Comfort Inn Denver Southeast Area
14071 E. Iliff Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014-1404
Phone: (303) 755-8000
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Designed by Henry Hughes in 1955, the Meadow Hills Golf Course is a popular challenge located east of central Denver. With the elegance of an established country club, the 6,717-yard course features fairways lined with mature trees and large lakes. This par 70 championship course demands accuracy and is unforgiving if you cannot hit the fairways. Its signature hole is a 524-yard, par five with two bunkers surrounding the green.
Designed by Henry Hughes in 1968, this 6,735 yard course is convenient to central Denver. It features enough mature trees, sand traps and bunkers to bring the humble-factor into play and keep you guessing on whether to play it safe or bring out the big sticks. Signature holes include the 545-yard, par-five 10th hole with a dogleg to the right and a water hazard on both the left and right sides of the fairway.
Centre Hills Golf Course features a large, lighted driving range as well as putting and chipping greens, making it an ideal place to work out the kinks in the game. Designed by Richard Phelps in 1973, the nine-hole, par three course actually offers some tough golf challenges, including a 200-yard sixth hole with a green surrounded by both water and traps. The course totals 1,305 yards and rates as a perfect introduction for beginners.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1973, this 5,001-yard course which is laced with troublesome Sand Creek, is one of the more challenging executive courses in Denver. The signature 13th hole is a 529-yard par five bomb, with doglegs and two nasty bunkers. If time is a factor Springhills Golf Course is always a good option.
Although the course has only recently opened to the public, it proudly boasts of a long golfing tradition. Designed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1939, it began with only three sand greens. Later, it became a favorite place among military personnel, including former President Dwight Eisenhower. Now the home of the National Toyota Golf Skills Challenge, the course features a yikes-what-is-this 585-yard, par-five 18th hole with a dogleg to the right and then to the left.
Aurora Sports Park is an important sports facility in Aurora, replete with a series of green fields spread over 220 acres (89.03 hectares) of land. Attracting more than three hundred thousand visitors in a year, this site boasts of 23 fields for playing soccer, 12 fields for softball and baseball practice, four playgrounds, seven shaded picnic spots and five concession areas. It hosts major sporting events, including games such as lacrosse and rugby. The fields can also be reserved for a tournament or private practice.
This preserved park features three barns complete with chicken coops and root cellars on 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of land. Children can pan for gold or pick a pumpkin in during the spooky season. Carriage rides are available for the entire family on weekends. The park provides guided tours of the Four Mile House, the oldest standing home in the city.
Conceived by Donald Ross in 1927, the Wellshire Golf Course is a masterpiece of design, with smooth greens and mature trees lining the narrow fairways. Spanning 6,542 yards, the par 72 course has plenty of rolling fairways creating numerous blind shots. Compounding this are bogey-inducing traps protecting all the greens. It is a course that rewards those who keep the ball on the fairway. A bar and grill is available to golfers seeking a quick snack. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance.
Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on the University of Denver campus is the only stadium in the country dedicated solely to the sport of Lacrosse. Lacrosse is a full contact sport like ice hockey so its very exciting and lively. The stadium is home to the University of Denver Lacrosse team the Pioneers. Call up to find out if any game is playing.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1997, this 18-hole gem is a long, links-style course that gives every level of golfer ample challenges. Golf Digest ranked it as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States'. Despite its urban proximity, wildlife can often be seen roaming the course. The first hole, a 556-yard, par-five monster with a bogey-inducing bunker on the left side of the fairway, quickly sets the tone the course.
Situated in the quiet country side of Cherry Hills Village, Cherry Hills Country Club is a regular hang out for several golf lovers of Denver and nearby cities. What gets these patrons to this green space is the huge expanse of the course and its challenging par 72, 18 holes. Built according to international standards, the course is an ideal venue for golf tournaments and has hosted prestigious events like the U.S. Open, P.G.A. Championship and U.S. Women's Open in the past. Check website for details.
This 155-acre (63-hectare) park is home to two formal gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon. The park is always full of walkers, joggers and bicyclists taking advantage of the trails and roads that encompass and dissect the entire grounds. Fishing on the park's two lakes is popular and there are also greens for lawn bowling, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, plenty of space for volleyball games and a recreation center with an indoor pool.