Our top picks for hitting the links
Nothing’s better than a day on the course. We’ve hand-selected five outstanding Aurora golf courses bound to challenge your game while showcasing some of Colorado’s finest views. Find out what made the list.
Location: 21705 E Arapahoe Rd. Aurora, CO
Gear up for the ultimate golf experience at Saddle Rock Golf Course. Its outstanding reputation in the metro area goes far beyond its beautiful fairways, expansive driving range, and top-notch pro shop. Saddle Rock Golf Course has been home to several amateur and professional events, including the Colorado Open and it continues to inspire golfers from around the state. This challenging 18-hole course rewards its dedicated players with mountain views, native landscapes, and extraordinary summer sunsets. The rolling fairways cascade into top-of-the-line greens and sand traps bound to challenge even skilled golfers. Bask in the views while grabbing a beverage or meal at their clubhouse, or hit a bucket of balls on one of the largest practice tees in the metro. Best of all – you choose how to spend your golfing experience.
What makes it unique:This course is known for having excellent natural preserve areas. Not only do they add a bit of challenge to your game, but they also protect some of Aurora’s native wildlife.
Location: 23155 E Heritage Pkwy Aurora, CO
This 18-hole championship style course designed by Arthur Hills truly takes advantage of its elevation variation to bring an extra trial to each round. Nestled in Aurora’s southeastern corner, golfers can breathe in and relax from the hustle and bustle of city life as they enter the grounds. Surrounded by fields of prairie grass, native habitat, and open spaces, you can enjoy the large fairways as you tee up. Filled with panoramic views, exceptionally maintained greens and an expansive clubhouse with exceptional dining options, Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course is ideal for the all-around golfer experience.
What makes it unique: Golf Digest highlighted Heritage Eagle Bend as “one of the best Courses in Colorado.”
Location: 3609 S Dawson St. Aurora, CO
Explore mountain-view golf in all its natural glory at Meadow Hills Golf Course. Hundreds of full-grown trees line the fairways, and carefully constructed lakes bump up the stakes on a handful of holes. Locals love the well-maintained course and love to hate the smaller greens that demand an accurate shot. This walkable 18-hole course is perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon. While the trees are breath-taking, they often test a golfer’s straight drive ability.
What makes it unique: Meadow Hills Golf Course was once home to the Denver Open in the early 1960s.
Location: 1700 S Old Tom Morris Rd. Aurora, CO
The homestead is calling at this seemingly untouched golfing oasis known as Murphy Creek. It’s the ideal combination of taking a step back in time but bringing along all the modern amenities we’ve come to love. The wide-open spaces are what keep golfers coming back. Discover this 18-hole course complete with lake features and tall prairie grasses, which rings true of “links-style” golfing. Uniquely designed with a pioneer spirit, golfers looking to partake in the driving range can retrieve their balls from a converted grain silo – which adds to the distinct rustic charm only found at Murphy Creek Golf Course.
What makes it unique: Not only was it the site of a USGA Golf Tournament in 2008, golfers can retrieve range balls from a grain silo.
Location: 800 N. Telluride St. Aurora, CO
You’ve probably never seen an executive course quite like Springhill Golf Course before. This 18-hole course is comprised of short and walkable holes, is perfect for the casual golfer or the early learner. Described as a “local secret,” golfers enjoy their non-fuss rules, shorter yardage, and friendly-accommodations. Don’t let the lack of space fool you, Springhill Golf Course is maintained, played, and cherished by locals and visitors alike. Test out this quick-play course with a group of friends or set out on your own to work on your short game. You can expect open spaces and lush greens and remember – a hole-in-one is what dreams are made of!
What makes it unique: This executive course is known for its overall walkability and comparable course quality to other regulation courses, not to mention the moderately challenging four par holes.
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