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4.6
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
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68 out of 68 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.7
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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
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
68 Reviews (68)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 8
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Advanced Golfers 10
Walkers 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Riverside

Excellent shape. Greens were cut really short most likely for tournament coming up

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Very Nice Public Course

Course was in great shape! Well manicured and some nice flower placements.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

fun course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Played 18with cart for 25 bucks. 4 hour round excellent condition. Hit them straight. Will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Experience

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Always fun!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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 !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Great Outing

Love this course and enjoyed the outing with some of my best mates!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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