Ridenour Redlands Mesa Golf

The landscape surrounding Grand Junction, in Colorado’s Western Slope, is a wild mix of canyons, towering sandstone outcroppings, and The Grand Mesa—the world’s largest flat top mountain. It’s also a sneaky good golf destination, with a handful of affordable courses that make the most of the surrounding terrain for an unforgettable experience on the links.

Tiara Rado, one of the city’s public courses, is flanked by Colorado National Monument and has dramatic views of the Bookcliffs and the Grand Mesa throughout.

Splurge to play the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, which has fairways sandwiched by red rock canyons. Elevated tee boxes give way to dramatic views from every hole, making this course as pretty as it is fun to play. Locals call it “The Rock.”

Want to work on your short game? Chipeta is an executive course with a few par fours thrown in so your driver won’t feel left out. Meanwhile, Lincoln Par is a 9-hole course designed for walking and affordability; it’s only $10 to walk 9.

While You’re There
Grab a mountain bike, and a shuttle, and ride the Palisade Plunge in nearby Palisade, CO—a 32-mile (mostly) downhill bike trail with plenty of exposure.


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Photo by: Redlands Mesa Golf Course