Arrowhead Golf Club

4.1994823529 4.2 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6636 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

  • 10850 West Sundown Trail, Littleton, Colorado 80125, Douglas County
  • (303) 973-9614
  • (303) 973-0352
  • www.arrowheadcolorado.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1972), Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1974)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared or mock turtle neck shirt.No Denim or cut off pants. Bermuda shorts are allowed.No tank or spaghetti strap tops.No short shorts.Sleeveless shirts are allowed.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Bear 70 6636 yards 71.5 138
Arrowhead 70 6302 yards 69.9 135
Silver Fox 70 5902 yards 67.6 126
Silver Fox (W) 72 5902 yards 73.9 144
Columbine 70 5338 yards 65.7 119
Columbine (W) 72 5338 yards 70.6 136

The golf course at the Arrowhead Golf Club has been declared the top public course in Denver in the past by Golf Digest, as well as one of the top 75 public courses in the nation. The towering red sandstone rock formations are a trademark of the course, providing a unique and beautiful atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the abundant wildlife that have made the course their home. The rolling terrain provides elevation changes and undulation to the greens. Water hazards and bunkers also come into play on the course. Arrowhead Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 13th hole. It is a steep, downhill hole with scenic views.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
82
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

156 out of 176 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks dinner  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Arrowhead golf course"


camyocamyo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were a little slow today. Bunkers were dry and crusty. Tough to splash out of. Greens,fairways and tee boxes great shape. $80 on a Thursday afternoon is ok, $140 would be steep.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




EBertels's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One Big Problem"


thbdad99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of the prettiest places you will ever play. I just can't believe they were allowed to put a golf course in these rock formations. It's a good test from the tips. Sadly, if you are a serious player the pace of play is SO SLOW it takes the wind out of your sails. Played a 3 hour front nine and asked if anyone was marshaling the course when we made the turn. We were told "yes" and the pro shop sent out a young man far too young to get any results from the offending foursome. There were four foursomes on #4 tee at one point. I just don't think anyone really cared about pace of play, or they didn't seem to on that day. I think they cater to the "resort or tourist" player and not the more serious one. So, be careful and plan on at least 5 1/2 to 6 hours for your round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Snail's pace play and the staff does not care!"


patrickpriore's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

If you are like me, a serious golfer, then do not waste your money or your time playing at the Arrowhead Golf Course. Sure it has breathtaking views and some of the holes are challenging. However, the pace of play was extremely slow. I was part of threesome and it took us five and half hours to play seventeen holes. We were getting on the greens within regulation. We were finally frustrated and upset after teeing off on the eighteenth hole when the sun went down. We picked up our fairway drives due to the darkness. There were six golfers (if you want to call them that) in front of us going back and forth from one side of each fairway to the other. Not only did they not let us play through, the folks working at the golf course did not even seem to care when we brought it to their attention many times. Some folks are meant to play golf, some are meant to stay on a golf range, and some are only meant to play miniature golf. Those six inconsiderate folks are meant for the latter. My suggestion is go play at Bear Dance Golf Course, which is much more challenging, much more beautiful, and the staff there take golf serious!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful!"


u1814407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the course, loved the staff, and loved the value! You have to go out and try it. You will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun but slow"


mdeleon13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a “premium” course they sure didnt enforce pace of play. Pretty, but frustratingly slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course, too expensive"


rkumar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful. They don’t allow walkers. That’s not good if you are a walker. The course is worth about $70, not $120-$140 which is what you pay during peak season. The practice facility is very, very small. No chipping or sand area. The driving range is tiny, no drivers allowed. If you hit left at all on the driving range, your ball will be on the 10th hole. Very dangerous. They need to put tall nets up and make it safer for the 10th hole and allow drivers. The course has gorgeous holes, like the Par 3 in between the red rocks on the back nine. One of the prettiest holes in the state.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, early in the season, gorgeous day"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 4th and my wife's 1st round. I was happy to find a day to show her this beautiful course. The weather was just about perfect. The check-in had a minor delay with the new Golfpass interface, but the Golfnow tee time was seamless. The staff worked to get it figured out. The cart person was very friendly. The driving range is distance limited to 185y. They told us the greens haven't been mowed yet, since it has just recently melted out, so the speeds were a bit variable...and fairly fast on the downhillers. Texas wedge or hybrid putts may be the current shot choice for near miss approach shots with a downhill pin. The snows have largely melted, though some bunkers still hold snow making the sand variable for your exit sand saves. The course overall was in really nice shape.

The groundskeepers were out there getting things tuned up, but for us amateurs, working around greens puts them in a bit of jeopardy with tightened muscles and skull shots, especially on #4 where long is the safer play. Fore!

The course is cart path only right now, which seems appropriate, though it makes for a bit of extra time to get to your shots on the other side of the fairways. The GPS in the cart turned out handy to help reduce the number of clubs selected for those guesses on the far side.

FWIW, this is a pretty challenging course for intermediate, middle-aged ladies with its 136 slope rating (113 being average). E.g. from Columbine tees #4's 385y length with a forced carry to get to the green really earns its 1 hcp; #2's 508y length may be a stretch; #12's 387y left-curving layout will test shot control; and #18's lake curving out near the cartpath will foil a reasonably intentioned 2nd shot if your tee shot doesn't get you a view of the lake.

Still this course is always a treat! Though one might like the final tally better on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th lap. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice early spring round."


gmangolfr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape considering it was under a blanket of snow a weak ago. A little slow due to cast path only. Overall a great day!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Glad We Played It"


steveg48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For late in year, course was in excellent condition. We were first group off in morning so pace of play was great. Finished in about 3 hours, 45 minutes. Course was challenging for a couple of seventy somethings. Parred first 2 holes, double bogied third and quit keeping score, just enjoyed the fantastic scenery and nice late November day. Wind and temp was up and down depending on where on the course. Some holes protected, others not at all.Very glad we played the course. Will try to play once or twice a year from now on. Got lots of great pictures!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



manjae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Nice Fall Round"


Marcus7820443's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was slow and didn't finish round but the was in great shape and its a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play course ! Very scenic!"


libby18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play course. You won’t play a more scenic course. Probably not worth the normal fee of $159 but is worth a golf now price of $120. The course had just been over seeded so fairways were a little long but greens were very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous setting"


u00000968647's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course. Greens have some slope to them, but they rolled well and were a good speed. We had a slow group in front of us. The staff did attempt to speed them up and even asked them to skip a hole, but we were waiting on them again within 2 holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


James8067851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and layout are absolutely breathtaking. On the day that we played, the pace of play was horrendous. We were told by an employee, playing alone in front of us, that the course hosted a scramble earlier in the day. We chose a 4:03 tee time for the price and due to the recommendation of local residents. We played behind a foursome and two singles on the front nine. We spent 3-5 minutes waiting to hit shots. If it is going to play that slow, I would hope that you would be warned about the pace of play before you purchased golf. If we wouldn't have passed a foursome, golf etiquette says faster players play through. We would not have been able to finish 18 holes. Golf costs $129ish early and $89ish midday. Yes, it was $59ish for our tee time, but anyone with common sense would have advised us about the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Amazing experience"


Reggie7146484's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you're in Denver, play this course. Beautiful layout, picturesque everywhere you are. Some holes are challenging, some are scorable. Elevation changes, water, wind on a couple of holes. Signature 13th, par 3, elevated, measured 165-170 yards, 135yards with slope. Choose clubs wisely!! Only real issue were the greens. Even with lag putting, ball kept rolling 3, 4 feet past hole. Many hidden undulations. Club attendants are second to none here. Played in about 4 hours. If you can stand the summer sun, afternoon round is more than worth the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unplayable greens"


ThomasGram's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Look I’m not one to complain about speed of greens but something is up with greens that 3 7-10 handicappers almost 3 putted every green. Very inconsistent and made harder by ruff around the greens that where way to high and lush. The course is beautiful as can be and the layout was Awsome


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Such beauty but no rangers????"


u000007963848's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hands down the most scenic course, but an expected 4:45 round was lengthened by a group of inpatient guys who thought there was an opening ahead of us...even though we were waiting each hole already. Not one ranger on the course..unacceptable for such a high quality course. Didn’t help either that they allow “riders” of golfers to come along, so we had a bro and sis with their female partner/friend chatting away while we putted, on more than one occasion...they paid a $25 ride along fee, we just got the aggravation of nice people who knew nothing about etiquette...have to come here with a foursome and pray they hire a ranger..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pretty, but way too slow"


aachenjones's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great scenery, good conditions. 5 hours and 40 minutes led to a very frustrating round of golf. Worker says it paces at 4:45 which is too long for a round anyway. Probably a course to experience once, but plan on all day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u460014220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed