I played this golf course once with NBA star Tom Gugliotta. We became golfing buddies after meeting out on the golf course one day. He picked me up in some swanky Mercedes that had a V12 engine and really nice leather seats that had a remote control. I was excited to show him this track -- at the time, it was one of the best kept secrets in Colorado.
Ute Creek is a challenging golf course that has around a million bunkers. Most of the greens are surrounded by nothing but white sand. The course is pretty long -- over 7100 yards from the tips. The greens are big, undulating, and usually run very fast.
The maintenance crew does an incredible job, and this course is usually in great shape. This is by far one of the best golf courses you will play in Northern Colorado, but remember it is still a muni course. The restaurant and clubhouse leave a lot to be desired. And the bathrooms are few and far between.
As far as my round with "Guges" went... well, he struggled a little bit with the course. He hits the ball far, but not necessarily where he was aiming (like most of us) and found many of those sand traps. The back nine is harder than the front, and we were both worn out by the end of the day.