Wellshire Golf Course

3.5406117647 3.5 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6498 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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 N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

10 out of 14 reviews


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"Great Course"


u106114163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Poor Conditions"


EagleEye999's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000002887860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very poor conditions and pace of play"


mwallace10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u322990507's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Under construction- New Spinklers"


Golfgrandlake's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play on a February day!"


u000004178206's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


jdmarmolejojr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Decent course"


rakoehler63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Its an amazing layout"


Nashhays's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun Muni"


Bunkertown20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good layout, poor condition"


cubfanincs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Best Denver Muni"


Canobeach's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Forgiving course that provides a few challenges"


nmcnair's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is the course I typically played. The course is old and the fairways are narrow, but most fairways run next to another fairway. The rough between fairways is mostly open, so shooting from another fairway is generally forgiving. The course is mostly flat, though there are a few blind shots. There are few hazards (1 pond, 3 creeks) but mostly you will deal with bunkers and an occasional trap. There are not an over abundance of them so most approach shots, especially for beginners are quite forgiving.

The greens and fairways were, and generally are in great shape, especially for it being a muni course and the amount of play they see. Unlike some other muni courses in the areas, ball marks on the greens were not a major issue. Fairways do tend to have some monster divots, though the maintenance crew appear to stay on top of it for the most part.

The course has a large volume of rounds played every year. Tee times are at a premium because of the course's location to houses and businesses and the fact that it only has 18 holes, but even with this I can typically walk a full round in about 3 hours. Very rarely have I run into longer rounds. The marshalls do a good job at keeping the pace moving.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




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