Golfing memories are made at Haymaker
Set beneath the backdrop of Mount Werner amid rolling ranch lands, Haymaker Golf Course is an 18-hole gem located in the lush, green Yampa Valley in Steamboat Springs. The spectacular Flat Top mountain range can be seen in the distance at this challenging links-style course with native grasses and wetlands enhancing the wide-open fairways.
Haymaker is City of Steamboat Springs facility that plays like a championship caliber course. Haymaker welcomes family play and promotes Junior golfers of all ages. Aside from regular play, Haymaker offers golf clinics, private lessons, women specific programs and tournaments during the season. Its PGA Golf Professionals make every effort to have locals and visitors alike feel at home.
Designed by Keith Foster, Haymaker is a championship caliber course that was shaped to resemble the contours of the surrounding landscape. Haymaker features a full practice facility, including driving range, putting green and chipping area. Working closely with the Audubon International’s Signature Status Program, Foster and the City of Steamboat Springs built a course that elk, eagles and blue herons call home.
Haymaker welcomes and challenges golfers of all ability levels, from novice to professional.
Hole no. 4: Flat Tops
A difficult par 4 requiring a long, accurate drive with frequent sightings of rare birds in the wetlands on the right. Take one less club for a downhill second shot to the green which slopes away from you. Redan Creek, 15 yards behind the green, awaits an over-aggressive approach.
Hole no. 15: MacKenzie
Named after Alistair MacKenzie, designer of Augusta National and Cypress Point, no. 15 draws its name from the undulating “Mackenzie” style green. Use plenty of club on your uphill second shot to the green, which is over 100 feet front to rear.
Hole no. 12: Greywall
A picturesque Par 3; focus on the green, stay away from the water, and a well struck middle-to-short iron is all that is needed.
Course designer: Keith Foster
Year built: 1996
Classification: 18-hole public course
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on weather and seasonal conditions.
PGA Head Professional: Cody Hasten, email@example.com
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire is required, including a collared shirt. Denim, not torn or “cutoff” is considered acceptable.
Fees: $129 for 18 holes, including motorized cart, range balls and use of practice facility. 10% green fee discount for active/retired military & Juniors (Juniors under the age of 18)
OTHER NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS
A links-style course that takes advantage of the topography of the surrounding ranch land of the Yampa Valley, Haymaker welcomes golfers of all abilities. It is common to see snow capped mountains, grazing cattle and eagles soaring above.
However, don’t let the spectacular views distract your play as each hole requires your full attention and athletic ability. Note Hole no. 7, where junior golfers and seniors alike have scored their first holein-one. Enjoy the complete Haymaker experience. Take advantage of Haymaker’s practice facility to prepare for your memorable round in Steamboat Springs.
Haymaker’s PGA Golf Professionals are happy to offer tips on course play as well as restaurant recommendations in town. Ride a Golf Bike for the first time and enjoy a cold beverage at The Patio Grill. Play 9 holes with your kids. Haymaker aspires to accommodate your requests in order to make your golf experience enjoyable.