Saddleback Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7057 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
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Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
black 72 7057 72.5 126
gold 72 6550 69.7 122
blue 72 6144 67.9 119
white 72 5539 70.1 124
other 72 4935 66.6 115

Colorado-born designer Andy Johnson created the 18-hole, public course at the Saddleback Golf Club. It is located in Firestone, just north of Denver. The championship course features 7,019 yards of golf from its longest tees and plays to a par of 72. The terrain resembles a classic prairie with views of mountains from both the north and the south. The links-style golf course features large, undulating greens and open, rolling fairways. There are also man-made lakes scattered throughout the course that create water hazards on some of the holes. Saddleback Golf Club has many challenging holes, two to note are the fourth, which has an island green, and the seventh, which features a split fairway.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"A Great Course with Great Views"

kcnbys's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here on a Thursday afternoon, and thought it was a very nice course. Quite busy, but a steady pace of play was not affected. Fantastic clubhouse and off-course amenities. Course was pretty open, but with water hazards on a handful of holes. Trees are no issue at all. Greens were fast and true. My son and I really enjoyed Saddleback and the beautiful views of the front range and Long Peak. We only had one complaint: the current top dressing on the course is way too gravely and scratched up the soles on a couple of my clubs pretty badly. I hope they use a finer top dressing sand in the future. Again, generally a very nice, and very playable course.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Fun course, excellent personality"

u023082301's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a neat course that is going to be terrific in a few years as it matures. The holes are laid out nicely, with some challenges and some relief. The rough is thick, so you'll be penalized by missing the fairway, but not so thick that you can't find your errant shots. Some of the greens have terrific undulations, giving you some eventful putts if your approach isn't stellar.

The personality of this course is what makes it a lot of fun - the course guide is truly humorous, and the staff are very helpful and true to the fun atmosphere starting with a visit to their website.

The island greens make for some fun approaches. My only complaint was that the greens were very sandy - but we may have played shortly after some treatment had been applied, so I'm willing to let that go. The rental clubs used in my group were in good condition. The pace of play was good - just over 4 hours for 18 holes.

I enjoyed this course, as did my parents and brother--in-law (30+ handicaps).

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"The Best Course in the Area"

uberwrench's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/4/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the best course in the area. While Ute Creek is a really nice course, it is way too hard. Saddleback is easier than Ute Creek but still challenging. It is well maintained and just an overall nice course.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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