The Riviera Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7157 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 75.6

  • 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades, California 90272, Los Angeles County
  • (310) 454-6591
  • (310) 459-5316, (310) 454-8351

Year built: 1927
Architect(s): George C. Thomas, Jr.
Type: Private
Greens: Kikuyu grass
Fairways: Kikuyu grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attired.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed


Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7157 yards 75.6 137
Blue 71 7013 yards 74.6 135
White 71 6531 yards 72.2 130
White (W) 74 6531 yards 79.1 152
Gold 71 6094 yards 70.0 124
Red (W) 74 5844 yards 75.6 143

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 5.0 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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"The Riv"

BenElisha0's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

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Riviera is a classic George C. Thomas design. There are so many unique holes to get to experience. The par 3, 6th hole has a bunker in the middle of the green. You can play your shot halfway up the hill to the 7th tee and the ball will roll back down to the pin on the 6th green.

In addition to 6, you have the famous par 4, 10th hole. There is no where safe to drive your golf ball. A layup to the middle of the fairway leaves you with a narrow green to play towards with bunkers guarding all sides. You can easily go from bunker to bunker. It's a fantastic design!

The tee shot at 18 is tough because you need to the left side of the fairway that slopes left to right. That leaves you with a 200 yard cut shot to an elevated green.

Overall it's a bucket list course to play and in a beautiful setting.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course