Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colorado: A municipal with an old, country club feel

BOULDER, Colo. -- Located in the outdoors-happy city of Boulder is the classic Flatirons Golf Course.

Originally built in the 1930s and opened as Boulder Country Club, the city took over operations in the 1960s and renamed it Flatirons after the mountains that tower over the city's southwestern side.

Set on a 130-acre parcel of land near the heart of town, the par-70 course is traditionally designed with tree-lined gentle doglegs, small creeks and ponds. The parks and recreation department added more bunkers, rebuilt others and is in the process of building new tee boxes, including a forward set that will play closer to 4,700 yards. The parks department also plans on adding an eco-friendly irrigation system in 2014. Organic fertilizers and pesticides are also used on the property.

Facilities at Flatirons Golf Course include a grill and bar, plus a full-length driving range and multiple practice greens.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 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 @btuck34.
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As the only golf course within the Boulder city limits, Flatirons is an overachieving muni with a country club-style layout but a welcoming atmosphere for casual and serious golfers. Walking or riding 18 holes here -- or just taking advantage of the practice facilities -- is a great way to enjoy a day outdoors in Boulder if you're not up for a higher rpm activity like cycling or hiking.
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