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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
96.1%
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4.7
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Layout
4.3
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4.7
Amenities
4.7
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4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7144 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.2

Nestled within the Colorado Rockies, Grand Elk Golf Club in Granby, Colo. offers stunning mountain views from every hole. The course has a links-layout inspired by the inland golf courses of the British Isles. The low-lying vegetation and gently rolling terrain lend a heathland feel to the course. The fairways are wide and undulating and the large greens have ample contours as well. The layout has an interesting mix of holes with some that are straightforward and others that twist into tricky doglegs, but nearly all are flanked with sod-faced bunkers. There are more than 60 bunkers coming into play throughout Grand Elk Golf Club, and water hazards come into play on four holes. Besides just being a fun and challenging round, the magnificent views that stretch across the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide are not to be missed.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Tripp Davis (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Jeans are permitted, but wear a proper Golf Shirt for both the golf course & practice range.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
139 Reviews (139)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 13
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 17
Water Hazards 17
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
At a Resort 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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Great course

Course was a little hard and tricky for the first time, but was a beautiful course and is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
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Reviews 5
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Tough course

I would not make this my first round of the year. Several blind tee shots and long par 3’s. Tee boxes and fairways are in amazing shape. Greens are quick. Lovely staff and excellent driving range. With stiff wind blowing this course can be a butt kicker.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 130
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced, Conditioning Not the Best, Some Poorly Designed Holes

If you are in the Fraser/Granby area, I would play Pole Creek instead of this course. Pole Creek is cheaper, better design, way more picturesque and in better condition. Grand Elk has small, undulating greens with a mixture of poa annua and bent grasses.

LIKES:
They bring carts to your car.
The clubhouse is beautifully landscaped with vibrant flowers.
Brand new carts. Brown leather seats.
Hole 7 had a nice backdrop.
Had a GPS system.

DISLIKES:
Overpriced. Charging $119. Pole Creek is cheaper and a much better golf course.
Fairways were not in the best condition. Thin and a brownish tint.
When you stand on the 1st tee, you’re just not sure where to hit your tee shot. Poor design.
Hole 3 is the same. Not sure where to hit your tee shot.
So many blind shots. It seemed every time you looked at the GPS, it said this hole has a blind spot.
Holes 10, 11 & 12 are some of worst designed holes you will encounter. Even a GPS system does little for you.
The driving range is small and too close to hole 9. Range balls all over the 9th fairway and I almost got hit.
We saw the cart girl on hole 4 and had not seen her in a while. We finally saw her near the 14th tee. She was off the course serving drinks to people in a condo subdivision!

WILDLIFE:
Colorado ground squirrels everywhere in the rough. They look like small prairie dogs. So many holes, you have to be careful not to sprain an ankle. We actually think one of my balls was lost in one of their holes.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and staff. Back 9 several blind shots made it very challenging. Enjoyed the day.

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

Tough back 9

Great course and staff. A great deal of blind shots on the back 9 along with lengthy par 3s. Definitely a challenging course with spectacular views. Definitely a great deal on Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course - Friendly Staff

This course is a must play. A short and scenic 90 minute drive from Denver.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and Fun!

Nice course, well kept, and deceptively open.
Nice staff and bit off the beaten trail, we stayed in Vail. Well worth the drive and time! Do it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course, You MUST Try It!

I loved the course so much! It had challenges, but was very playable for someone of my skill level (12 hcp). The conditions were excellent, and the weather was perfect. The staff inside the clubhouse could have been a little more friendly, but everyone else was awesome. Two people inside the clubhouse felt the need to remind my friend that he needed a collared shirt, AS HE WAS WEARING ONE! This would not have been a problem if they had done so in a polite and friendly manner.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition

Course was in great shape. Staff was so friendly. Back 9 a little shorter as you don’t need driver on every hole. In fact I drove 2 par 4 holes.

Would definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Solid Golf Experience

A solid golf experience.
There are many members playing during peak times so people should be aware that you are a guest at this course.
They do all the littles things right and the staff is very professional

This is not any easy golf course so bring a couple sleeves of balls for the back 9. Lol
If the wind is blowing…. Good luck

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Interesting layout

All my comments need to be qualified because the wind was about 30+ out of the SSW. I’ve never played a course with #1 handicap as #1. Pretty harsh par 5 into a hurricane. Great turf and greens through out. Of course the pace of play was an excellent 3:10 because only idiots play in those wind conditions. It’s vacation, so we’’re playing. Cart GPS, great idea. A little better cart path signage would help. Lots of blind shots and Hail Mary’s. I’d like to play it again. Tough for a bogey golfer. Way more than a 110 slope IMO.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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