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Fossil Trace Golf Club opened July 2003 in the historic city of Golden, Colorado, nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, just 20 minutes west from downtown Denver. Fossil Trace is considered one of Denver’s top golf courses and premier destinations to play. Golfers can experience a mountain course feel in an urban setting.
Imagine a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Colorado’s dry, arid climate was a thing of the future and a humid, tropical climate existed with lakes, swamps and palm trees. The course opened approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where Holes 11-15 now sit. As you navigate the course and its rolling topography; large, undulating fairways and greens are matched with treacherous greenside and fairway bunkers. These features create a modern test of golf in a truly inspirational location. The shadows of the foothills and majestic Table Mountain guide players through the variety of character-laden holes.
Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf course’s 12th green. The palm leaf featured in our course logo can be viewed in the form of a prehistoric trace fossil adjacent to the 12th green.Expand
Located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impressive trace fossils uncovered during the excavation of the golf course.
In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf course layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the property and adds to the award-winning golf experience. You will find it hard to leave without taking a memory with you forever.
In its short history, the golf course has enjoyed tremendous success and is considered one the finest golf courses and golf experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado. Fossil Trace has been honored as “Best Golf Course in Denver” on multiple occasions by Colorado golf and lifestyle publications. Although the property is known for its rich history, the golf course itself has entertained golfers from all 50 states and from over 40 countries. Take a golf vacation in Denver, Colorado and experience one of Denver’s true “must play”golf courses. We invite you to play, experience and discover the finest golf course destination in Denver.
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The 18 Most Fun Golf Holes in America | Hole 12
- Golf Digest
Best Opening Hole in Colorado
- Colorado Avid Golfer
Top 50 Golf Course in America for Women
- Golf Digest
Top of the Town | Best Golf Course
- 5280 Magazine
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