River View Golf Course in Santa Ana, California, USA | GolfPass
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3.6
896 Reviews (896)
5 Stars
162
4 Stars
388
3 Stars
197
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
67
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
74.5%
Recommend this course
681 out of 896 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.3%
Recommend this course
74 out of 101 reviews
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3.6
203 Reviews (203)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
73.9%
Recommend this course
150 out of 203 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6190 yards
Slope 120
Rating 68.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Pfaff

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes. Single rider carts are available for an additional charge. No carry on coolers or alcohol
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
896 Reviews (896)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Specials 12
Amazing Food 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 50
Narrow Fairways 30
Water Hazards 26
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
Near Local Attractions 15
Near the Airport 14

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow pace of play

The course was in good shape and there was some challenging holes. The biggest problem is that some the greens and tee boxes were on top of each other and the pace of play was painful. Played on a weekday and it took over 5 hours to play 18 holes with cart.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in very good shape. Tight course. Must keep it in play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Layout Is Interesting but Dangerous

This was a interesting course.. It short and there are a few driveable par 4s if you know where to hit and have the distance… It snakes it’s way around and through the dry river pretty well… That makes it challenging enough to try to keep out of or play out of the sand hazards… If I was to give advice on how to play around here, make sure you value hitting the ball where you aim over shot shape… That doesn’t mean always hit it straight, that means if you hit a draw regularly… Make sure you account for your draw or fade when hitting toward the dry river bed… If you play it where it lies then just expect to look a stroke just getting out of the sand…

Now on to why it’s dangerous… The tee boxes are way too close to the greens… There are golfers who don’t know there shot shape and will be constantly hitting hitting into you if the tee box is close enough to the green… It happen more than just a few times during our round… The protection is abysmal so you better either take cover when it’s not your turn or hit it fast when it is…

Either way a bad round of golf is better than a great day at work… Have fun…

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dandy track

This course has made the most of the geography. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape. I would recommend being accompanied by someone who knows the course but that is true at most courses. It’s a little tight between some tees and greens so be aware of other golfers.
All in all I really enjoyed my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

patches.!!

The condition of fairway grass is excellent. No patches of dirt.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

not honest

Booked this course for $39 from GolfNow, but the course would not honor the GN price. Instead, they charged me the stadnard $49 course fee.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course and Value

I have been playing Riverview since I was a kid. Great course for the price and great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Over Booked!

Played with a second. First nine holes were pretty good and then we hit the turn. The line up on the 10th was ridiculous and in fact, decided to leave and not play the back nine. $39 for 9 holes and not thrilled.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day

First time playing. Great staff and really great playing partners I was paired with. Lots of variety on holes. Wouldn’t recommend for beginners. Changed in elevations added to challenge and enjoyment. Many holes are at a higher elevation then fairway so be sure no one is on green when you approach & club up as needed. Overall course condition was as expected for summer. Golf cart GPS and notes were helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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