Best Golf Courses Near Golden, CO
Although Golden was named after a Georgia miner and not the Pike’s Peak gold rush of the 1800s, this city near Denver does indeed glitter. The home of Coors beer has a terrific history and there are plenty of reminders that reflect that today. It is the former capital of the Colorado territory, and today, there are numerous museums, including the Golden History Center, Astor House Hotel Museum, Clear Creek History Park, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum that celebrate that history. It’s also a great town for local restaurants, pubs and outdoor activities, like parks, hiking and golf courses that range from outstanding private clubs to public venues. Among Golden’s best is one of the finest municipal courses in the state, Fossil Trace Golf Club, a Jim Engh design that works around 60-million year-old fossils and old mining equipment for a fascinating 18-hole tour.