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2.9
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
51.3%
Recommend this course
50 out of 79 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
2.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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2.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.1
40.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6509 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2

Formerly known as Elks Blue River Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.9
79 Reviews (79)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

short staff slow on service or not where the employee needed to be for service

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Blue Bear

They need more help. We went to the bar to grab a quick snack at the turn. It ended up being one hour before we got back on the course. One person was running around in circles trying to do everything.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Best value around Indy

Nice layout you must be able to hit it straight. Of you play poorly its a great layout. Bunkers need work everything else was great they need a marshall and to stock the proshop with the basics like balls. I will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible Course Condition

Everyone in our group agreed this is the worst course we have ever played. Weed filled tees and fairways and greens that are inconsistent, and poorly maintained, some of which even have mold. Overall condition very poor. Not sure what course these other reviewers played but sure doesn't fit the horrible conditions our group experienced. Waste of time and money, won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Short Distance

It was huge difference between score card and actual.
Most teeing area has been moved forward.
So it had much frustrations.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for money

The course is nice for the money. Drought has been no friend. If your wanting PGA golf stay away. But if your an average player on a budget it’s a good course. Greens were slow to average speed. Sand traps could use new sand.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course gets worse each time we play

This course clearly needs a new superintendent, if they even have one. The course is in absolutely terrible shape and gets worse each time we play, and this has been an ongoing problem for 5 or so years now! This round will be our last one here. Years ago, this course was in very nice shape, how they have allowed it to fall so far is hard to understand. A complete embarrassment and they should be ashamed! We are done playing here. Absolutely disgusting.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible course conditions

Fairways looks like mowed fields not grass, not an exaggeration either. Not we’ll taken care of by any means, even the greens had dried out dead spots.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

This is my home course i play about 20 × a year. Its going thru different ownership right now. Not sure if that's the reason for poor condition of the course or maybe the lack of rain. Hardly ever see the sprinkler system working. Hope the new owners do a better job. The clubhouse is nice, the course layout can be challenging due to the failure of cutting or trimming trees. This course has potential under someone who cares.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rivers Edge

The course was in a very playable condition. The greens were in good condition. The rough was challenging but not out of control. To me it is a tough driving course. I would play there again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Don't get the hot deal

I got the $28 hot deal...extra $3 in fees and could have played here for $25. Frustrating.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great potential

The greens were great best Ive seen all year anywhere.. You can tell they are trying to get the fairways back to greatness! New management, give them a year and the course will look amazing!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need a map

Layout is a bit confusing. We had to wait 30 minutes because they let a bunch of walk-ins golf in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New name and management

The course is now called River View. I think they are making improvements.

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