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3.5
297 Reviews (297)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
81.3%
Recommend this course
236 out of 297 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.3%
Recommend this course
65 out of 79 reviews
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3.5
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
Recommend this course
81 out of 103 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 70
Length 6156 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, Riverside Golf Club in Ruskin is part of a peaceful retirement community. At just over 6,100 yards from the tips, the golf course is on the short side but it still offers an enjoyable round. From the back tees, the course actually presents quite a formidable test. The layout meanders along a creek before wandering across idyllic farmland and finishing along the river bluffs overlooking Hayes Bayou. The diverse terrain provides an array of scenery as well as a variety of different challenges. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are several strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides, waiting to swallow errant shots. Riverside Golf Club's layout combines more difficult holes with player-friendly features, which makes it approachable for players of any skill level.

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Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ward Northrup (1954)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.5
297 Reviews (297)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 14
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Seniors 13
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 01/19/2021

Thank you for reviewing us! We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok

A lot of the fairways had little grass and a lot of hardpan

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Good course overall greens need a little work, downside is length between holes, very long if walking. You will need a cart

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another enjoyable round!

Second time we played here in three days . Very enjoyable. We played a two man scramble to make sure we didn’t hold anyone up and finished our 18 holes in four hours and five minutes. One new guy this time in our foursome and he liked the course along with the rest of us returnees. We will be back here for many more outings I’m sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a great value with winter conditions

We had a lot of fun here. Winter conditions are not as good as the rest of the year but we really enjoy this course. The staff throughout the golf shop, restaurant and course are good people. The layout is challenging and we will be back many times in the future.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyed, but charged more than what was told.

Second time to play this course. First time time everything was great, this time not so much. The pace of play was much slower, waiting on every hole. Also I booked on line with Teeoff and was charged $6 deposit then with $34 to be paid at course. When I checked in the man behind the counter told me I owed $25 for two. I said total and he said yes. We had arrived a little late, so I signed the credit card slip and hurried out without looking at bill. As I got to cart and started loading the slip blew out of cart and across parking lot. The next morning I checked my credit card and found out I had been charged $50 instead of the $25 he had said.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round with us. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. Please know that we will continue to look for ways to improve, and will use your comments as guidance in doing so. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our team in the pro shop. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice breezy day for golf

The course was in excellent shape. Paired with a nice couple from Missouri. Enjoyable day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dead grass

Overall nice shape
A few fairways need some help.
Greens are in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mediocre

Neither the T boxes or the fairways were fully seeded and there were large areas of lack of turf. The Greens were fair.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 01/08/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, David. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, Joe. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Open, nice greens, and fun course.

Awesome course, great greens. Fairways were nice but the only thing was the clubhouse wasn't located well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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