Cherry Creek Golf Club
Odd course with bad yardage, SHORT, not country club conditions.
Odd course with bad yardage starts on the first tee. Blue yardage says 363 dog leg right. Hit 4 iron which is my 200 yard club at what appears to be a 150 yard marker. Hit the fairway and was left with 75 yards in. Number 2 is more of the same, hit 4 iron on 360 yard hole to be left with 75 yards straight uphill to a green you cannot see. After waiting for 2 groups to play the next hole which is a par 3 that is a decent hole but short 145 from blue tees and you make a u turn to tee right beside your last tee box. Group in front of us then jumped out of turn to play ahead of the group holding everyone up (no ranger). We stayed in our spot because the next hole was the #1 handicap hole 438 yard par 4. Hit 3 wood and was left with 120. By this time we had already been on the course for 1 hour and 20 minutes. We skipped the next hole to get around the holdup and played 6 which is a non event, played the 7 a decent par 5 which turned out to be the best hole on the front side, requires good drive, accurate 2nd because it dog legs left and lob wedge third to a decent green. 8th hole looks like a throw in; 100 yards downhill. 9th hole is a odd driving hole trying to figure out where the landing area is. While we were playing they had two guys running machinery by the green to fish balls out of the adjacent pond with no regard to players on 9 or 18. At this point my playing partner was ready to quit, but we stopped at bar and staff was SLOW.
Number 10 is a very short, straight up the hill par 4 that you think you might be on he wrong hole because of the drive to get to it. Landed in the green side bunker that is FILLED with sand. You then play back to back par 3's with the first a very nice downhill hole playing 199 (card). With elevation plays 165- 175. Next par 3 card says 175 uphill, hit 175 club long into clover 3 inches high in the middle of the course. Next hole 331 par 4 that is exaggerated by approx 40 yards (plays 275-290 tops). Next is an Uphill par 4 non- descript hole with partially hidden green! But does play its yardage, next par 3 does not play 160, maybe 140. Last two holes might bring some people back to this course because they are both very nice challenging with the only exception to that point being standing on the 18th tee and figuring out where to place your tee shot, more landing area to the left than appears.
If you are a young player looking to grip and rip, don't play here, you might hurt somebody. If you are a short straight hitter that keeps the ball in play and can get the course at a relatively cheap rate it might be worth the stop. Far better greens at cedarbrook. Far better layout at butlers for the same price.
sorry for the length of this review but too many great reviews for this course can be misleading, which we were.
September 1, 2014
Excellent and fun COURSE
The COURSE Was in great shape, very beautiful location, green in grate shape. You could use all your clubs.
I live abroad so it it unlikely that I will ever return, but if I could I would definitely come back.
Great staff. Missed a GPS screen in the carts, cold water and beverages carts to sell around the course. Roughs were high.
Great choice with room for improvement.
August 27, 2014
I really liked the look and setup of this course. It reminds me of courses in the south with a few marshes on some holes. And a tiny bit of southern California with the elevation changes and houses around the course. Houses really don't come into play, which is good. It's well maintained. It is a little bit short from the white tees. But definitely will play again.
August 26, 2014
Very nice course and employees
Very nice golf course. Has some challenging holes that are fun to play. The greens are nice, but could be a little faster. Food , drinks, and employees are great! i will definitely return to Cherry Creek.
August 11, 2014
Tough on Distances
Played with a good buddy of mine and was both our first times playing the course. The deception of the yardages was so overwhelming for us that we played the first hole from white but then moved back to blue tees for the final 17 holes because we went long on too many shots. We both loved the conditions of the course (besides the rough, which felt like US Open rough it was sooooo high!) and found it a challenging but enjoyable course to play but we both wish that they gave you a yardage book or something to help newcomers or just the average golfer know shot distances. Also the course is very narrow on a few holes and it is tough to see where your tee shot/2nd shot/etc. lands. Lost a lot of ProV1s that day haha.
August 6, 2014
Course is in great shape!
Cherry Creek is a excellent public golf course. The course is in great shape for July. The only tee box that was really in need of some work was #18. The rest course is looking good and it's a fun course to play that will force you to use all your clubs. The staff is excellent every time I visit the course and the 19th hole is great for food & drinks.
July 12, 2014
first 8 holes very enjoyable as pace of play was good, next 10 hole VERY slow due to a group of at least 12 teens playing a match and walking. twosome in front of us had been there 6 hrs to get to 16. ranger was not to be found. will play there again as the course was in nice shape.
July 3, 2014
A well manicured course.
A very challenging course. This has been the best manicured course I have played so far this year. From fairways to greens including the tee box were cut so perfect that was as equal as a country club. The only problem was trying to locate the tees ,somewhat confusing.
July 1, 2014