6 Indoor Golfing Spaces to Book Your Tee Time in 2023
Golf is no longer limited to the great outdoors. These 6 indoor golfing spaces are shaping the future of the sport in Denver.
With more than 30 indoor golf facilities serving up everything from cocktails to lessons to corporate event space, Colorado offers plenty of choices. Here’s a sample of Front Range options. Reservations are recommended for evening and weekend bays; it’s best to bring your own clubs and wear comfortable shoes.
South Broadway Country Club
2265 South Broadway (near Evans) with “chapters” at 4200 Tennyson Street and in Fort Collins
TrackMan simulators, lessons, cocktails. Kelly Huff was one of the early TrackMan adopters and his Denver locations each have two bays, several big-screen TVs and an upscale, sports-bar vibe. Tennyson has a third simulator upstairs in the “Crow’s Nest,” a more upscale space ideal for events. $50 an hour for bays, $75 an hour for Crow’s Nest.
Visit www.southbroadwaycc.com for more info.
5059 E. 38th Avenue (Park Hill), 3565 Walnut Street (RiNo) and in Thornton
Uneekor Eye XO simulators, lessons, leagues, tournaments, equipment services. Optimum emerged in 2019 from the closing of Park Hill Golf Course and has been successful without liquor licenses and kitchens. So it’s not a golf lounge, yet has built community around simulator events. Park Hill’s bays represent a local bargain at $30 an hour; other locations are $50 an hour.
Visit www.theoptimumgolf.com for more info.
7600 Landmark Way (Greenwood Village) and in Fort Collins and Grand Junction, with Colorado Springs coming soon
Proprietary simulators, lessons, leagues, cocktails, food. X-Golf jumped on the Topgolf bandwagon early and tweaked the formula and technology to appeal to avid golfers; now it has franchises around the country. Like Optimum, it’s not a place where nongolfers will go to sit at the bar. Bays start at $40 an hour.
Visit www.xgolfcolorado.com for more info.
The Local Drive
3503 Brighton Blvd. (RiNo) and soon in Longmont
TrackMan simulators, lessons, leagues, seminars, memberships, cocktails, event spaces, clubs available. Owners Joe Lynch and Winston Manley set their airy space up to appeal to anyone who might come in. They’ve got kid clubs, Colorado craft cocktails and even a merchandise partner (ParHopper). They also have a portable TrackMan and two large event spaces, including one mind-blowing view from the Catalyst rooftop. Simulators start at $45 an hour.
Visit www.thelocaldrivedenver.com for more info.
Stick and Feather
3851 Steele Street (York Street Yards)
Uneekor Eye XO simulators, lessons, leagues, memberships and packages, clubs available, (coming soon) cocktails and pizza. Four buddies from CommonGround Golf Course turned this warehouse space into the pretty practice place of their dreams, with huge bays, giant screens and chandeliers. Bay time costs $50 an hour weekdays, $60 an hour weekends.
Visit www.stickandfeather.com for more info.
Denver, 7600 E. 1st Place (Lowry)
Developers of this 22,000-square-foot venue, slated to open later this year in a former military building on Rampart Campus, promise an “upscale indoor golf entertainment social club” with 10 TrackMan simulators, a putting green and an elevated cocktail service. We’ll see how much of the market is still available by the time they open their doors.
Visit www.hangarclub.co for more info.
Susan Fornoff has covered U.S. Opens and the Masters for the San Francisco Chronicle, written two golf books and founded GottaGoGolf.com, a website and newsletter for women golfers. She recently relocated to Littleton, and hopes to play all of Colorado’s 10 toughest golf courses – from the most forward tees.