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Layout
4.1
Friendliness
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Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6932 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.9

The lush tropical beauty and natural scenery of Tampa Bay creates a grand backdrop for River Hills Country Club, a superbly conditioned, 18-hole, par 72 course where golf is the gateway to a private club experience. One look at the Joe Lee-designed, precisely manicured layout and you'll know that golf is the focal point at River Hills. Set amid more than 200 acres of inland countryside near Brandon, River Hills offers just about every golf challenge imaginable. It features multiple tees, undulating greens and fairways with a good mix of sand, trees and water.

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

2.7
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Attention to Detail

The course was empty, and I know why. The fairways were quite bare. It does not appear that it was over-seeded. Greens were ok, but bumpy.

One question. Did anyone supervise the installation of the granite signs?!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What a Difference a Couple Months Makes

I played there a couple months ago and was not impressed...the greens had bare spots, had to move ball in fairway to find grass and the tee boxes had many bare spots. I heard the course was in much better shape, so I gave it another chance...WOW, was I surprised. The greens, fairways and tee boxes had been punched over a month ago, and had recovered beautifully. Fairways are getting plush along with tee boxes and the greens are rolling well. In another couple months, River Hills will once again be one of the best courses in area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad shape

Played in late Feb, 2020. Perfect. Course is in very poor shape: grass, greens, fairways. Layout OK. Would not recommend this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pleasantly Surprised

Course was in good condition, the fairways are plush and greens are running fast and true. The River Hills app with GPS was a big help and Robbie, the Assistant Pro in shop couldn't have been more helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Layout

River Hills is an outstanding Layout. Course got a new superintendent a couple months ago...he is making great improvements to greens and fairways. Stay below the cup on most holes as many undulating greens abound. Staff is very friendly and courteous.

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