Denver offers a great collection of publically accessible courses across diverse settings with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The following courses are within an hour's drive of the city and are currently ranked as "Best in State" by Golf Magazine:
Broadmoor has been a staple in the top-100 lists for decades and CommonGround is a Tom Doak design that recently hosted the U.S. Mid-Am. TPC Colorado, Fossil Trace, and Arrowhead are solid public options in the area as well. You'll actually hit over giant rock formations at both Arrowhead and Fossil Trace! See some pictures below of these unique courses.
Denver is called the "Mile High City" because it sits at 5,280 feet above sea level, meaning your ball will travel 15-20 yards further off the tee! We highlight this in our High Altitude Courses blog post. The city is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains so this is a great trip for any outdoor and adventure lovers and Denver is also one of the beer capitals of the world. Nearby Boulder is a great town to check out, too.
If you have access to private golf, there are some highly ranked courses near Denver, including Cherry Hills, Colorado Golf Club, and Castle Pines.
- The Open Links map below shows all of the public courses in the region. Check out the Open Links map for yourself to adjust your preferences and find more information on each course.
- Here are some logistic tips:
- Major Airport: Denver (DEN)
- Larger Loop: Willing to drive? Rent a car and drive to the Rocky Mountains to see some of the beautiful mountain courses there, including Red Sky Ranch (Fazio)
- Smaller Loop: Not up for the drive? You can stay in downtown Denver and Uber to courses nearest to the city, such as City Park, Commonground, and Fossil Trace
- Want more? Please see our course profiles to read course reviews and to learn more about weather and other logistics.