Raccoon Creek Golf Course

3.6814117647 3.7 stars from 5 (59)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7045 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 7301 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, Colorado 80123
  • (877) 565-3150, (303) 973-4653, (303) 932-0199
  • (303) 933-0177
  • www.raccooncreek.com

Year built: 1984
Architect(s): Dick Phelps
Type: Public
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
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: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7045 yards 73.3 131
Blue 72 6517 yards 71.3 126
White 72 6054 yards 67.7 120
White (W) 72 6054 yards 72.3 131
Red (W) 72 5130 yards 68.2 125

The Raccoon Creek Golf Course is a public, 18-hole golf course in Littleton. It covers 7,045 yards from its longest tees and plays to a par of 72. The course has some difficult elements, such as elevation changes, but it is still beginner-friendly. Water hazards come into play on seventeen holes. The most difficult hole of the course, one of the most difficult in Colorado according to the Colorado Golf Associates, is the par-3 17th hole. The hole runs alongside a creek, the creek that the course is named after, and requires a shot over a portion of it to a very well protected green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 59 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

49 out of 59 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries  

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Type of Golfer
Gender

danimalbutch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible pace"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is gorgeous. However, the pace of play is horrendous. We normally play 36 in 5.5 hours. This course took 5.5 hours to play 18, after being promised they could get us out for another 9. Unacceptable. No marshall. Definitely not coming back, if it was a weekend round I would understand but on a Wednesday??? Come on.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Pace of play"


Skyler5412648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It could just be a one time deal, but we didn't finish our round due to the pace of play. Our two some and another couple of gentlemen called it at hole 15 after 5 hours of play. Great layout, but stop and go kinda takes the wind out of your sails at each hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course but there was issues"


Kosta8037336's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course a great challenge. Unfortunately golf now did not mention that the greens were aerated so we drove , PAID, and played on the WORST greens of the year. A real bummer also because we paid over $50 and if I knew the greens we re in this condition I wouldn't have played if it was free. Wish I could upload photos


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Painfully slow"


Ryetoast1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After finishing 15 and seeing the group in front not teeing off, I decided that was enough fun for one day. It was slow from the first tee. At the time I left, I was already at 4.5 hours. I estimate it would have been a 5.5 hour round had I finished.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Rain checks"


u000005585634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played 2 1/2 holes before we got rained out and went to the pro shop for a rain check. They issued us a rain check for 16 holes because we had played two before the rain. First time a course issued a 16 hole rain check instead of all 18.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course, Slow Pace"


Myseiborg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course because every hole is a good challenge and club selection is very key. The past few times I have been, there has been a slower pace of play. This is a course where you really need to be honest with yourself and your game before you walk up to the blue or black tees. Load up on beverages before you tee off because the beverage cart is rarely seen. Practice facilities are some of the best.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Raccoon Creek"


altodd12345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging and well manicured. It was a lot of fun playing here.In Denver the ball goes 10 to 15% farther so you will need to adjust your yardages, so I would watch out for the parts of the course that have hazards within driving distance. You may reach them without being aware


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Overpriced"


u000002892538's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times and never had a good experience. Parking is a trial. Staff is indifferent. Always something wrong with the course. One time there is no sand at all in the bunkers - more like hardpan. Another time fairways are unusable because of ground under repair. Rough is wildly inconsistent. They had tricked out the course for a tournament and had THREE flags on one green. Way overpriced for a mediocre golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Raccoon is my favorite course that will really challenge you"


jimmartin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing here a bunch for 5 years and love this place. It is hard, fast greens but a good challange


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty straight forward course. Love that there are many water hazards which is rare for Denver courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Shurty012890's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course under construction"


mwallace10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Raccoon Creek many times over the years and it has always been one of my favorite courses. Playing this day the course was in a huge construction phase. The greens were being punched and the ones on the front nine had recently been sanded. There was also several temporary tee boxes and cart paths torn up all over the place. I am sure it will be worth playing agin when all the construction is completed. It was definitely not the best conditions to play but I will be back sometime down the road.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens still in winter condition"


u000004362692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play picked up second 9. Very slow first 9. Staff was courteous and friendly. Carts are nice with GPS. You can also rent board rider golf carriers which are nice for the younger golfers. Course is still in winter condition. Greens were sanded.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Better markings?"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My main criticism would be directions from one hole to the next could be better marked out. Course will play better as the season warms and the grass starts growing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun but difficult course with slow play"


smokinflame's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Raccoon Creek is a really beautiful course to play. It is difficult, 14 holes have water hazards, but reasonable if you actually play the tees you are rated for by handicap. As usual, there are plenty of ding dongs that play the "tips" who have no business doing so. The marshals came around a lot to check pace of play and it was average for a weekend. We rode but the two others we were paired with walked. That slowed us down sooooooo much. I can't believe we weren't rushed ahead by the group behind us. The marshall hurried my partner and I once which was ridiculous as we were both only 5 over but our other two were ultra, painfully slow. The course is in great shape though!! Still had fun even though it was such a long round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early morning play"


rkagiyama's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got the 6:29 am tee time. No one in front or back. Course is in amazing shape. Tee boxes have gotten better, ( no bodies buried underneath). Bunker sand is now real sand. The staff is always fabulous and friendly. We got done in 3 1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great price nice ciurse"


Kelly2593083's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good conditions and pace of play was excellent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


GregPasco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great choice for a fun afternoon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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