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

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3.5
13
5 Stars
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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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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 71
Length 6884
Slope 123
Rating 70.9
Type Public
The Babe Lind/Creek Course is one of three courses at the J.F. Kennedy Golf Center that can be played in three 18-hole combinations. There is also a great par-3, nine-hole course at the facility. Unlike the West/Creek course, which was designed by Henry Hughes, the Babe Lind/Creek Course was done by another famous golf designer, Dick Phelps, who has done a few other courses in the Denver Area. Opened in 1965, the Babe Lind/Creek is the most popular 18-hole course at J.F. Kennedy Family Golf Center. It offers up to 6,884 yards of golf from its longest tees. The course has large, undulating greens and narrow, tree-lined fairways. Water hazards also come into play on this course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6884 yards 70.9 123
White 71 6499 yards 69.3 113
White (W) 72 6499 yards 74.5 135
Red (W) 72 5473 yards 72.0 125
Scorecard for Babe Lind - Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Bronze M: 71.0/120 511 447 229 346 175 445 602 409 416 3580 405 322 404 470 163 538 147 433 422 3304 6884
Gold M: 68.8/116 W: 76.1/141 494 426 216 334 163 429 587 398 403 3450 377 293 377 439 133 507 135 393 395 3049 6499
Silver M: 64.4/109 W: 70.1/125 458 338 160 322 161 412 409 297 328 2885 343 266 290 354 101 405 122 326 314 2521 5406
Handicap 11 7 5 15 17 1 3 13 9 14 12 8 2 16 4 18 10 6
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Phelps

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
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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
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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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Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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