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“Spectacular setting good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Dalton Ranch Golf Club
589 County Rd 252, Durango, CO 81301
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Owner description: Located in the scenic Animas River Valley, this semi-private, 18-hole golf course is a Ken Dye design.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Spectacular setting good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went here as a last minute thought to driving back to Durango for lunch. Simple menu with burgers & lots of sandwiches. Sit in the bar or on the spacious patio depending on the weather. The view up the valley & golf course would make it worthwhile in any event. However the food is much better than you might expect from a clubhouse restaurant open to the public. The rugged mountain architecture of the place is well done. Nicely complementing the good food & prompt friendly service . Glad we went.

Visited May 2014
Thank Stan M
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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best view in the Animas Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great place to sit and relax and listen to the blackbirds. Beautiful setting. The food is basic clubhouse food, but has always been solid.

Visited October 2013
Thank Jean C
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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I live just five minutes from the course and have come hear a few times would easily recommend it. They have a great location and restaurant, and a great place to play golf.

Visited March 2013
Thank Ethang123
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Durango, Colorado
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“best restaurant view in Durango”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Anyone can eat at the clubhouse, not just Dalton club members. This restaurant is very close to downtown Durango yet is situated in the center of the Animas Valley with drop dead gorgeous views looking north towards the La Platas from their covered patio and dining room/bar area. High end dining (steaks, etc) as well as casual far (burgers/salads) with excellent service. Fantastic place to enjoy a meal. Wednesday night burger nights are not to be missed.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Lauren L
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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“Great course and staff, but some members very impolite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a great time at Dalton Ranch even though my score didn't always reflect it. Golf staff (cart guys and check-in guy) and bar/restaurant staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
Our 4-some played the front in 2 hr. 10 mins. and we even let a single in a riding cart play through us. However, a walking 2-some was behind us on holes 7 through 11 (all par 4s and a 5), but was never held up by us until hole 10, a short par 4, and one we didn't play particularly well. When we got to the tee-box on 11, a marshall drove out from the clubhouse to tell us we were 5 minutes behind pace and to try and play a little faster - I have never, ever, in 50 years of playing golf been warned about being 5 minutes behind after 11 holes on a course! Well we finally let the 2-some play through on the par 3 12th hole - one guy was nice, but the other was an grumpy POS and who obviously had at least a 25 handicap. No words were really exchanged other than "thanks", but the 2nd guy said nothing.
When we finished our round in 4 hr. 30 mins., I asked the cart guy what those 2 guys were all about. Apparently, Mr. "Grumpy" was a member and at the turn, he had the marshall come out to tell us to pick up the pace. The cart guy said this particular member has always been "interesting" but one they just deal with; must be a "high-roller" in Durango!
So, just be leery of impolite members and you will still really enjoy this course!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank bennetfa
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