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Walnut Creek Golf Preserve 


Home to more than 77 wildlife species as well as a staggering variety of native plants, Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is more than just a golf course—we’re an Audubon Certified Signature Sanctuary. Our 215 acres are sustainably managed to preserve and support wildlife habitat. Founded in 1999, this award-winning championship course offers the most natural and unspoiled public golf experience in Colorado. Our sweeping mountain views, gently rolling hills, and abundance of wild prairie grasses allow you to experience golf the way nature intended.

Golf Shop - 7:00am to 6:30pm

CART PATH ONLY for all players - Course access flags will not be issued at this time due to course conditions, winter weather and for guest safety

Practice Grounds - 9:00am to 6:30pm (Weather Dependent)

Driving Range closes at 4:00pm on Sunday's and opens again at 10:00am on Monday's for clean pick, mowing and maintenance operations

The Heritage Grill - 8:30am to Sunset (Closed on Saturday's and Sunday's if the golf course is closed due to snow or weather)

Please call the Golf Shop 303-469-2974 for the most current operations status

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve has started a planned irrigation renovation project.  The new system will irrigate more efficiently and allow us to continue providing the fantastic golfing conditions we are known for in Colorado!  This large-scale sustainability project will take several months to complete with work expected to last through the spring of 2023.  During this time, guests can expect changing course conditions, cart path only restrictions, along with hole closures and temporary tees for daily play.  We work closely with construction crews and make adjustments as necessary to ensure there is as little impact to play as possible.  We appreciate your patience, and will update this page with notices as they develop.

*Please anticipate full hole closures, temporary teescart path only restrictions, and changing course conditions during our irrigation project.  If there is a hole closure on the day of your play, a discount will be applied to green fees.  The scope of work will change daily as the project necessitates.  

*Please call the Golf Shop 303-469-2974 for the most current operations status.  

Free Range Balls for Juniors on Sundays

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Certified Bronze Audubon International Signature Sanctuary

The Audubon International Signature Program is an environmental education and assistance program created to help landowners and managers to follow sustainable resource management principles in a comprehensive manner when developing and then managing properties. The program aims to add and integrate wildlife conservation, habitat restoration and enhancement, water conservation and water quality protection and other areas of environmental protection and improvement with the other objectives for new developments. The Signature Programs' long term goal is to foster a stewardship ethic that leads landowners and mangers, consultants and the community to consider environmental, rather than just economic, costs and benefits in their decision making and to apply these environmental values routinely in land management. Walnut Creek Golf Preserve became certified as the second of only two certified projects in Colorado on Oct. 30, 2002. The City of Westminster continues to maintain the facility at standards of the Signature Program.

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve - The Home Of Championship Golf

  • Colorado Senior Open - 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championship - 2006
  • USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier - 2002
  • CGA Senior State Match Play Championship – 2003, 2011
  • USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifier - 2004
  • CGA Senior State Stroke Play Championship – 2005, 2006
  • Colorado Women’s Open Qualifier - 2007
  • CGA State Match Play Championship - 2014
  • CGA State Four Ball Championship – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • CGA Ladies Niblick Championship - 2022
  • USGA US Open Qualifier – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • USGA Senior US Open Qualifier – 2012
  • USGA Women’s US Open Qualifier – 2014, 2016, 2019, 2022
  • USGA Women’s Amateur Qualifier – 2015, 2018, 2021
  • USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier - 2016
  • AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Westminster Open - 2020, 2021, 2022

Practice Areas

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is the perfect place to hone your game. We offer a 30-station grass tee driving range with links style target greens, a 3000-square-foot chipping and short game area with two bunkers and a diverse undulation of terrain that will test even the best players abilities, and designated 5,000-square-foot putting green with numerous cut cups and a wide range of short stick challenges. Range balls may be rented for use on the practice areas in the Golf Shop. Practice facility hours vary based on the time of the year and course conditions. Please contact the Golf Shop for current status - 303-469-2974


Kids Play Free

Looking for fun and affordable recreation the entire family can enjoy together? Every day after 3 p.m. one junior golfer under the age of 17 plays free with a paying adult (golf cart extra).

Chris Johnson

Parks and Golf Superintendent
Legacy Ridge and Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

Brian Carlson

PGA Head Golf Professional
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

Paul Sibley

Golf Course Superintendent
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

Food and Beverage Manager

The Heritage Grill at Walnut Creek