Buffalo Run Golf Course
Buffalo Run Golf Course is a locally acclaimed 18-hole, municipal course in Commerce City. The links-style layout covers 7,411 yards from its longest tees with a par of 72. Designed by Keith Foster, there are challenging elements such as water hazards and bunkers that come into play on the course. The wind creates difficulty on this golf course. Buffalo Run Golf Course's front nine is less challenging than the back nine but it builds up good practice for the second half of the game. One hole to note is the demanding 13th hole. It is a par-3 that has a well-placed bunker near the green.
|White (W)||72||6113 yards||74.1||133|
|Silver (W)||72||5522 yards||70.4||124|
|Red (W)||72||5227 yards||69.0||123|
|Black M: 74.7/130||412||532||406||220||453||607||210||461||453||3754||382||581||453||260||342||445||450||207||537||3657||7411|
|Gold M: 72.9/128||394||520||377||181||437||580||198||407||447||3541||367||559||428||228||326||420||435||186||526||3475||7016|
|Blue M: 70.5/125||362||486||342||162||391||529||171||375||423||3241||338||524||403||214||301||399||412||171||496||3258||6499|
|White M: 68.9/116 W: 74.1/133||344||459||325||148||381||516||150||357||372||3052||323||494||387||195||259||387||396||155||465||3061||6113|
|Red M: 64.7/104 W: 69.0/123||301||406||272||116||360||458||117||279||310||2619||292||434||334||157||214||343||340||120||374||2608||5227|
4 1/2 stars
I have played a few times and would says it’s a Very good course, with some tricky holes, especially if you are trying to get more challenge than Denver Municipal courses. It’s also reasonable pricing . We play the golds and the Par-3a are long. I played late fall and the course was in ok shape. Staff is always friendly, really cool guy as the starter, that is resourceful. My only knock would be the slower play 2 of the 3 times played.
This use to be one of the best-maintained courses in the metro area, no longer. On most of the holes, you couldn't even tell where the fairway started and stopped because most of it was spotty or just flat out dirt. Really disappointing because the course layout is really good.
The pace of play was great, mostly because no one else was out there. The staff and amenities are also top-notch.
Worst kept course I’ve played in a decade
Course came highly recommended but he had obviously not been there in a long time. Almost every fairway was burned out or had some sort of disease because grass was in short supply. They had thrown sand which I assume had seed in it all over the place. Greens were not in as bad a shape but you would definitely have to play winter rules from the middle of the fairway. Not sure if they just didn’t water all summer but maybe next year will be better. We had 4 groups on the 11th hole and called the pro shop for a ranger. They didn’t have one
Same here, it is really sad how much they have neglected this course, use to be fantastic.
Fun challenging course
I really enjoyed my time playing Buffalo Run. The course offers plenty of challenges with nearly every fairway having some sort of hazard off the tee and the greens are well defended. There are holes that offer great risk/reward with a stiff penalty for a misplaced shot. The course is in good shape, even after being plugged, and I look forward to playing in the spring and summer next year. My only knock on the course is the practice facility is small and you are only able to hit 200 yard shots. I really enjoy this links style course and will be playing it more.
Great day for golf
A simply beautiful 98 degree day with little to no wind. Course was in excellent condition and we played the round in 3 hours 15 minutes. Then we enjoyed a great meal and drinks with a wonderful staff. I always love to play this course.
Poor value for your money
Pro shop staff was rude at check in. No carts were available, Range under construction, front nine in ok shape, back nine in ROUGH shape. Rangers worthless, 5 1/2 hour round, 3 groups stacked up on most holes.
They are working on the driving range so max distance you can hit is 200. They do not keep up with the first cut or even the second cut. If you don’t find the fairway you are better off dropping a ball in the fairway. Hitting out of the rough you might hit a ball 20 yards and that is it. Will not be going back
I really enjoy thus course. Has some challenging holes and fun holes. The staff is nice. I haven't eatin at the restaurant, but it looks and smells great!
Warnings are needed for this coirse
The course was in rough shape. Lots of bare spots, and ground under repair. However the entire back 9 has giant construction trucks everywhere. Dirt flying through the air. They paired us up with walkers and we were in a cart!!. 4 hours and 50 minutes. Then our walkers tell us they paid 44.00 and we paid 66.00. We should have been warned about the conditions and never charged 66 bucks. We live in Florida and play championship courses for 40. We will not return.
You would normally expect the green layout at a much more expensive course! The greens had so many unforeseen breaks it made putting very frustrating. Great course overall and a good getaway for a few hours!
They setup the 2nd cut with buffalo grass (knee high). Very tough if not a straight shooter.
Course conditions are not up to what the price they are charging to play here. Major dead grass spots, bare spots and pure dirt areas.
Great course, painfully slow pace of play
Fairways and greens were in terrific condition. You better be accurate because the rough is thick. Painfully slow pace of play. The restaurant had amazing food. I would give it a try again.
Good course, fun day, nice folks
I've played this course probably a dozen+ times. Some recent reviews panned the ground under repair areas and conditions. Well, that had improved over the season significantly. Though you can understand how the location and dry season challenged the course. Only a few holes (#2, 15) have decent sized GUR areas and some small other ones. They top dressed the greens recently, but it's not too bad. It helps in the long run.
The course has a fun layout with distance challenges if you want it (e.g. #13's black tee 260y par 3, yeehaw!) and strategic bunkers to make you use course management... unless you like playing in the beach.
One nice feature for this winter is that this course will open quicker after snow than many. Also the terrain is such that it's often not cart path only when others are.
The prices can be quite enticing, like $30 to walk on weekdays and $20 after 12p in the off season. They also ran a terrific golf expo deal this year. Thanks!
The restaurant/bar is pretty good, too.
The staff is nearly always friendly. Sadly, from a couple reviews, I guess some others have experiences different than mine. They've always been good to me and my golfing partners.
Also one cool thing that they do for seniors on Mondays is this birdie every hole once for the season and win a free round. That's a great goal! I look forward to aiming for that.
This is always a course I look forward to playing.
Price way too high for conditions. Dead spots and unplayable lies all over the course. Ground under repair areas, consist of large portions of the course. Could be a really decent track. For price, time, and enjoyment other options are available.
MOST HOLES HAVE GROUND UNDER REPAIR!
To much roped off areas, 2, 7,, 8,, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, all have "under repair " areas it's super bad on a couple landing areas.