Winter Fun at River Valley Ranch!


When snow conditions permit, we welcome the public to enjoy our driving range sledding hill! Perfect terrain for all ages. Please park at the golf course clubhouse.  Use of the sledding hill is at your own risk.

Hiking & Cross Country

The golf course is open to the public for winter traffic. Well behaved leashed dogs are welcome (please pick up after your dogs).  Please do not enter bunkers or ski or walk on greens. Also, ponds do not fully freeze so please stay safe and keep off.  Use of the golf course facility is at your own risk.

Award Winning Golf in Carbondale, Colorado

Come play a round with us at Golf at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado. River Valley Ranch golf course was named to the top ten public courses in Colorado, by Golf Week Magazine in 2022 and 2023.  River Valley Ranch was designed by Colorado native and golf hall-of-famer, Jay Morrish. At 7328 yards, this par 72, 18 hole championship public golf course, is located half-way between Aspen and Glenwood Springs.  Expansive mountain views and the pristine waters of the Crystal River, flank four unique holes of play on a course set in perfect harmony with the vast natural river valley.  12,965 ft Mount Sopris rises high above the valley floor offering breathtaking views from every hole.

Amenities include a practice area and driving range, a fully stocked pro shop with equipment rentals and club repair services.  Our elite instructional program features one of the top PGA professionals in Colorado.   On course provisions include the Turn Shack and refillable water bottle station.  Of course, after your round, you won’t want to miss the Homestead Bar & Grill’s incredible patio with unobstructed mountain views and award winning food.

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Views With Every Meal

Selected as one of the best mountain view patios in Colorado by Westworld Magazine, The Sopris Patio at the Homestead Bar & Grill pairs delicious food with incredible views of the Crystal River Valley and 12,965 foot Mount Sopris.  The Homestead is a hidden gem, popular with locals and tourists alike.  Executive chef, Tommy Hines, displays his passion for food with our acclaimed MENU.  The Homestead was honored in 2022 as one of the top two public golf course restaurants in Colorado by Colorado Avid Golfer’s Caggy Awards.

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Take it Easy in Carbondale

Stay and play in beautiful Carbondale, Colorado. An easy drive from Aspen or Glenwood Springs, the town of Carbondale offers world-class recreational opportunities like hiking trails, mountain biking trails, cross country skiing and a vibrant art scene. Enjoy amazing shopping, beautiful scenic drives, local hot springs,  diverse agritourism, world renowned distillers and so much more!

Carbondale is also famous for fun local festivals like Carbondale Mountain Fair and the famous Carbondale Fashion Show. Take a look at the local event calendar to plan your trip to our unique town.

Fun Things to Do in Carbondale



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RVR Golf Awards

We are fortunate to have won many awards in the past few years!

#2 Public Golf Course Colorado 2023
NBC Golfpass

Top 10 Public Golf Courses Colorado 2023
Golf Week Magazine

Top 10 Public Golf Courses Colorado 2022
Golf Week Magazine

Best of Public Golf Courses 2022
Golf Advisor

Best golf courses in Colorado, 2022
Golfers’ Choice Golf Pass

Homestead Restaurant Carbondale

 Best Food Public Golf Courses 2022
Avid Golfer Caggy Award

Best of Mountain Golf Courses 2022
Avid Golfer Caggy Award

Locals Choice: Best Golf Courses 2022
Post Independent

Best of Public Golf Courses 2019
Golf Advisor

Best of Colorado Mountain Courses 2019
Avid Golfer Magazine