Gypsum Creek Golf Course

4.0654833333 4.1 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6980 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6980 yards 72.9 130
Brown 72 6468 yards 71.5 123
Golf 72 6048 yards 70.8 118
Green 72 5197 yards 70.1 117

Situated in the beautiful Gypsum Valley, Gypsum Creek Golf Course is known as much for its beautiful views as it is for the challenging Pete Dye and Perry Dye design. The course is perched atop a sage-covered mesa that looks out across the surrounding Red Table Mountains. Though it may be tempting to be distracted by the views, the golf course requires full concentration. This tough layout features rolling fairways that are flanked on both sides with native pinion and juniper trees. The undulating terrain provides dramatic challenges including steep drop-offs and tricky twists and turns. There are several formidable holes at Gypsum Creek G.C. but one of the toughest is the par-5 sixth, which is the signature hole. Thanks to the prevailing winds, even the best golfers will have trouble making it in two.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

28 out of 29 reviews


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"Interesting"


jd6236's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017

Reviewed on

The routing of this course was really strange. It's almost as if Pete Dye had one idea for what he wanted to do for the first 13 holes or so and then completely changed his mind once he saw the mesa just west of the course. Very goofy and highly difficult at times, but can't complain about price. Could see myself playing there again under the right circumstances.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Goofy golf"


hogan555's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

No idea how this course gets great reviews. It has some very poor designed holes. #16 and #17 are terrible. #2, #10, #14, #15 are questionable. That makes for a third of the holes as bad. Not to mention #1 is a weird starting hole. Some big walks between holes as well. Eagle Ranch is 10 minutes away and highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"We always make time to play this course when in CO."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We love this little course because of the excellent conditions, the fact that it usually isn't crowded, the beautiful scenery, and most of all...the people who work there are ALL so nice and friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

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


"Gypsum Creek in November"


nhammer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thanks to to Gypsum Creek for staying open and keeping everything well maintained, especially considering the time of year. And thanks to the golfers of Gypsum Creek for realizing that a round of golf doesn't have to take 5 hours. So many courses in the Vail Valley close on a date regardless of beautiful weather. We've probably played 15 rounds at Gypsum after the other courses have closed! And for the money the course is great. The greens roll better than many of the other courses that view themselves as premier courses in the valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"difficult and aesthetic. I'll keep going back!"


u000007671559's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the Gypsum course 3 times and will play again tomorrow. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"This course's surrounding are Beautiful!"


u000007909059's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have nothing negative to say about this course. The grounds had just been aerated, but because of that, the green fees were lowered. If I were a millionaire, I'd play this course everyday!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good time"


u000006487697's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/05/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course, good cond, not crowded, great veiws...do it!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has varied terrain and is challenging."


u000002167499's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great mountain course. Well maintained by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back nine was memorable."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Design was excellent, especially the back nine holes starting from Hole #9 were interesting and challenging. The course has a continuous running stream which is an interesting feature, but it was not maintained and overgrown with tall grasses. If they maintain it better to be seen, it will make a positive asset. Overall, it was enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great cousrs"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great but really slow play in front of us don't know if I would play again because of this


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views! Good pace of play. Not crowded. But overall too difficult from 6400 yards."


u000007581291's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a Pete Dye course & the fairways are extremely narrow for a mountain course. Too long & difficult for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Pete dye master piece"


Fastdraw357's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gypsum creek is an excellent course, designed by Pete dye. It is now ran by the city of gypsum creek, but don't kid yourself by no means is this a city park course. The staff has done an fabulous job bringing this course back to great shape, it was previously semi private course that struggled to keep up. Staff is super friendly !!!! Don't forget to stop by the grill the club sandwich is awesome !!!! For real this is a great place to spend the whole day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting scenic course with a few awkward overly difficult holes."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a links course with most holes open enough to avoid the deep grass. A few holes were forced into a mountainous terrain where the layout was bordering on ridiculous. Having said that, it was overall a good golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course with great staff"


vincentheath's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second year that we have visited this course and it is one of our favorites. The staff is great; very friendly and helpful. The course is challenging but has enough choice of tees to be fair. The scenery by itself is well worth the trip. Green fees are very reasonable and the course is a great value. We play this course every chance we get while we are on vacation. Just a short drive from Vail.<br/> Thanks to the staff for making our family golf outings very enjoyable!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic 'find' in the Vail area!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This great little course (which used to be private and still looks like it) is only 30 minutes from Beaver Creek/ Avon. We had played Vail the day before and we thought Gypsum Creek was in better condition and the staff could not have been nicer. We felt like we had the course to ourselves because we never had to wait on a tee and never felt pushed from behind, even though there were a fair number of people playing the course. Number 14 is a super elevated par 3 that was breathtaking! We definitely plan to play there a lot more in the future!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course. Fun and challenging holes. One hole has an elevation drop of at least 200 feet."


DwightCallihan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was really friendly and helpful. At 50.00 this course is a hidden gem in the Vail Valley with some of the other courses available topping out at 250.00. Will play it again the next trip out here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Stunning views. It's in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is very scenic,especially #14 thru 18."


Mbmink's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good value for the price. Holes # 1 and 2 are short but require a good tee shot. The course plays thru a valley with beautiful mountains in the background. The grees were true and relative fast.. I played the course twice in the week I was in the area. I would certainly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for the price"


albertatdts's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Challenging course, and great views. I'm pretty novice, but it was $25 well spent!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Resort quality, at a fraction of the price."


john1020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new mangement staff has really turned this place around. In just a year or two the maintance staff have done a great job. The best greens I've seen all year, fairways well manicured. The only downside the sandtraps, firm, thank god I wasn't in to many. Beautiful surroundings, great staff, very relaxed atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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