Lake Valley Golf Club

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4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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5.0
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6725
Slope 126
Rating 70.8
Type Private
Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, north of Boulder, the golf course at the Lake Valley Golf Club provides 6,894 yards of golf from its longest tees with a par of 70. The private, 18-hole golf course was designed by J. Press Maxwell and opened in 1964. The traditional links-style layout has a hilly front nine but a relatively flat back nine. The course features challenges that test even experienced golfers, but beginning golfers receive enjoyment from the course as well from the right tees. Lovely ponds are situated on the course at Lake Valley Golf Club, creating water hazards that come into play on three holes.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 70 6725 yards 70.8 126
middle 70 6273 yards 68.6 124
forward 70 5713 yards 71.7 126
Scorecard for Lake Valley
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: 72.0/132 415 428 460 319 195 414 241 434 528 3434 401 600 214 426 388 442 181 422 383 3457 6891
Black/Blue M: 71.1/130 415 428 437 319 180 414 215 415 528 3351 401 590 190 426 372 391 172 422 361 3325 6676
Blue M: 70.3/130 W: 77.1/146 377 421 437 308 180 414 215 415 515 3282 392 590 190 410 372 391 172 422 361 3300 6582
Blue/White M: 69.6/128 377 421 401 308 158 400 187 415 515 3182 392 577 174 410 372 330 165 422 355 3197 6379
White M: 68.9/127 W: 75.5/142 353 405 401 293 158 400 187 397 507 3101 362 577 174 400 368 330 165 394 355 3125 6226
White/Green M: 67.8/125 W: 74.5/140 353 405 368 293 145 381 187 390 489 3011 362 577 174 390 317 321 165 394 338 3038 6049
Green M: 67.2/122 W: 73.4/138 353 370 368 293 145 381 148 390 489 2937 352 514 154 390 317 321 147 388 338 2921 5858
Green/Red M: 66.0/120 W: 71.5/133 329 332 368 293 145 381 138 355 451 2792 352 514 154 345 317 321 126 305 338 2772 5564
Red M: 64.9/116 W: 70.5/132 329 332 334 278 145 373 138 355 451 2735 335 494 140 345 317 309 126 305 316 2687 5422
Handicap 11 9 1 13 17 5 15 3 7 8 2 16 4 6 12 18 10 14
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 35 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 7 3 5 15 1 17 13 9 14 4 16 2 10 8 18 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season year round
Architect Press Maxwell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars and sleeves, mock turtle shirts, golf slacks, golf length or slightly shorter shorts (but not short shorts), jeans that are not torn

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4.4
8
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Awesome Value - a "golfers" golf course

Stunning views, a challenging layout, and amazing course conditions. I've been a member here for about 7 months, and I absolutely LOVE it. It's become my home away from home, and I'm out at the course almost everyday. The staff are incredible, the greens roll perfect, and it truly is a "golfers" golf course. If you're in Boulder, this is a "must-play" and if you're looking for an affordable course to join as a member, I highly recommend Lake Valley.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great Bones

When I joined LVGC in the late 1990s, you could barely see the quality of a Press Maxwell design hidden under decades of muni-type oversight. With continuous improvements over the years, including new tees, bunkers and water features (not to mention the practice facilities and cozy clubhouse with excellent, affordable food), we've uncovered a hidden gem. The course is challenging with subtle but complex greens, you face a variety of shots, and the pace of play is excellent, usually around 3:30. The membership and staff are welcoming and friendly, and it's easy to get tee times. LVGC is a great investment.

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

Hidden Gem at Lake Valley GC

Lake Valley is a golf-centric experience. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and eager to make your round memorable. The course is a Press Maxwell gem with appealing sight lines and challenging greens.

After the round, try the Persimmon Grille for incredible food and beverages under the watchful eye of the head chef, who is a golfer!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

really great golf experience

Been a member for four years. Have grown to appreciate the commitment of the staff to providing a consistent and soild experience every time I play- everybody knowns your name, responsive to your needs and will always work with you to ensure you are satisfied. Fun and challenging course to play, exceptionally well maintained, one of the best pitching/chipping areas around. Staff makes you feel like you are part of the 'family'

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

The Private Trifecta - Awesome layout, terrific staff and food, and very reasonably priced.

Back in the day, Lake Valley was a very good public golf course with stunning views of the Flatirons that dominate the Western skyline of Boulder. Fast forward to today, Lake Valley is a very affordable private golf course that has been greatly improved with creative use of the streams, lakes and existing terrain to provide a wonderful golfing experience. The saplings that were 6' tall 30 years ago are now tall and expansive trees outlining the fairways.

If you are searching for a challenging layout demanding a variety of shots, an incredibly courteous staff, open and friendly members, and delicious fresh food than you should check out Lake Valley Golf Club in North Boulder. New clubhouse, facilities, and amenities are everywhere Rob Mount and his staff have redefined "service".

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fun to play. Members are great folks

I always have a good time at Lake Valley. I've been a member since it went private.

The course is well maintained and the pace of play is excellent. Easy to walk, a little on the long side for women but quite enjoyable.

The Persimmon Grill has a great deck. There's a waterfall below and some of the best Flatiron views anywhere. The members and staff couldn't be more welcoming. And the new golf bikes and scooters are a blast!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Press Maxwell Gem in a natural setting

Fun course in outstanding shape. Staff and members were incredibly friendly. I rode but others walked. Not much distance from greens to tees. We played in under 4 hours. This was a public course built in the 60's that turned private about 2000. Gorgeous views of the flatirons and the water feature near the Clubhouse is a great addition to the ambiance at the first tee and the Persimmon Grill. Food and service were excellent and you can't beat the deck. The smaller, quick undulating greens and the native areas make it a true test. Only downside is you need to be the guest of a member or another club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4400 Lake Valley Dr, Niwot, Colorado 80503, Boulder County
(303) 444-2114
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