Course Guidelines

Dress Code

Proper golf attire is required for all guests whether playing or practicing: shirt with a collar and Bermuda shorts or slacks.

Handicap Golf Cars

Fossil Trace Golf Club recognizes that certain guests may have physical conditions or restrictions, which may make it difficult or impossible to walk normally required distances or slopes while play golf. A blue sign in the windshield holder shall identify handicap carts with the GPS system updated to reflect the same.

Upon application to the Pro Shop, handicapped cart privileges may be extended only to qualified individuals who: possess a state issued ID, handicap-parking disability placard, or possess a written medical doctor’s note.

  • Carts must stay on paths when parked at tees.
  • Carts may not be driven into roped areas
  • Carts may not be driven into the native (non-irrigated) areas.
  • Handicapped cart privileges are extended only to players physically challenged, not the additional rider.

Operators should recognize that certain areas may not be driven on, and round-about routes should be taken to avoid possible damage to sensitive turf areas. When Fossil Trace is operating under a Cart Path Only Policy due to abnormal ground conditions that promote safety issues, handicapped cart privileges may not be available.


Fossil Trace Golf Club does not possess an inclement weather warning or detection system. Golfers are advised they are playing at their own risk and we are under no obligation to warn, retrieve, and/or remove anyone from the golf course due to inclement weather, including lightning.

Golfers may suspend their round at any time upon their own determination of the dangers of existing, impending or threatening inclement weather and golfers may be eligible for a rain check. Neither Fossil Trace Golf Club nor the City of Golden is responsible for injuries or damage resulting from inclement weather.

Preferred Reservation Pricing

By definition, dynamic means “constant change.” This process will allow golf rates to be adjusted – both lower and higher – in real-time, based on demand, availability and other changing factors. While this style of pricing may be new to the game of golf, airlines, hotels, and sports teams have utilized this pricing strategy for years.

With rates changing daily, Dynamic Pricing gives you the ability to choose the BEST rate for you, at the BEST time for you, on the BEST day for you.


To cancel/modify any Group Outing or Preferred Reservation, call the Fossil Trace Golf Shop at (303) 277-8750 or Adam Finch, PGA Professional at (303) 277-8751.

We understand plans change. To provide greater access to the game we all enjoy, please cancel or reduce your group size no later than 48 hours in advance to avoid charges to your credit card for the number of players failing to cancel. In the event of a downsizing group(s) booked as 2 or 3 players, Fossil Trace Golf Club reserves the right to add golfers to create a foursome.

To cancel or modify any booked reservation, call the Fossil Trace Golf Shop at (303) 277-8750 no later than 24 hours in advance to avoid charges to your credit card. In the event of a downsizing group(s) booked as 2 or 3 players, Fossil Trace Golf Club reserves the right to add golfers to create a foursome.

Pace of Play

Fossil Trace Golf Club has implemented a proven pace of play strategy that has been recognized by the USGA. A 4 hour, 40 minute round with good flow, great conditions, and breathtaking surroundings creates the most memorable golf experience for all golfers on the course. Read more on our pace of play strategy.

Service Animals

Fossil Trace Golf Club adheres to all ADA requirements regarding service animals:

  1. Only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
  2. Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals under the ADA, and therefore are not allowed at Fossil Trace Golf Club.
  3. Service animals must remain harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.
  4. If the animal is out of control and the handler doesn’t take effective action to control it or if the animal is not housebroken, the individual will be asked to remove the service animal from the premises.

For more information, view the full ADA Service Animals Requirements document.