Murphy Creek Golf Course
Murphy Creek Golf Course is a public, 18-hole course with a links-style layout that was designed by Ken Kavanaugh. The course is prairie-like with a gently rolling terrain. It stretches over 7,456 yards from its longest tees, playing to a par of 72. The layout is quite challenging with several lengthy holes and well-bunkered greens. Due to the openness of the golf course, wind also becomes a difficult factor of the game. The natural landscape includes small lakes and creeks that create water hazards as well as a few trees sprinkled throughout. Murphy Creek Golf Course is also known for being immaculately maintained.
|Gold (W)||72||5982 yards||73.6||133|
|Red (W)||72||5335 yards||69.8||128|
|Black M: 74.7/140||380||494||640||458||205||563||410||208||348||3706||403||211||506||528||421||600||457||248||468||3842||7548|
|Black/Blue M: 72.7/134||380||467||577||414||152||563||410||183||348||3494||403||195||469||528||421||566||414||225||440||3661||7155|
|Blue M: 71.5/130||345||467||577||414||152||514||370||183||311||3333||365||195||469||519||383||566||414||225||440||3576||6909|
|Blue/White M: 70.6/129||345||428||546||414||152||514||370||183||311||3263||365||195||435||519||383||557||382||198||419||3453||6716|
|White M: 69.4/126 W: 75.8/136||295||428||546||384||152||502||359||183||298||3147||332||189||435||500||335||557||382||198||419||3347||6494|
|White/Gold M: 68.1/119 W: 74.8/126||295||389||505||318||125||502||359||172||298||2963||332||161||359||483||335||557||382||186||419||3214||6177|
|Gold M: 67.1/116 W: 72.9/130||287||389||505||318||125||438||329||172||291||2854||322||161||359||483||309||521||374||186||413||3128||5982|
|Red W: 69.3/126||264||358||438||299||91||431||298||129||268||2576||301||107||347||420||275||494||325||138||352||2759||5335|
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As good as it gets for muni golf
It had been well over a decade since I'd last played Murphy Creek and I'd forgotten just how good this course is. What a gem for a muni in Colorado.
The course can be quite challenging but mixes in fun and playable holes where good scores are possible.
We played very early in the morning, as the second group out, after a night of heavy rains, so the course was wet and hadn't drained much. I suspect the course normally plays more firm.
Favorite holes were the risk/reward holes on the front: the par-5 sixth and the par-4 ninth. Both could lead to eagles or birdies or be absolute card wreckers depending on how safe you play or how well you pull off the shots required.
Murphy Creek !!! Great !!!
First time visiting Aurora. Course was recommended by a local golf. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Paired with two local golfers who helped with the layout of the course. Pace of play was excellent. Grounds were beautiful. I rented some Cobra's that were perfect (even for a left hand player) Would for sure play again if I was in the area.
Visiting Aurora for first time. Course was recommended by Dicks Sporting goods employee. Had the best time. Staff was very friendly. Paired me and my son with two other local golfers. They helped with course layout. Rented Cobra clubs that were in great condition. Pace of play was good. I would definitely play again or recommend the course. Loved the scenery and links layout.
My little family and I were visiting the Denver area over the 4th of July and decided to play Murphy Creek and I'm glad we did. It's a little out of the way, but worth the drive. I liked the front nine best as it has an open, prairie-like feel to it and isn't surrounded by homes like most of the back nine. The condition of the course was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was hardly anyone on the course so the pace of play was excellent. The weather was a little warm and breezy but nothing we couldn't handle. We didn't use the driving range or the restaurant/bar, but the clubhouse was nice and looked great. I got a good twilight rate and my sons played for free or used Youth on Course. We did see a few snakes on the course, one of which was a rattlesnake, so be careful. Would like to play again when in the area.
One of the best in the Denver area
Have played here a few dozen times now since moving to Colorado. Still have a lot of courses to play but this is definitely my favorite course in Colorado so far. Rates are more than fair, conditions right now are top notch, the layout is great and the pace of play is always quick. In California, this course would be well over $100 but I walk here for $41. The front 9 is probably my top 5 favorite 9 holes and the back 9 is great as well but runs through a housing complex so the feel is not quite the same as the front where there aren’t any houses. Greens were immaculate and quick, fairways and tee boxes were perfect. Can’t say enough great things about this course. I think it’s the hidden gem of the Denver area because a lot of natives I know have never played it. It’s a bit out there but worth the drive.
Wonderful Links Course
One of the best courses I have played in the Denver area. Fairways and greens were in great shape and a beautiful layout. The truest links-style course I've played.
Definitely a challenging course for high-handicappers like myself, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Will definitely be back.
Links layout that played more target like.
Loved the layout. Was challenging and fair. I played very early AM and it was still wet from watering so fairways and greens were very soft. If you want a true links experience, play it later in the day so it can dry out.
Great tee box differential from black to blue to white so caters to many levels. Greens rolled smooth and true.
Would recommend or happily take out of town company.
This place is WILD
Blown away by the authenticity of this place. From the clubhouse to the design everything screams Scottish links golf here...purists will dig it.
My only caution is because of where this place is located there really isn't any hiding from the wind (which I'm sure is why it was built there). No fault of the golf course, but when I played yesterday it was actually blowing so hard my ball blew off the green multiple times. Stood over many oscillating putts. Tour pros would have hated those conditions. I walked off the course after 11 holes.Not fun. BUT I will be back. Just on a nicer day.
Very good links course
Since moving to Colorado, I have found that a lot of local courses tend to be a bit flat and boring. This course is not that and has a lot of character. The front nine is especially fantastic with no houses whatsoever. The back nine has a little different feel with houses surrounding most holes but is still a good layout and probably a little tougher. The course conditions are top notch and they have just about everything you could ask for in a practice facility. So far out of the 10 or so courses I've played in the greater Denver area, this is the best considering how much course you get for your dollar. It's a must play.
Great track and super value
If you think Riverdale Dunes will put it on you you haven't seen this monster. Perfect greens, well manicured fairways, kids play free after 1:30 p.m. and kids tee boxes are cut out of the fairway. Definitely need to play the right tee box for your handicap. Think Riverdale on steroids. Front nine winds through farmland with links style play. Very few trees or water but if your in the rough you need a beacon to find your ball, and if you do find it just take your medicine and chip out. Back nine is less rural and less links style as you play through a community but the conditions are just as good and just as challenging. 17 is a 240 yard par four and when the wind is up, as it almost always is, your a driver into the green (yes even for a 310 average drive). Because this track is at E-470 and Jewell there is no wind break so you always (well almost always) have wind. From the back it is punishing, as you move up in tee boxes the course becomes less menacing. At $60.00 for 18 with a cart this track is, in my opinion, the best course in the state. Super friendly staff and hosted the U.S. Amateur few years back.