Evergreen Golf Course Description
Evergreen Golf Course is Denver’s signature mountain course. At 7,220 feet, this 18-hole executive course sits along Bear Creek. Rolling mountain hills and fairways lined with Pine Trees and make this a great golf escape from the heat of the city. You may even spot an elk or two while playing or while dining on the patio of the newly renovated Key’s On The Green Restaurant.
18 hole regulation course
Keys On The Green Restaurant
Pro ShopEvergreen currently only has 17 holes open due to the 2013 floods but it has great 17-hole rates. $42 weekend and $32 weekday. Come play golf, see the elk and enjoy the fall colors.
Willis Case Golf Course Description:
A 18-hole regulation golf course with a pro shop and restaurant. The course is just seven minutes northwest of downtown Denver. It is set with some of the most memorable views in golf. From hole number one, it sets the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views as a backdrop. The layout runs through full-grown stand of trees, with narrow, sloping fairways and small, subtle greens. Various holes are well-bunkered to require accurate play.
The Interlochen Golf Club was organized in 1902 on the west half of what is now the Willis Case Golf Course. In 1906, the City of Denver acquired the land for Berkley Park, including what is now the south half of the present Willis Case Golf Course, the land now occupied by Interstate 70 and Berkley Lake.
Part of the land which the city had acquired was occupied by the Interlochen Golf Course. The city made arrangements with Interlochen to maintain the golf course, making it available to the public during weekdays. On weekends and at tournament times, the course was reserved for Interlochen's members.
In 1924, the El Jebel Shrine temple at 18th and Sherman was severely damaged by fire. Rather than rebuild, the Shriners decided to use the insurance money to buy the rest of the property owned by the failing Interlochen Gold Club. The Shriners then built their present "Mosque" on Vrain Street and converted the 9 hole facility to their private use. The other 9 holes in Berkley Park became part of the park lands.
In the late 1920's, the City decided to build a good 9 hole course in Berkley Park. The course and present clubhouse were built in 1929, opening in the spring of 1930. As the effects of the Great Depression of the 1930's worsened, the Shriners began to feel financial pressure. They put their 9 hole course up for sale. The City was able to purchase the land with part of a $113,000 bequest from the estate of the late Willis Case, a wealthy Denver businessman and avid golfer left to the City for the purchase of golf facilitates. With the addition of the Shrine Course, the Berkely Park Course was finally enlarged to 18 holes in essentially its present layout. The course was renamed for its benefactor Willis Case in 1936. Over the half century the course has experienced many changes to keep up with modern standards. The greatest impact upon the course has been the construction of Interstate 70, in 1963, which severed the connection between the golf course and Berkely Park.
The Clubhouse Building was designed in 1928 by Charles Francis Pillsbury and opened in the Spring of 1930. Though the building as it stands has been greatly changed since the Clubhouse opened nearly seventy-one years age, enough of the original character remains to indicate what architects intentions were. It still retains much of its pleasant scale and informal atmosphere.