Mission/Friars at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.3198764706 3.3 stars from 5 (620)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6383 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.5
  • 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 6383 yards 70.5 120
Middle (W) 72 6033 yards 73.8 124
Middle 72 6033 yards 68.9 117
Forward 72 5215 yards 65.3 108
Forward (W) 72 5215 yards 69.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 620 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
288
3 stars:
143
2 stars:
64
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

489 out of 615 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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"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
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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


"Ricerwalk"


u000002835664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Reviewed on

The pace of play is always a little slow because they have a lot of tournaments that play slow and they don't allow enough time or start them on time


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


JOe5905621's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been playing Riverwalk for 15 years. Worse conditions ever. Beverage cart lady beyond rude. 6 hour round.....


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Does the job. Good value."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Good value, so worth playing. Decent layout with some pretty nice holes. Conditions are hit or miss and driving range is sub par. Clubhouse is fine but nothing special.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Second time in two days - Friars/Presidio"


gregoryhong's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on both 9/2 and 9/3 despite the aeration alert and negative reviews on the conditions at Friars. I won't comment on aeration since it's normal for course maintenance other than to say golfers can make adjustments - hit the putt a little firmer, give it a little less break, and you still have a good shot at making the putt.

I will disagree with all the reviews slamming the conditions at Friars. Yes, there are some bare spots. Yes, they are laying sod on some of the fairways (Specifically, the tee area for holes 1 and 7 is about 50-100 yards ahead of the normal teeboxes, probably to encourage golfers to stay off the newly laid sod). However, I would not classify this course as unplayable. To the contrary, I enjoyed my round and the conditions did not bother me (and don't tell anyone, but I teed off from the normal teeboxes on 1 and 7 anyway). The conditions aren't perfect but they are good enough for a convenient round of golf in the middle of the city, especially for a discounted rate (and I was very pleased with the price paid).

Presidio was in good condition. No complaints there.

In summary, I played here two days in a row and enjoyed myself both days. The course is relatively trouble-free, the amenities are sufficient, the conditions are decent (Friars is not perfect but it's good enough) and the location is very convenient. If you're able to secure a hot rate and don't want to waste time driving over 30 minutes north, south, or east, then I don't think you will be disappointed with Riverwalk (contrary to other recent reviews).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Save Your Money"


bigamills1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Reviewed on

After ownership hanged hands years ago I said I would never play here again. I thought I'd give it another go this past weekend and the course is just as bad as ever. Aside from the greens being punched (and they didn't even bother to tell us), parts of the greens were chewed up with divots everywhere. The rest of the course wasn't much better. Save your money. I wouldn't golf here again even if it was free


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not told if poor conditions."


Piney's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Paid full price for aireaited greens, half fairways closed and 2 modified tees placed in the fairway. Bar closed after round due to a wedding. No on course Marshall with water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


Terry4114621's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here 8/31 after reading all the bad reviews on course conditions but had heard some good things about the course. Played and Mission and Presdio and course was in good shape. Greens had been punched on Mission a couple days before and were still a little bumpy but should be fine now. Presdio was in great shape overall, a couple spots GUR but nothing significant compared to the other reviews. Challenging course over all, some great par 5s and water comes in to play on a few holes . Wish I had time to play it twice. Course is real close to downtown hotels, a $20 Uber.. Will play it again when in the San Diego area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I didn't know the greens were" punched"."


u7148028's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would have been nice to know the greens were aerated before I made reservations.

I'm not a big fan of playing on aerated greens as you can tell. But overall I enjoyed myself and the staff was great.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Friars needs a lot of work."


SanteeFlash's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many bare spots ,tee boxes under repair.

The greens were bumpy.

Have played here under much better conditions.I am sure the management is trying to fix problems.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Repair Conditions"


Phillip8886905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Played 9 holes on the Friars course and I'm amazed that they are keeping this course open for play. I will not play this course again. Fairways are mostly new sod or dirt, they closed the tee boxes on the par 5s and made them play 270 yards, we teed off at 7:15 and staff we still cutting the greens while we were waiting to hit our approach shots. Overall, not even worth $10 to play. They really need to shut down Friars for a month and completely repair it, but it's obvious that the course management want to milk as much money as possible without regard for repeat golfers. With several other options in the area at a similar price, i dont plan on playing this course any time soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



leeeungho's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Needs help"


jlmylenek's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I noticed they had a good rate for a 9 Hole play so I jumped on it with not alot of time and now I understand why between the dirt in the fairways and The Gardener's working throughout it seemed like I was playing through their maintenance. Won't make that mistake again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



JohnnyTal1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Place is good, well located and reasonable price!!"


u1656060's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a beginner, it is a great place to play when traveling for business and conventions in San Diego, the course is in fair condition and has great staff. It is good that they follow golf dressing protocol. If is best if you reserve on line to save some money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


u000003431501's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friars fairways were not in good condition. Lots of dirt areas where grass should be. Staff say condition is being addressed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/02/2017

Being addressed? that is comical. that course has been garbage for 2 years now.



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