1800 West 89th Avenue Federal Heights, CO 80260 +1 303 427 7873
Water World offers rides that range from steep slippery slides to raft rides down the "Lazy River." The wave pool is ideal for wading, and Wally World, with geysers and shallow water slides, is a perfect water introduction for young ones. Although an array of food is available here, personal picnics are allowed in the park. Pets, glass, and alcohol are not allowed anywhere within the park premises. The water park is only open seasonally, so check their website for more information.
200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, CO 80112 +1 303 832 9053
Designed in 1973 by Press Maxwell, Inverness Golf Course is the former home of the Colorado Open. The par 70 championship course winds its 6,948 yards around an office park. Among its signature holes are the second hole, with a double dogleg, and the 13th hole, with a dogleg to the left and a water hazard that demands a nerve-wracking 175-yard shot over the water.
9650 North Sheridan Boulevard Westminster, CO 80031 +1 303 428 6526
Hyland Hills Golf Course is one of the best championship courses in Colorado. Its popularity prompted management to create two new courses from the original one making for one giant golf center. The Gold Course is now a grouping of the original nine holes, while the Blue Course is a new par 72 championship course created by adding nine new holes to the original nine. Two par three nine-hole challenges have been added as well. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance.
13555 Washington Street Thornton, CO 80241 +1 303 450 7055
Thorncreek Golf Course has received honors as one of the best championship courses in Colorado. The par 72 course has a nice layout with plenty of rolling fairways and greens to challenge even the most experienced player. Spanning 7268 yards (6646 meters), the course also has a host of water hazards, bunkers and traps, and rough as thick as wool. A popular place with local players, there are several beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, creating a stunning backdrop for the course. Kids play free.
3901 South Carr Street Littleton, CO 80235 +1 303 409 2400
Foothills Golf Course consists of three separate courses, providing one for every level of golfer. The 6900-yard (6310-meter), par 72 championship course offers a variety of diverse holes to confront the expert, while the par 31 executive course spans 2226 yards (2035 meters) and offers a challenging course for intermediate golfers. The par 27 course extends for 1175 yards (1075 meters) and is a great place for beginners to learn the game. Tee times can be reserved up to five days in advance.
9808 Sunningdale Boulevard Littleton, CO 80124 +1 303 790 0202
The Lone Tree Golf Club offers a challenging championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. Started as a private country club in 1985, the 7,012-yard course opened to the public in 1991 and now surrounds a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes guest suites, café, pro shop and pool, as well as tennis courts and a fitness room. The fairways are wide and forgiving, yet most are rolling and sloped presenting challenging lies with every shot.
5800 South Federal Boulevard Littleton, CO 80123 +1 303 794 5838
Centennial Golf & Tennis Club features a par 63 executive golf course that spans 4,270 yards. To handle the crowds, it recently added an additional nine new holes and a newly renovated clubhouse. There is also a large, lighted driving range and a practice putting green. The club also offers six indoor tennis courts, as well as indoor and outdoor lounging areas. For a snack or full meal, an on-site café grill and bar is available. The short course is perfect for duffers squeezed for time.
The Legacy Ridge Golf Course was once voted as one of the "Top Ten New Public Golf Courses" in the United States by Golf Magazine. Designed by Arthur Hills, this par 72, championship golf course spans 7,251 yards and offers narrow fairways, an ever-present wind, pond-bordered greens, numerous blind shots and spectacular mountain views. It is a nice departure from the usual golf challenge.
10850 West Sundown Trail Littleton, CO 80125 +1 303 973 9614
Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Arrowhead Golf Club, which rates as one of the top 75 public golf courses in the United States. Its lofty status owes much to its spectacular scenery. Surrounded by jagged red rock formations, the par 70 course is part-course, part-park. Narrow fairways are bordered by thick roughs and an inordinate amount of traps allowing for little margins of error. Proper golf attire and golf carts are required. For golf-enthusiasts, this club boasts of a well-equipped tournament shop. Also be a part of the excitement at the golf tournaments, held here.
21705 East Arapahoe Road Aurora, CO 80016 +1 303 699 3939
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1997, this 18-hole gem is a long, links-style course that gives every level of golfer ample challenges. Golf Digest ranked it as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States'. Despite its urban proximity, wildlife can often be seen roaming the course. The first hole, a 556-yard, par-five monster with a bogey-inducing bunker on the left side of the fairway, quickly sets the tone the course.
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