It all started when–

a few families got together in 1972 and bought the land that would become Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, looking for a place to hit some golf balls around. In the words of one of the original buyers, “We mowed the grass and started playing.”

The course today–

while still privately owned, has come a long way since then. From a mown hayfield to carefully manicured greens…from a lambing shed with a cooler of beer to a clubhouse stocked with your favorite beverage….You’ll be glad to know we rent high-quality equipment rather than an extra set of clubs someone picked up at a garage sale.

With our golfers in mind–

our priority is always better playing conditions, along with noticeable amenity improvements—like the new driving range and a fire pit with its own cozy canopy that we installed in 2021. All designed to offer you the finest golfing experience in the region.

Because we believe in–

the mission of Collegiate Peaks Golf Course—to provide quality outdoor recreation with friends and family, and to promote the love of the game.

Who we are–

Meet Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Superintendent David Held. Golf course consultant as well as CPGC Superintendent, David has over 15 years of experience in the industry and an intense love of the game. 

Throughout his career, he’s worked at several Top-100 golf courses, including The Olympic Club, Gozzer Ranch, Rock Creek Cattle Company, and El Dorado. He attended Rutgers University with a focus on Turfgrass Management and Agronomy, and gained experience at golf courses that span a variety of climates and growing conditions—from coastal to high mountain environments. 

Driven by his passion for the game of golf, he’s developed a turf management style that values aesthetics while holding playability paramount. 

In his words, he’s “honored to be a part of the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course Community, and looks forward to continued progress in the upcoming season.”

Fast Facts

about Collegiate Peaks Golf Course


  • Privately owned; open to the public
  • 2nd set of tee boxes extend the 9-hole course to 18 holes
  • Opened for play in 1972
  • Before it was a golf course, the land had been in the same family since being homesteaded in the 1860’s