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The Lone Tree Golf Club offers a challenging championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. Started as a private country club in 1985, the 7,012-yard course opened to the public in 1991 and now surrounds a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes guest suites, café, pro shop and pool, as well as tennis courts and a fitness room. The fairways are wide and forgiving, yet most are rolling and sloped presenting challenging lies with every shot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daniels Park has over 1,000 acres of land and the public can explore 200 acres which is only 20 miles south of Denver. Take route I-25 to the Castle Pines exit and drive three miles to the park. Once there, drive on the road that cuts through the park to experience the preservation area for a herd of buffalo. You might also see elk, deer, antelope and coyotes. The views of the mountains are magnificent. Park the car when the mood moves you, enjoy the views, and picnic at one of the designated locations. This is a perfect place for a quiet day trip.
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.
Roughly six and a half miles long, this paved trail runs north and south along the South Platte River. Beginning at Denver's southern city limit, the ride meanders past several industrial sites before spilling into the Centennial Golf & Tennis Club. From there the trail winds past historic downtown Littleton and passes by the Riverfront Festival Center and the famed Hudson Gardens. As the path proceeds south, it tours the South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center. The trail ends at County Line Road where it connects with the C-470 Trail just outside Chatfield State Park.
This park encompasses 880 acres (356 hectares), including a section of the South Platte River. Ecosystems along the flood plain include riparian woodlands, grasslands and wetlands. As a result of this diversity, the area is teeming with an assortment of wildlife. The Theo L. Carson Nature Center, located in the park, offers interactive displays, which detail the history of the South Platte River and its plants and animals.
Centennial Golf & Tennis Club features a par 63 executive golf course that spans 4,270 yards. To handle the crowds, it recently added an additional nine new holes and a newly renovated clubhouse. There is also a large, lighted driving range and a practice putting green. The club also offers six indoor tennis courts, as well as indoor and outdoor lounging areas. For a snack or full meal, an on-site café grill and bar is available. The short course is perfect for duffers squeezed for time.
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.
Rollerskating and rollerblading rinks might be passe nowadays, but don't let that stop you from taking a trip to Skate City! The Littleton location of this Colorado roller rink is one of the larger ones and still as affordable an activity as it was decades ago. Skates, blades, and safety equipment are available to rent for a small fee or feel free to bring your own! Skate City also features a small games arcade, complete with skee-ball and arcade games, and a snack and drink bar. Reserving the venue for parties or group events is easy and inexpensive, not to mention a nice alternative to the usual places. There are even classes available for newer skaters. Skate City may be dated, but it's still an affordable, different retro blast. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh