|Fossil Trace Golf Club Golden Colorado|
With it being only minutes from the heart of Denver, Fossil Trace Golf Club is a must play for any golfer visiting the Denver area! There are plenty of shots to be made as you make your way around this great course, but be sure to get your reservation early! There are rarely walk on slots available because of the popularity of this course.
Readers Digest: FUN!, beautiful views, great for all skill levels, FUN!
From the Fossil Trace Website:
"Fossil Trace Golf Club is one of Denver Colorado's premier public golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh. Located in Golden, Colorado - Fossil Trace Golf Club is nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and only 15-minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado. In its short history, the golf course has enjoyed tremendous success and is considered one the finest golf courses and golf experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado. Most recently, Westword Magazine named Fossil Trace as "Best Golf Course in Denver" for the second time.
The golf course opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf courses 12th green. Also, located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impressive fossils uncovered on the golf course."
I can't say it enough, this course is so much FUN to play! Is it a great "golfers" course? That is for you to decide, but when buddies come in from out of town the first course I suggest playing every time is Fossil Trace. The Driving is small, and the fee's are somewhat high for non residents but that's just my opinion. But those are my only two complaints. You absolutely get what you pay for when you play at Fossil Trace, though due to high traffic, a 5 hour round is not out of the norm.
There are plenty of challenging up hill holes as you work your way around this course, but there are fun short downhill par 4s that make up for it. The 2nd hole only plays 320 from the tips yet downhill and the green funnels to the center. There is a camera at the green and a monitor at the box to watch as some players get close to the hole with their tee shots.
Amongst all the fun there are plenty of great challenges to even the sophisticated golfer but this course is definitely played through the air.
If you ever bring your clubs to Denver, make sure you checkout Fossil Trace!
These fees are "Off Season" rates, during the summer you can expect $80+ riding with a cart most days.
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