David Young recounts his experience playing at RainDance Golf Course in Colorado, the longest golf course in North America. Although a seasoned golfer, Young found the vast fairways and challenging tees both exhilarating and humbling. Despite the course’s demanding nature, the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the unique design elements made the experience unforgettable.
- RainDance Golf Course, opened in the summer of 2022 in Windsor, CO, stretches 8,400 yards for professionals, making it North America’s longest golf course. The general public can play from the “purples” tees which measure 7,759 yards.
- Designed by Players Champion PGA Pro Fred Funk and Harrison Minchew, RainDance was built to accommodate both the high altitude of Colorado and the changing dynamics of modern golf, focusing on longer, firmer, and faster play.
- The course presents a host of challenges, including long fairways, fast-rolling greens, blind shots, and challenging par distances. These elements, combined with the breathtaking views, offer both a tough and rewarding golfing experience.
- Young, despite his seasoned golfing background, found the course to be a test of his skills, often needing to adjust his play strategy to tackle the vast fairways and tricky greens.
- While RainDance’s ambitious design aims to potentially host major golf events in the future, players are advised to choose their tee boxes wisely, keeping their skill level in mind.