A view of the 4th green at Ridge Course from Pole Creek Golf Club
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4.6
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.4%
Recommend this course
131 out of 135 reviews
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4.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
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3
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0
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
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14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3564 yards
Slope 131
Rating 35.7

Pole Creek Golf Club is a public 27-hole golf facility in Tabernash, the only one of its kind in Grand County. The holes are divided into three par-36, nine-hole courses, which can be played in different 18-hole combinations. You'll get a different set of challenges on each course but they each provide a classic round of Colorado mountain golf. On no other nine is this more apparent than the dramatic Ridge Course. As its name would imply, the layout features several dramatic ups and downs. Accuracy is key and having a good strategy is equally important. Golfers will also have to contend with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers along the greens, not to mention the occasional water hazard. The other two nines, the Meadow and the Ranch, are more mellow and approachable.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Denis Griffiths (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes - $7

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
135 Reviews (135)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 19
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
A Weekend Splurge 24
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Beautiful Setting - Disappointing experience

We arrived early and warmed up. No one told us that the greens were freshly aerated. The greens were horrible, but the course was in decent shape. We got to the first tee and the group ahead of us had 4 carts. The starter told us that only 3 were playing, but there ended up being 5 with 2 young children. They moved fairly well for how many were in the group. We got to the 4th hole and things got slow and stayed that way. We waited several minutes on the 9th tee talking to the group behind us. Once we were able to tee off we hit some errand drives, but played the hole fairly quickly. The ranger showed up and told my wife that we were holding up 4 groups. If he had been doing his job we would not have tightened up waited so long on the previous 4 holes. The pro shop staff was not very friendly, but the cart person and pro were pleasant. I really like this course, so was disappointed that my kids were introduced to it in this way.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the trip for me

It's almost two hours EACH WAY for me but it's a very interesting drive - up into the Rockies.

The greens remind me of Poppy Hills in Monterey. If you can see the line and hit it, your putt has a good chance of falling. No gimmicks or tricky breaks.

Fairways are nice and wide. Rough is not punitive but narrow - after that yer in the woods. It's not that tough but a couple of holes on each side can get you if you are not careful.

All the employees are always helpful and friendly. I have played over 200 different courses (I keep a running list) and I would recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything was mint!

Great course, great staff, just great! We’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful, tough mountain course

What a treat for golfers. 3 different 9-hole courses: Meadow, Ridge,and Ranch.
We played Ridge and Ranch. The Ridge course offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, lots of elevation changes across the holes. Ranch was more open with equally spectacular views. At one point on the Ranch course, we were treated to the sound of nearby coyotes calling to each other across the valley. Very cool.

We hit the right time for fall colors as well.

The course was in great shape (Sept, 2020). Greens were beautiful, but fast. Lots of contour to play with.

Very accessible to visitors - not too expensive. Free range balls with green fees. Very friendly staff.

The restaurant itself offers beautiful views. Food, I would say, is average, maybe even less so for dinner. Staff is very friendly.

If you are a golfer, do yourself a favor and play Pole Creek.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course but the value is not unlimited

Love Pole Creek and it is a fun course with a ton of variety to it. It was a nice day and even with the fires nearby, we could not sense the smoke but, there was a bit of a haze to things. We got a great deal on Labor Day so, even better but I would cap out the value for 18 here at about 60-70 max and after that, it becomes too much, even for a good Mt course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the price

I had high hopes for Pole Creek and it didn’t meet them. The course has amazing views and some interesting holes, but it was not a good value. I understand you pay more in the mountains, but for $109 (Saturday morning) the course should’ve been in better shape. The greens, in particular, were shaggy and slow. There was no water on the course or pencils in the cart (maybe COVID-related).

Overall, I felt it should’ve been nicer and more intriguing for the price. Keystone Ranch is a similar price and offers a much better experience in my opinion.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

We always enjoy playing here. The greens are slow and a bit spongy, but there is grass and they are fine. Other courses in Grand county have much worse greens.....except for Grand lake and that course has best greens. Pole Creek is a great experience. Go for it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stunning golf course. Better than advertised.

We played the ranch and ridge courses. Very beautiful, very well maintained and very challenging. Much better golf experience, for example, than Torrey Pines.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Not quite there yet

Anybody looking for recent reviews to see what shape the course is in, here you go. Give it 3-4 weeks and it’ll be perfect. Cool track, great views. We played in a downpour and tons of wind and still had fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

High altitude golf

This is a great visual experience and very good condition condition course, the greens were excellent, oh yes bring an extra ball or 2.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Must-Play

Picturesque, good challenge, soft greens, beautiful setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place!

My son and I played at poll creek yesterday. Amazing place! It’s the nicest course I’ve played in my life. We played ridge/meadow. The views were unbelievable and the course was in incredible shape. The greens rolled true, and the course is very scoreable if you hit decent shots. My only complaint would be that it’s a hard place to concentrate as you’re constantly focused on the views and beauty of the course. It’s a great problem to have. You will not regret playing here!

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