Golf Course Information
Fossil Trace Golf Club is one of Denver Colorado's premier public golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh. Located in Golden, Colorado - Fossil Trace Golf Club is nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and only 15-minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado. 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. Most recently, Westword Magazine named Fossil Trace as "Best Golf Course in Denver" for the second time.
The golf course opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf courses 12th green. Also, 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 impresive fossils uncovered on 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 courses layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the property and adds to the award winning golf experience.
Take a golf vacation in Denver, Colorado and experience one of Denver's true "must play" golf courses adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Front Range Fossil Trace Golf Club.
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Public
- Architect: James J. Engh
- Opened: 2003
- Season: Year Round as Weather Allows
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6831 Yards
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 138
- Back Rating: 72.3
From Downtown Denver
Take 6th Avenue (Hwy 6) west turning north (right) onto Jefferson County Parkway then take 1st left onto Illinois Street. The golf course clubhouse is located 5 blocks north, 1 block north of the round-about.
Take C-470 to the 6th Avenue West overpass. This will drop you onto 6th Avenue West. You will take your 1st right onto Jefferson County Parkway then take 1st left onto Illinois Street. The golf course clubhouse is located 5 blocks north, 1 block north of the round-about.
From I-70 Westbound
Take the Colfax exit and turn southwest (right). Turn right onto 6th Avenue. You will travel approximately 1.1 miles and you will turn north (right) on Jefferson County Parkway then take 1st left onto Illinois Street. The golf course clubhouse is located 5 blocks north, 1 block north of the round-about.
From I-70 Eastbound
Take Exit 260 then use left lane for 6th Avenue West. Get into the far left lane which will then drop you onto 6th Avenue West. You will take your 1st right onto Jefferson County Parkway then take 1st left onto Illinois Street. The golf course clubhouse is located 5 blocks north, 1 block north of the round-about.
Green Fees and RatesCall 303-277-8750 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
Online tee-times reservations at Fossil Trace Golf Club can be made 7-days in advance for all players beginning at 3 pm by visiting fossiltrace.com OR by calling the Golf Shop at (303)277-8750. After 4 pm, tee-time reservations can be accepted both online and in person at the Fossil Trace Golf Shop.
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
Sprinkler Heads Marked - GPS on All Carts
Golf Instruction and Lessons
Fossil Trace Golf Academy
Fossil Trace Private and Semi-Private Instruction
All private lessons are tailored to each student's ability and goals. To assist in the learning process, private lessons use V1 Golf video analysis. Student and instructors work together on a lesson plan, including short game or on-course lessons if available.
FOSSIL TRACE PGA PROFESSIONALS
JIM HAJEK, PGA HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL
While Jim's time for instruction is limited by his duties as the PGA Head Golf Professional, he is highly regarded for his knowledge of the game and particularly his ability as an expert club fitter.
ADAM FINCH, PGA FIRST ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL
As the 1st Assistant PGA Professional, Adam's teaching experience extends to students of all ages and abilities. Adam has a coaching background with a special knowledge for teaching the short game.
Adult Private Instruction
½ Hour Private Lesson $50
One Hour Private Lesson $90
3-Hour Package $260
5-Hour Package $425
Private lesson formats can be tailored for each student. After an initial one hour lesson, the student and instructor arrange a follow-up lesson plan. All lesson packages include a limited, complimentary range pass.
Adult Semi-Private Instruction - 1 Hour Lessons
Semi-Private with 2 Students $60 each/$120 total
Semi-Private Series of 4 (2 Students) $230 each/$460 total
Semi-Private with 3 Students $50 each/$150 total
Semi-Private Series of 4 (3 Students) $190 each/$570 total
Junior Private Instruction (up to age 17)
½ Hour Private Lesson $45
One Hour Private Lesson $80
3-Hour Private LessonPackage $225
5-Hour Private Lesson Package $360
Junior Semi-Private Instruction (up to age 17) - 1 Hour Lessons
Semi-Private (2 Juniors-1Hour) $50 each/$100 total
Semi Private Series of Four (2 Juniors) $180 each/$360 total
Semi-Private (3 Juniors-1Hour) $40 each/$120 total
Special Events and Outings at Fossil Trace Golf Club
Fossil Trace Golf Club is one of Colorado's most popular and premier public golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh. (The Sanctuary, The Club at Redlands Mesa, The Club at Pradera). In our short history, the golf course & Three Tomatoes Steakhouse & Club together provide one the finest and most unique event experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado.
Fossil Trace Shotgun Event Services & Amenities
Perfect for groups of 36+ requiring a shotgun start.
With our unmatched guest service staff (approx. 1 FTGC staff member for each 10 participants) and other important event details included in our shotgun event pricing; food & beverage, prize fund, valet bag service, Fossil Trace tee gift, etc. You will find our rate per player extremely competitive, considering the event venue is our superior-conditioned & award-winning Jim Engh designed golf course, 11,000 square foot clubhouse and banquet facility with Three Tomatoes Steakhouse & Club providing unparalleled food & beverage services.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Contact Fossil Trace Golf Club at 303-277-8750.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Nestled against the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club tantalizes your senses with great food, fine wines and stunning views. Less than a minute off the beaten track, you'll find a wide array of delectable meals expertly served up in a casual atmosphere--Certified Angus Beef®, the freshest meats and seafood we can find, and the most select seasonal fruits and vegetables, accompanied by dramatic views of the hills and valleys where dinosaurs once roamed. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Denver in Golden, we're the metro area's best-kept secret!
Enjoy a family dinner in our dining room, take in the fresh air and scenery from our patio, or relax with a cold brew during Happy Hour in our pub. Or reserve one of our meeting rooms for your special event, party or wedding, and we'll bring our 30-plus years of award-winning catering experience to create a special menu just for you. Whether you're enjoying lunch after a round of golf, indulging in one of our famous wine dinners, or celebrating your wedding in our gardens, a unique experience awaits you all year round. At Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club, we believe a high-quality dining experience never goes out of season. Our menu may change with the calendar, but our commitment to quality is one ingredient you'll find in every meal we prepare.
Welcome to Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club. We've set the table for you.
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