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3.6
58 Reviews (58)
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4
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.4
65.2%
Recommend this course
51 out of 58 reviews
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5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7111 yards
Slope 149
Rating 72.8
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Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7111 yards 72.8 149
Blue 72 6369 yards 69.3 130
Blue (W) 72 6369 yards 76.4 151
White 72 5608 yards 67.0 113
White (W) 72 5608 yards 72.0 140
Red (W) 72 4744 yards 69.1 117
Scorecard for Lakota
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 6 10 18 2 4 14 16 8 12 11 5 7 9 13 15 3 17 1
Par 5 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 3 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 4 8 14 2 6 12 18 10 16 13 5 7 9 15 11 3 17 1

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Engh (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire

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Reviews

3.6
58 Reviews (58)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9

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Awesome views!!!

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!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quiet Lakota

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Bad Condition

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

desire more

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

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/06/2018

bherm125,

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

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 09/07/2017

jcbarthold,

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

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't play.

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Spectacular!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 09/03/2015

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/03/2015

smrees,

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun golf course

Bowl shaped fairways and elevated tee shots give this course it's name! Great time playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/03/2015

Fred,

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

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