With 7 of the best and most affordable public courses in the Rocky Mountain region, Aurora, Colorado is a fantastic destination for golf-lovers. The city supports the seven courses with a on-line tee time reservations and contact information that makes them also some of the most convenient courses in the west.
Each course offers its own unique layout. There is something for everyone: tough championship level courses, executive layouts, as well as simple and enjoyable golf. Take a look at each one so that you can pick the course that is right for you on your next visit to beautiful Aurora, Colorado.
Saddle Rock Golf Course: Saddle Rock is one of the most challenging and beautiful public courses in the country. Host of the Colorado Open and Colorado Section PGA Championships several times, Saddle Rock is a championship level par-72 layout. Rated a Golf Digest top ten course, it measures out at a healthy 7,351 yards over the rolling hills of Colorado’s Front Range. This link style course is a must play.
Location: 21705 E. Arapahoe Rd. Aurora, CO 80016
Murphy Creek Golf Course: Murphy Creek is a championship layout par-72 link style course east of Aurora, Colorado. Rated in Golf Digest’s top ten for public courses, this prairie course measures out to 7,456 yards. It has hosted the US Amateur Qualifier. With multiple tee boxes, Murphy Creek is ideal for both beginners and seasoned golfers.
Location: 1700 S. Old Tom Morris Rd. Aurora, CO 80018
Meadow Hills Golf Course: This former country club maintains an old country club ambiance. With its signature tree-lined fairways, Meadow Hills offers not only a challenging and enjoyable round of golf, but also gorgeous scenery on Colorado’s Front Range. The course offers large lakes, winding fairways, and a challenging layout to fit both the beginner and experienced golfer. The course has hosted the Aurora City Amateur tournament. A par-70 layout, Meadow Hills measures out to 6,492 yards.
Location: 3609 S. Dawson St. Aurora, CO 80014
Aurora Hills Golf Course: Aurora Hills is a par-72 traditional urban course layout measuring 6,732 yards. The mix of mature trees along the fairways, newly planted saplings, and wide fairways offer a challenging but fun environment for golf. Most will find the layout very walkable. The atmosphere and multiple tee box locations make it ideal for the casual golfer. The course hosts both the Aurora Scramble and Aurora Senior Amateur events.
Location: 50 S. Peoria St. Aurora, CO 80012
Fitzsimons Golf Course: This Par 71 layout was built in 1918 as only 3 sand greens. The former military course was a favorite of President Eisenhower. Fitzsimons is now a tree lined historic course with several new holes on the front nine. Visitors will find the course to be easily walkable in four hours, historic, and enjoyable no matter what level of skill they are. The course measures out to 6,335 yards and is host of the Fitz Frolic annually.
Location: 2323 Scranton St. Aurora, CO 80010
Spring Hill Golf Course: Spring Hill is a par-64 executive layout with ten par threes and a pair of par fives. Located near Buckley Air Force Base, this course is highlighted by an open, rural layout. Challenging for an executive layout, Spring Hill offers a quick enjoyable round for more advanced golfers, but an enjoyable way for beginners to improve their game.
Location: 800 Telluride St. Aurora, CO 80011
Centre Hills Golf Course: Centre Hills is a nine hole par 3 course. The par 3 layout makes the course ideal for beginners. A large lighted driving range and complete training center make Centre Hills a great place for golfers to hone their game.
Location: 16300 E. Centre Tech Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80011
All the Aurora, Colorado golf courses offer on line tee time reservations and information via the city’s golf site. Visit them at http://www2.auroragov.org/golf/.