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Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6636 yards
Slope 138
Rating 71.5

The golf course at the Arrowhead Golf Club has been declared the top public course in Denver in the past by Golf Digest, as well as one of the top 75 public courses in the nation. The towering red sandstone rock formations are a trademark of the course, providing a unique and beautiful atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the abundant wildlife that have made the course their home. The rolling terrain provides elevation changes and undulation to the greens. Water hazards and bunkers also come into play on the course. Arrowhead Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 13th hole. It is a steep, downhill hole with scenic views.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared or mock turtle neck shirt.No Denim or cut off pants. Bermuda shorts are allowed.No tank or spaghetti strap tops.No short shorts.Sleeveless shirts are allowed.

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4.1
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Drinks 11
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
A Weekend Splurge 19
Entertaining Clients 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
In the 'Burbs 8

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Conditions Excellent
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Restaurant too slow on getting food out. No course Marshall one is needed

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
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Handicap 5-9
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2.0
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Used cart

Pace of play was awful !

Several times during the round we had a many as 5 tee times on one hole. The worst one of the holes was #10 right in front of the club house. Either no one noticed or no cared.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Fall day

A beautiful 82 degree day with little wind. Scenery was awesome as usual on a very clear day. Paired up with 3 others and we had a wonderful day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Quirky in a good way

This was my first time playing at high elevation and this course delivered. A few holes are a bit on the quirky side but I tend to enjoy those types of courses. The views are great and the greens rolled very well. I'd imagine it would take a couple of times around to really know the course. I was sent out as a single sandwiched between all of the foursomes so that made for a lonely 5-hour round. The twosome that had the time cancelled and I can only assume there was no one else to group with. That said, pace of play was a bit of an issue.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Only thing good is the views

The views of the mountains are nice. The greens are stupidly impossible. Can’t stop anything around the greens. Get ready for a nightmare of chasing your ball all over the greens. Not a fun day. And for the price tag it’s outrageous. Avoid at all costs

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Denver's 1

I had to play this course at least once and recommend that you do too! I was visiting so I wanted to play somewhere nice and was not disappointed. The scenery by itself is impressive, if not distractingly so, but the course is beautiful as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Arrowhead Golf

It's always fun to play Arrowhead. The views are fantastic. The golf is a little harder than I like, but do not miss a chance to play the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course

Beautiful golf course but the pace of play was slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Arrowhead golf course

Greens were a little slow today. Bunkers were dry and crusty. Tough to splash out of. Greens,fairways and tee boxes great shape. $80 on a Thursday afternoon is ok, $140 would be steep.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Arrowhead

Good course in great condition except 10th hole where they were repairing the sprinkler system.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One Big Problem

One of the prettiest places you will ever play. I just can't believe they were allowed to put a golf course in these rock formations. It's a good test from the tips. Sadly, if you are a serious player the pace of play is SO SLOW it takes the wind out of your sails. Played a 3 hour front nine and asked if anyone was marshaling the course when we made the turn. We were told "yes" and the pro shop sent out a young man far too young to get any results from the offending foursome. There were four foursomes on #4 tee at one point. I just don't think anyone really cared about pace of play, or they didn't seem to on that day. I think they cater to the "resort or tourist" player and not the more serious one. So, be careful and plan on at least 5 1/2 to 6 hours for your round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Snail's pace play and the staff does not care!

If you are like me, a serious golfer, then do not waste your money or your time playing at the Arrowhead Golf Course. Sure it has breathtaking views and some of the holes are challenging. However, the pace of play was extremely slow. I was part of threesome and it took us five and half hours to play seventeen holes. We were getting on the greens within regulation. We were finally frustrated and upset after teeing off on the eighteenth hole when the sun went down. We picked up our fairway drives due to the darkness. There were six golfers (if you want to call them that) in front of us going back and forth from one side of each fairway to the other. Not only did they not let us play through, the folks working at the golf course did not even seem to care when we brought it to their attention many times. Some folks are meant to play golf, some are meant to stay on a golf range, and some are only meant to play miniature golf. Those six inconsiderate folks are meant for the latter. My suggestion is go play at Bear Dance Golf Course, which is much more challenging, much more beautiful, and the staff there take golf serious!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful!

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the course, loved the staff, and loved the value! You have to go out and try it. You will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun but slow

For a “premium” course they sure didnt enforce pace of play. Pretty, but frustratingly slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, too expensive

This course is beautiful. They don’t allow walkers. That’s not good if you are a walker. The course is worth about $70, not $120-$140 which is what you pay during peak season. The practice facility is very, very small. No chipping or sand area. The driving range is tiny, no drivers allowed. If you hit left at all on the driving range, your ball will be on the 10th hole. Very dangerous. They need to put tall nets up and make it safer for the 10th hole and allow drivers. The course has gorgeous holes, like the Par 3 in between the red rocks on the back nine. One of the prettiest holes in the state.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, early in the season, gorgeous day

This was my 4th and my wife's 1st round. I was happy to find a day to show her this beautiful course. The weather was just about perfect. The check-in had a minor delay with the new Golfpass interface, but the Golfnow tee time was seamless. The staff worked to get it figured out. The cart person was very friendly. The driving range is distance limited to 185y. They told us the greens haven't been mowed yet, since it has just recently melted out, so the speeds were a bit variable...and fairly fast on the downhillers. Texas wedge or hybrid putts may be the current shot choice for near miss approach shots with a downhill pin. The snows have largely melted, though some bunkers still hold snow making the sand variable for your exit sand saves. The course overall was in really nice shape.

The groundskeepers were out there getting things tuned up, but for us amateurs, working around greens puts them in a bit of jeopardy with tightened muscles and skull shots, especially on #4 where long is the safer play. Fore!

The course is cart path only right now, which seems appropriate, though it makes for a bit of extra time to get to your shots on the other side of the fairways. The GPS in the cart turned out handy to help reduce the number of clubs selected for those guesses on the far side.

FWIW, this is a pretty challenging course for intermediate, middle-aged ladies with its 136 slope rating (113 being average). E.g. from Columbine tees #4's 385y length with a forced carry to get to the green really earns its 1 hcp; #2's 508y length may be a stretch; #12's 387y left-curving layout will test shot control; and #18's lake curving out near the cartpath will foil a reasonably intentioned 2nd shot if your tee shot doesn't get you a view of the lake.

Still this course is always a treat! Though one might like the final tally better on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th lap. Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice early spring round.

The course was in very good shape considering it was under a blanket of snow a weak ago. A little slow due to cast path only. Overall a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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