Colorado Private Club Guide: Denver Region

A look at the private country clubs and communities in the Denver Region

Colorado Private Club Guide: Denver Region

Details, costs, and information about private clubs and communities in the Denver Region as part of our Colorado Private Club Guide presented by Finlandia.

View the private club guide as it appeared in the April 2015 issue.


The Pinery Country Club
Parker
303-841-5157; thepinerycc.com
INITIATION: $12,000 (nonrefundable)/$20,000 (50% refundable)
DUES: $447/mo.**
MEMBERSHIPS: Mark Lewicki ([email protected])

THE CLUB

  • 27 holes of golf split into three distinct nines (Lake, Mountain and Valley), each with its own character.
  • Numerous competitive and recreational golf leagues for men, women, juniors and seniors.
  • Six outdoor and three indoor courts cater to a extremely popular tennis program.
  • Three swimming pools: family, lap, and toddler.
  • Highly regarded food service, including the exclusive food-and-wine-pairing “Vintage Table” every Friday and Saturday night.
  • A Wine Club for members to explore new wines, attend exclusive events, locker up to 12 bottles and purchase wine at a discount.
  • Fully equipped fitness center with classes such as Balletone, Zumba, Pre-Teen and Teen Conditioning, and Pilates.
  • Year-round programming for all family members, including multisport summer camps for kids.
  • Cart-fee-only access to the four private courses the Columbia Hospitality Collection (Pradera, Ruby Hill, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Tartan Fields) and 30% off the Best Available Rate at Columbia’s six posh resorts and inns.

THE  COMMUNITY

  • 11,000 people live in the 10-square-mile development.
  • Access to three community parks—North, Lakeshore and Pinery Nature—as well as multiple trails, the nearby Parker Arts Center and 100,000-square-foot Parker Fieldhouse.

The Pinery is pictured above.

The Club at Pradera
Parker
303-607-5672; theclubatpradera.com 
INITIATION: $15,000 (nonrefundable)/$31,000 (refundable)
DUES: $452/mo.**
CONTACT: Mark Lewicki  ([email protected])

THE CLUB:

  • 18 eye-popping Jim Engh-designed golf holes.
  • Golf leagues for men, women, couples, juniors and seniors.
  • Extensive practice facility with classic rock piped in.
  • Graduated Junior Golf program.
  • Two tennis courts.
  • Golf, sport, corporate and junior executive golf memberships available.
  • An ever-changing menu, including the custom fine-dining “Knife and Cork,” which pairs elegant entrees and wines every Thursday and Friday night.
  • A Wine Club for members to explore new wines, attend exclusive events, locker up to 12 bottles in the dining room and to purchase wine at a discount.
  • Fitness Center with Cybex machines for strength, conditioning, muscle tone and individual weight training—all in a room with large windows overlooking the golf course.
  • Group fitness classes including PiYo, Bootcamp, HIIT, and more.
  • Cart-fee-only access to the four private courses the Columbia Hospitality Collection (The Pinery, Ruby Hill, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Tartan Fields) and 30% off the Best Available Rate at Columbia’s six posh resorts and inns.

THE COMMUNITY:

  • 3,100-square-foot community center features a competition-size pool, spray play area, sun deck and catering kitchen.
  • Huge park and winding trail system throughout the open spaces.

**Separated by only three miles, The Pinery and Pradera offer a “Summit Membership” that affords reciprocal privileges at both clubs for an extra $60 per month.

The Club at Pradera - Denver Country Club Reviews

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The Club at Ravenna
Littleton
720.956.1600; RavennaGolf.com
INITIATION: $10,000-$30,000
MEMBERSHIPS: Erik “Hack” Haberland
REAL ESTATE: Dale Schossow, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

The Club

  • Jay Morrish-designed 18-hole signature golf course, awarded Top 20 Best in State by Golf Digest (2015-16).
  • Residential and non-residential membership opportunities, including Presidential, Full Golf, Junior, Corporate, National and Provisional.
  • Casual and fine dining, in addition to a full social calendar of weekly and special events.
  • Located south of Chatfield Reservoir, adjacent to Waterton Canyon and the Platte River, with access to fishing, boating, birding and horseback riding, as well as, road and mountain biking in Pike National Forest and winter sports in Roxborough State Park.
  • An extensive Vintners’ Club where members enjoy private wine dinners with vintners from the Napa region.

The Community

  • A gated, 634-acre retreat 30 minutes from downtown Denver and 20 from the DTC.
  • Old-world Mediterranean architecture that blends seamlessly with the property’s dramatic ravines, hogbacks, forest and golf course.
  • Custom homesites, starting from the mid-$200,000s, allow you to design and build with an approved builder.
  • Remington Homes’ customizable Luxury Golf Villas start in the low $700,000s and offer main-level living.
  • Thomas Sattler European Estate Collection starts in the mid-$900,000s with expansive city & golf course views.
  • Tuscan-inspired completed custom homes start at $1,995,000.

Ravenna - Country Club Reviews Denver

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Cherry Creek Country Club
Denver
303-597-0300; cherrycreekcountryclub.com
INITIATION: $40,000-$60,000
DUES: $650/mo.
CONTACT: Karen Hart ([email protected])

The Club

  • Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course ranging from 4,981 to 7,450 yards, including an officially rated short course stretching from 3,123 to 4,036 yards.
  • Award-winning clubhouse with plush locker rooms, dining area, men’s grill and outdoor patios.
  • Gated enclave in prime location, 15 minutes from downtown, DTC and Cherry Creek North.
  • Busy family-oriented social calendar ranging from kids’ cooking classes to weekly live entertainment to a blowout fireworks display complete with barbecue, live music and kids’ activities
  • Denver’s only country club to include a full fitness membership in dues: weights, machines, lockers, classes and programs come at no extra charge.
  • Full-service spa, with six treatment rooms, steam rooms, Jacuzzi, mani-pedi stations and meditation space.
  • Sophisticated dining and abundant event space.
  • Adult and kid pools, two tennis courts.
  • Weeklong kids’ camps throughout summer featuring individualized athletic instruction in golf, tennis and other sports.

The Community

  • Family-oriented, gated.
  • Park-like setting surrounded by the High Line Canal.
  • Three neighborhoods (the Village, Villas and Custom Estates) with resale prices ranging from $800,000 to $2.6 million.
  • HOA fees include landscaping and snow removal.

Cherry Creek Country Club

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Blackstone Country Club
Aurora
303-680-0245; blackstone-club.com
INITIATION: $2,000-$5,000
DUES: From $249/mo.**
MEMBERSHIP: Tiffanie Trenck ([email protected])

THE CLUB

  • New reinvention underway including clubhouse renovations, private event area makeover, golf course improvements and resort-style pool experience.
  • New outdoor patio dining featuring live music Friday nights.
  • New dining experience with new menus, Chef’s Table and signature service.
  • New membership offerings with 50% off* à la carte dining, access to the ClubCorp Network and more.
  • 7,313 yard championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish.
  • Full driving range, practice areas and instruction by PGA professionals.
  • Two tennis courts and junior Olympic pool
  • Extensive social calendar including holiday parties, wine dinners, brunches, barbecues and more
  • New Sunday family fun days featuring activities for all age groups
  • Fitness center featuring state-of-the-art strength-training and cardiovascular equipment
  • Chophouse-themed restaurant with casual country club dining and terraces looking out on Colorado’s Front Range
  • Spacious ballroom and private-event room ideal for hosting any type of occasion from weddings and receptions to corporate meetings, banquets and holiday parties
  • A unique and comfortable environment for entertaining guests and celebrating occasions

THE COMMUNITY

  • Fast-growing new community east of E-470 at the end of Smoky Hill Road.
  • One- and two-story homes and villas built by Lennar, Richmond American, Century Communities ranging in price between $400,000 and $800,000.
  • Social members at Blackstone Country Club have use of all non-golf amenities.

Blackstone Country Club - Denver Private Club Reviews

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Black Bear Golf Club
Parker
720-330-7087; blackbearclub.com
INITIATION: $2,000-$5,000 DUES: From $199/mo.**
Contact: Tiffanie Trenck ([email protected])

  • New reinvention in the works including clubhouse renovations and golf course improvements
  • Enhanced patio and activity space featuring live music Friday nights
  • New dining experience with new menus, Chef’s Table and signature service
  • New membership offerings with 50% off à la carte dining, access to the ClubCorp Network and more.
  • 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jeff Brauer, with more than 200 feet in elevation changes that create dramatic views from Pike’s Peak to Long’s Peak
  • Full driving range, practice areas and instruction by PGA professionals
  • Extensive social calendar including holiday parties, wine dinners, brunches, barbecues and more
  • New Sunday family fun days featuring activities for all age groups
  • Champions Pub with casual fare and a main dining area with traditional dishes
  • Elegant clubhouse with a romantic courtyard and gazebo ideal for wedding receptions, birthday parties, luncheons, wedding showers and more

THE COMMUNITY

  • The 2,700-home Canterberry Crossing, which bears the former name of the golf course, features a recreation center with an outdoor swimming pool and lessons, a spacious sundeck for parties, top-notch Douglas County schools, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and parks.

**In addition to being part of the 200-club ClubCorp network, both Blackstone and Black Bear offer dual club access starting at $249 per month.

Black Bear Country Club - Denver Private Club Reviews

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Red Rocks Country Club
Morrison
303-352-2030; redrockscountryclub.org
INITIATION: $12,500-$15,000
DUES: $6,400*/yr.
Memberships:  Ali Canyon, [email protected]

THE CLUB

  • Located within 25 minutes from Downtown Denver in the red sandstone foothills.
  • Designed by Phelps-Atikinson Golf Course Design, the 18-hole layout boasts four sets of tees playing from 4,721 yards to nearly 7,000 yards.
  • Newly renovated and expanded clubhouse includes a new bar and grill, separate dining room and private event space.
  • Expanded outdoor dining with an indoor/outdoor bar and a patio with a cozy fire pit.
  • A stunning outdoor pavilion welcomes special parties and events.
  • 42 ft. x 82 ft. heated swimming pool and heated baby pool.
  • Pool parties every Friday with live entertainment from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Fishing, gardening, hiking/biking, fitness programs and winter sports.
  • Social and full-golf memberships available.
  • Member of the Private Club Network, which affords RRCC members access to over 100 + Private Clubs.

THE COMMUNITY

  • The established communities of Red Rocks, Willow Springs and Willow Brook offer rustic mountain luxury and endless outdoor pursuits just minutes from the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre and less than 20 minutes from the Denver Tech Center.

Red Rocks Country Club - Colorado Private Club Info and Prices

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The Inverness Golf Club
Englewood
303-397-7878, invernesshotel.com/colorado-golf-courses.php
INITIATION: $500
DUES: $3,870/yr.
MEMBERSHIP: Dave Steinmetz ([email protected])

THE CLUB

  • One of the only semi-private golf courses in the Denver area.
  • Individual, Family and Corporate Memberships are available.
  • Created by J. Press Maxwell, the par-70, 7,057 yard PGA Championship golf course ranked among the finest golf resorts in Colorado.
  • Was host to the 2013 PING Junior Solheim Cup, Colorado Open (1994-1998)
  • The club is open 362 days a year, weather permitting.
  • Membership provides unlimited range balls and access to the driving range, newly recreated chipping area, and putting green, access to The Inverness Hotel fitness center and swimming pools.
  • Memberships also provide lodging discounts at The Inverness Hotel, its five restaurants (including the award-winning Garden Terrace), and the on-site full-service resort style spa, fitness center, and an indoor and outdoor pool with hot tub.
  • Three lighted tennis courts available for use through the hotel.

The Community:

  • In addition to the hotel and office park, there is Vallagio, a “Live Work Play” Transit-Oriented Development featuring vibrant retail and restaurants, dedicated light rail station with pedestrian bridge, dynamic public art and beautiful open spaces.
  • Priced from the $200s to the $800s and offering 743 to 4,000+ square feet of living space, Vallagio includes elegant Golf Villas, City Rowhomes, Flats and Loft Residences.

Inverness Golf Club - Colorado Private Club Guide

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Colorado AvidGolfer Private Club Guide

Colorado AvidGolfer Private Club Guide: Denver Region

Colorado AvidGolfer Private Club Guide: Mountain Region

Colorado AvidGolfer Private Club Guide: Southern Region

Colorado AvidGolfer Private Club Guide: Northern Region

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