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Cherry Hills Country Club

Englewood, CO Private

4.4

Panelists

128 Reviews

Overview

When Cherry Hills opened in the early 1920s, it was a ground-breaking design, with the nation’s first par-5 island green and closing back-to-back par 5s, although in championship play the 18th is played as a par 4. In the 1960 U.S. Open, winner Arnold Palmer popularized the idea of a drivable par 4 by going for the first green in every round. Curiously, when Palmer and partner Ed Seay remodeled Cherry Hills in 1976, they lengthened the first hole so no player could duplicate Arnie’s feat. Nearly 40 years later, modern equipment has once again made the first hole reachable from the tee.

About

Holes 18
Length 7348
Slope 139
Facility Type Private
Designer William S. Flynn/(R) J. Press Maxwell, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked in 1969-'70 and since 1973. Highest ranking: No. 21, 2003-'04. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 73.

Best in State: Ranked first, 1985, 1993-2003. Ranked second, 2011-'14. Ranked third, 2015-'22. Ranked inside the top 5 since 1977.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
8.0
Challenge
7.56
Distinctiveness
7.71
Layout Variety
7.65
Fun
7.63
Aesthetics
7.62
Conditioning
7.82

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