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Value
3.6
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4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7090 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7090 yards 72.3 141
White 72 6521 yards 69.5 129
Gold 72 5842 yards 67.0 118
Gold (W) 72 5842 yards 71.7 142
Red (W) 72 5582 yards 69.9 133
Scorecard for Ranch
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: 72.2/142 527 431 423 411 187 560 207 410 337 3493 460 358 172 551 169 402 420 409 583 3524 7017
Blue M: 69.9/132 W: 75.7/150 513 405 404 388 172 523 173 351 322 3251 418 348 142 528 138 376 391 395 517 3253 6504
White M: 67.7/121 W: 72.3/143 506 367 376 350 142 485 152 325 263 2966 393 314 123 497 131 371 363 373 503 3068 6034
Red M: 63.3/107 W: 66.7/127 399 311 334 283 99 429 132 215 178 2380 340 271 114 417 120 337 280 291 491 2661 5041
Handicap 16 8 4 12 2 10 14 6 18 1 11 17 13 15 7 5 3 9
Par 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 8 6 4 10 16 2 12 14 18 1 13 17 3 15 11 9 7 5

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/25 Closed: 9/30
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1980) Donald Knott (1980) Gary Linn (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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4.5
27 Reviews (27)

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Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
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At a Resort 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A mountain meadow beauty

Keystone Ranch is in great shape this year. They heavy late snows were good for the course.
The Ranch is not tricked up at all. Built on an old working Ranch only holes 1 and 2 are tree lined. The remaining holes meander through a beautiful meadow valley.
The cart path up to the ninth hole blue tees is now paved....finally!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Very solid course

Solid course and was in great shape. Best thing is you can actually walk this course. Not a bad hole on the course with a great setting and cool clubhouse and practice area. It is a little over priced but that is what you get in CO mountain towns.

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

Great Pace of Play

The outside staff presented a positive first impression of the facility. The pro shop staff was courteous and helpful. The course was in very good shape, especially coming out of the winter. The greens reflected a less than pleasant winter. The hole layout, fitting to the eye was excellent. The hazards were well marked. Pace of play was excellent, the four of us shot our handicaps or better, completing the round in 3:45. I prefer the Ranch course to the River.

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

Eclipse Day golf on a great course

Aug 21 our annual Colorado Golf Binge played Keystone Ranch during the eclipse. We had a great time playing this special course with very weird lighting on holes 8 thru 11. The course is in great condition and a favorite of our group.

Following a long winter and a very wet Spring including a 2' May snowfall both Keystone courses are in the best shape ever this summer. Some improvements have been made to the tee boxes for this season and the blue tees are a bit more foregiving than in the past.

I struggle often with the front nine especially holes 4 thru 6. I've donated lots of balls to the meadows there. But I still love the course.

Built in 1980 Keystone Ranch is the older of the two Keystone 18 hole courses. It's a perfect compliment to The River Course at Keystone. Part of your challenge in playing The Keystone Ranch is finding it! From I-70 follow Highway 6 through Dillon past The River Course at Keystone. Take a right on West Keystone Rd. Follow the signs to the Ranch Course across the Snake River. Take a right on Soda Ridge Rd then a left on Keystone Ranch Rd just before the Keystone Stables. Follow this up a steep slope past some great River Course back nine holes then down through the Ranch Course entrance. You'll see the quaint old log Ranch House (this is a super restaurant and the Ranch Pro Shop). Keystone Ranch offers 4 tee boxes (blue, white, gold and red) to fit your game.

The Keystone Ranch Course opens with a tree lined par 5 and par 4 similar to The River Course. But the remaining 16 holes are a beautiful mix of Scottish links and mountain meadow holes. #3 is a blind dogleg right par 4 protected by an old Lodgepole Pine sitting in the front, right sand trap.

An exciting shot from an elevated tee on #4 drops you to the meadow for the remainder of the front nine. #5 plays 190 yds from the tips (blue tees) and provides a glimpse of Keystone Ranch's history with the weathered old barns and ranch equipment backing this shallow green.

#9 is an exciting par 4 with a heavy dose of risk/reward opportunities for those daring to carry a large pond and a marshland inlet from an elevated tee.

The front nine has 29 bunkers while the back has a staggering 41. #10 throws you into these challenges. It's a long par 4 and the number 1 handicap hole. You'll learn that most balls break away from Westridge (on your east) toward the west and down the valley toward Buffalo Mountain and the Gore Range.....regardless of what you think you read.

#18 is a classic finishing par 5 with a required carry over water and marshland off the tee to a fairway skirting the large pond. See marble slab diagram of The Ranch Course or pull up the scorecard and diagram at www.keystoneresort.com . Keystone's Stay and Play is a great deal for the perfect sampling of Rocky Mountain golf, fishing, hiking, biking and dining. And the air is cool, fresh and clean. Check it out.

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

Beautiful mountain golf with great conditions.

I've played Keystone Ranch several times. Following a long winter and a very wet Spring including a 2' May snowfall both Keystone courses are in the best shape ever this summer. Some improvements have been made to the tee boxes for this season and the blue tees are a bit more foregiving than in the past.

I struggle often with the front nine. I've donated lots of balls to the meadows there. But I still love the course.

Built in 1980 Keystone Ranch is the older of the two Keystone 18 hole courses. It's a perfect compliment to The River Course at Keystone. Part of your challenge in playing The Keystone Ranch is finding it! From I-70 follow Highway 6 through Dillon past The River Course at Keystone. Take a right on West Keystone Rd. Follow the signs to the Ranch Course across the Snake River. Take a right on Soda Ridge Rd then a left on Keystone Ranch Rd just before the Keystone Stables. Follow this up a steep slope past some great River Course back nine holes then down through the Ranch Course entrance. You'll see the quaint old log Ranch House (this is a super restaurant and the Ranch Pro Shop). Keystone Ranch offers 4 tee boxes (blue, white, gold and red) to fit your game.

The Keystone Ranch Course opens with a tree lined par 5 and par 4 similar to The River Course. But the remaining 16 holes are a beautiful mix of Scottish links and mountain meadow holes. #3 is a blind uphill dogleg right par 4 protected by an old Lodgepole Pine sitting in the front, right sand trap.

An exciting shot from an elevated tee on #4 drops you to the meadow for the remainder of the front nine. #5 plays 190 yds from the tips (blue tees) and provides a glimpse of Keystone Ranch's history with the weathered old barns and ranch equipment backing this shallow green.

#9 is an exciting par 4 with a heavy dose of risk/reward opportunities for those daring to carry a large pond and a marshland inlet from an elevated tee.

The front nine has 29 bunkers while the back has a staggering 41. #10 throws you into these challenges. It's a long par 4 and the number 1 handicap hole. You'll learn that most balls break away from Westridge (on your east) toward the west and down the valley toward Buffalo Mountain and the Gore Range.....regardless of what you think you read.

#18 is a classic finishing par 5 with a required carry over water and marshland off the tee to a fairway skirting the large pond. See marble slab diagram of The Ranch Course in photo or pull up the scorecard and diagram at www.keystoneresort.com . Keystone's Stay and Play is a great deal for the perfect sampling of Rocky Mountain golf, fishing, hiking, biking and dining. And the air is cool, fresh and clean. Check it out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Mountain Course

This is my favorite course in the area! It's better then the Raven, as well as, the sister River Course. The Ranch is definitely a players course and makes you think on every shot. It is a great summer play to beat the heat of the city!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

course rewards accuracy.has gold tees to accommodate all players.

Course rewards accuracy. Has gold tees to accommodate all players. I will play Keystone Ranch again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

Haven't played at Keystone Ranch for several years so was very impressed with the entire experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unexpexted Good Course

I was not expecting as good of golf course as it turned out to be! I think there is one hole I didn't like, all the others were great. The course has a little of everything.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

great scenery

looks wide open with no problems until you tee off. plenty of trouble to find on most holes. beautiful area, great views .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok for the price

Slow play, signage to get to the course hard to follow, hard to know distance to carry some of the hazards

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course with variety and beauty

I've played the Keystone Ranch course many times and always enjoy the challenge.
The first 2 holes are tree lined and important to stay on the fairways. The 3rd hole can be a very challenging par 4 or a birdie op if you can fly the big trap inside the dogleg.
The 5th hole is a shallow green backed by the old ranch buildings. Try to hit a high shot to hold this green. The back nine seems to play slightly easier but still has teeth. The greens can be tough to read but generally break toward the meadow that splits the course.
The staff is very player friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A Great Golf Course in the High Country

We always try to play at the Ranch course at least one time when we're in Summit County. The course is very well maintained (especially when you consider the short growing season) and the staff is generally good. The only complaint I have is that the starter staff seemed to be a bit short-handed and we waited a bit past an obvious earlier available start time until he could get around to pairing us up on our regular start time. Also, when the starter asks if we've played here before, it seems to make no difference in the 3 - 4 minute speel he gives you about how to manage the course (cart rules, staying out of the environmental areas, etc.) Small complaint but I think they should consider whether a person has played there before.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Way over priced for the conditions

Way over priced for the conditions. Fairways were bare, burnt and brown, greens were spotty. Staff warned us we were playing slow although the next group was 2 holes behind.
It's a $60 course at the most. won't go back at $125 price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/14/2014

I played the day after and did not see the same conditions that you did. We are playing at 9000 feet with the best scenery around. Mountain elevations create some of the toughest conditions for grounds crews, maybe we could cut them some slack.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great mountain setting

Would have liked to see GPS units on the carts. Other than that challenging course with great views.

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

Beautiful course layout.

Greens and fairways in perfect condition. Course design impeccable and the staff was extremely courteous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A very enjoyable mountain course.

Had not played the course for awhile and was pleasantly surprised that it had matured very well. Greens were softer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good resort course

This course is a good course , no houses ranch style, open and forgiving, greens are challenging as well as some pivotal holes, fairways and greens are in good overall shape.... Staff was super friendly

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best condition ever this summer. Great course!

I've played Keystone Ranch several times this summer but I still can't get through 18 holes without a blowup or two. Today it was holes 1 and 3. But I still love the course.
Keystone Ranch is the older of the two Keystone 18 hole courses. It's a perfect compliment to The River Course at Keystone. Part of your challenge in playing The Keystone Ranch is finding it! From I-70 follow Highway 6 through Dillon past The River Course at Keystone. Take a right on West Keystone Rd. Follow the signs to the Ranch Course across the Snake River. Take a right on Soda Ridge Rd then a left on Keystone Ranch Rd just before the Keystone Stables. Follow this up a steep slope past some great River Course back nine holes then down through the Ranch Course entrance sign (see photo#. You'll see the quaint old log Ranch House #this is a super restaurant and the Ranch Pro Shop#. Keystone Ranch offers 4 tee boxes #blue, white, gold and red# to fit your game.
The Keystone Ranch Course opens with a tree lined par 5 and par 4 similar to The River Course. But the remaining 16 holes are a beautiful mix of Scottish links and mountain meadow holes. #3 is a blind uphill dogleg right par 4 protected by an old Lodgepole Pine sitting in the front, right sandtrap .

An exciting shot from an elevated tee on #4 drops you to the meadow for the remainder of the front nine. #5 plays 190 yds from the tips #blue tees# and provides a glimpse of Keystone Ranch's history with the weathered old barns and ranch equipment backing this shallow green.
#9 is a reachable par 4 with a heavy dose of risk/reward opportunities for those daring to carry a large pond and a marshland inlet from an elevated tee.
The front nine has 29 bunkers while the back has a staggering 41. #10 throws you into these challenges. It's a long par 4 and the number 1 handicap hole. You'll learn that most balls break away from Westridge #on your east) toward the west and down the valley toward Buffalo Mountain and the Gore Range.....regardless of what you think you read.
#18 is a classic finishing par 5 with a required carry over water and marshland off the tee to a fairway skirting the large pond.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the price

Beautiful layout in the valley with old rustic buildings and farm equipment scattered throughout the course. A difficult but playable course, greens were in great shape and every hole had wonderful views of the mountains.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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