Highland Meadows Golf Course
|Red (W)||71||5501 yards||69.9||123|
|Gold (W)||71||4624 yards||64.9||110|
|Black M: 72.4/133||571||369||475||143||572||456||340||210||460||3596||394||167||635||243||464||518||182||441||371||3415||7011|
|Blue M: 70.2/128||546||340||442||131||551||418||325||186||441||3380||378||150||599||209||436||479||160||422||349||3182||6562|
|White M: 67.8/125 W: 73.1/137||521||314||412||106||529||380||293||164||411||3130||352||127||564||186||397||458||144||371||330||2929||6059|
|Red W: 70.0/130||483||277||383||92||485||359||247||142||371||2839||319||104||522||156||365||424||129||342||300||2661||5500|
|Gold W: 65.4/115||414||233||326||59||416||320||220||115||310||2413||214||80||441||124||308||360||116||314||254||2211||4624|
Great course, challenging holes
This is a course I've wanted to play for a while. The designer may apparently be the same as for TPC in Berthoud, he did a great job of utilizing the features of the landscape. The check-in was seamless, and the starter was super helpful and friendly.
The course is in excellent shape, few leaves too for fall. It's not a long course, blues (70.2/128/6572), white (67.8/125/6059), red (70/130/5501, ladies), gold (65.4/115/4690), although you may be challenged to play the black tees (72.4/133/7011) on some par 3s, especially with wind, like the 243y #13.
There are definitely some holes where it'd be useful to have experience on the course to play it better, like #6 (hard to visualize 1st time), 2nd hardest on the course, but there is a drop zone across the hazard, and #15 with its minefield of bunkers (11). #16 has 2 drop zones should you not clear the gaping hazard, 1 near side and 1 far side. #17 isn't too awful with a draw. #18 would be tough if you're too far left on your tee shot. Water gobbles up balls right in the approach.
By my count, there are 71 bunkers (some are the British/Scottish sod type, cool but hard), and you'll be forced to carry shots, so it isn't a course for those disliking sand shots or those who aren't prone to carry the ball most of the distance on their shots. In general, this is another course where being below the hole is better than being above the hole.
Oh yeah, it's a bit of a push to keep pace of play (2:04, 2:06, 4:10) with 4 if you're walking and the tee sheet is full.
Course was in excellent condition and the staff was great!!