From the east, Denver is the gateway to the Rockies and has long been known for offering the best skiing in the U.S. But Colorado's largest city and capital has plenty more to offer, which is why in recent years it has been one of America's fastest-growing cities. Situated at the eastern base of the range, you're just a few miles from the ascent into the mountains, a trek that millions of skiers and snowboarders make each year. In the spring and summer months, Denver transforms into a golf destination, offering the gamut from municipal-run to high-end, private clubs. Each course offers something different thanks to the city's diversity of landscapes. Whether you want to play desert or mountain golf, there are many options available. Fossil Trace Golf Club is one of Denver's "must plays." This public course sits directly adjacent to the foothills of the Rockies. Though it may not seem long, the undulating greens will test even the best golfers. Arrowhead Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, is another top-ranked public course. If you can get a tee time, the Country Club of Castle Pines is worth a visit. The course is a Jack Nicklaus signature design that Nicklaus said anyone can play and "feel like he's had a great time no matter what his score, simply because of the views."

Denver By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

4.0 stars from 5

based on 3771 reviews.

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Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Denver Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. Ridge at Castle Pines North

    The Ridge At Castle Pines North

    Castle Rock, Colorado, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (133)

  2. Heritage Eagle Bend

    Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

    Aurora, Colorado, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (108)

  3. Indian Peaks GC: The Clubhouse

    Indian Peaks Golf Course

    Lafayette, Colorado, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (41)

  4. Haystack Mountain GC

    Haystack Mountain Golf Course

    Niwot, Colorado, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (11)

  5. Green Valley Ranch GC

    Green Valley Ranch Golf Club

    Denver, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (152)

  6. Red Hawk Ridge

    Red Hawk Ridge

    Castle Rock, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (111)

  7. Broadlands GC

    The Broadlands Golf Course

    Broomfield, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (20)

  8. Arrowhead GC


    Littleton, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (140)

  9. Todd Creek GC: #9

    Todd Creek Golf Club

    Brighton, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (230)

  10. Emerald Greens GC: #1

    Emerald Greens Golf Club

    Denver, Colorado, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (20)

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