Applewood Golf Course

3.2906294118 3.3 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5992 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $12
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black (W) 71 5992 yards 72.4 130
Black 71 5992 yards 67.9 119
Silver (W) 71 5379 yards 68.9 121
Silver 71 5376 yards 66.3 116

The public, 18-hole Applewood Golf Course is a popular golf destination for families. The course is 5,992 yards, playing to a par of 71. The course is located in Golden, against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The course opened in 1961 and was designed by J. Press Maxwell. Maxwell wanted to maintain the natural beauty of the landscape and he successfully incorporated it into elements of the course. Another trace of Applewood Golf Course's scenic appeal is in the wildlife that is often spotted by golfers. The golf course has slight elevation changes as well as water hazards but it is still suitable for all levels of golfers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

64 out of 86 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for beginners locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Great Experience - Great Course"


DWellser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I run a tournament every year for 23 continuous years. Other than the first few years, it has always been hosted by Applewood and their wonderful management team - Rob Pfohl, every year, with support from Ashley Van Dissel this year.

Everything about the course, from its difficult to easy holes, its wonderful scenery throughout, the clubhouse, drinks, food, pro shop, etc., makes this an event we all look forward to and discuss throughout the year.

The mgmt team is outstanding at making all of us feel very important and they are continually going far beyond expectations to assure our entire group leaves with a very memorable, fun experience.

I highly recommend Applewood Golf Course for any type of golf, whether for a tournament or a round of golf. I am quite confident you too will leave very satisfied with what Applewood has to offer (especially for the price).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u826252908's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u479843035's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"This course isn’t in the best shape but the views are great"


txr289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very basic and relatively easy. It was one of the first days of spring so it wasn’t the best conditions either. Pace of play was fine but that is probably because it wasn’t very busy. I would recommend this course if you want to drive 30-mins from Denver and be in the Foothills of the Rockies and not pay too much for a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Troy1826887's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course conditions for the amount of snow they had over a week ago. Pace of okay was a little slower just due to cart path only and it being 70 outside in March. Overall it was a fantastic day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


u309296002's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Love the layout, don't like the car path only rule in the winter. Defeats the purpose of a golf cart. It was a fun time playing with the 3 older gents especially Hal


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable experience, decent condition and fun layout"


uYXTV9348YX's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens recently punched but almost grown back, rolled true enough. Scenery, layout & friendly staff are all great here


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value & fun layout"


danielcburdette's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course plays fairly short, and the greens are not too tricky. Meaning...get ready to have fun and shoot low! Played 12/2, so it was a blessing just to be on a course this time of year. Staff could not have been more friendly or accommodating. Close to restaurants/bars etc. Take a Coors tour after an impressively quick round at this gem of a course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



2331huff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Don't wait like I did"


bryanbogey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Drove past this course quite a few times and always though I should give it a try. After 10 years I did and wish I had not waited so long. The layout is so much fun, nothing boring about it with holes going both directions as well as long and short. I would play it more often if I did not live over an hour away, wish this course was closer. Give it a try and don't wait like I did.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



xmasguy68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in bad shape the green were just aerated and it wasn't posted when I booked the tee time. When I checked in at the course the guy in the pro shop could care less and didn't even apologize, let alone offer a bucket of balls or a discount on a future round. I will not play there again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Cow Pasture"


Masters2016's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Applewood Golf Course is by far the biggest goat track in Denver. There is mass disease on every Fairway and when you don't land in dirt in the middle of the fairway, you're liable to be in deep grass that has not been mowed. The greens are the bumpiest, sandiest & slowest I've ever played; you should never have a straight downhill putt stop 3 feet short of the hole. Don't count on making any putts, you only hope it bounces in. Applewood Golf Course was a cow pasture when I played it back in the seventies, and it still is today, there's absolutely no improvement and I will never return to that place again! DON'T waste your $$$ like I did, I'm EMBARRASSED for that place.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Average course, Good greens"


pkloska23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not bad for $40. Club house needs an update. Bathrooms were in serious need of TLC. Carts were older, but worked fine. Driving range was subpar with horrible grass to hit off. Tee boxes need an uplift. Cart path was in need of grading and paving. Had some nice views and a few really great holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Applewood"


LD69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. Course layout was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


Shaun8765980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I didn't realize that it was a short course, 6188 from the back tees with a par of 71. The layout is very open and realitivly flat. There's a few tee boxes elevated but that's about it. Fun little course with very fast greens that roll true. Practice facilities are good with range, putting green and separate chipping green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"OVERPRICED FOR CONDITIONS"


KKNOX's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

$50 IS WAY TO HIGH FOR THIS COURSE!! CLUBHOUSE IS NICE BUT WAY OVER DUE. IF THEY WOULD JUST DO BETTER AT KEEPING THE GROUNDS CLEANED UP OF DEAD BRANCHES AND THE CART PATH'S THAT WOULD BE A START!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Save applewood"


Joe8735113's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Applewood is one of my favorite courses in the denver area. It is perfect for walking with an old school design and no houses lining the fairways. And even on a busy Sunday the pace of play was pretty good.<br/> I sincerely hope the "save applewood" effort is successful and we have many more seasons to enjoy this local gem!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Save the wood"


mrjnm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play the wood - save the wood<br/> It would be a shame to loose this little gem to developers<br/> There's a huge old turtle that lives by #8


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun mid-century layout."


drgnslyr221's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

While a little rough around the edges this course is at its core is a fun mid-century layout. The views are phenomenal with the Flatirons, Lookout mountain, north and south table, and Golden in view.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very nice facility"


chad1726818's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Was very pleased with my experience at applewood golf course in golden. Staff was very friendly and professional. Course was in great shape and very challenging dog legs with some elevation change. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Will also return to enjoy this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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