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5706 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO  80303-1360
United States
P: (303) 442-7851
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www.flatironsgolf.com
Flatirons Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,782 yards | 126 slope

71.7 rating | Blue grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Flatirons Golf Course


The 18-hole "Flatirons" course at the Flatirons Golf Course facility in Boulder, Colorado features 6,782 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 71.7 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Blue grass. Designed by William H. Tucker, ASGCA, the Flatirons golf course opened in 1938. Tim Stevens manages the course as the Director of Golf.

Course Reviews


This golf course was by far the worst one we have ever been to. We have our handicap placed here and while they were aware, stuck us with terrible golfers. Normal rate of play is 4 hours; it took us at least 7. Also, the food items we paid an arm and a leg for were stale (the candy bar almost broke my tooth), and when we tried to flag down the â??cart girlâ? she completely ignored us, multiple times. Our score card was already written in, by perhaps a 4 year old. And to top it all off, there were geese everywhere and the course was filthy. The train nearby and kids riding by on their bikes made it almost impossible to concentrate.

I will NEVER be going back to this course again.

My comments on the Flatirons golf course are based on my experience of over 35 years of playing golf, maintaining a 7.0 handicap and having played over 30 of the top 100 courses in the U.S. The course itself is a fine course and traditional in layout. It's well designed considering it's age and the space available. The conditions are above average and course maintenance seems fine. My only dislike is the pace of play which on normal days is horrendous at best - on weekends forget it. It doesn't appear course management is willing to Marshall and push slow players which would also promote a bit of "let's pick up the pace ettiquette". Much like the touchy feely "tolerate everyone and everything (even slow golf)" attitude of Boulder in general. If you want grand mountain golf, those courses are 60-90 minutes away. As a city golf tracks go, this one is basic in ammenities but a nice course nonetheless.

This golf course is a perfect course for the local Boulder residents who don't to drive a half hour to another course. Flatirons is also equipped with an adequate driving range, multiple chipping greens, and a large putting green for the casual practice.

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and there is usually a very short wait for tee times if you are a walk on.

The course is an old fashion course which means the holes a typically straight and long. It's a great place for beginning golfs to learn how to hit the ball straight and long.

In my many experiences at the course, the only annoying part is its tendency to be crowded. If you go as a two- or threesome, the clubhouse ALWAYS fills the group to make an even foursome. Great way to meet people, but annoying if you are out with your usual group of friends who all play the same level.

Flatirons has some nice mountain views from some of the holes.
It (Flatirons) will not present much of a challenge to the more experienced golfer. Most of the holes are straigtht with water hazards either on the left or right.
Driving range is fairly small and was very congested when I was there. Recommend hitting a bucket of balls else where if this is not your home course.

You would think that a place like Boulder, CO would have a premier level golf course catering to all the trust fund babies that can afford to live there, but unfortunately, Flatirons falls far short of what I would consider premier. When I arrived I went to the driving range and found that the ground I was hitting from was not level and causing all sorts of issues with my swing, so I stopped, grabbed a drink and waited for me tee-time.

The course is flat, no elevation changes at all. It is maintained well, surrounded by mature trees, but the holes are largely straight and wide, with a few subtle dog-legs in there for fun.

When we played we ended up waiting five minutes at each hole, not for the group in front of us, but for the group in front of them. Pace of play was horrible which can always affect the mental aspects of the game, but we were out to have a good time and did not let it bother us.

All in all, Flatirons is what I would expect from on older municipal course although there are places where you get a glimpse of the surrounding Flatirons (front range of the ROcky's) for which the course was named. Bottom line, I thought it was a little expensive for the challenge of the course. If you are in the area, I would recommend Twin Peaks in Longmont over Flatirons, and if you want a challenge, then Coal Creek is just down I-36 or you could hit Legacy Ridge in Westminster which is an amazing course.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Vincent B. 13 42 29 07/18/11
2 Shawn K. 21 54 33 05/28/08
3 David L. N/A 44 44 07/20/09
4 Dakota M. N/A 45 45 12/13/10
5 Nate S. 24 93 69 04/14/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
62 David J. N/A 117 117 04/29/18
60 Joel L. N/A 102 102 05/16/13
22 Zachary G. N/A 75 75 10/12/12
56 Joel L. N/A 93 93 09/28/12
59 Timothy B. N/A 94 94 09/28/12

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About Flatirons

Flatirons Golf Course

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Tim Stevens, Director of Golf
Danny Knecht, Head Golf Professional
David Brown, Superintendent
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