River Club, The

3.5440058824 3.5 stars from 5 (416)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 416 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
204
3 stars:
88
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

329 out of 413 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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"nice coarse condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways and greens both very nice. Rough was tough but fair. Very nice golf course overall. will definitely play here again.Golf now provided the great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 10/16/2017:

Thanks rondipal for the great 5-star review of The River Club here in Bradenton, Florida. We love seeing you will be back and we look forward to it!

"River Club"


u000004804948's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

A pleasant testing course with some great holes.

In good condition considering the hurricane that went through not long ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 10/16/2017:

Thank you so much for your 4-star review and feedback. We look forward to seeing you again very soon here in Bradenton for more of the best golf in the area.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 10/16/2017:

Thanks CJHICKMAN for the review of our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and we hope to see you back again soon!

"Great condition"


Jim7364027's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing after hurricane Irma the course was in great shape. Had not played the course in a couple years. The condition is greatly improved. Very nice greens and challenging fairways. Clubhouse bar and grill is under new management and the staff is very friendly. Enjoyed nice lunch after the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Papad2000's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 09/07/2017:

Thanks Papad for the review and feedback. Come back and see us again very soon!

"Challenging course worth playing"


Larrywacko's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is priced right and is in good shape not great but good.. This course is fun to play and will test you both front and back nine...Play this course, people are nice here..Stay for food and drink both good..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 09/05/2017:

Thanks Larrywacko for the 4-star review of The River Club here in Bradenton, Florida. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Vacation 2017"


Paul9001172's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I give it a C- overall. For the same money I played Highlands which I rate an A-


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 09/05/2017:

Thanks Paul for coming out to The River Club. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Check back often for more great deals online and we hope to see you back again soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 08/24/2017:

Thanks for the fantastic 4-star review of The River Club. Please come back and see us again very soon!


u094141087's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 08/24/2017:

Thank you for the fantastic 4-star review of The River Club. Please come back and see us again very soon!


Irishrover3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 08/23/2017:

Hello Lawrence, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our good course conditions. Thank you for playing The River Club!

"Hidden Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time we played The River Club, while on vacation to Bradenton.

As what happened last year it poured prior to our scheduled 324 Tee Time.

On arrival we were instructed cart path only. Trust me smart move.

It was comical on the 2nd hole as my shot came up short and splash found a bunker.

Even though the front nine was pretty wet we enjoyed the various hole layouts & pin placements.

It was very challenging to score.

In making the turn to the back nine the sunshine really came.

This course has some pretty challenging hole layouts. And the various wildlife that acts as your gallery is unique to itself.

My favorite hole is the par 4 with a peninsula green. Just fantastic hole.

Greens were in great shape and ran true. There are a few women's tee boxes that could be improved upon, however my honey loves the course sp its a must when we're down during a summer vacation.

Trust me the value for your buck can't be beat. We booked on Golf Now at $15 each for 18 & cart with GPS. Playing in the late afternoon after 3pm felt like we owned the course. Our round was just under 4 hours.

Highly recommend this venue. It must be gorgeous in the winter months. Planning on coming back in March.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 08/23/2017:

Hi Richard, we're happy you enjoyed our challenging layout and great course conditions. Thank you for playing The River Club, we look forward to seeing you again in March!


u323963065's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 08/04/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review of our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Good Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout for us is excellent great staff will go back soon


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


Response from The River Club on 08/04/2017:

Thanks, richiebgoo for the review of our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Great staff makes up for a lot."


Matt9982852's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here yesterday, and overall was a decent experience. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Course conditions were nothing like what I am use to, the grass is so spongy, and the greens are ungodly slow.

Worst part though, was the pace of play. Playing as a single, I know I'm gna get behind someone, BUT followed the most rude foursome, that sat there and watched me bake in the sun, and continued to read 2 ft putts as if it were to win The Open. No ranger was ever seen. This made the experience a million times worse. You're gna have a few rude groups, but there was no policing the course. I could have dealt with the conditions, I expected those in July, but to wait 15 mins before hitting a shot, in 95° heat, made the experience a total disappointment.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 07/28/2017:

Thanks, Matt for your 3-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we apologize for the pace of play as we are always monitoring this out on the course. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we hope to see you back again very soon.


u429887784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best layout in Bradenton"


jorr1717's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Let's go over the basics .

1. The layout is atypical to every course you will play in the area. Couple of nice holes where you have to drive through a natural chute. The course is not flat like most Florida courses. Water comes into play a handful of times. There is a good mix of short 4's that require accurate tee and approach shots. But then some par 4's where with a good tee shot you will still have a 160-180 approach. For the most part the par 5 are gettable. Overall pretty fair. A lot of the courses in this area tend to meld together and get forgettable, but I remember quite a few of drives and approaches so that is good.

2. Staff. Was greeted at my car and had a quick convo about the local rules and conditions so that was good. My reservation had no issues and check in and out was seem less.

3. Concessions. The hole layout doesn't bring you back to the clubhouse so just load up at the beginning. The cart guy told me about it so it wasn't an issue at all.

4. Conditions. Easily in the best shape aside from maybe 1 other course in the area. Yeah a tee box or 2 had some bare spots but it wasn't where you were hitting from. The fairways where in nice shape and you could consistently hit from them and not worry about it. The greens were in fantastic shape. I've played around 10 courses in this area in the month of June. Sadly most of them were not up to par condition wise especially on the greens. Not here greens were consistent and rolled true.

Overall. Highly recommebd the course. The price has great value and the layout and conditions merit playing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The River Club on 07/05/2017:

Thank you jorr1717 for the great review of The River Club. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and are so proud that you think so highly of us. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"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!


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