Heritage at Westmoor (Westminster, CO)

The Heritage at Westmoor is a course I play fairly regularly; it is the sister course of Legacy Ridge. It is a well maintained track (even in the winter) that has a bit of a links feel to it.

The driving range is normally somewhat bare, but the short game practice area is probably the best in the area with two large practice greens and nice bunkers.

The Front Nine

The first hole runs downhill and requires a shot of just 200-215 yards as it will run down towards the creek that runs in front of the green. The first par three 4th is a very long one, downhill, with bunkers in the front – I’ll take a par every time here if I can.

The 5th hole is a dogleg left that is an awkward driving hole. You need to challenge the left side and cut the corner to shorten your approach shot, but too far left is in the junk.

The 8th hole is a tight driving hole with a slight dogleg right. The fairway slopes to the right and there is junk all along the right side. There is more junk and a hillside to the left, but a ball in the fairway here leaves a short iron approach.

The Back Nine

The 11th hole is a driveable par 4, depending on the wind. The fairway runs down and to the green on the left. Following that, the 12th and 13th are long. The 15th is a downhill par 5 with a nice high elevated tee – 350-370 yards is certainly do-able here.

There isn’t much water on the course. The par 3 7th is over water, but the actual green is quite a bit up from the water. The par 4 16th has a touch approach shot over water and the 18th has water all down the right side.

This is a fun, tough course.