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Pace
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Amenities
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4.4
Layout
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7548
Slope 139
Rating 75.5
Type Semi-Private
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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7548 yards 75.5 139
Blue 72 6909 yards 72.1 132
White 72 6494 yards 70.0 127
Gold 72 5982 yards 67.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5982 yards 73.6 133
Red (W) 72 5335 yards 69.8 128
Scorecard for Murphy Creek Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 17 1 7 3 13 9 5 11 15 16 14 2 18 10 12 4 8 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 1 7 17 3 9 15 11 12 18 6 4 14 2 10 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Kavanaugh

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.9
10

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great!!!!!

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun course

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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