Fossil Trace Golf Club - Ranked as one of Denver's Best Golf Courses


Imagine if you will, a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Colorado’s dry, arid climate was a thing of the future and a humid, tropical climate existed, featuring lakes, swamps and palm trees.

Fast forward to modern-day Colorado…

Fossil Trace Golf Club opened in July of 2003, approximately 64-million years after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf course’s 12th green. The palm leaf featured in our course logo, can be viewed in the form of a prehistoric trace fossil adjacent to the 12th green as well. Located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur tracks and other impressive fossils uncovered during the excavation of the golf course.

In addition to the prehistoric relics at Fossil Trace Golf Club, several massive remnants of clay mining equipment can be seen throughout the golf course layout. Each piece serves as a reminder of the rich history of the property and adds to the award-winning golf experience


Fossil Trace Golf Club has become one of Denver Colorado’s premier public golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh. Located in historic Golden, Colorado – Fossil Trace Golf Club is nestled adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and only 20-minutes from downtown Denver, Colorado. In its short history, the golf course has enjoyed tremendous success and is considered one the finest golf courses and golf experiences available in Denver and all of Colorado. Fossil Trace as been honored as “Best Golf Course in Denver” multiple times by Colorado golf and lifestyle publications.

As you navigate the course and its rolling topography, large, undulating fairways and greens are matched with treacherous greenside and fairway bunkers to create a modern test of golf in a truly prehistoric location. The shadows of the foothills and majestic Table Mountain guide players through the variety of character-laden holes, all with mountain course feel in an urban setting.    

Although the property is known for its rich history, the golf course itself continues to attract golfers from all 50 states and from over 40 countries.  Take a golf vacation in Denver, Colorado and experience one of Denver’s true “must play” golf courses adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Front Range.  We invite you to play, experience and discover the finest golf course destination in Denver.