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4.4
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
91.7%
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75 out of 79 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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19 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 6267 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.2
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Rifle Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Open: 2/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dick Phelps (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Colorado (2017 #8)

Reviews

4.4
79 Reviews (79)

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 1
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fun course

Front nine and back nine are like playing two different courses. Awesome views and fast greens. Course is in great condition. Staff were friendly and helpful. We'll definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Course very nice have played before. Will play Again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rifle Creek

It was very hot, but the course was in great shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rifle creek

Front nine is just fine and back nine is sooo cool and fun and beautiful and challenging and it makes the front nine a treat for warming up and getting ready for the back - perfect! Staff is the best ANYWHERE! Everybody so so nice !!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun, Early Season Round

Well, the Golf Now deal of the day screamed $15 a round, which includes cart (roughly $18 and change with tax).
So, needing to get a round in and get out of Vail Valley to a warmer, lower climate in spring, I decided to jump on the deal.
I grabbed a buddy and we drove the 1.5 hours to the little town of Rifle. Straight shot down I-40.
Arriving at the course a few miles north of town approacing Rifle Gap, the course immediately drew some comparisons to a similar course up the road a ways: Lakota Canyon.
Both courses have 9 holes on the "flats" and 9 holes snaking their way back into the canyons of the nearby bald rock and cedar.
The front 9 of Rifle was as about as boring and municipal golf course as you could get. Very little fairway grass or imagination with the layout. However, once we crossed the road to the Back 9, things got much more interesting. The Back 9 was in much better shape, prettier and much more fun and challenging.
The staff was outstandingly friendly and helfpul and we waited no time from car to tee or vice versa. Easy Peasy.
We both realized that the season was early and the course would become even better as the warm weather progressed, so we vowed to come back for another round, now that we know where to hit it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place!

Friendly atmosphere and great course. The pro is a great guy and runs things very well! Will return again and again.
One of the most impressive back 9's anywhere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rifle Creek

Super friendly staff. One of the best golf courses I have ate at, great food. Fun, but challenging course to play especially the back 9. The greens were a little rough I thought This time, but overall, course is in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We all like the course

We ail liked the course.we we'll be back.the lay out was nice.the staff were very nice.keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was great

I play the course a few years back and it's still in good shape.my friends well be back thank you all for a good time .keep up good job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for the money

Needs more on course beverage services. Been there multiple times and only seen beer cart two or three times. Front nine has fast, slanted greens. Overall I love this course, golf has become affordable and I can finally work on my game.

Thanks golf now!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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