The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa lies in the shadow of imposing rock formations on a spectacular Grand Valley site where Jim Engh routed the fairways around an attractive housing development in 2001.
Located eight miles east of downtown Denver, the CommonGround course is another minimalist offering from Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, who totally redesigned the site by removing trees, restoring native grasses, adding bunkers and constructing massive, undulating greens.
The Fazio course at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club debuted in 2002, one year before the Norman course. It’s a layout that enjoys substantial elevation changes with most of the challenge found in the intricate design of the greens.
Located a few miles south of Parker and fashioned as the centrepiece for an upmarket new community, the 7,200-yard golf course at The Club at Pradera is a Jim Engh design from 2004. It plays very long from the back markers, but seven tee positions make the layout playable for golfers of all abilities.
One of an octet of courses that Jim Engh has designed in the Centennial State, Lakota Canyon Ranch and Golf Club lies just outside New Castle, below the Flat Tops Wilderness Area at an altitude of over 5,000 feet above sea level.
Set out along the Eagle River, which runs through the Vail Valley, the 1984 Jack Nicklaus-designed course at the Country Club of the Rockies offers magnificent mountain vistas from a course that doesn’t suffer itself from uncomfortable elevation changes.
Dating back to the late 1990s, the 18-hole layout at the Roaring Fork Club is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that’s set out on either side of the river of the same name, with fairways routed through a mixture of landscapes; from undulating, wooded terrain to open ranch land.
Aspen Glen Club’s 7,455-yard layout sits in a Rocky Mountain valley at an altitude of over 6,000 feet. Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II designed the course and they played an exhibition match against each other to mark the official opening in 1997.
Formerly known as Adam’s Mountain Country Club before a change of ownership in 2015, Frost Creek sits next to the White River National Forest, offering members a variety of outdoor sporting activities including this Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole layout.
Easily accessed from the small resort town of Glenwood Springs, which lies a mere 20-minute drive to the north, the residential development at Ironbridge Golf Club occupies a 533-acre property in the Roaring Fork Valley, with a semi-private 18-hole golf course at the heart of its sporting activities.