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3333 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO  80222-6600
United States
P: (720) 865-0443
F: (303) 757-1754
www.cityofdenvergolf.com
Wellshire Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,542 yards | 129 slope

71.1 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Wellshire Golf Course Description


The 18-hole "Wellshire" course at the Wellshire Golf Course facility in Denver, Colorado features 6,542 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.1 and it has a slope rating of 129 on Rye grass. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Wellshire golf course opened in 1926. Scott Rethlake manages the course as the Director of Golf.

Course Reviews


Wellshire is the best municipal course in Denver in my opinion in regards to course design, conditions, & amenities. You're not going to get around in 4 hrs especially on a weekend, but for a public course the pace is usually decent. The course is a not extremely long, but is still a good challenge so with the correct expectations you should have a great time.

I just had to chime in and write a review of this course. The people who have reviewed before me must have no idea who Donald Ross is, his importance to US course design, or how lucky we are to be able to play a Ross course in Colorado usually for under $50! Just a classic layout that is still relevant and challenging today because of small greens, many of which are elevated relative to the fairway and green surrounds. I have played a few times when the greens were playing very firm and fast and it was tricky to get even well struck approach shots to hold the green. Yes that can be frustrating, but I just chalk it up to part of the challenge. Several holes have gorgeious views of the mountains, but keep in mind the course is tucked in to a densely populated area so there are houses along many holes and also main roads border a couple. Yes you may get some cars honking at you while teeing off on 13 and 18, but who cares! I agree that it would be nice if the City of Denver would put more dollars into maintenance, but that would likely just result in higher greens fees. I have played many of the top rated public courses in Colorado: The Broadmoor, Red Sky Ranch, Lakota Canyon, Fossil Trace, Redlands Mesa, etc. Although Wellshire doesn't make any of those lists it has a character and soul that none of those others do. If you are a fan of golf course architecture or just love classic older design courses this is a must play!

It's a typical muni. I'm not going to complain on here about it though. Anytime you play a muni you should expect hackers and slow play so don't go in with such high expectations. It's not a bad course though. Wide open In my opinion

My only complaint after playing the course for the 4th time this year is: there is one guy on the staff who is a jerk unlike Steve Martin. His handling of a group being squeezed in behind us and informing us that we needed to keep up when we were well ahead of any group was rather frustrating considering I pay a higher percentage of my income to play than any of those old fogies do or ever have. Obviously they aren't that good are else they'd be on the Senior Tour. I'll be shooting 80 once again by year end.

I will first start by saying this is the muni to top all munis. The day I played it was in absolutely horrible condition, the fair ways were like swamps and very beat down. Also the lay out is so tight that you often find your self teeing off into people searching for their balls from other holes. Also expect a very slow pace off play as the average player here is 60+ and walks the course.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
2 patrick P. 14 45 31 08/20/07
3 Charles B. 7 41 34 07/04/09
4 patrick P. 14 49 35 09/17/07
5 Scott F. 19 55 36 04/15/08
6 David L. N/A 43 43 07/31/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ian M. 19 99 80 07/30/17
30 Nick L. 9 82 73 04/10/16
20 Dudley T. 6 78 72 09/27/15
68 Dudley T. 6 88 82 04/12/15
17 Dudley T. 6 77 71 11/08/14

Golf Course Information

About Wellshire

Wellshire Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Wellshire

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Wellshire

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Scott Rethlake, Director of Golf
Kirk Mease, Golf Professional
Scott Ellis, Superintendent

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