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Hole Descriptions of Our
Pete Dye Designed Course

Hole Descriptions of Our
Pete Dye Designed Course

Country Club of Colorado

Visualize success. Preview each of our 18 holes and work out your strategy before setting foot on the course. 

hole descriptions

  • Hole 1

    This gentle dogleg left provides a great opportunity for an opening birdie. Favor the right center of the fairway for a better angle to the undulating green that is well protected by bunkers on the left side. This hole begs to be played from the right side of the fairway, but make sure to avoid the deep fairway bunker to the right of the landing area, and the deep native grass mounds on the left.

  • Hole 2

    A true three shot par five for all but the longest of players. A good tee shot to the generous fairway and solid second avoiding the native area and pot bunker on the right side will leave a short iron or wedge shot to the large multi-tiered green. Stay below the hole to avoid a likely three putt.

  • Hole 3

    Find the fairway with your tee shot on this medium-length par four and face a reasonable opportunity for birdie with a mid or short iron approach. Tee shots to the left leave a difficult second shot contending with native grasses and trees. The large green slopes severely from left to right and back to front.

  • Hole 4

    A reachable par five provided that a good tee shot skirting the trees to the right of the fairway is executed. The uphill second and third shots to a large green protected by a massive bunker in front are straightforward but must be hit solidly. The green slopes hard away from the mountains, and putts from above the hole are extremely fast.

  • Hole 5

    This plateau fairway must be hit or certain trouble will result. A deep bunker bordered by native grass catches all tee shots missed left, and tee shots hit right will face a blind second shot with trees blocking the approach. The green is bisected by a large ridge running from the front left to back right and slopes severely from the left.

  • Hole 6

    A challenging par three with a large green well protected by bunkers left and right. The pot bunkers on the right should be avoided at all costs, and beware of a green with a false front and plenty of slope from back to front.

  • Hole 7

    This picturesque par four has a severely undulating fairway that is guarded on the left by trees and a large lake. A good tee shot leaves a short iron approach to a sloping green guarded by bunkers front and right, and a deep grass bunker on the left. A missed green here makes for a very difficult up and down.

  • Hole 8

    The shortest par three on the golf course is surrounded by three strategically placed bunkers that protect the putting surface from any less than solid tee shot. A large ridge cuts across the middle of the green and makes for challenging putts from all directions. Finding the back left pin placement requires precision distance control to a narrow sliver of green between two bunkers.

  • Hole 9

    A good tee shot favoring the left side of the fairway will avoid tree trouble to the right and a fairway bunker on the left, while setting up a better angle to a green guarded by bunkers on three sides and a large lake front and right. A well-struck short iron or wedge shot on this short par four provides a good birdie opportunity to close out the front nine.

  • Hole 10

    A short par four that rewards good strategic play, the tee shot should be played with a fairway wood or long iron to find a fairway that slopes downhill and from left to right, and has out-of-bounds left and a large waste bunker on the right. Control distance well on the second shot to avoid the lake behind the green and the waste area left of the putting surface and set up a good birdie chance on this relatively flat green.

  • Hole 11

    This solid par three sports a peninsula green with water front, right, and back, and a large bunker that fronts the entire length of the putting surface. The prevailing wind and slope of the green tantalizes players to start their tee shots towards the right edge in order to work the ball close to the hole.

  • Hole 12

    A good three shot par five that plays straight away and provides little difficulty with an elevated tee shot to a wide fairway. The bunker right of the fairway in the landing area should be avoided, and skirting the six bunkers that come into play on the second and third shots is critical to ensure a good birdie opportunity on this sloping green that falls away to the left and right.

  • Hole 13

    A relatively short par four that places the premium on accuracy from the teeing ground. A tee shot played with a little fade will help the player thread the ball between three menacing pot bunkers left of the landing area, and a large fairway bunker that borders the right. This will leave a short iron or wedge to an elevated green with severe slopes that make putting difficult and birdie or par no guarantee.

  • Hole 14

    A classic risk versus reward short par four. The green can be reached with a very well struck tee shot that rewards a slight fade, setting up a potential eagle chance or an up and down for birdie. Those that choose to lay back must play a long iron or fairway wood from the tee that avoids the lake and finds the right center of the landing area, or face a blind second shot blocked out by the large mound short and left of the green. The green is bisected by a huge tier that makes putting from one level to the other very difficult and results in plenty of 3 putts.

  • Hole 15

    The most difficult and the longest par four on the golf course plays uphill from tee to green and will challenge players of all abilities. Out of bounds comes into play a short distance from the left of the fairway, and finding a flat lie in the fairway is rare unless the second shot is played from more than 200 yards out. The only hole on the golf course without a bunker, a deep grass depression protects the right side of a large green that slopes tremendously from back to front and left to right.

  • Hole 16

    A big dogleg right par four that rewards a left to right tee shot significantly. A large grass depression runs the length of the landing area on the right side of the fairway, while trouble looms left for those that hit through the dogleg. The green is guarded by a huge grass bunker in front, and a large sand bunker on the right, and the putting surface possesses severe slopes that make this one of the most difficult on the golf course to negotiate.

  • Hole 17

    The signature hole at The Country Club of Colorado is a beautiful but intimidating par three framed by majestic Cheyenne Mountain and bordered the entire length of the right side by Curr Reservoir. Strategic bunkers catch the majority of the tee shots hit left and long, while water or sand gobbles anything short or right of the putting surface. The long and narrow green can leave lengthy putts even if the putting surface is reached safely, making par an excellent score on this hole.

  • Hole 18

    A superb finishing hole with water very much in play on both the tee shot and second shot. Favor the left side of the fairway to take the lake out of play, but be careful not to go too far left or face a difficult mid iron approach from a side hill lie with the ball well below your feet. A pot bunker left of the fairway also catches many tee shots that are steered away from Curr Reservoir, and makes for a very difficult second shot with water in front and right of the green. The putting surface is one of the smallest on the golf course, and is heavily contoured and well protected by the lake and large bunker that run in front and to the right of the green.  

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