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Frequently Asked Questions

Fossil Trace Golf Club provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as a service to our guests seeking information regarding the property and services. These are provided for informational purposes only.

Disabled Accomodations

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Do you offer handicap flags for golf cars?

Yes, we do. We recognize some guests may have physical conditions/restrictions which make it difficult to walk normal distances or slopes while playing golf. The GPS system will be updated to allow for handicap-specific access to the golf course to… Learn More

How can I secure a handicap flag before playing?

Handicapped golf 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. One of the three options above must be presented upon check-in at the… Learn More

Do you allow service animals?

Fossil Trace Golf Club adheres to all ADA requirements regarding service animals: Only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA. Emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals under the ADA, and… Learn More

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Donations

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How do I request a donation?

To request a donation, please submit information through our Contact Us form. If selected, the donation will be sent to the address indicated in the form. *Please Note: only those selected for a donation are notified. Back to FAQs Learn More

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please fill out the Contact Us form, and we’ll reach out shortly to assist you.  Learn More

Dress Code

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Does your club have a dress code?

Appropriate golf attire is required for all guests whether playing, practicing, or spectating. Learn More

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Events

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How do I book for a wedding, meeting, or event?

To inquire about hosting a wedding, meeting, or event at Fossil Trace, fill out the Wedding & Events form or call (303) 277-8755. To inquire about booking a golf tournament or small outing, fill out the Tournaments & Small Outings… Learn More

What is the maximum capacity for a wedding?

Our facility can host 350 guests for any event, including weddings. To inquire about hosting a wedding at Fossil Trace, fill out the Wedding & Events form or call (303) 277-8755. Back to FAQs Learn More

How do I book a golf tournament or small group?

For groups of 24 or less, please book online. For groups of more than 24 golfers, please submit your information through the Tournaments & Small Outings form. We will work with you personally to set a rate, day, and time.… Learn More

Need more help?

If you need more help with booking a golf event, please fill out the Tournaments & Small Outings form. If you need more help with the restaurant, booking a wedding, meeting, or special event, please fill out the Food &… Learn More

Food & Drink

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Do you have a restaurant?

Yes, we do! Schnepf’s Restaurant & Bar is open year round to the public and golfers. The restaurant also hosts wedding, meetings, and events. To read more, visit the Food & Drink page. To make a reservation for dining, call… Learn More

Do you have a patio?

Yes! Schnepf’s patio has the most incredible view overlooking the golf course, foothills, and Table Mountain. The patio is open to the public, and we love when you take pictures! Back to FAQs Learn More

What are your restaurant hours?

Hours vary by time of year.  Call (303) 277-8755 for more details and to make reservations. In the spring, summer, and fall seasons, the restaurant is open from dawn until dusk. During winter, hours can vary. If the golf course is… Learn More

Is the restaurant open year round?

Schenpf’s Restaurant is open year round, with special hours in the winter. Call (303) 277-8755 for more details and to make reservations. In the spring, summer, and fall seasons, the restaurant is open from dawn until dusk. During winter, hours… Learn More

Can I make a reservation for the restaurant?

Yes – please call Schnepf’s Restaurant at (303) 277-8755 to make a reservation. Learn More

Do you have a bar?

Yes, Schnepf’s Restaurant has a great bar, featuring the exclusive Coors Barmen – a 7-minute-pour pilsner. The bar is open to the public and operates the same hours as the restaurant. Back to FAQs Learn More

Are coolers allowed on the golf course?

Outside coolers are not allowed on the course. Schnepf’s Restaurant is pleased to provide a cooler at no cost and fill it with your purchased drinks. There is also a beverage cart on the golf course during play. Back to… Learn More

Is there a beverage cart on the golf course?

During the regular season, there are 1 – 2 beverage carts almost always on the golf course. During the shoulder seasons and winter, beverage carts are out depending on golf course traffic. Holes 9 and 18 also finish by the… Learn More

Do you sell tobacco products?

Sorry, we do not sell tobacco products. Learn More

Need more help?

If you need more help with booking a golf event, please fill out the Tournaments & Small Outings form. If you need more help with the restaurant, booking a wedding, meeting, or special event, please fill out the Food &… Learn More

Gift Cards

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How do I buy a gift card?

Purchase a gift card in the shop, or you can buy a virtual gift card instantly in our webstore. The value on the gift card is a specified dollar amount, so even if it was originally purchased for private lessons,… Learn More

Where can I use the gift card?

Fossil Trace gift cards are a specified dollar amount and can be used for green/cart/range fees, merchandise, lessons, and club fitting. They are not valid for Schnepf’s Restaurant & Bar. Back to FAQs Learn More

Do gift cards expire?

No, gift cards don’t expire. However, they are subject to a fee after 5 years from the activation date, so we recommend using them within that time. Back to FAQs Learn More

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Hours & Seasons

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Is the golf course open year round?

The course is open year round, weather permitting. If you have a tee time during the off-season (November – April), we recommend calling the pro shop at (303) 277-8750 to ensure the course hasn’t closed due to snow, ice, or… Learn More

What are your golf shop hours?

The golf shop is open dawn until dusk every day during regular season (approximately April – October). The golf shop is open year round with restricted hours during the off season. In November and December, the shop is open 8am… Learn More

Is the golf shop open year round?

The golf shop is open year round with restricted hours during the off season. In November and December, the shop is open 8am – 4pm every day, regardless of weather. January – March, the shop is open 8am – 4pm… Learn More

What are your restaurant hours?

Hours vary by time of year.  Call (303) 277-8755 for more details and to make reservations. In the spring, summer, and fall seasons, the restaurant is open from dawn until dusk. During winter, hours can vary. If the golf course is… Learn More

What are your practice range hours?

The practice range is open dawn until dusk. During the off-season months (November – March), the practice range will remain open dawn until dusk as well, if weather permits. Back to FAQs Learn More

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Instruction & Club Fitting

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What do you offer for golf lessons?

We have a multitude of group and private options. Visit the Golf School page to see what suits your needs. If you aren’t sure where to start your golf journey, please fill out the contact form on the Golf School… Learn More

How do I book a private lesson?

To book a lesson, use our Online Booking App. The availability listed for each instructor is accurate and in real time. No payment is due until you arrive for your lesson, and you will not be asked for any payment… Learn More

Who do you teach?

Everyone! Whether you’re a beginner, skilled, woman, man, or child – we have a lesson plan for you.  Learn More

What is the minimum age you teach?

Typically 4 years old – if younger, chat with our professional staff via the Golf School form. For private lessons, they must be able to separate from their parents comfortably. For group lessons, they must also be able to follow… Learn More

How do I book a club fitting?

Request a club fitting session through our Club Fitting form. Note that the date and time you select is a request, not a booking. A member of our fitting staff will reach out within 24 hours to confirm your actual… Learn More

How do I purchase a GHIN?

You can purchase a GHIN through our webstore. If you are renewing your membership, we will re-activate the new season for you. if you are a new GHIN member at our club, we will put in your contact information, generate… Learn More

Can’t find your answer?

If you need more assistance, fill out our Golf School form. We will reach out shortly to assist you! Learn More

Non-Golf Access

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Can I ride along with a group if I’m not playing?

Absolutely! Spectators are welcome to join golfing groups. If riding along in a golf cart, the cost is $21 for 18 holes, $11 for 9 holes. No need to inform us beforehand, just let us know when you check in… Learn More

Can my child ride along?

Children not playing that are 6 years old and younger are welcome to ride along at no charge. If playing with other guests in your group, the child must remain in the golf car at all times for their safety… Learn More

Can I walk or bike through the course on the path?

The paths that travel through the golf course are for Fossil Trace Golf Club guests only. The golf course and its carts are not open to non-golfers for safety purposes (with the exception of ride-along golf spectators). Those to enter… Learn More

Can I sled or ski on the course during the winter?

No matter the time of year or if the golf course is closed due to snow/ice conditions, the golf course and its carts are not open to non-golfers for safety purposes (with the exception of ride-along golf spectators). Those to… Learn More

Can I fish in the ponds?

The golf course and its carts are not open to non-golfers for safety purposes (with the exception of ride-along golf spectators). Those to enter Fossil Trace Golf Club property without authorization will be escorted off immediately. Back to FAQs   Learn More

How do I access Triceratops Trailhead?

Triceratops Trail is not accessible via the golf course to the public. The access point is one block east of 6th Avenue and 19th Street in Golden, CO. Download the Golden Parks, Trails and Open Space Map or visit the… Learn More

Can I rent a golf car to visit Triceratops Trailhead?

The golf course and its carts are not open to non-golfers for safety purposes (with the exception of ride-along golf spectators). Therefore, Triceratops Trail is not accessible via the golf course to the public. The access point is one block… Learn More

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Rates

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What are your rates?

We offer a variety of rates depending on what day, time, and how far out you book. Regular reservations are for tee times made 7 or fewer days in advance – rates depend on golfer’s residency and day of play.… Learn More

What are preferred reservations?

Preferred reservations are for golfers who want to secure a tee time 8-60 days in advance. This is a great option for visitors planning a trip or those in the area looking to secure a busy time. Preferred reservations gives… Learn More

What type of discounts do you offer?

During the regular season, Twilight 18 and Sunset 9 are playing options at the end of the day that may not guarantee completion of holes, but run at a great rate. Twilight 18 starts at 3pm, cost is $67-$72. Sunset… Learn More

Do you offer group discounts?

Groups of 24 golfers who book 7 or fewer days in advance will receive Regular Reservation rates, which are based on residency and the day of the week they’re playing. Groups who book 8-60 days in advance will receive the… Learn More

Is there a military and first responder discount?

Military and first responders will be charged the Golden Resident rate for regular reservations only. Preferred reservations are a set rate for everyone in the group, regardless of age or residency. Must present a valid ID as proof of service.… Learn More

What is the junior discount?

Juniors (17 and under) receive a discount Mondays – Thursdays | 12pm – 4pm for regular reservations only. Preferred reservations are a set rate for everyone in the group, regardless of age or residency. If a junior plays outside of… Learn More

What is the senior discount?

Seniors (62+) receive a discount Mondays – Thursdays for regular reservations only. If a senior plays outside of that time frame, he/she will receive the standard regular reservation rate. Preferred reservations are a set rate for everyone in the group,… Learn More

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Rentals

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Can I ride along with a group if I’m not playing?

Absolutely! Spectators are welcome to join golfing groups. If riding along in a golf cart, the cost is $21 for 18 holes, $11 for 9 holes. No need to inform us beforehand, just let us know when you check in… Learn More

How much to rental clubs cost?

Rental clubs are $60 for 18 holes, $35 for 9 holes. All sets feature the newest 2020 Taylormade equipment, a sleeve of TM Tour Response golf balls, and tees. A valid ID is required for deposit while the set is… Learn More

What do you offer for rental clubs?

We have premium rental sets for women, men, left-handed, and right-handed golfers. All men’s sets contain the 2020 TaylorMade SIM clubs: driver, fairway woods, hybrid, irons, MG wedge, and spider putter. All women’s sets contain the 2020 Kalea women’s full… Learn More

How do I reserve rental clubs?

You don’t need to reserve rental clubs, we have plenty available. However, guests are welcome to call the golf shop beforehand at (303) 277-8750 to request a set. Back to FAQs Learn More

Do you have left-handed rental clubs?

Yes! We have left-handed clubs for men and women. No reservation before checking in for your tee time is required, but are welcome to call the golf shop at (303) 277-8750 to request a set in advance. Back to FAQs Learn More

Do you have ladies rental clubs?

Yes! We have left-handed and right-handed clubs available for women. No reservation before checking in for your tee time is required, but are welcome to call the golf shop at (303) 277-8750 to request a set in advance. Back to… Learn More

Do you have caddies?

No, we do not. If you would like to bring your own caddie, they are welcome. If your caddie chooses to ride a golf cart, he/she must pay for the rental ($21 for 18 holes, $11 for 9 holes). Back… Learn More

How much is a push cart rental?

$6 for 18 holes, $4 for 9 holes. No reservations needed. Learn More

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Tee Time Reservations

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How do I make a tee time reservation?

The fastest and easiest method is to book a tee time online. If you are new to the booking system, you will be asked to create a profile and enter a credit card. The credit card will not be charged… Learn More

How do I make a tee time reservation for my group?

For groups 24 or less golfers, the fastest and easiest method is to book a tee time online. If you are new to the booking system, you will be asked to create a profile and enter a credit card. The… Learn More

Is my credit card charged when I reserve my tee time?

The credit card on file will not be charged at time of booking. Golfers can pay with any method upon check-in at the golf shop. Failure to cancel or modify a tee time at least 24 hours in advance of… Learn More

What are preferred reservations?

Preferred reservations are for golfers who want to secure a tee time 8-60 days in advance. This is a great option for visitors planning a trip or those in the area looking to secure a busy time. Preferred reservations gives… Learn More

Do you pair up golfers?

Much like an airline, if you don’t pay for the seat next to you, it will be filled by someone else! Fossil Trace is a destination public golf course, and we want all golfers to have the opportunity to play… Learn More

How do I book a golf tournament or small group?

For groups of 24 or less, please book online. For groups of more than 24 golfers, please submit your information through the Tournaments & Small Outings form. We will work with you personally to set a rate, day, and time.… Learn More

How do I cancel my tee time?

If you made a tee time online, you can login to your profile, and under “Reservations,” you can reduce or cancel your tee time(s). If you make a tee time via phone, you will need to call the golf shop… Learn More

How do I reduce my group size for my tee time(s)?

If you made a tee time online, you can login to your profile, and under “Reservations,” you can reduce or cancel your tee time(s). If you make a tee time via phone, you will need to call the golf shop… Learn More

Will my credit card be charged if I don’t show up?

Failure to cancel or modify a tee time at least 24 hours in advance of the actual tee time will result in the credit card holder being charged in full for all players booked for that reservation. The group contact… Learn More

Will my credit card be charged if I cancel?

If you cancel or modify your tee time at least 24 hours in advance, the credit card holder will not be charged. Failure to cancel or modify a tee time at least 24 hours in advance of the actual tee… Learn More

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Weather & Rain Checks

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What is your rain check policy?

Golfers may suspend their round at any time upon their own determination and can receive a rain check. The value of the rain check will be the prorated amount of unplayed holes. All rain checks expire on December 31 of… Learn More

What is your inclement weather policy?

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… Learn More

Do you have a weather warning system?

Fossil Trace 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… Learn More

Do you notify players on the course of inclement weather?

Fossil Trace 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… Learn More

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