Cherry Hills Country Club

  • 64
    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 75
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Cherry Hills Country Club

Architect: William S. Flynn
Year: 1923

4125 South University Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado 80113
(303) 350-5220

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

U.S. Open - 1938, 1960, 1978
PGA Championship - 1941, 1985

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William Flynn’s most famous design west of the Mississippi.  A departure from the mountain courses so synonymous with the region, Cherry Hills has a very similar to feel to an east coast parkland course.  The creek meandering through the back nine provides a very appealing aesthetic as well as being an integral feature on a number of holes.

Local Knowledge: Try and drive the 1st hole’s green as Arnold Palmer did in the final round of his 1960 U.S. Open victory.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Cherry Hills Country Club

As I wind down to the last twenty or so courses of my Top 100 quest I'm finding that a big reason these courses are the final ones is because I simply don't have any contacts at them. There was a time when, if I didn't know a member of a club, I could keep plugging away at my goal by just moving on to one of the dozens of clubs on the list where I did know a member. Now that I'm nearing the end I don't have the option of moving on and I'm having to face all of my toughest challenges. I've had Colorado on my radar for quite some time and have been wanting to go because there are three top 100 courses that can be visited with a flight into Denver. Unfortunately, my friends and contacts in Colorado are pretty slim and I wasn't having much luck. Of the three Colorado courses on the Top 100 list the one that ended up giving me the toughest time was Cherry Hills Country Club, located in a suburb of Denver. Cherry Hills was established in 1922 and was designed by William Flynn for a fee of $4,500 . . . about $60,000 in today's dollars. That's a far cry lower than what the top architects of today are getting for their services. Cherry Hills is best known as the site of the 1960 U.S. Open that was won, in quite a dramatic fashion, by The King himself,… More >