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Golf & Tennis

Have you ever played golf with an elk herd?  In the fall, elk love to graze on the golf course grass as they move down from the mountains for the fall rutting season. Estes Park has two traditional golf courses and one disc golf course, all open to the public.

The 18 hole golf course is open mid April through October.  It was  recognized as the sixth most beautiful golf course in the US by Mitch Kaplan, author of The Golf Book of Lists!

The 9 hole golf course is open all year daily.  In winter, 8am – noon (longer on nicer days!).  More often than not, the fairways are free of snow and full of elk – feel free to play through!  No tee times needed! From Nov. – March winter green fees are only $8 per day!

The 9 hole golf course has changed their child policy to be more family  oriented and inclusive.   Kids who are not golfing are now allowed on the course once a series of waivers are signed.

It’s true – golf balls travel farther in the thin Estes Park air… but not any straighter!

A Disc Golf course adjacent to the 9 hole course opened in 2019.  Disc golf has the same rules as regular golf, but the players use  frisbees thrown into a chained catching net instead of putting into a hole.  Discs are available to rent.

For more information on the golf courses please visit: www.Golfestes.Com


Visiting a nearby Front Range golf course makes a great day trip.  Golf courses in nearby communities are listed below as links to their websites. Combine a scenic drive with a round of golf!

Mariana Butte Golf Course (Loveland)
Mountain Vista Greens (Fort Collins)
Sunset Golf Course (Longmont)
Pelican Lakes (Windsor)


If Miniature golf is more your style head on over to Meadow Mini Golf. They have provided a favorite family activity for over 60 years.


Tennis & Pickle Ball courts at Stanley Park are maintained by the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District.