Heather Ridge Golf Course in Aurora, Colorado is a popular tee time among Denver metro area golfers looking for a highly affordable course that provides excellent value. Conveniently located just west of I-225, this residential layout is a sporty shotmaker s course that showcases views of the Rocky Mountains. When Heather Ridge Golf Course opened back in 1972, its Dick Phelps-designed golf course was private. The layout, which winds through a housing development, was eventually sold off to a group of the surrounding homeowners in the early 2000 s and ever since its tee sheets have been fully open to public players. Heather Ridge Golf Course is a par-70 layout with just one par five on each nine. Four sets of tee markers, plus a combo option listed on the scorecard, enable players to take on the course from as short as 4,373 yards to as long as 5,876 yards. While golfers of all skill levels find Heather Ridge Golf Course manageable and fun, it s certainly not a pushover. The playing field is narrow with tight fairways lined by trees and houses and lots of out-of bounds. The houses are definitely within range here. Adding to the overall challenge, the greens are small, undulating, and severely sloped. Water also enters the fray on more than half of the holes at Heather Ridge Golf Course. On the par-3 5th and 8th holes, players must execute forced-carry shots over the hazards. With its mature trees and water features, Heather Ridge Golf Course is a pretty playing field that calls for accuracy. Several short par 4s ramp up the fun of the round and present good scoring opportunities. The club stakes its reputation on its greens which usually roll smooth and fast (up to 12 on the stimpmeter). The putting surfaces present small, well-defended targets, and they often run off at the edges. Practice facilities at Heather Ridge Golf Course include a driving range limited to hitting with irons only, and a putting green and chipping area. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a bar and grill with indoor and outdoor seating. Heather Ridge Golf Course is shorter than most courses, but it s an enjoyable, sporty challenge that offers good value tee times in the Denver metro area.