Make Time for a Round at River Valley Ranch

The picturesque course at River Valley Ranch was designed by Colorado native and golf hall of famer Jay Morrish.  His award-winning, 7328 yard, par 72, 18 hole championship public golf course in Carbondale, Colorado, is a not to be missed destination for mountain golf.  Expansive mountain views and pristine river waters flank four unique holes of play on a course set in perfect harmony with the vast natural river valley.  Our guests will be challenged by elevation changes, river and native area carries as well as challenging bunkers and firm, fast greens.  Superintendent, Chad Weaber, and his team keep the course in exceptional shape throughout the season!

About the Course

And Enjoy Beautiful Carbondale, Colorado

Resting in the Valley below the majestic Mt. Sopris, 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

River Valley Ranch was nominated as a 2021 Locals Choice for Best Golf Course by our community.

Expansive Mountain View Patio!

Executive chef, Tommy Hines, has extensive experience in the restaurant industry and is inspired by simple, fresh and locally sourced food.   Leading restaurants from Telluride to Aspen, his menu has gathered rave reviews for being creative, delicious and affordable.  

Visit the Homestead

The community of River Valley Ranch sits on what was once part of the Historic Thompson family ranch settled in 1886.


yards from the champion tees


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Come Play a Round With Us!

Our team is dedicated to creating an exceptional golf experience for our guests.  From welcoming facilities and programming, paired with elevated service and quality, your experience at the course at River Valley Ranch will not disappoint.   Golf at River Valley Ranch is the only 18 hole, championship, public golf course between Aspen and Rifle.  We invite you to take in the stunning mountain views and the blue bird skies of Carbondale, Colorado.

Our skilled director of golf, Steve VanDyke, brings a wealth of experience and first-class customer service to our course offerings including expanded youth golf options.  Enjoy the outstanding course conditions courtesy of our dedicated course superintendent, Chad Weaber.

Join us after your round  on the expansive mountain view patio at the Homestead Bar & Grill.  Unobstructed views of Mount Sopris and the surrounding valley are simply the best in town!  Whether you join us as a golf guest or for a meal out on the town, the Homestead is the place to be!

We are excited to introduce our new Executive Chef, Tommy Hines.  His flavorful and inspired menu selections offer something for everyone.  Inspired by simple ingredients and local faire, our menu gives you a true taste of Colorado.  From local beers and wines, our full bar, complete with six large screen TV’s, provides a relaxing spot to unwind.

We invite you to join us and find your home away from home at River Valley Ranch.  We’re glad you’re here!