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4.0
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
85.1%
Recommend this course
148 out of 171 reviews
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3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 25 reviews
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4.1
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6478 yards
Slope 135
Rating 70.4
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Shining Mountain Golf Course
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
171 Reviews (171)

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 16
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Picnic or a 4some?

Three ladies riding and two “support” dogs is more of a picnic than ever a foursome. Hard to believe the course allowed it. Dressed like a dirty hippie and brought the entourage. Pretty ridiculous but a beautiful course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2019

We're very sorry to hear about your experience. We will pass along your feedback to our management staff.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your money

If you mow a six yard strip down the middle of your hay field you’ll have a comparable course. Don’t waste your money but if you do bring lots of balls. It’s s six yard wide fairway and then 2 foot high weeds. And don’t bother to inquire about pin placement because the dude in the pro shop doesn’t know.

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/12/2019

We're sorry to hear that you found the course too challenging.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day in the mountains!

Overall very good experience. First time playing here, so a little confusing because some of the forward red tee markers were either gone or very hard to find. We ended up making our own tee box on two holes! Challenging greens, lots of slope But staff was great, lunch was great, will definitely play here again. We are three ladies who shoot in the high 40s.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Your feedback is important to us, u314159478208. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome

Play here every time we get to go to Colorado from Texas. Love It!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links, hills, marsh...be very accurate

I'm a solid 2 GHIN. Carded 77 from tips...miss fairway lost (don't bother looking) or lateral hazard. Played behind 4 locals, searched for balls on 13 of18 holes...boring. Greens = Great. Fairways = Really Nice. Holes have nice variety of length, up and down, left and right. If you can pick your target and distance you'll have fun. Range and range balls worst ever.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Hello gpostulka. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad on so many levels

I don't know where to start. Unfriendly staff. Incredibly slow pace of play. Two and half hours for 5 holes. We quit after 8. Course paths and course one step above pasture.
I being kind!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2019

We're so sorry to hear about your negative experience with us. We will pass along your very helpful feedback to our management team with the intention to improve.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shining Mt. No Easy Task yet Impressive Layout

Beautiful layout,goes deep into the mountains near Woodland Park with impressive views of Pikes Peak. But, no easy course by any means-blind shots, super narrow fairways, lots of out of bounds. Dirt or gravel cart paths, which are steep and angled on a few holes.
Unless you are a really low handicap, you have to play SM a few times just to understand the layout-you will lose some golf balls on this course, but probably find replacements looking for yours. Innovative layout with some really awesome holes, few are easy but most are simply beautiful. Good course, will come back next year, was in overall nice shape. Slow play because of the difficulty.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best greens I have played this year!

Challenging but fair. Some narrow fairways but fair. Some long par 3s. Enjoyed the course very much. This course is the best public course around the Springs area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/22/2019

Your feedback is important to us, ronparish. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/22/2019

Hello, bartplayer1. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rain check

They wouldn’t issue me a rain check for 9 holes because we booked through Golfnow. They said we had to go through them. This has never happened at any other course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Unfortunately, because the tee time was a GolfNow Hot Deal, only GolfNow is authorized to authorize rain checks for that tee time.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice afternoon to play golf!!

I had played this course only once before, and that was about 5 years ago. I was looking forward to another round in the beautiful small mountain town of Woodland Park, Colorado. The Pro Shop attendant was extremely friendly and helpful. Besides hole #15 having some water damage on the tee boxes, the course was in very good shape. The greens were absolutely perfect!! A storm came over when I was on the 15th hole, so I was forced to drive to the club house and wait it out for about a half hour. The folks in the bar were very friendly, despite a limited menu, due to the kitchen being closed on Mondays. I finished the round and had a great time!! I hope to return again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us u3528295. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shining Mountain Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Mountain Setting

Our foursome really enjoyed our round here. The setting is spectacular and the course is a lot of fun to play. Very unique and challenging layout. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Challenging course made tougher by the limitations on cart use. Probably had to walk 35% or more

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/09/2019

Hiu314159371266. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mountain wonderland

True mountain course, not long, but tough to score low, much character on this course, bring your 1 iron, have to hit them straight

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/03/2019

Hipacopreiss. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great mountain course

A quick 25 minutes from Colorado Springs gets you into another world in the mountains at about 8500 ft. The course was in outstanding shape, both greens and fairways. The front and back nines couldn't be any more different. The front is more like a regular course, whereas, the back nine is pure mountain. The fairways are elevated and narrow making it challenging. Great deals from GolfNow also helps/

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Hi Rick8244063. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2019

Please let us know how we can improve.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good layout, great greens.

Everybody should play this course at least once, I really enjoy the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/21/2019

Your feedback is important to us, ronparish. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent coarse

Staff at coarse where very pleasant, coarse difficult and narrow, but makes it’s worth playing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/21/2019

Your feedback is important to us, u856091049. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Golf

Course was in great condition, the weather was perfect. I and t's a mountain course with lots of pines, with lots of elevation changes and beautiful views of Pike's Peak. Nice clubhouse, bar and restaurant and great people. I recommend it without hesitation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/14/2019

u000002103930, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

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