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4.6
103 Reviews (103)
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4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
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103 out of 103 reviews
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4.5
35 Reviews (35)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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4.5
36 Reviews (36)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6508 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.7

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Robert B. Harris (1924) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11.50 - $17.00
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Dress code requires shoes, shirts with sleeves & no tank tops.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

FootGolf

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Wisconsin (2016 #13)

Reviews

4.6
103 Reviews (103)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 9
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 11
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 10

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

A Bit Early To Be Aerating Greens

It seemed a bit early for the greens to have been aerated. Impossible to putt well with the ball bouncing on its way to the hole. In my experience most courses aerate their greens in the Fall. It's still late Summer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Little gem

Played it for the first time today. It was just aerated, so we all know that’s a bummer. I will be back to play this several times. It’s not an incredibly long track but if you’re not accurate off the tee you’ll be in for a long day. Staff was friendly,, course was in good shape, and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Bring your bunker A game, you’ll probably need it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A Beautiful Golf Coursr

Enjoyed a beautiful day on a challenging golf course . Staff were friendly and helpful. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Should not allow 5 some & 6 some scramblers on a Saturday morning. Front 9 took over 2 1/2 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice!

Played her many times. Pro shop staff very friendly.
Course is in very nice condition.
Fun to play. Very enjoyable day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice course friendly staff

Layout is challenging and staff is very friendly.

Gets kind of slow at times but worth a look!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fathers day fun

First time playing this course and was very pleased. The fairways are in great shape. The greens are fast and roll smooth. Would love to return and play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unable to play due to physical illness (left eye infection) and no refund from GN bc hot deal was booked.....
Stupid policy that needs to be reviewed especially due to physical illness cancelation...
Frustrating..

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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