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.

Perfect your game on our public practice area and driving range.  We offer a fully stocked pro shop with the latest 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 a refillable water bottle station.  Of course, after your round, you won’t want to miss the Homestead’s incredible patio and award winning food.

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The Best Views in Town

Selected as one of the best mountain view patios in Colorado by Westworld Magazine, the Sopris view patio at the Homestead  restaurant 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. 

Visit the Handlebar, located in our River Valley Ranch golf course club house, and enjoy our delicious bar menu and a cold beverage.  Located in our River Valley Ranch golf course club house, you can catch your favorite game on one of our large screen TVs and share some good times with friends.

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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

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 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