Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

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4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
5.0
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Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7147
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private/Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 7147 yards
Blue 71 6590 yards
White 71 6080 yards
Green 71 5750 yards
Red 71 5210 yards
Scorecard for Ballyneal
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: 73.9/129 382 490 145 573 165 480 352 515 362 3464 509 200 375 510 362 237 546 481 463 3683 7147
Blue M: 72.1/121 350 483 135 562 160 420 341 470 351 3272 475 177 335 420 340 212 494 464 425 3342 6614
White M: 69.7/119 W: 70.7/121 330 470 110 475 130 410 315 385 315 2940 430 165 335 380 300 195 485 450 400 3140 6080
Red W: 69.2/117 320 445 105 465 110 420 285 350 315 2815 420 145 240 330 300 175 475 445 375 2905 5720
Handicap 9 3 17 5 13 1 15 7 11 2 18 12 4 16 14 6 8 10
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 5 17 7 15 1 13 3 9 4 16 12 10 14 18 2 8 6

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Tom Doak (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

5.0
4

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Like a warm, inland Ireland

Even though my golf game tuck-and-rolled out of the SUV somewhere between Denver and Holyoke, I nevertheless had a blast in our 24 hours at Ballyneal. The main course is about as Irish as it gets with the exception of no sea breeze. The ball runs and bounces like crazy and the dunes are high and dramatic. Few flat lies are to be had in the fairway or shots from the same elevation. Doak's greens are wild for sure. I found myself trying fun shots instead of the practical or smart shot most of the time. Truth is, this is a course that is a shame to play only one time, there is too much to soak in and consider. That's precisely the point here, as it's a member's club (most members are members at 2-3 clubs) where most come for a night or two and play all their feet will allow.

New ownership have recently installed a putting course, Mulligan par-3 course and more lodging. The fescue greens are now a bent-poa mix. This place seems to be really hitting its stride.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

The ultimate golf hideaway

Ballyneal, what a cool place. Just like Bandon, Ballyneal has golfers' DNA down pat.

The golf course is pure, maybe Tom Doak's best. To me, it's an even better routing that Pacific Dunes or Cape Kidnappers, just without the ocean. Who knew there were such amazing dunes in eastern Colorado? The holes zigzag through them with ease, a nice mix of long and short.

The recent additions since 2017 - two new cottages for foursomes, the Commons putting green and the 12-hole short course - have made this one of the best 'hangs' in golf. Even the milkshakes are five-star.

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

Amazing Golf Experience

Ballyneal is one of the best courses I have ever played. Awesome routing through the huge sand dunes of Eastern Colorado, great course conditioning, and just an all around perfect golf experience. If you have the opportunity to play drop everything and go. Doak hit a home-run with this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Everything they claim is true!

Played last week of May so fairways were not totally grown in yet but, Wow, is this what golf heaven in the USA is, yes I think so. Having played extensively in Ireland and Scotland it may not be my favorite course in the world, bit absolutely the best in the states. This is a golf only destination and does not pretend to be otherwise and it is worth it. Greens are very interesting and can give some fun putts while the course is long, the fairways are wide enough to let er rip. Having a caddy is also a great experience here, loved it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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