100 Real Estate and Relocation Tips in 100 Days (Day 84)
by guest blogger, Larry D. McGee Denver IQ
While the Denver metro area is not usually thought of as a golf Mecca, a quick of a list in Avid Golfer shows as many as one-hundred and twenty (120) 18 hole courses with 40 miles of the Colorado State Capital. Perhaps a third of these are private clubs, but membership is usually open for a price, and there are not that many invitation only clubs in the Denver area. Many of the new public golf courses are masterpieces designed by today’s top course architects, a challenge to the best of players with greens fees ranging from $60 to $120 for the very best tracks. The golf courses owned by the City of Denver area mostly older, but well maintained, and perfectly acceptable for a quick 18 for under $40. You can generally play golf in Denver year round, sometimes a chilly experience in January, but 50 degree days make a mid-day round of golf possible.
It’s also possible to own a home on a golf course in Metro Denver for a reasonable price. For slightly less than $300,000, you can find condos and single family homes in neighborhoods such as Heather Ridge, Coyote Creek, Heritage at Todd Creek, Broadlands, Perry Park, Plum Creek, Red Hawk Ridge, The Villages or Parker, The Pinery, Spring Valley Ranch, Canterbury, Green Valley Ranch, Murphy Creek, Lake Arbor, Vista Ridge, Reunion, Highlands Greens, Heritage at Eagle Bend, Hiwan, and Gleneagles.
Stepping up in price for $300,000 to $500,000, homes on the green can be found at the Broomfield Country Club, Castle Pines North, Lone Tree, Perry Park, The Meadows, The Pinery, Westwoods Ranch, Vista Ridge, and many of the previously mentioned areas.
Staying under $750,000, you can live next to Highlands Ranch Golf Club, or Pradera,, or Black stone Country Club. Westwoods, Indian Ridge, Legacy Ridge, Saddle Rock, The Ranch, and Hiwan all have homes on the fairway under $750, 000.
Stepping up a bit from $750,000, but still staying under a million, greenside homes can be found at The Broadlands in Broomfield, Castle Pines Village in Douglas County, Roxborough in extreme southwest Metro Denver, The Buffalo Ridge area of Castle Pines North, Pradera in Douglas County, the excellent Arnold Palmer designed course in Lonetree, The Golf Club at Highlands Ranch, Legacy Ridge in Westminster, and Saddle Rock in southeast Aurora.
From a million dollars up to 2.5 million, homes can be found only the private courses at Broadlands, Ravenna, Castle Pines Village, Bear Dance, Cherry Creek Country Club, Hiwan, Glenmoor in Cherry Hills Village, and the Columbine Country Club. These same courses also host homes priced above 2.5 million, a price range that also brings into play The Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Heritage Estates in Lonetree, Cherry Hills Village Country Club, Ravenna, Glenmoor (designed by Pete Dye) and The Cherry Creek Country Club.
Above 2.5 million we are speaking of very exclusive clubs and neighborhoods such as Castle Pines (again), Ravenna (spectacular setting at the mouth of Waterton Canyon), The Colorado Golf Club, Columbine Valley, and Cherry Hills Country Club.
There you have it. A plethora of neighborhoods and price ranges for most any budget that will give the golfer a place to park the clubs when not swatting golf balls.