Denver Golf Rules and Regulations

Rain Check Policy
  • Rainchecks are pro-rated based upon the number of holes completed. 
  • Any holes not completed as a result of inclement weather (or otherwise approved by the Golf Professional) will be credited via rain check towards your next round.
  • Rain checks are good only on the course where issued and are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • If a player purchases a green fee and/or cart and they are unable to start play due to time delay or unforeseen circumstances, manager on duty may issue a rain check or refund if requested.

No Shows
  • A golfer is considered a no-show if they don’t check in at least fifteen minutes prior to their tee time.
  • All no shows in a group are applied to the reservation card holder who made the reservation.
  • After three no shows are applied to a reservation card holder the card will be suspended. There is a mandatory $50 fee to reinstate the reservation card.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be canceled 24 hours prior to the reservation or penalty/fee may be assessed to the reservation card holder.

Reservation Policy 
  • Reservations are taken all year long on the automated phone and internet reservation systems
  • Reservations for the same day can only be made in person or by phone through the Pro Shop or the starter/customer service agent at the respective course on the day of play. 
  • Evergreen does not use the online or phone reservation systems. All reservations at Evergreen MUST be made by calling the Evergreen starter/customer service agent and do not require a reservation card.
  • The Golfers are limited to one tee time per day through the online or phone reservation systems. For reserving multiple tee times on the same day see Tournament section.
  • Reservation requests for less then four players will be paired with another reservation(s) to make a complete foursome.
  • Singles can only make a tee time by calling the pro shop to be paired with another player.
  • Phone and online reservations can be made up to 7:00 p.m. the night before the requested tee time.
  • Reservations must be canceled 24 hours prior to the reservation or penalty/fee may be assessed to the reservation card holder. 
  • All reservations must be paid for and tickets presented to the Golf Starter/Customer Service Agent at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled tee time or the tee time may be canceled and/or sold.
  • When frost occurs or any other circumstance delays the opening of the course all reserved times maintain their tee time sequence.

Premier Reservation Access

  1. By paying a Premier Reservation Access fee of $10.00, you will be authorized to make tee time reservations up to 7 days in advance. The $10.00 Premier Reservation fee can be paid at any of our Denver Golf facilities. 
  2. Premier Reservation Fee authorizations are non-transferable/ non-refundable.
  3. Premier Reservation Fees may be paid anytime during the year but are not prorated and expire on December 31st of the year they are purchased.
  4. Individuals using the Premier Reservation Access process must play in any tee time reservation made using this authorization..
  5. Premier Reservation Access does not guarantee a tee time. 
General Reservations
  1. Without paying for Premier Reservation Access, reservations can be made a maximum of three days in advance. Example: 8 a.m. Sunday can be reserved starting at 7:00 p.m. on the previous Thursday. Singles can only make a tee time by calling the pro shop to be paired with another player.
  • 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.


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).

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 allowed on the course only after a waiver is signed and with permission of the Manager on Duty/Golf Shop Staff.
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. Children between the ages of 4-7 must pass The First Tee of Denver skill assessment test and show their skill assessment card before being allowed to play on a regulation course. Children 4-7 may play at Harvard Gulch Par 3 and Kennedy Par 3, without passing First Tee of Denver skill assessment test as long as they are accompanied by a golfer 16 years or older.
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 allowed during off season with the use of three golf carts. 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

  • All golf tournament entrants will sign up at the golf course the tournament will be held on.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A non-refundable deposit must be paid with the signed contract to reserve the tournament date.
  • The deposit is 10% of the total amount of the tournament, not to exceed $500.
  • 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, martial status, or physical and mental disability.
  • The Manager of Parks and Recreation 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 November 1st, men’s and women’s clubs of their respective golf course may book tournaments for the coming year. After December 1st any other organization may make reservations for tournaments for all Denver Municipal Golf Courses.
  • Reservations for tournaments are on a first come, first served basics.
  • Submit your Tournament Request.