Denver, CO – Wellshire Golf Course, located at 3333 S. Colorado Boulevard, http://www.cityofdenvergolf.com/wellshire.htm offers local golfers a fun yet challenging option for their golfing dollar. Greens fees are reasonable at $26 for weekdays and $35 for weekends and holidays. They also have a junior program for those kids looking to improve their golf game. The practice range has a pristine view of the Rocky Mountains and hits into a large lake at the center of the course.
I grew up about 5 blocks away from Wellshire and fostered my love of golf there as a young PGA junior golfer. Yes, I actually had a junior PGA card – I think just a way of creating more interest in golf. My high school was a short drive away and Wellshire often offered a great escape for afternoon golf after school.
Wellshire is a challenging course with Blue and White tees for men and Red tees for women. Most of the fairways are pretty straight and bordered by large Cottonwood trees creating in some cases a dual fairway option. I have many times hit from a different fairway to the hole I was playing. Long par 5 holes create difficult par options for players with shorter range. Many bunkers throughout can knock the average player into hard earned bogies or lucky pars.
Hole 9 has always been a challenge for me in particular. A long par 3, players must hit over a water hazard onto a small green surrounded by bunkers. If you hit too far you can end up on the green for hole 18. Shoot too short and you will certainly bogey the hole.
Hole 18 is a long par 5 that runs along Colorado Boulevard. From the men’s tees you must clear a long water hazard to make the fairway. Hit too far right and you will potentially plunk a passing car. Too far left and the water will eat you Titleist up.
Wellshire caters to the long ball hitter who can keep them straight. Avoid those bunkers and hit the ball down the fairway and you may be able to improve your handicap.
Denver Sports Chat – Kris Loco