Ballyneal Golf Club

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    Golf Digest ranking:
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    Golf Magazine ranking:

Ballyneal Golf Club

Architect: Tom Doak
Year: 2006

1 Ballyneal Lane
Holyoke, Colorado 80734
(970) 854-5900

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations available


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Located in the rural northeast corner of Colorado, Ballyneal Golf Club is a destination golf club in the truest sense of the word.  Routed through Colorado’s version of Nebraska’s Sand Hills this course features elevation changes, enormous blow out bunkers and undulating ground that give the course an authentic links-like quality despite the fact that the closest ocean is 1,500 miles away.

Local Knowledge: Ballyneal Golf Club does not have traditional tee markers, so have your member host or caddie tell you the best spot to tee it up for your game.  Better yet, let the winner of the last hole pick the teeing ground for the next.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Ballyneal Golf Club

After finishing up at Castle Pines Fred and I loaded up the car and starting making our way to the northeast corner of Colorado to visit Ballyneal Golf Club. I wish I could say that the the u-turn that we had to make in Denver was the only one of the trip, but I’m afraid that there were three more, including a very painful one that was made after pulling off for gas and re-entering the highway going the wrong direction. Unfortunately, we only figured that one out after we’d gone 45 minutes in the wrong direction. Since Fred is not here to state otherwise I’m going to lay full blame on the Apple Maps application on my iPhone. It is possible that I, the co-pilot, may have played a ever so slight role in the confusion, but I highly doubt it. Regardless of whose fault it all was, we did eventually find the right gravel road, drive through the correct cornfield and find our way to Ballyneal Golf Club. Ballyneal Golf Club is one of those “middle of nowhere” clubs that no one in the world would have ever heard of if not for the fact that they have a golf course that has been critically acclaimed by all of the major golf publications. I suppose that if you’re going to build a golf club in a rural Colorado town with a population of just over 2,000 it had better be darn good if you want to attract anyone… More >