Rifle Creek Golf Course
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|White M: 67.7/119 W: 73.4/134||347||469||328||478||154||344||293||328||152||2893||342||168||336||403||358||129||334||469||365||2904||5797|
|Red W: 69.6/123||323||450||261||400||107||320||281||321||137||2600||312||118||301||368||314||107||268||435||304||2527||5127|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers
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Rifle Creek 5.25.20
Went down on Memorial Day Weekend, hit the sweet spot with our group and pace of play as we never waited after the first hole and played our round in just about 4 hours and 10 minutes. Front nine and back nine are completely different. Front nine is in an old cow pasture not a ton a elevation changes. Back nine is the complete opposite up into canyons with tight tee shots, blind tee shots and plenty of elevation changes. Course is short but still challenging enough to warrant attention on every shot. Lots of slope in the greens, uphill you really had to hit the putt and downhill be careful to not let your putt get away from you. Staff was friendly and the course conditions were great a little wet in areas probably from the previous days rain. Either way nice little municipal track that offers a forgiven font nine paired with a challenging back nine and some gorgeous holes on the back. (Go for the green on 16) Shorter hitters take driver look for the white and black aiming post on the ridge, longer hitters better suited with 3 wood or hybrid. Our group found all our tee shots.
Rifle Golf Course is in a beautiful setting and the course was in good shape. Always one of my favorite places to play. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
2nd time playing here and loved it as much as the first time! Only concern is that there had “punched” the greens (for Fall aeration) and made no mention of it at the time of checking in. This is obviously going to effect putting and green play.
Poor course conditions
Started our golf game at 10:00 am and their maintenance crew was mowing all over the front 9 holes and had one maintenance guy spraying on the course with some type of liquid.
One of the holes on the front nine was covered with leaves and you couldn’t even putt.
Beautiful Setting - Bring Your "A" Game OR Lots of Balls!
This course is located at the base of some beautiful hills. The pro shop staff was great! I wondered why she asked if we were playing 9 or 18 holes. After our 18 hole round, I understand the reason for the question. The front 9 is a bit quirky (you must drive 100 yards back up the 2nd hole to reach the 3rd tee) and sort of lulls you to sleep with generous fairways and small greens in very good condition, although the greens are canted so having a straight putt is rare. Once you arrive at the 12th tee, there should be a sign similar to the one on the first tee at Bethpage Black which says "the next 5 holes are for highly skilled golfers who are playing very well today"! The 12th hole is uphill and wide open but if you miss the green either right or left, you will likely lose your ball. The sign between the 12th green and 13th tee says "Amen Corner" and they are not kidding. The 13th and 14th holes are indescribable and have to be seen to be believed but suffice it to say...."hit it straight or lose it!". The 15th is a beautiful short downhill par 3 which brings you to the 16th, a 90 degree downhill dogleg from an elevated tee which requires an excellent drive to be able to see the green. When I picked my ball out of the hole on #18, I felt like the course had TKO'd me!
Wow! What a great day!
This was the 1st time playing Rifle Creek. We had heard others say it was a course we should try because it had a really great setting in the mountains and “some pretty interesting holes”. After playing the front nine and throughly enjoying all that it had to offer, we then ventured onto the back nine., Wow! After a few holes, things started to really get interesting starting with the 13th hole. Elevated Tee boxes with tight fairways and challenging greens! Back nine was like a different world than the front but what a blast. Staff was welcoming and friendly and green fees were reasonable. Would recommend to everyone - We will definitely be back!
Great scenic course!
We loved playing this Rifle course!! It was super stunning and well maintained. The price was incredible compared to a lot of the other mountain courses we’ve played and the staff was very friendly. Amazing views around every corner and just enough challenging terrain to keep you interested. Highly recommend it!
Great Memorial Day Golf Outing
Enjoyed a beautiful day of golf on an excellent, well kept gem of a course in Rifle. Staff very helpful and friendly. Greens in excellent shape and views on back 9 are spectacular.
Hard to find your ball even in the fairway with dandelions covering the course. Beatiful and fun back nine (but also covered in dandelions) . Friendly staff and great grill.
Post Labor Day Round
On our annual father/son golf outing, we were looking forward to a round at a course we had never played. When booking the tee time we were advised that the greens would be aerated. We were okay with that having played with those green conditions at other courses. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the back nine was under going the aerification, and therefore was closed. We played the front nine twice using the men's tees for the first nine, and the tips for the second effort. All around, a good course and round.
Great views and location, fast greens
Fun. Great views. Only thing that stood out as a slight negative was the LIGHTING fast greens. If you didn’t hit the cup it was goodbye ball. I would definitely come back
Greens and fairways were in great shape
The back nine is stunning
Very peaceful setting
No houses crowding any fairways.
Wow to River Creek Golf Course
We only played the back nine which had many
different elevation changes tee to green. From the tee on some holes you had to know your carry distance to properly place your ball. It was not always necessary to hit driver off the tee to get the proper placement. It was an enjoyable morning playing this nine.
Great course, great staff
We played July 4th and had a blast. The views are incredible, the clubhouse staff were all super friendly, and the course was a good challenge for all of us. I will be back, even if I have to vacation out here again to do it. We saw views and wildlife that were as beautiful as anything we saw on a 2-week CO circle and we never left the course.