GREEN VALLEY RANCH GOLF CLUB (303-371-3131)
Colorado Golf Course Review
Green Valley Ranch is an exceptional golf facility located in the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Denver Colorado, just south on the International Airport. Designed by Perry
Dye, this wonderful layout blends in harmony with the natural terrain, which includes dramatic wetlands, meandering creeks and towering cottonwoods.
The property is home to Colorado's premier golf school - the Megetrick Golf Academy, and also features a nine-hole par three course that is ideal for a quick round, a warm up, or
for beginners or high handicappers. A 6,000 square foot clubhouse provides a full service pro shop, locker rooms for men and women, and the Eagle's Nest Restaurant/lounge
that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
The practice facilities are comprehensive, and include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus expansive, undulating putting green. Golfers are treated to
the Pro Link GPS that is standard on all carts (coolers also provided), and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Each score card also provides a pin
placement chart that helps golfers discern the day's hole locations.
Uniquely, this layout provides 7 tee areas, with distances and slopes measuring 7042 yards/130 slope, 6539 yards/124 slope, 6025 yards/118 slope for men and 143 for women,
5443 yards/111 slope for men and 134 for women, 4935 yards/119 slope for the ladies - and alternated sets playing to 3800 and 2200 yards. This facility is part of the First Tee
program, and as you can see- there is something for everybody at this course. My young granddaughter had a wonderful time playing from the Junior tees!
The fairways on this link inspired layout are wide but replete with strategic bunkering - as the course has 84 soft sand traps and waste areas of varying shapes and sizes situated
near the landing zones or greenside. The fronts of the green complexes are accessible, as the bunkers are usually situated to both sides. Collection areas and swales will
challenge the short games of all players, but there is usually significant room for recoveries from offline approaches.
Water also plays a strong role - particularly on the back side, with nine holes in total having hazards in play in some shape or form. Golfers using the back tees will encounter
some formidable carries over natural areas and protected wetlands. Tall native grasses outline the perimeters, and wood walled bunkers also add to the aesthetic beauty of the
course, which winds through a residential community, with some nice pockets of seclusion. This is a beautiful with top notch service and facilities - highly recommended by this
website. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.