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the course and the fantastic views are on almost every hole. There is only one main complaint, it was the lack of good signage with directions to the next hole. There were at least 4 to 5 holes that there were two or three ways you could take to the next hole and a simple arrow or info on a inexpensive sign for anyone not familiar with the course. I did tell the front desk and they finally admitted it might be a good thing to do. They spend $100's on advertising to get new people and then they neglect to do this simple thing. It causes delay to get to the tee and backs everyone up. I hope this simple fix gets done to show they do care about new people to their fine course??!!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good course"


davedeli's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Had a great time,challenging,fairly narrow,need your A game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booking was easy and a super value for a foursome. Course was in great shape and very few players due to chance of rain made the speed of play fantastic.


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


"Tight Mountain Course"


Cmyktaylor24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent little course tucked back behind the front range. Not a bad drive from the Springs. Played the blue tees and left my driver in the bag. Many very tight fairways, with very real trouble both right and left. Mid to small greens with significant undulation. A few blind shots. Forgot to pick up a scorecard since I use GolfShot to score my rounds. GPS only failed once, on hole nine, which also happens to be missing the yardage indicators on the tee box. Had to guess which hole to hit at (since there is a practice green in the background that looks like it could be the hole) and guess the yardage on this par three. Other than that, a really fun little mountain course that is well maintained. It had rained a lot the day before and during the round, but the course seemed to drain well, even if the cart path didn't. No complaints! Oh, and I'm going back today to play it again with my brother-in-law. Really looking forward to it.


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




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