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Denver’s sunshine is one of the city’s main attractions, it allows residents to get outside throughout most of the year. August is National Golf Month, but here, it’s not uncommon to see people chipping and driving at golf courses in the city in the dead of winter as much as they do in the summer. If you’re a newbie, the driving range is a great place to correct your form and practice your swing before playing in a group. If you’re an avid golfer, the driving range is a great place at which to spend an afternoon testing your skills and perfecting them. Celebrate National Golf Month and up your game at one of these local driving ranges.
City Park Golf Course
2500 York St.
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 865-3410
www.cityofdenvergolf.com

Located on the north side of City Park, the City Park golf course features a driving range that is a popular place in which to hone golfing skills. Rates range from $4 for a small bucket (30 balls) to $10 for a large bucket (90 balls). The range is easily accessible and easy to find on the west side of the course. There is dedicated parking or street parking is available if the lot is full.

Aqua Golf
501 W. Florida Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 865-0880
www.cityofdenvergolf.com

Anyone who’s ever lost a ton of golf balls in the water should hit up this driving range prior to playing a game. Aqua Golf allows golfers to practice around water traps and other obstacles like sand traps. Prices range from $6 – $13 for buckets of 50- 150 balls, which is worth it to learn how to navigate the traps. Aqua Golf also has a mini-golf course, so the whole family can have fun. It is laid out to allow for many people to play at the same time, so if the range is full, you won’t have to wait for long.

Overland Park Golf Course
1801 S. Huron St.
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 865-0430
www.cityofdenvergolf.com

With gorgeous views of Overland Lake and the city skyline, Overland Park Golf Course is a popular destination. The driving range is large and accommodating as well. With prices ranging from $2 – $9, this is one of the most affordable driving ranges in the city, so it’s a great place for anyone who wants to get in some serious practice. Its location is convenient for those on the southwest side of the city, and the course also has a miniature golf course and a park, so you’ll have something else to do when you finish your bucket.

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Foothills Golf Course
3901 S. Carr St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 409-2400
www.foothillsgolf.org

With a lighted driving range, automated ball delivery and instructional programs, Foothills Golf Course is one of the best places in which to up your game. Offering a variety of buckets from warm-up to large, you can stay for as long as you’d like. The course offers range passes for those who want to visit more than once. Its driving range is lighted until 9 p.m., so you can practice swinging until after dark if the mood suits you. Foothills Golf Course also has practice areas to work on chip shots, pitching and bunker shots.

Broken Tee Golf Course
2101 W. Oxford Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 762-2670
www.brokenteegolf.com

Broken Tee has been named a “top practice course” by professional publications, and its driving range is part of the allure. It has recently been redesigned to enhance the experience. The driving range is now on grass. Players can buy balls by the bucket or a range pass, depending on how long they want to play. Broken Tee also offers lessons for newbies with patient instructors to help you grasp the fundamentals. There is a state-of-the-art practice area and short course to up your game as well.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.