Some good, some bad. The course looks and probably is two courses from different eras cobbled together. The front 9 looks like it was once an old muni that ran through the housing development. The back, which is spectacular, completely different in design and challenge. It's not a big deal but it really feels like two different courses. That's the good. The bad it's really slow on weekends. It's the usual stuff. Macho men playing from tees too long for their relative skill. Families out to enjoy the day with little regard for time and others on the course. I love golf and I don't ever want it to end. But the waiting for ball searchers and watching people knock all over the course has a way of being frustrating.
Nice course but I wouldn't recommend it. We are a 4-some of experienced golfers playing a best ball scramble. On the second hole, we were approached by a ranger while we were hunting for my ball which had either gone into the lake or was on the periphery. While we were at it, I spied a few extra balls that I captured from the water. So why would a ranger make it a point to come all the way over to us to tell us to "Hurry it along, ladies"? I guess it wasn't that we were especially holding up the game, since, as I mentioned, we were playing best ball and were moving at a relatively quick clip. The only reason I can figure is because we are women. This sort of stuff burns my craw at golf courses. It leaves a very negative impression on the entire course. Of course I won't go back! If there was even one man on the foursome, you can bet this guy wouldn't have approached us.
If you golf, don't miss this course. Price is right and the course is beautiful.
I have to update this review as Marianna Butte has rebuilt their clubhouse and the city has invested in this Gem. This has been LONG overdue and the upgrades really place this facility among the top public courses in the northern parts of Colorado - truly worth the drive if you are venturing up from the Metro area. The Bar and Sunday Buffet will blow your mind, it matches the neighborhood feel that is, Marianna Butte. And the course has different management which alleviates my previous gripes. Next on the list, re-sod the driving range :)