Best of 2016: Top 20 golf courses in Colorado



In a state park along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Arrowhead Golf Club has a dazzling setting. (Courtesy of Arrowhead G.C.)
The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks is easily accessible from Denver. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
Avoid the water and be careful around the hilly green at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club. (Courtesy of Lakota Canyon Ranch G.C.)
Old buildings add character to Beaver Creek Golf Club's 15th hole. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor )
Great views await on Omni Interlocken's Eldorado nine. (Courtesy of Omni Interlocken)
Stay out of rough and water on no. 8 at Breckenridge Golf Club's Beaver nine. (Courtesy of Breckenridge G.C.)

The top golf courses in Colorado received mile-high ratings from golfers over the course of the past year. We examined the reviews of courses from Denver to the Front Range and Rocky Mountains. The top-rated course, based on your reviews, is a repeat of our 2015 best-of Colorado list.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Colorado in 2016

Course layout: Ridge Course at Castle Pines North
Course conditions: Ute Creek Golf Club
Value: Pole Creek Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Pole Creek Golf Club
Pace of play: Ute Creek Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Ford's Colony Country Club at Williamsburg

Top 20 courses in Colorado in 2016

20. Grand Lake Golf Course

Grand Lake

19. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel

Littleton

18. Hyland Hills Gold Course

Westminster

17. Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks

Silverthorne

16. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

Larkspur

15. Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club

New Castle

14. Beaver Creek Golf Club

Avon

13. Breckenridge Golf Club

Breckenridge

12. Arrowhead Golf Club

Littleton

11. The Ridge At Castle Pines North

Castle Rock

10. The Golf Club At Redlands Mesa

Grand Junction

9. Spring Valley Golf Course

Elizabeth

8. Quail Dunes Golf Course at Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan

7. Ute Creek Golf Course

Longmont

6. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Aurora

5. Raccoon Creek Golf Course

Littleton

4. Golf Granby Ranch

Granby

3. Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club

Broomfield

2. Grand Elk Ranch and Club

Granby

1. Pole Creek Golf Club

Tabernash

Feb 23, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.


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