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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7229 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.2

CommonGround Golf Course was designed to serve as an affordable public golf facility that supports the growth-of-the-game missions of both the Colorado Golf Association and the Colorado Women's Golf Association. This Tom Doak design is a parkland/links mixture that is walkable and affordable. On a clear day you can see Mt. Evans, Long's Peak and the Denver skyline in the distance.

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Doak (2009) Jim Urbina

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

2.6
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Nice Experience but Course Overrated and Overpriced

This was the old Lowry AFB course and after changing hands a couple of times (cfe: Mira Vista) it got a Tom Doak makeover and a new feel with big golf headquarters and a fancy caddie program. In my opinion, however, the course itself is still a sow’s ear and there are 100 or more courses in Colorado that are still better. Add to that the fees are way high for the layout. Great amenities but I don’t plan to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
First Time Playing

Premium Municipal Golf

This course belongs in the premium but not quite elite category for municipal courses. It's not at the level of Chambers or Bethpage but you'd be very hard-pressed to find a more thoughtful municipal layout...especially in a parkland setting.

The land given to Doak was average, at best, but his design ability truly came out in creating a great course with an uninteresting parcel of land.

You better bring your A+ approach game (like with every Doak) because if you miss a green an up and down is incredibly difficult.

Also like with other Doak courses get your birdies in early because the stretch of 12-17 is a kick to the stomach of tough golf hole followed by rough golf hole to include 3x 220+ yard par 3 holes and 2x 475+ yard par 4s.

Really great design and some cool offerings via their caddie program ($10-20 tip all that's required). I'd certainly come back to play this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Walked

Way overpriced, and just not worth it.

What a HORRIBLE golfing experience. Played there yesterday and it took OVER 5 HOURS! That is absolutely ridiculous!! They either crammed in way too many groups, or it was because they had no rangers at all out on the course making sure that people kept things moving. The course is nice enough, and it's in pretty good shape, but it's WAY overpriced. They charge $60 just to walk, and there are courses around Denver that are as nice, or quite a bit nicer, for less than that even with a cart (I'd rather play Green Valley Ranch, which is nicer and cheaper). For a 5+ hour round, and the high price they charge, it just isn't worth it. I will NEVER play this course again (even though I live only about 2 miles away).

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Great course

This is a great golf course. Really good design on a pretty flat piece of land. No houses on the course and could not have been an easier walk. Great little clubhouse as well. All about golf here and not about all the other nonsense a lot of new courses have. My new favorite course in Denver.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I would play here every day

I grew up in Denver and played a ton of golf at Mira Vista ... because it was cheap, not because it was any good. So ever since they built the new course here, getting a round in here has been a priority.

I was not disappointed.

In fact, it was way better than I even imagined. The course there now is just great golf for everyone--it's wide and totally playable for high handicappers and beginners, but still challenging for the good player (due to length, the greens, and the use of angles and well-placed hazards). Big greens, long views, fun shots. I couldn't want anything more out of a golf course.

The greens were slow and just a tad on the fuzzy side. I played with a local who plays CG a lot and he said this was unusual, so I'll forgive it the day after a holiday. The greens are tricky enough that not being fast is fine. The rest of the course was in outstanding condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

pace of play

This is the slowest course to play in the Denver area. Every time I play this course their is a pace of play issue. Green conditions are not good. I would pass on this one. When I ask the staff and management they stated that there is nothing thay can do.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Best course in Denver

Although this course is not technically within the city limits of Denver, it's close enough and is the best track within the city limits. The greens are always in great shape and the pace of play is never an issue. A must play if you are in the Denver area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

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