Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colorado, USA | GolfPass
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4.3
375 Reviews (375)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
140
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
32
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
92.7%
Recommend this course
268 out of 375 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7676 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.5

The golf course at the Colorado National Golf Club is an 18-hole, public course that is situated just 20 minutes north of Denver. Jay Morrish designed the formerly known as Vista Ridge golf course with a traditional links-style layout. The course covers 7,676 yards of golf from its longest tees and plays to a par of 72. Rolling fairways lined with native grasses and large, undulating greens make the golf course interesting, while beautiful views of snow-topped mountains provide pleasant scenery. The course has many bunkers as well as water hazards. Colorado National Golf Club also features five sets of tee boxes for golfers to work on a number of different handicaps.

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jay Morrish (2003) Andy Johnson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collard shirt required and no denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
375 Reviews (375)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 65
Water Hazards 56
Elevation Changes 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 50
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 47
Locals 42
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 55
Worth the Drive 42
Convenient to the City 30

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mile High Magnificent at the Home of the Buffalo’s

Colorado National is challenging, but playable. The mountain views and changes in elevation make every hole scenic and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

Course is super challenging and is in amazing shape given its only April. Will most definitely be back!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 162
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Stunning Views, Conditions Have Slipped Some

Your experience at the Colorado National Golf Club is greatly enhanced if you play on a sunny, clear day. The backdrop of the front range foothills and snow-capped mountains is stunning. Towering above all the mountains is the 14er Longs Peak at 14,255 feet. The place has the best view from any driving range you can find. This is the home course of the University of Colorado golf team, located in Erie, CO, which is 15 miles east of Boulder, CO

Favorite holes on the front 9 were 1,2,3,6 & 9. Holes 2 & 3 head right toward Longs Peak. When you’re in the fairway on hole 6 and looking backwards, a stunning few of the front range. I think the front nine is the better nine.

The back nine has some unusual holes and blind shots. Hole 12 is a par 5, all uphill. The green is very tricky and hard to see all the nuisances from your 2nd or 3rd shots. The next hole is a blind shot over a fairway bunker. The course does have GPS screens, so this helps you navigate the holes easier. The par 15th hole is very unusual. Really tough to get a feel how the hole flows. The second shot has a split fairway, but the right side is very small and hard to see. However, it does head right towards Longs Peak. The best hole on the back nine is the downhill par 3, 14th hole, with the mountains as a backdrop.
Hole 16 is a par 3 with a huge green with 3 distinctive sections of the green. Hole 17 is a drivable par 4, over water for the long hitters. Hole 18 is just a difficult hole. Long, water, two-tiered green.

I felt the condition of the course had slipped since the last time I played there. There were areas of brown grass throughout the course. On the tees and in the fairways. The bunkers do not have enough sand in them still. The greens were ok and firm – hardly made a ball mark. They were poa annua greens – not real fast, bumpy and never break as much as you think. However, they fixed some of the rough spots around the cart paths and the waterfall between holes 10 & 18. As posted on their website, doing a lot of work on hole 3 with some drainage issues.

The starter was pleasant and told us you can see the pin from every tee, except hole 2. The price of $75 was very reasonable for this quality of golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Goat Ranch

The course is in terrible condition.

It needs water BAD! I know it is early season but it is lacking some serious water. Not uncommon to be hitting off dirt in the middle of the fairway.

The sand traps are very hard.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track, conditioning poor right now

Gotta’ get water on the golf course, folks! I know it’s spring in Colorado, but today wasn’t a real enjoyable round , as the turf is extremely spotty all over.. and greens aren’t recovering as fast as they should with the mild weather we’ve been having. I’m probably being too hard on the course, but I’ve come to expect better from my alma mater! Keep working hard, and Go Buffs!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Too slow to finish

The pace of play was too slow to finish a full 18. The sun was setting rapidly when we were in 16 so we decided to skip a hole since the group ahead of us seemed to be dilly-dallying the whole back 9 to our surprise we came up on a whole log jam of what had to be 4 different groups on 18 all trying to wrap up. They either need to space out the tee times more and/or end the latest one earlier.

Other than that their native grasses off the fairway absolutely eat any ball that comes near it, super deceptive and the GPS on the carts isn't super active so if you get near those grasses it kills the speed and you have to reverse out at like 1 mph

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Trac

The course was in excellent condition. Best I have seen in years. The greens are super firm and fast. Expect 15 to 20 feet of roll per shot coming into greens. If you want a tough challenge It’s a must play.
Some of the best views on the front range of Colorado.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day

Great day for golf. Over, conditions were good. No waiting, no one pushing us. Staff was awesome.
We will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Always in great condition and will come back again. Probably one of my favorite courses not far from the city.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

colorado national

The course was in great shape. Because of the weather it was cart path only. which I hate because I have bad knees. They have raised their rates I believe they are charging too much but all in all the course and staff were fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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