COPPER CREEK GOLF CLUB (970-968-3333)
Colorado golf course review
Copper Creek Golf Club is situated within the Copper Mountain Ski Resort area in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. Designed by Pete and Perry Dye in 1986, this relatively
short layout (6057 yards) affords visitors to the area with a relaxing round of golf that presents wonderful views - and one that will not break the pocket book.
With the clubhouse, practice area and several holes located at the bottom of the ski hills. Copper Mountain rolls along a gently undulating terrain, and features narrow fairways
bound that are often bound by perimeter mounding. The green complexes range from round and flat to narrow and undulating, and often present ample recovery room. Streams
and ponds provide challenge and aesthetic beauty to a layout that can be enjoyed by all levels of players.
On property is a clubhouse with pro shop, and there is an adjacent restaurant lounge (the Double Diamond Bar & Grill) and the JJ Rocky Mountain lounge is also nearby - open for
lunch and dinner. Practice facilities consist of a targeted grass range plus putting green. On course the yardage marking system consists of sprinklers heads measured to the
center of the green and 150 yard posts on the fairways along with 100, 150 and 200 markers on the cart paths on all par fours and fives. Color coded flags on the greens indicate
the daily pin placements.
Copper Mountain is a beginner friendly golf experience, as indicate by the slope ratings in the next paragraph. Though some holes play into the mountain and have elevation
changes, golfers will find that most of the playing surfaces provide fairly even lies. The 18th is a great closing hole - a par four that plays from an extremely elevated tee (from the
tips this is nearly a blind tee shot) - and holes 14 - 17 also have great mountain vistas. In total there are 30 sand bunkers and water hazards come into play on 8 holes.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes that play to distance and slopes measuring 6057 yards/115 slope, 5704 yards/110 slope, 5163 yards/102 slope and 4460 yards with a slope of 111
for those hitting from the forward tees. Though not overly long and with low slope ratings - this course has some very interesting holes and enough trouble to make it interesting for
all levels of golfers - and is a particularly great family experience.
Prices are extremely reasonable on Copper Creek, which features bluegrass and rye playing surfaces. For more info, visit our page for the course, with a direct link to their website by clicking here.