Rifle Creek Golf Course

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4.3
49
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
93.5%
Recommend this course
48 out of 49 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
7
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
9
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6267
Slope 123
Rating 70.2
Type Semi-Private
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Rifle Creek Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6267 yards 70.2 123
White 72 5797 yards 67.9 115
Red (W) 72 5127 yards 68.1 120
Scorecard for Rifle Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.5/127 W: 75.8/139 358 477 346 512 169 355 299 343 158 3017 389 200 371 448 405 140 390 509 398 3250 6267
White M: 67.7/119 W: 73.4/134 347 469 328 478 154 344 293 328 152 2893 342 168 336 403 358 129 334 469 365 2904 5797
Red W: 69.6/123 323 450 261 400 107 320 281 321 137 2600 312 118 301 368 314 107 268 435 304 2527 5127
Handicap 1 5 9 7 13 3 17 11 15 12 16 6 4 2 18 14 10 8
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 13 3 17 5 11 9 15 10 18 8 2 4 16 12 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Open: 2/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dick Phelps

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.3
49

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too wet

Course was being soaked on all the fairways. Chips dug into muck. Drives would plug.

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

Post Labor Day Round

On our annual father/son golf outing, we were looking forward to a round at a course we had never played. When booking the tee time we were advised that the greens would be aerated. We were okay with that having played with those green conditions at other courses. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the back nine was under going the aerification, and therefore was closed. We played the front nine twice using the men's tees for the first nine, and the tips for the second effort. All around, a good course and round.

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

Great views and location, fast greens

Fun. Great views. Only thing that stood out as a slight negative was the LIGHTING fast greens. If you didn’t hit the cup it was goodbye ball. I would definitely come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens and fairways were in great shape

The back nine is stunning

Very peaceful setting

No houses crowding any fairways.

Friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow to River Creek Golf Course

We only played the back nine which had many

different elevation changes tee to green. From the tee on some holes you had to know your carry distance to properly place your ball. It was not always necessary to hit driver off the tee to get the proper placement. It was an enjoyable morning playing this nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, great staff

We played July 4th and had a blast. The views are incredible, the clubhouse staff were all super friendly, and the course was a good challenge for all of us. I will be back, even if I have to vacation out here again to do it. We saw views and wildlife that were as beautiful as anything we saw on a 2-week CO circle and we never left the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Nice

For $20 Hot Deal you cannot beat it... Views and clean are worth the $20 bucks alone . throw in golf...

P. S. keep the ball below the pins.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great!

Love playing this course! Great views, good flow but man those greens sure are fast!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very scenic rocky formations,wonderful views

Looks alone is worth the drive to Rifle. The friendly staff were happy and made us welcome. Back nine is where I found the stunning views and more challenging holes. I recommend the course for anyone wanting to play in the state of Colorado.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

most interesting back 9 ever

Don't know how they built the back 9 into the existing landscape. Nice front 9 but nothing special. The back 9 is much harder than the front, much more interesting and just a pleasure to play. I still don't know how they made greens, fairways (generally level), and tee boxes out of the existing terrain. There is a par 3 on the back 9, less than 150 yards that has an elevation change of maybe 100 feet. In my view the signature hole is the 16th. Long par 4 with an elevation change that might be over 400 feet. If you know where to aim and are accurate enough, you could drive the green without being a long hitter. Would/will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Friendly staff, good grill in a rocky mountain setting with great course conditions. The back nine is to die for! Going back again even though a 90 minute drive from Aspen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play it twice.

Nice course. Would play some shots different the second time. Not knowing the course cost a few shots here and there. Overall tough layout, greens very tricky and fast. Some tough pin placements..

very scenic back nine. Holes 13,14 might be the toughest back to back holes I have played. TIGHT to say the least. I would play it again.

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

beautiful course

Front nine pretty open but challenging, back nine very hilly with outstanding views. One of my favorite courses to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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