Denver's Department of Mountain Parks acquired four hundred acres, now home to the golf course and beautiful Evergreen Lake, from the Dedisse family in 1919. Construction of the golfcourse and the original clubhouse began in 1924, with the additional acreage for the front nine deeded to the city by H.E. Sidles, president of the Troutdale in the Pines Hotel. Evergreen Golf Course soon emerged as a haven for wealthy vacationers who frequented the Troutdale resort. Troutdale in the Pines eventually faded into obscurity, but the golf course continues to provide a memorable and affordable mountain golf experience and a respite from the summer heat for Denver residents.
Keys on the Green began its fabled story in the early 1980s when the original clubhouse was converted into a restaurant. Today we are proud to continue the tradition of providing warm and generous hospitality and sumptuous food and drink in a gorgeous mountain setting. Surrounded by towering pines, the rushing waters of Bear Creek, and occasional visits from stately herds of elk. Keys on the Green remains a popular mountain retreat.