Plum Creek Golf & Country Club
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Phone(s): (303) 660-2200
Fax: (303) 660-2100
Pete Dye and Perry Dye designed the layout at Plum Creek Golf & Country Club. The golf course is a favorite of Castle Rock locals who claim that the final three holes are some of the most difficult in the state. The golf course sprawls over very hilly terrain, making it nearly impossible to find a level lie. The dramatic elevation changes do provide spectacular views of the nearby mountains though. The Plum Creek Golf & Country Club layout features railroad ties surrounding the greens, a signature of Pete Dye's designs. There are also bunkers strategically placed throughout and water hazards come into play on a few holes. As a former TPC golf course and PGA Senior Tour event host, this challenging golf course will provide a good test of your skills.
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Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Perry Dye, Pete Dye
- Public/Private: Semi-Private
- Year opened: 1984
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Fairways: Bent Grass
- Greens: Bent Grass
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $49 - $59
- Weekends: $59 - $72
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code: No denim, collared shirt required
- Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Length, slope and rating for each tee
Reader Ratings / Reviews
- I rank it four stars due to being fun to play and a real challenge. (See Pete Dye AIA philosophy). It is fun to compare greens , bunkers, driving areas off tee and the respective visuals from each tee per Mr. Dye. That said the course has had rough times with several owners and the current owners are trying hard to help the course in better shape than in the past plus speed up play with ranger on busy days. Many moving parts to make this course back to its former gem status. Give the Beardance owners time to shine with Plum Creek. It will be well worth it.This course is in terrible shape. While still in February with dormant turf conditions the likelihood that it will be in much better shape by mid summer as in last summer condition are very slim.
At $32 bucks to play it was a disappointment. My sources say that Bear Dance paid $1.5 million for it. At 30,000 rounds last year at an average of $45 they grossed $1.35 million.
If they complete a new water well this month and fix the drainage and irrigation issues they could revive this very good course design.
But they have to allow for the rough to grow back in with long grasses and improve the atheistic's of the original Pete Dye designer.
But with some attention this could be a very profitable course to operate.
Latest rumors are that the Bear Dance Investment Group is going to sale it for millions more than it paid- keep some property for real estate development- and wash their hands of this property.
That does not spell good times ahead since the Bear Dance people do know how to run a golf property and could have been the courses best hope.
For now, stick to playing other courses.
This was the second time I've played at plumb creek (8/13/2016). Likely won't spend the $50 to do so again. The course is in rough shape. I understand it's been dry and hot, but it's pretty spotty by comparison to other courses in the area. The practice range was bad. It looked like "Tin Cup" all dusty and the tee area was pretty beat up. The pace of play was terrible. 3 hours on the front nine. The three of us said "forget it" after nine holes as it just wasn't worth the added misery to play the course in its current condition and at a 6 hour pace. Unless it's a significantly reduced rate or for a charity golf event hosted there, I won't play Plumb Creek again. Too bad because it's only 15 minutes from my home.I am a avid golfer and play often. The Plum Creek staff are very helpful and friendly.
The new owners are thought to have paid $1.5 Million for the course and property and estimated to have up to 26,000+ of paid rounds. At an average round cost of $50 the Bear Dance investment group should see up to $1.3 Million in gross revenues.
The course is in terrible "looking" shape. There has been no improvement made at this early stage. The new owners claim to be just golf course operators that want to sale property to land developers in order to 'invest' in the course and make it better.
In my opinion the new owners should show as a sign of good faith by improving the practice range facilities and many other areas of the course before asking residents to consider high density real estate development.Course is in terrible condition. You get a better lie in the rough than the fairways. No grass. Staff is rude and arrogant. Took over 5 hours to play due to slow play. No Marhsal on the course to move things along. Me and my buddies ordered burgers at the restaurant after our round. Burgers were served bloody and cold. The owners are losing money hand over fist and have decided to remove the driving range and build 150 homes on it to keep the place afloat. Hmmm.. A golf course with no Driving Range? Think I will go play Red Hawk Ridge which is just across the street and owned by the City and is in excellent shape. Won't be coming back here!I have always loved this course...and now that it is getting TLC from their new owners (Bear Dance), it is getting better every week.
The course itself has always been wonderful. Brock and his crew are fixing the infrastructure to include cart paths, driving range, and irrigation. They have upped the quality of staff, amenities, and service overall.
The restaurant is very nice...even for evening dining. The Pro Shop is light years better than years past.
I play a lot of courses...even a few really good ones. I prefer Plum Creek over Red Hawk, USAF Academy, Kings Deer, Deer Creek, anh many, many more.
Give em a shot!The course is in excellent shape except that the bunkers could use more sand. The cement entrance drive, parking lot and cart paths are in bad need of repair. The fact you can't take a cart to your car is never appreciated by golfers. There's at least two holes (16 and 18 originally, but now 7 and 9 since they reversed the nines) that are unplayable in par for at least 95% of all public golfers due to their extreme length, etc. On both holes I can only compete on the red tees but now the holes are too short to offer a good challenge. They need to figure out a way to offer something around 340 to 380 yards on each of these two holes to retain a playable challenge for average golfers. We still like playing Plum Creek because at their current prices it's a real bargain. The people are nice, too.This course has truly turned around! The new management has made sure to put more money and effort into the course. They hired all new staff which are very helpful and welcoming. The girls at the bar were very attentive and made sure I was all taken care of. I have heard from the manager that there will be more of a restaurant opening up with more options of food.This would be a really fun but challenging course under the right management. But the fact is, this course is poorly maintained and it just makes for a frustrating day of golf.
Greens are rock hard, and the ball would not stop on them. I play a soft ball and have a ton of backspin and if the balled stopped within 20 feet, it was a minor miracle. They need to water them a lot more. These greens were less receptive than any other I've played, including the nearby (and tough course) Castle Pines.
This was also my first time playing the course, and it is incredibly tough. There are probably 6-9 blind tee shots. The problem with this is that the course pictures are not very helpful - you need a yardage card to get around the course. I probably lost 3-5 strokes just by not having an idea of how to play the hole.
Final complaint ... virtually no sand in the bunkers. Impossible to hit out of them. The fairways and rough were both in good shapes, but that's not saying much after all the rain we've had.
I can see the makings of a spectacular course, but with the way it is right now, it's the type of course that makes you want to quit golf.Golf 4 times in 2 days last month with my brother. Course was very challenging and fun, and the staff were also very friendly and helpful. Great value and overall the course was in good condition.With due respect to Army Lieutenant Colonel, Johnny Golfer got it right. Everything he said about the place is right-on, so I won't repeat it all. I remember Plum Creek when it was Plum Creek. The ghost of Pete Dye still roams the place now and then, but the current owners are in it only for the money, and the course is hanging on by it fingernails. This is one of the very best layouts I have ever played. It never gets old. To see it now, and remember what it once was, is absolutely heartbreaking. To buy such a jewel and allow it to dye (??) a slow death like this is nothing short of criminal. And regardless of what the promos say, it is perfectly acceptable to wear blue jeans and tee shirts; just bring your $15 and you're playing a Pete Dye course!This is a nice course for the money. The staff were all great and they made the day very enjoyable. The greens were in very good shape and the approaches were fair.I read the reviews. People like "Johnny Golfer" are anything but a reliable sources. I have golfed all over the world...even Afghanistan. Plum Creek is a very nice, hidden jewel. Does it compare to Red Hawk? YOU BET IT DOES. How? By making you work to make a score. No gimmicks, just good, solid holes to test you. The tees and greens are great. The fairways are good. This drought has not helped, but they are not barren as "Johnny" would have you believe. The driving range has good grass for tees...that is all you need. Red Hawk's range? Hitting uphill at a 15-20 degree angle is not helpful to figure out your ranges. Price? Plum beats Red Hawk hands down...and Plum's people are nicer. With both courses being in the same town, my first choice is ALWAYS Plum Creek. It is a BETTER test of golf.Played this course on July 14, 2012. The folks in the clubhouse were very courteous and polite. Although the landing area in the driving range is not plush the hitting area was very nice. The pace of play was pretty slow and we waited on almost every shot. This is due to the very cheap rates. When we played through one group we would wait on the next. The course was in great shape. The tee boxes were in good shape and the greens were well maintained. As long as you are in the fairway you will have nice grass to hit off but miss the fairway and you are in trouble. I would definitely play this course again while I have the chance.The course and clubhouse used to be fantastic, but after some serious financial trouble (you can read about it online with a quick Google search), this place is absolutely terrible.
Management only waters tees and greens leaving you playing in dead grass and dirt 90% of the time. The driving range is an absolute joke - it looks like a bombed-out sandy hellscape (if you've always dreamed of playing golf in Afghanistan, here's your chance!). And the clubhouse runs without lights and is poorly staffed most of the time.
The sad fact is, this used to be a fantastic course and was designed to be a premier Colorado country club. Today, it's like visiting the ruins of a once great place - very depressing stuff.
Finally (and apologies for the long-winded answer, but I figured I might as well spell it all out), the management is nickle and diming the place before it gets shut down, so expect to pay $60 for a round of golf with little to no bells and whistles. Frankly, I wouldn't pay over $10 to play here. If you get that deal, go for it. Castle Rock isn't going to take the course over, so it will continue to decline until it's shut down.
Avoid at all costs. Spend your money elsewhere - Colorado has seriously great courses, this isn't one of them.Thought I pulled into a Goat Ranch when I first arrived and went to the driving range. But after teeing off and playing a few holes...the fairways and greens are in great shape and it is a fun and challenging course. Have to look past the surroundings a little but for $30 with cart, it was an enjoyable experience. Stay in the fairways because anything outside that is brown, but if you are a fairways and greens player...The course is in terrible shape. Dead grass everywhere, fairways in poor condition. On top of it all they have a cart path only rulewhich makes playing this corse even worse. Save your money!Course was fun and challenging but had a few problems. Wasn't very well maintained, brown grass everywhere, needs to be watered more. Also they tried to squeeze too many players in back to back. Tee times were only 5 minutes apart causing a lot of back ups and making the entire round take over 5 and a half hours.not for mePlayed the course on August 11, 2011. Ask at the desk if I could walk the course and was told yes we could walk. Liked the layout of the course an would have played it again, until on the 12th hole I was told that I could not walk the course with a push cart. When I asked at the desk I was told walking with a cart was to slow, but you could walk and carry your bag. Yet even walking with my cart we had to wait for the group ahead of us. Then was told walker with a cart could push the carts onto the greens or pushed the cart thru the native grasses. When I asked if a person driving a cart could drive up the the greens or drive thru native grasses if they did not show good golf sense. Well they did not have an answer that made any sense other that that was their rule and did not care that I wanted to walk with a cart but I could drive were I felt like it. Stupid Rule, will not bother to play there again. On top of it all it took 5 hours to play 18 holesI have played PC several times over the past 6 years and recently this summer 2011. A classic Pete Dye design that will test your skills. The greens are in excellent shape and the fairways are in very good condition. Once one of the premier golf club courses in the Denver area and now is open to the public, probably due to these economic times and the over abundance of other golf clubs to play. Well worth the costs. The pro shop is helpful and friendly and the grill staff is more than happy to serve your needs.Played the course for my first time in June. The course was not in great condition, but we only paid $30 for 18 and a cart at twilight. When we got to the back 9, the sprinklers were on even though the sun was still up. I called them and we were told that is something we had to expect with twilight rates. I actually have no problem with that if I were told that in advance, but was not. The person I spoke with was very arrogant and I find this to be unacceptable especially given the fact that you can tell Plum Creek is hurting for business and I am local resident.Fairways were a little brown in spots, greens were great, and paths need repaving. Overall a good experience. Road noise and trains don't really matter, as those are just excuses for bad shots. Would play again.Played the course today for the first - and maybe last time. PC could be a great course given its "linxy" feel and tough greens, but the course is just not in very good shape. It as also a bit noisy with all the trains running next to several fairways. Lastly, the design creates a couple of bottlenecks making for a long day.