We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beautiful views, nice course, interesting experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haymaker Golf Course

Haymaker Golf Course
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This 233 acre, city-owned public golf course features at least four sets of tees per hole, playing from 5,059 to 7,308 yards. It has been described as a core golf course built for golfers. There are no surrounding developments, no distractions except for the broad vistas of the Yampa Valley and Mount Werner. The course offers good green sizes with 5 different cupping positions. It also has a substantial practice area - driving range, sand trap, chipping and putting green. Haymaker accommodates and challenges golfers of all ability levels from novice to professional. Club fitting, TrackMan swing analysis, lessons, clinics for all ages are available all summer long. Popular junior programs, men's and ladies play days.
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, nice course, interesting experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

If I rated Haymaker based solely on the quality of the course and the beauty of the views, then this would have been rated a "five". Unfortunately, I have to rate the full experience, which was less than stellar. We were visiting Steamboat on vacation and thought we would play nine holes to check out the course and what we were told were amazing views. We were not disappointed. The course was well-maintained, and the views were stunning from every angle. We had a group of four and rented clubs and carts using a coupon from one of the visitor's guides. We reserved an early tee time on a weekday in an effort to avoid crowds. After we paid and got our carts, another group of golfers asked us to go ahead of them on the first hole, and, despite our objections and warnings about our amateur team, they insisted we go first, as they were waiting for the last member of their group. As it turns out, these golfers were clearly locals who had played the course before, and they began shouting at us to hurry up after the first hole. As we were playing the second hole, the course marshal rode up to us on a cart and informed us that, despite the fact we were playing for fun and were not as good as the other golfers behind us, we would need to play faster. We then proceeded to rush through the remainder of the course, taking away part of the fun of our visit. Haymaker probably shouldn't advertise in all of the visitor's guides if it isn't willing to embrace tourists who, like us, are not in a hurry. We enjoyed playing this course, although I think it would have been more fun had we not been forced to rush through our nine holes.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank KansasByColorado
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SteamboatAmbassador, Guest Relations Manager at Haymaker Golf Course, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience. I really appreciate your input. I have started golf as a newbie, and it does take time to play on an unfamiliar course or if one may not play as often. Many days, tee times are filled every 10 minutes and any delay creates a domino effect. Even explaining 'speed of play' complaints, it doesn't give you back the serenity and enjoyment you were seeking.
With that said, you did everything right to assure a good experience, unfortunately play got changed and resulted in this situation. I truly hope that you will give us another chance, there are times that are more open without another group following and we can help and advise you as of those times. I am sorry for the behavior of the local players behind you, too, for rushing you needlessly.
Please accept my sincere apologies, as a local player and as a member of the management team, please do come and see us again. If you want to contact the Head Pro Tom Taylor, in advance to make sure we make things right for you the next time.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

46 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    20
    1
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Granbury, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Haymaker is a great course. Kenny and I decided to walk with their push carts. Nothing better!!!!!!!. The course was in excellent shape. Pretty Sweet.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank bcdryfly61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SteamboatAmbassador, Guest Relations Manager at Haymaker Golf Course, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for playing the Haymaker Golf Course. We love to read about your wonderful experience. Haymaker indeed is fun to walk or ride. We gladly share these great reviews with our entire staff, as all of us take our part. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prince Albert, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great day of golf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This was a great course! We arrived a bit early and got a couple of complimentary baskets of balls. The staff was very friendly, the course and greens were great, lots of water supplied along the way and everything was exceptionally well kept. We will definitely look towards coming back.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Debra P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SteamboatAmbassador, Guest Relations Manager at Haymaker Golf Course, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
It is delightful to read your nice review. We are very proud of our staff and the course. It is our mission to be the best golf course we can be and love reading about your good experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
seattle
Level Contributor
152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Cross country ski? Lovely and easy place for beginners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the first year Haymaker has opened for cross country skiing and they have a free shuttle from gondola square at 9:15 a.m and 12:15 p.m with a return shuttle about 3 hours later (but make sure to confirm your shuttle ride by calling 970-846-1055 because the shuttle does not run automatically but rather on a need be basis). The same family who runs the Steamboat Nordic Ski touring center also operates the course at Haymaker and the cost is the same: $18/day. The course at Haymaker is perfect for beginners. Nice tracks, flat and open terrain on the valley floor with beautiful views in every direction (whereas the Nordic Ski touring center is located on the side of the mountain and has lots of gentle hills). You can buy your $18 daily trail pass in advance through the main Steamboat Reservation system or buy a trail pass/lunch combo for $25. I bought the pass/lunch combo and I was allowed to choose anything off of the lunch menu and also a soft drink or tea or coffee. The family that operates the facility and everybody involved with the operation is great. Very friendly and helpful. So if you are just learning to cross country ski or if you want to get away from the crowds, head out to Haymaker. Lessons and rental equipment available.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank travelmutter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SteamboatAmbassador, Guest Relations Manager at Haymaker Golf Course, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
What a perfect review, just what we are hoping for. Great experience with skiing, food and service. We are very proud of our staff and are happy to hear about it from our guests. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to welcome you again in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado
Level Contributor
53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“fun course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

this course is a lot of fun and can as challenging as you want with the different tees. Played it once from the tips and that was enough. It's a link style course with a lot of interesting fairway undulations and tough greens. Friendly staff and great 19th hole.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank fishtheboat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SteamboatAmbassador, Guest Relations Manager at Haymaker Golf Course, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We are happy to hear from you. Haymaker offers six sets of tee positions for all levels of players, great you experienced the tips, an accomplishment for sure! We love to welcome you again in the near future, May is just around the corner for us golf-a-holics. Thank you for your response.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Haymaker Golf Course also viewed

 
Steamboat Springs, CO
 

Been to Haymaker Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing