Riverwood Golf Club

4.6944352941 4.7 stars from 5 (363)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7004 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7004 yards 74.8 144
Blue 72 6472 yards 71.9 133
White 72 6034 yards 70.1 128
Gold 72 5376 yards 66.6 119
Red (W) 72 4695 yards 68.0 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 363 Reviews
5 stars:
259
4 stars:
91
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

352 out of 362 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
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Type of Golfer
Gender

1962plymouth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Fluffy52's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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: Fair


I recommend this course


"Riverwood Golf"


Patrick279's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Riverwood Golf course is a superb facility from beginning to end. Driving range, chipping and putting areas abound. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The fairways and greens are beautiful and challenging and herein lies the rub. One downside to our round was that the entire course had been overseeded and it was cart path ONLY. This is a long course If you couldn't hit every shot alongside the cart paths, you really didn't use the cart. After your tee shot, drove on path to alongside your ball for your 1st fairway shot then carrying the clubs you needed and walked toward the hole as you advanced the ball. Back and forth to the cart was a waste of time. Lot of walking on a long course. For me, this was a downside of what I expected to be an enjoyable round. I'll play this course again, but not until the grass is established. Very pricey course 'in season'.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Prestin course at a great value"


kzzwzp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding golf course! I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"As advertised"


emiliocan's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Often we are let down by the hype, top this and top that.

This course is in fact top 15 in Florida, in Sarasota and Charlotte county top 3 for sure.

Water everywhere but manageable, no mickey muse set ups just pure golf shots.

The grass is more of what you expect up North, I did not see all of the gnarley Florida garbage.

First cuts are great and around the greens awesome.

Greens run true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



wj27622's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course, but they were overseeding and watering"


Monatcat11's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, but they were overseeding and watering it, so it was a bit soggy and cart-path only. But rain or shine, it's a nicely laid out, challenging course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


David6441427's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. Second year in a row we ran into cart path only for reseeding. Sprinklers came on at odd times throughout the entire course. But beautiful course.


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


"Perfect example of Florida golf."


john8898949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a friend visiting from New York and wanted him to play an impressive course. Riverwood was the perfect choice.


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


"Wonderful!"


Malcolm7380487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early with another couple in just under four hours. The course was in excellent shape with lush fairways and fast true greens. No complaints and would definitely recommend this course and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006722630's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have always loved this course for its scenic holes

good conditions and nice greens. The greens

were faster than I remembered but once you get

used to the speed, the greens are good. Wish

we had known it was a shotgun format when we

booked but we were in a good spot and felt like we

had to course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course design"


u1654719's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well designed resulting in the ability to score well. Greens are lightening fast - check sloping before you putt! Fairways are in excellent condition and the many berms make for some good challenges. We totally enjoyed our round - looking forward to another soon!! Ensure you get to course by Riverwood Drive off Highway 776 and NOT by back gate ( common GPS error)as you cannot enter there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006722548's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


mctighe's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course. Played 12 yrs ago, and it is still great. Better with age.


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


"Great Golf Course"


u000005772806's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was in perfect condition. Great pace of play. Only issue was the restaurant closes at 6pm.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


Tony7220530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and me played in a shotgun start as we did 2 days previously. On both occasions we didn't see anyone in front or behind us for the whole round. It truly was millionaire's golf. Wonderful place. Can't recommend this course highly enough.


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


"Great Conditions"


Gerard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great round. Challenging holes but great fairways and fast greens


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



Timothy7816801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good as always"


uDSVQ1994DS's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, good shape, courteous staff, all-around classy operation, has been for many years


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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