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3.6
507 Reviews (507)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
144
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
34
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
83.0%
Recommend this course
407 out of 507 reviews
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3.7
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.8%
Recommend this course
95 out of 107 reviews
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3.8
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.7%
Recommend this course
121 out of 138 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

3.6
507 Reviews (507)

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 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Greens

First time playing this course. Many of the fairways are narrow off the tee. My biggest concern was the inconsistency of the greens. My golf partner and I struggled to find the speed. It seemed to vary from green to green making scoring difficult. I think this was more apparent on the back nine as I personally had 4 three putts and that was a first for me this season.
I would pass this course and play River Run or Buffalo Creek...much more enjoyable courses.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

H! 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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hoss

Fairways and tee boxes were in terrible shape. Pace of play was very good. No one in front or behind us. Staff was very nice. They said they just fixed irrigation so it should get better

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hello,

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.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Riverside Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 30
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot day but nobody hardly on the course

Great day
Fairways are cut thin but the greens were great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice place for couples to play

Was nice for my wife to hit a few more shots without the pace of play being to rushef

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2022

Hello, 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 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Generally a good course, greens unfortunately where not consistent, otherwise good..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but tee boxes need a lot of work. The fairways are narrow but playable. Water is in 14 of the 18 holes.

A little rough on senior players but playable. The tee boxes were dirt, but hey, you tell it up anyway, except for maybe par 3’s.
The Staff is excellent and friendly.
The fairways were a little narrow with all the homes close.
Water on 14 of the 18 holes with some hidden ponds.

All in all it’s a good course and it was a good day. A very good price when the snow birds are still nesting in the sun.

We drove north 27 miles from Bradenton to try it, and you should also.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/02/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Riverside Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hello! 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 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recommend - good value

Super friendly staff. Electric cart ran well. Unusual lack rain fall has made fairways an roughs sketchy. Rough is are aerated showing they’re trying.
The greens were very good with new strain of grass.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

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 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Better!

Nice, short little track, with just enough difficulty to force you to make shots to score. Tees, Greens & Bunkers all in great shape, however fairways still thin with a few bare spots here & there. Roughs also very thin, but have recently been aerated ( rarely seen at FL courses), so it's obvious management is trying. With summer rains just around the corner, and with their new irrigation system, hopefully a plan for over seeding & fertilizing fairways & roughs, this little gem would sparkle!!! Its just tough to hit lob & gap wedges on approaches with the very thin lies that currently exist. But again, 3rd time playing here, and every time has been a bit better. Hopefully overseeing & fertilizing are being planned!! VERY friendly staff, and a good value. Keep up the good work guys!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Riverside

Great little course with friendly staff. Pace of play was slow. Lots of wildlife to see and a few challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/01/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Riverside Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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