Reviewed by: Jerry , Shoots in the 90s, from Denver
Columbine Country Club (CCC) is a traditional, eastern or midwestern U. S. style course at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Located in the South Platte River bottom, CCC is rich with mature trees, thick-grassed fairways and rough (bluegrass) and dependably true greens (bentgrass). The course is generally flat, but it requires golfers to use almost all their skills--there are few up/down or sidehill lies--and all the clubs in their bags. In a state with multiple top-50 courses, the USGA has chosen CCC as its regional qualifying site for many years. The signature hole is number 4, a 426-yard (middle tees), par-4 tester requiring shots over water on both the drive and the approach. Both par-3 holes on the front side are generally 200+ yards. Even the shorter par-4 holes (e.g., 5, 6, 11, and 18) defy attempts to overpower them and require drive placement to avoid hazards and/or to position approach shots.
Pro shop is well-supplied with top-quality merchandise at pro shop prices. Staff is knowlewdgeable, helpful and polite. This is NOT a strong teaching staff, however.
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A links-style par 3 course, a challenging counterpoint to the main course, was added in 2000. The clubhouse, locker rooms and other facilities (tennis, swimming) have undergone recent (1997-2002) and