THE CITY OF Arvada built the first two nines at West Woods, the original 18, in 1994. Those two courses—the Sleeping Indian and the Cottonwood—were designed by one of Colorado’s best-known golf architects, Richard M. Phelps. Phelps’ son, Rick, then laid out our third nine-hole course, the Silo, in 1998-99.
You’ll play classic golf in the best sense on these three courses. Each nine has a very different personality. Three different 18 hole combinations change daily providing a variety of layouts which you don’t get at other 18-hole courses.
West Woods Clubhouse Earns Golf Inc. Award
Arvada’s West Woods Clubhouse, which recently underwent a complete renovation, was awarded 2nd place in the category of Public Renovation by Golf Inc. magazine.
The award highlights Clubhouses of the Year, honorees that are “great examples of how members are embracing stylish, modern venues for socializing and family activities. And the ‘wow’ factor is a big part of the package.”
The 20,000 square foot building is “Refined Colorado Mountain” style with large areas of glass to provide panoramic views of the golf course and the mountains from the bar and restaurant. Guests can experience a new bar, a covered outdoor dining area, a golfers porch, and an overlook patio with a fire pit. The clubhouse also features a golf simulator room with state-of-the-art technology.
One of 912 Courses in the World!
West Woods Golf Club was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2007 and is one of 912 courses in the world to be designated as such.
West Woods Golf Club has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, and protect natural resources.
“West Woods Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for preserving the natural heritage of the area by protecting the local watershed and providing a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Tara Donadio, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International.
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