The Next Step

Many previously-closed Colorado public courses have recently reopened or are in process, including City of Denver facilities

By Gary Baines – 4/20/2020

Several weeks after about 70 Colorado public golf courses were closed for a time following coronavirus-related directives issued by various officials around the state, almost two-dozen recently reopened or will in the new few days.

Most of those reopening are run by municipalities or parks & recreation districts. The list includes the City of Denver courses as of Wednesday, April 22, weather-permitting (note: Aqua Golf will remain closed). 

Strict safety guidelines are in place for most, if not all, the reopening courses. Golfers are urged to check the individual course websites for the specifics for each facility.

Prior to this recent surge in Colorado course reopenings, many privately-owned public courses reopened in late March or early April.

(Updated April 24) Here are some of the public courses that have reopened over the last 10 days or have announced reopening dates, weather-permitting: 

City of Arvada (West Woods GC and Lake Arbor GC) — Reopened April 10

City of Denver (Evergreen GC, Harvard Gulch GC, Kennedy GC, Overland Park GC, Wellshire GC, Willis Case GC) —Reopening April 22

Devil’s Thumb in Delta — Tentatively reopening on April 25 for Delta County residents only

City of Englewood (Broken Tee Englewood) — Has recently reopened

Foothills Parks and Recreation District (Foothills  GC and Meadows GC) — Open April 20

City of Fort Lupton (Coyote Creek GC) — Open April 20

City of Lafayette (Indian Peaks GC) — Reopening April 22

City of Lakewood (Fox Hollow GC and Homestead GC) — Reopened April 18

Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills — Reopening April 24

Red Hawk Ridge GC  in Castle Rock — Reopened April 11

South Suburban Parks & Recreation District (Family Sports Golf in Centennial, Littleton Golf and Tennis, Lone Tree GC, South Suburban GC) — Reopened April 18

Spring Valley GC in Elizabeth — Reopened April 11

Thorncreek GC in Thornton — Reopening April 27

Walking Stick in Pueblo — Reopened April 13

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