Wellshire Golf Course

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3.5
21
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.2
75.4%
Recommend this course
15 out of 21 reviews
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3.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
13
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6498 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.1
Wellshire Golf Course is an 18-hole, public course that was voted as one of the best public facilities in the U.S. Designed by Donald Ross, the course opened in 1926 and is located in southwest Denver. Towering trees are scattered throughout the course, adding pretty scenery as well as an interesting element to the game. The course has a yardage of 6,498 from its longest tees, playing to a par of 71. The risk-and-reward style layout of the course provides a fun golfing experience for all levels. Wellshire Golf Course features particularly challenging 12th and 14th holes. The greens and fairways are Blue Grass.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bronze 71 6498 yards 71.1 125
Gold 71 6232 yards 69.9 124
Black 76 5756 yards 71.1 126
Silver 73 4709 yards
Scorecard for Wellshire
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: 71.3/127 516 178 367 424 419 354 412 311 158 3139 464 140 470 441 218 364 395 388 479 3359 6498
White M: 70.0/126 485 163 360 408 405 340 402 301 145 3009 447 121 457 425 212 350 380 367 464 3223 6232
Black M: 66.8/116 460 118 353 392 401 326 392 292 132 2866 425 104 422 402 183 341 362 319 332 2890 5756
Red W: 72.1/128 460 113 353 392 392 326 392 292 132 2852 425 95 422 396 176 341 362 319 332 2868 5720
Handicap 5 17 11 7 3 9 1 13 15 12 18 2 6 8 16 10 14 4
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 35 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 17 9 5 7 11 1 13 15 2 18 6 4 16 12 8 10 14

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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3.5
21
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Handicap 15-19
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good metro/municourse

After playing this course twice, I think it's one of the more interesting Denver city courses. It was designed by Donald Ross and opened in ~1926, wow. Currently, the driving range (into a lake) is not open. Walking out to the practice green and #1 tee are a bit iffy if folks on #9 pull or hook into the trees. The greens play fairly quick, so spend time at the practice putting green to get it dialed.

This par 71 course is ~6500 yards max, but the ratings are 70.7/130 from bronze, 69.4/126/6232y from gold, 67/122/5756y/par 73 from black, and 66.6/119/4709y/par 73 from silver, so expect some non-distance challenges for a muni.

Leaves in the fall can add to your challenge. We walked (it's very walkable) into probably 10-15 lost ones with very light golfer traffic. When in doubt, stay below the hole here. The design seems to favor faders, but there are a few draw holes (6, 7, & 18). The course lies close to Hampden, which makes holes #14-17 slightly more intimidating if you're not on your game. Hole #17 is quite picturesque and with #18 makes for a tougher 1-2 finish. Oh yeah, the 150 stick on #17 is not 150.

The greens will favor those with those with experience on the course.

Right now, the weekday M-F walking rate is $28, $22 seniors, which makes it a reasonable round. With its tight layout, walking intentionally leisurely only took 3:30 even with hunting among leaves for some shots.

The 19th hole is pretty good if you're thirsty or hungry after your round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is not what it used to be

The course has gone downhill in the past 10 years. The snooty woman in the pro shop was the icing on the cake. No need to come back again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value for Golf Day

Had another great day at Wellshire Golf Course. Course in great shape and enjoyed a nice lunch afterwards. We'll be back for sure.

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

A pretty nice course. Very enjoyable.

I hadn't played Wellshire in 25 years. Its changed a bit, but so have I. I'll put it on my regular play list for weekday play. It was busy, but not overcrowded. The pace was well managed. The greens were in great shape. And the recent rain we have had did not leave the course too soggy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

On the Positive side, the staff was friendly, the sand traps had real sand and the greens were in good condition. On the other hand: the pace was extremely slow. It took 52 minutes to play the first three holes. The tee boxes and fairways were in bad shape. Huge areas of grassless hardpan, over watered mud holes and other GUR. Much worse condition than her sister Denver City course like Kennedy and City Park (when it was open)

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

good day

We went off on schedule and the course was in good shape except for a couple of sprinkler problems. Moved along quickly and for someone liking fast greens this was a dandy. I haven't played the course in a couple of years and it was in the best shape I have encountered.

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

Memorial Day At Wellshire

Donald Ross courses are always fun and challenging. Love the improvement they made on #10. Highly disappointed that they didn’t catch/rake up the huge clumps of grass around some of the greens. Had a good time overall though.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

I really enjoyed this course and will be back. I do hope the driving range is open next time but that was only bad thing. Course is in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

Course in poor shape - #10 unplayable. Ground under repair / its a goat path right now. No way it should be priced at current levels. I’ll not be returning. Consider yourself forewarned - Wellshire is another City of Denver golf fiasco.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poor conditions and pace of play

I have played Wellshire many many times over the years and have never seen it in such poor condition. It was all torn up and not very enjoyable. The pace of play was exceptionally long with no course marshals.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Under construction- New Spinklers

First hole had a temp green and the hole was about half the distance. Putting on the fairway. Poor conditions. The 10th hole had a temp Tee Box - again half the distance. Greens were rough- no sand in the sand traps. I could go on- but I won't. Great staff and we had fun playing in the 66 degree weather. Won't go back till fall.

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

Slow play on a February day!

Had a 1:00 time, but 3 ladies that were walking saw there were 2 of us in a cart and swapped times with us. Teed off at 12:50, had to wait on every hole for the groups ahead of us. Finished the round at 5:25. Seems like they overbooked the course and didn't have a Marshall keeping the pace of play quick! Slow play ruined a nice course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Good value for the money. Conditions in solid shape for time of the year

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Decent course

Played here because it was a Donald Ross course. Greens were in great shape. Fairways were good. A little noisy in some parts of the course due to traffic near by. Some greens were boarderline unfair because of where the pin positions were. Checking in was a little bit of a process and slow. Range is poor at best. Hit off mats into a pond with limited flight golf balls.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Its an amazing layout

Its an original Donald Ross Layout beautiful course. In my humble opinion its the most under rated course in Denver. The new superendent is great and has the course in great shape last summer it looked the best I've seen it in years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Fun Muni

Wellshire is part of the Denver public courses and in my opinion is the best one with the best layout. This is a fun golf course that is worth $40 to walk, maintenance is decent for a muni. If it were maintained with higher standards I would play it all the time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Good layout, poor condition

OK, so its a muni course. That being said, all of Denver's other muni courses are in much better shape. It doesn't look like they ever do maintenance on the cart paths and the for sure don't control where people go. I have played here a lot and pace of play is hit or miss. I have played 5 1/2 hour rounds, and normal rounds. It depends on what is in front of you. They don't do ANYTHING to control pace of play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Best Denver Muni

Wellshire is my home course due to location and value, but is a nice course for a Denver public. The conditions are good(minus the 10th hole), but most courses are right now due to all the rain we've had this spring. Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about getting in a 3hr round, usually 4-4.5 and closer to 5 on weekends but that seems typical of the local courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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