Driving range closes every Monday at 4:30 PM for mowing.

Guest Safety is Our Priority

Now more than ever be a steward of the game and follow the rules.

Help us play safe and remain open.



We encourage you to book and pay for your tee times online. Carts are available for morning and afternoon tee times. Walking is available mid day while we sanitize the carts.

Pro Shop

Please check in at the South check in window. Please use the line up area to give your fellow guests space. Up to four guests at a time may enter the pro shop for shopping.

Combining Groups

Groups will be combined but strict social distancing is required.


Clubhouse and on course restrooms and fountains are now open. They will be cleaned regularly. Please use the hand washing facilities.

Keep Your Distance

At all times and in all locations respect the 6 foot distancing rule. Please note: the tee box appears to be the location with the greatest opportunity for golfer proximity.

Payment Method

Please play via credit card and not cash when possible.

Use of Carts

Carts are available in the morning until 1:00 pm and then again after 2:00 pm. Mid day times will be walking only while carts are sanitized. Carts will be sanitized before and after each use.


Golfers must not share equipment. Bring your own clubs, balls, tees and glove.

Stay home if:

If you are or someone at home is unwell do not come to the course.

Hands Off

Do not remove flag sticks. Rakes are not available. You may bump you ball in the trap if you land in a foot print or divot. Foam hole controls are in place to reduce the depth your ball enters the hole.

Food & Beverage

The Homestead Grab & Go Grill out will be open at 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM for grab and go breakfast burritos, hot dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, beverages and snacks. The Homestead Patio and indoor dining are available from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


Player supplies (balls, gloves, hats, sunscreen, tees etc.) and canned beer can be purchased at the check in window. To-go beverages can also be purchased at the Homestead.

Wash Your Hands

Follow CDC guidelines and frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face.

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.

Par 72, 18 holes

Check out our course featured on Golfing the World!

Built in 1998, the award winning course was designed by hall of fame architect, and Coloradan, Jay Morrish. Morrish’s work includes properties such as TPC Scottsdale, Castle Pines, The Boulders, Scotland’s Lock Lomond, and Glen Abbey in Ontario, Canada to name a few. This Carbondale golf course is among one of the best.


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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