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Fossil Trace is one of Denver Colorado’s premier public golf courses. In its short history, the golf course has enjoyed tremendous success and is considered one the finest golf courses and golf experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado. Most recently, Westword Magazine named Fossil Trace as “Best Golf Course in Denver” for the second time.
The course opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf course’s 12th green. Also, located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impressive fossils uncovered on the golf course.
In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf course’s layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the property and adds to the award winning golf experience.
The Club is a popular spot for golf tournaments, and the restaurant in the club house hosts many weddings.
Address: 3050 Illinois Street
Distance: 3.1 miles
Drive Time from downtown: 10 minutes