The Best Golf Courses Around Steamboat Springs
Published on 03/28/2019 by Brad Luth
Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to hit the links in Colorado! There’s nothing like a round of golf beneath the mountain vistas as the days grow longer and warmer. If your vacation forecast calls for endless blue skies and lush rolling greens, there’s no better place to tee off than Steamboat Springs.
Haymaker Golf Course
The Flat Top Mountain Range sets the breathtaking scene for the Haymaker Golf Course, a championship design by Keith Foster. Native flora and fauna of the Yampa Valley surround this 18-hole, Par 72 course, which plays from 5,059 to 7,308 yards. On-site practice facilities, instructional clinics and a minimum of four tees per hole make this a great choice for families and players of varying skill levels. Ranked one of the top courses in the State of Colorado (Golfweek Magazine), the Haymaker Course rests on 233 acres of land, owned by the City of Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Golf Club
Steamboat Golf Club is a well-established, and affordable Yampa Valley tradition. Aside from being the oldest course in Steamboat, this may be the most unique. The 9-hole course measures 2,913 yards comprised of blue grass, bordering the Yampa River. Ambitious players will appreciate Steamboat’s warm-up cages and chipping green, as this is considered a challenging course. Steamboat Golf Club provides a picture-perfect backdrop to a rewarding game capped off with a delectable creekside lunch.
Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club
Named one of the 100 best golf courses by Fairways Magazine, Rollingstone Ranch is a masterful design by Robert Trent Jones II. Peppered with panoramas of Steamboat Springs’ most stunning sights, the blue grass course features 70 bunkers spread across nearly 7,000 yards. Generous landing areas, numerous elevation changes, and adjustable tee areas are notable characteristics that make Rollingstone Ranch a favorite for all ages and skill levels.
Catamount Ranch and Club
Catamount Ranch hosts a private, signature Tom Weiskopf course of just over 7,000 yards. Nestled in a blend of meadows and wilderness with a 530-acre lake, Catamount is a testament to nature. Following a round on the championship Par 72 course, members may take advantage of the full-service restaurant and clubhouse while marveling in the spellbinding views of the Colorado high country.
Yampa Valley Golf Course
Yampa Valley Golf Course claims to be the “most affordable 18-hole facility in Northwest Colorado”. Located 50 miles from downtown Steamboat Springs, this course provides laid-back game play on well-maintained greens. Playing 6,548 yards from the tips, and 5,242 yards from the forward tees,the Yampa Valley Course runs alongside the Yampa River among 240 acres of native grasses, sage, wetlands, and cottonwood forest.