A splendid fall day view from a tee at Blue Top Ridge At Riverside.
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4.5
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
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4.9
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
1
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.8
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7432 yards
Slope 146
Rating 77.6
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Blue Top Ridge at Riverside
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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Apr 29 to Sept 20
Architect Rees Jones (2007) Bryce Swanson (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
30 Reviews (30)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Undulating Greens 7
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 6

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Windy day on the ridge

Great time playing blue top, 75 degrees but the wind kicked up and this course showed its teeth. Flew around the front 9 but pace slowed after the wind came up. Will definately try this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First Rate

Have played this course three times and have seen no more than four other groups on the course all three times. This is an invaluable perk as the pace of play has been exceptional, the conditioning just as impressive, and the rates beyond reasonable. Feels like a private club. Truly first rate. Course design is very good, as well. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the area (Iowa City included) and looking for a special experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Well kept course

This course was in very good shape. Greens were true, bunkers properly filled and groomed. GPS on carts were accurate. Staff was Iowa nice.
Back nice was quite scenic and fun to play. Greens are not flat yet are challenging but overall fair. Certain pin placements need to be factored on approach shots and chips.
Have not played here in over 10 years and it was worth the round. Will be back - likely this summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Blue Top

Course is playable if you play the right tees. We played the green tees and that was tough enough. Younger guy in group should have played one more longer tees because he drove through the fairways on a couple of holes
Challenging course with elevation changes. Course knowledge helps as there are a few blind shots. Take an extra club or two

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 263
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Absolutely stunning course

I was blown away by this superb course. It has a tremendous layout with huge elevation changes, wild bunkering and large undulating greens. My last season round did not feel like that as the conditions were excellent.

I would have loved to have played the abandoned holes along the river, but flooding doomed them several years ago.

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

First Timer

The overall course was great. Its beautiful and a great layout. The greens were horrible. Sand and arriated.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course and layout - ranger horrible

This is an amazing course, fairways were perfect, greens fast and true. I will play this course everything I come back to visit family in the area. However, the ranger was a piece of work with an attitude. I should pay $90 on a holiday weekend to be berated and talked down to for being 4 minutes behind on the 9th hole. No one was ever waiting on us but he said we were backing everyone up. Told us to keep up with group in front of us, but there wasn’t a group from the time we tee’d off. They had to be 3 holes ahead of us. Just absolutely horrible and threw everyone’s game off for a few holes. I told the guy in the pro shop and he made excuses for the ranger and said he gets that way, but you should absolutely address this as he should not be working here if that’s the attitude he takes with everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A TRUE BUCKET LIST COURSE

Very nice resort and golf course. We hadn't played here since they changed the routing of four holes. That change worked out very well. The front nine is a nice layout but the back nine is exceptional. Don't miss a chance to play this gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Diamond in the Rough

What a treat it was to play this course. This course is a gotta be the top 1 or 2 public course in Iowa. The course was in amazing shape especially with all the rain they have had lately. Greens were in perfect shape, soft but fast. Fairways were great and the rough was thick. Front nice is really nice layout couple blind tee shots. Once you get to the back it is really a treat. Par 11th 500 yards and goes straight UP HILL. From there on its up and downhill with some great views. Each side has a drive able par 4 risk reward style. I really enjoy that in a course. I was very impressed with everything expect for the entrance, things are a bit confusing and the pro shop is hidden. Beside that this place is top notch. Definitely a must play,.

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

GREAT PLACE TO STAY AND PLAY

The staff at the entire complex was great!! We spent the week-end and had a great time at the course and casino.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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