Haymaker Golf Course - no. 3
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 3
As far as municipal courses go, it doesn't get much better than the Keith Foster-designed Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Haymaker G.C. - 2nd
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Haymaker G.C. - 2nd
Benches behind the forward tees are a nice touch at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  No. 3
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Haymaker Golf Course - No. 3
The 456-yard third hole is one of the most difficult at Haymaker Golf Course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker G.C. - 4th
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Haymaker G.C. - 4th
Nicknamed "Flat Top," the 457-yard, par-4 15th is the no. 1 handicap hole at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  no. 5
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 5
The par-3 fifth at Haymaker Golf Course is called "Redan. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker G.C. - 8th
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Haymaker G.C. - 8th
The eighth at Haymaker Golf Course is a risk-reward, drivable par 4. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  no. 9
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 9
The ninth is a medium length par 5 and good chance for birdie before making the turn at Haymaker Golf Course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker G.C. - 10th
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Haymaker G.C. - 10th
With wetlands on the right, tee shots should be kept left on the par-4 10th at Haymaker G.C. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  no. 11
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 11
Haymaker Golf Course's 11th hole is another short par 4 where strong players can try to drive the green. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker G.C. - 12th
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Haymaker G.C. - 12th
Water on the pond is calm as glass on the par-3 12th at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  no. 12
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 12
The par-4 12th at Haymaker Golf Course plays over a ravine. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker G.C. - 16th hole
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Haymaker G.C. - 16th hole
The tee shot on the par-4 16th at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Haymaker Golf Course -  no. 18
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Haymaker Golf Course - no. 18
The par-5 finishing hole at Haymaker Golf Course provides a good chance to end the round with birdie. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

Super muni: Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- One of the best munis in Colorado, Haymaker Golf Course is a Keith Foster design that features a links-like front nine and more traditional back nine.

Tipping out at 7,308 yards, this par 72 has five sets of tees, including a family option that plays just 2,724 yards.

The golf course has a great variety of holes, including a couple of drivable par 4s and a good mix of short and long par 3s and par 5s.

In addition, Haymaker has excellent practice facilities, dining room, well stocked golf shop and offers Golf Bikes for use in addition to powered carts, though the golf course is very walker friendly.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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