At Grand Lake Golf Course in Colorado, there are some grand views

Located next to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Grand Lake is a beautiful Dick Phelps design that opened in 1964. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
Avoiding the lone fairway bunker is the key to success on the par-4 fourth at Grand Lake Golf Course. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
Elevated tees, like this one of the reachable par-45 eighth, are part of the formula at Grand Lake Golf Course in Colorado. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
The water really shouldn't come into play on the long par-3 11th at Grand Lake Golf Course. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
The lake down the left side actually isn't visible from the tee on the par-4 13th at Grand Lake Golf Course. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
The par-3 16th hole at Grand Lake Golf Course has quite the backdrop. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
The 18th at Grand Lake Golf Course is just 531 yards, but not easy to reach in two. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
And here's what makes going for the 18th at Grand Lake Golf Course in two risky. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)

GRAND LAKE, Colo. -- One of the older golf courses in the area, Grand Lake Golf Course remains a favorite.

Designed by Dick Phelps and opened in 1964, the course features traditional holes with great views of the snow-capped mountains and Rocky Mountain Park next door. There are elevated tees and greens, plenty of pine and aspen trees and a few water hazards to test golfers on this course that plays just 6,553 yards from the tips. Along the way, there's also plenty of wildlife, including moose, elk, deer and foxes.

Read Mike Bailey's review of Grand Lake Golf Course


Aug 02, 2017

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Mike Bailey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in the Houston area. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, 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 20 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 @Accidentlgolfer.

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