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3.5
1257 Reviews (1257)
5 Stars
191
4 Stars
531
3 Stars
289
2 Stars
146
1 Stars
100
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
71.7%
Recommend this course
907 out of 1257 reviews
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2.9
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
18
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
54.8%
Recommend this course
51 out of 93 reviews
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3.3
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
67.9%
Recommend this course
114 out of 168 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

3.5
1257 Reviews (1257)

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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Reviews 3
1.0
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Disappointed

Played this course about 10 years ago was in phenomenal shape back then, nice fairways and greens back when i played. So disappointed this time around , fairways we’re beat up greens we’re beat up I will not be playing here again nor would I recommend it to anyone so sad to see the way the course conditions went.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad shape

Sad to see this course be let go; shell of what it used to be. I would not recommend this golf course at this point.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Marshall/Under Communication

The starter was not very concerned with the pace of play or about the threesome of young men teeing off in jeans and t shirts hitting from the back tees that were unable to clear the gulch on the opening tee box. Because of this, we needed up skipping TWO groups moving at an unbelievable slow pace at the third hole. The starter was waiting for both groups on the 4th tee box and apologized to us for the lack of pace consideration at the start.

The course was also under construction and we were not given a warning of that at any point. There were two different holes with greens moved on to the fairway, leaving it a hole unable to truly score. That added to the missed hole because we had to skip two groups left us with three holes less than what we paid for. The course was in ok shape and I am excited to see how it plays once construction is done, but sadly all of golf is a below average in comparison to what you have to pay these days. I only play this course when it’s on a hot deal.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Huge disappointment

Riverwalk is overpriced most of the time. So, when I saw a walking rate of $50 I was intrigued. They disclosed that #11 was closed. No problem I thought, I often have trouble with that hole. What they did not disclose was that 2 tees were moved, one of them WAY up, making a fun/challenging par 4 into a ho hum par 3. Several fairways were roped off entirely. Not a problem if you walk, but made for a pain as I opted for a cart. Several fairways were being aerated/torn up. All of this was NOT disclosed. So I felt pretty cheated over all, especially when there was no signage to say “hey sorry our course is such a s}€}hole” . My advice would be, play at your own risk!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

In Good Shape

The course is in good shape and fun to play. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I wish there were more/better yard markers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Condition of course is very poor. We quite play after 15th.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Do not play

Course was in terrible condition and pace of play was absolutely horrible. There were several temporary greens on par threes and temporary tee boxes on several holes which the pro shop said nothing about when checking in. Waited for 10-15 minutes on several holes. No Marshall to enforce pace of play. Lots of dirt patches on fairways. By far the worst conditions of any course in San Diego. Do Not play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the price

There were a few greens and a few areas of the course that were pretty sandy and dry. Could use some work but we are headed into the winter months so hopefully that will happen now. Like the course overall would go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Green Thumb Needed

For a Hot Deal you really can't go wrong and my expectations at Riverwalk are always low for cobdition of the course and pace of play. No mention of the extreme amount of couse maintenance happening right now so that might have been nice, but the greens are pretty awesome. Tee boxes are beat. Fairways mostly bare or trying to be overseeded. BTW, pretty much cart path only. And a couple of greens were not so awesome (see pics). I want to love this course because of it's great location and its cool topography but it rarely delivers. Go for the deal or if in SD from out of town for the locale.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Huge disappointment

This course for years was one of the nicest courses in San Diego. I don’t know what happened but it has turned into one of the worst if not the worst courses in San Diego! The staff is awful and there still charging full price to hit from the ladies tees and rarely hit off grass in the fairways, also the only bunkers they take care of are the ones you can see from the street! Very sad what’s happened to this once beautiful place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Riverwalk Golf Course

If you want to play at Riverwalk, I would suggest you to wait few more months as they are working hard to improve the condition including some greens as some men have been working on them. Carts are not allowed on fairways. So hopefully when I return it will be in a better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Location Wasted

The location and its staff is excellent There’s nothing to write about the golf for now but needs entire r renovation!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Frustrating play

Things which made the course frustrating;
1) Every single fairway was roped off – making it a long walk to find drives.
2) 11th hole (par 3) was completely closed to play due to the construction.
3) Hole 14 is still a temp green 20 yards short.
4) Greens have lots of burnt/brown spots
5) Fairways have been seeded but have lots of bare dirt.
6) The white and blue tee boxes have construction on #10 and #12 and are way forward even further than the normal front tees. (10th hole [Presidio #1] played at just 158 yards).
7) All other white tee boxes were way back with the blue.
8) Never say a Marshall to expedite the slow groups ahead.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad shape, and one bad employee

This looks like a beautiful course...online. In reality, and in consideration of it being the end of October, when major repairs and over-seeding are in process, I still found the overall conditions to be unacceptable. The fairways had multiple dirt (no grass) spots. The greens had so many bare spots and ball marks, that I couldn't tell if my golf ball was celebrating Easter (hippity-hoppity all the way to the hole), or if my golf ball was an army ball (zig-zagging off the putter face all the way to the hole).
The only highlight was the staff working the clubhouse, when taking my payment. Very nice, professional, and helpful with guiding me to the different options at the course. The starter sometimes looked like he was lost, There was a course marshal who actually tried to start a fight between our group and the group ahead of us. I've never seen such unprofessionalism where an employee threatened and mocked people playing golf. Our foursome kept up with the group in front of us the whole time. Our round started at 12:40, and we finished at 5:52. A five hour round? There were too many drunk people yelling, jumping on the greens, and driving their carts all over the fairway; even though the fairways were roped off due to over-seeding. Why wasn't the marshal correcting that?
As my survey submissions reads, I won't be recommending this course to any of my friends;; nor will I play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Why do I keep trying

This course is a mess. Tried playing on Friday. The front 9 tees were all moved up and it was cart path only. Zero notification of this when my buddy called to make the tee time. Their excuse when we complained about being charged $80 for it was, there is notification on the website. Who goes to your website? Went to check the website. Zero notification of any of that on the homepage. What a joke. Learn how to manage a golf course. Will not play here anymore. Course is never worth $80 anyway.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is a mess

Overseeded, womens tees on most holes, cart path only, 5 hour round, they push our tee time back without asking, temporary green.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day.

Meet some great people, the morning starter was fantastic.

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