Whether you are a life long golfer or new to the sport, the following list will give you the inside scoop on the best golf courses in the Northwest Metro Denver area. One of the greatest attributes of golf is how the game is applicable to all levels of skill and interest. It’s a game to be enjoyed by those aspiring to competition and skill, and also to those who approach golf more casually. A main qualifier for the casual golfer is having the main ingredient to a fun day is dependent on the availability of beer. Golf is a game that can be played for trophies, and it is also a game that multiple generations can enjoy on the same day, together. A game that can create memories between fathers and sons, grandparents and grandchildren as well as siblings. As you may know golf is a social game, and a game of challenge. A game enjoyed by both seniors and young kids, as well as, anyone in between. The game of golf teaches wonderful life lessons around integrity and courtesy. Coloradans are very fortunate to be surrounded by numerous golf courses and plenty of sunny days to enjoy them. Here are the best of the best in the Northwest Metro Denver area offering a variety of courses that cater to every golfers level, skill or interest:
FOR SERIOUS GOLFERS
These are the courses that challenge good players and will be quite challenging to golfing newcomers:
Legacy Ridge and Heritage at Westmoor
Both courses are located in Westminster, Colorado. Scenic and difficult, these are two courses run by the City of Westminster that will give a serious golfer all that he or she wants. (The Inside Scoop: They play a local US Open qualifier at Heritage each spring.)
Heritage at Todd Creek
This course is located in Thornton, Colorado and is also a very good place for experienced golfers to test and improve their skills.
VIEWS AND RECREATION
This course is also located in Westminster, Colorado. If you want variety, this course has it. Offering an 18 hole championship course that is fun, playable by many skill levels as well as scenic. They also offer a shorter 9 hole course and a par three course that is wonderful for beginners. In addition, the complex also has a great miniature golf course and a mini-race track, making this location fun for the entire family.
Conveniently located in Arvada, Colorado just south of 80th Avenue on Wadsworth Blvd. This facility offers a very nice 18 hole course, and a good par 3 course for beginners. In addition, they also have a fun FREE deal for hitting short practice shots.
This course is located a few minutes south in Golden, Colorado. Although a bit of a drive from Westminster, this course is still a treat to play and worth the drive. Interestingly, the course is built through the middle of old mining claims, making it totally unique. Offering one of a kind views, the course offers a fun day of golfing as well as a delicious restaurant to enjoy post game. Great location for out of town visitors who enjoy the game of golf.
FOR THE CASUAL BEGINNER
This Golf Course in located in West Arvada near the west side of Standley Lake and is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Stoney Creek is an Executive Nine Course (three par 4’s, six par threes) and it is well maintained and very enjoyable to play. The fee structure is very reasonable, and the course can be played very quickly when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to get a game in. This is a great course to introduce the children in your life to golf. Take them to Stoney Creek and let them drive the cart with your supervision and they will have a blast in this scenic and fun course. There is no better place for kids to learn about the game of golf.
This is just a short list of the many golf courses available throughout the state of Colorado. If we’ve missed one of your favorites, let us know by leaving a comment below. In the meantime, bring on summer and enjoy the golfing season.