During these uncertain times, our focus has remained on our community, and those of you who choose to visit and play at Fossil Trace Golf Club. We hope you, and those close to you, are safe and well.
In partnership with providing you a memorable Colorado golf experience, the safety of our guests, staff, and community, has been the highest of our priorities. The dedicated team at Fossil Trace Golf Club has implemented all possible measures for safety in accordance with state, local, and federal authorities.
As a result of the order given by Jefferson County Public Health in response to the COVID19 pandemic, Fossil Trace Golf Club, all practice facilities, the clubhouse, and Schnepf’s Restaurant at Fossil Trace will temporarily close as of 8pm, March 25. Our team will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and update you the moment more information becomes available.
In partnership with our friends and co-workers with the City of Golden, we will be routinely policing the golf course as it is closed for all golf-related activities. We will be maintaining the course and continuing with our exciting renovation projects on Holes #3 and #15 to ensure the golf course will be in appropriate condition when we are permitted to open.
For those of you who wish to make reservations, please continue to visit this page for more updates and information as it becomes available. The main golf shop phone line will not accept incoming calls during closure. During this time, our team will do our best to answer your questions via e-mail and this website, whether it be about future golf plans, golf tournaments, special events, or weddings.
We are golfers, just like you, and look forward to the moments where we can be together again. A laugh on the first tee, a sip of our favorite drink at the 19th hole and everything in between. We are appreciative of your support and look forward to welcoming you back to the Club in the very near future.
In the spirit of the game,
Jim Hajek, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Fossil Trace Golf Club
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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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