Come Play a Round at River Valley Ranch

Named a 2022 Top Ten public golf course in Colorado, by Golf Week Magazine, this picturesque course at River Valley Ranch was designed by Colorado native and golf hall of famer, Jay Morrish.  An award-winning, 7328 yard, par 72, 18 hole championship public golf course, it is located in Carbondale, Colorado, 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.

Join us after a round at the award winning restaurant, The Homestead Bar & Grill featuring one of the top ten mountain view patios in Colorado.   Amenities include a practice area and driving range, a fully stocked pro shop with equipment rentals and an elite instructional program.

About the Course

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.

Visit the Homestead

Experience Carbondale, Colorado

Watched over by majestic Mt. Sopris, and 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 and downhill skiing. We are also blessed with amazing shopping, beautiful scenic drives, local hot springs and more.

Carbondale is also famous for its creative community, so you will find a theater district in town, all kinds of art from local artists, and fun local festivals like Carbondale Mountain Fair and the famous Carbondale Fashion Show. Take a look at local event calendars 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 2022
Golf Week Magazine

 Best Food Public Golf Courses 2022
Avid Golfer Caggy Award

Best of Public Golf Courses 2022
Golf Advisor

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

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

Best of America’s New Courses
Golf Magazine