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4.6
272 Reviews (272)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
97.2%
Recommend this course
259 out of 272 reviews
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4.8
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.4%
Recommend this course
61 out of 62 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

4.6
272 Reviews (272)

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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Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Great

This course is quite challenging and your approach shot is crucial on pretty much every hole. Greens roll true and the fairways are always in great condition and the ball sits up great on the zoysia grass. Staff is great here as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/06/2021

gcrb28...Thank you so much for the excellent feedback! Looking forward to your return!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem!!

Came to TN from FL for my son's weekend birthday bash which came with 36 holes at Riverwatch on Saturday. The short review is "Amazing, fun course, in great shape, with Amazing, welcoming, clubhouse and restaurant staff". The longer review starts now. This is great layout. However, if you've ever played hill top golf you know you've got to hit it in the right spots. There are some blind spots, but if you know where to hit it you get rewarded. The par 3s are all lengthy so no layups there. However, par 5's give you a good look at getting a few strokes back if you have courage. The greens are all plenty large enough and are rolling great!!! However, there are no flat putt so prepare yourself for a couple 3 putts. Can't wait to play here again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/04/2021

Jupton413...thank you so much for the review!!! We look forward to your return!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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
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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!

Played On
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!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
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.

Played On
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 242
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 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 87
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great conditions, great deal on golfnow

Conditions on this great course have never been better. Greens played fast and true. Fairways are in great shape with plenty of roll.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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