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3.6
1024 Reviews (1024)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
432
3 Stars
240
2 Stars
122
1 Stars
75
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
73.0%
Recommend this course
746 out of 1024 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.8%
Recommend this course
67 out of 79 reviews
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3.8
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.9%
Recommend this course
113 out of 145 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6627 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9

Editor's Note: Friars/Presidio is no longer offered for play at Riverwalk Golf Club. See Riverwalk Golf Club listing or Sunset 9 at Riverwalk Golf Club for current courses at Riverwalk.

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1998) Ted Robinson, Jr. (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Country Club attire required. T-shirts, Beachwear, Denim (Jeans) are prohibited

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.6
1024 Reviews (1024)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 57
19th Hole Scenic Views 29
Watching the Game 26
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 92
Bunkers 87
Undulating Greens 81
This course/club is great for:
Locals 102
Walkers 65
Playing Multiple Courses 60
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 149
Near the Airport 84
Near Local Attractions 65

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Muddy fairways/ Cart Path Only

Overall good experience. Lots of fairways were in average or below average conditions. Center of fairways muddy, cart path only on allot of holes, fungus on fairways everywhere. But pace of play was great, and greens were in pristine condition!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little under the weather

The greens were in great shape, fast and a bit challenging to find the proper line. It is walkable but I took a cart as the others in my group had them. If you really need a cart to get around be forewarned that many of the fairways on the par 4's and 5's were roped off from cart access--to protect repaired and recovering turf, I'm guessing. You may have to walk a ways to get to your ball.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rude Pro Shop Staff

The staff in the pro shop was rude and condescending. I got a Golfnow hot deal tee time that included a cart. When I got to the pro shop, they challenged me by saying that a cart is NEVER included in any tee time. I showed them my Golfnow reservation that clearly showed that the cart was included. They still gave me a hard time and brought in a manager. After like ten minutes of pointless arguing, they finally gave me the cart like it was some kind of favor. They kept telling me that Golfnow shouldn't have included the cart. NOT MY PROBLEM! The course management should take it up with Golfnow and stop bothering paying customers! I couldn't believe all of drama I had to go through to get a cart that was clearly included in my reservation.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/12/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u287870975. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Riverwalk Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water the grass

Played at other courses in San Diego for less coin with better grass in the fairways. Disappointed to say the least.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/01/2021

Hi, u000002139077! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Riverwalk Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/01/2021

Hi, u231584105. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (619) 296-4653 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Riverwalk Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/01/2021

Hello, u000007737359. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Riverwalk Golf Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/21/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, martinkim21c. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Riverwalk Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/21/2021

Hello, bill5411826. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Riverwalk Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course was 3 par 9. One of the par 9 closed. Holes are still marked as 1 thru 9 for the front and back 9. Should be re-marked to reflect 1 thru 18.
Course is close to be a very good course. A lot of different grass thru the fairways. Some fairways are recently punch. Hopefully this will improve the overall condition of the course. Greens where very good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/21/2021

Hi, AlainRobillard. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Riverwalk Golf Club.

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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great day

I was a single and I played with two of the marshals Ken and Joe always fun guys greens are very nice!! I love Riverwalk

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/21/2021

Thanks so much for the great review, claudeymiron. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Riverwalk Golf Club.

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