Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 10
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 10
The par-4 10th hole at Arrowhead Golf Club provides a spectacular view from the elevated tee. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 1
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 1
The first hole at Arrowhead Golf Club is a downhill par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
The par-3 third hole at Arrowhead Golf Club features a green tucked beside rocks. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
You can see the Denver skyline from the third tee at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 4
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 4
The fourth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club features a small, well protected green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 5
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 5
The fifth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club plays uphill and between giant sandstone formations. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 8
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 8
The par-4 eighth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club heads uphill to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 9
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 9
The ninth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club is a short par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 12
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 12
The 12th hole is one of the tougher and longer par 4s at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 13
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 13
The magnificent 13th hole at Arrowhead Golf Club plays from an elevated tee between sandstone. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colo.
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Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colo.
Arrowhead Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - sandstone
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Arrowhead Golf Club - sandstone
Sandstone is prevalent on every hole at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Spectacular Arrowhead Golf Club is a Denver-area jewel

LITTLETON, Colo. -- No golf course in America has a setting quite like Arrowhead Golf Club , located just south of Denver in Littleton's Roxborough State Park.

Opened in 1972 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arrowhead plays among 300-million-year-old sandstone formations, many of which are sharp at the top and point toward the mountains. Others resemble giant boulders, serving as hazards to fairways that tiptoe around them.

The course plays 6,636 yards from the black tees and, while short by modern standards, presents a good test of golf with many large bunkers and challenging, fast greens.

While the sandstone is visible from every hole, the most dramatic holes are on the back nine. The 10th hole, visible from the clubhouse, plays from an elevated tee with numerous rocks all pointing in similar direction. The par-3 13th features an elevated tee that plays between two massive rocks to a green framed by a small pond behind it.

Unquestionably among the most scenic courses in the west, Arrowhead Golf Club is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Denver.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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The one-of-a-kind scenery is spectacular enough you might think you're in some remote, national park. But don't adjust your GPS, Arrowhead Golf Club is in Denver's backyard and makes for one of Colorado's most dramatic plays. Set in the Rockies foothills of Roxborough State Park just south of Denver, the course continues to attract a worldwide audience of tourists visiting Colorado's great outdoors.
The Denver area is known for its prestigious private clubs, but golfers without a membership can still find a great experience. The metro area's public golf scene offers tremendous diversity, from scenic plays to tournament-worthy layouts. Brandon Tucker offers up some of the best, including The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Plum Creek Golf Club and Red Hawk Ridge.
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