Heather Ridge Golf Course

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3.9
234
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
87.1%
Recommend this course
194 out of 234 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
13
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
20
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6106
Slope 116
Rating 69.1
Type Public
The golf course at Heather Ridge provides not only a good game but also spectacular views overlooking the Rocky Mountains. The former private, 18-hole course is 5,926 yards at its longest tees and plays to a par of 70. Renowned golf course designer Richard Phelps designed the course, which opened in 1973. The small greens are undulating and extremely sloped. The course also features narrow fairways and water hazards. The most difficult hole on the Heather Ridge Golf Course is the 10th hole, which is a par-5 that covers 506 yards.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6106 yards 69.1 116
White 70 5727 yards 67.3 114
White (W) 70 5727 yards 73.6 133
Gold (W) 70 5453 yards 72.2 126
Red (W) 70 5204 yards 70.6 124
Scorecard for Golf Club At Heather Ridge
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: 69.1/116 364 449 386 318 115 324 506 187 312 2961 241 345 405 342 217 298 565 336 396 3145 6106
White M: 67.3/114 359 385 350 308 110 281 500 161 306 2760 188 338 348 316 210 292 558 330 387 2967 5727
Gold M: 64.9/112 W: 72.2/126 347 371 335 285 99 266 488 145 294 2630 172 322 328 283 198 279 545 318 368 2813 5443
Red W: 70.6/124 347 371 335 285 99 266 488 85 294 2570 112 322 338 283 153 279 461 318 368 2634 5204
Handicap 5 3 7 11 17 13 1 15 9 10 14 8 16 6 18 2 12 4
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 3 7 11 15 13 1 17 9 18 10 8 12 16 14 2 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
234

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Narrow Fairways 33
Undulating Greens 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 36
Walkers 28
Seniors 24
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 57
In the 'Burbs 14
Near the Airport 8

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Experience with the course helps to make for an enjoyable round

This was my 3rd and my wife's 1st time here. One thing to note, the course from the scorecard is 6106y blue, 5727y white, and 5204y red. Red tees play 70.9/127 with a bogey rating of 100.7 (cogolf.org) for a par 70 course for ladies, beware!

A great deal beckoned, and we opted in. Some of the tee boxes may not be flat for the red tees, beware. The front 9 allows for some drivers, unless you're a bomber or hooker/slicer. Experience may help you relax a bit, as the houses are actually far enough away to be generally harder to hit. Wind can bring a lot more water into play, know your distances.

Holes #4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 15 really try to tug your driver out of your hands, unless you're a straight hitter.

As far as course conditions, the staff has really kept it in good shape. Sure, there are some leaves, but it isn't too bad. The greens are playing very well. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The course is fairly flat and quite walkable, which may be preferable as the temperatures dwindle, though they do have some covered carts it appeared. Call ahead if that's desirable for you.

As far as scores go, for guys, this course can be kind to your scorecard if you play it straight or smart. For ladies, the tee boxes may be a bit of a reach if you hit average distance or less, e.g. #2 is a 371y par 4 and #14 is a 153y par 3. Also, #4, 6, and #13 may get the driver out of your hands, too, if you hit 180-220y.

Overall, this is a nice, interesting course nestled in a neighborhood that will give you some different challenges than perhaps your typical Denver or Aurora city course. Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Greens

Great Golf Course to play. Greens are fast and challenging if you can put on these you can put on any golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprisingly challenging for the yardage

As the title suggests, this course is surprisingly challenging for the yardage. The white tees (mid level ability) play only 5727. At that kind of yardage, you'd expect to shoot below your average score quite easily. That is certainly doable if you hit your shots, but be prepared for some surprises.

Water "can" affect 11 holes. Though if you hit it correctly, it shouldn't affect any of them. The greens played true, but there is enough bend to most shots to make you question how much break you'll get on your shot.

Also, several of the holes have structures "in the way" of the ideal line you might take to the green, so you have to play a different line.

I came in expecting a fairly easy course and left wondering why more courses didn't use strategic placements to make the course more of a thinking game where you have to strategize what you need to do to get around the course.

My playing partner and both have 22-26 handicaps (depending on the year, it floats around). We ended up both shooting 49 on the front. He shot 44 on the back and fell apart for non-golf reasons and shot 55 on the back.

For a mid-October round, I was surprised how well the course was maintained. It was in great shape and exceeded my expectations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff Rude

Had the desk yelling at us to hurry up between holes 6 and 7 yet there was nowhere to go the entire day... OVERPRICED. Rude staff. Lots of better values out there. Avoid this course at all costs!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beware of Houses/Windows along The Heather Ridge

1st: Really good staff -starter & cartgirls. Interesting layout, with great greens. They putted fast & held good incoming shots. The greens were really tough for me & had unusual amount of 3putts; but very undulating & some wicked pin-placements. The course was really soft this day & no roll-outs, which this old guy really depends on. This is a short course, but played longer; besides the fact #2 is 450yrd par4. The par 5s are good --#7 is great hole. The only major complaint is the houses along almost every hole --no buffer zone & very much "hit'able" to stray shots. One guy in my group (fairly new to golf) had a scary day with ricochets off houses/roofs (luckily no windows). I'd go back, just for the convenience, the greens, & the Hot Deal Special.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Heather Ridge Golf Course on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a great four-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your day with us, despite some of the inherent challenges of our course. Please come and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at Heather Ridge

Despite back nine being closed for aeration, still had enjoyable time playing front nine 2x. Jim at the pro shop was very polite, couteaous, and accommodating. Appreciate the fact that ice, cups and water are available for free... especially on hot day!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Heather Ridge Golf Course on 10/18/2018:
We're so pleased that you had a great first round with us! We hope it's the first of many!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

I haven’t played this course in more than 20 years and had forgotten how fun the layout was and the challenge it provided. Lots of over the water shots along with narrow shot windows. So for a shorter length layout it provides ample challenge and reward for for well placed shots.

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

I’m sorry

Love the course. Has a very nice variety of different holes. Some you need the big dog, some you need a fairway wood of the tee.

Dispite wandering thru condos on many holes, it’s very reasonable and challenging at the same time. Number 7 a par 5 that is a zig zag, requires a plan of attack on every hole.

Today I played with a group of three. Great guys but we were extremely slow. The ranger (yes a ranger) was on us a little. Rightfully so! One of the guys gave him a little unwarranted crap. I apologized to the ranger, then a few holes later, I smacked a pulled hybrid off a tree and hit the Marshal sign on the front windshield of his cart. I’m not sure I’ll be invited back. I don’t think he gets paid enough for this abuse.

But he took it quite well which is very surprising.

I apologized yet again and tried to save bogey! Lol

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

Great staff. Friendly and made us feel at home firnbthe initial encounter. Greens were in great shape and the course was nicely laid out and easy find holes and tee boxes.were well marked.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round

Other than a couple of repairs that needed to be done, so no fault there, the coarse was great especially the greens. Can’t wait to go back.

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

Narrow fairways and turvy greens

The challenge at this course is avoiding going out of bounds. If you drive in the fairways (all are lined closely by townhomes) you'll score well, if not your score will spike quickly. Several of the greens undulate subtly, adding additional challenge when they are cut short.

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

Winter Golf

It is winter golf so it is not necessarily their fault it’s just that the greens were inconsistent . Some were fast and some so were slow. I was have a great time playing on this course. Thanks.

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

Good challenge

It was winter conditions, but the greens were still pretty nice. Tough track that makes you think about your shot. Had fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average

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