Ridge at Castle Pines North, The

4.1738764706 4.2 stars from 5 (171)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7013 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7013 yards 71.8 143
Gold 71 6490 yards 69.2 131
Silver 71 6002 yards 66.9 123
Jade 71 5011 yards 67.6 123

The Ridge Golf Course at Castle Pines North is an 18-hole, public course is located in Castle Rock, south of Denver. The course offers 7.103 yards of golf and plays to a par of 71. The fairways are generous and the rolling greens are expansive. The golf course is also well-bunkered with water hazards coming into play on some holes. Beautiful views of Pike's Peak and Devil's Head can be observed by golfers at certain holes. There are also lovely Gambel Oaks and Ponderosa Pines scattered throughout the landscape. Although there is no signature hole, the Ridge Golf Course at Castle Pines North offers a variety of unique holes that require deft short game skills and good tee shots.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 171 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

160 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"First Round of the Year"


TheRidgeStaff's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Overall Golf course in great condition with no aerfication planned until the fall of 2018. Cart path only until the April 26th (weather permitting). Green speed continues to improve and the team is working on pliability of the bunkers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



uTUOV7627TU's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gail Force Winds"


u000006474790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winds of 50mph kept players away and made for a fast round. My Golf Now Hot deal of $36 plus paring holes never parred before made this a great round despite the winds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Value in South Denver/Cadtle Rock for $39"


GarthAllen78's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pros:

Great Value

Very nice track

Fast greens

Range balls and cart included for $39 at noon on a Thursday.

Carts have coolers

Cons:

Cart path only... the starter told us this typically goes through early May.

No GPS on carts

When the wind blows, it really blows down in CR.

This is a great buy for the $39 we paid and even the $59 for the earlier tee time. The wind picked up on us in the afternoon but the back nine is much more protected from the wind which was nice.

Cart path only is a buzz kill on some holes and I wouldn’t ever pay the advertised $100+ price tag without GPS in the carts... like I said, for $39 during the week this is a steal.

Great 19tg hole happy hour after our round too.

Thanks to the Ridge team,

G, J, A, and J.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000001209982's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course but greens and tees are sandy from the recent snows. Wait until later in t and you’ll be glad you played it. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and kind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000001144614's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play. This corse will make you think every shot. Lots of fun up and down lots of hills.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great challenge, beautiful views"


kevinrl31's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a tough, fair challenge for intermediate level golfers. If you get lucky the pace of play can be very fast. Great views, elevation changes and well maintained even in March.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love playing here in the summer."


u789087172's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the price, but the greens were in horrible condition . They were really bumpy and in poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RippedBacchus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course, late session, cart path only, good prices"


Leo4231779's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time within the month. The $52.80 Avid Golfer deal ~Oct 22 was the 1st. There greens then were slow to heal, but it was still fun. Cart path only slows you down a bit. One of our 3 tried a hybrid walk/pull which was challenging for him. Yesterday the greens mostly were better healed. No starter. Cart path only, though not all folks respected that rule. The leaves from the oaks did not affect much. The tee boxes were mostly heavily sanded/dressed, 2-3 / hole were clear. The fairways were in terrific shape for mid November. The layout makes your round fun and challenging. Figuring out elevation adjustments still vies with left/right control for keys to your round. The weather held out. The staff was super friendly. Playing here is a treat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course and staff"


Uooooo2439127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff made certain to gather clubs I left at range and put them in a safe place for me to collect after 9 holes

Love this course, excellent shape

Was great fun even with cart path only

Cant wait to play there again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


maczko36's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Discounted green fee should’ve been prefaced with: cart paths only, greens recently punched, sanded, & slow,if u hit the green take a 2putt & move on (if you can) 4hr 50min round on top of that. I’ll pass next time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Ridge at castle pines"


Uooooo2439127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course even if it was cart path only

Beautiful, well maintained


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DavesStAndrews's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, challenging holes. Greens have been aerated so a bit bumpy. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


kevcoplumbing's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

some very difficult holes lots of hidden greens and fairways I'll play better next time now that I know the course layout...Pin placement could've been a little more forgiving considering all of the blind shots

The only bad thing I could say is the sand traps would like concrete... not good...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Horrible experience at The Ridge"


u000006902290's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a bad day. It was not disclosed on GolfNow that the Ridge had very recently aerated the greens. The ridge was only allowing cartpath only for play. It took 5 hours and 30 minutes to play a round of golf. They had one person in the clubhouse to serve drinks, wait on tables etc. The guys checking us in for golf did not even mention that there was a 30 minute frost delay. Our tee time was 12:10pm mind you so they did nothing to catch up. We had no clue until we got to the first tee and there were seven golf carts all backed up at the first tee. This course thinks they are all that and a bag of chips, but they are quickly getting a reputation in the Douglas County area for being aloof and out of touch with what their guests really want. I will be very reluctant to play this golf course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2017

Dear u000006902290,

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I first want to make things right by inviting you back out for a round of golf. Please feel free to call me at 720.360.4352.

I do want to touch on the comments above. I will double check with GolfNow because as of today all tee times are showing the aerification alert and cart path only alert. The $59 rate is discounted from the normal $115-$145 rate to reflect the aerification this time of year.

As for the other issues, we will look into it. The staff not telling you about the delay and sending you to the tee too early is a miss on our part. I can assure you that this is not normal for our operation. Additionally, I am not sure why the round took 5.5 hours as our normal pace is 4.5 hours.

I appreciate you letting us know about your experience, and we want the chance to make it right. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Have a great day,

Will Foust


"Poor conditions"


lmwoodiuuofa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor conditions due to greens being aerated. That was a surprise. I didn't catch that in the golf now tee time. I love this course but I was very disappointed by the sand on the greens and the relative slow play due to cart path only. It wasn't worth $55. I belong to a private club in AZ managed by Troon and I know Troon keeps their clubs in great shape so I'll go back to The Ridge. I'll just make sure the conditions are better next time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2017

Dear Imwoodiuufa,

Thank you very much for your review of the Ridge. We appreciate all feedback that we do receive and certainly take it serious.

My apologies that you didn't feel that the round wasn't worth the $55. Prior to aerification about a week ago we were charging around $115 per round of golf, as the golf course was in great condition. We drop the rates 50% after aerification to reflect the condition of the greens.

For future reference, greens will always be aerified at the Ridge in mid October, at least for the foreseeable future. Any time before that, the golf course is in fantastic condition.

As always, Troon and the Ridge appreciate your feedback and your time to let us know about your experience. We will continue to do what we can moving forward to make it more visible on Golfnow and our website that we are on aerified greens.

Thanks again for your time and let me know if I can assist further.

Will Foust

720.360.4352


"BEST STEAL EVER! THANKS GOLFNOW!"


jradbs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play! Great course, challenging yet excitingly fun! Beautiful course and views! Check for an afternoon tee time very early in the morning and you might get a steal of a deal like I did. Regular deal was $110-$165...Golfnow scored me 18w cart for $25 each for two players at noon! WOW! THANKS GOLFNOW!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2017

Dear jradbs,

Thank you for your comments, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Have a great day.

Will Foust

AGM


"Labor Day Monday"


Robmayber's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course is in fantastic condition. Staff remains excellent. Course was so overloaded that the front nine played in 2.5 hours. Which isn't good but really isn't bad for a holiday weekend. However, the back nine was so slow that we played 10, 11 and 12 in an hour and a half. Had to cut out early because it was looking like a 6+ hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Robmayber,

Our apologies for your experience. Certainly not the pace we prefer, regardless of a holiday. Please feel free to reach out to Will Foust, Assistant General Manager at 720.360.4352 as we'd love to have you back for another round of golf.

Thanks and have a great day

Will Foust



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