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4.0
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
18
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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course!

Beautiful course tucked away in the Mountains. Not overly challenging and overall pretty short. The views and layout though are amazing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/10/2019

Billy5035631, 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One tough course. Bring plenty of balls and consider leaving your driver in the car.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hi rlhowardco. 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 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

Greens are excellent. Fairways are very good. The cart paths need maintenance but overall the course is great, greens unbelievable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for the kind words and five stars! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round with us. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Course was in good shape. The pace of play was 4 hrs. Staff very friendly, Will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 10/16/2018:
That's wonderful to hear! Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

Don't play here if you have ADD.......it's hard to concentrate in these surroundings......also don't hit the Elk with your ball...they get mad..... beautiful course with great amenities

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Reviews 1
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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a wonderful four-star review! We're so pleased that you had a great time with us despite the thunderstorm. Please come and see us again next time you're in the states.
Played On
Reviews 1
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.

Friendliness Poor
Response from on 10/16/2018:
We're very sorry to hear about this inconvenience. We understand that not being able to accommodate your party a week in advance was absolutely not ideal and we do apologize.
Played On
Reviews 1
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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a very nice four-star review, Cheri! Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Reviews 9
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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Control needed!

Great course. Hard if your control is not in command. Great cart service. Staff above average. Enjoyed the scenery & conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun and Challenging Course

Shining Mountain is a fun and challenging course located a couple of miles north of downtown Woodland Park on Hwy 67. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from central Colorado Springs. The course is in excellent shape, the groundskeepers do a wonderful job taking care of it. The layout makes you use every club in your bag.The front is slightly easier than the back. The back has 5 elevated tee boxes which require a wise club selection. Accuracy is more important than distance. The staff is friendly and polite and the beverage cart gals are efficient and omnipresent. Worth the trip up the pass and is always like vacation golf in the cool mountains.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in good shape. Greens were slow.staff was friendly. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Must Play

Really enjoyed this course. Will definitely return!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Golf expetience

i was very pleasantly surprised at the beauty and layout of this course. Tight fairways, lots of hazards and bunkers - I used every club. I found the greens to be slow but in great shape with no bumps and true rolls. Loved the rugged cart path - gave the course an authentic mountain hike feel. Amused by the well integrated disc golf course snd sharing the space with those always cool folks.
Staff was super welcoming. Pace was unbroken - never had to wait to take a shot. I consider this course my new favorite and will definetly return asap. Thanks for this wondetful course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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