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Murphy Creek Golf Course

1700 S Old Tom Morris Rd, Aurora, Colorado, 80018
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(303) 739-1560
Architect: Ken Kavanaugh (13)
                      
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Detailed description of Murphy Creek Golf Course

 is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Aurora, Colorado.

Murphy Creek first opened for play in 1999. The course was designed by Ken Kavanaugh.

Murphy Creek is a prairie-links-style course with wide corridors on rolling terrain. The greens are large and fair and the prairie-links course challenges and entertains all levels of golfers.The course was the site of The 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. 

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 7,456 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,335 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 15, a par-5 that plays to 600 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 205 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 2, a 494-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 13, a 528 yard par-5.

This course has been reviewed 7 times
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Littleton, CO

$31 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, August 2015 at 9:30 AM

Murphy Creek is a great golf course. It hosted the USGA Publinks Championship, so you know it is a fantastic golf course. The course, designed by Ken Kavenaugh and Blake Stirling is one of the best in the state of Colorado. Always ranked in the top 10, Murphy Creek is a good test, and very enjoyable. A pleasure to play.

Would travel: 30-60 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, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028175
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Aurora, CO

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2012 at 6am

This course is a great layout and offers a lot of challenges and tee options for all levels of play. However the course has been tricked up so you can lose a ball in a fairway bunker or waste bunker because of the extremely long buffalo grass that surrounds each bunker and there are a lot of bunkers! The average golfer has enough trouble getting out of these extremely severe bunkers anyway without having to worry about losing a golf ball in the grass next to the bunker! I have had hanging lies on some of the bunker edges!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017439
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Centennail, CO

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2011 at 10am

My price was from a 4 pack sold by the course, so generally not quite that cheap. Greens were pretty fast, it's the only time I can remember never being short on my putts! Greens also had some rough spots and had been aerated about a month ago, I would have thought they'd be better by now. Very noisy with Natl Guard jets flying for about 1/2 hour of the round. Maintenance crews were also pretty bad on the front nine. They consistently waited just behind us with the mowers running. I know it has to be done sometime, but wish it wasn't us that they seemed to follow. Nevertheless, it's a course I always look forward to playing. If you are playing for the first time, buy the course guide. My Skycaddie SG3 didn't have enough info to figure out what to do on several holes.

Would travel: 30-60 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 # : 015893
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Elizabeth, CO

$76 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2010 at 6am

Played as part of a tourney. Normal price is more in the $50-55 range with cart. They do a number of weekday afternoon discount prices.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 011557
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Aurora, CO

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2008 at noon

The 83rd Amatauer Tournament was held there. What eles can I say.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 005053
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Thornton, CO

$46 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2007 at noon

I played the front 9 twice b/c the back 9 was backed up, so I guess I can only comment on the front 9.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
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 # : 001438
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Longmont, CO

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2007 at noon

If you're an above average or scratch golfer, then this is a good course for you. The fairways are difficult to hit for the average golfer and there is plenty of rough which can make for a long day for the average golfer. A bit over priced as far as Im concerned.

Would travel: 10- 20 miles
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 000342
3.7/5
Based on 7 reviews
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