WESTMINSTER — Westminster has one of Colorado golf’s best kept secrets.
Actually, it’s a disservice to call Legacy Ridge golf course a secret. If you have never played the course, near Sheridan Boulevard and 104th Avenue about 20 minutes from downtown Denver, once you do you will certainly feel like you have been missing out.
Legacy Ridge offers a golf experience that might feel like a $125 round of golf for less than half of the price.
Whether you’re a long ball hitter or prefer going short from the red tees, Legacy Ridge is not only a course that is full of challenges, but features views that would impress Ansel Adams.
In addition, near perfect course conditions and a warm and inviting staff have made Legacy Ridge one of the popular destinations in the metro area.
“For a municipal course we are definitely upscale,” Legacy Ridge assistant professional Mark Roush said.
“Our course is always in beautiful shape but that is because we have great people who maintain the course.”
Opened in 1994, this Arthur Hills design measures 7,157 yards from the championship tees, shrinking to 5,315 yards from the red tees.
This Colorado-style Scottish links lay out targets players of all levels with four tee boxes on every hole, wide fairways, generous landing areas and greens that average more than 6,000 square feet.
The course’s signature hole is No. 9, a par 4 that is 417 yards from the tips but only 279 yards from the white tees.
That means big hitters have to contemplate if they want to attempt to drive the green, hoping to catch the downhill slope and let their ball roll up to the hole.
However, pushing the ball even a little bit too far to the right can mean landing in the pond that runs along the west side of the green.
Some take the chance, drive the green and putt for eagle.
“You can play the course as long or as short as you want it but either way presents challenges. But there are also some birdies out there and scoring opportunities,” said Tom Harper, a regular at Legacy Ridge.
With quite a few golf courses in Legacy Ridge’s area, competition for patrons can be tough for some courses.
But not Legacy Ridge. The course has turned into a destination golf courses and beside hosting numerous events they also have also compiled trophy case full of awards.
“There are not a lot of golf experiences out there like the one we provide at Legacy Ridge, at least not for under $100,” Roush said.
The course is also currently offering a junior golf program ages 5 to 17.
If you want to play Legacy Ridge they recommend that you book through the online system and create an account to expedite the booking process.
By creating an account, you are then part of the “SPIRIT Club” which gains you access to the best discounts and specials for green fees, cart fees, merchandise, food/beverage offers, newsletters, text specials, tournaments, golf club demo days and upcoming events.
Legacy Ridge is one of two Westminster municipal golf courses. The other is The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, another course with an outstanding reputation.
The two courses offer individual golf passes where you can play unlimited golf at both courses.
“Learn the Legacy,” is their slogan. So be prepared to get educated in a great golf experience.