Friars/Presidio at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.2607529412 3.3 stars from 5 (635)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Country Club attire required. T-shirts, Beachwear, Denim (Jeans) are prohibited
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6627 yards 71.6 123
Middle 72 6277 yards 70.0 119
Middle (W) 72 6277 yards 75.3 127
Forward 72 5532 yards 66.6 111
Forward (W) 72 5532 yards 70.9 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 635 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
293
3 stars:
147
2 stars:
65
1 stars:
37

recommend this course

498 out of 630 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals walkers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views watching the game  

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"Friars Presidio Review"


allstardetailing's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Friars Presidio, i can tell the course is under repair so i won't comment on the condition. Hopefully we will have more options than those two courses every time. I tbink that they are over used. Some of the tee boxes are over watered and uneven. The greens look very good and the pin placements are quite challenging. I still enjoy playing these courses and look forward to playing them again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"6 hour round the norm"


wgonyea's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you like a 6 hour round, Riverwalk is the place. Frequently, you'll be waiting 2 or 3 groups at the first tee. You heard that right. And to make sure you get your 6 hour round, they love to book 5 player groups. Ahh, the 5 player group. They love it because they never have to wait since they can't keep up with anyone. And everyone behind them get's to sit and witness every shot they take. And it's never the decent golfer's that are in a group of 5. It's always the 50yd hacks. This is the norm for this course. And you will always find numerous fairways that are under repair. If they simply cared enough to keep a marshall on the course making sure groups stayed a shot behind it would be a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Riverwalk golf course"


Bob3214250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in great shape and the greens are very nice. I went on a monday the pace was very nice about 4 hours to go around. the staff was very friendly. the only thing I will say to watch is if you have an early tee time the course is right off the freeway and at rush hour it can be challenging. after 830 it should be okay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Worst conditions I have played this year"


u000001946246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in terrible shape many fairways were "under repair". Play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000002908044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course for the first time. The starter/marshal was a jerk with no personality. Everyone else was nice and the course was very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Customer1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"riverwalk"


ed1509602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

decent tract... fairly forgiving... only gripe would some of the greens were infested with either worms or diseased....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Played Mission/Friars"


dclholeinone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mission was great; Friars was bad . . . almost seems forgotten compared to Mission and Presidio. Had a great round. Played from the blues for the first time (+400yds) and did not feel the difference. Course is a fair value for Sunday golf but can get a little busy with tournaments.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a joke"


u614960701's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live close by this course & have played there a few times. EVERY TIME I play here the course is extremely over booked. 11:37am tee time & we didn't tee off until 12:10. When pulling up to the tee box there were 16 other players (4 foursome's) waiting to tee off also! I asked the Marshall & he said they book too many tee times. I spoke with the desk & they said there's nothing they can do...The pace of play is the worst I've ever seen at any course. It's not hard to figure out nobody knows what their doing at Riverwalk.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Spencer276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens Imacculate But...."


TimoPrietto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Imacculate greens but the rest of the course is shabby, not representative of the online photos.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Best kept secret in SD"


dclholeinone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is easy to drive by this GC, situated in the hustle of Hotel Circle drive and a mall. But it is wonderful, fairly priced, and will test everyone's game. Greens are great (not sure about Friars). Due to the reasonable price it could get a little crowded on Sundays, from noon on.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Absolutely awesome"


u1370438's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've made never played a course that was so friendly to the eye. You never had to guess which way the fairway went. The GPS in the car was such a big help. I will be back...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sadness"


Rob2999551's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Its just so sad that the course is ALWAYS in such poor condition. Riverwalk is in a prime location and could be one of the best courses in SD, but its always so beat up. I understand you need to keep all three courses open to make money, but it would be a good idea to just keep two courses open while the third is being repaired. Eventually, all three courses would be in much better shape. I personally would rather pay a higher fee on a well maintained course, then a lower fee on a poorly maintained course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Review of Presido Mission"


allstardetailing's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing both courses,they are very challenging but not impossible. There are some parts of the course that are in less than good condition , but they are being addressed and that is apparent. That's understandable for a very popular course with reasonable rates. San Diego weather has beeen at both extremes this and last year and has taken its toll on some areas of the course. Overall the course is in good shape and will only get better as repairs are completed. I look forward to playing this course every week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Understaffed!!"


u461552922's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I person manning the desk in the pro shop, one outside person doing carts, starter, and range!!

Had a tournament going on, and things got chaotic, especially at the turn, as no one was controlling the tee rotation. People were angry, arguing over who was up, etc. Was a mess, and very unsettling for me and others present. Won't be back playing this course

anytime soon!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



dccanedy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very understaffed. 10 people trying to check in took 20 minutes.

Starter came in to help.

Starter had terrible attitude with golfers.

Telling them what not to do . lecturing.

If someone was there to help would be better.

Maintenance and course was horrendous.

Too bad. I used to like this course.

Must be new owners or management.

Get help and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Down by the river"


Rich7515773's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were a couple of holes under minor repair, other than that a great playing course. IF we didn't have a couple hop in front of us at the tee on 16 we wouldn't have been finishing in the dark.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very good course"


ramruiz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this past Saturday, the fairways are in very good conditions, but the greens were on the slow end, it appears that they just recently sanded them. Pace of play was veeeeery slow (but then again Saturdaya morning)....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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