River Club, The

3.5125000000 3.5 stars from 5 (400)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7026 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7026 yards 74.4 144
Blue 72 6614 yards 72.1 137
White 72 6102 yards 69.6 128
Green 71 5495 yards 66.7 117
Red (W) 72 5056 yards 69.0 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 400 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
196
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

314 out of 397 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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"Good value overall. Too much housing by the fairways!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in fair condition considering the recent weather. Interesting holes . Greens a little slow overall and patchy in places. We got a great deal which was good value. Course is pretty much surrounded by housing and it's tricky to change that!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 06/02/2017:

Thank you Peterewen for your 3-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time considering the weather. Please come back and see us again very soon!


pepperon3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 06/05/2017:

Thank you pepperon3 for your 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you back again soon.

"Course has great layout."


u764457130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has great layout. The finest course I have played in this area. Course maintenance was superb. Every grand had its own character. Would recommend this course to anyone looking for a great golf experience.


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


Response from The River Club on 05/30/2017:

Thanks for the fantastic 5-star review and feedback of The River Club. We appreciate you taking the time it is great to see you enjoyed the layout. Please come back and see us again soon for more of the best golf in Brandenton, Florida.


Mark6048864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 05/24/2017:

Thank you Mark for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!


laurietulk57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 05/18/2017:

Thank you laurietulk57 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Nice Course, but the draught is killing it."


Matthew6997957's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, somewhat challenging but unfortunately the course is a hayfield.

Not the staffs fault, just a lack of rain.

I would play this course again after many days of straight rain, but not again until then.

Cannot get to clubhouse at the turn and no beer cart. However, can't complain on a Monday at $20 something dollars.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 05/16/2017:

Thank you Matthew for your review of The River Club. We apologize for the dry conditions, but we love to hear you found a great deal online. Please come back and see us again very soon once we get a little better conditions.

Commented on 06/09/2017

Name is Dan, not Matthew?


"Very good condition after a terrible drought."


rockydogz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a pleasant surprise as I hadn't played this course for several months and given the drought, it was in very good condition. The traps were excellent and well maintained. About half the tees needed some work and perhaps increasing the size and amount of daily watering might help. Greens very hard, put you actually get a little bite with well played shots. Plan on playing again real soon.


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


Response from The River Club on 06/09/2017:

Thank you rockydogz for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate your time and are thrilled to hear you found the conditions to be to your liking. Please come back and see us again very soon!


mikemcelvogue's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 05/04/2017:

Thank you for the 4 star review. We appreciate you coming out to see us and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Hidden Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a nice surprise it was to find this place. First of all let it be know the only reason for not giving a full 5 stars is because they're suffering from no rain as is everyone else. Coming from Michigan this course is very similar to a northern course and it's quite challenging to say the least. It's long and difficult. The greens rolled very nice and were in great shape although in need of water. Staff was very friendly, pricing was a great deal as well. The only downfall was not passing the clubhouse at the turn and not being able to get a hot dog so if you're out on the track you're out there! Enjoy as I'll certainly go back in fact I'm gonna look for a house for sale on that course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/27/2017:

Thank you cmydockccc for your 4-star review and feedback of The River Club. We love hearing about first time golfers to the course and how great your experience was. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and come back and see us again very soon!


jbhhpt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No cart girl/guy until 15th hole. No food service at the turn. Slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/26/2017:

Thank you jbhhpt for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and we apologize for not being able to get a hold of the beverage cart before hole 15. This is not a regular occurrence and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon.


u000007114274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



mikepaul's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/24/2017:

Thank you mikepaul for the 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. It is fantastic to see you had such a great time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Narrow and challenging course, small greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very tight course, small greens. Tee boxes were not in great shape. Fairways were in good condition and the course proved very challenging for its length. One downside is that you do not pass the club house at the turn, so be sure to catch the cart girl.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/13/2017:

Thank you zerohat for the 4-star review and feedback of The River Club. It is fantastic to hear you had good time on the course and enjoyed the conditions. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"rated higher than it should be"


icehouse2828's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Taking this off my list. rated high and I expected a lot more. The lack of rain has taken its toll the fairways and greens are in really rough shape. There are many courses in same or better shape for less money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 05/19/2017:

Thank you icehouse2828 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the course conditions due to the rain and please know our staff is working hard on getting everything back up to par. We hope you will come back and see us again once all the new changes have settled in.

"River"


mmit85's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play. 5 some on the course backed up everything without any response from the staff despite a ranger on the course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/10/2017:

Thank you mmit85 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the slow play as we are always monitoring this on the course. Please come back and see us again very soon as you are sure to have a much faster round!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing 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: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/10/2017:

Thank you eekster for the 4-star review of The River Club here in Bradenton, Florida. We are glad to see you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"This place has fallen apart"


paul59's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrible, terrible, terrible!

The worst of everything. Fairways and greens terrible.

Leaves falling everywhere and grounds not cleaned or kept up to what I remember from two years ago!

Terrible, NEVER AGAIN !!!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/10/2017:

Thank you paul59 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the conditions of the course as our staff is working hard on getting all aspects of the course back up to par. Please come back and see us again very soon as you are sure to pleasantly surprised!


hlevy1950's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/10/2017:

Thank you hlevy1950 for the review and feedback of our golf club. We apologize for the conditions of the course as we are working hard on getting everything back up to par. Please come back and see us again once all the new changes have settled in.

"Golf course"


harvfrank's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, good price at twilight rate. Drought has had significant effect on condition of the

course. Greens too slow for my liking. All in all would play again (after some rain)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/04/2017:

Thank you harvfrank for your review and feedback of our golf course. It is fantastic to see you had such a great time on the course and you enjoyed the layout and conditions. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"Small slow greens"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was $20 on golf now so I can't complain too much. The small greens on most holes and their speed doesn't help you get ready for other Florida courses. Good for a warm up round and that's about it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 04/10/2017:

Thank you MajorMark for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are very happy you managed to get a great deal on tee times and we hope to see you back again this summer!


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