The award-winning Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is a slash of green carpet flowing between serrated sandstone buttes, with enough feel-good
holes to balance your emotions when challenging the trickier risk and reward gems. Course-architect James Engh designed several holes with elevated tees to ensure views of Colorado National Monument’s rose-toned sandstone walls in the distance – and the promise of long drives down the fairways. Difficult holes await, from the severe downhill lie in thick rough that will send your ball over (or into) a lake on the par-3 8th, to the 17th hole, with its dramatic drop from tees to a green inside a natural rock bowl.
The views from this course are spectacular and it’s fun to play. Golfers should put it on their “must play” list if heading to Grand Junction.