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Fossil Trace Golf Club

3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401-6033
+1 303-277-8750
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Spectacular views, tricked up golf

While this course has first rate amenities, spectacular views and some "interesting" holes, it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Best course in Colorado. Yes it really is

I have played 75% of the courses in the front range in the past 15 years. This one stands out among... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Ken B
Spearfish, South Dakota
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64 Million Years in the Making... Fossil Trace Golf Club is one of Denver Colorado's premier public golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh. Located in Golden, Colorado - Fossil Trace Golf Club is nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and only 15-minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado. In its short history, the golf course has enjoyed tremendous success and is considered one the finest golf courses and golf experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado. Most recently, Westword Magazine named Fossil Trace as "Best Golf Course in Denver" for the second time. The golf course opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures' fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf courses 12th green. Also, located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impressive fossils uncovered on the golf course. In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf courses layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the property and adds to the award winning golf experience. Take a golf vacation in Denver, Colorado and experience one of Denver's true "must play" golf courses adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Front Range Fossil Trace Golf Club. As one of the top Denver Golf Courses you can play, experience Fossil Trace for yourself.
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  • Average9%
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3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401-6033
+1 303-277-8750
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While this course has first rate amenities, spectacular views and some "interesting" holes, it is NOT for the golfer who wants to have a clear picture of the hole off the tee. Pace of play was outstanding as the marshall had us jump in front...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I have played 75% of the courses in the front range in the past 15 years. This one stands out among the top three. That includes private clubs also. This place is by far the best public course in the front range. The staff is...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Denver for work and turned it into a long weekend. Fossil Trace was the last part of my "vacation" and did we ever save the best for last. I've been fortunate enough to have played some great golf courses with amazing scenery...More

Thank Mushy187
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I golf a LOT. Many places--all over. This was one of the finest places I've played. The staff was very friendly and the course was in impeccable condition with challenging holes; amazing views in every direction and little "extras" that are usually found only in...More

Thank Virginia59
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is one of the top 50 golf courses in the country. I was there first tee host on summer. I have pictures that I am very proud of. The city of Golden, Colorado owns the place. It is open to the public. The views...More

Thank Wanda T
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Fossil Trace Golf Club is a great place to play with great service and many enjoyable qualities. The course is in great shape. Nice driving range and good restaurant services. The folks here really looked out for my group and made our round special. We...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great course to play. It was in great shape and it has a lot of fun challenges. Huge downhill on #1, #10 is tempting to go for it off the tee on a par 4 and then the scenery on 11-1 5...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a fun public course to play in Denver. However, the fees are a little steep in my opinion for a public course. It's a challenging course to play. You're going to be using your driver and hiking shoes on some of the holes....More

Thank Brew311
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gorgeous course with dramatic stone formations on one and partially on another hole. Otherwise, a links style course that is designed to guide the errant drive back into the fairway and sunken putting greens that funnel balls towards, not away, from the hole. The surroundings...More

Thank Goebone
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the first look at this club from the highway. And rounding the bend through the industrial park and in the midst of electric power lines, you may not believe you're approaching a gem of a golf course! But that's what this...More

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