Category Archives: Denver Golf Courses

Buffalo Run Golf Course

Happy days are here again when it’s warm and sunny all day and one doesn’t have to go to work!  I play golf with EWGA ~ Executive Women’s Golf Association, the Denver Chapter.  Saturday was a play day at Buffalo Run, so not only did I take my golf clubs, but my camera as well.  I know having someone shooting pictures while playing golf can be distracting, but these ladies didn’t seem to mind at all.  In fact, they told me to grab my camera more than once when a lovely fox or heron was in view! Buffalo Run Golf Course Fox

Buffalo Run is located in Commerce City, it is actually adjacent to the popular Reunion neighborhood off 112th and  120th. The course  like most Colorado golf courses is positioned for fabulous views of the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  Today was no exception. The mountain peaks were covered in fresh white snow, while down in the plains we played in 70 degree weather, perfect for shorts and a golf shirt!

The course plays very nicely.  I like long drives with a broad area.  Several times we found ourselves rummaging around in the rough looking for a lost ball.  Luckily I didn’t lose any balls, so that must mean the course was easy!  A couple of the Par 3′s required some precision work.  Once I landed in a bunker, in the exact same spot as a previous golfer, who failed to rake! Bah humbug!  May he eat nats!

All in all I would not hesitate to suggest playing at Buffalo Run.   I love techie GPS in the cart and caught on to using it immediately.  I wish the GPS would track the ball and choose my club, but guess that will have to be invented by someone soon. Buffalo Run Townhome

Buffalo Run Golf Course opened in 1996 when there was hardly a home in site. Today the golf course is almost totally surrounded by homes in varying price ranges, multi-family dwellings to upscale luxury homes.  Since the  neighborhood is relatively new, it still has that nice “new” feeling.

Reunion is a planned community that offers a wide variety of housing and prices.  Entry level homes can be found in the area for under $200,000 and luxury former Parade of Home models sell over one million on the Back NIne of Reunion.Luxury homes on the Buffalo Run Golf Course

The commercial side of the location is growing rapidly.  Once residents had a long commute to grab a Starbucks or a burger, but not anymore.  Now fast food and soon groceries will be within a few minutes away.

This area has an address of Commerce City.  It’s convenience to both downtown Denver and Denver International Airport is a strong draw for homeowners wishing to be in a lovely new neighborhood, near a very nice golf course.

If you would like to discuss housing options for the Buffalo Run Golf Course area and Reunion, please feel  free to call me.  I welcome your call.

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Saddle Rock Golf Course

In 1998 Saddle Rock Golf Course was recognized as one of the America’s Top 10 Best New Courses by GolfSaddle Rock Golf Course - Denver Metro Area Digest.  Ten years later this top notch Aurora public course continues to live up to it’s reputation.  Saddle Rock Golf Course is a long, high-plains, links-style course and challenging. Even the best players find a challenge in negotiating native areas, creeks, trees and rolling diversity. The course is high and the panoramic views of the front range are among the best in metro Denver.

Saddle Rock Golf Course is a public course so the fees are quite reasonable. Players can enjoy either 9 or 18 holes of play.  A cart is recommended (by me) this is a long and tough course to walk.

Residents are eligible to receive a special reservation card allowing them to book tee times seven days in advance.  As with most community golf courses, residents also get discounted play.

Saddle Rock Golf Course is conveniently located at 21324 E. Briarwood Drive, Aurora, CO. 80016. To get there from I-25, take Arapahoe Road east, look for the entrance to the golf course on the left after crossing Liverpool.

Golf course homes at Saddle RockSaddle Rock Real Estate

Homeowners desiring a nice place to call home, will be happy to know Saddle Rock is a planned community offering open space of parks, green belts and recreation trails.  There are neighborhood “pocket parks” for the little ones to enjoy, or a great destination for walking the dog.

The Saddle Rock area offers a variety of housing options for those who desire to be in a golf community.  Custom and  semi-custom homes can be purchased along or near the golf course. The Community is fairly new, so resale homes built in the year 1998 and newer are also available.  Custom homes start in the high $600k’s and semi custom can be found in the $500k’s.

It is also possible to find less expensive homes within a few blocks of the golf course.  Multi-family (condos) are also available in the area.

Getting To Saddle Rock Golf Course or Community

The Saddle Rock neighborhood is conveniently located off the E-470 beltway.  The population growth in the area has been expanding ever since E-470 opened, bringing the southeast neighborhoods closer to the city.  The beltway provides quick and easy access to the Denver Tech Center (20 minutes), Meridian (12 minutes), Denver International Airport/DIA (20 minutes)  or downtown Denver (30-40 minutes).

Saddle Rock Shopping

Outstanding shopping is available in the nearby fabulous Southlands.  Patterned in old time Main Street style,  Southlands offers more than 150 retailers, restaurants and second floor office suites.  Southlands is home to major retailers; An Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill and many more.

Schools in Saddle Rock

The Saddle Rock neighborhood is serviced by two high schools both in the nationally acclaimed Cherry Creek School District; Grandview High School and the recently built Cherokee Trail High School.

Denver Real Estate presents ~ Arrowhead Golf Club

Today was a semi-nice day with warmish temps yet the snow is still dotting the ground. Instead of posting dreary winter golf course pictures, I thought I would share the shots of Arrowhead, taken at the end of golf season 2007.

The day we played here was most memorable for the amazing range in change of weather. Over the course of a few hours we experienced all four seasons! Luckily Mother Nature saved winter for the last half hour!Arrowhead Golf Club in October 2007

Avid Golfer magazine designated Arrowhead as the top winner in the “Most Scenic Course (Public or Private)” category. One look down just about any Arrowhead fairway will confirm this course is a perfect choice. Jutting, jagged, gigantic red sandstone monoliths decorate the landscape lending the most incredible accents to the rolling foothill terrain. Arrowhead located south of I-470 in Littleton’s furthest most southwestern boundary is only 45 minutes from downtown Denver.

View of downtown Denver from the Arrowhead Golf Course

Looking through the red rocks one can view Denver in the distance. This hole was nearly our last on this particular fall day. Soon the gray clouds began to drop nasty cold rain, then sleet on us. Being the dedicated golfers we are, we continued to play in the wet, until we were frozen to the bone and shaking. Brrrrr!

Finally we caved in, running for the shelter and warmth of the car. Despite the weather it was a memorable day. Filled with the joy of the moment we went home wet, but satisfied.

Any day with golf in it, is a good day.

Homes surrounding Arrowhead Golf Club ~ Roxborough

Snapping back to reality, (this is a real estate blog after all) the community surrounding Arrowhead Golf Club is called Roxborough. There are various plats within this gated community. Most homes are custom or semi-custom. At the entrance to the community the homes are wedged in at a higher density. As the road winds around the the west and then south the lots get bigger.

Many homes have views of the golf course, some are even high enough to have a view of the plains toward Denver.

Roxborough Real Estate

The price of homes in the gated section of Roxborough start at $400k and go up and up from there. Outside the gate there are a variety of subdivisions some old, some brand new with reasonably priced homes starting in the high $200′s.

The area has a unique beauty that makes the extra few miles to get there worth the trip. Now that more people are opting to live in the area, the close in daily amenities are easier to find. There is a strip shopping center in the Roxborough community with a grocery store, several fast food restaurants and filling station.

Roxborough State Park

Just outside the entrance to the gated community is Roxborough State Park. Once voted one of the most beautiful state parks by National Geographic Magazine. The untamed terrain within the park resembles the terrain at Arrowhead. So if only half of a couple plays golf and the other half is a hiker or photographer, this neck of the world would be a good match for a day playing outside.

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Lone Tree Country Club

The Denver Metro is home to over 100 golf courses. Many of these courses, both private and public are lined with personal residences. Since golf lovers are always looking for a home on the golf course, I thought I would start showcasing the various Denver golf courses and the real estate surrounding them.

Lone Tree Golf Club

(about the photo: taken on February 29, 2008, yes the pond is covered with ice. Yes it was 60 degrees and yes, this is Colorado! Gotta love that weather!)

Lone Tree Country Club ~ Lone Tree, Colorado

Located in Douglas County just south of downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center is the lovely City of Lone Tree and the public golf course of the same name. As part of the South Suburban Parks and Recreation system this 18 hole, Arnold Palmer designed par 72 championship course boasts spectacular views of Denver and the Front Range.

Heritage Estate Home in Lone Tree

Surrounding the course are several different neighborhoods diverse style and price. Carriage Club, Heritage Estates, Muirfield, Fairways, Cypress Green, Centennial Ridge and Terra Ridge all have homes adjacent to the Lone Tree fairways. Home prices range from the high $300,000′s for a townhome to a multi-million dollar custom home high on the hill in Heritage Estates.

Lone Tree Golf Course

The Lone Tree Community

Lone Tree was established in 1995 with a City Council led by a Mayor. The population of 10,264 grew at a 5.8% rate in 2006. The City encompasses about 9.54 sq. miles, but only 4.3 is currently developed.

The community is positioned well for growth and has a strong tax base that includes the Park Meadows Mall. Lincoln Station is the current “end of the line” for the Southeast Light Rail. Expansion is planned to extend the rail further south to Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Overall Lone Tree enjoys all the popular conveniences of life, a lovely golf course, a huge recreation center, recreation trails, tennis courts, public swimming pool and well maintained neighborhoods. The schools are part of the highly respected Douglas County system, a favored destination for families with children.

Lone Tree Golf Course in the summer

The Skinny on the Lone Tree Golf Club

  • 4 sets of tees challenge players of all abilities
  • A well-bunkered layout, manicured, undulating greens and a spectacular view of Denver & the Front Range
  • Practice area featuring grass driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunkers
  • Golf instruction from PGA & LPGA trained Professionals
  • Pro shop featuring quality service & merchandise, custom club fitting from PGA/LPGA Professionals and competitive prices
  • Golf club cleaning and storage service
  • Locker and shower facilities
  • Fitness center with sauna and whirlpool
  • Tennis courts
  • 15 luxury hotel suites
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Banquet and reception halls
  • Cafe Bar & Grill

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Golf Courses in Denver

Denver golf coursesDenver plays golf on any one of the 90+ golf courses located throughout the metro area.

Golf is a big attraction in Colorado, particularly in Denver. There are many places to choose from, both public and private.

Some homeowners prefer to purchase a home right on the golf course. This is definitely possible. Other people feel being in a country club community is enough for them, they don’t have to be, nor want to be exactly on the golf course.

As for me, I wouldn’t mind living on a golf course, as long as my house wasn’t located on a dog leg! Been there, done that! It might be an excellent way to never have to purchase golf ball…players made sure to hit plenty into my yard, my house and even on my back porch. We actually had a huge trash can full of errant golf balls!

Sunday mornings were the worst. The golf balls hit the house like mortars, there was no peace sleeping in that home!

Ah, but I digress…Denver residents have lots of choices when it comes to golf communities. So many in fact, I have a spread sheet I use to help me remember all the golf course communities. It helps my memory when I have a buyer who prefers to live close to a country club.

So if you are a golfer looking to purchase a home in a golf club community, that was a hint! Do I need to say more? :)