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Fitzsimmons Golf Course – Review

October 13, 2009 by Chris  
Filed under Colorado Courses

Fitzsimons Golf Course is a former military course located in Aurora, CO that is now open to the public and offers a great value to Denver area golfers. While the course won’t overwhelm you it delivers a solid track that will be enjoyed by both novices and more advanced players a like. The course has two very diverse nines with the opening nine playing significantly shorter than the back nine. The course has been in good condition each time I have played with very well conditioned greens. There is not a lot of rough on the course, however the course if very open with natural grass and dirt areas bordering the rough that. While these areas don’t look very pretty they are quite playable as long as you don’t mind a few shots over or through trees. The course may not win in awards but it is an exceptional value with 18 holescosting only $22 for Aurora residents.

Hole 14Hole 13

The front nine play only 2,873 from the back tees with only one par 5 on the card. While the par 4’s won’t overwhelm you with distance most of the holes offer fairly dramatic dog legs that will either require you to carry a set of trees or to shape a shot off the tee. The back is a more traditional layout playing at 3,409 from the back tees. Both par 3’s on the back nine are fairly long and will challenge your long irons. There are low scores to be had on the course especially if you can get the putter going.

Hole 15Hole 17

The practice facilities are more than adequate and offer players the opportunity to hone their skills for little to no cost. The driving range offers well conditioned grass during the summer months with a length of up to 280 yards. Long hitters may not be able to pull out the big dog put it definitely adequate. There are also two large practices greens where you can practice approach shots of up to about 100 yards. There is also a nice putting green where you can practice both chipping and putting. I have spent quite a bit of time at the practice facility at this course and it is a great way to practice your game free of charge. If you are looking for a good value course Fitzsimons is a great place to play!

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