First Tee Par 3 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

4.3623352941 4.4 stars from 5 (167)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3461 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts required. No denim slacks or shorts are allowed.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3461 yards 73.5 130
Blue 36 3201 yards 71.5 124
Gold (M) 36 2986 yards 69.0 118
Gold (W) 36 2986 yards 74.3 143
Green(M) 36 2743 yards 66.8 111
Green(w) 36 2743 yards 72.3 134

The First Tee Par-3 Golf Course is one of two courses offered at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. It is the smaller of the two being only a nine-hole course rather than the 18-hole course that is also at the Club. Although the course is shorter than its championship length sister course, they both share the same amount of challenge to provide an interesting game. The course is perfect for beginners, kids, or anyone wanting a quick but fun game of golf. Undulating greens and trees that serve as bunkers add a bit of difficulty to the course. The holes range from 50 to 150 yards.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 167 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

154 out of 164 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great Course with Fun Layout and beautiful views"


RettJ's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Green Valley Ranch. We had lunch at the restaurant prior to golf. The waiter in the restaurant was ornery, slow and not too helpful at all.

However, once we got to the clubhouse, everything changed for the better. The clubhouse staff was fantastic, friendly, welcoming and helpful.

The course has a great practice are with great driving range with plenty of grass to hit from (i do not like hitting from mats). Huge putting green and chipping area.

One the course, the holes were very fun and varied. The course is a links type course with lots of very long grass off the fairway with lots of bunkers and lots of wind.

The course is very open course with very few trees. The fairways were very nice and in great condition.

The greens were great. The greens were very fast and had tons of slopes and undulations (like a good links type course).

I really liked the layout of the course. This being my first time playing the course, I was very pleased with the directions to holes were well marked and easy to see.

Overall great course. The bunkers were well kept. The wind was blowing hard around 15-20 mph all day long. There were very few trees to block or disrupt the wind. I would highly recommend Green Valley Ranch. Give the course and try and you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GVR in Winter"


u000002359764's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great design - Pro shop was awesome - Had a drink in bar after Great staff !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good value"


Keith1154002's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the lay out and the value the couse offers. I like that it is close to the airport and easy to get to. Right now the greens are a little bumpy because they were punched a few weeks ago. They have a nice practice area with a chipping and putting green. I will play this course again when in the NE part of town.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing fairways for Colorado"


u3170221's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course condition was fantastic for a Colorado course.

He fairways are prefect....the course is very challenging with a great many mid distance Carry’s off tee boxes which really stretch out playing from the blacks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Bryan7052578's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent Golf Course. It also has an excellent practice facility. I recommend it to anyone


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



titospfc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day on the Links."


mwallace10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice day and a pleasant round. We enjoyed the day and course was in good shape. I have played here many times and it is always a good place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Off to a rough start this year"


procademus's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Some rough spots in the fairway, greens are patchy and inconsistent. Overall, off to a rough Spring this year. Still a great place to measure your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



stephenmgates's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok, so I've been waiting to write a review on this because there weren't a lot of current ones and not to many descriptions so here we go. Great clubhouse with well stocked pro shop. Driving is nice with range balls already on the range for you and I believe they were Callaway range balls. Huge putting green and chipping area. The started will call you up for your tee time and get you and your group together before sending you to first tee. Now the course, nobody said anything but this is a very open course. Almost every hole has houses on them and there aren't many trees, it kinda has a links style to it. You can see multiple holes at once from wherever you are. Bent grass fairways were nice, the greens can be good, I could tell they aerated a while ago bc some of the indentions were still in the green but those will be going away like always. Great layout, directions to holes were easily marked, carts have GPS and they have multiple tees and on the scorecard it gives you different tee combinations so I think it comes out to like 7 or 8 different tees. Also had a beverage cart going around on a Wednesday so that was a nice surprise. Overall great course, the wind was like 20mph and it whips through this open layout but that's part of the challenge on a windy day right? Give this one a shot and you won't be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006634334's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Robert5916503's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007719439's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Green Valley Ranch is a Gem"


jimmartin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course, very challenging, nice practice facility and the best 18th hole in Colorado


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A challenging course in the wind! Still fun"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a windy day, with gusts to 35mph they said. Yet, the mild temps drew us out. The folks at the course were great. They even told us the par 3 was included for the price and might be a good warm up. It was.

Well, this regulation course bares its teeth with such wind. Significant adjustments were required for shots into the wind, like on #8 from 166, a 200 yard club was short by 20 yards! and on #13 from ~170y, a 230 y club was required to get pin high! #18 is a great finishing hole! Stay left! Check your under your ball on the greens, durn, as there are winter dimples that will affect your delicate putts.

Still, the course was in good shape, the staff was super friendly, and this is a fun day that is worth the extra drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/11/2017

This should be linked to the regulation course, not the par 3 course. Darn!


"Great par 3, especially for a warm up for the regulation course"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got to the course early, I was curious & inquired about the par 3 for future days. It turns out that a round on the par 3 is included in the daily green fee. With that extra, we tried it out. Good for a warm-up or tune up especially with the wind up, you could hone in the bump and run or flighted wedges for the short game with varying wind directions. One minor issue was the mostly range balls scattered on the course. On one hole, it was challenging to figure out which was my ball on a wind blown shot. We cleaned up some. Also some folks play multiple balls.

This was a fun bonus.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

one of the top tracks in town. best value in town. play it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mikty mouse"


Phosay3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome Layout I like to come back when I get a chance


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"home of the colorado open"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course, very challenging, greens had been punched recently but ran true and with good speed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Meh..."


jd6236's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course gets a lot of acclaim, but frankly I wasn't impressed. NIce conditions as the seasons were changing and winds were picking up, but aside from that not sure what all the fuss is about. Lots of other layouts I would choose over this one.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Beauty"


Lelanddchi18's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played it for the first time in a recent trip to Denver. Loved every bit of it!! Course conditions were phenomenal. Greens were pretty firm and fast but putts rolled true every time. Every green was in perfect condition. The fairways were lush and well kept. I don't think ever saw a brown spot or chewed up grass area. The rough was real rough, long but very fair. The layout is challenging but fair, just need to know where you can take your tee shots. GPS in cart helps with that and was as accurate to every pin as my rangefinder was.

Very professionally run course. They announced tee times and instead of saying "now up on the tee..., second up..., third up..." They called each group and said this is your 8 minute call to check in with the starter. Only had to wait briefly on a couple tees and finished the round in a little over 4 hours.

One tip is to book on their website as there is a definite discount to be had there. Overall I can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/09/2017

I think this must be for the championship 18 hole course. You can't drive a cart on the par 3. Fairways don't really pertain to par 3s. They wouldn't call people for the par 3s.



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