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The Golf Club at Ravenna

The Golf Club at Ravenna in Littleton, CO

golf club at ravenna hole 17
The tee at the short, possibly drivable 17th

The Stats

Tee Time: July 24, 2013, 10:55, 81 F, light wind, overcast

Designer: Jay Morrish (2007)

Playing Partners: None

Tees: Gold, Par 71 (71.5 rating/140 slope/6,689 yards)

Course Handicap: 12 (9.5 index)

Stats: 94 (48-46); 43 putts; 9/13 fairways; 8/18 greens; 3 penalty strokes

The Course

A few miles south of Littleton, Colorado is The Golf Club at Ravenna in a private country club that wanders through the foothills of the Rockies. A new course that opened in 2007 and a Jay Morrish design, there is a lot to like about Ravenna. It presents a tough challenge but offers a set of tees for every skill set. The fairways are pretty hittable but sand traps are well positioned to take in any errant shots. The greens will be what you remember most about playing this course. They’re as well-maintained as any, smooth and consistent while also soft and receptive to well struck irons. But there are swales aplenty and the surfaces are as quick as Augusta’s on an Easter Sunday. And even though it’s understandable that everything will break towards Denver, which can be seen way off in the distance to the north, it’s still hard to watch a putt you swear should break off the ridge away from the valley and stubbornly refuse to. Continue reading The Golf Club at Ravenna