Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club
|Blue (W)||72||6369 yards||76.4||151|
|White (W)||72||5608 yards||72.0||140|
|Red (W)||72||4744 yards||69.1||117|
|Black M: 72.8/149||578||375||170||557||620||395||223||398||205||3521||397||583||473||387||360||217||418||198||557||3590||7111|
|Gold M: 70.7/142||560||360||150||520||600||385||210||350||160||3295||385||550||460||370||350||190||400||170||520||3395||6690|
|Blue M: 69.3/130 W: 72.7/125||535||332||143||517||583||360||183||348||147||3148||360||533||451||355||317||170||373||163||499||3221||6369|
|White M: 67.0/113 W: 71.2/121||482||295||123||463||535||312||127||313||130||2780||308||468||408||319||279||127||322||125||472||2828||5608|
|Red W: 67.9/111||450||235||98||407||476||263||93||262||94||2378||248||437||286||265||245||105||280||90||410||2366||4744|
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Course was in great shape and the views are amazing!!! Friendly staff and the course wasn’t busy. It’s like having a private course all to your self!!!!
Wonderful round today. Playing solo at 2 there was no one else on the course. Had the place to myself.
Greens are in good condition, the course is a bit short on water where water would be, but that just allows you to play through a couple mistakes.
Love the elevated tee boxes, Canyons and the views are spectacular. Looking forward to my next round
Very surprised by the negative reviews. We loved the course, the elevation changes can be a challenge but are a good test. Pace of play was very good, under 4 hours. A few greens had some rough spots but overall the course was in fantastic shape. 18th hole was so fun, hitting into a very small green that you can't see was a great way to end the day.
Its been several years since I have played this course but I feel that it has gone down hill a lot since then. I will say the greens were in really nice shape overall, but the fairways and tee-boxes were terrible. There were some really dry and hard patches in the fairways then some spots that were so wet you could hardly walk on them. The cart paths are trashed now and just in overall really bad shape. It's a bummer because its a cool layout, just in rough condition overall.
early season but the course conditions were rather poor. not very green, lots of brown patches, kitchen was closed the day I was there. not sure they have a full bar, only beer.
The views and course design are exceptional!! as good as any mountain course I have played. but the conditions of the course and lack of snack bar left me somewhat disappointed
Thank you for playing Lakota. The course will green up and will be in great condition once we get some consistent sun and warmer temperatures. Please come see us in a few weeks. We have a brand new clubhouse and new management that will opening the restaurant and bar. We do offer a full bar and will have a much wider food selection within a few weeks. Regards -RyanS, Warrior Golf
Not worth the money
Very disappointed after just playing Redlands Mesa the day before. Description of the course layout needs to be provided via an updated GPS system or a detailed map. At a minimum, the course should install 150 yd markers. I often use them to understand where to safely aim when not familiar with a course. Flags should always be visible. Hole 18 is a perfect example. Neither the green or flag was visible from the drive. Being only 170 yds out, the flag should have been visible to allow me to weigh the risk and reward of the next shot. Neither the scorecard or the GPS provided enough information to understand the layout of the hole. First cut immediately off the greens was patchy and clumpy. Course had an irrigation problem. Some areas were dry, hard, and thin while many were so wet and spongy that the carts damaged the fairways if driven over them. Drives plugged in these areas. Balls had to be moved to drier areas to get solid footing. Grass along the cart path was not cut and balls were easily lost. Overall, course management needs to be improved. No clubhouse or restaurant.
Save your money
This is a typical Jim Engh course you either love it or hate it. You would need to play a few times to know where to place your shots. The front nine had some irrigation issues in the fairway and very wet lies were the norm. If you are out of shape I would go somewhere else because you are climbing up and down the whole round. My three playing partners enjoyed it but I won't be coming back anytime soon.
Do NOT waste your time
We had a group of 12 for a guys weekend of golfing. We had arranged tee times several months in advance with agreed upon green fees. The pro shop staff was less than hospitable and came across irritated that we had a discounted rate. They overcharged the first person and then the coordinator in our group mentioned the group rate and he claimed there was nothing he could do. I've already processed it....and just stared at us. Ended up giving us range tokens for the difference. Everyone in the facility acted as if they were new, untrained, and lost, with a complete lack of any sense of customer service.
When we got on the course the only pleasant personality was the drink cart girl. We were harassed by Craig (the Marshall) telling us to speed it up; that groups behind us were calling him complaining about slow play. We later asked about that and were told the GPS units on our carts would advise us if we were playing behind schedule and not a single cart had that notice.
Another employee at the course later admitted that Craig is always a jerk and he just wanted us to speed up because he wanted to go home early.
The course was in good shape and a very nice layout but the service and treatment completely ruined the experience. I would advise to steer clear of this place until some wholesale staff changes are made.
Thank you for taking your time to send in your comments. We are very unhappy to hear about your negative experience with the staff. We are undergoing a transition there but that is no excuse for poor customer service. I would love to talk to you more about your trip. Please email me at info@LakotaCanyonRanch.com
-Ryan S, Warrior Golf
Really great vistas Course we over watered and some by CNET's had little sand in gen. Biggest issue pace of play took 5 hrs. Course allowed fivesome and did nothing to encourage faster play ruined round.
This is a typical Jim Engh course. Mickey mouse. Just like Redland Mesa and Fossil Trace. Why people pay him money to design golf courses is crazy.
Good, But Not Great
This was the 2nd day of our 3 rounds in the mountains.
Having played Redlands Mesa the day before we were expecting the conditions to be as good or better based on the price....overall they were pretty good, but the greens had a lot of poa in them...not nearly as smooth, for a noonish tee time.
The views were really nice. As with Redlands, most holes played from an elevated tee down into the canyons. A few blind shots on this course, carts had GPS for yardage only, no pics of holes...I will say the 18th is a great risk, reward hole to finish.
We'd certainly play it a again, but not for the rack rate we paid....it's good but not great.
Lakota Canyon Golf Club
Lakota is a fun very dramatic course with elevated tees and lots of valleys. There are a lot of blind shots. The greens had just been punched so they were not very good. But overall it was a good experience. They are building a new clubhouse, so there are basically no amenities at this time.The views are beautiful.
Second Time Is A Charm
This was my second round at Lakota Canyon with the first being last year about this same time.
The early spring season in the Rockies can be hit or miss, but this weather held and the course was in excellent shape for this time of year.
The greens were soft and a bit slower than normal which was due to the allowance of early season growth. That was fine with us since it was our first outing of the new season.
The outside staff was friendly, but the inside guy was a bit unwelcoming probably due to us playing with a Golf Now discount of only $27 each (with a cart). But his dour attitude didn't deter us from enjoying our first outing.
The first time I played, I took the (bad) advice about playing from the tips in order to enjoy a better view. Well, this time we played from the blue tees and enjoyed the view just as much without the hassle of an additional 100' vertical climb and ascent from black tee boxes. Plus, the blue tees were much more enjoyable and favorable to our game at this early time in the season.
The course is building a new clubhouse which should make the overall experience much more enjoyable and easier to complete the full day. Currently, one must register at one location, then drive up the hill to the course. The new clubhouse will have a great view and add much to the overall satisfaction of this fun venue.
I can hardily recommend this course as a fun, yet challenging course for the decent golfer.
The course was absolutely perfect!! Just 2 days before closing and the greens were soft and rolling consistent and true. Tee boxes perfect, fairways green. Did I mention how sweet the greens were? Lol
This course is a gem.
No better place to play fall golf. They even punched the greens two weeks prior and it was back to perfect in no time. Once the club house is finished, this course will be on my list to play every year.
Awesome mountain course
I love the course. I just would appreciate a warning for plugged and sanded greens. Might not have played knowing this up front. This is reason for low condition rating.
Phenomenal views from every angle. Always driving "up" to hit down! A definite must play and even more so, a definite must "replay". Course was in great shape, wide open fairways. Love watching the golf ball fly against the mountain backdrop. Highly recommend playing more than once!
Each hole on the front 9 was spectacular! My wife & I were so impressed we stared looking at houses for sale & lots for sale on the course. The back nine was challenging as well & almost as spectacular as the front nine. We will be playing this course many more times even though we are over an hour away!
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are always thrilled to get a 5 star message. Lakota is a great place and we hope it will only continue to get better. A new clubhouse is in the plans, we hope you will become regulars!
Thanks again for playing Lakota, we hope you will be back soon.
-Ryan S, Warrior Golf
We had a great afternoon. Something for everyone. Enough tee boxes for every level of play.
We will definitely play there again.
When they get the clubhouse finished it will be perfect.
Thank you for posting a five star review! It means a lot to us.
We appreciate your business and hope you will be back at Lakota sometime soon.
-Ryan S, Warrior Golf
Fun golf course
Bowl shaped fairways and elevated tee shots give this course it's name! Great time playing here.
Thanks for playing Lakota and leaving your great review. I wanted to thank you for your business and for taking the time to comment. We will see you soon.
Ryan S, Warrior Golf