Riverside Golf Course
Riverside Golf Course is located on the northwest side of Janesville near the Rock River. Opened in 1924, it is one of the oldest courses in the area and over the years it has earned the reputation of being one of southern Wisconsin's best public courses. The course has also been recognized as one of the 50 best public golf values in the country. The gently rolling hills of the landscape provide the course with rolling, tree-lined fairways and large, undulating greens, which are framed by strategically placed bunkers. Riverside is a challenging course but not so difficult that beginners should be intimidated. The classic layout is quite forgiving and versatile enough for a range of skill levels, one reason why it is the host to the Ray Fischer Tournament, one of the Midwest's most prestigious amateur events.
|White (W)||71||6206 yards||74.7||128|
|Yellow (W)||71||5810 yards||72.7||124|
|Orange (W)||71||5069 yards||68.9||116|
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|White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123||340||356||132||477||414||464||347||178||400||3108||445||394||96||338||499||136||442||330||405||3085||6193|
|Red W: 67.1/113||274||320||110||421||351||372||282||144||333||2607||402||271||79||292||327||127||407||235||332||2472||5079|
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A pleasant surprise
We ended up here because the brother-in-law spoke very highly of this course and it's typical conditioning. For $30 on a weekend and with the weather being gorgeous, it was a perfect day.
The variety of holes and the routing was interesting, very few back and forth holes , which is different than most of the parkland style courses around. The movement flowed really well and took you all over the property. The holes are getable and with the chance to go for most par 5's it forces the player to hit an aggressive tee shot to end in a position to attempt the next shot.
The front nine is absolutely fine, but I think for me the highlight of the course was 10-14. The side hills and possible downhill lies on 10-11 make you think over the approach shot and where you want to try and get the tee shot to land. The end of this stretch is another par 5 with an aggressive line to cut some of the corner off the tee will leave the player with a chance to get home in two, to I think one of the biggest greens on the course.
Conditions were great, tee boxes well kept and although penal, we could fairly easily spot balls in the rough. This coming after a ton of rain the entire week leading up to our round. The bunkers we landed in all had good drainage and we were able to play out of each one.
Overall the value for the price is really good, combine that with the conditioning and the fact pace of play at 11:00 am on a Sunday at a muni was pretty decent this is a course that will make the repeat list.
Excellent shape. Greens were cut really short most likely for tournament coming up
Very Nice Public Course
Course was in great shape! Well manicured and some nice flower placements.
havent played this course in for 38 years. since high school golf! course is in really nice shape with interesting design. great greens. fun course. great friendly staff!
With ease and grace
I have played this course a couple of times in the past few years. Everytime I play here I always say why don't I play here more. The city does a wonderful job maintaining the course. Even after heavy rain the next day is good to go. The coarse drains very well. Lots of mature trees and enough room for a bad shot not to take more then one stroke. If you haven't played play it you will enjoy it.
Course was in good shape. Rewards you for staying the fairway, lots of mature trees lining the course. Greens were true, beautiful course and reasonable price.
Excellent course conditions; a 3-day invitational tourney is coming up this week-end so everything was in pristine condition. Great topography which adds interest to the design of the 9 holes we played
I hadn’t played here in a couple of years and the improvements were very noticeable. The course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. I look forward to returning soon.
It's always a pleasure to play this course. Grew up in the area and played it often. Moved away 30 years ago and I play it every time I come back. Despite torrential rain for about a week, the course was in very good condition. Greens rolled nice, although a bit slow probably due to not being able to cut them due to rain. It was quite slow however. Yes I played at 1:00 on a Friday, but it shouldn't have taken almost 5 hours to play.
good then bad
This Course is a great challenge - especially the back nine and notably the 10th and 17th. Riverside is very nicely maintained. Unfortunately.. my outing was foiled by rain on the 12th hole , and staff were not able to give a rain check,, they told me to call golf now !
Love this course and enjoyed the outing with some of my best mates!!!
great day of golf
Play this course a couple of times a year. Have never been disappointed. Did not walk, but is a good course for walking.