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4.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
96.1%
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97 out of 103 reviews
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4.6
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
94.4%
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17 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7144 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.2

Nestled within the Colorado Rockies, Grand Elk Golf Club in Granby, Colo. offers stunning mountain views from every hole. The course has a links-layout inspired by the inland golf courses of the British Isles. The low-lying vegetation and gently rolling terrain lend a heathland feel to the course. The fairways are wide and undulating and the large greens have ample contours as well. The layout has an interesting mix of holes with some that are straightforward and others that twist into tricky doglegs, but nearly all are flanked with sod-faced bunkers. There are more than 60 bunkers coming into play throughout Grand Elk Golf Club, and water hazards come into play on four holes. Besides just being a fun and challenging round, the magnificent views that stretch across the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide are not to be missed.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Tripp Davis (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire - No Jeans

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
103 Reviews (103)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 13
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 17
Water Hazards 17
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
At a Resort 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great value...fun track

Course is in really good condition. Fun layout with some hidden trouble but overall a great course for the money.

They should pay attention to slow golfers. The group in front of us was really slow and they were not letting people play through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Surprisingly strange layout, but still worth playing

Played this course with my dad and another solo golfer. We ended up playing 3 of the tees: Solo guy played the tips and was clearly a scratch golfer, I played the blues (5-6 handicap) and my dad played the greens (senior golfer, 15-17 handicap). From the back 2 tee boxes there are several blind (or mostly obscured) tee shots. Not a problem if you trust your driver or have a trusty 3 wood for distance control. 3 long par 3's on the front. Pay attention to the course map to figure out where hazards are, and distances to bunkers. Many bunkers are in the middle of the fairway, at typical driver distance (starting with #1). Greens are soft and hold well but have mixed speeds from hole to hole so it's hard to get a feel for pace.
Friendly staff and easy check in process.
Nice range to warm up on. Did not see a practice green but there may be one there.
GPS on carts in helpful.
Somewhat inconsistent sand in bunkers, be sure to test it with your feet as you take a stance, many were fairly packed and a little wet, so not much hope of sliding under the ball.
Got a good price through GolfNow at ~$65, and was happy with it at that price.
Very nice grass on tee boxes and fairways.
It's clear they are taking COVID protocols seriously: check-in window so going inside is optional, some sort of ball retrieval mechanism on each flagstick; restroom doors permanently open with new partitians, thorough spray down and rinse of carts after each round is finished. Free bottles of water and ice for cooler included with the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

The course is in great shape. The carts provide accurate distances to the pins.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

You might need a caddy . . .

Great course, but playing it for the first time is very tough. Several blind tee shots and forced carries makes it even more difficult for the shorter hitters. Knowing the wind direction also is important as the direction of play is greatly influenced by the weather. Would definitely play again. Greens sometimes were a bit rough, but that's a mountain course for you.

Very friendly staff and service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great staff, poor value & pace of play

With a serious family emergency going on, I was looking for a bit of relaxing golf. The course is difficult due to the extreme OB areas just off of the fairways. You must be very accurate and know your distances. The greens were in pretty rough shape. All of that could be overcome but the pace of play finally got me. My group stopped to get food at the turn, took our time for sure and still had a three group backup on the 10th tee box. It took over 30 minutes to get those groups through and finish the 10th hole. The 11th wasn't much faster. Thank goodness for the GPS on the carts so you know where the group in front of you is. After the 11th hole, I was way too frustrated waiting and ended up leaving the course. I did not finish the back 9 as I simply could not sit and wait 20 minutes to tee off. Even if I did finish the back 9, nearly $100 for the condition and pace of play was a terrible value. If not for the friendliness of the staff, this would have been a total loss. I'd like to try again one day but with many other courses nearby, I doubt I will. It's too bad as the scenery is pretty.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Better Conditions

Played Grand Elk for second time this season, and conditions much better. Greens are in great shape, with fairways very firm. Staff always great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great day great course! First time playing and I will definitely be playing this course again real soon! Great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout!!

Cool links layout in mountains. Friendly staff, will definitely go back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value Course

Greens were a little rough from the winter but give them a couple weeks and they should be great!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Golf

Could not be more pleased other than my score, loll, thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff and Overall enjoyment at Grand Elk

We always enjoy being at Grand Elk. Whether it is Happy Hour, Dinner or playing golf, the staff is always so friendly and ready to help us. We have a place at Mountainside and we lots rather spend time at Grand Elk and play their course. Although that back 9 is very challenging,
The guy in the Pro Shop and young kid with the carts were extremely nice on Monday. It is just nice to go someplace and have people pleasant and ready to help anyway they can.
Last time we had dinner at Grand Elk, Head Pro Mike Ritter came by our table and chatted for a while. I have worked with him a few times in the past setting up a golf group to play at Grand Elk and he was the easiest Head Pro I have ever worked with for tournaments. No, I do not know Mike personally so this is really a unbiased review.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course

I was able to book a tee time that was not crowded so was able to play a fast game. Course was somewhat challenging but not overly so. I really enjoyed the electronic device on the golf cart, was fun to use and really helped my game. Was able to play twice and enjoyed both times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Grand Elk is a good challenge. Beautiful scenery and it is a fair test of golf. Great staff,. Hightly Recommended. I'm a 2 and play the tips but you can move up and enjoy from any tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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