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4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6980
Slope 130
Rating 72.9
Type Public/Municipal
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.
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
Scorecard for Cotton Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/123 335 441 194 561 392 401 514 196 389 3423 420 380 209 555 411 568 395 164 455 3557 6980
Brown M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 312 394 162 529 361 385 476 178 359 3156 401 353 178 497 361 547 351 161 443 3292 6448
Gold M: 69.5/119 W: 70.2/122 286 379 141 511 328 371 471 160 344 2991 383 324 158 475 318 524 308 151 416 3057 6048
Green M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 264 349 124 452 278 307 415 107 317 2613 342 297 114 460 243 460 241 99 328 2584 5197
Handicap 10 2 14 16 8 12 18 6 4 5 15 11 7 13 1 9 17 3
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 4 16 2 12 14 8 18 6 5 11 15 1 9 3 13 17 7

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1997) Perry Dye (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.6
30

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 1
Brunch 1
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 1
Forced Carries 1
Undulating Greens 1
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 1
Locals 1
Seniors 1
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Played On 07/06/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

My little family and I were road tripping through the area and decided to stop and play and we're glad we did. We had a lot of fun on a nice course on a beautiful evening. The staff was extremely nice and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The course was well maintained, but the bunkers need some work. Even though the par 3 17th is kind of a ridiculous hole going straight down the mountain, it was super fun to play. Pace of play was awesome. Will definitely be back.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/08/2017
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Interesting

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/11/2016
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Goofy golf

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Poor
Played On 07/19/2014
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 11/19/2013
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gypsum Creek in November

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 10/23/2013
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

difficult and aesthetic. I'll keep going back!

I've played the Gypsum course 3 times and will play again tomorrow. Highly recommended!
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 9/26/2013
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course's surrounding are Beautiful!

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 9/05/2013
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good time

good course, good cond, not crowded, great veiws...do it!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 9/3/2013
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has varied terrain and is challenging.

Great mountain course. Well maintained by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will play again soon.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On 8/29/2013
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back nine was memorable.

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Excellent

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