Walnut Creek Golf Preserve ( 303-469-2974)
Colorado Golf Course Review
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve (formerly The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster) is an 18-hole championship course designed by Hurdzan-Fry, and is an Audubon International
Certified Signature Sanctuary Course. Legacy Ridge is its sister course, and presents a totally different design. For a review of Legacy Ridge - click here. The layout at The
Heritage plays along a mildly rolling terrain with tall native grasses bordering fairways that lead to large, sometimes undulating green complexes.
The clubhouse features a pro shop, dining area/lounge and patio (breakfast, lunch and dinner are available) . There is a full scale practice facility with targeted range, short game
area with sand bunker, plus putting green.
The marking system on course includes 150 yard stakes that double as directional devices on all par fours and fives, plus sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the
green. Cart paths are also conveniently marked every 25 yards from 200 - 100 ( 250 on par fives)
This course is long and challenging for skilled players from the tips, and is periodically used as a qualifier for the US Open and other professional and amateur events. 5 sets of
tees play to yardages and slopes measuring a whopping 7538 yards/134 slope, 6888 yards/128 slope, 6684 yards/124 slope for men and 139 for women, 5940 yards/ 116
slope for men and 134 for women, and , 5190 yards with a 123 slope from the red tees. With multiple tee areas, golfers of various skill levels can enjoy a round here.
Water hazards come into play in some shape or form on 4 holes, and 92 sand bunkers adorn the landing zones along the fairways or greenside. add aesthetic beauty and
challenge. Hills, creeks, and natural areas add aesthetic beauty and challenge. For more info, visit our alpha page for the course with direct link to their website by clicking here.