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4.5
267 Reviews (267)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
97.3%
Recommend this course
254 out of 267 reviews
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4.7
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 16 reviews
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4.6
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.3%
Recommend this course
58 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6850 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.3
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RiverWatch Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Jacobsen (2000) Jim Hardy (2000) Jerry Lemons

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Lodging

Lodging Available

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
267 Reviews (267)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Narrow Fairways 24
Bunkers 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
Locals 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32

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Reviews 1
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/09/2021

DEAN2129309...Thanks for the 5 star review!!! We hope you will come see us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Starter Might Be Beneficial

Really like this course and the folks who manage it. However, today, pace of play was slower than usual due too many trying to start at the same time. Course really bogged down. A starter would help alleviate this.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/09/2021

u847103045...Thank you for your great review and feedback. We have since hired a starter for Friday and Saturday mornings. We are currently looking for a starter for Sunday mornings...send anyone interested to the pro shop! Thanks!

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Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jewel of a course

Second time here and i love coming here despite the 1 hour drive. Great course, great staff. Course is challenging if you cant hit it straight but very scenic.
Will continue to come to this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/09/2021

Hey igmarule!...thanks so much for the great review and recommendation! We look forward to your return!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
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Commented on 04/29/2021

Stock12...Thanks for the 5 star review! Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course - check out the Stay & Play

Beautiful course. Hard, fast greens. Excellent, friendly and accommodating staff. Course is tricky - sloping fairways and run-off areas. You’ll play better the second time once you learn the bailout areas.
Check out the on-course condos available for a surprisingly affordable stay and play package. Great bar and grill next to the clubhouse too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/29/2021

Thanks for such a great review!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/29/2021

Quickandsmooth...thanks for the great review! We look forward to your return.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/29/2021

kmccaleb...thanks so much for the 5 stars and recommendation! Hope to see you soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/29/2021

Thanks for the recommendation! We appreciate the 4 star review. Hopefully with the new marshals we brought on for weekend play, we will improve that Saturday pace.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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Commented on 03/26/2021

samjr...Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation! Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/26/2021

JonMasters...Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you enjoyed your round and will be returning soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough Course with great conditions

The greens were perfect, and the fairways were nice, but the course was extremely challenging. The front nine was fair but the back nine had some impossible shots. However, I loved the different characteristics of every par 3 on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/26/2021

pjbacker...Thank you for such a great review! It is definitely a challenging course to say the least...but we believe well worth the drive! Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 236
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Experience on an Amazing Course

Course was built by two different architects: Jerry Lemons designed the current front 9 and Peter Jacobson / Jim Hardy designed the current back 9. The front 9 is a little less playable then the back as it has more forced carries and is tighter than the back. However, the terrain is still as bold and yielded numerous memorable holes.

The on site staff (I met two of the owners) and they could not have been nicer, more helpful, and very passionate about their course (and rightly so). Course is one of my favorites in Tennessee and in the same discussion as Sweeten's Cove and The Sewanee Club.

There are too many unique / strategic holes to name and that is a testament to how good the course is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/15/2021

Thank you for such a great review! We are constantly working on improving the course...hopefully it just keeps getting more enjoyable! See you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

I played Riverwatch yesterday and this course is in great shape. The greens were smooth and relatively fast to be February. This course is a hidden gem in Middle Tennessee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/28/2021

Thank you so much for the great review! Looking forward to a great 2021 year!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day at Riverwatch

Enjoy Riverwatch for the variety and challenges of this course. Great value but on a holiday weekend was a bit slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/19/2020

Glad you enjoyed the course! We are working on improving the flow, even on those busy holiday weekends. Hopefully you will be back soon to see improvements!

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

Fantastic Gem in Rural TN

I experienced Riverwatch for the first time on Saturday morning and went in hesitant as it was a bit of a drive for me. Any expectations I had were blown away by this beautiful gem of a golf course. It’s situated up high with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. There’s not a flat hole among the 18 because it is built to work with the rolling hills and not carved out of them. This makes for an extremely fun challenge as you have blind shots, and shots that can run downhill for that extra distance that makes you feel better about your game. The fairways were lovely, well manicured, and firm which produced true iron shots. Just make sure you hit the fairways, otherwise you will lose many balls as anything in the trees is down the mountain. The greens were firm and fast and an exciting challenge. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, I’ve already booked my next tee time as I was so impressed with the course. Don’t let the location deter you from making the trip to this spectacular course, trust me, it’s worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/27/2020

So glad you enjoyed the course! We look forward to your return!

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough tough tough!

Waited long on every shot on the front side. When we got to the turn there were at least 10 carts waiting. Wait between shots got even longer and we quit after hole 11.
Think it could have been a 6 hour round. Very difficult around the greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/27/2020

Hey Tim...sorry to hear about the slow pace on 11/6. Pace is usually not a problem here so I'm concerned what might have been holding things up that day. In the future, please call the pro shop and we will attempt to identify and fix any pace problems. Hope you can return soon for a better experience.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent

By far, best experience I've had playing golf. Beautiful and challenging course. Amazing staff. Great food. Definitely a 10 out of 10. We had a group of eight so 2 foursomes and played 81 holes in 3 days. We had such an incredible experience we're going to make this a 2-3 times a year trip seeing as we live over an hour away. Can't wait to come back. I highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/27/2020

We are so happy your experience was so good! We look forward to your return!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Its a course that requires accuracy off the tee and some course knowledge. Not long, but cant be overpowered either. Traps needed some work and sand. Hardly anyone there today so pace was good. Had some very nice holes and reachable in 2 par 5’s. Greens were in good shape. If you find a titleist 2 in the woods, you’re welcome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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