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Fossil Trace Golf Club, Golden

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Golf Course
Fossil Trace Golf Club is a popular and premier public course designed by Jim Engh. Golf at Fossil Trace is available for daily fee play and is also open for limited private and corporate golf outings & events. The golf course opened in 2003, 64 million years after the dinosaurs walked it – and although the property is known for its history, the award-winning golf course is what attracts players from all over. Players appreciate the variety of holes & shots, both short and long, undulating fairways and a mountain course feel in an urban setting.to the Rocky Mountain Front Range Fossil Trace Golf Club.

Fossil Trace Golf Club offers a unique and memorable experience to golfers of all levels as course length is not the primary concern. Large, undulating greens matched with treacherous greenside and fairway bunkers will often test even the most accomplished and skilled golfers. Combined with the pristine golf course conditions, a friendly staff, and a challenging Jim Engh golf course layout, Fossil Trace Golf Club continues to be a must-play golf course in Colorado.

From the day that Fossil Trace Golf Club opened in 2003, local and national golf course awards and accolades have featured the course, making Fossil Trace Golf Club a renowned golf course not only in Colorado but in the United States and the world. Guests from over (40) countries and all (50) states have visited Fossil Trace since 2003.

Ask any guest who has experienced the course and you’ll hear in great detail why it is the premier golf course experience in the Denver area. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine voted Fossil Trace as one of the Top 10 new golf courses to play in the country in 2003.

GolfDigest Magazine has named Fossil Trace a 4 ½ Star “Places to Play” from 2006-11, Top 50 Course for Women in 2011 and Hole #12 as one of the “18 Most Fun Holes in America. GolfWeek Magazine has featured Fossil Trace Golf Club on their Best Municipal Courses list and a top public course in Colorado.
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  • 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 pub...  more »
  • 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 lo...  more »
  • 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 is re...  more »
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  • Beautiful course. This place eats me up. Pretty tough course for an average golfer. But the views are worth the extra strokes! Incredible panoramic views of the entrance to the Rockies as well as both Table Mountains. Also love golfing through the canyon on the Back 9. I play here every Wednesday for a work League and have a great time no matter what I shoot. Just gained a new appreciation for the staff as well after losing a pretty pricey wireless speaker either on the course or left in the car last week went to the Pro Shop after golfing this week and they had it ready for me in the drawer. Impressive links and impressive staff five stars.
  • Fossil Trace is beautiful but very quirky. There are some very unique holes and the tees and fairways are in excellent condition. Not so much the greens, however. And they're ridiculously contoured for a public course. There are also several blind holes. They have kind of a strange arrogance about themselves. Not sure why they think the green fees need to be that high. It's like they're a country club that always wanted to be but never was. Nice to play once or twice but not worth the bucks for a lot of rounds. $$$$orry.
  • Beautiful course, unique layout. Had a wonderful experience with the staff, not sure about the reviews that say the staff is rude. Please don't listen to Kevin Shop, his review reflects a low level understanding of the game, and course design. Yes, the greens can be tricky, as they have many undulations. Look at this as a fun challenge. Spend a moment to analyze the read, and give it a go! My only critique would be that the ball was bouncing around a bit on the greens yesterday (5/4/2017). Seems like they can use a little work in terms of condition. I'll be back a few more times this season and will adjust my review if the condition improves. The rest of the course was in pristine shape. Overall, wonderful experience.
  • There is a trail with amazing dinosaur footprints, just need to find it and that's not easy. Starts around the corner of 19th and 6th.
  • Nice municipal golf course. Check in staff great and friendly to deal with. On the down side expect to only get about 20 range balls without paying extra. As far as the course it is really tricked up with lots of blind tee shots and extreme slope on the greens. The course GPS system on the carts was weak and did not give you suggestions on how best to play the hole. This is needed for first time players. Pace of play was also on the slow side with the Marshalls doing little to speed up play. Based on the reviews I was expecting a better experience but it is certainly a nice municipal course