Colorado Getaways 2023: Grand Elk

Something to Bugle About

DESIGNED BY THE INIMITABLE WALRUS HIMSELF, PGA legend Craig Stadler, Grand Elk Golf Course serves up big views and championship-caliber golf an easy drive or walk away from everything Granby has to offer. And with 130 homesites in the project, Koelbel at Grand Elk is the premiere way to experience the course and community firsthand.

Choosing from a mix of smaller cabins and luxury homes backing up to the golf holes, Koelbel at  Grand Elk’s homeowners are also partially owners of the golf club, which is controlled by the Grand Elk homeowners’ association. Local residents’ greens fees  re included in their HOA dues, giving them free golf all season.

The course, which is also open to the public, plays across rolling terrain and low-lying areas replete with wetlands, giving Grand Elk a rare-in-Colorado heathland feel reminiscent of the British Isles. Homeowners also have access to the members-only  lubhouse, with its pool, hot tub, lockers and bar and grille for postround drinks and grub.

While you are There

IT’S FOR THE BIRDS: June 5-7, a three day workshop for birders will bring enthusiasts from all around to hike, watch and learn about birds of the Rocky Mountains.

GOLF: Grand Elk is one of four Grand County courses. The others are Pole Creek Golf Club, Granby Ranch Golf Club and Grand Lake Golf Course. Learn more at