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67 Reviews (67)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
87.1%
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57 out of 67 reviews
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4.2
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.5%
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21 out of 24 reviews
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4.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.3%
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28 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 70
Length 6483 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.7

Wellshire Golf Course is an 18-hole, public course that was voted as one of the best public facilities in the U.S. Designed by Donald Ross, the course opened in 1926 and is located in southwest Denver. Towering trees are scattered throughout the course, adding pretty scenery as well as an interesting element to the game. The course has a yardage of 6,498 from its longest tees, playing to a par of 71. The risk-and-reward style layout of the course provides a fun golfing experience for all levels. Wellshire Golf Course features particularly challenging 12th and 14th holes. The greens and fairways are Blue Grass.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #19)

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4.0
67 Reviews (67)
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always fun to play

Another great day playing here. The course was in great condition as it always is. Enjoyed the round and in the restaurant/bar after playing. The gals in there are so nice and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course, not so friendly Pro-Shop guy

STAFF seemed to not believe We pre-paid for the ROUND and it included a Cart! Literally, proof in my hand what was included. Then proceeded to ask how much we paid! Like what does it matter, we paid online and listed what was included!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day of golf on very slow greens.

Course was super green and super soft on a 100 degree day. The greens were very slow and no-one in our group could get our putts to the hole even downhill. There also was very little run in the fairways with drives. I just wish the course was a little faster.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

King of the Denver golf courses

Wow... a classic Colorado golf course, private back in the 1920's, Wellshire remains the premiere Denver golf course and one of our very best Statewide!

Phenomenal condition! So green, from immaculate fairways to jungle rough, you'd think you were in Brazil.

Spend too much time in "Brazil" today and your score will be just as scary!

Wellshire offers every test for your game from the back tees but one thing... they call their back tee box, the "Bronze" tees and the next set of closer tees, the "Gold"... maybe the maintenance crew or Superintendent got rushed or confused but all tee boxes were like this :).

Avoid the rough throughout the day, you're rewarded but you still have to hit greens and if you push or pull your approach, you open a whole new world of scramble-golf!

I paid my dues today; I always do when I play here but this experience is worth every penny and more... just don't tell Denver we'd pay more to play here. In high school, green fees were $7 for nine holes and $16 for eighteen.

Do yourself a favor and play here, especially this super lush-green season! Cheers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day at Wellshire

Such a great golfing experience! Beautiful weather and the course was in excellent condition. Played 18 holes. The staff in the pro shop are so friendly! Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day on the Links!

A beautiful May day in Denver. Course was in great shape. I always enjoy this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course

Overall the course is in good condition with the fairways well maintained and the rough not very difficult. The only issue is just how bad the greens are. They’ve needed to be replaced fo several years now. I get that it’s a huge expense but something needs to be done.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Crusty Starter completely unprofessional; Worst Experience Golfing I've ever had.

Was having a good experience taking my fiance for her first time playing 18, and the first Starter on duty at hole 1 was amazing. Once we finished the 9th hole we were back at the start. There was a new Starter on duty, the old crusty, short guy with a mustache. As we finished the 9th, he sprinted towards us and began to yell at us for pace of play. Throwing his hands in the air, and shouting. It was competely out of line, utterly unprofessional, and felt totally confrontational. We were at most 15 minutes behind, but a single warning to get us to pick it up would have sufficed. Also, we were losing our 4th golfer after the 9th hole, so we knew it would pick up pace.

Instead he continued to berate us. After a few holes, we actually managed to gain some ground to the point that the group behind no longer had to wait. However, We just couldn't get shake the thought of that incompetent imp schreeching in our faces.As a result, our day was so ruined, we had to leave after the 14th hole.

It was my fiancé’s first time doing 18, and it’s crusty old bags like that starter are the exact reasons why people are hesitant to try golf in the first place. We knew pace was in issue, but was trying our best to keep it up and felt rushed the whole time. There were times we we were also waiting on the tee-box for the group ahead of us, so we really were moving as quickly as possible. I question if we would have gotten the same treatment if everyone in our group was Male.

Advice to the starter- we get it buddy we need to pick up the pace. 1 warning or reminder is enough. You don’t have to get in people’s faces and shout to get a point across. You’d think spending hundreds of dollars to play would come with a little leniency. It’s people like that starter that bring out the worst in golf and make people not wanna try it in the first place.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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