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Haymaker Golf Course ranked top-10 Colorado public course for seventh consecutive year

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Through the eyes of its golf professional Cody Hasten, Haymaker Golf Course is special because of its ability to be playable for golfers of all abilities while giving a challenge to championship golfers due to its design and shape. 

Last week, it was announced that Haymaker slotted in as the sixth best public-access golf course in Colorado for 2024, based on GolfWeek Magazine’s annually updated rankings. 

“We are super proud of that,” Hasten said. “We’ve been ranked in that magazine for the past seven years now. The number six golf course in the state is awesome and a testament to our crew here and our maintenance team.”



Each year, GolfWeek’s course-ratings panel evaluates courses on 10 criteria from a point basis of 1-10. These ratings are then averaged to produce GolfWeek’s rankings for courses across the country. 

The courses on this list are exclusive to courses with public access in some fashion, meaning they have standard daily green fees or can be accessed through staying at a resort or affiliated hotel. No membership is required.



Haymaker placed fifth on last year’s list for Colorado’s public courses in 2023, dropping just one place for 2024. 

Haymaker is a 233-acre championship course that plays 7,308 yards from the championship tees. The course features large greens with gradual undulations and is surrounded by the Rocky Mountain landscape. 

“What makes us super unique is we are a links-style golf course in the middle of the Rocky Mountains,” Hasten said. “The way the golf course was designed and shaped is very challenging for a championship golfer. It is great for beginners and any skill level above that as well.”

Golfweek’s Top-10 public courses in Colorado, 2024:
1. Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction
2. Red Sky (Fazio), Wolcott
3. The Broadmoor (East), Colorado Springs
T4. RainDance National, Windsor
T4. Red Sky (Norman), Wolcott
6. Haymaker, Steamboat Springs
7. CommonGround, Aurora
T8. TPC Colorado, Berthoud
T8. The Broadmoor (West), Colorado Springs
10. Bear Dance, Larkspur

Hasten said they realize how lucky they are at Haymaker to promote the sport in the Rocky Mountains while offering a top tier course to Coloradans and the state’s visitors. He plans to keep the streak going of landing on GolfWeek’s annual rankings, and said he could see the course rising up the rankings as the years go by.

“Our goal is always to finish as a top-10 golf course in the state,” Hasten said. “We know the layout is there and our conditions are there. We are just proud to be in that conversation.”

GolfWeek’s complete rankings can be found at GolfWeek.USAToday.com/lists/best-public-golf-courses-2024-rankings-states/.

Haymaker Golf Course played host to 84 of Colorado’s best golfers in the CGA Mid-Am Championship from Friday through Sunday.
Tom Skulski/Steamboat Pilot & Today

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