King's Deer Golf Club

3.9581176471 4.0 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6711 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

  • 19255 Royal Troon Drive, Monument, CO 80132
  • (719) 559-4500
  • kingsdeergolfclub.com
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Year built: 1999
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: May - November

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: All players must wear golf shoes or golf sandals with soft spikes. Tennis shoes in good condition are also allowed.
Dress code: Collared/Mock shirts are allowed. No denim is allowed. No t-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs, or running shorts are allowed on the golf course or on the practice range.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6711 yards 71.4 133
Blue 71 6168 yards 69.3 124
White 71 5596 yards 66.7 118
Red (W) 71 5054 yards 68.9 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

59 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include thick rough bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Tough Winter"


mirwin1101's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I like this track which I have played multiple times. It is interesting and challenging. However, being on the Palmer Divide, it is very much subject to weather, both on a daily and seasonal basis. As of 5/9/2018, it is in abominable condition. Apparently lack of snow cover caused severe die-off on much of the course.

I and my partners debated on whether to play but decided that after an hour drive it was better than nothing. The course did what it could to put pins in locations with green grass. The greens had been punched and not cut so the stimp was ~5 and very bumpy. There was generally enough green in the fairways to allow a decent lie if you rolled it about some.

Takeaway-do not play here until you have talked to someone you trust who has played within a few days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect Fall Day Before Cold Front"


u5273409's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great day of golf at Kings Deer. Great staff, perfect range and good pace of play. Couple bottle necks as everyone else decided to play hooky for a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jcraighea's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape, very friendly staff. The main issues were recently aerated greens, but I was told about when I called and made the Tee time. The wind was like 20-25 mph sustained. Monument is a windy place and the course is in a valley. It's an excellent course though and it's a good challenge. Recommend maybe a good idea to play early as the wind picks up later in the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course, challenging for carries required, not long, nice views"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that keeps popping up on the Golfnow.com hot deals, so we finally got there to try it out. It was challenging, fun, and worth a visit if you can get some carry on your tee shots. It's probably not a 100-150 yard hitter's course. It can be a little difficult to figure out where you want to hit on a few holes. GPS or yardage book is helpful for a newcomer. It's only 6711y (71.3/133) from the golds, 6168y (69.3/121) from the blues, 5596y (66.3/115) from whites, and 5054y (69.1/126) from reds, but it's not the yardage that defends the course, it's the long grass. Pick out good landmarks to find balls off the short grass, even in the short rough. There are no trees here, but wind will affect your play with the open terrain. You really want to hit the short grass. #3 is deservedly the #1 handicap hole, beware. The rolling terrain definitely isn't as apparent as your eye tells you, like on #18, much more uphill than it looks. #17 is a cool hole. The greens speed didn't match the practice green, but you'll figure it out. This will be a better experience if you're on or can accept challenges.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


davidpatterson1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good shape and wide open. Wind must be considered on every shot. Greens are tough due to undulating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I'll be back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Impressed with the course, range, staff, condition. Only got 9 holes in, but I'll be back for sure.


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


"Near perfect day"


u00004516433's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic shape. Greens would have played perfect but with all of the rain they were pretty soft. Pace of play was good, 18 holes in less than four hours on a Saturday morning was very good. Would have like to see the sand and water buckets filled. Little things but would have been appreciated. Beverage cart came around regularly which was nice. All in all a good round. Challenging course, a lot of risk reward holes and enjoy the longer par 3's. Good job Kings Deer! Play here several times a year , make it a point to


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the Drive"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed this links style golf course, especially after spending a week playing in the mountains. We played from the blue tees, which for a 10 handicap was just perfect.


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 challenging course"


u000001607768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great challenging course.

Fairways in great shape. Greens rolling good.

If you are in the area then definitely book a round here.

Fairways can be a little narrow so precision is key off the tee.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great find"


u973625932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, very easy to find. Plays very well, from any tee box. My 1st time playing Kings Deer, will gladly add it add my go to. Beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"geat shape"


dogbreath650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're around a 100 stroker like me this is tough course, bring lots of balls! Course itself is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004963061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Wow...Lessons Learned"


asimmonsd's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

When I read the reviews on Golf Advisor and looked at the course online "After" i booked me Tee Time with Golf Now. I immediately thought, What did I get myself into. I am a beginner and have some fundamentals that need some serious working out i.e Slicing. This is not a forgiving courses. I stand corrected the Front nine is not forgiving. A lot of high vegetation hazards on some holes calling for a perfect shot. Which the gentlemen I was paired with did well. After my pride was taken in the front nine and the fear i may not have enough balls to finish 18 holes went away. The back nine was way more forgiving and even had opportunity for a few birdie putts. The course was gorgeous and groomed to perfection. The Greens played a lot slower than they looked, so don't be afraid to put a little more on it when putting. I was "NOT" a fan that cart didn't have the Club washer on it. My interaction with the staff was short, but professional and good customer service. Would I play here again? Yes, but not anytime soon. i Need some more practice else where..Or ill just play the back nine twice..Hahaha....ResPect


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Very good and challenging course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course does have great features, rolling hills, great variety of hole designs, greens and fairways are in great shape , both are challenging, not many flat easy shots. Only bad part was not being able to drive cart on the fairway at all, understandable but really adds lots of walking and time consuming. 90 degree rule would be a good compromise.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course but terribly slow pace of play..."


dalynbellingham's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

King's Deer is a wonderful course with a great layout. It was much easier than people are saying on here...For mid-October, it was in great shape. The only down part was the horrendously slow pace of play. We played on a Friday afternoon starting at 1:40 and couldn't even finish our round before dark...quite disappointing. They really need a good marshall to move people along to avoid 5+ hour rounds on a weekday...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This is no driving range, this is golf"


1IronCharlie's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have probably played more rounds at kings deer than anywhere else in Colorado. There's a reason for that. Its not because of the amazing amenities, the immaculate conditions, or the unparreled design, because amenities are spartan at times, conditions are wild in places, and the design is....eclectic is a good word. No, Its because kings deer, and their staff encourage you to get out and play. With regular mailing club coupons, golfnow hot deals and golf-and-a-burger (and beer!) specials, they make it very affordable. With regular, well attended tournaments for members and the unwashed masses, there's a ton of reasons to go and meet some new friends to lose to or beat the snot out of. I think their attitude and effort are really admirable, but enough swooning, on to the real stuff.

I have rarely if ever had a slow round that was not my own doing, and for the most part, even on weekends everything generally runs smoothly. If you are held up by the group in front, thank your lucky stars, because if you rush, or just aren't paying attention, this course will eat your lunch. ( more delicious lunch can be purchased in the clubhouse, which I highly recommend. ) I've seen a few say that the rough is ridiculous, single digits only, etc. The rough IS ridiculous, the only way to find a ball that rolls into the high stuff is with a flamethrower, and there are a few bunkers that will make you think you've fallen in a well. There are extremely ample and safe landing areas for almost every single shot, however, but you really have to take a moment and think about your plan for the whole hole. Its like playing snooker, you have to think about where your next shot before you hit the one in front of you. I know that this is what you're supposed to do every time, but we all forget. As long as you pick your spots and get the yardage to that spot right or close, misses are widely forgiven, and anyone can get around this course in good shape.

And there in lies the magic of kings deer, the reason its a course you can enjoy coming to the first time and the 300th. You can play booming drives that roll and roll over the links style ground, and then realize you have a very unhandy shot into the green or laying up. Or play conservatively in respect of hazards, only to discover you had a landing area the size of a football field if you were more aggressive. Its like formula one racing, you have to be able to shift through all the gears.

What people have said about lost balls is true. Thank god for the forthcoming usga three minute rule change. They ought to adopt a local rule concerning a no penalty drop and give you six balls as a complimentary welcome gift, or the aforementioned flamethrower. However, one of my proudest days was shooting 76 around there with the same ball, so there's something to be said for the challenge.

The pro shop is friendly but not a place to try and buy clubs.

The beverage cart is fun, with games for free beer they offer to players. It's well stocked to boot, but they only run it on weekends and the height of the season.

Why? Well, they probably run labor on a tight budget, this course is out of the way, and you drive past 6 others to get there from any direction. But, drive past you should because the new management has put their labor savings into the course, and that's just fine by me. Not every course is a palace of luxury and reasonable rates from the get go, they grow, or wither. This one is growing.

Bring your second string ball the first time. Get a yardage book, not a rangefinder. Bring a sweater, even in July. It can get cloudy, windy, wet and cold in a matter of minutes. Bring a camera, some of the views are unreal, even for Colorado. Keep your head, don't try and overpower the course, but don't hesitate to be aggressive when you can. Keep this in mind, and you too will fall for this beautiful rocky mountain pearl.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"To difficult"


Eagle3442's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your not a single digit handicap don't play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You must play this course if you are in the area!

Beautiful views & challenging layout!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course!!!"


u000007178894's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very satisfied with the course, the price from golfnow.com, and the staff! Only thing to complain about was my score...! Lol


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


"Kings Deer Review"


nbutter's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape this year. You must keep the ball in the fairway because the ruff is extremely thick. Bring extra balls...


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



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