Historic Haystack Mountain Golf Course first opened for play in 1966. The course was designed by the Ebel family.
This nine hole executive course offers a quiet, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere. Despite the short yardage, an intriguing layout provides challenges for golfers of all abilities.
Resting in the shadow of Haystack Mountain, the course was designed to fit in with the surrounding landscape to stay in tune with nature. The greens flow naturally in the rolling terrain with minimal contouring. It is a flat course, known as links-style (based on original Scottish courses), and winds around Left Hand Creek through old cottonwood trees, offering unparalleled views of the Flatirons and the Western Slope. To help preserve the spirit of the game, walking is required.
The 2153-yard, par 32 course is a haven for beginners, old timers, couples, juniors, and polished players, taking on average about two hours to play. Beginners are not overwhelmed by length, and the course is long enough for seasoned golfers to use all of their clubs.
Fairways are wide with roughs cut short. Five holes have double tees, and three play over water. The signature hole is #3, a 359-yard, par 4, dogleg left, highlighted by ancient cottonwoods lining the fairway. This hole plays over a pond with a small green that cannot be seen from the tee. The Rocky Mountains create a pleasing aesthetic backdrop. The 4th hole is 164 yards long, with no trees or hazards, offering a flat medium-sized green, a great chance for a birdie!
Par for the course is 32. From the back tees the course plays to 2,153 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 1,808 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-4 that plays to 359 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 9, a par-3 that plays to 125 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 359 yard par-4 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Historic Haystack Mountain Golf Course is # 9, the 125 yard par-3.
$10 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, February 2012 at 2pm
Played it twice, fast; with the trees and bends, you must be a shot maker to par or less; Quaint setting off the road (or 'off the beaten path'), for $15 for twice, more than worth it. The $5 beers/brews in club house are worth hitting. Not for the long hitters...but us average/duffer golfers, this is a great course and playable.
$10 (cart not included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at 6am
Great place to learn and nice views.
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