Best Golf Courses in Denver: Family, Public & Private Golf Courses

With over 300 days of sunshine, Denver has no shortage of outdoor activities to offer to its residents. Learn the best golf courses in Denver, Colorado.

Home to several golf courses and a short drive from many gorgeous resort courses, golfers will have no trouble finding a course that will challenge their skills utilizing all the clubs in the bag. Here are profiles of three of Denver’s best golf courses.

Best Family Golf Course in Denver

The Foothills Golf Course in Denver, Colorado has been voted the “Most Family Friendly Golf Course” in Colorado by AvidGolfer magazine in multiple years. Set alongside the beautiful mountain vistas, the Foothills Golf course offers three distinct courses to accommodate golfers of all abilities. For the beginning golfer or youngsters, there is a standard 9-Hole Par 3 course with 1,280 yards of golf from the furthest tee setting. The 9-Hole Executive Course with a Par 31 opened in 1992 with 2,300 yards of play. The Executive Course offers golfers challenging play, as it is set on a hillside adding to the level of difficulty. During this course, golfers will have to negotiate water hazards, bunkers, doglegs and elevation changes. An added bonus is the spectacular view from the sixth hole of the Rocky Mountains.

The Championship 18-Hole Course with a par 72 is a regulation size golf course stretching over 6,900 yards. The course wanders through trees, water and other hazards throughout the park. This course is one of the best-maintained publicly available courses in Colorado and prides itself on affordable greens fees. The Foothills Golf Course also offers other services such as a driving range, putting greens and private instruction.

Best Public Golf Course in Denver

The Green Valley Ranch Golf Club is located right outside of Denver, Colorado and is one of the finest public courses the state has to offer. With beautifully manicured greens and reasonable fees, this 2-course golf club is the destination of choice for residents and visitors. The club has a Par-3 Course set on seven acres of land featuring holes from 60-130 yards. This small course is perfect for the junior golfer or a more seasoned player looking for a great warm-up. The Featured Championship Course is a par 72 course that is over 7,000 yards long. Opened in 2001, the course provides water obstacles, bunkers and a course design that will challenge players. The 18th hold at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club has received a multitude of awards including the “Best Finishing Hole,” “Best Risk/Reward Hole” and “Toughest Hole.” This three shot par 5 hole is boarder on the left side with wetlands and flanked on the right by a large bunker. The large 639-yard green and difficult terrain will have golfers making the most of their clubs to find themselves at the flag.

Best Private Golf Course in Denver

If you are an avid golfer  considering relocating to Denver, you may be interested in joining on the local private clubs that are associated with golf courses. The Cherry Hills Country Club golf course is consistently ranked by Golfer’s Digest as being one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Designed by William S. Flynn, the course opened in 1923 offering an 18-hole par 72 course over 7,160 yards. This course has a long history, hosting several U.S Open and PGA championships since it has opened. This course is considered by many to be short, but has a challenging back nine that will test a golfer’s skill at staying on the green.

Relocating to Denver gives residents access to recreational activities that people in other areas have to drive hours to reach. Denver’s unique assortment of golf courses puts the game in the player’s backyard- whether you are a weekend warrior or a daily enthusiast. If you are have been thinking about relocating to Denver, real estate agent Brian MacMillan would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Contact Brian to learn more about what he can do for you today.


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