Vail Golf Club

4.2660166667 4.3 stars from 5 (54)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6766 yards
  • Slope: 152
  • Rating: 77.6
  • Layout

  • 1778 E Vail Valley Dr, Vail, Colorado 81657, Eagle County
  • (970) 479-2260
  • (970) 479-2355
  • vailrec.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Ben Krueger (1962)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 5/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black (W) 71 6766 yards 77.6 152
Black 71 6766 yards 71.2 132
Black/Blue (W) 71 6434 yards 76.1 149
Black/Blue 71 6434 yards 69.8 130
Blue (W) 71 6281 yards 74.7 145
Blue 71 6281 yards 68.8 129
Gold 71 5755 yards 71.9 139
Gold (W) 71 5755 yards 66.4 123
Gold/Green 71 5381 yards 64.8 114
Gold/Green (W) 71 5381 yards 69.6 133
Green 71 5084 yards 63.7 113
Green (W) 71 5084 yards 67.7 128
Purple (W) 71 3882 yards 60.2 103
Purple 71 3882 yards 61.1 111

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 54 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

47 out of 53 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views walkers locals   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes thick rough  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wwylie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005715677's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


tceinvestments's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vail Golf Club is an excellent course. Considering there is 4 feet of snow on it 6 months out of the year, it is in great condition.

Very friendly staff and great new Clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jblynch5213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Better than I expected!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super nice facility - so reasonably priced for mountain golf and I-70 noise is NOT a factor. Definitely want come back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun in the wind"


u000004752982's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played Vail for several years and after the round I couldn't come up with a good reason for not

coming back sooner. The new club house is beautiful

the staff was very friendly. There was a mix up on the tee time. But no problem the staff worked it out for me.

If your in the Vail valley and you don't play Vail CC shame on you. You didn't make the most of you visit.

Roger


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"By"


easye53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing. Best mountain course to date. Staff and support staff were as pleasant as they could be .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



pancake1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular venue! Staff was great!"


u134350830's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early in the season but the golf course was in wonderful shape! , greens were slow but smooth and spectacular shape for May in the Rockies. Incredible views everywhere. Wind was up but still had a blast! Highly recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Mediocre Besides A Few Holes"


Bunkertown20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Green fees are high due to the course having a Vail address, nothing to do with the quality of the course. There are absolutely a few cool holes but the maintenance is average and the rest of the holes (about 14 of them) are what you'd find at a Denver Muni. I have no idea why anybody would pay to play here when Eagle Vail is the same price and 10x the golf course this place is.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course in Rough Shape"


u666967874's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
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Reviewed on

Greens were aerated, but many holes not filled with sand, so VERY BUMPY. Also, major construction going on and 10th hole closed. Slow pace of play. Overall, dissatisfied even with discount. Problems were not made known!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Vail GC"


dcschroden's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. #10 is closed due to construction and a new clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Doesn't get much better than this -"


jeanjdub's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early October for a mountain course is a hit or miss experience. Vail golf course was in excellent shape! It is a very challenging course with a variety of obstacles. The sand traps were well-maintained and soft (we tried them out just for this review of course). The views are incredible no matter where you are in the course! The staff and friendly and professional. The club house was gone and a temporary starter building was in place. I'm sure the food and beverage service will be excellent when completed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"GREAT COURSE"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout! We had a great time and paired up with a nice couple from Michigan. The weather was wonderful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf bike heaven"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Vail Golf Club might be the only walkable course in the valley. Although I love a good walk, next time I'm renting a golf bike. The piece of land is quite flat, so it would be a nice ride between the Rocky Mountain walls framing the setting. If the highway weren't running alongside much of the back nine, providing so much noise pollution, this course would be an awesome mountain getaway. As it is, it's a nice muni kept in good condition with Gore Creek meandering through several holes. A new clubhouse scheduled to be finished by next fall will be a nice addition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Views!!"


u000001878579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spectacular views of mountains and Colorado river. This course is well worth the time and cost but beware the wind can be a bugger in the afternoon! A must do while in Vail if you play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"first time"


u000004145477's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always wanted to play this course. it was a great experience and had a great time. next time would like to ride their bike instead of a cart.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Eric2993084's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course for a town course. Prices are not bad. The only thing is hopefully you are not behind walkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Mountain Golf Course"


FightingIrish2019's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

As a resident of Illinois I have never seen such a scenic and beautiful setting for a golf course. The course itself looks nice but the mountain backdrop is just phenomenal. Aside from the looks the rest of the course was good to. Moderately challenging but overall fun course with many fun holes. I particularly liked the par 3s with elevated tee boxes. The course was in good shape. Greens were tricky but rolled well. Tee and boxes and fairways were in great shape. Tje staff was nice. They really push for pace of play, and they boast about how they'll have you finish 18 in 4 hrs and 7 min. But even if you play fast don't expect to finish much faster then that because as long as the group ahead of you is keeping is that pace you can't pass them. So we were stuck behind a slower group we couldn't pass. it is expensive but I think worth the price, especially if your on vacation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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