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3.7
1125 Reviews (1125)
5 Stars
202
4 Stars
531
3 Stars
228
2 Stars
103
1 Stars
61
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
79.4%
Recommend this course
880 out of 1125 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
79.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 74 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
130
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.0%
Recommend this course
201 out of 245 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7026 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.4

River Club is a popular Ron Garl-designed golf course famous for its unique moundings and positioning of grass and pot bunkers. Front nine are open with all elevated greens. River Club's back nine at are cut into the woods. There is water on 16 holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Greens Jones-Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.7
1125 Reviews (1125)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
Brunch 18
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 77
Bunkers 73
Forced Carries 56
This course/club is great for:
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 44
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 32

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Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Good course for the price

The course was good value and the whole experience could have been so much better except a threesome held up our group of four for 10 holes after we caught up on them too bad they didn’t let us play through.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice challenging course layout. Not long a time 5800 yards from the white tees but lots of water and narrow landing areas for the drive require some strategic play. Greens just a bit sandy but rolled well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course - Poor Cart Rules

The River Club is one of our favorite courses. However, on this round we ran into problems with the GPS cart rules, We were not informed about the yellow dot areas which the cart may not go over or into . When our partners' cart did this in error 40 yards from the green, the cart locked down. We tried many times to restart it so we could reverse it to no avail. After 2 calls to the pro shop, we waited 20 minutes (and let three 4-somes play through) for a ranger to arrive and restart our cart. The same thing happened again at a tee box when the cart was in the middle of the cart path! And again we let two 4-somes go through us. Finally, we managed to restart it. So, although this is a great course, the cart issues resulted in much of frustration and a 5-1/2 hr round!! The starter needs to advise golfers about the yellow OB areas and how to restart a locked down cart!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2022

We just purchased the new carts, and we have set them to give on screen information as posted to putting signs on the course. I’m sorry you had a bad experience. Carts should never lock down, and I will look into what happened immediately. Tony

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Club

It’s a challenging course but the lack of Marshall’s to keep the pace. We were nearly 5 hours which is way to long.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, Cart issues

The course was very nice with a great layout. Greens were all very well kept. Our cart began having motor issues around hole 11. Had battery power but kept jerking violently any time it tried to go uphill. By hole 15 we were having to get out and push it at least a few times per hole. We sent a message via the onboard system requesting a new cart and never got one. Barely made it back to the clubhouse. The rest of my group was almost finished with their first beer when we finally limped it through the parking lot. The course was good enough to outweigh the cart nightmare, I’ll play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/13/2022

Sorry to hear about this. In future, please call pro shop or stop ranger. WE will send out a new cart asap. Also, we are in process of rolling our new cart fleet. Half is already on site. They are wonderful, and we will continue to invest in the course until everything is excellent while providing excellent pricing and the friendliest staff in town.

Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

This was the day after heavy rains and the course was in very good shape fairways have been overseeded so the grass is nice and smooth the greens are in great shape the bunkers were either muddy or had water in them but considering the weather this was minor. The layout is good clubhouse has a full bar and enough to choose from food I will return

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant Surprise

We hadn’t played this course in several years. Decided to try it again. Glad we did. A number of nice holes. Conditions average for this time of year. Fairways soft, greens slow. Good pace of play <4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Enjoyed the round. Interesting layout. Greens were slow but ran true. Spoke to someone working there as he was changing a cup on a green and he said they had recently overseeded them so had not cut them or rolled them. Said they will be sped up now. Looks like they are working on bringing this course back to a good solid condition. Will definitely return. Great value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Paul

Cash register attendant and ranger are very nice and friendly. Cart guy and so called starter are miserable. Good layout but greens are very slow and pace of play is slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The greens were smooth and fast, the fairways were in great shape. Starter and check in were welcoming and pleasant. Very good pace of play, we played a perfect 4 hours round and had a great time. They don’t allow outside drinks but the bar cart was available which made our round even better Thanks! We will try to get back here often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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