J. F. Kennedy Golf Center - West/Babe Lind Course

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3.5
13
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.1
83.2%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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3.6
5
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
7
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7035
Slope 111
Rating 71.7
Type Public
The J.F. Kennedy Golf Center offers four nine-hole, public courses, three of which can be played in three 18-hole combinations to offer a variety of different golfing options. The West/Babe Lind is one of the courses that can be played as an 18-hole course. Located in Aurora, the West/Babe Lind can offer up to 6,777 yards of golf from its longest tees. On all of the courses, the fairways are narrow and tree-lined while the greens are large and undulating. No water hazards come into play on the course. This public course is affordable and in combination with the other courses at the golf center, it has the ability to provide a unique game each time.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7035 yards 71.7 111
White 72 6777 yards 70.7 107
White (W) 76 6777 yards 76.4 138
Red (W) 76 6407 yards 71.6 126
Scorecard for West - Babe Lind
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/111 493 449 387 181 460 374 452 512 147 3455 511 447 229 346 175 445 602 409 416 3580 7035
White M: 70.7/107 W: 76.4/138 476 433 376 168 442 362 435 499 136 3327 494 426 216 334 163 429 587 398 403 3450 6777
Red W: 71.6/126 468 417 364 155 424 351 418 486 125 3208 458 338 160 322 161 412 572 387 389 3199 6407
Handicap 12 8 10 16 4 14 2 6 18 11 7 5 15 17 1 3 13 9
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Henry Hughes

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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3.5
13
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Sandy greens and full rate

Putting on these greens is like Plinko from the Price is Right....should be discounted some.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play problem

Four hours and 50 minute round on a Monday Morning. Need I say more.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the average golfer

Been playing here for 3 years.

Kennedy is a great place.

Course itself is open year-round. A calm winter will allow you to play into Jan. Feb. Apr.

The major gratification I get out of this Course, is the staff. The people that work here are human beings: from tee times to maintaining pace of play to good ol' small talk just generally friendly.

West: Good quick 9 holes, with limited challenges besides trees on both sides on each hole.

Babe: Little more interesting. With water, bunkers, river beds (sometimes with water in them), long fairways, its a good 9 when weather and everything cooperates.

Creek: Most underrated 9 in CO. Seriously. That's all I say.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

John F Kennedy Golf Course

I have lived in Denver for over 20 years and Kennedy is one of my favorite local courses. It is not difficult but makes you think on your shots. I always enjoy my experiences playing at this muni course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Kennedy

For a Muni course within the city limits of Denver, this place is a real gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Way too slow

It took us 2:40 to play first nine. Ten minutes between tee times is too short so every group was waiting on every hole. I will not go back

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course a little rough coming out of the winter, greens more than anything.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent but slow

4:30 minute round on a weekday. Everything else was pretty good. Creek side is in nice shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

One of my favoirte course to play

This course is the best for the money. The greens are usually in exceptional shape, the fairways are great!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weekend Hack

Fun track to play...0640 tee time and pace was slow. Will play again, but for lesser rate. There are a lot of options in the area that are much nicer, for the same price. Great staff

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good price

Overall solid course for reasonable price. Would have liked to know that greens were irragated.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need a practice chipping green and nobody likes heading offelt Matt

Grass was a little long but I get it getting ready to plug on Monday

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Solid for beginners and advanced players

I have had the fortunate pleasure of never having paid for a round of golf on any of their four courses (3 9-hole courses and 1 9-hole par 3 course), but having played all courses multiple times. The state of the course, even during the hottest parts of the summer is generally in great shape. Greens are quite large and tend to be a bit slower than other courses, but certainly not terrible. Golfers tend to be terrible about fixing their divots and ball marks. Definitely walk the ground before you take your putt. Fairways are generally wide and the creek side has a fair bid of undulation with several blind shots and hazards. There are several forced carries and some large elevation changes. Beginners might struggle a bit, but it should prove to be a fun course for advanced players. My chief complaint with all four courses is the pace of play. It is glacially slow. The course is quite long and spread out, so if you are behind some walkers, try your very best to pass them. My rounds in a cart typically clock in just shy of 5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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