Best golf courses: Colorado

Colorado: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr and son Robert Jr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Denver
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Tom Doak (of Renaissance Golf Design).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Aurand, Bruening et al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Designed and built by PGA members Corey Aurand, Stuart Bruening, Dennis Hogan and Brian Whitcomb.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Colorado Springs
Ross & Jones Sr.

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

Holes 1-6 and 16-18 on today's East course come from the original Donald Ross design (opened in 1918); holes 7-15 were designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1964). Modifications by Ron Forse (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2015)
Colorado Springs
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

(Closed in 2015)

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1976); renovation by Nicklaus Design (2008, lead designer Chris Cochran).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Colorado Springs
Ross & Jones Sr.

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

Holes 1-6 and 15-18 on today's West course come from the original Donald Ross design (opened in 1918); holes 7-14 were designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1964).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Keith Foster

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Denver
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design; modifications by Jack Nicklaus & Jim Lipe (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Denver
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Original design by William S. Flynn (1922); modifications by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1976); renovation by Tom Doak (2009).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Denver
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Tom Doak

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Irwin, Hale

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

A Hale Irwin Signature course.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature course.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

A Tom Fazio Signature course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Von Hagge & Devlin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

James "Jim" Engh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Colorado Springs
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

James "Jim" Engh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Griffiths, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Denis Griffiths

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Colorado Springs
Maxwell & Rathert

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

Original design by J. Press Maxwell (son of designer Perry Maxwell) & Mark Rathert (1961); renovation of West-nine by Lee Schmidt (2008).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Dye, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Perry Dye

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Graham & Panks

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

David Graham & Gary Panks

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Denver
Maxwell, J. Press

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

J. Press Maxwell

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

James "Jim" Engh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Kavanaugh, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Griffiths, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Denis Griffiths

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Edwards
Hurdzan/Fry & Lehman

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry) working with PGA tour player Tom Lehman.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

James "Jim" Engh

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Grand Junction
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Junction

Designer

James "Jim" Engh

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Tom Fazio

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Greg Norman

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Tom Weiskopf

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Dye, Pete & Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & Perry Dye (Dunes course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Restricted
Edwards
Palmer & Engh

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1980); redesigned by James "Jim" Engh (2004).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Edwards
Cupp & Morrish

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Edwards

Designer

Bob Cupp and Jay Morrish.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Denver
Schaupeter, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Denver

Designer

Arthur Schaupeter

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Colorado Springs
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Colorado Springs

Designer

Arthur Hills

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