The River Course at Keystone

Keystone was rated one of the top golf resorts in the country by "Golf Magazine" and "Golf Digest."

Map of the River Course
"The River Course, designed by Hurdzan-Fry, is an eco-sensitive marvel that skirts bike paths, wetlands and the Snake River on the front nine before ascending to higher ground on the back, where the views of the Gore Range and Continental Divide are spectacular - and the 200-foot drop at the par-four 16th is dizzying."
Golf Magazine, February 2002

A Vista on the River Course
Above: River Golf Course. Photo by Leisa Gibson, Vail Resort


  • The Snake River winds through the par-71 Hurdzan-Fry course.
  • The course features a 200-foot drop in elevation, 5 to 6 tee boxes per hole and spectacular views of
  • snow-capped peaks.
  • During the winter, the course transforms into Keystone's Cross-Country Center.
Facts about the River Course at Keystone
Par 71
Elevation change Nearly 200 ft.
Most scenic holes 1,7,15 and 18
Most difficult holes 5 and 16
Number of bunkers 74
Number of water hazards 5
Number of acres of sod 85
Longest hole (yardage) 5 (563 yards)
Total yardage 6,886 yards
Type of greens Bent grass (L-93)
Type of grass
(tees, fairways and roughs)
Blue grass
Designers Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry


  • Practice facilities, including driving range, putting green and bunker
  • On-course beverage cart service
  • Professional instruction and fully-stocked pro shop


  • It took seven years to plan the course; three to build it.
  • The River Course opened in 2000 to rave reviews.
  • Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry designed the environmentally sensitive course.
  • Golfers will see sagebrush, native grasses and 12 different kinds of wildflowers
  • You may also see elk herds and other wildlife. Wildlife corridors and wetlands were incorporated into the design

Food & Beverage - River Course Grill

  • Located in the clubhouse
  • Breakfast starting at 8am
  • Lunch on the sunny patio overlooking the course 11am-2:30pm
    Soup, salads and sandwiches
  • Apr├Ęs-golf at the bar and on the patio 2:30-7:00pm
  • Prices $4.50-10


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