The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

4.1084705882 4.1 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7413 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

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  • 2929 Golden Eagle Rd, Silverthorne, Colorado 80498, Summit County
  • (970) 262-3636
  • (970) 262-3737
  • ravenatthreepeaks.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2000), Tom Lehman (2000), Dana Fry (2000), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: May 12 - Oct 16

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes, Hitting Balls From Grass
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt And Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7413 yards 74.2 146
Silver 72 6806 yards 71.4 136
White 72 6386 yards 70.0 130
Gold 72 5235 yards 65.3 117

The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is touted as the best mountain golf course in Colorado and even one of the best courses in the country. Towering forests of pine and aspen frame the rolling fairways and manicured greens on this scenic layout. The crystal clear creeks and trout-filled lakes are a striking contrast to the lush green of the course and the snow-capped peaks in the distance. The golf course is known for more than its scenery though, its challenging design is a test for all skill levels. The steep-faced bunkers have deeply furrowed edges, which can be tricky but they also serve to contain tee shots that might have an increased carry because of the course's dramatic elevations. There are also water hazards to contend with on several holes.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
95
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

156 out of 184 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Better than Expected Due to Several One Star Reviews"


natrus2710's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful mountains all around. Course in better condition than expected allowing for late opening due to severe winter and sever Spring and Early Summer drought conditions. Greens are puttable and in good condition with the exception of number 15 which is in the process of being resodded. Staff from cart boy to head professional friendly and helpful, working very hard to assure an enjoyable golf experience for their golfing patrons. The course is not easy but not to difficult as to discourage the average golfer. Give it a try and have a satisfying experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u957862355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 07/10/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had an overall good experience with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Don’t waste your money"


Evelynsgirl4's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is in horrible condition.. I understand that the weather has been dry But it should be noted that the

Maintenance people have dug up several fairways and low wet areas were numerous and not marked as ground under repair

The Greens were a 2 at best out of 10 and bare Tee boxes .. Not Worth 50 dollars let alone 169. Peak season. PRICEBUT NOT

a PEAK COURSE in its present condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 07/09/2018:

Hello, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a good time with us. We are in the process of fixing irrigation issues, so we apologize for the inconvenience. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope that this explains it.

"Wait til next year"


joringel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Raven for the 4th summer in a row, and this year was by far the worst of the bunch. Greens were very thin and painted dirt in many places. Fairways were a mix of too dry, ok and overwatered so lies were inconsistent.

This is a great layout, but not even worth $50 in its current conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 07/06/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find our course in good shape. There was not much snow this winter, and all of the mountain courses have been affected in some way as a result. The greens are not painted. We use fertilizer to create grown on spots that are bare. We are in the process of fixing irrigation issues which can lead to wet spots on the fairways. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope that this information answers your concerns.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a five star review!

"Rocky Mountain High Golf"


AZGolfCoach's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Outstanding scenery surrounds the course. The first impression by the outside service assistants was excellent. The young lads were polite and helpful. The pro shop personnel were professional in demeanour. The layout, with the exception of hole #11, is very good, appealing to the eye, and easy to align shots. This is the first course we have played in Summit County that had a reasonable pace of play; Unlike the others we have played, we did not spend a great of time waiting, maintaining our normal pace of play. The course did show the impacts of the winter, some of the fairways and greens had not yet returned to summer conditions. We secured special pricing off the internet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 06/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience both on and off the golf course. We appreciate your detailed feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"ROUGH Condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ll start by saying the layout and the views at this course are incredible. However, the condition of the course was extremely rough. The greens were in absolute terrible shape, and there were probably at least 6 that we’re almost unplayable. A few of the greens still had 3-4 holes in them from previous hole locations in them. Overall beautiful views but the golf quality is just not there. I’d recommend saving the money and playing somewhere else. It’s sad though because with good conditions it would be awesome.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 06/14/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you found our course in poor shape. We just finished up Wild Week here, so please do not dismiss our course from your list! We hope to see you again soon.

"Dissapointed with this 2nd round here in 3 weeks"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time ive played here in 3 weeks and whilst the layout is incredible the course condition and staff were pretty average this time around. We tee'd off in the afternoon and did not get a golf cart till 4 minutes before tee off time yet their was a group in front of us with 3 carts. The staff seemed to be over it and wanted to go home after what was perhaps a busy weekend for them. Somehow, the greens were in worse condition than 3 weeks before. They seemed to be trappled to death and a two putt was virtually impossible - perhaps the holes were not cut fresh for numerous days? Lastly, the bunkers are still in poor condition with tons of stones through them - a definite club killer.

I still like this course though, the views are incredible and escaping a 90degree day in denver is worth the drive. Im just not so sure i will be back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 06/14/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find our course in the best condition. We just finished Wild Week, so we apologize that you found our course in less than desirable shape. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Early season"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens not totally filled in yet. Course needs a little time to fill in. Still great course, played many times


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 06/12/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Early season conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is still in early season condition but this is a incredible layout! Its a tough mountain course so you have to adjust your scoring expectations accordingly! However its hard to get mad when the views on every hole are sure to make you smile.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 05/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and enjoyed the views. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Amazing course"


u000003023243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed every hole. This course keeps you on your toes! Staff was very accommodating and helpful


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 Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks on 05/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with both our staff and the course. Thanks for playing with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great October mountain golf"


u000004239309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a great round of golf at the Raven! Course was in great shape. Greens... where fast!!! We were warned and they lived up to it. The views were spectacular! Would highly recommend playing the Raven!


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


"Enjoyed the course"


hacksalot03's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Was able to get a last minute Hot Deal which made this course a great value. Overall a fun track in good condition with great views of the surrounding mountains. Water comes into play on a couple holes and there are some elevation changes around the track. Numerous bunkers dot the course. One negative were the extremely fast greens. Otherwise, would definitely play again .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/25/2017:

Thank you for the positive review! We are glad to hear you had a great day on the course! Awesome photos!

"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 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your going to play golf in Colo.

The Raven is a must play,

Great views and as challenging as you want.


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


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/18/2017:

Thank you for the 5* review!

"Spectacular Course With Super Fast Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time I've played in the mountains. I wish I had played this course in late September, when the aspens were a golden yellow. This course is surrounded by aspens and has some spectacular vistas. The staff was very friendly, it was a well marshaled golf course (pace of play was great) and even one marshal was giving out cookies. I think the front side is more beautiful, with more views of the 3 peaks and holes 8 & 9 are breathtaking.

When playing this course, understand the green speeds are too fast for the undulations in the greens. For example, we had a 4.8 index player, 3-putt seven times and he also had a 4-putt. Also, I almost saw my first 5-putt in my career but my playing partner made a 4-footer to not 5-putt. We all said after the round, when you got on the greens, there was no guarantee 2 putts. We all felt uneasy on the greens all day. They have a nice practice facility but the driving range is only 240 yards long. We felt the fairways were just so-so, for a greens fee of $135. Only one hole on the back side had views of the 3 peaks. Disappointing the final two holes were uphill holes. We all thought the nines should be switched, however, hole 10 would be too difficult of a starting hole. Holes 8 & 9 would be great finishing holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/12/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize that your group had trouble on the greens out there. We still hope you had an enjoyable day on the course and look forward to seeing you again next time!

"Great place to play!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice mountain course, played in the afternoon. We played on a week day with steady but not slow or inconsistent pace. Great course design and use of the mountain - you'll do better the second time around. Some incredible views, didn't want to go home. Staff was very nice and cordial during our visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/06/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad you had such a wonderful experience at the course!

"WTS Way Too Slow"


u000007839864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After the turn, there were 3 groups on almost every whole until groups started quitting. It took 20-35 minutes per hole. It's very hard to keep a consistent round when it is that slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 08/28/2017:

We apologize that the pace of play was not as quick as you would have liked.

"Great course, slow pace"


clayjok's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It was my 2nd time to play the Raven. Course was in great shape! Pro shop guys were great, our server in the grill was great, and the starter was very nice. Pace of play is bad!! 5+ hours. We had 5 guys and asked to play as a fivesome, but the Pro Shop and Starter said no and split us up. Fair enough, but we were all at the same tee at the same time on almost every hole. We eventually played as a fivesome and still waited on several holes. Again, great course but bring an extra pair of patience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/15/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is against course policy to have a fivesome. We hope you and your friends still had an enjoyable day on the course.

"A classic mountain beauty"


ssherstad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My group of mostly out-of-state Colorado Golf Binge players thoroughly enjoyed playing here again last week. Our weather was great and the course was in fine shape.

The fairways were lush and the greens were fast and true. Hole #7 continues to be a challenge for drainage but almost all other problem areas seem to be largely corrected with updates on their irrigation systems. The Raven's biggest challenge seems to be keeping the cart paths from sliding down the mountainsides....a problem common to Summit County including I-70.

The unique features of The Raven are generally wide and lush fairways, large and fine greens that are very challenging to read and great elevation changes.

Bring your camera for great Rocky Mountain scenery combined with a fair amount of local wildlife including fox, deer, an occasional moose and ospreys that for years have had their huge nest on a post overlooking the 3rd fairway. You may see an osprey snatch a large trout from ponds of The Raven or the neighboring ponds and fly it back to its tall nest on the pole.

The Raven staff will welcome you to a great day of golf and send you off on what begins as a rather tame front nine. But as you climb from the Blue River valley uphill to the par 3 8th hole (appropriately named Buena Vista) you'll be ready for 2 very exciting downhillers. The 8th hole measures 184 yds from the Raven (tips) tees and 134 yds from the forward tees. A flatlander with a good game should probably hit about 2 clubs less than he'd hit this distance at low altitude due to the approximate 150 ft. drop from tee to green and the thin, light air at almost 9,000' above sea level. Of course this depends on the wind that day. Just don't miss left or long!

Then #9 is a breathtaking par 4 with a launch pad tee box that must sit 300 feet or more above the green on this par 4 monster. Drive your tee shot straight out into the Rocky Mountain air and watch it drop hopefully to the center of the lush, downsloping fairway. Then hit your long iron to the left front of the right sloping green, earn your birdie or par and head happily past the beautiful Raven clubhouse and patio to the even more challenging back nine.

The Raven's back nine has two very tough par 3s (#12 and 14) and five fun but challenging par 4s. But it's the two par 5s that really define the back nine here. #11 (properly named Waterloo) is a super risk/reward hole. Your tee shot hopefully will land just short of the large trout filled pond straight off the tee. A well-struck 200+ yard, high risk second shot over the pond puts you in great position for a birdie or eagle. But the more prudent shot tends to be playing the hole as a double dogleg and hit a mid to long iron left of the pond in preparation for lofting a high, soft iron to a green that can be tough to hold.

My favorite hole is The Raven's signature #16. It's a long downhill, dogleg right par 5. Measuring 601 yards from the tips and 489 yards from the forward tees this hole welcomes a long, left center tee shot followed by an equally long and well aimed second shot near or on a well- bunkered, roller coaster green. From #16 you begin a long, uphill climb through two tough par 4s and finish at a high point on the course.

After your final putt on #18 you'll drive a long, steep, downhill cart path with lots of switchbacks before returning to the clubhouse for a great lunch, dinner and/or drinks on the normally sunny patio. You've earned a beverage of choice following your Rocky Mountain high golf experience at The Raven at Three Peaks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 09/15/2017:

Thank you so much for the kind and in-depth review! We are glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience out on the course. We are sure any golfer who takes the time to read it will appreciate it as much as we did.

"Golf at Raven"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and for the price we paid it was a steal


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 Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks on 08/25/2017:

We are glad to hear you found a great deal! come back and see us again soon.


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