Grand Elk Ranch and Club 
Granby, Colorado

“Tripp has an incredible vision when it comes to golf course design.  He was able to take a piece of ranching property and design a great golf course.  Tripp's ability to work with the different constituents made an easy road to go down with all of the different facets of design, permitting, and construction." - Larry Martin, developer

Named one of the Top 25 Best Courses to Open in the United States by Golfweek (2003/2004)
Named One of the Best New Courses in the United States by GOLF Magazine  (2003)


1st hole


The Story

TDA designed this 18 hole layout in conjunction with Senior PGA TOUR player Craig "The Walrus" Stadler in Granby, Colorado near Winter Park.  It has spectacular mountain views and many interesting native/wetland areas.  Grand County's rugged and expansive terrain definitely inspired Tripp and Craig's heathland styled course.  The Heathland style is characterized by sometimes natural, yet sometimes rugged landscape with an emphasis on strategic bunker placement.  Grand Elk Golf Club is part of a multi-million dollar development which includes a luxury club with a private clubhouse and pool, home sites and townhomes.  

  • "Our golf course designs consider not only the strategy of the course, but the beauty of it as well.  In many cases we have to search for what is inherently attractive.  The pleasure in designing Grand Elk was that we were able to fully concentrate on the strategic elements of the course without having to create the beauty as well.  The beauty is everywhere we look." - Tripp Davis
  • "Grand Elk's 17th and 18th holes may be the two finest finishing holes in Colorado." - PGA TOUR great Craig Stadler


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