Haystack Mountain Golf Course

4.3997294118 4.4 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 32
  • Length: 2153 yards
  • Slope: 84
  • Rating: 29.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required.
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 32 2153 yards 29.9 84
Red 32 1808 yards 29.1 77

Haystack Mountain Golf Course in Longmont utilizes the natural landscape of the course to provide a fun and challenging nine-hole course. Cottonwoods line some of the fairways and are scattered throughout and the lush greens meld seamlessly with the rolling terrain. The public, executive-length golf course is 2,153 yards from its longest tees with a par of 32. The course features a links-style layout with lovely views of the Flatirons. It is a relatively flat course that is suitable for all levels of golfers. Although it is a shorter course, the interesting layout guarantees a challenge for all. Haystack Mountain Golf Course's par-4 third hold is the signature hole, which features a tricky dogleg left.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

21 out of 23 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds beginners walkers   Great for drinks  

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"Good course, short one but challenging. I love it."


u628762181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There only 9 hole but really good, some hole are really challenging. Go there and I am sure you will be happy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Haystacked"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good the weather was perfect little goose poop on one of the greens but other than that everything was good and to top it off I got a bucket of balls with my purchase, An unexpected bonus, well worth the value shot a 39 I was in such a good mood.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun local course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

"The Stack" is a great local tradition. No frills, for sure, but friendly and a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Also: $5 add on for an extra 9 holes makes it even better value for money!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love my home course"


fyredawg21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here about once per week, maybe a little more, as it's the best value for the time and money (and four miles from my house!). I pay $11.50 through golf now (including a small bucket!), and because there are no tee times at this course (first come first served) I don't have the pressure to be there at any certain point. There isn't any sand, and only two water holes, but it can still pose a challenge with it's small greens, and tree lined fairways. It's pretty short too, so you don't use many clubs. I use my Driver on four holes, 3 wood on one, 6i on one, PW, SW, I generally drive the ball 270-300 and hit a PW up to around 150. The scenery is beautiful, and most holes are played along the wildflower lined river. Great value for the money, no questions! Family run operation as well, so really chill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Best bang for buck"


u4851594's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tranquil, relaxing, slow paced golf at a great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a fun time"


u116382993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course so don't be fooled! Always good people and a fun time. Love the staff. Price is right and nice to be able to walk on anytime.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Family/beginner course, but awesome!"


fyredawg21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value! Only two water hazards and no sand, but a few tough small greens. 9 hole course, but only $5 to add on another 9!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Hercules42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A true treasure"


u116382993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I play this course frequently and always enjoy. We are always treated well and it is beginning to feel like home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Staff"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The people that work at Haystack are simply the BEST. We are very pleased as "rookies" to how friendly and considerate they all have been in making our experience a good one as we endeavor to learn and play they help by making it a comfortable experience. Only thing is there are no port-a-johns out there and that can make for a tough part of the last couple of holes. LOL


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Stephen7739860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"What I Want, not What I Need"


u469897305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Being someone who knows how to work with what they have at hand, I have the utmost appreciation for Haystack. This is a course that comes with no pretense, or snobby elitism that one often finds at other courses peopled by mostly rich old white men.

Instead, some very friendly, cool staff greet you respectfully at the counter, send you on your bucolic round, or pour you a beer and catch up on news and niceties.

Because the course is not manicured with a toothbrush and green spray paint, you may find some pine needles on a green, or some deadfall that blew out of the Cottonwood stands along the beautiful waterway. You may also encounter a large friendly king snake on a fairway, and see evidence of elk, deer and bear in places. Even Haystack Mountain is a picturesque sight, especially with the snow covered Divide as its backdrop.

I have been golfing on and off at this course since the 80's, as a permanent rank amateur. It has recovered nicely from the flood damage it incurred, and is beautiful year-round. It is a Hidden Gem, as far as I am concerned. My only regret about giving this review is the props I'm giving the course, and the subsequent crowds that will soon be filling the fairways.


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


"REAL STEAL....FOR AVERAGE GOLFER!!!"


goofoffgolfer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I drive 48 miles JUST to play here. THE ABSOLUTE "BEST" deal is "GRILL NITE" Wednesday pm w/music, BUT get there 3pm or so....or else IT IS SUPER SLOW PLAY, all walking.<br/> GRILL NITE/summer only w/music... IS $22, includes meal w/salads, fruit and choice of 5 entree', brat/burger/etc. AND token for driving RANGE, 80 BALLS, -+. + nine holes. The beers on tap, $4-5, MIKE and ANDREA serving them up, don't be in a hurry, this is a quaint, family owned place...SOAK IT UP!

The course is shot a maker's course-- woods, water and longest is 200 yds. No bugs/mosquitos, they spray WEEKLY. Great place for just a beer. IF the 1000's of techies at nearby IBM, etc. ever discover this GEM....it will be ruined or overrun. Come to enjoy the breeze (?) and ambiance and Haystack "Huerfano" Mtn, 3/4 mile north and west of holes #1 and #2.<br/> The drive from my home in Aurora is worth every mile and gallon. I have been golfing for 15 years, and at 69 this course is always a challenge, but have parred every hole, but NOT in one outing, it is that difficult....FOR ME...but so enjoyable 1.5-2 hrs.<br/> IF it is busy your first time, walk it and see and just PRACTISE on the driving range, slow play and beginners can be prevalent, as I never play weekends here. The OWNER is one special LADY, she makes some of the salad on GRILL/GOLF nite!

4


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"quirky fun!"


Andrew3493916's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love to jump on a course with little to no effort and with no tee time. Great bang for the buck.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Niche course, low pressure, fun day"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a good place if you want to play a low stress day and don't mind not hitting your driver much. The longest hole is 359 yds with strong dogleg left. The next is 318 yards. You get to work on your middle clubs. Hole #1 is 259 & #2 is 287 fading right. So, if you drive 260-300, you can drive maybe 4 holes...but it's risk/reward. The atmosphere is great in that you can often just pause after a hole, even in the shade (especially after #5)...great spot. You get to hit over water a couple times. You could even do a 4 club bag and work your hybrid, 7, wedge, and putter...if you like that sort of thing. The greens are fairly benign. You can even take novice friends here to learn the game. #7 may be a bit shorter than the 143 yd stated distance. Oh yeah, beware of #9 (over a creek and through vegetation), it's hard to figure out where the tee is set...often short of the blue stated distance. The green fees are $14 during the week ($11 for seniors), $16 on weekends for everyone. $5 for 45 ball bucket, $8 for 90 ball bucket. So, the deals on golfnow.com can be very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"LOVE THE STACK"


RealMatSmith's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

What can you say about Haystack? It's the Northern-most course in the Boulder Area. It's beautiful out there. Great scenery, fun 9 hole. Your 2nd 9, if you choose to make the turn is only $5. You can play 18 holes for as low as $13 if you get a good deal. Staff is super friendly, solid driving range, and a good chipping green that most don't know about. These are the types of golf courses we have to support. The Stack is where it's at. Extremely laid back, great for a fun time. If you take golf too seriously stay away, you won't be happy and you'll ruin our good time. The only real issue is how difficult it is to keep the fairways and rough trimmed down. Right on the river, there's so much moisture in the air that everything grows like crazy. If you play earlier in the AM, you can find great conditions if it has just been cut.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hard times at Haystack"


Richard2683771's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

September floods of 2013 did major damage to Haystack. The creek running through the course covered much of it, and unfortunately it has not recovered. The greens are about a 4 on a scale of 10, the grass poorly cut (fairway grass too long and rough ridiculously long.) This course is famous for getting "Haystack-ed": once you play the 3rd hole you are pretty much committed to playing all nine, even when the pace is excruciatingly slow due to the high number of novice players. I love that no carts are allowed, and it's a lovely walk, but it has a long way to go to be a good golf course. Did I mention that it is swarmed with people who can barely if at all play?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"don't. honor t'time"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

T times first come first serve. Had to wait in line at the 1st hole for over 1 hour

Not worth the wait


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great day of early season golf"


tmidgley's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful way to get some early season practice. Best golf for the money. It is a short par 3, 9-hole course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


Rudywoods's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome place to golf I'm a rookie on golf but this place was exciting, fun, and a beautiful scene to golf at


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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