Sleeping Indian/Cottonwood at West Woods Golf Club

4.0322352941 4.0 stars from 5 (97)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7035 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7035 yards 72.8 135
Middle 72 6335 yards 70.0 126
Middle (W) 72 6335 yards 76.2 141
Forward 72 5626 yards 66.7 119
Forward (W) 72 5626 yards 72.1 129
Other (W) 72 5197 yards 69.8 126

West Woods Golf Club offers three public golf courses designed by Richard Phelps who has designed a great number of golf courses in Colorado. The three courses have nine holes each but they are combined to form 18-hole courses. The combination changes each day to keep the game interesting. The Sleeping Indian/Cottonwood course at West Woods Golf Club is 7,035 yards from its championship tees, playing to a par of 72. The facility's landscape features ten lakes that add to the beauty and challenge of each course since they create many water hazards. The greens are average-sized and very sloped.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 97 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

89 out of 96 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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James5338007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Bypass the Construction"


Ellis3772642's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With all the construction going on, you'd think the course was closed. It's not. The corse is in great condition, greens are rolling fast and true and the pace of play is the best I've seen. No waiting at any tee box.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"2/3 Open"


u442729173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course twice and now. The 2 9s that are open play well. Not terribly long, easily playable from the tips. Some good looking signature holes with decent elevation change.

Driving range set on a downhill slope

Difficult for walkers to navigate the course due to construction

Mind your car, parking lot sits on the back side of a green


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"WW in April"


jd6236's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Awesome course. Arvada seems to have sneaky good courses. Cottonwood 9 was fun, Silo was super imaginative and requires thought from shot to shot. Will be back. Only negatives were there were no discounts for or heads up about freshly punched greens. Course is also under heavy construction right now. Will be interesting to see what it's like when all of that is done in January.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gotta play here!"


u9481897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to walk or ride. Challenging for sure. If you are even off the front watch out for the back tends to always snake you. Course clubhouse is under construction, no food, n not many rest rooms available. Otherwise the course is why we go there to enjoy the view, have a bruh and play some good golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u9120381's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Give it a chance n be amazed"


u9481897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to the course got in my cart and played 18. Good course fun and challenging and it's always a new course every time I play it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really fun course with 3 9-hole options to choose from. The course is well kept and the greens are pretty awesome! Fast with lots of break and lag putts. Pretty average price for the quality, but worth the few extra bucks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout with some nice challenges."


William8287323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time for me at this course. I really liked the area where the course is constructed. The nature area and bike paths that the course follows makes for an atmosphere that is Colorado.

I walked the course. The course is in very good shape, particularly just entering into the spring. Who ever designed the course has a passion for bunkers because there are a lot, and I found a lot of them. However, they are well maintained, so I can only complain about my inability to avoid them. The greens are in good shape, and reasonably fast.

The only downside for me was the pace of play, and that wasn't surprising given the great weather. The course was full. Because the other three persons in the foursome I was paired into failed to show up, I spent a lot of time waiting as a single in a course full of foursomes.

I would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



papabear87's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's early so the fairways were rolling. Greens haven't been cut yet so they were alittlebumpy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


rytyme's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, even though punched a few weeks ago making greens bumpy/fairway lies can be down...we just moved them out if they 'sat' in a dimple.

Pace of play can be slow in the middle of the day, but definitely one of the better courses on the west side.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


Ellis3772642's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played with 2 guys who's 1st time it was playing. Helped them to play the holes. I hadn't played there in 2 years and was expecting the pace of play to be slow. It took us exactly 4 hrs, which is really good for a weekend anywhere. Greens were rolling true and fairways were manicured. Those 2 guys were already setting tee times to come back and play this week. I missed playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Silo course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are not familiar with this course, it is not well marked how to get to each hole, we got lost a couple of times . Tough course to walk !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course w/ Drainage Issues"


I50LAT10N's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, this was a great course. The staff was friendly and the pace of play well ahead of where I would expect for a mid-afternoon Saturday game. The course was beautiful and green.

The only issue we ran into was around drainage. The Arvada area had experienced some heavy raining the day before and a fair number of holes had some drainage issues which impacted the playing experience (i.e. stuck golf balls, fairway flooding, extremely soft ground, and areas of standing water).

I am confident these issues would have not presented had it not been for the recent heavy rains. I will definitely give this course another chance in the near-future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


kxy4fw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding course conditions; great layout. Fun to play. Had a GREAT day! Pro Shop staff the BEST!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs some TLC"


Bbalking24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course in a tournament and the pace of play was great and the marshal kept everyone moving, which is great for a Saturday. They had brown patches all over the fairways though and with a wet winter and spring, most other courses in the area are in great shape. The greens were a bit slow but we assumed it was due to them not wanting to lose the greens like they were with the fairways. The 2 nines that we played were really fun and are great layouts. If they can fix the conditions of the course then this place would be a 4 or 5 star facility!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views"


Daniel4389202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love Arvada and this course let's you see the great views from Arvada


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow pace for tee time"


North3face's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow pace for 745 tee time. Challenging course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"After the snow!"


Scott6641658's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everyone stayed home! Had this great layout to myself. Would have helped my score to know the layout, but first time on the Indian and Cottonwood courses was a pleasure. Course was in great shape despite wet conditions due to weekend snow. And deep rough! Views were spectacular and grounds staff were very personable. Can you open up your pond to catch and release bass fishing?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Please don't play here--I want the course all to myself"


golf4randy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fabulous course of 27 holes. The best 18 are the Silo and the Cottonwood nines.

I really hesitated telling anyone about how great this course is, because I want to keep it all to myself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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