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4.3
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
89.3%
Recommend this course
113 out of 120 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6917 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.6
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River Island Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
120 Reviews (120)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Forced Carries 10
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly recommend

Beautiful course. If its your first time playing, be sure to ask about the course layout. It may become confusing. They’re very helpful with directions. I love this challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poorly Managed Course

The course has a pristine location in the Central Valley. Unfortunately, the course has been poorly managed. Part of it has been to the low amount of water that the club has to use. The other part has been to lack of care, especially on the greens. Lack of a course Marshall has allowed play to be slow due to having extremely unacceptable groups of 7-8 players. There seems to be an irrefutable lack of attention to a course which once competed with the 5 star courses of the valley. A shame to see. I recommend playing at Tulare or Valley oaks, instead of here. Especially considering the price. Not worth it at the moment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot day at River

Course was beautiful and even though it was 103 degrees, the course had plenty of shade over the tee boxes. They also had ice cold water with Dixie cups every third hole. This course has always been a challenging but fun to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great play

I played by myself took my time and played better then my age I shoot a 81 my age that day my birthday is 84! I really had a wonderful day thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Currently in Bad Shape

Expected course to be nice, but fairways we patchy, greens are currently sanded, no warning of this was given prior to start round. Larger than 5 person groups were on the course causing slow play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good pace of play

Pace of play was good I was played solo and was given the opportunity to play through but didn’t need to. Course layout is good, greens are nice right now good speed on them. Course could use a little bit of maintenance on certain holes. All in all course is in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course with amazing views

If you are looking to improve your game this course is for you. The greens were not perfect, but that was mostly due to the recent rain. They are redoing some of the tee boxes, it is a very well maintained course. Very clean restrooms. The views throughout the entire course are breathe taking. In my opinion it's the best course in the southern centeal valley..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3/5/2021 Round at River Island

Course conditions were good but pace of play a little slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Island was fine

My issue was That River island golf course is not affiliated with Golf now I need longer so I had to pay full price and they did not honor the price that Golf now has booked me

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rained Out

Just our luck we got rained out and since it was a Golf Now Hot Deal they only way for me to cancel and get a refund is if the course closed. Since they stayed open we played what we could 10 holes and headed out right as it started pouring. We'll be back.!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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