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4.1
106
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
92.2%
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93 out of 106 reviews
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4 Stars
11
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1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
88.9%
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16 out of 18 reviews
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106
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
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1
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1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
88.9%
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24 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6478
Slope 135
Rating 70.4
Type Public
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Shining Mountain Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6478 yards 70.4 135
Blue 70 6220 yards 69.4 131
White 70 5850 yards 68.2 124
Red (W) 70 4802 yards 70.0 113
Scorecard for Shining Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 70.4/135 427 546 311 192 424 196 382 411 180 3069 361 502 208 406 348 585 417 179 403 3409 6478
Blue M: 69.4/131 410 521 301 188 394 189 371 383 160 2917 344 490 194 396 339 573 411 167 389 3303 6220
White M: 68.2/124 401 422 277 172 362 173 360 373 138 2678 327 477 180 377 309 517 386 146 383 3102 5780
Red W: 70.0/113 367 393 199 133 332 130 287 309 80 2230 315 406 125 279 227 459 375 128 258 2572 4802
Handicap 8 2 14 16 4 12 10 6 18 5 13 9 7 11 1 17 15 3
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 34 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 70
Handicap (W) 6 2 14 18 4 16 10 8 12 7 13 15 17 9 1 3 11 5

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Architect John Harbottle III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks. No T-shirts, cut-off jeans (or ragged jeans), halter tops or tank tops allowed.

Reviews

4.1
106

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 15
Elevation Changes 13
Thick Rough 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Near Local Attractions 6
Convenient to the City 4
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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always love this beautiful mountain course

Since I moved out of the US I only get to play SHining Mountain a few time during the summer when we are here for three months, on and off. The course is in good condition, especially considering the drought and limited water. We played the front nine in perfect conditions until a big thunderstorm moved in and ended our play for the day. The staff immediately gave us a RainCheck for the additional 9 holes and I asssume we will play it later this week.. If you have not played this course you should. It is usually not crowded so play is relaxed. The fairways are decent now and the current rains should help fill them in a bit more. The greens are quite good and speed is fairly predictable. Each hole has its unique challenges and hitting ball straight, of course is of primary importance here because of the prrotected uncut areas on the fairway sides. The views are outstanding and the adjacent homes do not impede on the natural beauty.The restaurant has limited hours so best to bring your snacks during the weekday. You can walk this course but the back nine is very challenging in its steepness and remember you are breathing at altitude. Drink lots of water and have a great time!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
The event coordinator Kimberly Smith, blocked me 5 tee times for 20 people. She also held a confirmed banquet private room for lunch for 20 people. I booked this almost 2 months in advance and have a confirmed email from Kimberly Smith. I coordinated this because I had 200 family members arriving in Manitou Springs for a reunion. She canceled my booking out 5 days before my family was to arrive, coming from all over the country and also from other countries. She would not return any of my phone calls, and her manager voice mail box was full and would not take any messages. Very poor customer service.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Narrow fairways, scenic views

The course was as very good value, greens were in good shape. Fairways were very narrow and some shots were blind. Course knowledge would be helpful. The greens were in good condition. Friendly staff.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome layout, greens and staff need improvements

Beautiful setting, very nice layout, and very nice fairways. The greens are terrible and bunkers could all use work. Inexperienced and unorganized in pro shop. Had a 7:30 am tee time, was told there was a wedding tournament on back 9 starting at 9:00 am, but still needed to tee off on #1. Sure enough when we finished the front we ran right into the tournament and literally got scolded by the wedding party. They told us we weren’t supposed to be there... at any rate, it would have been nice to have a staff member to organize that entire situation better, and seemed to be an easy solution from the beginning.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this challenging course.

Considering all the factors due to low moisture in our area, the fairways are in decent condition, and the greens are very good. Hard to beat the scenery. If you like a little above challenging your skills this course will do it. My only complaints are minor ones that are just that, minor! Signage to get to next hole has improved from last year, but still a few holes for newcomers that are hard to tell where the next tee is. I think they are a little hyper about their protected areas for the vegetation, sorry I don't see anything but mimimal harm. I guess it helps me to be a better golfer so I don't end up in the rough as often! Again, it is "minor". Thanks for one of the very best courses in the whole area!!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value

Challenging Course with narrow fairways and little room for error. Driver is not always the best club choice. Fairways were in average shape. Greens were bumpy and putting was close to impossible. Your ball would suddenly jump 2 inches off course, there were large divots that no one repaired. Back 9 is beautiful, but smells like sewage around hole 15. Driving range was in terrible shape and you cannot hit anything more than a hybrid because of it's short yardage and facing the highway. If you are looking for food at the turn, better call ahead. This was the third time that the bar and grill had only one person working. Overall a great value course, just don't expect prestigious conditions. We will continue going back once or twice a year, just with lower expectation.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bring your rangefinder

Fun and tight little course. Frontside greens in not so go shape. Backside greens in better shape. Fairways were tight but yardages were off somewhat so you should bring a rangefinder.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
We had rain wind thunder lightning and Beautiful weather. Enjoyed the elements. Greens a bit iffy
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

shining Mountain - A good course for Duffers

As a duffer, i find this course perfect for my game. It is not hard and is fairly open. I only golfed 9 holes, but it was a great experience!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
Book this Stay and Play package to enjoy your stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge which includes 1 round at the exclusive Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (Formerly known as the Stowe Mountain Course) and unlimited rounds at the Stowe Country Club!
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