GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
98.1%
Recommend this course
150 out of 157 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.8
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Grand Elk Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
157 Reviews (157)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very challenging back nine

Had a wonderful time, played 18 in less than 4 hours. Back nine was very challenging, especially for those who have not played the course often. The course was in great shape, the greens were very challenging with a great deal of slope and undulation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways

You gotta hit greens and fairways. The native grasses are thick and tall and nearly impossible to find balls in it. Other than, the course is in perfect shape and well laid out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

Great Craig Stadler track, quite playable with some interesting challenges. A few hidden features that can trash your score; lots of places to AVOID hitting it, and some are not obvious. Very friendly, accommodating staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Well Managed

Golf Pro Mike was excellent to work with.
Course appeared very well run; everything the way it should be in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting Layout requiring local knowledge

Really loved the front 9 as it was pretty straight forward. The back seemed to be a totally different course with numerous blind shots and in some cases penalized for a good shot.

Greens were in great condition and very fast. Above the hole at all and you may three put.

Good experience overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course, but Be Prepared!

A nice course with some unique challenges. Played it with my son. We both enjoyed the courses condition, pace of play, practice facilities, and layout. Definitely some blind shots and challenging holes, but the GPS on the cart helped.

My main warning is that you need to come prepared. We came to the area for the national parks, but added in this unexpected round out golf. They are very strict down the polo enforcement. Thus, both my son and I had to buy a shirt. Cheapest in the clubhouse was $79 each. Rental clubs were nice, but did not come with any of the supplies, so I had to buy golf balls as well. Value for the round was good, especially with the junior price, but after all the add-ons, it was quite an expensive day.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great condition

We really enjoyed playing Grand Elk. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The course is in top shape and the layout is very challenging. Would recommend this course to all golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging links course

The course is a challenging layout with wicked rough but very playable. Need to get a beverage cart on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape

Played from Frisco to Steamboat to Eagle - great value- great conditions Pole creek

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, POOR management!

Good: As many have noted, very nice design and condition.
Drove almost two hours to hear: Sorry, only 9 holes open due to paving contractor showing up unexpectedly.
Just a pile of BS. No first class facility disrespects their paying customers with this nonsense. When you have tee times booked for over $100 a round, you notify all customers on advance and offer a refund as an option.
Bottom line is that contractor should have been told to come at a later date. Nope, five star course with one star management.
Won't be back. Beware!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mountain Axel

I enjoy this course. No trees, and kind of links-like.

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

Beautiful Views and Friendly Staff

1st and foremost the Mike and his staff were amazing. My girls and I played on 2 occasions while visiting. The view was amazing. The course was in great shape. It was tough if you didn't land you tee shots in the right place. It was a ton of fun though. I would definitely play it again next time I'm in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A tale of two 9s…

Greens are the best I have played in many years. Staff is ridiculously gracious and accommodating. Fairways and overall course condition is superb. Front 9 is as fun a 9 hole stretch as you will find. Opportunities to score and rewarded for good shots. You can still find trouble and in many cases have an opportunity to save a potential blow up. Loved it.

Full disclosure - I am a legit 12 handicap and actually played up to the white tees since I never played the course before. Not a hack but not joining the Senior PGA either.

The back 9? Did not care for it at all. Multiple blind shots from tee box and/ or fairway (sometimes on same hole). Driver taken out of your hands on several holes from the tee box and a longer approach shot is demanded…to much smaller green complexes with very tight/ limited landing areas off green.

It was a complete departure from the front and few of the holes just felt wacky with the set up / sight lines etc. Granted - for many golfers that are single digit (low) then this kind of start contrast / test may appeal to them. I could care less if I ever see 10-14 again. Multiple well struck and solid golf shots needed up OB….

I would likely have a different opinion after playing this course for a second time but the change in set up and layout from front to back 9 was extreme.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Don’t miss it!

Breathtaking (literally — pack some Boost portable oxygen)! Seriously so beautiful, outstanding staff and fun course. Not a fan of first few holes on the back 9, but I just take my lumps and blame it on the layout. Love playing here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Granby, Colorado
Public
4.8879833333
62
Tabernash, Colorado
Public
4.8596235294
206
Tabernash, Colorado
Public
4.8596235294
206
Tabernash, Colorado
Public
4.8596235294
206
Grand Lake, Colorado
Public
4.5283058824
128
Golf Packages
FROM $307 (USD)
DENVER, CO | Enjoy 1 night's accommodation at Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas and 2 rounds of golf at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.
FROM $247 (USD)
DENVER, CO | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at TownePlace Suites by Marriott and 2 rounds of golf at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.
Now Reading