Riverdale Dunes

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4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7067
Slope 134
Rating 73.3
Type Public
Riverdale Golf Courses offers two 18-hole, municipal golf courses. The Dunes course at the facility is slightly larger than its sister course, offering 7,030 yards of golf from its longest tees with a par of 72. Opened in 1985, the aptly named Dunes Course plays through many undulating mounds. Perry Dye designed the Scottish-links-type layout, equipping it with challenging elements to make the game interesting. Water hazards come into play on several holes and the terrain is quite hilly. Tall native grasses that make up the rough of the golf course also present challenges for golfers.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7067 yards 73.3 134
Blue 72 6430 yards 69.8 125
White 72 5858 yards 67.1 119
Red (W) 72 4884 yards 61.7 109
Scorecard for Dunes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.2/133 394 379 639 210 429 453 405 190 519 3618 383 544 180 476 337 426 536 204 363 3449 7067
Blue M: 70.2/129 W: 76.3/144 358 339 576 185 401 393 378 153 465 3248 363 517 166 424 325 386 504 164 333 3182 6430
White M: 67.2/119 W: 72.9/136 319 327 513 150 373 361 349 121 452 2965 353 492 142 379 293 321 435 147 331 2893 5858
Red M: 62.7/109 W: 67.5/123 293 243 390 130 329 344 264 86 377 2456 294 438 102 369 211 233 386 115 280 2428 4884
Handicap 11 15 9 7 1 3 5 13 17 10 4 14 2 12 6 18 8 16
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 13 1 15 5 7 9 17 3 10 2 18 8 14 6 4 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Dye

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

5.0
8

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Outstanding Value, Great Course

This is one of my favorite courses in the Metro Denver area, and you'll have a hard time finding a better deal. I paid $43 for twilight 18 on a weekend, including cart.

The Dunes is always in wonderful shape with plenty of intriguing and challenging holes. While the course is wide open, the rough is punishing and there's a lot of water (i.e., bring extra balls). There's not a single house on the course, which is a pleasant surprise. It is crowded, but that's to be expected when it's a great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Best Public Course Value in Denver Metro

Riverdale Dunes is a classic Pete Dye course that with some holes that remind me of TPC Sawgrass! Walkable, almost always in pristine condition, challenging yet fair, no two holes are alike. Greens are fast and true. Range and practice area is second to none; staff must be well trained on customer service because they are always proactive and friendly and personable for sure. Fairly close proximity to Denver airport and north Denver Metro. The Knolls is a nice complement to the Dunes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

They have done it again!

Wow .. Top crew, top shape. True greens, perfect fairways and dreamy tee boxes... Course is in perfect shape!

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

Best course in Colorado

Pace of play was great... Course conditions are PERFECT!! Friendly and professional staff, challenging layout, great food, beautiful beverage cart girls, what a great golf experience! This course does things right, thanks Riverdale!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Pete Dye at his best

Riverdale Dunes is a true Pete Dye design. Water on 11 of the 18 holes! The greens are in excellent shape; rolling smooth and true. A relatively flat course...great for walkers. While there is water on most holes, there aren't long carries over water, making it playable for all levels. You won't be blown away by the vistas, but the course is so elegantly laid-out, the hole in front of you is enough to keep your attention. Classic Dye, with hidden bunkers and lots of false front greens...aim for the center of the green and worry about the pin later...you will shoot better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Dunes is a Deal

Dunes is extremely unassuming at arrival. First time playing...high rough, difficult pin placements, and several tough stretches make this a great test. Looking forward to playing it again soon. Greens had just been punched but were okay for only having a week to recover.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Play the Dunes --- You won't regret it!!!

We play this course every week and it's consistently in great shape. Even though they try to push a 2 hour/9 hole pace, it's usually closer to 4 1/2 hours after 18 holes. Most golfers need to consider moving up a box on this course even though it's on the short side. It requires accuracy or you'll be loosing a lot of balls or spending a lot of time looking for balls in the tall native which is usually unplayable. Lots and lots of snakes too!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

For the money best course in Denver

Great golf course greens are perfect as well as the fairways and the rough is waist high so you can forget about finding your ball.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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