John F. Kennedy Golf Course

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As far as Denver public golf courses go, Kennedy is a great choice.   A tee time is required as they are very busy.  I played 18 on a Sunday afternoon with a foursome and enjoyed a smooth round with not too much waiting or pushing from other golfers.  Kennedy has a par four course along with a miniature golf course, but I did not play these.

The greens seemed very spotty from hole to hole. Some holes were fast, some holes were slow as if they did not trim the greens for the weekend - I thought that was unfortunate.  The geese tend to hang out in one spot (lots of them), leaving nice landmines for golfers all over.  

The course was challenging and offered a variety of different type holes. The large trees were very appealing to me over newer courses without shade or obstacles.  Overall, the course was well maintained.  I would consider a cart as many of the holes have long distances to travel between.

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First of all, when you call the starter on the phone, you will notice that the voice on the other end is not a native speaker of English. In fact, it sound like he has only been using English as a form of communication for a couple of years. Why they would put this gentleman on the phone is a good question, another question to follow.

The JFK Golf Center is quite a complex, driving range, couple of restuarants, golf shop (more like a store), a Par 3 course and 27 holes of regulation golf.  Three different nine hole layouts.

The employee taking the fees in the Pro Shop is very knowledgeable and friendly. With your receipt you then go to the started who lets you know when you are to be on the tee. This is done through a loudspeaker that can be heard pretty much throughout the parking area, practice area and first tees.  Guess who makes that announcement.....right, you guessed it, the same chap who answers the phone.  The loudspeaker comes on with an announcement that so and so is on the tee, so and so to follow. This leaves most players scratching their heads and asking....."what did he say,  did you get that name ?" I guess it could be worse, this chap could be the announcer at the race track,  imagine the spectators, with tickets in hand waiting to hear if their pony is making a charge and what they hear is only 30-40% understandable, talk about exciting.

Anyway, the course was in good condition, fairways were lush and nicely mowed, greens were in good shape. Course is mainly flat which makes walking easy. Nice lay out, mostly straight away hole with slight dog legs. Scenery is not much, a major highway along with the mass transit line.  Pace of play was slow due to a foursome of young men who must have lost several dozen golf balls between them.

Pleasant enough that I will go back again.

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Great miniature golf spot for those summer nights.

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