Colorado Golf Club is an intriguing Coore/Crenshaw nestled in the undeveloped hills outside Parker Colorado. The course uses the topography in very interesting ways with several of the holes either descending or climbing the hillside and then leading to rather flat-ish holes in a valley before climbing the hill again.
The views are impressive and the fescue is fierce but keep your eyes on the fairways and you will be fine. There are a lot of forced carries here at CGC which reminded me a lot of the C&C course at We Ko Pa.
If the driver in your hand is working then you will score well at this course, otherwise you will be rooting through the fescue for your ball.
One of the best aspects of the course are the short par 4s that Ben and Bill designed. There are two, one uphill and one downhill and each make you think about club selection, placement and pin position rather than just bombing and gouging it. Really fantastic stuff!
The greens were in great shape (especially for late summer) and had both severe false fronts and undulations to challenge any golfer. Thankfully, the pins were set in flat valleys making the putting a little easier. Not to be biased but I made a 50 footer that curled downhill on my last hole which means I LOVE the greens!
The superstar hole at CGC is definitely the 16th. A par 5 with fairways split by a stream and then becoming sort of a Cape Hole as it bends around the stream to the green, this hole has it all!
Overall, I really liked CGC. There are 5 holes on this course that you can put up against 5 anywhere else in the world. While some of the holes are repetitious and the valley holes aren't the strongest, together the 18 holes exceed the sum of their parts and is worth a play if you can get on.