Denver golf courses do not get as much mention as traditional golfing destinations such as Chicago and Cincinnati. However, the Mile High City has its fair share of golfing attractions where you can tee off. From scenic mountain courses to a rehabilitated quarry, there are plenty of options for tourists and residents. For those looking for properties in Denver, the strategically located golf courses offer an extra incentive. In this article, you’ll discover the best golf courses in Denver.
Arrowhead Golf Club
Located in Littleton, Arrowhead has been consistently rated as the most scenic golf course in Denver. It features an exotic mountain course, with red peaks in the backdrop and adjacent to the tee points, fairways, and greens. The routing is excellent, with elevated tee shots and expansive views of the mountain range. Arrowhead is immensely popular with locals and tourists, leading to long courses, but you can use the wait time to marvel at the landscape.
Green fee: $150
TPC is the newest golf course in Denver and is located in Berthoud, a 50-minute drive from the city. It is part of the Korn Ferry Tour and offers limited public openings as most spots go to the residents and members. TPC Colorado is a large course, but the reservoirs dotting the landscape make teeing tricky. It was named the third-best new private course by Golf Digest in 2019.
Green fee: $175-$225
Green Valley Ranch Golf Club
The Green Valley Ranch is an oasis of lush green golf courses with an undulating landscape and a dogleg with bunkers and wetlands. It is easily accessible from the city or the airport and is most famous for the challenging par 5 finishing hole. Green Valley Ranch hosts Colorado opens on the championship course.
Green fee: $65-$80
Fossil Trace Golf Club
Designed by Jim Engh from an old quarry, this tricky municipal course attracts large crowds on weekends. It gets rave reviews from the national golf press for its unique design and unusual hazards ranging from rock formations to an old chimney.
Green fee: $67-$100
City Park Golf Course
City Park is probably the best public course in Denver and reopened in 2020 after three years of renovation. The rehabilitation gave it a refreshing new look with a clubhouse added to give golfers a panoramic view of downtown Denver. The course is easy with a few hazards, but watch out for the undulating, multitiered greens that can complicate seemingly easy putts.
Green fee: $26-$48
Willis Case Golf Course
Located in the Tennyson neighborhood, Willis Case is one of the easiest courses in Denver and is ideal for beginners. Apart from the incredible views of the Rockies, golfers can wear anything from jeans to shorts.
Green fee: $26-$36
Bear Dance Golf Club
Bear Dance is the typical mountain course with rolling holes cutting through dense woods in a spacious residential development. The routing starts with a downhill par 4 with holes cutting delicately through dense forests that give way to expansive vistas. The sloping greens offer plenty of tee shots to make up for the tough uphill holes.
Green fee: $69-$145
Murphy Creek Golf Course
Murphy Creek is reminiscent of traditional Scottish golf courses. The clubhouse creates the impression of a rustic farmhouse while the vast fairways and golden fescue pay homage to the iconic links design. Golfers can marvel at the picturesque Colorado prairie as they negotiate the windy course.
Green fee: $45- $66
Riverdale Dunes Course
Riverdale is an expansive course on the leeward side of the mountain range. It is popular for the affordable fees and plenty of walking space. Designed by Pete and Perry Dye, the 18-hole course is devoid of residential development and located near the South Platte River.
Green fee: $37-$65
I love spending time on the golf course with clients. Although I’m not the best golfer, these best golf courses offer a great setting to be outdoors and connect with one another. See you on the links!