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Battlement Mesa Golf Club

3930 W Battlement Pkwy, Battlement Mesa, Colorado, 81635
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
970-285-7274
Architect: Joe Finger (46)
                       Ken Dye (14)
                      
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About Battlement Mesa Golf Club

Battlement Mesa Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Battlement Mesa, Colorado.

Battlement Mesa Golf Club opened for play in 1987. The course was designed by Joe Finger and Ken Dye.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7,309 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,386 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 7, a par-5 that plays to 615 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 145 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 7, the monster 615 yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Battlement Mesa Golf Club is # 16, a 180 yard par-3.

The front nine is situated in a valley in the mesa and has a few more trees than the back nine. The fifth, sixth and seventh holes are known as "the gauntlet" - and for good reason. The fifth is a 554-yard par 5, the sixth is a par 4 of 476 yards and the seventh is another par 5, some 615 yards in length. On the fifth hole, you're heading right at the Battlement Mesa and enjoy majestic mountain views. The sixth hole plays back in the opposite direction, while the seventh hole is one of the prettiest on the front side, with an elevated tee offering views of the clubhouse and the mesa that sits across from Battlement Mesa.

Despite dramatic changes in elevation, the course is very fair. Most greens offer run-up opportunities, but there are exceptions. The striking first green is perched high above the fairway, so you'll need to attack from the air on. Rough is placed in front of the green, and this is one time you'll actually appreciate the taller grass as it prevents balls hit a little short from returning to the bottom of the hill. Short one-shot holes, such as the 145-yard eighth, give golfers opportunity to test their accuracy. There's water on the front and right of the green, along with bunkers on the left, making the tee shot a good test of the your iron skills.

The back nine at Battlement Mesa is nearly devoid of trees and offers a true high-desert experience on a mesa overlooking the Colorado River. While the vistas are more open, the final nine holes are just as demanding in terms of accuracy thanks to the presence of "The River." From the eleventh and twelfth holes, golfers get their first look at the Colorado River, which flows at the bottom of a steep slope. That slope and the beautiful views continue on holes thirteen and fourteen.

#18 is a dogleg-left par 4 of 445 yards, with out-of-bounds left. While you'll need to hit it long to reach this hole in two, drives that carry too far will find a watery grave in the lake the runs from the drive zone all the way up to the green.

This course has been ranked 4 times
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New Castle, CO

$31 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at noon

Every hole is different, and you use every club in the bag.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014303
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Rapid City, SD

$46 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2010 at 6am

Really a beautiful course. Nice place to play, challenging but won't totally beat you up. Good location, right of the freeway and up the mountain. Very friendly place. I have played here a couple of dozen times. Always a good time.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 014291
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Montrose, CO

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2009 at 10am

I wish it was closer I would play it more.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 013220
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Grand Junction, CO

$56 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2008 at noon

Course is always very well conditioned, has matured into a very tough track. Price is fair, scenery is awesome, wind can turn a long course into a real beast. Highly recommended - make it a part of a three day trip, and also play Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction and Devil's Thumb in Delta - if you care about the course and not the ambiance, I bet you'll like Battlement the best of the three, I know I do.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 005156
4.5/5
Based on 4 reviews
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