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Forward Tees

Project Overview

First introduced in 2011 by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), forward tees refers to the placement of an additional tee (anywhere from five to 50 feet depending on the hole) in front of the existing forward most tee, reducing the distance to the hole, and therefore, the number of strokes it takes to get the ball into the hole. The goal of forward tees is to improve pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability. 

In 2019, to ensure the City of Arvada’s public courses are keeping pace with the sport and meeting the needs of the community, the Parks, Golf and Hospitality division commissioned the USGA Green Section to conduct a study of its courses. The study concluded that the majority of holes on the Indian and Cottonwood courses are 40 to 50 yards too long for the beginner golfer and recommended the addition of forward tees. 

The West Woods team began the project in late winter of 2021 and was completed in June. "The forward tee project moves away from the standard mold of golf course architecture and puts us in the trend-setting category,” said course manager Joe Kunze.

Location and Contact Information

West Woods Golf Club

West Woods Website

For more information and to book a tee time


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