CommonGround GC: #2Common Ground Golf Course

Common Ground Golf Course
10300 E Golfers Way
Aurora, Colorado 80010
Arapahoe County
United States

Phone(s): (877) 640-1520, (303) 340-1520
Fax: (303) 340-1536

From beginner golfers to low handicappers, CommonGround Golf Course delivers an outstanding experience. CommonGround is the home of the Colorado Golf Association and Colorado Women's Golf Association, and is a public facility built to support the mission of both organizations: "To represent, promote, and serve the best interests of golf in the state of Colorado." Despite being centrally located in downtown Aurora, this Tom Doak design offers stunning mountain vistas. Beyond the championship golf course, CommonGround offers a 400-yard driving range that can accommodate more than 50 golfers, and a short game practice facility that consists of a large putting green and a separate green devoted strictly to bunker play, chipping and pitching. Walkers are welcome at CommonGround and caddies are available.

Common Ground Golf Course
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 13 reviews)
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View of the 2nd green from CommonGround Golf Course.A view of hole #3 with bunker in foreground at CommonGround Golf CourseA view of the 1st green at CommonGround Golf CourseView from #16 at CommonGround Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bruce Hepner, Eric Iverson, Jim Urbina, Tom Doak
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1972
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $15 - $20

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $43 - $66
  • Weekends: $43 - $66

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red 71 5543 111 65.1
White 71 6365 122 68.9
Gold 71 6721 128 70.6
Black 71 7229 131 73.2
Red (W) 71 5543 125 70.1
White (W) 71 6365 136 74.9
Gold (W) 71 6721 139 76.7
Gold/White 72 6497 125 69.4
White/Red 72 5942 118 67.1
White/Red (W) 72 5942 131 72.6
Gold/White (W) 72 6497 137 75.6
Black/Gold 71 6941 130 71.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Al
    on June 28th, 2015 20:46
    Played their twice both with issues.First time was 4/5 years ago took over 3 hours to play 9 holes on a weekday, Staff did not seem to care. Played again today, 6/28/15. Decided to walk as I understand it's a "walkable" course. No water in their jugs on any of their 3 locations on back nine on a 90 degree day. I spoke to staff about it when I was done with round and they told me I should have called them implying that it was my fault. When I told them that I spoke to cart girl on 12th hole about no water and she told me someone was on the way with water response was basically "not my fault". Course good, overpriced, horrible service. Just as good courses at better prices with better service elsewhere.
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by BAK
    on August 17th, 2013 14:52
    Could there be a more overrated and pathetic golf course anywhere? The website does not work to book a lesson, need to email someone that should only take 48 hours to respond, but it is usually more, then the group lessons are all full. AND is the site really broken as the lesson status can roll between open to full in under a few seconds. The telephone number for lessons on the website is broken. If you call, don't believe anyone on the phone as asked if the par 3 would require a tee time for today (Saturday) and was advised it is usually not crowded. TOOOOOO bad they are so uninformed as not to mention the course was closed for a specific charity event.

    Don't go here! Don't be fooled in purchasing a Groupon for lessons, as you will be loosing you money and never get a lesson time!

    The PGA should pull its status until course management and organization can come up to any level of customer service standards!
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Tom DeCoster
    on May 31st, 2012 13:48
    The course was in excellent condition, especially the greens. The design is very good. I loved the graduated rough with adequate fairway, then 15 yards of 2 inch rough which affects your iron shot and then high grass where you could lose your ball if you hit your ball far offline. It appropriately penalizes long but errant shots. I understand they may play one round of the US Amateur stroke play here and the rest of the tournament at Cherry Hills. Great choice in my opinion. My only complaint was too much contour on tthe 15th and 16th greens. I was shocked to read the negative comments. Perhaps just a different perspective.
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Hanes
    on May 22nd, 2012 13:08
    At first glance I was not sure what to think, they tore down the much larger Mira Vista clubhouse and it seemed they raised prices quite a bit. However, the new clubhouse is 10 times the quality of the old "bomb shelter" of Mira Vista. And as far as the prices go, yes if you are a non CGA member choosing to ride a cart the cost is going to be $65 dollars. However, if you are a CGA member and walking (and the course is very walkable) you will pay a mere $40!! This is an incredible rate to pay for a Doak design! You were greeted with a smile and felt the atmosphere was friendly throughout the entire experience. I feel bad for anyone who felt otherwise and urge them to try this course again. I for one, will most definitely be returning to this course!!!
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Monte
    on August 22nd, 2011 12:30
    OK course, but way over priced. Murphy Creek is a much better course at a much better price. I might play here again if they lower the price.
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Sluggo
    on August 19th, 2011 09:29
    I used to play Mira Vista on a regular basis, usually after work for a fair price. The old clubhouse was dated but still better then what's out there now. I love playing the new course but I'll travel to play better courses for what they charge now.
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by Dick Dean
    on August 17th, 2011 06:33
    When the CGA decided to have Tom Doak redesign mira Vista, I was told it would make only "a small difference" in green fees. Well, from $26 to $65 sounds more than a small difference, and the course is no better than Mira Vista! The greens are like a bad dream.
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by sam alam
    on July 21st, 2011 10:25
    Club house is a shack and TOOOOO EXPENSIVE!!!
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by megumie bernath
    on July 21st, 2011 10:22
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Ryan
    on July 19th, 2011 10:15
    Decent course but not worth the money they are charging for green fees/cart. A lot nicer courses for the money...
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Michael Rohbaugh
    on June 29th, 2011 11:18
    Take it from an avid golfer....Doak has done it again! If you are looking for a fantastic design with superb conditioning at a bargain, play CommonGround! As far as the other posters comment about Murphy Creek, I had to play lift, clean and place in June a couple of weeks ago in a tournament because there was no grass on the fairways. You can't go wrong with CommonGround!
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Bill Cunningham
    on May 25th, 2011 12:42
    It's overpriced. Not as great as they keep telling you it is. It replaced Mira Vista GC. A fun affordable exmilitary golf course. This new golf course with its snobbish attitude is more for the yuppies than the people who live near it. Save your money and go play the much superior Murphy Creek GC
  • Common Ground Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by J Zacherman
    on February 21st, 2011 10:07
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