South Fork’s Exquisite Golf Course

The Rio Grande Club & Resort is an award-winning, 18-hole golf course that borders the Rio Grande National Forest and plays alongside and over the Rio Grande River. The longest par five is a challenging 600 yards, and the course has large stands of cottonwood trees, rugged rock formations and dramatic elevation changes, totaling some 460 feet on the back nine. Six holes on the front nine play along the Rio Grande River, offering a unique shot over the river on the number six hole. The back nine alpine holes play at an elevation of over 8,200 feet, through stunning rock formations, fields of wildflowers, native pine and aspen trees and wildlife habitat along Alder Creek. Incredible views welcome players to #18, along with a dramatic elevation drop onto a generous fairway. Just a chip and a putt away, and you’re headed to the Big River Grill, where the loser buys the first round!

The Rio Grande Club golf course and restaurants are open to the public. The club offers three membership levels that provide additional amenities---social activities, unlimited golf play, access to more than one mile of private Gold-medal fishing on the Rio Grande River, a Fitness Center, pool, hot tub, steam sauna, locker rooms and food discounts. Call the Rio Grande Club for information on membership, dining hours & reservations, wedding & event bookings. Many club tournaments are also open to the public.

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CAG LogoColorado Avid Golfer featured the Rio Grande Club in their February 2020 issue: “Glorious golf, trophy trout and mountain highs make South Fork’s sequestered Rio Grande Club one of the state’s great escapes.”

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Avid golfers can also try two other courses available in the San Luis Valley, making us the perfect destination for your next golf vacation.

Alamosa Cattails Golf Course: Praised for superb condition and a challenging 18 holes. Cattails is a Championship length course with a relaxed feel, and features a cottonwood tree-lined holes with wetlands throughout. The course sits just north of the famous Rio Grande River in Alamosa, CO and has 360 degree views of all the mountains. Rates range from $40-65.

Monte Vista Golf Course: This nicely cared for 9-hole municipal course was one of Colorado's first courses, making tee times since 1928! Offers cart rentals and a club house. Rates range from $20-47. 

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Continental Divide Trail Stop

South Fork is a Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community

Outdoor Recreation Map

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