Buffalo Run Golf Course

3.6960588235 3.7 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7411 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

  • 15700 East 112th Avenue, Commerce City, Colorado 80022
  • (303) 289-1500
  • (303) 286-4857
  • www.buffalorungolfcourse.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Keith Foster
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Blue grass
Fairways: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $17
Pull-carts: Yes - $6
Clubs: Yes - $13 - $21
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: T-shirts, tank-tops, gym clothing and excessively worn clothing is not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7411 yards 74.7 130
Gold 72 7016 yards 72.9 128
Blue 72 6499 yards 70.5 125
White 72 6113 yards 68.9 116
White (W) 71 6113 yards 74.5 135
Red (W) 71 5227 yards 69.5 120
Junior Gold 72 3685 yards N/A N/A
Junior Blue 72 2240 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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"Buffalo Run"


u000003528123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Design/layout is excellent. Overall condition was just ok; greens were bumpy (looked like they'd been aerated - understandably getting them ready for winter - within the last few weeks). Fairways were in decent condition but the rough ranged from 3" thick & sticky just off the fairway to hard pan to inconsistent splotches, again right off the fairway. We all felt like the conditions had declined since we'd played there a few years ago.

Biggest frustration was it took 4 hours to play 13 holes on a Saturday (10:21 tee time). Starting was confusing as they inserted a 4 some ahead of us who was "making the turn" (???). Saw a course marshal once all day on #4 tee box who waved but didn't speak as she drove by. Called the pro shop from the 13th tee at 2:00 pm and was informed the marshal had "gone home for the evening", but that he would "get someone out on the course". Quit after playing the 13th hole because we were looking at another 2 hours to play the last 5 and had another engagement. No apology, explanation or refund (partial or otherwise) was offered.

Too bad because we really liked the course when we first played it a few years ago but this day was marred by poor management and no attempt to correct the situation or make the customer happy. All 4 players in our group quit; my wife, son & I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging Links Course Close to Airport"


AceGerard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Fun and challenging links course with undulating fast greens and deep fescue grass on both side of fairways which are fairly wide but can narrow in places and plus the angles are deceptive. Course is in good shape except for some fairway rough patches but overall can´t complain. Recently remodeled clubhouse with friendly staff and restaurant is a local sit-down full menu eatery for golfers and non-golfers. Some panoramic views of the front range of the Rockies. New housing construction will eventually surround the entire course. Windy more often than not due to the prairie exposure and few trees. Several water holes. Very walkable. Close proximity to Denver International Airport for travelers or those trying to get a quick nine holes in before catching a flight, yet it is not in the main flight path so little or no airplane noise. Decent range and practice area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course but Needs Some Love"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Just recently played this course for the first time, I really enjoyed the links style layout. The greens were in perfect condition but some of the fairways and spots in the rough need a little work. I'd suspect that conditions will improve come June. The tips are at 7400 yards but it doesn't feel like it plays that long. My only complaint was with the marshall, she may have been the most clueless woman in the world. We had an open tee time in front of us and before that it was just a twosome that went off. In the middle of hole 6 and the group behind us nowhere in site, she decided to drive up to our group and demand that we keep up with the group ahead of us. i mentioned there is nobody in front of us and she snapped back, "I know, the twosome ahead of you is two holes in front of you, you need to keep up with them." At that point we realized what a complete moron she was thinking a foursome could keep up with a twosome who teed off 20 minutes before we did. The rest of day was enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional Value - awesome course"


Lelanddchi18's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Loved this course. Very much a links style course that plays tough. A lot of narrow tee shots with very fair risk reward type situations. Course was in absolutely great shape with greens rolling medium fast and very true. The length is definitely there even from the gold tees (2nd longest tees) but it plays fair with that length. No ridiculous 2nd shots. Pretty straight forward layout but plenty of challenge built in. Can't wait to play here again. It's a tough course to beat given the reasonable pricing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"All you can handle"


714AP2guy's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played it back in the CO State Amateur years ago and have returned to play it over and over for the years following at least once per year even though I live in NC now. It's spectacular.

Long and demanding but very fair. Great greens, perfect fairways, and plenty of tee options for those who don't feel up to the 7400+ yardage. Plays slightly uphill a lot so the yardage is deceiving even though it looks like it's laying flat; its not. Just more of the goodness that is Buffalo Run.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wet Conditions"


jdougie22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was very wet to start, but that was expected. The fairways had wet spots, but none really got in the way. Otherwise a very well kept course. We were having a really great time, till it started raining on us on the last couple of holes. Also had a great sandwich for lunch afterwards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent value"


ridinger's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Conditions were good for the time of year. You won't find a better value than this course. It's a quality course at ta good price. I've played other courses that were much more expensive and not nearly as nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Goog value"


BirdieEagleSnowman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/5/2013

Reviewed on

Good greens , tee boxes. Preseason rates and twilight prices are great. Quite a drive if u don't live by dia but worth it. Great dining area and outstanding food. Had steak and eggs for breakfast and it was 9 dollars. The steak was an inch thick and cooked perfectly. Have this steak at dinner at a steakhouse and it would have been 18 or 19 dollars. The men in the pro shop are friendly and chill. The fairways need work bad. And play this course in July and u will bake out hardcore. The closet tree is at dia in the terminal. 18 is fun. On in 2 and impress the patio crowd soaking in some Colorado sunshine


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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