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3.7
597 Reviews (597)
5 Stars
173
4 Stars
271
3 Stars
101
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
77.0%
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495 out of 597 reviews
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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 reviews
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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6934 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3

Formerly known as River Wilderness Golf and Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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 MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.7
597 Reviews (597)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Water Hazards 27
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great value in afternoon

Course condition was a bit dry but ok overall. Greens patchy but flat and true. Great value at $30 for nine. Booked again for tomorrow!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

3x @ Wilderness

Went back because I found a hidden gem. Seems many have found the gem, because it was a lot more crowded. Still a good course for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy Day at Club River Wilderness

We play this course a few times during our Winter stay in the area. The layout is decent and challenging. It was a very gusty windy day and the course played longer. The greens are a good fast pace however, the fairways are in need of better maintenance with many areas patchy with sand and no growth. We do our best to fill every divot that others failed to do, while waiting for groups. If everyone did the same, it would help; including fixing ball marks on greens! The bunkers are the worst in the area. It's a dark gray heavy sand that you should avoid bunkers at all costs. Staff is always friendly and receptive.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Greens

The Greens are good. The course is dried out so you get good roll but the fringes are not in good shape and the GPS system will make you back off the par 3's even thou they are in desert condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Member Issue

Local members jump in front of us after the starter had given us the playing order. The staff was fantastic at the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Wilderness great, golf okay

Birdwatchers delight, but golf conditions marginal. Great practice for tight lies in fairway. Greens look awful but putt okay. Our experience With staff was very good. Course layout was very good.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Total disconnect between pro shop & starter

We arrived & told we were paid in full and meet the starter out front. Upon meeting the starter we were told he had no record of us having a tee-time. He made us feel he was doing us a favour by putting us in behind a single who was obviously not a golfer. He proceeded to tell the groups behind us that GolfNow never tells them when they book tee times and he had to let us in. The 4some behind us bypassed us on hole # 1 and went ahead of the single in front of us. I’ve never experienced this kind of behaviour at a golf course with the starter. Luckily for us the single. Player in front of us only played 9 holes so the back 9 was more enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 82
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still has a long way to go

Decided to give another try due to recent reviews saying conditions were improving., as I used to play here often, but the course took a severe decline a couple years ago. Arrived just in time for tee time & they were accommodating & understanding due to several people being late after getting stuck in a big accident on I-75. Having no time to warm up, was taking a few practice puts on first green ( I was on in regulation) while rest of group was hitting approach shots.....ranger drove up & started berating me. Explained to him I was just taking a few putts while rest of group came on....Simply uncalled for & he was simply downright ignorant & rude!! Course review....Tee boxes generally were fine, fairways extremely thin ( why do you cut them so tight when you barely have any grass??) & a lot of bare spots, but if your group agreed to "roll the ball" ( we usually play them down) they were playable. Extremely hard to get under the ball with any lofted irons, and almost impossible to hit any Flop or Lob wedges around the greens. Bunkers very light on sand & what there was, was full of rocks & small stones....definitely not regulation bunker sand. Greens, simply atrocious. Every one covered with green sand( again pebbly), you really had to strain to find real grass, but surprisingly, they rolled OK, but they look AWFUL, and you were basically putting on sand, not grass.This course needs a heavy dose of fertilizer & seed, and allow the fairways to grow!!!! It's nothing close to what it used to be a few years ago...... this course was always plush & manicured with phenomenal greens. A lot of new cart paths, newer carts with GPS, so its obvious they're putting money back into it, but it has a LONG way to go to get it back to its glory days. Without a doubt, worse conditioned course I've played this season, but It is a GREAT layout!!! I'll give it a month & give it 1 more try!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs TLC

We gave it a chance after reading recent reviews about how they improved the course since last year. The course has a great layout but is in really bad shape. The staff was extremely friendly and the hot dog lunch special was to die for!

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Wilderness

Hidden gem of a course. Sits deep in the development, but in decent condition and very challenging to an intermediate golfer. Free range balls and a grass range are a big plus.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

2x @ Wilderness

My second time playing this course and enjoyed it again, in spite somewhat slow play. Round took about 4 and a half hours, but we were slowed by a few groups playing in a tournament ahead of us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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