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2022 Tournament Requests (as of 4/22/22) - Due to the high demand of requests this year, we are sold out at several of our courses.  Please see below for those courses that have availability.  We are processing requests as quickly as possible, please allow 10-14 days for a response once your request is submitted.

Our golf facilities are ready to host your golf tournament, meeting, or special event from 21 - 200 players. We offer full tournament amenities (includes green fees, carts (where available), check in tables, cart signs, scorecards and scoreboard/scoring), in addition to food and beverage service (where available).  Before you fill out the reqeust form below, make sure you read through our tournament FAQ's for any basic questions you may have in the tab on the left of the page.  To receive a quote or rebook your event, fill out the Tournament Request Form below.

  • For groups of 8-20 people, you must call the golf shop and work with the manager on an advanced small group booking request.
  • For groups of 21 players or more, you will start the tournament process by submitting a tournament request form below. If you have any questions regarding tournament outings of this size, you can contact Leslie Wright via email at DenverGolfTournaments@denvergov.org.
  • A signed permit is required to reserve all tournament dates.
  • A non-refundable deposit must be paid with the signed permit to reserve the tournament date.
  • The deposit is 10% of the total amount of the tournament, not to exceed $500.
  • Tournament scheduling: Returning tournaments may book for the following year immediately after the conclusion of their tournament. Returning tournaments have up to 2 weeks after their event to secure the same date the following year. New tournaments may book two weeks after the requested date for the following year (eg: a June 1st 2016 tournament may book June 14th, 2015).
  • Reservations for tournaments are on a first come, first served basis.

Tournament Request Form

Tournament FAQ's
 

Q: What is included with the basic golf package?
A: Green fees, carts (where available), 1-2 check in tables, cart signs, rules sheets, scorecards, scoreboard/scoring and one courtesy cart for your tournament staff.


Q: What is the difference between a small group vs. tournament booking?                                                                                                                
A: A small group is considered 8-20 players and can be booked directly through the golf course as a prepaid event. Small groups do not have to fill out a tournament request form.  A tournament is any group of 21 or more players and must go through the permitting process and fill out a request form to start that process.

Q: Do I have to pay a deposit and what is that cost?

A: Yes, a deposit is required to book your date.  The deposit is 10% of your total for the event or $500 whichever is less. This deposit will be applied to your final tournament balance.

Q: What's the difference between a Shotgun and a Tee time start?

A: A shotgun start is when everyone in your tournament starts playing at the same time on different holes.  A tee time start is when you have consecutive tee times at 10-minute intervals starting one after the other.

Q: Is there a price difference between shot gun and tee time starts?

A: Yes.  Shotguns cost more because we have to block off tee times in front and back of the group in order to start foursomes on different holes and allow them to play through number one.  If you do not have a full field (100+), we will have public play out on the course before and after your group. The extra shotgun fee covers the cost of those extra tee times we cannot book with the general public.


Q: What is the minimum player number required for a shotgun?
A: Because it takes up extra tee times, we do require the group to be a minimum size of 60 players for a shotgun start to maximize out tee times for the general public. 

Q: Why is a minimum number of players required for a shotgun?

A: As a public facility, the minimum player numbers allows us to maximize our tee times for the general public. 

Q: Formats - scramble vs best ball

A: Scrambles are when all four players tee off and then you go to the best shot and everyone hits from that ball position. This is done all the way through putting, then 1 score is recorded on the scorecard.  A best ball is when each player plays their own ball through the round and you take the best score on each hole of the twosome or foursome. Scrambles are the most popular and help with pace of play.

Q: Are range balls available?

A: Range balls are available at an additional fee where we have driving ranges that are open and can be added into your permit.

Q: Are Gift Certificates (Pro Shop Credit) available?

A: Gift certificates or pro shop credit is available at an additional fee and can be included in your tournament permit. We suggest $10/player but you have the flexibility to make it any amount that fits your budget.  This credit can be pooled and then divided out how you see fit into gift cards for tee prizes.

Q: Are the pro shop credit and range ball items required?

A: No these are optional upgrades.

Q: How does Food &Beverage work?

A: Our restaurants are leased out and therefore run and managed by separate entities.  When you require food and beverage for your tournament, you will need to contact the restaurant directly to order and secure your food. We can provide you with the contact for Food and Beverage services where you are booking.

Q: Can I add more players later?

A: We recommend that when you book, you book for the highest number of players you think you are going to have.  You then have a 20% variance to go down in numbers from the number on the permit up to 10 days prior. For example, if you book for 100 players, you can go down to 80 players when you pay your balance. It's harder to go up in numbers because we block tee times for the number on the permit.  The rest remain open for the public to book.  Therefore, those tee times around your group might already be booked so it’s easier to take tee times away than to add them, as we can’t guarantee those tee times will be available.

Q: Where's the best place to book a 9-hole tournament?

A: We have three 9-hole courses in Denver.  Harvard Gulch is a short fun par three, Kennedy has a par three course with a variety of shorter and longer holes and they also have a regulation 9-hole course--riding carts available at Kennedy location as well.  It is very difficult to book afternoon 9-hole events on our other 18-hole courses unless you book it in the first one and a half hours in the morning.  The afternoons are typically already booked with leagues.














 

Special Rates

  • During Peak Season, weekend rates will apply on Fridays. Senior, Junior and Annual Card rates will apply before 11 a.m. on Fridays during Peak Season.
  • Holiday rates apply on major holidays during the Peak Season – Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Days & Hours of Operation

Seasons

Peak golf season
April 1st - October 31st

Off-peak golf season
November 1st - March 31st.

  • During peak season, the golf shop will be open from daylight until dark, weather permitting.
  • During off peak season, the golf shop will be open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. weather permitting.
  • If the golf course is closed due to weather the golf shop may also be closed if weather dictates. The golf shop will provide a recorded message for details and shop times.
  • During Peak Season, weekend rates will apply on Fridays. Senior, Junior and Annual Card rates will apply before 11 a.m. on Fridays during Peak Season.
  • The discretionary opening and closing of the course must come through the Course Superintendent, Course Manager or Director of Golf.
  • The Golf Administration Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Golf courses are closed on Christmas Day (December 25th).

Course Regulations/Player Responsibilities

Should you have question about any of the following, please contact a member of our professional staff at any of our golf courses.
  • All players must check in with the golf shop.
  • All play starts on #1 unless otherwise directed by the golf shop.
  • Play U.S.G.A. Rules unless modified by local rules.
  • Play within prescribed time limit as set by each golf course. Time limit strictly enforced.
  • Keep your position on golf course.
  • Play only one ball - no practicing on the course.
  • Repair ball marks on greens.
  • Replace divots.
  • Rake sand bunkers.
  • Do not litter.
  • Keep all carts away from greens and off tees.
  • Call "fore" loudly if other person is in danger of being hit.
  • Drop away from small trees.
  • Proper attire must be worn at all times on golf course – no tank tops or cut-offs.
  • Each player must have golf bag and clubs except at Harvard Gulch and Kennedy Par 3 courses.
  • Injury to persons or property as result of your play is your responsibility.
  • Practice golf etiquette and rules.
  • Use of steel spiked shoes is not allowed.

The Director of Golf, Golf Professionals, Golf Course Superintendents, Course Managers, Crew Supervisors, Manager on Duty/Golf Shop Staff and Rangers shall be agents of the Manager of Parks and Recreation and shall enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to golf.

Every person on the golf course must have an associated receipt available if requested by a Denver Golf representative.

Spectators are welcome. If they wish to ride, they must check in with the pro-shop for cart availability and pay the associated cart fees.

In case of lightning, individual golfers already on the course are responsible for monitoring weather conditions and deciding if continuation of play is safe.

Trespassers, dog walkers, bicycle-riders, picnickers, or any other unauthorized person shall not be permitted on the golf premises.

Children between the ages of 4-12 may play on regulation courses when accompanied by a golfer 16 years or older. Players 12 and older may play without a parent/guardian 16 years or older in the group.

Golfers on weekends, holidays and busy weekdays must play in foursomes unless the Manager on Duty/Golf Shop Staff allows golfers to play in smaller groups when play is not busy. The Manager on Duty/Golf Shop Staff will assign all unfilled reservation times the day of play on a first-come first-serve basis.

Fivesomes are only allowed at the discretion of the head Golf Professional or Manager On Duty during off-peak season with the use of three golf carts and during special events. There is no ability to make reservations for fivesomes using the reservation system. All five players must ride. No fivesomes allowed during peak season.

No person shall play on a golf course that has been closed by the Superintendent, Crew Supervisor or Manager on Duty.

No vehicles other than golf carts shall be permitted on the golf courses without the permission of the Superintendent, Crew Supervisor, or Manager on Duty.

Violations of Denver Golf rules and regulations may result in the following consequences.

The Manager's agents may remove a golfer, or golfers, from the golf course for flagrant violation of course rules or golf etiquette; such as obnoxious behavior; intoxication; damaging the course; refusal to let people through when holding up play; failure to follow course design from a hole-to-hole basis.

The Director of Golf may restrict golfer(s) from all public courses for a specified time for flagrant or repeated violations.

Tournament Policies

  • All golf tournament entrants will check in at the golf course the tournament is held at.
  • Tournament guidelines and pricing are to be followed if the group consists of more than 20 players.
  • Food and beverage arrangements must be made through the food and beverage manager at each course. NO outside food and beverage is allowed.
  • Golf carts are required for all 18-hole tournaments except Men's and Women's clubs.
  • Senior, junior, annual cards and any other discounted rate will NOT be permitted for tournament green fees.  You do not accumulate points with Loyalty Cards for tournament play.
  • A non-refundable deposit must be paid with the signed contract to reserve the tournament date.  Not paying this deposit within two weeks of signing the tournament permit will result in loss of your date.
  • The deposit is 10% of the total amount of the tournament or 0, whichever is less.
  • Section 39-32 of the Revised Municipal Code of the City and County of Denver prohibits scheduling of a golf tournament for organizations, firms, or groups discriminating because of race, creed, color or national origin, religion, gender (except competitive play which is gender specific), age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical and mental disability.
  • The Manager of Golf may revoke an organization's tournament reservation privileges if the organization has made flagrant violations of Department Rules and Regulations.
  • Process of obtaining a tournament: Beginning 2015, returning tournaments have two weeks to book their tournament immediately following their tournament conclusion.  After two weeks, if a tournament has not rebooked, that date then opens up to new tournaments.  All tournaments must fill out a Tournament Request Form to start the permitting process and book their date.
  • Reservations for tournaments are on a first come, first served basis.
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