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3.4
375 Reviews (375)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
118
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
75.9%
Recommend this course
290 out of 375 reviews
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3.4
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
74.1%
Recommend this course
80 out of 108 reviews
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3.4
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
74.7%
Recommend this course
124 out of 166 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

3.4
375 Reviews (375)

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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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better all the time!

I’ve played this course about 20 times and the course conditions just keep getting better and better. They have installed all new irrigation, fixing the cart paths and treating the greens recently. I’ll remain a regular player at this course for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Riverside Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/27/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs work

They are working on putting in new irrigation system but a lot of the fairways remain dry and dusty. 18 Fairway has been completely torn up and doesn't roll. The greens were for the most part pretty good. I can't recommend Riverside right now but when they finish the work and get the fairways back in shape I will be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the construction projects underway. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Conditions

I’m no golf snob, but if I had to make a suggestion regarding the course, they should close for a year, fertilize, water, plug and hope the course comes back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/27/2021

Hi, Joe. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Riverside Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Good place to golf

I like this place. We have golfed here a handful of times. This last time was a bit challenging as they were doing some repairs and maintenance throughout the course. But in all, we have enjoyed playing here and our little dog enjoys riding on the cart and watching us. I enjoy being her being able to ride along instead of being left at home.
My husband doesn't like how close the houses are to the course but it doesn't bother me much.
They do try to keep it clean and well cared for.
Bring your own drinks and snacks as they do not have a cart to purchase anything from. They have restrooms and a drink machine near a couple of the tee boxes but that's it.
The staff has always been friendly and kind.
We will be golfing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Under Construction

The first hole was closed due to drainage work and it was clear that the work would continue on other holes for some time. One of the problems with this course is that play can be very slow. On this round we skipped a hole to get passed a really slow foursome. Otherwise, the pace of play was good. The course is in reasonable shape other than the areas of work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Riverside Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can't wait till they get all the work done on the irrigation n sprinkler system.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Riverside Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Dry

Played the course today, the overall layout is fine and interesting, however the course is extremely dry. I understand we've had a lack of rain and they are working on installing an irrigation system but just commenting on the conditions experience today. I would wait on playing this course till the irrigation is installed or the courses naturally watered.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback. Thanks for visiting Riverside Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions awful

Course conditions terrible
Played with a friend that has golfed for over 35 years
Says about the worse they have ever played on

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Riverside Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Avatar
Commented on 04/05/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible course

The staff was amazing. But the course not so much.. Greens are dead and fairways are sand. Not a fun course especially at almost 5 hrs

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
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
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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.

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