KEYSTONE (RIVER COURSE )GOLF CLUB (970-496-1520)
Colorado golf course review
Keystone Golf Club in Keystone Colorado features two distinctive championship golf courses. The Ranch course is a links inspired layout that was designed by Robert Trent
Jones Jr and opened for public play in 1980. The River Course at Keystone is a Hurdzan-Fry high woodlands design that is built on a rolling terrain and opened for play in the year 2000.
Located in the ski resort region between Denver and Vail, Keystone features a variety of resort accommodations - for more information visit Keystone's website by clicking here.
Both courses utilize the same marking systems, with sprinkler heads on the fairways and 100, 150, 200 yard markers on cart paths, plus 150 yard stakes measured to the center
of the green on all par fours and fives. Uniquely, the pin placement information on the Ranch course consists of color coded balls on top of the 150 stakes to indicate front, middle
or back hole locations (par threes have the markers on the tee boxes). The River course utilizes a more conventional system with color coded flags on the greens.
KEYSTONE RIVER COURSE
On property at the River Course is a clubhouse with well stocked pro shop plus restaurant/lounge (serving breakfast sandwiches and lunch items) with outdoor patio presenting
wonderful views, Practice facilities consist of a targeted grass range and large chipping/putting green. Each golf cart is equipped with hole diagram/yardage booklets, providing
golfers with assistance in developing their strategy for play.
This course is far different from the links style ranch layout, as it traverses a hilly terrain with significant elevation changes from tee to green. There are several extremely elevated
tee areas, and numerous raised green complexes. Carries over ravines and water hazards over this rolling terrain make this an interesting and challenging golf experience. The
fairways are mostly tree-lined with ample landing zones, and the green complexes are mildly undulating with some sloping ridges. In total there are 74 sand bunkers and water
comes into play on 4 holes.
There are 5 sets of tee boxes that play to distance and slopes measuring 6886 yards/137 slope, 6507 yards/130 slope for men and 147 slope for women, 5970 yards/122 slope
for men and 141 slope for women, 5331 yards/116 slope for men and 130 for women, and 4762 yards with a slope of 126 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.
For more info, visit our page for the course with a direct link to their website by clicking here.