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Amenities
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4.3
Layout
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7348
Slope 136
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Nestled at the base of Mt. Sopris, River Valley Ranch Golf Club has a diverse layout that stretches from the rolling valley floor to the banks of the Crystal River. The natural contours and wetlands were fully utilized to create a challenging and scenic golf course. Since opening in 1997, the course has received tremendous praise, including being called "the jewel of the Rockies" by Golf Magazine. Sagebrush and pinion pines line the lush, rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers contrast beautifully with the verdant, lightning fast greens. The hilly terrain provides a challenging up and down nature and from the golf course's highest points, golfers can take in breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. In addition to the course, River Valley also has a driving range and a practice putting green where you can work on your putting and chipping.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Ranch 72 7348 yards 73.7 136
Back 72 6600 yards 70.6 129
Middle 72 5964 yards 68.0 116
Forward (W) 72 5168 yards 68.4 114
Scorecard for River Valley Ranch
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: 72.9/130 423 538 219 397 551 457 325 179 407 3496 431 573 446 192 410 480 234 617 449 3832 7328
Black/Blue M: 71.0/128 406 538 186 374 551 427 325 179 407 3393 352 573 428 192 410 444 193 617 396 3605 6998
Blue M: 69.8/122 406 515 186 374 514 427 286 167 367 3242 352 540 428 166 378 444 193 578 396 3475 6717
Blue/White M: 68.7/115 376 474 186 374 514 398 286 167 333 3108 352 499 375 166 378 419 193 513 365 3260 6368
White M: 67.2/111 W: 72.6/140 376 474 157 340 478 398 237 162 333 2955 321 499 375 135 291 419 154 513 365 3072 6027
White/Red M: 65.0/104 W: 70.7/136 259 474 128 340 440 350 237 162 333 2723 321 430 375 113 291 328 122 477 365 2822 5545
Red M: 63.5/99 W: 70.1/125 259 437 128 310 440 350 205 145 271 2545 284 430 350 113 271 328 122 477 278 2653 5198
Handicap 8 4 12 14 10 2 18 16 6 13 9 7 17 15 1 11 5 3
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Winter Rye
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Jay Morrish

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
20

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Brunch 1
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Undulating Greens 2
Elevation Changes 1
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 2
Locals 2
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 2
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 1
Near Local Attractions 1
Near the Airport 1
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course has awesome views

This course is awesome to play very fair and straight forward. The staff and amenities were outstanding and very helpful. We had a afternoon tee time and didn't see another person until the 14 the hole. Beautiful views of Mt Sopris and the Crystal river. The greens were in perfect condition and rolled very true.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

4-star,especially for women

Nice layout and conditioning. Not much elevation change. Not many forced carries, good for women. Big gripe with amenities. Waited for rental clubs which needed to be arranged and cleaned. Then discovered that not all clubs were cleaned, had two p-wedges and hybrid was broken. Lousy putter. Driver had scratches on top. Had to wait ten minutes for hot dog at turn and it was cold. Did not lose place on course because of slow play behind us. When I made tee time, was not told that I was in middle of Men's team play. We were twosome and could have played at another time. Again, nice course, sub-par management.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best public course in the area

This is really a nice course in great condition. The layout is very cool and every hole is unique. I have played all the public courses sin that area and it is by far the best. Great setting with Mt Sopris in your view on every hole.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

GoodCourse, Great Views

Excellent course conditions with great scenery. The course has a river that runs through it. It is relativly flat with some elevation changes. No blind shots. Staff was friendly. Seemed like a members course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful place especially for the price

Beautiful mountain course with amazing views. Well worth the price and it was actually a great deal using golf now. Only a 45 minute drive from Aspen. We are going back again today.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course lots of fun

great condition greens run true great views lot of different, interesting holes
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape

Loved being able to rip a tee shot every hole!! Beautiful scenery, very fun round of golf.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice course. staff not so much

Nice views of Mt Sopras. Course green but wet. Its been raining alot so they need to turn down the water schedule on the greens. Greens look fast BUT they are not. The outside staff was polite. However the bar tender got upset with me for asking for more ice in my drink. He started throwing things and walking clear across the bar to the other side to slam the refrigerator door.. It was disturbing and kinda comical at the same time. A real unprofessional move. The women at the pro shop checking in was quite rude as well. She looked and saw I booked on golfnow.com and proceeded to treat me like i wasn't worth a darn.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in great shape

Great place to play driving range was in good condition glad I found it on golf now
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent views.

Very nice mountain course. Course map or GPS would be useful as it can be difficult to pick the right lines from the tee. A little course knowledge will go a long way. I would expect to score better next time.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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