2016 CAGGYs: Public and Resort Winners

The Best of Colorado Golf: Public and Resort

2016 CAGGYs: Public and Resort Winners

Best Denver Region Course

Reader’s Choice
1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur
2. The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Pines
3. Colorado National Golf Club, Erie

Staff Picks*
Bear Dance
Colorado National
Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, Denver
The Ridge at Castle Pines North

The best Colorado golf courses - Bear Dance

Pictured: Bear Dance

Best Courses in Colorado: The Ridge at Castle Pines

Pictured: The Ridge at Castle Pines


Best Front Range/Northeast Course
Reader’s Choice
1. Mariana Butte Golf Course, Loveland
2. Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club, Windsor
3. Collindale Golf Club, Fort Collins

Staff Picks*
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Windsor
Mariana Butte
Pelican Lakes

Best Colorado Front Range Northeast Courses - Mariana Butte

Pictured: Mariana Butte


Best Mountain Course
Reader’s Choice
1. Pole Creek Golf Club, Tabernash
2. Red Sky Golf Club – Fazio, Wolcott 
T3. Breckenridge Golf Club
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Silverthorne

Staff Picks*
Keystone Ranch Golf Club, Keystone
Red Sky Golf Club – Fazio
Red Sky Golf Club – Norman

Best Mountain Courses - Pole Creek

Pictured: Pole Creek

Best Colorado Mountain Courses Ranking - Red Sky Ranch

Pictured: Red Sky Ranch – Fazio


Best Southern Course (Co. Springs and Below)
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadmoor Golf Club (East), Colorado Springs
2. Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs
3. Walking Stick Golf Course, Pueblo

Staff Picks*
Broadmoor East
Country Club of Colorado
Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs

Broadmoor - Ranking the best Colorado golf courses

Pictured: Broadmoor


Best Western Slope Course
Reader’s Choice
1. The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction
2. Devil’s Thumb Golf Club, Delta
3. Ironbridge Golf Club, Glenwood Springs

Staff Picks*
The Bridges Golf & Country Club, Montrose
Lakota Canyon Golf Club, New Castle
Redlands Mesa

Best courses in Colorado - Redlands Mesa

Pictured: Redlands Mesa


Best Environmental Stewardship Course
Reader’s Choice
1. Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton
2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance
3. Broadmoor Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Green Valley Ranch
Heritage Golf Club at Westmoor, Westminster
Haymaker Golf Course, Steamboat Springs


Best Ego-Booster
Reader’s Choice
1.  Aurora Hills Golf Course, Aurora
2.  Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
T3. Applewood Golf Course, Golden
Park Hill Golf Club, Denver

Staff Picks*
City Park Golf Course, Denver
Fitzsimons Golf Course, Aurora
Red Hawk Ridge Golf Club, Castle Rock

Applewood Golf Course, Golden

Pictured: Applewood


Best Practice Facility
Reader’s Choice
1. South Suburban Family Sports Center, Centennial
2. CommonGround Golf Course
3. Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

Staff Picks* 
Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood
Colorado National Golf Club
Red Sky Golf Club

Green Valley Ranch - the best Colorado golf practice facilities

Pictured: Green Valley Ranch


Best Bet-Settler (18th Hole)
Reader’s Choice
1. Green Valley Ranch Golf Club
2. Colorado National Golf Club
3. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

Staff Picks*
Fossil Trace Golf Club, Golden
Green Valley Ranch
Murphy Creek Golf Club, Aurora


Best Conditions (Public)
Reader’s Choice
1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance 
2. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, Aurora
3. Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Fox Hollow Golf Club, Lakewood
Raccoon Creek Golf Club, Littleton
The Ridge at Castle Pines North

Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course - Best Denver Course Conditions

Pictured: Heritage Eagle Bend


Best Conditions (Resort)
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadmoor Golf Club
2. Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club, Broomfield
3. Red Sky Golf Club – Fazio

Staff Picks*
Broadmoor Golf Club
The Inverness Golf Club, Englewood
Red Sky Golf Club – Fazio


Best Course for Families
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield
2. Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood
3. Colorado National Golf Club, Erie

Staff Picks*
Indian Tree Golf Course, Arvada
Fox Hollow Golf Club, Lakewood
South Suburban Golf Course, Centennial

Best Colorado Family Golf Courses

Pictured: Broadlands


Best Course for Women
Reader’s Choice
1. Broken Tee Golf Course
2. Colorado National Golf Club
3. Broadlands Golf Course

Staff Picks*
Applewood Golf Course
Green Valley Ranch
Willis Case Golf Course, Denver

Best course for women in Colorado

Pictured: Broken Tee


Best Après-Golf Experience
Reader’s Choice
1. Arrowhead Golf Club
2. Broadmoor Golf Club
3. The Golf Club at Bear Dance

Staff Picks*
The Ridge at Castle Pines North
Breckenridge Golf Club
Colorado National


Best Food
Reader’s Choice
1. Broadmoor Golf Club
2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance 
3. Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Bear Dance
The Bridges
Colorado National
The Ridge at Castle Pines North

Colorado National Master's Restaurant

Pictured: Colorado National


What about Topgolf?

Topgolf in Centennial - Food and Practice Facility

Topgolf, the 102-bay golf megaplex in Centennial, isn’t an actual course, but it’s certainly changing the course of the way people enjoy the game. With its upscale sports-bar vibe, high-tech golf competitions that anyone can play and hundreds of televisions, pool tables and other activities, the place has drawn customers of every age and ability since opening last August. A number of voters lobbied for it to win  “Best Food” (no doubt influenced by its signature Mushi Roll) and “Best Practice Facility.” Look for it on next year’s ballot.


Best Wedding/Party Venue
Reader’s Choice
1. Arrowhead Golf Club
2. Broadmoor Golf Club
3. Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Inverness
Keystone Ranch
Raccoon Creek Golf Club

Best Colorado Wedding Venues - Golf Courses, Inverness

Pictured: Inverness


Best Value
Reader’s Choice
1. CommonGround Golf Course
2. Colorado National Golf Club
3. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Red Hawk Ridge
Riverdale Golf Courses, Brighton
Wellshire Golf Course, Denver


Best to Walk
Reader’s Choice
1. Aurora Hills Golf Course
2. CommonGround Golf Course
3. Collindale Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Applewood  
CommonGround
Meadow Hills Golf Club, Aurora


Best On-Course Views
Reader’s Choice
1. Arrowhead Golf Club
2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance
3. Pole Creek Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Lakota Canyon Golf Club
Red Sky-Norman
Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club,
Steamboat Springs

Colorado Best Golf Course Views

Pictured: Lakota Canyon


Best Wildlife Experience
Reader’s Choice
1. The Golf Club at Bear Dance
2. Arrowhead Golf Club
3. Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park

Staff Picks*
Breckenridge
Fox Acres Country Club, Red Feather Lakes
Pole Creek
The Raven at Three Peaks

Deer and Wildlife on Arrowhead

Pictured: Arrowhead

Where the Wild Things Par

We’ve seen a coyote stalking deer at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora; a fox hoarding balls at Lake Valley Golf Club in Niwot; and a bear play through at Arrowhead. Even the most densely populated parts of the Front Range present a daily pageant of zoological variety, making “Best Wildlife Experience” Award a matter of timing and circumstance. But go into the mountains and you can’t play a round without a sighting. Bears gambol up hillsides, beavers dam streams, marmots sunbathe on fairways and snakes lurk in the rough. While you’re eyeing a birdie, a gallery of herons, pelicans, eagles and hawks could be eyeing you. And should your ball come to rest in a divot or dropping left by a mighty elk, local rules always allow relief.


Best Course for Seniors
Reader’s Choice
1. Broken Tee Golf Course
2. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, Aurora
3. Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, Westminster
Heather Ridge Golf Club, Aurora
Indian Tree Golf Course, Arvada


Best Charity Tournament Venue
Reader’s Choice
1. The Ridge at Castle Pines North
2. Arrowhead Golf Club
3 Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club
Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Colorado National
Omni Interlocken
The Ridge at Castle Pines North


Best Service
Reader’s Choice
1. CommonGround Golf Course
2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance
T3. Broadmoor Golf Club
Colorado National Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Bear Dance
The Broadmoor
The Ridge at Castle Pines North
Vail Golf Club, Vail

CommonGround - Best Service and Most Underrated Course

Pictured: CommonGround


Most Underrated Course
Reader’s Choice
1. CommonGround Golf Course
2. Colorado National Golf Club
3. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Staff Picks*
Coal Creek Golf Course, Louisville
Highlands Ranch Golf Club, Highlands Ranch
Fox Hollow Golf Course, Lakewood


Best Pace of Play
Reader’s Choice
1. City Park Golf Course, Denver
2. The Golf Club at Bear Dance
T3. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club
Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow Ranch, Littleton

Staff Picks*
Collindale Golf Course, Fort Collins
Green Valley Ranch
Vail Golf Club


*All staff picks listed alphabetically.

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