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Aspen Golf: A Guide to the Golf Courses of Aspen, Colorado

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Ironbridge Golf Club
410 Iron Bridge Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-4300

Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood SpringsIronbridge Golf Club in Glenwood SpringsJust outside of Glenwood Springs, the Ironbridge Club a private 18-hole alpine course designed by Arthur Hills. The par 74-course is known for a variety of natural and brutish features, including a 495-foot gain in elevation from Hole 1 along the Roaring Fork River to Hole 12 perched on a scenic canyon ridge of pines and native grasses. Hole 13 will bamboozle golfers with its a 600-yard, par-five drive over a canyon. Within close proximity to I-70 and 40 minutes from Aspen, the club and residential community also boast private fishing ponds for members.

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River Valley Ranch
303 River Valley Ranch Rd.
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-3625

Located immediately south of downtown Carbondale in the shadows of Mt. Sopris, Rver Valley Ranch is a scenic, 520-acre residential public course owned and operated by Crown Golf, the same management company operating the Snowmass Club. The down valley trip from Aspen is a quick 40-minute drive into the breathtaking Crystal River Valley. Opened in July 1998, the River Valley Ranch has received acclaim from Golf magazine as “The new Crown Jewel of the Rockies” and greens fees remain highly affordable compared to more exclusive Aspen courses. The 18-hole, par 72 course hugs the Crystal River with wide, gently rolling greens and challenging water features. With spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, the clubhouse patio is one of the best in Colorado for après golf.

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