Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 10
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 10
The par-4 10th hole at Arrowhead Golf Club provides a spectacular view from the elevated tee. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 1
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 1
The first hole at Arrowhead Golf Club is a gentle downhill par 4 that plays to a double green shared by the 17th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
The par-3 third hole at Arrowhead Golf Club features a green tucked beside rocks. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 3
You can see the Denver skyline from the third tee at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 4
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 4
The fourth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club features a small, well protected green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 5
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 5
The fifth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club plays uphill and between giant sandstone formations. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 8
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 8
The par-4 eighth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club heads uphill to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 9
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 9
The ninth hole at Arrowhead Golf Club is a short par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 12
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 12
The 12th hole is one of the tougher and longer par 4s at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 13
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Arrowhead Golf Club - hole 13
The magnificent 13th hole at Arrowhead Golf Club plays from an elevated tee between sandstone. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colo.
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Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colo.
Arrowhead Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - sandstone
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Arrowhead Golf Club - sandstone
Sandstone is prevalent on every hole at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Arrowhead Golf Club - 3rd green
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Arrowhead Golf Club - 3rd green
The third green at Arrowhead is a narrow, extremely deep green about sixty yards deep on a diagonal. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Spectacular Arrowhead Golf Club is a Denver-area jewel

LITTLETON, Colo. -- No golf course in America has a setting quite like Arrowhead Golf Club, located just south of Denver in Littleton's Roxborough State Park.

Opened in 1972 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arrowhead plays among 300-million-year-old sandstone formations, many of which are sharp at the top and point toward the mountains. Others resemble giant boulders, serving as hazards to fairways that tiptoe around them.

The course plays 6,636 yards from the black tees and, while short by modern standards, presents a good test of golf with many large bunkers and challenging, fast greens.

While the sandstone is visible from every hole, the most dramatic holes are on the back nine. The 10th hole, visible from the clubhouse, plays from an elevated tee with numerous rocks all pointing in similar direction. The par-3 13th features an elevated tee that plays between two massive rocks to a green framed by a small pond behind it.

Unquestionably among the most scenic courses in the west, Arrowhead Golf Club is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Denver.

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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