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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
94.7%
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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4.5
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3.0
Layout
4.5
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2.5
Amenities
5.0
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4.5
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Conditions
4.6
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Layout
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6636 yards
Slope 138
Rating 71.5

The golf course at the Arrowhead Golf Club has been declared the top public course in Denver in the past by Golf Digest, as well as one of the top 75 public courses in the nation. The towering red sandstone rock formations are a trademark of the course, providing a unique and beautiful atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the abundant wildlife that have made the course their home. The rolling terrain provides elevation changes and undulation to the greens. Water hazards and bunkers also come into play on the course. Arrowhead Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 13th hole. It is a steep, downhill hole with scenic views.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
224 Reviews (224)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 28
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
A Weekend Splurge 20
Entertaining Clients 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 55
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Conditions

I get out and play this course about once a year. The views never disappoint and the course has a lot of fun holes.

I love the par 3 3rd where they can actually set the pin in between the rock formation if they want. Players have a few opportunities to send a drive over the rock walls to cut the corner on 5, 12 and 15. The signature 13th is spectacular with a dramatic drop between 2 huge rock formations to the green below. There are so many fun holes on the course.

This year Arrrowhead has some of the best conditions I have seen. The fairways are in spectacular shape and the greens are very smooth. I always like playing here for the views, but the course is better this year. The only complaint is pace of play, but you can't expect a 4 hour round oat this type of course. Everyone is enjoying the scenery during the round.

If you get a chance to play it, especially with out of town golfers, go do it this summer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A special treat

This course is fantastic! So many incredible views, challenging and relaxing. The staff was polite and encouraging. I can’t wait to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course with great views

You play Arrowhead because the scenery is incredible. But it’s also a fun track that challenges you and gives you a bit of help in certain situations. Love this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Incredible layout and scenery; not so incredible conditioning

This is one of the most visually stunning courses in the country and a fabulous layout among the dramatic red rocks of the Front Range. (1) Unfortunately, ARCIs has assume ownership of the course and conditioning is marginal. Most notably, the sand bunkers have not been renewed for a long time...most have little sand and you'll play off of a rock hard surface. And ARCIS does not regularly condition or rake these thin bunkers. (2) Staff are marginally trained, and for a course of this incredible potential, and relatively high green fees, service is lacking. (3) The restaurant fare is inconsistent and wait staff always seem to be in a hurry.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play wasn't good, five hours twenty minutes. Some golfers were a bit "entitled" and impatient. Course conditions were somewhat overplayed. Tee time compaction might explain those "cons". The price paid doesn't match the expectation. The pluses were the spectacular vistas, and the friendly and accommodating staff, and the challenging mountain course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course, Limited Amenities

The course is beautiful and there is wildlife on the course. Kind of a hard course for average or below players. On a hot day, there was no beverage cart or water on the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Come for the Scenery

There is no doubt that Arrowhead offers the best golf course scenery in the state. The setting is spectacular, and everywhere you look there are towering red rocks lining the fairways of this fun golf course. If you are a little off your game then you might end up hitting a few of them with a wayward shot.

For folks from out of town, I would consider this course a must play. Sure you can go to Red Rocks park and see similar rock formations, but you can’t play 18 holes between them. Arrowhead does have premium pricing for tee times, they know how good the scenery is, and they get plenty of golfers who are willing to pay to enjoy the setting. Carts are included in the price which is a good thing since the course has many sharp elevation changes. The course does have a small practice green and a short driving range for warming up. (Irons Only)

The golf course itself is good. The par 70 layout offers 5 par 3s and 3 par 5s. There are lots of mature pine trees on Arrowhead, but I don’t think the course is too penal, there is a lot of room on the fairways. Conditions are very good with lush fairways and smooth greens that are not terribly fast.

The par 3 3rd hole offers the first amazing view looking east towards the city. A red rock formation surrounds the green and parts of the putting surface are built to conform to its contours. It’s a unique touch by the designer, if the pin is way back then you may get a pinball effect with your ball bouncing off of the giant sandstone. On hole 5 you need to keep your tee shot left or you will be blocked out by another mammoth stone that is just right of the fairway, good luck hitting your ball over the giant rock!

From the 10th tee, a spectacular downhill par 4, players see the long string of rocks that run through the back 9. This is the “I must take a picture” moment! The clubhouse and bar is right there too if you need refreshments. While hole 10 may have the best all around view of the red rock formations, I think most players will find the par 3 13th to be the most memorable hole on the course. This hole plays straight downhill between two gigantic red rocks, like playing in a canyon. It’s 177 yards, but it plays much shorter. Hole 15 offers players another great view of rock formations and a rare opportunity to hit a tee shot over the rocks! A well placed tee ball can cut the corner over the formation to the right and leave just a wedge into the hole.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a round of golf then Arrowhead is a fun place to place. If you are looking for a memorable round with lots of opportunities to snap some great photos then Arrowhead is a must! No matter how well you play out here, you will be sure to enjoy the scenery!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent service! Beautiful course!

We would definitely come back! Can’t beat the views!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Oklahoma Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good views and good golf

The final Colorado 3 course for us and again, it certainly disappoint at all. As you probably know, the sandstone formations is the highlight of this one.
Lots of good camera shots while waiting as the pace was slow and even when the marshall told the group ahead of us 2x to pick up the pace, it really didn't do any good.
Overall the price was a tad high, and it drops of course for twilight, but then you run the risk of afternoon showers in the summer.
Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best scenery. The greens are challenging. The golf cart boys were great on arrival and departure. Nice clubhouse too. Thank you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Views, Views, Views!!!!!

This course was extremely beautiful. The views were priceless and the course held its own as well. It was in amazing condition with greens rolling true and fast and the fairways plush and very great. Bucks were all over the course and that was very cool as well. The wildlife was very cool to see. On some holes you had views of the beautiful red rocks that lined the golf course and some you had a very clear view of downtown Denver. If you get the chance to play this course, it is a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
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 Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but, hang in there for a discount it is sometimes overpriced

This is the course that everyone takes out of towners to when them come visit for good reason, it is close to town and very very beautiful! The greens are aerated in the spring only so in great shape right now, mid week the pace is good but beware that it can become a circus on on busy days. Now...is this course worth $117 for a hotdeal which would imply a discount rate.....no! I think about 80 max for 18 is the right price. Fun course, great views, well maintained

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Arrowhead Golf

The course was in good condition, but if I pay $117 for a round of golf I shouldn't have to wait on every hole for the foursome ahead of us. Non-existent marshal control. It's a good thing the scenery is so great on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Workers on course entire time

The course was actively maintaining the course during our round, often with 10-20 workers on a green and 3-5 pieces of heavy equipment cutting grass and plugging holes. Ridiculous

Not to mention, the Colorado golf association was out with 4-6 people on each hole, standing on the greens, marking down slope, etc, but very distracting to have 6 golf carts surrounding a green you are hitting into and come out from under trees and stand there on the green behind your line while putting.

DO NOT PLAY HERE!!! They DO NOT CARE that you are ON VACATION

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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