Golf in Rifle

Find your course in rifle

The beauty of Western Colorado is on full display at the many golf courses throughout the region.  There are three golf courses within a 15-minute drive from Downtown Rifle with additional options in the Roaring Fork Valley, Grand Junction, Vail, and beyond.


Located about six miles north of Downtown Rifle is Rifle Creek Golf Course, an award-winning golf course nestled against the Grand Hogback Ridge. 

The championship 18-hole golf course offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and unique experiences that are great for all players.  An open Front 9 weaves across beautiful Rifle Creek and is a fairly easy walk. The back 9 winds through the hills with elevated tee boxes and spectacular mountain views. It is a true Colorado mountain experience on a breathtaking golf course!  Friendly staff, large accommodating practice facilities, clubhouse, bar & grill, Rifle Creek provides the greatest value in the valley along with unforgettable views and experiences. 


Located 15-minutes west of Rifle in Battlement Mesa is the Battlement Mesa Golf Club, an award-winning course that has been dubbed by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Courses in America You Can Play!”  The course is surrounded by the small town of Battlement Mesa and features some of the best views and topography in Western Colorado.

The front nine rests in a valley in the mesa and has a few more trees than the back nine.  The fifth, sixth and seventh holes are known around Battlement Mesa as “the gauntlet” — and for good reason. If you can get through this monstrous stretch, you will truly have tamed the Wild West!

The back nine at Battlement Mesa is nearly devoid of trees and offers a true high-desert experience on a mesa overlooking the Colorado River. While the vistas are more open, the final nine holes are just as demanding in terms of accuracy thanks to the presence of “The River.” From the eleventh and twelfth holes, golfers get their first look at the Colorado River, which flows at the bottom of a steep slope. That slope and the beautiful views continue on holes thirteen and fourteen. This is a tough course for hookers—you don’t want to be left on these holes!


Located in New Castle about 15 minutes east of Rifle is Lakota Canyon Golf Club, which offers 18 holes of world-class golf with stunning views of rugged Western Colorado canyons and natural terrain,

Located just below the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, and easily accessed right along the Interstate 70 corridor, Lakota Canyon is one of the most spectacular Colorado golf courses that is easily playable in a day trip from the Aspen and Vail areas. Lakota Canyon’s 7,111 yard layout promises to be enjoyable for all levels of golf. Exciting features players face at Lakota are the elevated tee boxes on occasion dropping 100 feet to the fairway.

Lakota Canyon Ranch is open 9 months out of the year, call 800-613-2946 to reserve your tee time today. PGA certified professionals provide management for Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club.