Come Play a Round at River Valley Ranch

Named a top ten public golf course in Colorado, by Golf Week Magazine, River Valley Ranch in Carbondale was designed by Colorado native and hall-of- famer, Jay Morrish. This award-winning, 7328 yard, 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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Dark Star Orchestra LIVE Sat. July 15

Dark Star Orchestra has been performing to critical acclaim for over 25 years with over 3100 shows. The Dark Star Orchestra keeps the memory of the Grateful Dead concert experience alive.

Each performance, the Dark Star Orchestra decides on performing one show from among the two thousand that the Grateful Dead originally performed during their 30 years. The Dark Star Orchestra presents the complete original Grateful Dead set list, song by song, and in order, with uncanny faithful interpretation. Many people swear they’re listening to the original Grateful Dead.

With their first ever visit to Carbondale, Colorado prepare for a memorable festival of music at River Valley Ranch. Local food truck vendors, beer tents, The Dead Head VIP experience and more await you at this year’s benefit concert.  TICKETS

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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.

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