Colorado Mountain College - Glenwood
The family and I were in Glenwood Springs for vacation this summer. Not sure what to say about this course, but ...The course is a long distance from Glenwood Springs, probably closer to Carbondale, so expect to travel to get there from Glenwood Springs. When I finally got there and got oriented to the course, #1 tee box was under 2 inches of mud and water. Then I got to #2, which I heard was the "best" hole...maybe, but I could not find the basket, so after studying the sign, I decided tht it must be in the far placement since I could not see it. So I threw for an opening, hoping that I would be able to find a basket from there, I did, actually found two of them. I putted to the WRONG one from there, made the put, but realized when I got there that this was not the right basket, don't know what basket it was, but it was not the right one. Played 3, again could not find the basket, but threw a QMS up in an anhyzer and when I walked up to it, found the basket. By this time, I had spent 35 minutes on 3 holes so I found #18, played it and left. If you are visiting, find a local who knows the course and basket placements, if you cannot have a partner, don't bother with the course.
I'm a local player, and volunteer for the local club. That being noted, this is my favorite course I've played anywhere in the country. I feel so lucky I get to play here everyday. The views of the mountains to the south are dramatic and awe inspiring; sunsets are a like a dream. Each hole has 2 or 3 positions, which are moved around regularly so its ever changing. Great lengths have been made to create signage for each hole at the tees with accurate distances, as well as "next tee" signs in order to make it user friendly for folks on their first visit.
Favorites are #2 which is over a huge crater, and #8 which is long and open with a technical ending zone. I love the whole course actually; each hole is well thought out. Many holes end left, and just as many end right. Bring a full bag, and a big arm.
I give this course a 5 with complete sincerity. I can't think of anything its lacking, comparing to other big courses I've seen. I played De Lavega last winter, and this one isn't lacking anything they have there in Santa Cruz; actually our 12' concrete tee pads are better than theirs, and our signage is better too! I'm just saying. I did love De Lavega, and many others that I've played, but this course is my all time favorite.
Very nice course. It played as long as possible when we played. As long as any course I've played. Very tough placements. Bring a strong arm and many different shots. You'll need them for your second shots. Very challenging.
Excellent course that starts near the soccer fields, then heads into more secluded tree areas. 1st 2 holes have very unique basket placements, with #2 being an all out chuck for the ace. Mix of shots and length make the course enjoyable.
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