Keystone Ranch Golf Course

4.6106470588 4.6 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7090 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

23 out of 25 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views  

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izzylipscomb's avatar
Age:  65+
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Eclipse Day golf on a great course"


ssherstad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful mountain golf with great conditions."


ssherstad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great Mountain Course"


Bbalking24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


runr7189's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unexpexted Good Course"


Richard8155491's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great scenery"


Gary5981048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok for the price"


sydbri1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course with variety and beauty"


ssherstad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played the Keystone Ranch course many times and always enjoy the challenge.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> The staff is very player friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great Golf Course in the High Country"


u000007564370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Way over priced for the conditions"


sbbiker54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> It's a $60 course at the most. won't go back at $125 price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


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.


"Great mountain setting"


Skhopkins83's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course layout."


rjdive's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/5/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A very enjoyable mountain course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good resort course"


Fastdraw357's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best condition ever this summer. Great course!"


ssherstad's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/8/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> 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.<br/> #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.<br/> 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.<br/> #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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the price"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Loved it.."


RHHarner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/5/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably more of a challenge than I could handle but I love it..

Great deal for $!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course if you are staying at Keystone"


mellyn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course but it was an hour drive from Vail and frankly, there are nicer courses to play closer to Vail.<br/> We were paired with a 2-some that played a lot slower than we are used to, so we fell way behind. Since no one ever came up behind us, I think the pro shop could have let us go off as a 2-some instead of putting us with those guys.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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