Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.5
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
135
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
94.0%
Recommend this course
198 out of 211 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7013 yards
Slope 143
Rating 71.8

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.

Book a Tee Time at
The Ridge at Castle Pines North
Powered by GolfNow.com
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
Scorecard for Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.8/137 472 541 461 165 535 307 223 437 476 3617 439 594 245 582 191 338 442 175 390 3396 7013
Gold M: 70.1/133 W: 76.3/146 451 501 423 157 505 290 200 395 449 3371 426 550 207 527 169 331 384 153 372 3119 6490
Grace Park M: 68.8/129 W: 74.8/143 405 501 378 157 505 270 186 395 449 3246 426 497 207 493 169 331 351 153 372 2999 6245
Silver M: 67.9/127 W: 73.4/140 405 465 378 149 464 270 186 364 421 3102 426 497 175 493 144 313 351 129 372 2900 6002
Jade W: 68.5/124 324 374 343 119 418 241 130 284 369 2602 303 454 155 457 112 265 302 109 252 2409 5011
Handicap 3 9 1 17 7 15 13 11 5 2 6 16 4 18 14 10 12 8
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 11 3 9 17 1 5 15 13 7 10 2 14 4 18 6 12 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Weiskopf (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Best of Lists

Reviews

4.5
211 Reviews (211)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 24
Bunkers 22
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Advanced Golfers 16
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Convenient to the City 12
In the 'Burbs 11

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course!

Great round and the staff as always went above and beyond!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5hr 10min round

Played 18 at 1:50pm on Friday, was incredibly slow. We ended at 7pm. Never again...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor

Challenging day at the Ridge

This course was the 4th stop on our group's Denver trip.

The first thing to say is that the staff was extremely friendly, both in the pro shop and in the restaurant. Our group (and me personally) is always seeking out Troon courses wherever we play, and yet again we were not disappointed.

The conditions were superior. The one criticism would be that the greens were so firm they would not hold anything. Even when hitting a perfectly flush gap wedge off the fairway, the ball would bounce and roll out 30-40 ft past the landing spot. This made approaches and chips very difficult. This was frustrating on the downhill par 3s on the back 9. On the flip side, the greens were a great speed and rolled very true..

The layout is challenging and pretty fun. There are some opportunities to hit things besides driver off the tee, which I always appreciate. While I enjoyed the course very much, I can't say any particular holes stood out to me. #10 is super tough off the tee... like driving down a bowling lane.

In general, the scenery is lovely, but there are a good number of houses surrounding the course. That didn't really bother me, but I know for some people it ruins the experience.

This is a very nice course and worth playing when you're in town.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too Many Cart Path Only Days

While we did have heavy rains yesterday, The Ridge management has a tendency to have Cart Path Only days more than other local courses. My review is slanted because they would not allow me to play with a handicap flag. This has happened several times before. After complaining, the head pro did provide a rain check.
Course management has slipped over the past few years, while prices have risen to $150. . Previously, after heavy rains, that flood the traps, crews would be out early pumping out the water. I watch this from my home on the course.
Despite this criticism, The Ridge is still one of Denver’s best public courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course, great staff

This was a 3rd round here. It's a terrific course that demands shotmaking more than distance. There are some narrow window on some holes that pull driver out of your choices. There's good elevation changes that make you think. The greens were firm enough to require either loft or spin to stick them. The bullets were probably the only thing before standard with some without enough sand or even mud on a couple. A couple turkey even came out to add to the experience. This is worth the effort to come play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Default User Image
Leo4231779
Commented On 07/03/2019

Some autocorrection issues:

The bunkers were probably the only thing below standard ...

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day on the course

Second time playing the course could not have been better, try it and you will see.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course, Beautiful surroundings

We had a great day of golf when playing this course! Challenging and beautiful. Recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional Layout - A Must Play for Golf Enthusiast

Since relocating from Chicago 15 years ago,  lived in Central Florida for 10 and now in Denver South Suburbs for Last 5,  my take is that The Ridge At Castle Pines stacks up to just about any course that I have played in my many years of golf.

I enjoy playing The Ridge At Castle Pines is because of it's natural beauty and it 's exceptional physical layout. Towering oak - tree lined fairways,  hilly terrain,  strategic water hazards,  and fast but fair greens.

The Ridge at Castle Pines North is a challenging must play course. Those who consistantly hit the fairway will be rewarded. Those who are not hitting fairways or greens will most likely have tough recovery shots. The bottom line is except your bogey, or double/tripple bogey and move on (when warranted, pick it up and head to the next tee, don't hold the course up, figure it out on the next hole/driving range)

One thing that the couse has been working on is improving the green side bunkers (sand traps). They made alot of progress but they still have some work to do.  But all in all,  I still rate The Ridge At Castle Pines one of my personal favorites.

My thinking is when you play a championship course, such as The Ridge, you should bring plenty of balls. Don't spend over 2 minutes searching for balls in high rough. Just except your medicine for missing the fairway/green, drop another ball and keep it moving. That is what make golf fun, good hole, not so good holes, bad holes and disasters. Just think of it as being just like the ATM, if you do not put anything in you don't get anything out (practice your weak points before you head to the first tee)

To me The Ridge At Castle Pines is a whinning free zone. I will not get my whinning on about anything, not even if there is slow play on the days I am out there because I know that the rangers are dong thier best to ensure that the pace of play is fair for everyone. If it was one thing that I would change it would not be the course, it would be pricing. The rates can be plenty steep just like most championship golf courses. The bottom line is you get what you pay for, and from my standpoint The Ridge At Castle Pines did not disappoint.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CO golfer

Beautiful, challenging course. Our only problem was the cart. We played in the afternoon and the cart battery was low.
It started failing by 14. We had trouble getting back to clubhouse. The people we played with said this often happens as the carts have already been used in the morning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ridge at Castle Pines

First time playing this course and I will definitely return. They were redoing many of the bunkers, that is why I gave a good rating instead of excellent. Good mix of long holes, short holes and tight holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

Always enjoy playing this course. One of the best layouts in the area. I think it’s a little pricey but if you can get a Golf Now rate it’s a great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

If you like beautiful couses in great condition with a very friendly staff, you'll like this course. Not great for beginners though as it has a lot of trouble , surrounded by Ponderosas, scrub oak and water hazards. Greens are firm and fast with plenty of slope, running 11 on the stimp meter.. One of my favorite courses.!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the most scenic and challenging courses you'll find in Colorado. Cant miss mountain golf.

What's up with the carts? 20 years to fix the bunkers, how long for GPS carts?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Sedalia, Colorado
5.0
1
Castle Rock, Colorado
0.0
0
Castle Rock, Colorado
0.0
0
Littleton, Colorado
4.1414529412
219
Englewood, Colorado
3.0
1
Castle Rock, Colorado
4.6124
114
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1.0
1
Parker, Colorado
4.0
1
Littleton, Colorado
3.9911705882
101
Englewood, Colorado
4.6667
3
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
4.0
1

Stay & Play Offers

From $84
Valid dates: Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
Stay and Play Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona from $84 per golfer/night (including golf & lodging!)
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE