Mission/Friars at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.5683000000 3.6 stars from 5 (586)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6383 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

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  • 1150 Fashion Valley Rd, San Diego, California 92108, San Diego County
  • (619) 296-4653
  • (619) 296-8011
  • www.riverwalkgc.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 586 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
273
3 stars:
136
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

469 out of 581 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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"Good course eventually"


jarreola's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Besides getting out problems do to miscommunication and the patch work on fairways , this is a beautiful course. Definitely one of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


u466090897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was perfect place to play great location & staff Awesome Course .

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Johnny Munoz.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice municipal oourse"


u145345654's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Played Friars and Mission course

-Friars was a pretty open straightforward nine holes. The fairways were in horrible shape with bare spots on every hole. Had to role ball to get a grass lie. Greens were in great shape and very undulated which made putting a challenge. Great layout and very nice greens but horrible fairways. Pace of play was on par for a friday round. Good experience!

-Mission nine was in much better shape with some much tougher holes. No mental mistakes or you are in trouble. Greens were in great shape and fairways in much better shape on this nine. Pace of play was a bit slow but it was sunny and 70 degrees so it wasnt a big hassle!

Overall great experience. Staff was nice. Starter was nice and teed off on time. Played with and met some really nice people. Price was descent and the couse was convenient to where i was staying.

I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Aftrenoon"


u821045180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went online and found $19 for 9 holes. Tee time 3:06 finished at 4:30. No waiting, friendly staff. Enjoyed a post round beer on patio. Perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Condition on Mission"


Nathaniel1493972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
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Played a quick morning 9 on Mission. The greens were fast, fairways were nice. A couple Ground Under Repair areas but other than that I was happy with it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Good Course in need of help"


dasarg55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To be honest I was greatly disappointed in this course. Having played it before and remembering it to be in good shape, I thought it would be a good place to take some out of town friends before their flights back home. This was our final course after 4 days of a golf vacation. The course is in terrible condition except for the greens. The greens are in good shape but the rest of the course is in desperate need of an overhaul. I had to apologize to my friends for the condition of the course! Will not be going back to Riverwalk anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"One of the slowest days I can remember on this course"


locage1979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Booked tee time on Golf Now for 11:00 Sunday, 4/30. When we arrived, we were told that our tee time was 10:45. It took 10 minutes shy of 3 hours to finish 9 holes. We called it a day after the foursome in front of us was still using the bathroom/getting food at the turn. I expect it to busy on Sundays but come on, that was absurd.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's no river walk"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course before and I made note to myself to play it again because of the convenient location. I did not remember it to be that expensive for the condition it was in. The greens were not bad but the fairway was in bad condition with too many bald spots and under repair if there was even an attempt to repair. Still not bad for a city course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


patrick4835715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played 9 hole of great golf the course was in ver good shape and the greens were great


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Riverwalk"


u922042306's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 4th time playing this course. Mission is by far the best 9...

Pace of play was OK, condition of most fairways is just ok, with bare patches from the winter flooding. The team are doing the best to resolve that...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were deplorable. Lots of dead grass and dirt in the fairways throughout the course. While the staff told me it was from the heavy rains this past year, it didn't help my disappointment.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Save your money"


u346046226's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was not at all good- greens were fine but rest of the course had little maintenance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



j4488554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fairways"


Cmicun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early rainstorms took their toll on the fairways, but the club seemed to be doing all they could to repair the damage, and they really didn't hinder play or muddy up the ball too much. Great course layout, longer than most public courses. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Do not waste your time or money"


u000002507295's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As a local here in San Diego. I was blown away by the poor conditions of Friars 9. The entire fairways are dirt. Had to move ball several times back and off the fairway to find grass..Shocked they charge full price to play this dirt track... Not worth a penny.

If you value your clubs find another course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Andrew1773507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u895146771's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Amazing for a Sunday!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was amazed at how quickly we moved around Mission/Frias, even with a tournament going on. We only saw the cart girl twice and the mobile food truck at the turn closed early . . . too bad . . . I believe there was a wedding. I am closed-minded enough to think it should cater to golfers first but courses have to make money, I guess, and green fees alone does not cut it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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