Riverwood Golf Club

4.6169000000 4.6 stars from 5 (308)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 308 Reviews
5 stars:
215
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

297 out of 307 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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Dave7519015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing 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: 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
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: 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
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


"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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing 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: 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
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


"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



Geffroy2116958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Best In Charlotte County!"


jamesvetrone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While lacking in competition in Charlotte County, Riverwood truly is a great course! Always playable, no matter how severe the drought has been. Some unique holes and some lengthy, challenging holes. Always love to visit!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play made it difficult"


u362771049's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Riverwood is a beautiful course and challenging with a length over 7000 yards. It is also difficult to get any "rhythm" going when constantly waiting for a group playing in front of you. The course was fully booked, so some of that can be expected. However, knowing that, people should be prepared to play "ready golf". Listed below are some examples of what would have helped play go more smoothly yesterday at the course: 1) Move off the tee once the ball is hit; 2)Locate your ball and be ready to hit when your turn; 3)Keep the carts forward/together when at the green; 4) Move swiftly off the green; 5) Ball hawking should not be a time consuming sport.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u784206131's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
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


"Beautiful golf course...but not for the high handicapper"


u602311350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably the nicest golf course I have played in Southwest Florida. I had played the course years ago and the one thing I remember about the course was that it as in great shape. Once again, Riverwood did not disappoint. The fairways were lush, the tee boxes pristine, the bunkers were well groomed, and the greens were perfect and quite fast. Landscaping on this course is very well done, with many different types of trees and flowers bushes throughout the course. The course is very well layed out with many interesting holes. Several cool doglegs around palm trees with many strategically placed bunkers that involve serious thought for your second shot. Water on several holes comes into play, as it does on most all courses in Florida, and we did see a gator popping up out of the water on one hole. The pace of play was great, we were a foursome but did not wait at all to hit our shots on any hole. The course is not very "player friendly"', because if you were left or right on most holes you were in serious trouble in rough, sand traps, or woods taking a penalty stroke. On the fairways that were tight, your tee shot had to be accurate or else you were out of bounds, or out of play. Accuracy, especially off the tee, on most holes is key to scoring well at Riverwood. All in all we had a very pleasant experience and the price of $38.00 we paid on Golf.Now was a really good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


kicksave88's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your in or around the Port Charlotte area, dont miss Riverwood GC. Great design, friendly staff and a good value at the tail end of our "season". I played as a single and the starter paired me with 2 members who couldn't have been more gracious guides as this was my first visit.

Conditions weren't 100%, but that is ONLY due to the serious drought we've had since the fall. Once it rains, this course will go back to being lush and green. The greens were very nice, very quick given the dry conditions. Range was great, clubhouse is also very nice. I will definately be returning to Riverwood and I would recommend to all. Thanks


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


"Fun Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. The greens were fast and it presents a lot of challenges but if you hit the ball straight you can score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



splashit4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


paulhi238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice practice facilities, beautiful layout and friendly staff. Started in twilight hours and still easily got the full 18 in.


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


"Golf Now Reservation"


u1418241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great experience at Riverwoods course. Booking tee times through GolfNow saved each of us more than $10 per person off the best price the course would offer direct.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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