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3.5
199 Reviews (199)
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1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.1
70.9%
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154 out of 199 reviews
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3.4
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
2.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
62.5%
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3.5
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Conditions
2.6
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7021 yards
Slope 125
Rating 74.8
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ColoVista Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Challenge/Gold 72 7021 yards 74.8 125
Tournament/Blue 72 6596 yards 72.0 120
Men's/White 72 6112 yards 69.8 118
Forward/Red 72 5452 yards 69.1 111
Executive/Green 72 4803 yards 67.7 108
Scorecard for ColoVista Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.8/125 468 423 158 536 240 415 607 466 383 3696 411 529 391 170 403 191 370 486 374 3325 7021
Blue M: 72.0/120 440 413 143 478 191 388 545 432 378 3408 398 518 376 156 371 183 361 474 351 3188 6596
White M: 69.8/118 W: 74.7/125 398 374 129 457 166 367 489 374 322 3076 385 485 355 140 353 171 352 462 333 3036 6112
Red M: 65.0/105 W: 69.1/111 371 369 111 404 145 347 423 365 255 2790 372 408 347 121 337 152 246 371 308 2662 5452
Green M: 63.8/103 W: 67.7/108 366 339 97 401 123 339 359 327 252 2603 333 342 211 83 259 103 213 364 292 2200 4803
Handicap 1 13 15 9 7 11 3 5 17 6 10 8 18 4 12 2 14 16
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 11 13 7 15 3 9 5 17 4 8 16 18 2 10 6 12 14

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Les Appelt (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.5
199 Reviews (199)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Undulating Greens 22
Water Hazards 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
Convenient to the City 10
Near the Airport 6

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Avoid This Course

This course is in serious decline. The tee boxes were sparse. Fairways were barely fairways and the greens were half dirt half crappy grass. Very little water on the course to refill with. Overall it was a disappointment to play and I will never return.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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ColoVista Golf Club
Commented On 08/06/2019

Hello thwood. Thanks for the review. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. . We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing ColoVista Golf Club.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Last minute vacation game

Front nine needs development, second 9 makes up for it. Greens are rough but no rain. Very quiet and staff super friendly. Great Golfnow hot deal value!! Will do again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weekend last minute

Great course for the money, Golfnow hotdeal made i it a great deal. Yes the front 9 are totally different from back and is fair to average but the back nine makes up for it! Greens are dry and patchy but it’s been dry. Will definitely return again. Staff was very friendly!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be great, but its not

The layout of this course is pretty fun, as the front nine and back nine play as almost two completely different courses with their own unique challenges. For a June day, the weather was perfect, it wasn't overly crowded, and pace of play was good. With all of that said, the Greens are in horrendous condition. Every single green has large dead patches that are nothing but hard dirt with sand on top. They've been forced to place the pins on the small patches of the greens that are alive, so even if you hit a great second shot into the green, you may not be rewarded at all if you don't manage to put it on the living portions of the green. If this course was $20 it'd be worth it, but at $40, it just isn't in good enough shape currently.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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ColoVista Golf Club
Commented On 07/01/2019

Hi. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get the greens up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing ColoVista Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cold Day!

Played here before, course provides some challenges, but overall great fun, and value. I definitely will be back. Pace of play is excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Colovista - a friend of the amateur golfer

Colovista Golf Course, a great friend to the amateur golfer. A friendly course design gives you 9 holes on the front to get warmed up & golf focused. You need that 9 because the back 9 is the real challenging test; wooded, framed with trees, elevation changes and challenging greens. Twenty golfers got together for a "guys golf weekend" and totally enjoyed the experience.

If for no other reason; come play the golf course to experience this hole. Take your time and take in the grand view. It is unique.

It is worth the price of the golf to experience and play #15, a par-3 that sits on the banks of the Colorado River, with tee-boxes towering 200 feet above the green. We nicknamed it "The Ledge" and it is quite an experience. Visually and physically it is unique and enjoyable.Beautiful.
Tip: Execute your golf shot by hitting to the front of the green and letting the terrain of the green roll you to the honey-hole. Do the math, the elevation of the tees is about 200 feet above the green, check your math then hit your shot. Being off the back of the green is slightly more difficult than being short of the green for your second shot.

Highlights
★ Hole #1: Cozy elevated tee-box set in a stone corner. An unexpected perch to tee your golf ball and let it fly.

★ Breath-taking view of the Colorado River and the countryside from the tee-box of the par-3 # 15. You won't find this anywhere else in Texas. See summary above.

★ Harder than nails #16 with a 90 degree dog-leg right, then plays uphill to the green. Elevation change that keeps the golf gods laughing at us poor amateurs.

★ #17 should be named Long Knocker; the most gettable par-5 on the course. Yes you can get there in 2, now make the putt.

★ Stay & Play (the Colovista Cottages) The group of 20 loved the convenience of being located alongside of the 2nd fairway. Having adult beverages after dark, sitting on the back porches, was highlighted by the uniquely lit proshop sitting on the rock outcropping above the cottages. Overall the cottages were very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Ask the staff about the community room to have access to a microwave and dining tables. We would like to see a BBQ pit or grill at the cottages.

★ Driving Range functional and very convenient to the cottages. Take time to use the nearby practice putting green - reading and putting the greens is very difficult.

★ Fun and professional staff.

★ Reasonably priced, good value.

Planning Tips:
Take your range-finder or GPS device, you will need it for determining distances.
Take breakfast items & cooler if you are staying in the cottages.
Hold-on, the cart paths need some work.

The Needville Guys totally enjoyed the weekend and the golf amenities,
We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice greens, horrible fairways and cart paths

First time playing this course. The best I can say is that the greens were in very nice shape, but most of the fairways were in barren and horrible condition. The cart paths were non-existent and torn up on most of the holes. Signage is pretty poor as well (hole 5 especially) Perhaps it's a condition of playing in February, but this course needs a lot of work to justify the prices they're asking.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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ColoVista Golf Club
Commented On 03/08/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at ColoVista Country Club. We are sorry to see that the fairways may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback regarding signage is also greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers' overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course That CAN be Great Again

I really like Colovista and always have.

Back in it’s infancy under Mr Appel’s ownership it was in a league of its own.

Since the course reopened, you can really sense that there is pride in this track.

Saw lots of folks out working on the grounds today and the greens were really awesome and fast. Almost too fast for the degree of undulation in them.

The carts were very hesitant to engage and an almost threes second delay before they would take off. Seemed like a governor issue as this was the case on three different carts we tried. Pretty minor, but annoying.

With all of that said, this course is a GREAT value for the money and has lots of character. This Spring, depending on the amount of work that gets done it has the potential to be great again.

Some say cart paths are needed throughout the course, but I tend to disagree on that point.

I plan on trying to play this course at least once a month all the way through Fall 2019 to see how it progresses. I am really liking what I am seeing transpire our at Colovista. Keep up the great work!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dry summer.

First, I’ll say that I am such a huge fan of this track, but curse this dry summer. Greens are in rough shape, and fairways are a tad rough as well. It’s tough to see myself paying full price for the conditions out there, but if you can catch a hot deal and just need to go play, give it a whirl.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the price!

For the price the course could be alot better. Looks like someone made a course in the back yard. Greens were okay loved the country scene. The lay out is great, but fairways, greens and cart path need improvemet.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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ColoVista Golf Club
Commented On 03/22/2019

Hello Jacob, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the condition of the cart path. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing ColoVista Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A rough layout.

Cart paths are mostly dirt with big potholes. Some potholes had chunks of cinder blocks thrown in them. One green had two big gopher holes and a live gopher on it. Tons of fire ants. Lots of bare spots on farewaysand greens. Avoid.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from ColoVista Country Club on 10/03/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at ColoVista Country Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfer's overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from ColoVista Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always looking to improve and would love to hear your feedback.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thanks.

Thanks for the kind words. We are trying to recover from winter kill on a few greens. Our main irrigation pump motor failed the week before Memorial Day and we were unable to water the course from May 24th through June 4th. The pump motor has been replaced and we have been watering and fertilizing like crazy to catch up. Golf courses are like a farm... There's always something! Thanks for the support!
Bobby

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful scenery

Not my first time to play here and I'm planning a stay and play soon. The course wasn't the best that i have seen it but it coming around. Bobby is discounting the green fees due to the conditions. Had a blast and I will come back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

This course was a blast to play!

Great layout , challenging holes, beautiful scenery and all around blast to play! The negatives were few but big!! The greens were impossible to read/putt on. Sand, dirt, and grass clumps would take a 4 foot putt and turn it into an excursion into the twilight zone That being said the overall experience was a blast ! The pace of play was awesome ! I will return soon and with more friends!
Thanks for the journey Bobby!
Franko.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Colovista Day Trip

Played Colovista over the past weekend 07/09-10 and enjoyed the course layout, the staff was very friendly, and so were the other players on the course. In fact we played through 3 groups and finished the round in about 3.25 hours. We were however a bit disappointed in the conditions of the greens with many having large dead spots. Overall enjoyed the round and for the $20K green fee would play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Chasmo1978
Commented On 06/12/2018

My friends and I had a wonderful time there. The staff was friendly and helpful. We played 36 holes. We all agreed it was a must to replay the 15th hole. Wow what a view. Course was laid out perfectly. Super deal, Give them a call. Thanks guys. Ditto

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