Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

4.4117647059 4.4 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7459 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $14

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 30-station driving range
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7459 yards 74.5 134
Black 72 6951 yards 71.9 128
Blue (M) 72 6319 yards 70.1 124
Blue (W) 72 6319 yards 75.5 139
White (M) 72 5801 yards 67.0 116
White (W) 72 5801 yards 72.8 134
Red 72 5200 yards 69.2 123

The Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is an 18-hole, municipal course that has a Scottish-link layout with a distinctly Colorado-style. Designed by Hurdzan/Fry GCD., the course makes great use of the natural terrain of prairie grasses and wetlands. There are also beautiful views of the mountains from this golf course. It features 7,345 yards of golf and plays to a par of 72. The greens are fast and well-maintained and the fairways are wide. There are also excellent practice facilities on the Walnut Creek premises. Opened in 1999, the course is an affordable option for all levels of golfers, and the views alone are worth the small price.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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"Great conditions on a links style golf preserve"


ssherstad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the perfect course for our annual 8 man Colorado Golf Binge to play as a wrap up from our 5 days and 6 rounds of tough mountain golf. I'd played this course years ago when it was Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor. I enjoyed it then and I feel we all enjoyed it even more this week.

The course is in super condition. Greens are fast and true. Fairways are lush but not mushy. The course was renamed as Walnut Creek Preserve April, 2017 and became Colorado's first golf preserve with lots of special attention to protecting the environment and practicing astute sustainability.

The fairways are generous but the roughs are rough The greens are extra large and quite penal if your approach leaves you above the hole.

Trees are generally not a factor although I managed to crash high into a big Cottonwood on the inside of the dogleg right par 4 8th hole.

The back nine plays relatively close to the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport with lots of air traffic to divert your attention rather than dwelling on your last 3-putt.

The course is generally a Scottish links style track with loads of inviting bunkers....90 total: 38 on the front nine and a whopping 52 on the back. Water is only a real factor with ponds on the par 3 7th hole, the par 4 16th hole and the tough par 5 18th hole.

Rather than having 5 tees of varied colors or names Walnut Creek simply has 5 numbered cut wood limbs with a neat western style WC brand burned into each pc. Our group handicaps are in the 6-17 range and we normally play courses in the 6,200 yd range. We found it a little strange that Walnut Creek doesn't offer tees in this range. Tee #4 measures 5,975 yards while Tee #3 jumps to 6,528 yards. Possibly offering a combo tee option would be a good fit for this gap.

We ended our Binge with pitchers of beer and great food while settling our bets and reliving our stories including one of our players holing out from 60 yards on his last shot of the week on #18. 'Great memories from a great golf perserve!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



BenchWarmer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this track"


jd6236's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Haven't played places like Ballyneal yet, but this is the best links style experience I've had in CO. Love the back side near the airport where the wind can pick up and you can play with a little chill in the air. Windsocks on the flag sticks are a cool touch also. Definitely check it out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Now this is a great golf experience!"


staythirsty's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Wow! What a special place! Colorado links style golf with beautiful views of the rocky mountains! Greens are something you would see on tv at a tour event, firm and fast! Staff are great at guest service and exceeding expectations!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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