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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6684 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.0

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Open: 2/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Dave Richards

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual golf attire.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Course mowers must all be broken, as fairways and rough all the same length.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are very important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing River Valley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just plain fun

If you're looking for a playable course with some interest, variation and value, look no further than River Valley.

I've played this course 5-6 times in my life -- it's a bit of a drive for me, but always worth it. Today I was the first person off the tee at 7 a.m. The young man in the clubhouse was extremely friendly and helpful. Had my cart ready, wiped down, ready to go. From the first tee -- a beautiful elevated shot to a straightaway fairway below -- to the last approach, which requires a high wedge to an extraordinarily elevated green, the course is just fun. It's well maintained for a public course, and the greens rolled 3-4 feet faster than I thought they would just by walking on them. They were also quite smooth and rolled true. There are a few challenging holes here, but nothing too punitive. A skilled player will find the course moderately easy, while high handicappers will find it playable. Again, it's just fun golf.

If you're looking for a relaxing round in a laid-back country setting, River Valley is a great choice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Nebraska Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Lowell Erdman designed

This web sight says Dave Richards designed the Score Card Says Lowell Erdman Designed.

Got to say 3 holes in i realized what a great design the course was. Really brilliant. Fun design. Better Design than Lake panorama.

Greens are in great shape. Could use a little help with weed control. However, I am there to play golf not Horticulture. Bunkers are typical rough sand

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent course with potential.

Course was in good condition but we have had a lot of rain this year. Course is overpriced compared to the other courses in the area. I don't like the 18th green or the reeds that block your view of the green on 12. Course had very few players for a Saturday afternoon but that is the norm for this course because of the price and poor condition (reputation) in past years. Course is fair and there are places to miss on most holes. Good course to grab a few drinks and enjoy a round with friends.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course in small town Iowa

Played here several times this year and it's not been very busy, course conditions are great, pretty open design, just a really nice golf course in small town Adel Iowa. I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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