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3.9
204 Reviews (204)
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.7
80.4%
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175 out of 204 reviews
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3.4
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
2.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
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6 out of 9 reviews
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3.7
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

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3.9
204 Reviews (204)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
A Weekend Splurge 20
Entertaining Clients 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Workers on course entire time

The course was actively maintaining the course during our round, often with 10-20 workers on a green and 3-5 pieces of heavy equipment cutting grass and plugging holes. Ridiculous

Not to mention, the Colorado golf association was out with 4-6 people on each hole, standing on the greens, marking down slope, etc, but very distracting to have 6 golf carts surrounding a green you are hitting into and come out from under trees and stand there on the green behind your line while putting.

DO NOT PLAY HERE!!! They DO NOT CARE that you are ON VACATION

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Id avoid it

Pace: 5:30 with an 11:00 start. We were told the first group took 5 hours and they never caught back up. Only saw one Marshall who just came through to issue apologies. (Not our first time with pace issues here.)

Conditions: just not good. Bunkers with golf ball sized rocks. Lots of dead turf areas. Greens were in great shape though.

Where you should play instead: Bear Dance, Red Hawk Ridge, The Ridge, Fossil trace. All combative costs or less and all in all a MUCH greater golf experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Colorado Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, busy day

This was a treat round for my wife. We arrived to find limited parking. A large fundraiser tournament for women was finishing up as we arrived, and another optometrists' tournament was about to start. The round was listed as walking, but there were carts...they just needed to turn them over after the earlier tournament. The round started a smidge behind. The group in front of us were a bit new to golf? The front 9 went fairly well if a bit slowly, but the scenery took our minds off the pace of play. It's gorgeous! The back 9 went okay, but the group behind us were a bit impatient getting a bit too close, as we were rate limited by the others on the course...they hit through us a few times. The sand in the traps was a bit variable, but it's probably the COVID-19 situation. The experience was overall pretty nice, but pace of play can make for impatient fellow golfers. We like this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time playing, pace was really slow, guys out front were really helpful and friendly.. couldn’t find cart girls anywhere but thanks to Laurie inside the bar, she took great care of us and made our day.... id definitely recommend playing here at least once..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible staff and pace

We played today and had a terrible pace of play. For $150 I would expect a pace of 4 hrs to 4.25 hrs, no jeans on the course, no 5 somes (group a few holes behind us), responsiveness if we call in, and professional responses when we get in obviously irritated by the pace. We got none of these. It was like playing the local muni for 5x the price. Yes the scenery is good but that doesn’t make up for the issues this staff gave us.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good track

Had an early morning tee time and well worth waking up early to avoid any delays. Was the second group out, and was allowed to play thru on #4 so it was our course after that. When we got to #15, the group that let us play through wasn't on #10 yet, so played #11-14 for a second time without issue. Ended up playing 22 holes in just over 3 hours.
Course was in great shape for the amount of play it receives. Greens rolled the best I've seen in the Denver/Colorado Springs area all year. Fairways and rough was also in god condition. We played the Arrowhead tees at 6350, shorter than we are used too, but wanted to make it enjoyable. Personally I don't think the course is that tough, a lot of room off the tee to stray a shot, you just have to get the greens down.
Good selection on par 3s, as the previous review said #13 is the signature hole, but #3 is just as good and we had an easy pin. I would hate to see it back left near the rocks.
My one negative comment is the driving range. When you are paying $100+ for a round, let me hit off grass and use my driver. For the range to be off mats and irons only is disappointing. And playing #10, I was afraid a stray shot would hit me, put a high net up to stop stray shots off the range.
Normally I play Arrowhead once per year, but I liked today so much I'll be back before the year is out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 302
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Iconic Denver public course

This is one of the country's most unique settings for public golf without question. The red sandstone formations jutting out around the property mixed with boulders big and small are just too cool. I think the routing, a par 70 with 5 par 3s and 3 par 5s, is quite good for such a sensitive area as well. The par-3 13th hole is the signature but I think the par-3 3rd is as good if not better. The opener is wonderful and the par-5 16th has a great "reveal" over the crest and shows Denver in the distance. It's also walkable. Not all the great mountain courses around here are. So that should be noted.

reading some of the reviews I can see why this course isn't for everyone. Along with TPC Colorado it's the most expensive public in the area. It can also get a little slow. We teed off at 9:30 and played in 4:40. It's also on the shorter side, so if you're a longer hitter you may feel a little cramped in. From the middle-back tees I hit quite a few hybrids and 4-irons off the tee including the par-5 18th where I reached the green going 4-iron/3-wood. TPC Colorado is a bigger ballpark with more chances to swing big.

My buddy raved about a deal they were running in the shop where if you spent about $30 on merch you got three drink (including alcohol) tickets.

Greens ran great. Honestly they could have been slowed down. Their flipped cup setup was pretty unforgiving. I had 41 putts! But the total package is as good as I've seen as a visitor to Denver.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
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 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 19
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
Played On
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
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