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4.7
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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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Seasonal
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

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4.4
219 Reviews (219)

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

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5.0
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Crash course

Teed off at 1:24 knowing we'd get 12-13 in. Heard 13(HADES) the par 5 was turned into a 3 due to conditions. Good. Eagle it last time don't know of I ever want to play it again. 11tee car drove across course and crashed into house about 250 or so off mid tees. Yes it happened. Cops,fire the whole works. Stuck around then finished thru 12 before dark. What a day! Great place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely layout in very good shape

The Ridge is a well designed Par 71 by Weiskopf. The course is aptly named as it plays at elevation of over 6000' with lots of elevated tees and rolling fairway. The course actually looks more formidable than it plays, at least from the middle and forward tees. Recent renovation of sand bunkers a big improvement. Friendly staff. Not a good course to walk, due to lots of hills and occasional long distance from green to next tee. Nice practice facility with range balls included with greens fee. Nice view from patio for after the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course

Always enjoy golfing here. Some challenging holes for sure but, lots of fun. Play from the tips on 18 for a super tee box location to finish the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Punched Greens

We each paid +$100 for a round of golf on greens that were punched two days prior. We could not put. There was no advertisement or mention of this when we booked the tee time. It has been, currently is, and expected to be in the 80’s and 90’s for the next three weeks. There is no need to punch this early, and if you do it should be communicated to the golfers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

High expectations

It's hard to give a bad review because the course is in pretty good shape. Staff was friendly. My petpeve are greens that are hard. It's just hard to hit PW 80 yards in the air basically straight down and watch a ball role out 20 feet. Or spin the heck out of it to see it bounce high and role out. Just one of those things that drives me crazy.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

The Rudge, best daily fee course in Denver

I play The Rudge as often as I can. It plays like a country club course, with service and amenities to complement the course. I recommend this course often

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nope

This course used to set the high standards around the Denver area. Its been a few years since I've played here and I don't know when it went downhill. The course was not close to being in immaculate condition, which it used to be all the time. Maybe they have water restrictions this year even tho there is plenty of water in the State. There is no drinking water to be had at any hole, although they do provide single use plastic bottles to drink from (huge disappointment for anyone trying to help the planet). The ball washers were all bone dry. The towel buckets are bone dry and full of trash, I think because the employees want to try to make some extra cash washing your clubs at the end of the round. The carts are just carts, no GPS, not washers....GPS is pretty standard at any course these days, not this one. There are far better courses in the area for far less cash. This place needs new management or something. A shame this course isn't being run to its potential.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
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