River Ridge Golf Club

2.8577588235 2.9 stars from 5 (123)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 4615 yards
  • Slope: 100
  • Rating: 62.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Regulation golf shirts. No tank tops or cut off jeans.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 68 4615 yards 62.5 100
White 68 4087 yards 59.3 92
Red (W) 68 3501 yards 61.3 104

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 123 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

81 out of 122 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views seniors   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Back 9 is super !"


webbknight's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

this is a neighborhood course that has a super fun great back 9 and is very affordable . I go here to practice up and for $10 at 8:20am on a Sunday not bad !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Ron9532077's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little course, good for working on your short game. Greens in good shape. Fun time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 11/27/2017:

Hi Ron, thank you for reviewing our course, River Ridge Golf Club in the Tampa St. Pete area, and for the 3 stars. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the course, and we hope you had a great round! We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing our course, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Bring your Smart game"


u975762174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and found out quickly you just can't grip it and rip it on this course. Lots of thought on where you want your approach shot to come from, lots of pars 3's and dog legs. Once I started thinking course management, I was able to start playing well instead of hunting for my ball. Greens were not in perfect condition with weeds and bare areas but it was a lot better than a lot of the courses we have been playing. Loved the character of the course and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This will become one of our favorite courses...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great time."


jack3747655's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff were very friendly and attentive. The only negative i would say was on the back 9 on the 14th or 15th hole there was one very rude home owner.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Getting better"


u240285340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 3rd season we have played here. Every year the course gets better. Front nine has been cleaned up and the grass in the fairways is thicker than I’ve ever seen it. Rates are fantastic. A good course to work on your game.


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


"Wow"


Jersey91's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This coarse was bad !!! Great staff but you needed a shovel to put !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Hello David, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about the sub par playing conditions, we appreciate your feddback. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing River Ridge Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.

"good layout"


u055767547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

all the greens were rough and bumpy. hard to putt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Badchild313's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in very poor condition I could not tell the greens from the fairways the tee boxes were in really bad shape, and looks like the grass has not been cut in ages I remember back in 2003 The course used to be one nice looking course. I know over the years they have changed owners but it's really sad . Best thing about this course was just all the wildlife


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 07/17/2017:

Hello Mitchell, thank you for taking the time to review our course, River Ridge Golf Club in the Tampa area. We are sorry to hear that the course may have not been in the best shape when you played and we appreciate your feedback to make further improvements. It looks like you had a positive experience with our staff, so we hope that made your round a little better. Thank you for the 3 star review and we hope to see you again soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
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


"Terrible condition even for $8"


insepT's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let me start this off with saying the staff was absolutely top notch from the clubhouse to the restaurant and was the only bright spot of the round.

Course was in awful shape even for the price. Unlike some we werent expecting to be playing a county club layout, but when the teeboxes have barely any grass, greens have more bare spots then green, and has more water on the fairways then in the lakes it's a problem. We played an early morning tee time as a 4some, played the first 2 holes with no wait and then ran into a 2 some that played a pace of a group of 6 and refused to speed up play or sit out a hole and let us pass.

We only played 12 holes due to the overall state of the course, and poor weather on the way. If it weren't for the excellent staff it would have been far worse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Hello Brian, thank you for taking the time to review our course, River Ridge Golf Club in the Tampa area. We are sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played, but we are happy to hear that our staff made your round that much better. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to earn your business again soon.


u000005553511's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 08/02/2017:

Hi Alexander, thank you for taking the time to review our course, River Ridge Golf Club. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pace of play and staff. We hope you'll give us the chance to earn your business again soon.

"River"


Henry7758030's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in bad shape, the tee boxes and greens need work. It is a short course, if you need to practice its ok. Is it worth the $ 8.00 only if you need to practice.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 06/13/2017:

Hello Henry, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about your subpar experience at our golf course. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to earn your business again.


u000003776592's avatar
Age:  55-64

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 04/10/2017:

Hi Jerry, thank you for the response. We are glad to hear that our staff was friendly and the pace of play was quick. We do however regret to hear that the course conditions were not up to par. This is certainly not the standard we are trying to set for our golfer and will pass this note along to help make improvements. Thank you and we hope to see you again.


u965671356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Four Stars Soon"


gorlicka's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

This course is harder than it looks, as is often the case with shorter layouts. Nevertheless, the greens are readable and there is a premium on course management. I agree with previous writers who thought that the harsh reviews were too harsh. Sure some of the holes are very short, but they are fitting 18 in roughly 4000 yards. Blame math, not devious design. And when you consider the price and the size, don't act shocked that it's not in TPC condition. If you get in a spot that ought to be "ground under repair" but is just fairway, move your ball. No one from the USGA is watching.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 04/04/2017:

Hi Alan, thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that our staff was friendly and that you saw value in our course. We do however regret to hear that the course conditions were not up to par. We will pass this note along to help make improvements. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you soon!

"Getting better"


u240285340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second year we have played this course. Overall a great improvement. Need to work on growing more grass. Overall a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

Thank you for your support. We have done a lot of work to improve the course and have more improvements on the way and fully expect that with a full grow season the course will fill in and we will eliminate the remaining weeds. Please keep us updated on how you think we are doing.


"Good day"


CSIMS1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played for the first time in a year and 4 months due to two shoulder surgeries. Course was in decent shape a couple of the greens need some work and a couple of the bridges felt like the cart was going to fall through especially the one near the 10th tee box. Staff was friendly. Pace was good. Overall I think it was a good value for the price and I would recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 03/10/2017:

Good Morning, Chris. Thanks for taking the time to review our course. We're glad to hear that you're back on the course able to swing a club after your shoulder surgeries. Thanks for choosing River Ridge. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your round and played at a decent pace. We continue to make course conditions our main priority. We hope you see noticeable differences next time you come out!


u274964814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad conditions"


Sbagley's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played her on Feb. 23, 2017. The fairways and greens are in bad shap. This course needs some major TLC. Not worth booking at this time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Ridge Golf Club on 03/08/2017:

Good Morning, Steven. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback. We're sorry that the course conditions were less than favorable for your round. We are always working to improve course conditions so we hope that you see improvement next time you come out and play with us. We're glad that you had a great experience with our staff. See you soon!


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