Colony West CCChampionship Course at Colony West Country Club

Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
6800 N Pine Island Rd
Tamarac, Florida 33321
Broward County

Phone(s): (954) 721-7710
Fax: (954) 720-9156

The 18-hole Championship Course at Colony West Country Club in Tamarac, FL is a public golf course that opened in 1971. Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge, Championship Course at Colony West Country Club measures 7258 yards from the longest tees. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda grass.

Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view from a tee at Colony West Country ClubA view over the water of a  green at Colony West Country ClubA view of a hole protected by bunkers at Colony West Country ClubA view of a green with a bridge in background at Colony West Country Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bruce Devlin, Robert von Hagge
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1971
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Green 71 6727 0 0
Gold 71 7258 0 0
White 71 5465 0 0
Blue 71 6271 0 0
Red 71 4445 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by The Golfin' Guy
    on September 18th, 2021 06:48
    For many, the mere mention of Greater Fort Lauderdale conjures up images of the beach, sandy shores, and spring break. And rightfully so; after all, there are 24 miles of beach with sparkling turquoise water, sun-kissed white sand, and tall palm trees waving gently in the ocean breeze.

    Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Greater Fort Lauderdale area is also packed with a plethora of golf courses that are accessible to the public. Ever since its opening in 1971, Colony West in Tamarac has been one of the most popular public access golf facilities in South Florida. Originally designed by Devlin and Von Hagge, the Championship Course opened for the Jackie Gleason Classic – since renamed the Honda Classic - as a monstrous 7,553-yard, par-72 track. Colony West has been rated by Golf Digest to be among the 50 top courses in the United States. Shortly after the tournament’s completion, Jack Nicklaus and the Tournament Committee said the course was too tough, so the maintenance crew set about removing 52 of the 137 bunkers. The course was shortened, the nines were flipped, and the Championship Course became a 6,648-yard, par 70. In 2018, Colony West underwent some big changes including renovation of all 18 greens on the Championship Course and the practice green, as well as the renovation of all greenside bunkers.

    Strategically placed bunkers protect small, well-manicured greens, requiring players to think their way around the course to take advantage of scoring opportunities. The difference between the Blue Tees and Gold Tees is almost 1,000 yards but even from the shorter distance (5,462 yards) you just can’t bomb away. Water and sand hazards force you to think about your shot or pay the penalty.

    Off course renovations continue. The Clubhouse has been torn down and replaced with a 107 room Fairfield Inn and Suites that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021. The old cart barn has been replaced with an 11,000-square-foot state-of-the-art clubhouse with banquet and meeting facilities for 250 people. The new restaurant – The View at Colony West - is open to the public, golfers, and hotel guests alike. The new pro shop recently opened and has all of your favorite logoed apparel and everything else you need for a great round of golf.

    Oceanic at Pompano Beach Pier is dedicated to capturing the energy of the Pompano Beach revitalization. Oceanic is owned by LM Restaurants who also own the Beach House next door. Oceanic offers indoor and outdoor seating and the ocean liner-inspired design provides an open interior with expansive and uninterrupted ocean views. Oceanic offers superior steak and seafood dishes. Their Brussels Sprouts appetizer with a horseradish and maple sauce is a must-try. After your main course, be sure to try one of Oceanic’s fabulous desserts including Key Lime Crème Brulee or Fat Elvis Pie, an interesting selection that combines all of the King’s favorites: peanut butter (ganache), banana (cream filling), and chocolate, all on a graham cracker crust.

    Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani now has his own restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Riviera by Fabio Viviani is located in Hotel Maren on A1A and is part of Hilton’s Curio Hotel Collection. The food is considered coastal Italian cuisine; to me, it was simply delicious, probably the best meal I have ever had in almost 20 years of writing about golf travel. The signature meatball appetizer (Polpetti Di Fabio) was incredible, the Salt Spring Mussels were plump and delectable and my wife’s Mishima Reserve Wagyu Steak was the best I’ve ever tasted. I’m surprised she let me have a bite! If you’re there for Sunday brunch be sure to try their new Tootsie Roll drink. It’s the perfect breakfast drink.

    While in the area, you’ll need a place to lay your head at night. I strongly suggest Cottages By The Ocean on SE 3rd St. in Pompano Beach. Not only are they centrally located to several public-accessible golf courses, but they’re also a block and a half from the beach and all kinds of restaurants and nightlife. These 1940s-era cottages and one-bedroom bungalows offer full kitchens with range, refrigerator, and microwave, a complete living room, and a king-size bed. They’ve also got you covered if you're headed to the beach with beach chairs, wakeboards, and beach toys. Owner Elaine Fitzgerald likes to greet each guest personally and when you see her ask her for some restaurant recommendations. She’s been in the area a long time and is well-connected. She has several similar properties in the area so if the Cottages By The Ocean are booked, check out her other locations.
  • Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Anonymous
    on April 20th, 2018 13:06
    It’s a absolute dump they need a iinvestor to come in and buy it up because it isn’t fit to play golf on especially for the 50 dollar price. Hard to believe any championship games were ever held there. What a shame.....
  • Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Brent Bayer
    on April 16th, 2012 11:31
    Challenging course, played it many times. Staff at pro shop and cart pick up are wonderful - very helpful. However, the course needs to be better maintained. Ball washers were empty, not all holes were numbered, the cart paths needed a facelift in some places and most of the greens were in poor shape. Other courses, in the area, charging comparable green fees had much better greens. Still wothwhile playing - need to have a game to enjoy it.
  • Championship Course at Colony West Country Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by Al Rogers
    on December 16th, 2011 05:15
    Greens are not in good shape. Rough is almost non-existent. Could be a championship course if maintained.
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