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Your guide to family golf courses in Denver

Your guide to family golf courses in Denver

Do you have a child who wants to learn to golf but  you have no idea where to start? In partnership with the PGA of America, the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course setup helps young golfers and beginners play from appropriate yardages. The benefits include:

  • Kids and all members of the family play faster and not feel rushed
  • Lower scores and more fun
  • Cost effective way for pros to update their golf course and encourage members of families to play from appropriate tee locations

According to U.S. Kids Golf, the philosophy of the Family Course is to add two levels of tees to each hole well in front of the existing tees. Teeing grounds are marked by placing a Family Course tee plate on level locations in the fairway. In addition, a smaller locator tee is placed near the cart path to indicate where to find the Family Course tee marker in the fairway. The forwardmost tees on most golf courses are approximately 2,500 yards for nine holes, which is too long for young players and adult beginners. By adding two sets of tee locations (Level 1 – 1,500 yards for nine holes, Level 2 – 2,000 yards for nine holes) all family members are able to enjoy their round.

Colorado Family Courses:  

Evergreen Golf Course

Evergreen Golf Course

Willis Case Golf Course, Denver, CO
The Courses At Hyland Hills, Westminster, CO
City Park Golf Course,  Denver, CO
Legacy Ridge Golf Course, Westminster, CO
Overland Golf Course, Denver, CO
Wellshire Golf Course, Denver, CO
Emerald Greens Golf Club Denver, CO
Littleton Golf and Tennis Club Littleton, CO
John F. Kennedy Golf Course Aurora, CO
Riverdale Golf Club Brighton, CO
Colorado National Golf Club Erie, CO
Buffalo Run Golf Course Commerce City, CO
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, CO
Evergreen Golf Course Evergreen, CO
Green Valley Ranch Golf Club Denver, CO
Murphy Creek Golf Course Aurora, CO
Saddleback Golf Club Firestone, CO
Grand Elk Golf Club Granby, CO
Breckenridge Golf Club Breckenridge, CO
City Park Nine Golf Course Fort Collins, CO
Antler Creek Golf Course Peyton, CO
Silver Spruce Golf Course Colorado Springs, CO

Deals:

At the Heritage Gold Course in Westmoor, kids golf free every day after 3 p.m.

Juniors play free at Legacy Ridge in Westminster after 1 p.m. with a paying adult. 

Kids golf free on the par 3 at the CommonGround Golf Course at Lowry.

Kids play free with a paying adult every day at the Kennedy Par Three Course.  

If you just want to play a few holes, Fitzsimons in Aurora is offering a 3 hole ($5) or 6 hole ($8) alternative. 

Pelican Lakes

Pelican Lakes

Mom: 

It’s time to ditch the husbands, kids, and office and hit the greens on a girls-only golf holiday. As one of the nation’s top golf schools, Bird Golf Academy has partnered with the most luxe resorts and elite facilities all across the country.  But if you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventure, you don’t have to look any further than in your own backyard. Just a short drive from Denver lies the pristine greens of Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club. Rated a prestigious 4 stars by Golf Digest, Pelican Lakes offers stunning panoramic views along the Cache la Poudre River and thrilling challenges. For even more breathtaking scenery and outstanding golf, visit The Club at Crested Butte. Mountain Golf Magazine names Crested Butte as “one of the finest golf courses in the mountains, if not the entire country.” Spend the morning working on your back swings then unwind with a hot-stone massage before heading out on a wine tasting tour. Whether you’re a beginning golfer or a professional shopaholic, a vacation through Bird Golf Academy combines first-class fun for golfers—and shoppers—at any level.

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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