BEAR DANCE GOLF CLUB (303-681-4653)
Colorado Golf Course Review
Conveniently situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Bear Dance Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole championship design that is home to the Colorado Section of the
PGA of America. Dramatic elevation changes and stunning Rocky Mountain views along a mountainous terrain with Ponderosa Pines, Oak-lined ridges and native grass valleys
highlight this heaven on earth golf experience.
Consistently rated as one of Colorado's best (open for public play) golf courses, Bear Dance offers players of all skill levels with an opportunity to enjoy its lush rolling, tree lined
fairways, striking water features, intricate green complexes, and high quality, and white sand bunkers that encourage strategy and accuracy off the tee and greenside.
In total there are 61 soft sand bunkers, and water hazards come into play in some shape or form on 6 of the holes. Golfers will encounter significantly elevated tee boxes and
many greens are also raised, creating the need for proper club selection and accurate approach shots. The rolling, wooded terrain features several tight tee shots, with some
forced carries over beautiful ravines. The gorgeous mountain vistas abound on every hole!
Land on the putting surfaces in regulation, and good scores can be had as the greens are mildly sloping with open fronts and with sand traps often positioned on one or both
sides. Some of our favorite holes include the par threes: the gorgeous par three 7th over a rock-walled pond with a serene mountain backdrop; the par three 12th which begins
from an elevated tee, and the par three 17th which features a cascading stream that protects a significantly raised green complex. The par four 16th is one of the best golf holes in
the state - as it plays from a severely elevated tee area to a valley fairway with a pond situated in front of a stunning green complex.
There are 5 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring a whopping 7726 yards/141 slope, 7344 yards/136 slope, 6879 yards/129 slope for men and 143 for women
, 6293 yards/125 slope for men and 135 for women, and 5240 yards with a 110 slope for men and 124 fro ladies hitting from the forward sets. Don't let the yardage scare you..
.while the course plays tough, many tee shots play downhill and result in longer yardages for most players.
The course is marked with sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green, plus 100, 150 and 200 yardage markers on the cart paths. Par View GPS (along with ball
& club washers, coolers and rear covers) is standard on all carts. The clubhouse features a pro shop, restaurant/lounge, snack bar serving breakfast and lunch items, locker
rooms, and banquet/outing facilities.
The practice facilities are comprehensive, with a grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus large putting green. This is an outstanding golf course with great facilities
(including the Colorado PGA Historical Museum) and excellent service - we can't recommend it highly enough! The sheer beauty of the land is reason enough to visit. For more
info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.