Devil's Thumb Golf Club

4.5385000000 4.5 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7176 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7176 yards 72.9 134
Gold 72 6751 yards 70.9 131
Blue (M) 72 6190 yards 68.2 123
Blue (W) 72 6190 yards 74.6 134
Silver (M) 72 5686 yards 66.6 115
Silver (W) 72 5686 yards 71.5 127
Green (M) 72 5180 yards 64.5 102
Green (W) 72 5180 yards 68.9 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

26 out of 26 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Whole lotta fun"


JeffArenson's avatar
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Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played here twice in the last week. The course has shot options on pretty much every hole. Either the hero carry or the safe play; of course, the hero carry leaves a short shot or a chance to go for the green in two on a par 5. The safe shot off the tee, leaves a longer approach or guarantees three shots on a par 5. I found this to be a lot of fun.

The routing is cool and there are unique holes in a quarry-esque area. There are two short par 4s with shot options-most notably on the 13th hole. The par 3s were fun but did not have much variety as far as club needed. The par 5s all had the hero carry option.

As for the rest, there is a putting green and driving range to warm up. For the end of winter, the course was in good condition and I anticipate a great summer. There is a restaurant for before or after a round. The staff was great; I showed up and they got me out.

Best of all, this course is an exceptional value. It is only 40-45 per round with a cart during shoulder season. They also have great deals during the year and you can play for $65. If you are 55 and up, they have a $30 green fee on some days. Considering that this is considered a top 5 public course in Colorado, all of these prices are a great deal.

I would give this 4.5 stars and highly recommend a round here if in the area. It brings the fun back into golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A different world"


trooper49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Devils thumb combines smooth quick greens with great variety in holes. There are some short thought provoking par 4's and some longer 4's that have water and require great precision. Plenty of sand, elevation changes and wonderful backdrops with the grand Mesa, the Adobe hills and the west elk mountains. One of the most unique and fun courses you can find. A bargain too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


DeBella15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We make an effort to play here several times each year even though we live on the front range.<br/> We enjoy the course and the people which is why we keep coming back for the last 10 years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best kept secrets in Colorado"


wonderboytyre's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

This course is unlike any other golf experience in Colorado. As my grandfather put it its like"playing golf on the moon". If you have not played this course you need too long trip to Delta but worth it if you are a golf enthusiast. Cant beat the value if you book through golfnow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The devil could not have designed a better course in this wasteland"


dalexa28's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I live in the area and always make it a point to play this course a couple of times a year. I have never played a better course for the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


bwilsoncolorado's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course with lots of Elevation and tough terrain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The view was as good as the course!"


billysax's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just north of Delta, CO, Devil's Thumb has a lot to offer: nicely manicured greens, rolling fairways, and some hilly terrain as well. Don't plan to do very well out of the bunkers as they are very hard-packed. The rough is relatively sparse for this part of the country, except for the sage bushes which will eat up your shots. A family of pronghorn antelope roams the course, quite at home and beautiful to watch. The San Juan and San Miguel mountains are clearly visible to the south and east, respectively, with the south face of the Grand Mesa to the north. Altogether a great outing!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A gem!"


Sandra2820044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course with a very fun and interesting layout. The greens ran true! They are amazing. The fairways are in great shape. A few tricky holes a very enjoyable round.<br/> I didn't have any food or beverage.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"High Badlands Golf"


uQHHV6501QH's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course keeps you engrossed , but don't forget to look at the views. Some interesting risk/reward tee shots . Keep it in the grass , or it's rock , sand , and high desert "gorse" bushes. The greens have enough humps and swales to make pitching and putting as interesting as it gets. This is a terrific golf course. We were treated perfectly by the staff and the deck is a nice place for an after golf beverage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great variety"


golf214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From straight and level to elevated and blind landing tee shots this course has everything to offer. This course stays in good shape and usually can stay open year round despite being in Colorado.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great"


Klondike123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Place was great, it is a hidden gem. well worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a great course. Amazing staff.... thx Ken Brown. Check the wind advisory before you go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Tarran's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fun golf course, nice variety of short and long holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views"


Raoul890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2015
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of our favorite courses on the Western Slope. Hole fourteen is one of the most scenic and fun drivable par fours in the state.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golfing In Colorado in November - Excellent!"


trademark2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't golfed in a few years and was a little worried about golfing in Colorado in the winter but this course was in fantastic condition from tee boxes - to fairways - to greens. Excellently maintained! Staff was very friendly and overall experience was 5 stars. Even though the weather was cold, many of the holes are protected from the wind by the stunning landscape. I highly recommend this course and can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair"


markcleave's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time to play the course and there are a few holes I'd play differently next time out...out in the middle of nowhere and in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect day."


Reddogg88's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect. Scenery perfect. Course condition immaculate. A great variety oh holes. My game somewhat lacking. Not the course's fault.

Devil's Thumb may be the best golf value in the Southwest. A great place. Very unpretentious. Play it as soon as you can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great find!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding mountainside course that is in great shape. Hitting off elevated tees into scenic fairways way below makes this a challenging and fun course to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value!"


u000006446012's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My sister and I golfed this course which was excellent, but for the Mosquitos on a few of the holes!! We had a great time even with the Mosquitos! The staff was very helpful and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tougher than normal"


golfr79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son wanted to prep for high school tourney, so we elected to play the golds, at about 6750 yards. Then wind was howling at up to 40 mph thus my normal 90-95 score quickly became 109! Still I really like this course and find it to be one of my favorites in western CO.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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