River Run Golf Links in Bradenton, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
1323 Reviews (1323)
5 Stars
299
4 Stars
687
3 Stars
243
2 Stars
58
1 Stars
36
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
91.2%
Recommend this course
1169 out of 1323 reviews
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4.1
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.4%
Recommend this course
155 out of 166 reviews
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4.0
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
161
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.8%
Recommend this course
283 out of 305 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6293 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.5
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ward Northrup Jed Azinger (2005) Gordon G. Lewis (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Properly dressed, no cut offs or tank tops

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.0
1323 Reviews (1323)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
Bunkers 37
Narrow Fairways 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 44
Seniors 37
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 57
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 10

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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Course was in great shape. Can't believe the value for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fine for a city course
Summer rates are reasonable
Winter rates and pace are horrendous
But for now, good

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

River Run

I always enjoy this course and yesterday was another gorgeous day. I had a good round for me (80). Greens were a little too slow but consistent & the course fairways and tee areas were in good shape. I look forward to playing again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Very Enjoyable Experience

Teed off mid-week before 11 AM as a twosome. Had course to ourselves. Finished before 2 PM (three hour round!). Course in good shape. Greens not fast but consistent and well maintained. Sand traps wet due to heavy rains over the past few days. Lee in pro shop and Floyd handling carts & starting were both friendly and helpful. Enjoyed it so much we immediately booked another round here for next week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2022

Hello, u000005220313. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at River Run Golf Links. That's what we like to hear! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/12/2022

Hi, vestelectric11. 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 River Run Golf Links.

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Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/11/2022

Hi, poppy717. 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 River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Condition For Mid-Summer In S. Florida

Course in decent shape. Greens slow but true. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Excellent value for the money. Recommend and look forward to returning soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2022

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u000005220313. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing River Run Golf Links!

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161924595! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing River Run Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best Bang For The Buck

We play all the public courses within 20 miles of our home. Without exception, this is the best conditioned course that we play. The greens were a little slow, but in beautiful shape. Being a muni explains the unbelievable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/01/2022

u000006649754, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Hi, harryo53. 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 River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, Elliott7160804. 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 River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Early bird

Fairway grass was longer, ruff very long to the point of cant find ball until your on top of it, greens were terrible. Should gave brought sand bucket and shovel. Greens also had chunks of grass standing up like someone with mower dragged something and tore up the greens. Probably wont go back for awhile.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello u314161212337, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now Suggestion

It was not the course's fault but Golf Now should alert players when a course is being aerated. Unfortunately this occurred on Tuesday morning and my tee time was on Tuesday afternoon. As a result, putting was miserable. Ended up taking mostly all 2 putts if we got the first one any where near the hole.

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Hello, DVDan and thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop at (941) 708-8459 for further resolution in this matter. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always A Good Experience

Played a late morning weekend round. Course was very, very wet after several days of heavy rain storms. Conditions required cart paths only. Got rained on during round, however course conditions were as good as could be expected. Greens were slow but in surprisingly good shape. Bunkers were water logged. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will go back soon and recommend this course. Best value for a round of golf in the Bradenton area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello, u000005220313. Thank you for visiting us at River Run Golf Links. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course

Played after a very heavy rain, so this beautiful course, in a park-like setting on the banks of the Manatee River, was more than a bit soggy in many places. However, it is in excellent condition: good fairway grass, excellent greens, tee boxes flat and with lots of grass. Layout is of average difficulty, except the front nine has a few narrow fairways that you must drive straight! The group in front of us was slow, partly because carts on paths only that day, but there was a ranger that sped them up on the back nine. It is easily walkable if you would like. I will definitely be back if I'm in the area again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/27/2022

ToeGolfer, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing River Run Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314163092473! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing River Run Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Water

I would play again but we felt the course should have been closed due to cart path only !

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Price, pace and conditions are really surprisingly good. Good staff and amenities

Nice day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Paulieo. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. River Run Golf Links thanks you!

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