Best Public Courses

as voted for by Golfweek

Here is a state-by-state list of the best golf courses you can play across the United States as selected by Golfweek.

#1 Redlands Mesa

in the state of Colorado

As Redlands Mesa Golf Course continues to receive incredible national recognition we just wanted to share with you how lucky we are to call Grand Junciton home and have this amazing course right out our back door.

For the full list of top courses visit Golfweek.

Redlands Mesa Golf Course is the most affordable,
below is a chart showing the cost to play
the Top 10 Colorado Courses!

When thinking about living in the Grand Valley, very few people that are not local have any idea what surrounds us. We think this video does a great job showing just a few of the things available and illustrates some amazing scenery of our area.

We would like to see them add a few holes of golf to their day, maybe next time! We live and work at Redlands Mesa and for those who have not experienced it, they may have no idea how beautiful it is.

I get asked all the time on why here at Redlands Mesa Golf Club do we put down a heavy top-dress for winter time and other courses don’t? Utilizing a heavier than normal topdressing before winter can help in the protection of the greens, but it is not a one size fits all approach. All maintenance practices have advantages at different locations for different reasons. I cannot speak for the other golf courses in and around the valley on why they do it or why they don’t do it.

Here at Redlands Mesa, we believe that a heavy top-dress gives us the best chances of protecting our greens from exposure from wind, prone long periods of sun, and traffic. Areas of the region that are assured of adequate snow cover already have one of the best protection products going, snow. Our course does not always get snow in the winter time, which is the biggest factor on why we do it.

Being exposed to the elements of winter and still allowing the play of golf on our greens during this time is very stressful to leaf tissue and the crown of the plant. By putting down a blanket of sand to protect the turf increases the chances that our greens will have less damage next spring. The other added benefit to doing a heavy top-dress is that it will smooth out the greens and make for a better ball roll next season.

Final thought is that it is getting harder to predict what Mother Nature will do. The Redlands Mesa maintenance team is always fighting against her no matter what time of year it is. Our goal is always to make the golf course the best it can be during the warmer months when it’s the best time to play.  Please keep this thought in mind when you are playing in 20 degree weather and you came up short on your putt because there is too much sand on the green.  I promise you that won’t be a factor next spring.

-Kass Severson


Redlands Mesa G.C.

The course is in great shape and we think the best time of year to play. We kind of take for granted what we have in our back yard and I am always amazed that we continually hear from locals that they thought the course was private, it is not, we invite you to come and play.

This article was just written about our course and we were named yet again as one of the Top Courses You Can Play by Golf Magazine. The grounds crew has done such an amazing job and the weather is cooling down so things are looking so good. Come out, see for yourself what everyone is talking about.

“Redlands Mesa is another classic Jim Engh designed track including 11 elevated tee boxes. The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa appears to be a lush dark green carpet flowing through rugged red rock formations with a backdrop of the beautiful Colorado National Monument. Who could ask for anything more for super photo ops?” Read more by Sam Sherstad

Call us at 970-263-9270 to make a tee time. Tee times can be made up to 7 days in advance for regular public and 2 weeks in advance for our Members.

The weather is supposed to be great so get out here and enjoy Redlands Mesa.

Bubba Watson’s Swing In Pure Slow Motion