Cherry Hills

cherry hills golf club
William Flynn, 1923

When it opened in the early 1920s, Cherry Hills was a ground-breaking design that featured America’s first par-5 island green. Today, the Denver club is best-known for the thrilling 1960 U.S. Open, when Arnie fired a 65 on the final day to take out an aging Hogan and a young Nicklaus. The 2023 U.S. Amateur will likely only further enhance this classic William Flynn layout’s reputation for hosting big events while remaining a joy for its members to play. While much of Flynn’s work is clustered around Philadelphia, this design stands out as one of the few he did west of the Mississippi River. (Photo: Courtesy)