Mission/Friars at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.5755000000 3.6 stars from 5 (563)
  • 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

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: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 563 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
264
3 stars:
130
2 stars:
54
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

451 out of 558 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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"great variety of challanges"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a fair challenge, unfortunately the recent weather has caused some damage , but it appears the staff are dealing with it to their credit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had been punched which was known before, much damage to traps and other areas due to recent rains, this course was built in a river bottom. Could have been warned about storm damage that had not yet been fixed. Not a very good value.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"They forgot a few things"


The1babe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Virtuallly all the bunkers were unplayable, they forgot to plant grass on much of the fairways....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"sand greens"


Marklucky7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bummer, had guest in town & I guess it is that time of year. Greens punched & sanded. I would give it til April 1 & that's no fooling.

Hit em straight!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rather Beaten Up"


u000004073898's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is in pretty bad shape because it experienced quite a bot of flooding recently. The Mission nine is particularly bad. The starter/marshalls also don't seem to have a good handle on routing groups off the multiple nines.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Really enjoyed Presidio-Mission"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played with my 12 year old son, great pace of play, enjoyed the round tremendously. the course is in good shape (understand that Friars is WIP); I enjoy playing here. Plan to do a lot of golfing here.

Great place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friars is awful right now...."


jcox1610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and have never seen the Friars 9 so beat up. Dirt patches everywhere! Hopefully management can get this fixed asap.

Tee time was originally scheduled for 1222pm and we didn't tee off until 1245pm, pace of play was slow. 5 hour round!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Riverwalk golf course"


u000005858278's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was OK but not the person at the pro shop.We have reserved for 2 golfers on Line but when we arrived

There I had to pay 39$ more because they said we have paid only one.

We are tourist from Quebec Canada but we are not fool.

T'hank You.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"I usually enjoy this course"


u143693913's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times and usually enjoy it. My most recent round had the worst pace of play I've ever experienced. We started at 1pm and only got through 15 holes in 5 hours. Every hole was backed up at least one group and sometimes 2. The course was in decent shape for the most part, however, a few of the fairways had some bad spots and the rough on some holes was patchy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't go on a holiday"


pwrless1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
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Reviewed on

P/M courses were in great shape but it was Presidents day and so starting times were delayed and pace of play was terrible. 5 1/2 hr rounds should never happen today. Otherwise it was a fun outing on a nice track.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



David3775425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice track...Very slow play"


u679899181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been going to this course as a single for over a year now...twice a month. Great track that tests your game, exposes your weaknesses. Now the bad part. (1). There are generally no marshalls...pace of play is very slow, even during the week. Waiting on tee box most of the time. 5 hours is par for the course and that's after not caring after 15 holes. Ended up leaving...playing partners left after 8 holes. (2) Bunkers could use some sand


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u6480997's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friars 9 awful condition"


u000003426857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played the Mission - Friars combination 18. The Mission 9 was in reasonable condition, but the Friars 9 was really bad. This is the second time I have played this course about this time of year. Both times I saw the same thing. Because of the condition of the Friars 9, this course is over priced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u871187769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never again"


Statmaster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played Riverwalk multiple times. No more! For the umpteenth time, the pace of play was beyond miserable. We had a 12:30 tee time, which would give us 5 hours to complete the round before sunset.

First, we were delayed on our tee time by 25 minutes, finally teeing off at 12:55. Second, upon completion of the first hole, we ran into a 3 group backup. We did not finish the second hold until 1:45 and finished the first nine holes at 3:45.

Needless to say, we knew we would not finish by 5:30 (sunset), so we decided to call it quits and have a beer instead.

This is not the first time I've experienced this at Riverwalk. In fact, shame on me, it happens almost every time I play here (dozen times over the past 3 years).

I've reached my limit and will no longer play at Riverwalk, the slowest golf round in the county!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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