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Applewood Golf Course
14001 W 32nd Ave
Golden, Colorado 80401

Phone(s): (303) 279-3003

Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Applewood Golf Course in Golden has a gently rolling terrain that is also home to an abundance of local wildlife. The target-oriented layout requires careful strategy and often demands the use of your driver. There are 25 strategically placed bunkers and water hazards also come into play on a few holes. It is a shorter golf course at just below 6,300 yards, making it a great course for beginners and juniors. Applewood Golf Course has something for players of all skill levels including nice views of the nearby Table Mountain. There are some challenges but overall it is a player-friendly golf course.

Applewood Golf Course
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 10 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Press Maxwell
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1961
  • 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 - $12

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $21 - $29
  • Weekends: $30 - $36

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black (W) 71 5992 130 72.4
Silver 71 5376 116 66.3
Black 71 5992 119 67.9
Silver (W) 71 5379 121 68.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Applewood Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by Jim Bedwell
    on April 16th, 2021 22:01
    As one who grew up playing "hardscrabble munis" (see Rick Reilly's Missing Links for a deep appreciation of such things), there is something I like about this course. The layout is quite good, by well known architect Press Maxwell, son of Perry. So it has good bones. In fact it was the original Rolling Hills CC before the club moved up canyon to more secluded environs. It is a bit "rough around the edges" in terms of conditioning and maintenance, but its laid back everyman (and woman) feel and good layout make for an enjoyable and inexpensive round if you just want to get out and bang it around on a beautiful Rocky Mountain afternoon!
  • Applewood Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mark Stewart
    on July 02nd, 2018 15:31
    I LOVE it! I've played golf courses all over the US and of ALL of them, I'd have to call this place my home course. I'm lucky.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by Sam Sherstad
    on June 28th, 2018 20:58
    This is a good course for beginners. In fact they seem to do a great job on the youth training programs.
    Not a course I enjoyed with so many other great options in Denver area.
    But again, a nice family option and a good place to learn the game.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Heidi
    on June 09th, 2013 15:46
    inexpensive, beautiful, and slightly challenging. I would recommend for people who are not very competitive and who enjoy golf. the staff is very nice too.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by Mimi
    on August 25th, 2012 14:59
    This is a GREAT course for BEGINNERS. The holes are challenging yet reasonable for people who are learning. I finally accomplished my first par at Applewood.

    BUT - the restaurant is horrible and the food sticks. I will NEVER eat there again.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on May 19th, 2012 21:17
    They should plow over this course and build something on it.

    This isn't a golf course . Don's waste your money or your time

    What a joke
  • Applewood Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Phil
    on March 23rd, 2012 20:46
    Not a 'pristine' course but much more difficult than at first glance. Not very long but has challenging layout. Quite inexpensive and probably the bext value in the Denver metro area. Always busy and pace of play can sometimes be a factor but I usually can get in 18 holes in about 4 and a half hours.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Pablo
    on August 24th, 2011 08:05
    Played in Mid August. Half the fairways were muddy bogs that ate up drives and in generally poor condition. The tee boxes were torn up, but at least the greens were good. The guys in the pro-shop always seem to be in a bad mood. The worst problem is the slow pace of play. Almost three hours to play 9 holes and once again I had to walk off the course before finishing my round. And this was a weekday afternoon! That was the third and LAST time I had to leave before finishing. I will never play there again, which is unfortunate as it is so close to home.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by john
    on May 14th, 2011 17:32
    This course is in terrible condition with winter kill. Do not play it. They have put nothing to repair. The staff is rude as well.
  • Applewood Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by J Zacherman
    on February 22nd, 2011 11:33
    Not a great course but it's popular with the seniors and those who are too poor to play Fossil Trace GC. We need a few of these affordable courses around for the old folks.
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