This public golf course located in Carbondale, Colorado is framed by a stunning backdrop with world-class amenities. Set within the undulating terrain of the Crystal River Valley, the course at River Valley Ranch is your select destination for Rocky Mountain golf! At 12,996 ft., Mount Sopris rises high above the valley floor and dominates the view from every hole of our award winning,  Jay Morrish-designed golf course.

The pristine waters of the Crystal River meander through the heart of the course fronting four unique holes of play while offering exciting river carries.  The course boasts challenging elevation changes and large, firm greens to enhance your golf experience.

Originally part of the historic Thompson Family Ranch, the course at River Valley Ranch sits on over 150 acres.  The expansive Homestead patio provides one of the best mountain views in the Roaring Fork Valley.

After a round of golf, take some time to enjoy our our comfortable and welcoming bar and restaurant on our breath taking patio.  During the winter months, cozy up to our centerpiece fireplace in our clubhouse dining room or indulge in s’mores on the patio.  The acclaimed Homestead Bar and Grill. presents an inspired and delicious menu that offers something for everyone.  Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

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Named a Colorado favorite public course in 2019 by Golf Advisor, this Jay Morrish designed course offers a stunning mountain golf experience.  For those not familiar with Mr. Morrish, his design work includes properties such as TPC Scottsdale, Castle Pines, The Boulders, Scotland’s Lock Lomond, and Glen Abbey in Ontario, Canada.  Named to the golf hall of fame, Morrish was a Colorado native. 


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What Golfers Are Saying

Beautifully maintained golf course with stunning views of Mt. Sopris. Great layout, fun for all abilities. Everyone was friendly and helpful, from the starter, to the golf shop staff, to the golf professionals. Homestead Bar & Grill was outstanding. Great food, great service, and unbelievable setting.

Golfadvisor.com Review

My experience at River Valley Ranch Golf exceeded my expectations in every way. The new management has definitely taken RVR to the next level. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The golf course, set in one of the most beautiful locations in the Roaring Fork Valley, is both fun and challenging, and it is in immaculate condition ...you won’t be disappointed!

Golfadvisor.com Review

RVR is an easy course to navigate, challenging but fun. There are 2 experienced pros who are always glad to help. There are clinics for different levels and a great driving range. The restaurant is wonderful, serving breakfast on the go, lunch at the turn and full menu for lunch and dinner. The views from this course are fabulous!

Golfadvisor.com Review

The course is in great shape. It is clear that the new management knows what needs to be done to keep the course in great shape and the golfers happy... Everything runs very smooth and I feel like my business is appreciated. The restaurant is great. Food is good and the service is excellent.

Golfadvisor.com Review

If you want a pristine course with beautiful Mountain View’s you want to play this one.

Golfadvisor.com Review