Erie, CO – Colorado National Golf Club www.coloradonationalgolfclub.com offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. After playing most of the public golf courses in the Denver area I feel this is the BEST golf course in the Denver area. A very challenging course, not designed for your beginner golfer, will challenge your accuracy, short game and putting.
Colorado National offers 5 sets of tees for men including a championship tee that extends the course to 7676 yards – a stretch for any golfer. The black tees are 7404 yards, gold tees 6897 yards and copper tees are 6230. I played the championship tees last summer a week before the Colorado Open was going to be played so the course was set up incredibly difficult. Needless to say I did not add that score to my handicap.
The hardest hole on the course is hole 6, a par 4 hole which extends 439 yards for the gold tees. The hardest part for many golfers is reaching the fairway. The tees are set behind a large stretch of long grass and rocks – you will need to drive at least 250 yards to line yourself up to reach the green in 2 shots. The green is large with a large bunker on the front left side of the green.
The signature hole that will really challenge is the par 5 15th hole. The gold tees stretches 633 yards so bring out the big dog for sure! A 2 phase fairway will require some accuracy as there is a small stream in-between the dual fairway. The fairway stretches to the right as you get closer to the hole but there are no hazards around the green. A bogey or double bogey would actually be a good score on this hole.
Green fees are $75 and include a cart with GPS. Although a bit of a drive from south Denver, Colorado National Golf Club is one hard course but worth the trip. Even if you throw out a high score the course is worth at least one trip a summer. The club is also the course for the University of Colorado golf team so look out for some gold and black clad college golfers.
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