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4.9
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4.7
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4.8
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4.5
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3394 yards
Slope 145
Rating 35.3

There are three par-36, nine-hole courses available at Pole Creek Golf Club in Tabernash, which are played in different 18-hole combinations. It's the only 27-hole public facility in Grand County. The three nines, called the Meadow, the Ridge, and the Ranch, offer Colorado mountain golf at its best. As its name would imply, the Meadow nine sprawls across lush green meadows, beautifully accented with colorful patches of native wildflowers. The gently rolling terrain provides some subtle contours but it's nowhere near as dramatic as the challenging Ridge nine. The Meadow has the occasional water hazard and a few strategically placed bunkers but it and the Ranch nine are the more player-friendly golf courses at Pole Creek. No matter which combination you play, you'll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3394 yards 35.3 145
White 36 3074 yards 34.0 125
White (W) 36 3074 yards 37.1 153
Gold 36 2617 yards 32.2 107
Gold (W) 36 2617 yards 35.5 142
Red (W) 36 2410 yards 34.1 127
Scorecard for Meadow/Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 71.7/144 350 512 350 181 390 187 584 430 410 3394 6895
White M: 69.0/129 W: 75.6/154 323 474 305 161 340 159 552 400 360 3074 6217
Gold M: 65.6/111 W: 71.9/143 307 450 275 123 300 130 460 298 274 2617 5327
Red W: 69.3/130 226 429 268 83 287 121 442 290 264 2410 4863
Handicap 17 9 7 15 5 13 3 1 11
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 5 11 17 3 13 1 7 9

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Denis Griffiths

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
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

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

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4.8
110 Reviews (110)

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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Excellent fall day of golf in the mountains.
Course is in great condition and staff very attentive and friendly. Enjoyed the Bistro after an afternoon of golf. Always recommend this course to friends & family.

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Holy Golf Balls This Place Is Stunning

One caveat to this review, my benchmark is courses in Dallas, TX, so I’m used to flat crappy courses....but my goodness. There truly are no words to express how unbelievable this course is. We started our round on the ridge course and it was about 61 degrees, second nine played the meadow course and it topped out at about 78 degrees. Each nine had a totally different feel, but I personally enjoyed the Ridge course a bit more.

Greens are in phenomenal shape but holy golf balls they’re fast. Like putting on concrete kind of fast. Hit a low burner and kiss your ball goodbye... high arching shot, they’ll hold.

My favorite golfing experience of all time. Ps if you’re traveling like me, they have regular flex Titleis 716 AP 1’s. Took a little adjusting from my normal flex, but still shot 82. Highly recommend as a must do if you stay anywhere near Denver, Winter Park or Boulder.

Conditions Excellent
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Consistent Fav

Snagged a hot deal through GolfNow to offset usual course fees between $59-$95 and then had dinner at course Bistro Lounge. Gorgeous surroundings and perfect day made for the best of golf finalized by walleye dinner and local craft brew.

Conditions Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Awesome surroundings/great course

Love the surroundings, very picturesque with Devils Thumb visible from almost every hole. Great layout and the course is in good shape. The cart paths need some work but if that's the only issue all is good!

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Great Day!

Our group generally comes up to the mountains for a few days to golf. We knew it had been a little hot and dry this year, but you couldn't tell it at Pole Creek. The course was in excellent condition. It is a challenging course, but fair and fun to play. If you can play all 27 holes in a day, it is recommended. Very nice staff and the restaurant is good.

Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Overcoming rough winter beautifully

So, Pole Creek lost six greens this winter, including the first two on the Meadow. Yet the course is otherwise in great shape! Especially the Ranch. We are playing the Ridge, our favorite, in a couple of days and have hopes for a quick recovery, because this is a great course in a great setting with a wonderful final stop at Bistro 28. We wouldn’t miss it when we visit this area!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Greens are not good right now. Ok, but not the best. I still think it is worth playing.

Conditions Average
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Course had the greatest elevation changes I have ever played. The mountains are a great back drop to this course. We played mid afternoon round. This course was one of my all time favorites, will definitely play again. Couple of greens still coming in from winter but balance in great shape. This one is a must

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Ranch 9 is fun and challenging

This was a 2nd time for this 9 for me and a 1st for my friend. The conditions were really quite good. The staff was very friendly. The layout was stimulating and challenging, especially #4, 6, & 7. #4 favors a draw on demand to keep par possible. #6 plays shorter than the marker says off the tee, and a previous run helped encourage me to club down to keep the tee shot dry. #7 is a demanding par 3 that requires a good tee shot to avoid dissatisfaction. Long and right will leave you mystified. This 9 makes you understand why folks like a membership here. Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course, some winter green damage, but it's healing

This was our first 9 and a new 9 for both of us. Minus some of the really greens, the course was in magnificent shape. Apparently, the winter was hard on the greens. Still, it was a true treat to play. A very friendly local made it even more enjoyable with his knowledge of the course. With the course fairly full, walking Meadow and Ranch was a nice addition to the day. It was easily walked for those with the inclination. The wind added to the challenge, but it kept it very comfortable temperature wise. #1 plays stepper than it looks, #5 requires shot selection, & #7 isn't as steep as it appears. This is a fun 9!

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

Unpredictable

We took our
Chances playing mid October in the Rocky Mountains...first time for a snow-out. Nevertheless, beautiful course and we will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Second time

I played this course with friends last year and last week. It still is a fun, beautiful course to play. We were on the Ridge/Meadows 18. the Ridge nine is much more difficult than the Meadows nine. Many uphill and downhill holes. It's highly recommended for mountain vacationers.

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

Pole Creek Perfection!

What a paradise! The course architects are to be congratulated and I hope they know that. We had never heard of Pole Creek but took a chance on reviews to see a new place on vacation. What a great course and conditioning, we played Meadow/Ranch and will get back for Ridge another trip. The Bistro28 food was also special, dinner on the patio with the course and mountains laid out in front of us. WOW.

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

True beauty in the mountains

Great layout of course in the serene mountains. An unexpected challenge and variety of holes made it a great round. Course was in perfect condition and greens were in tip top shape.....will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Reliable Pole Creek

Pole Creek is a solid value in the Grand County golf scene. The course is well managed, fair and situated in a beautiful valley with fantastic vistas. After the round, one can also enjoy a meal at the course restaurant. Beware of frequent afternoon storms so come prepared with rain gear, though they usually pass quickly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pole creek golf

This is one of the two most amazing mountain golf course I have ever played. And this one has a bonus because it has three nines. Come play it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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