GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
89.6%
Recommend this course
94 out of 107 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 31 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6759 yards
Slope 115
Rating 70.4

The West/Creek Golf Course is one of four nine-hole courses at the J.F. Kennedy Family Golf Center. Three of the courses can be played in three 18-hole combinations, including the West/Creek course. This public course is another designed by renowned golf architect Henry Hughes in the Denver area. Opened in 1963, the course offers up to 6,759 yards of golf. The course features narrow fairways lined with trees and large, undulating greens. There are no water hazards in play but there are a few bunkers. The J.F. Kennedy Family Golf Center facility also boasts a pro shop and an on-site teaching pro as well as a putting green.

Book a Tee Time at
John F. Kennedy Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Henry Hughes Rick Phelps (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Colorado (2021 #24)

Reviews

4.2
107 Reviews (107)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice golf course

Kennedy is a very interesting layout and was in good shape. No complaints!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Value

I recently had the opportunity to play Kennedy GC. The front nine is a bit more open and forgiving. While the back 9 plays a lot tighter. With lots of forest and undulating earth. A very scenic and wonderful course. Just be prepared to lose a lot of balls in the think ruff periphery edges. A great value amongst Denver courses.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great municipal course

Hadn’t played this course in years, but will be sure to visit more often in the future! Course was well maintained with varied layout, staff was very helpful, and round was completed in ~ 4 hours. Greens were recently punched, but otherwise in great shape. Great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing Course

Beautiful greens and really friendly staff. We’ll be back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very slow play

The course played very slow. This is not the first time this has happened at this course. Someone should be monitoring slow groups like the one in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 86
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice public course

Liked the front 9 better than the back. Course I'm good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Golf now didn't get my tee time right!

I was unable to play. I booked my tee time for August 7th and when I got there they said I didn't have a tee time on that date and time. I am not happy they didn't get my time and day right.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Prepare to wait on golfers and greenskeepers

Greenskeepers will be in front of you on every hole if you decide to play in the morning rather than every golfer waiting one time they will jump in front of first group the entire round so everybody has to wait behind first group. Greenskeepers are also very aggressive towards golfers when they enquire about why they keep jumping in front of your group. Don’t play if you gotta be anywhere else that day. They have moved the tee times back now thirty minutes to give them more time and they will still add 20-25 minutes to every round you play in the morning. Customer service of entire course is the biggest issue good area and four courses including par three course. Have played this course 20 times this summer been an issue all year will be finding a new course because it doesn’t matter when you start the you will wait on belligerent maintenance staff

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

New Favorite of Denver Munis

Had a great time playing at Kennedy. The two nines are dramatically different in design and style which makes for a fun round. There is really something for everyone.

Opening on Babe Lind, this 9 is pretty straight forward classic layout. After a few easy starting holes the course feels like it plays long and tough. Holes 6 and 7 will give you all that you can handle. Look for a minimum of 180 in on your second over the creek on 6 with a perfect drive. 7 is a big time par 5 over 600 yards playing to an elevated green.

The Babe Lind side has wide fairways so there is plenty of room out there to hit driver and get away with some mistakes off of the tee. The greens on this side are huge, you may find yourself hitting quite a few of them in regulation, but get ready for some tough 2 putts if you are not hitting the right part of the surface.

Moving over to Creek the style of course makes a dramatic shift. Creek offers tighter fairways, rolling mounds, and much smaller green complexes winding through the trees. It's beautiful out there.

There is only one par 5 on the Creek 9, but hole 4 plays about as long as any par 4 I have played. Players are forced to make good decisions off the tee on this 9, which is a bit shorter than Babe Lind, but definitely has less room for errors.

The courses at Kennedy are in good shape. The greens, while not very fast are rolling good and are smooth. The pace of play was great, we were able to finish in under 4 hours. The only drawback to the facility is the mats on the driving range. I'd always prefer to hit off of grass, but not an option here.

With a great variety of holes in a beautiful setting Kennedy is in my opinion the best of the Denver munis. I will definitely be making more trips to this course in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the price, a little slow pace

Would recommend for the price. Really a nice course, just a little slow pace of play when I was there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are Green

Played twice in the last month and the course is in great shape and the grounds crew has done a great job tending the conditions. Definitely recommend playing the Creek 9, as its the most appealing of the 9-hole pairings they have.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course review

Long course and two different nines. LORRAINE seems to be a bit low for the toughness of the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Nearby Courses
Aurora, Colorado
Public/Municipal
4.0
2
Aurora, Colorado
Public/Municipal
4.1528647059
107
Aurora, Colorado
Public/Municipal
4.1528647059
107
Denver, Colorado
Private
4.0
1
Aurora, Colorado
Semi-Private
5.0
1
Aurora, Colorado
Public
3.8801411765
620
Aurora, Colorado
Public/Municipal
4.7222352941
15
Denver, Colorado
Semi-Private
4.2293352941
95
Denver, Colorado
Municipal
4.2975
106
Englewood, Colorado
Public
4.0
89
Aurora, Colorado
Public
4.2843176471
15
Golf Packages
FROM $247 (USD)
DENVER, CO | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at TownePlace Suites by Marriott and 2 rounds of golf at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.
FROM $307 (USD)
DENVER, CO | Enjoy 1 night's accommodation at Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas and 2 rounds of golf at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.
Now Reading