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2700 Vista Pkwy
Erie, CO  80516-7954
United States
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Colorado National Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,676 yards | 141 slope

75.4 rating | Other grass

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Colorado National Golf Course

The 18-hole "Colorado National" course at the Colorado National Golf Club facility in Erie, Colorado features 7,676 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 75.4 and it has a slope rating of 141 on Other grass. Designed by Jay Morrish, ASGCA, the Colorado National golf course opened in 2003. Troon Golf, LLC manages this facility, with Matt Schalk as the Director of Golf/ General Manager.


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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I play a fair amount of golf and have a handicap of 8.3 and this is probably one of the worst golf courses I have played in Colorado. The layout isn't that bad but that is the only good thing about this course. The upkeep of this course was terrible. The greens were beat to crap, nobody replaces ball marks, they don't rotate the cups. Some of the cups were even beat up. Three greens were just mowed short in the fairway. They send groups off way too close together and the play is the slowest in the state. Over 5 hour round and local say that is fast for this course. Not a ranger on this course. You couldn't even play the correct tees because they move them all up in an attempt to speed up play (which didn't work). Then it was a 90 degree day and no water was to be found on the entire course. They offer cheap rates, but do yourself a favor and pay a few extra buck and go to a real course. The Super of this course should be fired if there is even one.

Reviewed May 26, 2012

A good walk spoiled. Have never encountered such a group of douche bags in a pro shop in my life, these guys pretend that they ought to be Pebble Beach. Problem is, I have played Pebble and the staff if great. The course is nice, not in top 10 however. What a joke. I have met CEO's of fortune 500 companies with much better personalities.

Reviewed August 17, 2011

CO National is a great deal after 2 PM throughout the week. For ~50.00 or less, the cart is included in the price of the greens fee and course has improved since new ownership purchased the club 3 years ago. With improvements planned for the practice facility, I expect this course to be one of best in the Front Range for years to come. My only negative comment is the staff treats the members of the club much better than the general public. If you can overlook this issue, you will be satisfied with the course and value.

Reviewed August 14, 2011

Love this place. Had all new PAC 12 golf cars. Rode in my ASU Sun Devils cart. Course was in awesome shape. Great staff, very helpful in setting up our small group of guys. Restaurant was really, really good.

Reviewed July 18, 2011

First time playing this course. Loved it! Very rewarding course if you are a long ball hitter. You don't feel crowed by houses, good spacing. Excellent views of the mountains. Cart girl was out until 7pm. Played the twilight, $35 with cart is not bad at all. Only two things I noticed is pace of play was slow, took 5.5 hours. However, can't blame the course really, we had 3 foursomes in front of us that had no clue what they were doing. The greens are a little rough on some holes, but not bad. Will be back over and over again.

Reviewed June 26, 2011

Played Colorado National today, first time and found the course to be a complete disappointment, from torn up, rough dry fairways and greens, to extremely slow play. It took us just under 3 hours to play the front 9, and when we asked why it was so slow the marshal said it normally takes 5 1/2 hours or longer to play 18 holes. There are many much better courses to play in the area so none of us will return to this play.

Reviewed September 05, 2010

I was skeptical of the new ownership and now that has changed. The greens are softer and better than the 5 years I have played here. The club actually has golf pros that can break 90 now. A little expensive but easy to find discounted green fees. My favorite front-range course and it beats Omni for $140 per round.

Reviewed June 14, 2010

Reviewed April 27, 2010

I played this course first a couple years ago when it was Vista Ridge. Since it has changed hands and become Colorado National, there are some notable improvements to frequency of beverage cart while playing, the condition of the greens and the restaurant. The course is amazing with spectacular views. Overall, I like it enough, due to variety of holes and the fact that the front plays so differently than the back nine, that I became a member. Any other members see this, shoot me an email, would love to meet more members and play.

Reviewed June 23, 2009

Reviewed September 29, 2008

I don't know why people are knocking this course so bad. I had a blast going there. The price is a bit steep, but just wait for one of the specials for $50 w/cart. If you don't come prepared, you won't have a good time, as the bathrooms are on 6 and 14, drink cart is rarely seen, not enough water stations, no club washer. The staff was courteous. The best thing about this course, we didn't see a marshal all day long. (meaning nobody on our rear ends about speeding up play). Fun day, just make sure you bring a large water bottle and enough stuff to get you through a round of golf and you'll be fine. You'll enjoy the scenery and the course!

Reviewed September 10, 2008

I enjoyed my round here and look forward to playing it again, probably next weekend.
For the price I would expect the carts to be equipped with a ball and club washer. There needs to be more drinking water stations.

Reviewed July 24, 2008

This course I played in June 08. It is in fantastic shape - I have played it since 03 and it is better now then ever. Condition is fantastic and I had 12 clients with me and they loved it. You have to play this one.

Reviewed April 25, 2008

Wow! I've never seen a golf course deteriorate so badly in so short a time. Troon did a great job - pricey at $75 but you felt like it was worth it. InPlay raised the price, charges for everything, and doesn't maintain the course nearly as well as Troon. At $85 plus charging for range balls and no customer service, Vista Ridge is way over priced. Resort rates for low end muni product - I don't think so.

Reviewed November 14, 2007

I love Vista Ridge! I played on their Bronco's Special! What a GREAT COURSE. Beautiful views of the snowcapped mountains. Greens were fast. Very generous off the tee so it helped my game. Maybe a scratch golfer would like it tighter off the tee. I highly reccomend this course.

Reviewed September 24, 2007

Reviewed September 18, 2007

Troon managed courses are tough to beat, but new ownership is ruining Vista Ridge. Greens, fairways and tee boxes are in rough shape, no starter, rangers, or club cleaners. Short staffed and no clue about customer service. Used to be a great experience and is turning into an average "muni"

Reviewed August 02, 2007

I largely agree with ron5, but found the greens in good shape when I plated 7/29. I'd also add the course continues to feel more and more closed in with homes crowding the fairways. It's a far cry from Vista Ridge's opening days and Troon Management. Paying for range balls is irksome when you already paid %85 for the green fee.

Reviewed May 28, 2007

Don't go there

As a frequent visitor to the Boulder area, Vista Ridge was one of my favorite golf courses. In 2007, the management of the course changed from Troon to some locals. The course is being ruined. Little maintainance of tees or greens. Bumpy greens, impossibly firm for many of the hole designs. No rangers. Way overpriced for the quality in this region. They now overcharge for range balls. Tees are 1.25 for a pack of 12, about 2000% profit. Both were free from Troon. Don't waste your money until management changes again.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 jean P. 17 43 26 08/04/13
2 Erik G. 15 80 65 08/02/10
3 Adam B. 7 77 70 07/12/19
4 Sean D. 14 84 70 07/17/11
5 Vincent B. 14 85 71 08/27/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 Adam B. 7 83 75 07/06/20
3 Adam B. 7 77 70 07/12/19
3 Adam B. 9 86 76 07/22/18
38 allen F. N/A 101 101 06/15/17
3 Adam B. 9 87 77 08/11/16

Golf Course Information

About Colorado National

Colorado National Golf Club

Community facility

Managed by Troon Golf, LLC

50 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Colorado National

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Tournaments of Colorado National

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Course Staff

Matt Schalk, Director of Golf/ General Manager
Rob Neuhauser, Superintendent