Riverwood Golf Club

4.6506235294 4.7 stars from 5 (318)
  • 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: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 318 Reviews
5 stars:
223
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

307 out of 317 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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"Prestin"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Riverwood is a great course to play. From the tips to the upfront tees you will be challenged.


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


"Perfect conditions"


Steve3225516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the course. I will definitely be going back the course was in perfect condition .


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


"Hot day Cool golf"


u000001697579's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great day

It was hot hot day

But the cart gal provided a cool towel

The cart guy was cool dude


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 course - just a bad day"


Leonard6964572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Riverwood is an excellent course - both in layout and condition. Just happened to play in mid-summer so greens weren't as good as they've been the previous times I've played course. Normally it is a course worth playing - I recommend, but maybe in spring or fall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course- A Top Notch Course"


TBurt53atyahoocom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Great shape except greens not quite grown in from recent aeriation but a beautiful fun course to play!


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



u7865374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
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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


"Beautiful Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course wasn't that long but was very well maintained.


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


"Riverwood is always a great challenge."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course, especially for those that love to get out their driver. Depending on the course length you choose, (white tees, black tees, etc), you can make it tough or tougher.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing value for the money and great course overall"


Ckradio961's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

To be fair, the rain we've experienced around here in the few weeks prior to playing was ridiculous... so while I'm not certain it's fair to knock a star off course conditions for that reason, that's why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. Just a bit too mushy in a lot of spots (do NOT catch the turf behind your ball or you're going to chunk it bad... no room for error here at the moment), plus some tee box maintenance taking place while we were there. I had some friends in town on vacation and we played Riverwood a few times while they were here. We all loved the course and it's in far better condition than the others in the area we played. Plays challenging until you get a hang of where you need to be and where to avoid, and overall provides a true Florida golf experience. The best feedback I can give you is that the staff is incredible. From the club pro, Bob, personally going out of his way to find a Thermos water bottle left behind in a cart the previous day, to a maintenance guy who chatted us up at the turn and gave some pointers on the greens for the back nine, to the cart guys in the lot and marshalls on the course... you are truly treated like invited guests on this course and in the clubhouse, even at a discounted GolfNow rate. Highly recommend!


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



Dave7519015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
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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



001174's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
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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


"Amazing"


verhagen's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Fantastic tee boxes, fairways, and greens. The finest course in Port Charlotte. Can't wait to play it again.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Riverwood Golf Club"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Playing this course is always a treat! The course is beautiful and the staff is great. The best part is that unlimited driving range is included in the cost.


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



sixty9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Riverwood revisited"


u552494006's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice course. Set up like a PGA championship game. I like to play this course once a year as a treat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005295430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Terry5162345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
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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


"Surprising"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was looking forward to playing Riverwood and was left kind of disappointed. Stood in a 10 person line to pay. Was told to give slip to starter. Starter yelled at me for giving him the slip and told me to stay away from him til he called my name! Sorry, just following pro shop instructions mr starter!

Putting green and first 4 or 5 holes covered in patches of chemical form which hid the balls forcing us to drive all around looking for them in the fairway. Holes 12-15 ( we started on back ) had a small tanker truck driving around spraying a different kind of non foam chemical everywhere which had a slight odor, nothing like paying to play a nice course and getting chemical exposure without warning or notice! Of course both chemicals on shoes, balls and carts.

When making the turn, we were held on the tee so two ladies could go between us and the group in front of us, scheduling problem we were told, so we waited.

While the greens were very fast, they also had a lot of old hole discoloration quite near the new holes on some greens. Bunkers were pretty much perfect, plenty of yardage markers and tee boxes were in good shape.

On the 5 hole a marshal stopped me and told me I was violating course rules by driving the cart where I was not suppose to and that I should wait there till he released me. I told him that he was accusing the wrong guy, to leave me alone and stop spoiling my round! He drove off to get the two older guys I was paired with. Turns out my playing partners were also off duty course marshals, who may have forgotten their green flag, and the three of them had a good chuckle at my expense. No apologies offered to the paying customer.

Course conditions very good. Rest rooms very good. Ice and water available on the course.

Employees seem to have attitude issues common with expensive clubs. Forgetting that this is a service industry and they are there to provide customer service and not an old employee boys club where they rule over the customer. They also need to refrain from accusing customers of things which the customer has not done!

I feel the employees spoiled my round on a nice course by being rude and just plain unfriendly to a customer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course



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