Terrible golf course/club. The staff was rude and acted like they were the Broadmoor. Range ball are garbage and were just a variety of crap. Charge ridiculous prices compared to similar courses. Called to play "twilight" and they still charge full price until 5:30. Has potential to be a decent city course, especially with the location but clearly the owners are money hungry and think its a top colorado course. Don't waste your time and spend your money on a better course thats taken care of.
Springs Ranch has had water problems over the past couple years. They have their own well but they lost the expensive water pump a couple years ago. They bought parts to fix it but that didn't work so they had to order a new one. These events caused the loss of the fairways and rough through a hot summer, extending into a bad second year as well, but they are now beginning to recover. I played it today and it is now quite lush, helped out not only by proper watering but also by the rain we've been getting. And the care being taken of the course is now awesomely good. There were five guys mowing different parts of just one hole when I played today! Another guy was not on this hole but he was dragging all the sand traps. So if you've been disappointed in the past but have enjoyed playing this course, you should give it another try. It's not perfect yet but headed that way. And the good news is the prices are very reasonable--$35 for 18 holes, which includes your cart. You have five tee boxes you can play from so you can select the distance you like to play. And Springs Ranch puts the tee markers on the proper tee boxes so you won't have any surprises. Frequently many courses move those markers forward hoping to speed play--but that just removes your options. They've added a chipping green near the putting green and the clubhouse, a nice new touch. The regular practice green is still there, of course. What I have liked the most over the years is the quality of the greens. Putts roll true--which means they break away from Pikes Peak even when they look straight.
I'm giving one star for the condition of the course and another out of sheer pity. I can't believe that a course in such an affluent area can be in such poor condition. Cherokee Ridge, which is right down the road, is beautiful! It's just befuddling! I hope this course gets itself together eventually.
I have played nearly every course within a couple hours drive of Colorado Springs and several more around the country. From a challenge, or potential, perspective, I agree with the previous reviews. The layout could be very challenging but with the lack of maintenance it is like playing on a parking lot. The greens wont hold any decent shots due to being so dry. The driving range is the worst condition of any I have ever seen. If this course were in decent condition it would be one of the more fun to play and could possible attract some amateur tournaments. Kinda sad when the fiscally challenged municipal course are in much better condition.
As part of my ongoing effort to review non-food businesses in COS, let me regale you with details of my experience at Springs Ranch Golf Club.
Good course. On the challenging scale, I'll give it a 4. Enough to keep your interest but not be too frustrating, and very little water or crazy tall grass for you to lose balls in (not that we didn't try). You get some great views of the mountains, unobstructed by buildings (or trees). The beer cart came by often enough and had decent prices. We had a good time.
The rating is due mainly to the upkeep, or lack thereof. This course was brown and dry. I'm saying, it didn't look like a hose had been turned on these greens, much less the fairways, in many months. Now, I know the climate around here is dry but come on. I've played a few rounds elsewhere this year and the other courses were much, much greener.
But overall it still played well. The course, not us. I shot a 54 (nine holes).