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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 7366 yards
Slope 137
Rating 75.6

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies 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
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

5.0
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Reviews 90
Handicap 0-4
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Plays A few times a week
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Good weather
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What can you say? It's The Riv.

No need for details, I don't think. It's The Riv. What can you say, really? Beautiful location, beautiful setting, beautiful course design and layout, the history, the legends, the challenge! They have made some changes to the course lately, as with all California courses that need to cut back on water usage, as well as the trees starting to overgrow killing the turf in the shade, even The Riv have opened up some of the bush and made it more open. The right side of #1 has been cleaned up a bit, and therefore the right side of #2, has been made to be a playable 2nd fairway. You'll notice it on TV the next time you see it. The layout is still fantastic, the clubhouse is amazing of course, and the experience cannot be beaten. Of course I will never get to play the far back tees on some of the holes, they're for the Tour and I will never be able to score well from back there anyways! If you get the chance to play it, you will be in awe.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
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The Riv

Riviera is a classic George C. Thomas design. There are so many unique holes to get to experience. The par 3, 6th hole has a bunker in the middle of the green. You can play your shot halfway up the hill to the 7th tee and the ball will roll back down to the pin on the 6th green.

In addition to 6, you have the famous par 4, 10th hole. There is no where safe to drive your golf ball. A layup to the middle of the fairway leaves you with a narrow green to play towards with bunkers guarding all sides. You can easily go from bunker to bunker. It's a fantastic design!

The tee shot at 18 is tough because you need to the left side of the fairway that slopes left to right. That leaves you with a 200 yard cut shot to an elevated green.

Overall it's a bucket list course to play and in a beautiful setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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