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Fossil Trace Golf Club

3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401-6033
+1 303-277-8750
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Another scenic must play Denver area course

Great views from this public course located in Golden, Co. Not your typical 'round the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
steve t
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Love this course.

This course is really fun. It has several very unique holes and layouts which I like. Some might... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Michael N
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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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3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401-6033
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great views from this public course located in Golden, Co. Not your typical 'round the neighborhood' muni, centrally located in Golden with good views of the entire area. Elevation changes, dog legs, blind shots, sand and water strategically placed make every hole challenging and fun....More

Thank steve t
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This course is really fun. It has several very unique holes and layouts which I like. Some might say gimmicky but I still love it. There are numerous holes where the green is in a bowl. There are fossils beside one of the par 5's...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Typical of the West Denver area, the pace of play at Fossil Trace is between slow and dismal. The course is well maintained, with a scenic layout and few holes that aren't straight forward. There is no reason that a four-ball of 18 hdcprs should...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Played in an outing at Fossil Trace. The course is beautiful, the scenery is fantastic and there are fossils to boot. What a wonderful time I had. The fossils are on display and worth visiting even if you do not golf. it is an 18-hole...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of elevation change. Blind tee/approach shots. And slick greens. Course can play firm and fast. Overall a very fun experience. Mining relics and Dino fossils add an element to golf not found anywhere else. Club house staff is friendly. Discounted rates can be found...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

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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
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Reviewed 9 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

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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
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Reviewed 29 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
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