Golf courses Colorado Arvada West Woods Golf Club

West Woods Golf Club

6655 Quaker St, Arvada, Colorado, 80007
Type: Public
No. Holes: 27
303-424-3334
Architect: Dick Phelps (42)
                       Rick Phelps (3)
                      
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Detailed description of West Woods Golf Club

West Woods Golf Club is a Public 27 hole golf facility located in Arvada, Colorado. The facility has 3 9-hole courses. They are, The Sleeping Indian 9, The Cottonwood 9 and The Silo 9. These segments can be combined into 3 different 18-hole combinations.

The city of Arvada built the first two nines at West Woods, the original 18, in 1994. Those two courses, The Sleeping Indian 9 and The Cottonwood 9, were designed by Richard M. Phelps. Phelps' son, Rick, laid out West Wood's third nine-hole course, The Silo 9, in 1998-99.

Each nine has a very different personality. They change the combination of nines that you can play on a daily basis.

Here are lengths with ratings and slopes from various combinations that can be played at West Woods:

Men:

Sleeping Indian/Cottonwood: 7,035 yards (72.8/135); 6,335 (70.0/126); 5,626 (66.7/119).

Cottonwood/Silo: 6,761 yards (71.6/130); 6,197 (69.2/124); 5,508 (65.6/115).

Silo/Sleeping Indian: 6,722 yards (71.4/131); 6,188 (69.4/124); 5,478 (66.1/113).

Women:

Sleeping Indian/Cottonwood: 6,335 yards 76.2/141; 5,626 yards 72.1/129; 5,197 yards 69.8/126

Cottonwood/Silo: 6,197 yards 75.9/140; 5,508 yards 72.0/129 5,077 yards 69.9/123

Silo/Sleeping Indian: 6,188 yards 75.7/144; 5,478 yards 71.5/130; 5,044 yards 69.5/124

This course has been reviewed 16 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Carl Filoreto
Golden, CO

$36 (cart not included), played on Friday, July 2014 at 2pm

A decent course at a fair price.A couple of the holes are quirky, and you are playing through a housing development, but the course is in great shape and very playable.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 022169
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$56 (cart not included), played on Sunday, October 2013 at noon

Staff is abusive only white rich men are welcome at this course. If you are a white rich man this is a great course for you.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 021151
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Lakewood, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2013 at 6am

Friendly staff. Accomodating

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020037
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Englewood, CO

$41 (cart not included), played on Sunday, April 2013 at 6am

Course is in bad condition, tee box are brown and no growing, the green were ok at best. for the price the course is not in good conditio, they should have a lower cost until they fix the course.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019712
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Denver, CO

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at 10am

For winter golf the course was in great shape and the greens were receptive and not frozen. I hadn't played in 3 months and shot 47, 40. We had a great time!!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016704
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Frederick, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2011 at 2pm

Always a Fun Course

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 015951
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Wheat Ridge, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2011 at 2pm

Cottonwood / Sleeping Indian 9's are what I'm basing my review. I play this course frequently and the Cottonwood / Sleeping Indian 9's are as well designed and maintained as any course at this pricepoint in metro denver.

The Par 5 #2 I would put up there as as tough a par 5 in the state. Not so tough that's its unfair but it will require 5 very good shots just to make par. #11 is an equally tough yet enjoyable par 4. Both holes are two of my favourites in the state. Both make the round worth the price just to try and make par on them.

The Cottonwood / Sleeping Indian 9's both have a generous amount of water and tree lined holes yet niether dominate the terrain. The holes transition well and add to the enjoyment of the round as it keeps you fresh and on your toes as you get to each tee box. #18 is a great finishing par 5. Quintisential risk/reward hole that bring 3 seperate ponds into play and gives you an option to cut the corner and go for the green in two or strategically layup and try to wedge it out for birdie. Great "thinking" hole.

The Silo 9 warrants just the opposite enthusiasm. Without being too negative, lets just say when I call West Woods for a tee time and they tell me I will be playing the Silo 9 as half of my 18 holes, I politely tell them I will find a tee time elsewhere. In my opinion it's not worth playing. It was developed on a plot of land that had room for about 6 holes yet they squeezed, stuffed and turned 3 more holes out to somehow manage a full 9 holes which is unfortuante b/cecause it does downgrade the facility knowing you could get stuck playing the Silo 9.

I have talked with some people who enjoy the Silo 9 so play it for yourself and form your own opinion but in my opinion the holes are rinky dink and gimmicky and the course transitions about as poorly as a 9 holes course can. Look no further than #9 a 127yd par 3. Such a bland and terrible "finishing" hole. The whole 9 leaves a terrible taste in your mouth and the finisheing hole is just a rotten egg to top it all off.

Speaking of taste, seriously, save some time after your round for a meal in the clubhouse. The mexican food in the clubhouse is shockingly good. It's so good that several times a year I go to Westwoods just to eat. The tableside guacamole is right up there with Lola as being the best in town. The service is friendly and helpful.

Bottomline, Westwoods is a great course which I play 4-5 times a year even though it's a solid 20-25 min drive to get to and the food is awesome so stay and eat afterward....just make sure you know which 9's you are playing in advance because one of them is a real Sam Bowie of a golf course.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 015306
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Lakewood, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 2pm

Westwoods is a challenging, yet rewarding golf experience for any one, at any level. This is definitely the nicest course in the area for the price range also, It must have gone down in price from last year because $36.00 was a surprise for 18 w/ cart. for that price, you just cant beat it!!!!

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014558
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Littleton, CO

$10 (cart not included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 2pm

Three separate scenic, tight nines. Played Cottonwood 9 for first time and found it to be immensely enjoyable.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014533
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, CO

$41 (cart not included), played on Monday, June 2011 at 4pm

The sand traps were not well maintained - grass and weeds in the traps. The rough could have been a dandelion farm - the weed control was non-existent.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 014341
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Englewood, CO

$41 (cart not included), played on Sunday, May 2011 at 6am

good course for the area

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014126
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Frederick, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2011 at 4pm

This is a great course for the area. As on most golf courses, some holes are much more challenging than others. GREAT PLAY THOUGH

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013880
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Wheat Ridge, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2010 at 2pm

Current specials are a great bargain.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line:
 
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Rank ID # : 011366
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Pine, CO

$36 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2010 at 6am

Course in an great shape and offered a discount online which was more in my price range (economy).

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 010442
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Arvada, CO

$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, May 2008 at 8am

Nice municipal course. Three 9 hole courses to choose from. The course can be narrow on some holes requiring fairly accurate placement or you can get yourself in trouble. Most holes are lined with homes.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 003137
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Golden, CO

$51 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2008 at 8am

Nice course, good views, decent value, good pace.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002576
3.6/5
Based on 16 reviews
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