Fossil Trace Golf Clubhouse

Feasibility Study + Design

The $2.5 million clubhouse at Fossil Trace Golf Club was created in conjunction with Golden’s premier 18-hole golf course designed by nationally-renowned course architect, Jim Engh. Located at the base of the foothills, this 10,000-s.f. luxury clubhouse provides stunning views of the Golden Valley and the golf course set against a backdrop of South Table Mountain and the Rockies. The golf course sits where the first dinosaurs walked 64 million years ago. The footprints of a triceratops as well as other prehistoric fossils can be viewed adjacent to the 12th green.

The Fossil Trace clubhouse offers fine dining in one of the two banquet rooms and on the 1,200-s.f. deck overlooking the course. There are also four meeting rooms and a bridal room for wedding receptions. Restaurant and banquet operations are supported by a full, two-line commercial kitchen capable of simultaneously accommodating the public restaurant and private catered events. The 2,100-s.f. service drive offers drive-up backdoor deliveries and houses the facility’s walk-in fridge/freezer and mechanical equipment.

The Fossil Trace Golf Club was ranked one of the best public facilities in the country in 2003 by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. In 2004, Westword named it “Best Golf Course in Denver.”

Project at a Glance


Golden, Colorado


City of Golden Parks and Recreation


$2.5 Million


10,000 s.f.



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