Check out Colorado's Grand Elk in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain high: Grand Elk Golf Club in Colorado in pictures

GRANBY, Colo. -- Designed by Craig Stadler and Tripp Davis, Grand Elk Golf Club is a par 71, 7,144-yard course that ranks no. 2 in the state of Colorado Golf Advisor's 2016 rankings.

Sits at almost 8,000 feet of elevation, the course is routed in and around federally protected wetlands that are habitat to hundreds of birds, the course provides plenty of mountain backdrops and amazing views of the Continental Divide. The back nine is more difficult than the front nine.

The course record is 63 by Stadler's son, former PGA Tour player Kevin Stadler.

Read Mike Bailey's full review of Grand Elk.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, 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 25 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 @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Rocky Mountain high: Grand Elk Golf Club in Colorado in pictures