For a golf experience in open spaces with rolling terrain and Colorado Front Range beauty come and play Colorado National Golf Club. It’s located just north of Denver 2-1/2 miles west of I-25 off Highway 7. CNGC offers 5 tee box options with a he-man 7,676 yd Championship option with a 74.6/141 rating/slope on this par 72 course. But drop back to the Black, Gold, Copper, Silver or Jade for more enjoyable play.
Colo Nat'l is similar to a links course except without an ocean and with a normally beautiful, sunny and dry climate. It was either Head Pro, Jason Dumler or one of his employees that told me “it never rains at Vista Ridge”. That’s hard to imagine because the fairways are lush and green. However the roughs are dry and rugged prairie grass so the rain must be sparse in this area. The course conditions were excellent when I played it again August, '09.
This is the home course for U of CO Boulder per my understanding. The Big 12 decorated golf carts are a neat touch (see photo). I wonder what they'll do with these when the Buffs join the Pac 10?
I enjoyed the back nine more than the front. Holes 17 and 18 are great risk/reward adventures.
If you enjoy letting out the big gun driver on a open course with rolling terrain, large undulating greens and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and foothills this Jay Moorish designed course is for you.