Riverdale Dunes

4.9705882353 5.0 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7067 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: 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: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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"Best Public Course Value in Denver Metro"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"They have done it again!"


procademus's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best course in Colorado"


wahbee's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


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


"Pete Dye at his best"


galyagolfer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Dunes is a Deal"


Ben9615138's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


wrayman1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"For the money best course in Denver"


jay1666's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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