A splendid fall day view from a tee at Blue Top Ridge At Riverside.
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4.6
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
93.9%
Recommend this course
43 out of 46 reviews
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4.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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4.4
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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About

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

4.6
46 Reviews (46)

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 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday fall afternoon

Would have been a 5, but dealt with wind and cold most of round. Staff was courteous and on it….everything done right. Decent place of play considering weather

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 104
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

PACE: Played as a single, and had no one in front of me until #16.

CONDITIONS: Course was well maintained. Greens rolled great, and the rough was fair. Splashed out of the bunkers just fine.

STAFF: Got me paid, and that's it. I wasn't pointed to the first tee, or told what to expect. Instead I drove around trying to find the first tee and driving range.

VALUE: $60 for twilight is steep, but the conditions were great.

LAYOUT: Ok, so I found the par 3s to be redundant... felt like 4 versions of the same hole. However, I found the par 5s to be a lot of fun and each very unique. You cannot (should not) walk this course given elevation changes and distance between holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blue Top Ridge

Great course with magnificent views. Tough green complexes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Very challenging course. Lots of trouble if you're not straight off the tee. It's a target golf course, you need all aspects of your game to score well.
Greens have lots of undulations and you need to be on the correct level on your approach shots to have a decent chance of birdie.
GPS on carts are small and don't show the hole layout very well and the score card doesn't show the hole layouts either, made it tough for the first time playing it.
Course was in great shape, greens were very fast and bunkers were well maintained. Prepare to be humbled unless you are hitting it straight, bunkers everywhere.
Back nine definitely more difficult than the front.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice track.....

This was second time in two years to play here after many years away. I was impressed last year and not disappointed this year. The course is in great shape all around. The bunkers are pure and playable as compared to other courses where they are not maintained. The staff have impressed me, not pushy, they are friendly and accommodating. I will not target to play here a few times each year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Perfect conditions

Some greens are fast, some have a lot of undulations...Blue Top is both! Deep bunkers too. But it was such a nice course we did not mind that it was a bit slow and a bit too hard for our game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
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 24
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 2
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
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