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Our 8-man Colorado Golf Binge group played The Raven at Three Peaks again last July. 36 holes with a great lunch break on the patio between rounds. This is a "must play" for a traveling golfer anxious to experience Rocky Mountain beauty with fresh, clear air, gorgeous views and no humidity. The Raven at Three Peaks has won many national and Colorado state awards for its golf and service. The unique features of The Raven are generally wide and lush fairways, large and fine greens that are very challenging to read and great elevation changes. Bring your camera for great Rocky Mountain scenery combined with a fair amount of local wildlife including fox, deer, an occasional moose and ospreys that for years have had their huge nest on a post overlooking the 3rd fairway. You may see an osprey snatch a large trout from ponds of The Raven or the neighboring ponds and fly it back to its tall nest on the pole. The Raven staff will welcome you to a great day of golf and send you off on what begins as a rather tame front nine. But as you climb from the Blue River valley uphill to the par 3 8th hole (appropriately named Buena Visa) youll be ready for 2 very exciting downhillers. The 8th hole measures 184 yds from the Raven (tips) tees and 134 yds from the forward tees. A player with a good game should probably hit about 3 clubs less than hed hit this distance in low altitude due to the approximate 150 ft. drop from tee to green and the thin, light air at almost 9,000 above sea level. Of course this depends on the wind that day. Just dont miss left or long! Then #9 is a breathtaking par 4 with a launch pad tee box that must sit 300 feet or more above the green on this par 4 monster. Drive your tee shot straight out into the Rocky Mountain air and watch it drop hopefully to the center of the lush, downsloping fairway. Then hit your long iron to the left front of the right sloping green, earn your birdie or par and head happily past the beautiful Raven clubhouse and patio to the even more challenging back nine. The Ravens back nine has two very tough par 3s (#12 and 14) and five fun but challenging par 4s. But its the two par 5s that really define the back nine here. #11 (properly named Waterloo) is a super risk/reward hole. Your tee shot hopefully will land just short of the large trout filled pond straight off the tee. A well-struck 200+ yard, high risk second shot over the pond puts you in great position for a birdie or eagle. But the more prudent shot tends to be playing the hole as a double dogleg and hit a mid to long iron left of the pond in preparation for lofting a high, soft iron to a green that can be tough to hold. My favorite hole is The Ravens signature #16. Its a long downhill, dogleg right par 5. Measuring 601 yards from the tips and 489 yards from the forward tees this hole welcomes a long, left center tee shot followed by an equally long and well aimed second shot near or on a well-bunkered, roller coaster green. From #16 you begin a long, uphill climb through two tough par 4s and finish at a high point on the course. It sure seems strange to finish at the high point then navigate hairpin turns back down to the clubhouse. When I was younger Id walk the course and that downhill was a real challenge. Now I just ride the brake.
Went up with a group of 4 to play mountain courses. By far not only the worst of the bunch but the worst of all courses I have played in Colorado over the years. The help from the front desk, started, restaurant to cart boys were rude and inattentive. Course was indeed in terrible shape, cart paths were uneven and merely repaired as cheaply as possible and when trying to access WiFi during our wait the WiFi that they asked us to use was not accessible and when approaching the golf shop desk I was told that was the only one theyd allow and dismissed readily!!! I will pan this course to everyone I see and especially tell of the unfriendly way we were treated by one and all (management initiated Im sure). Drive on by this course one-and-all as weve played courses world-wide and have never been shown such disdain!!!!
This is a destination mountain golf course with a shorter golf season due to its altitude, maybe May-Oct. The course sits in a beautiful location. The views are great. The course is challenging. The tips are worth trying. The weather & irrigation can lead to wet to boggy fairways. There are some good elevation changes for dramatic shots and challenging lies. This is a motorized cart course. The prices are high enough to make it worth looking for a deal unless youre on vacation or loaded, but that keeps it less crowded. They have a bounce back special (1 week), but its in the pm when summer storms crop up. The food is tasty, and the staff is very friendly. Enjoy!
Outrageously over priced for the track. The course was really rough, dead, under construction on a few holes. Carts were gas and beat up GPS is a first generation Golf Logic handheld, bush league. The range had a bucket of water and towel to clean your irons. Bar service in clubhouse was non-existent as was the 1/2 house at the turn no one there to serve. Cart girl ran out of cups and we only saw her twice the entire round. Play Breckenridge or Vail for twice the experience for less.
Jennifer Van Liere
We played on a Friday morning, paid full price, $150 bucks for 18 holes. We love the course, however the PACE of play was truly awful-- more like a cheap family public course, took way to long, over 5 hours. The course Ranger, just kept apologizing but seem to do nothing to fix. Golf shop promotions may have been part of the problem on the Par 3 holes? Start times to tight? Will only play that course again with a discount, or play 9 holes. Too bad, such a pretty and fun course!
I played there yesterday the course has a good layout and looks fun but it was way to soggy to even play I had to about take a drop on every hole on the front 9 for casual water. You would hit a drive it would stick in the ground and not bounce at all. Also my ball landed in the fairway but it was under a puddle of water about 6 inches deep. I would come back to play when it dries out but they need to close for a couple if days to dry out the golf course
Played it this weekend. Nice staff and played with some friendly members. $160 for the round was hard to swallow. Pretty average conditions - greens run true but are not in great shape. Bunkers are mediocre at best - lots of rocks/inconsistent sand. Layout is fun and views are spectacular. Biggest issue is pace of play - almost 5 hr round with lots of gaps. Id play it again at a discount and not on a weekend.
Best golf course I have played at. Very unique and challenging course so bring a lot of spare balls. It is pricey but it is a top notch golf course so maybe plan a special occasion outing. I do wish their restaurant was a little more robust. For the quality of the course I would expect more out of the bar area and off the menu. But then again Im going to play golf not have lunch.