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3.8
315 Reviews (315)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
81.7%
Recommend this course
249 out of 315 reviews
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3.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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3.8
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.7%
Recommend this course
46 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6781 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.9
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The Links at Riverlakes Ranch
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Fream Kevin Ramsey (1999) David Dale (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
315 Reviews (315)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 9
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 19
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 8
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
In the 'Burbs 7

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Highly recommend

Staff was super friendly
Course was extremely well kept.
I’ll be back here soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Riverlakes

No water to drink anywhere on course. The 2 water jugs we saw were empty…at 1pm? Prohibited to bring cooler on course, meaning you would die of heat stroke, as there are no snack carts or course snack kiosks. Therefore, you must bring personal water bottles etc to get by. Greens/fairways good shape. Weeds have taken over tee box, so have to move around alot. Very slow players, so everyone behind is driving thru, eventually backing you up even further. Carts all have ripped seats. Sign of financial difficulties status post Covid, less $$ in peoples pockets etc. I’m guessing this course is feeling the pinch, as is Rio Bravo. Thankfully, Tee Off app made this trip affordable and worthwhile, or I wouldn’t be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played

Mud ball

Bunkers are trash. They are muddy even at the end of the round after the course has dried up. There’s 4-6” of water in the bottom of each bunker. And muddy spots in the middle of the fairway on multiple holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
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Previously Played

Don’t understand the logic.

Course was fine, but why in the world is there no drinkable water on the course at all?? It is over 100 degrees and there is play being slowed down by maintenance workers watering greens but none available to drink. That is unacceptable. That issue needs to be corrected before someone has a heat stroke because of no available potable water.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent condition

The greens were in great shape. Pace of play of fast. We only waited to tee off for a few minutes at the 10th hole. Of course it was middle of the day in the summer in Bakersfield. The only issue was that the restaurant and pro shop were closed by 5:00 pm so we were unable to get something to eat or drink after our round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bogey Academy Golfer

amazing staff, cart girl, and Lounge Staff.

Great experience start to end, Steady past of play, some golfer let us slide ahead no problem, others passed us and were very nice about it, greens were soft and firm, fairways were a little dry.

but overall great course to play on the 4th of July.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
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Previously Played

They closed the front nine for the aeration

When I made the reservation they didn’t inform that they had aeration close for the front nine. So I played back nine twice which I hate to do. It was waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Really fun layout. Don’t need Driver on every hole.
It’s a poor man’s PGA. West Stadium. Lots of bunkers and water. Need to play it some more to gets some knowledge. . Great practice facility and cool old school Ranch designed Clubhouse and Restaurant..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Riverlakes

Fun day, greens were good and fairways are in good condition. Bunkers are dirt or mud. Overall , fun course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Needs Help

Zero sand in bunkers.
Golf carts in terrible shape and only 3 1/2 years old as people treat them like ATVs. Perhaps some Marshall’s to keep the carts of the par 3 terrain and off the greens.
Grill room has very very limited hours.
Staff if’s very friendly.
Great layout.
A little attention to the course and this could be a jewel.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor organization

We got there went to check in and was first told we had no reservation. Then he found it but told us that we shouldn't have been given a reservation because there was a tournament going on! We ask where to get our cart and he said we'd have to got to the cart garage! We get there and no one was there. We finally see a guy who didn't know anything and didn't know where the cart guy was, there was one cart sitting out we ask if we could have it he said I guess and gave is the key. He said since there's a tournament check in at #1. We to hole #1 once again no one there. So we just started and let the people in the tournament play through. The course was a mess, it's not marked well for yardage and was hard to see which T was what. There marked with a piece of wood that's painted on the to so you can't see it. Also our cart started really slowing so we only got to play 7 holes!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Greens and Fairways are Good, The Rest Not So Much

Played as a single and was added to local group of 3. We later added another friend of theirs. I walked while they all road in carts. Played mid-day on a Thursday. Never saw a marshall and never saw a refreshment cart, though the course was busy. We finished in 4.25 hours.

Greens in very good condition. Fairways healthy but hard and did not seem to have much of a cushion. This made iron shots from the fairway more challenging than usual. I did get a fair amount of extra roll on tee shots. Bunkers were bad, containing dirt that was very hard in some places. That was okay for fairway bunkers but greenside with high lips it was not. Combined with a very ragged apron with clumpy grass around many greens, it became obvious that if you missed a green, you wanted to miss it short to get a decent and fair lie. And you wanted no part of greenside bunkers which required a high lofted pitch with great precision instead of a typical bunker shot.

With a load of good sand in the bunkers, better uniformity around the greens, and a tree added here and there, this could be an exceptional golf course.

Course is flat and fairly easy to walk BUT the back nine has hundreds of yards between several of the holes. I walked more between the holes than I did on the actual course. The only 4 beers they have on tap in the grill are Bud, Michelob, Coors, and Coors Light. Luckily they have other beer in cans. I have found this to be the case of most public courses in the Bakersfield area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not overly crowded

My son and I played on a Friday, and there was a bit of breathing room between foursomes, making the pace comfortable and unpressured.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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