River Ridge Golf Course

4.3571500000 4.4 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6871 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6871 yards 71.8 124
Blue 73 6474 yards 69.8 122
White 72 6142 yards 68.5 118
Red (W) 72 5393 yards 70.4 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

13 out of 16 reviews


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Reviews


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"Always fun"


doublea88's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Play here 8-12 times a year. 15 mins from home. If my work schedule was better I'd play more often. Last season was a test for every course with the dry conditions. With all the rain this spring this place greened right up. Staff is always friendly and the course is a balanced test of risk reward. Keep it in short grass and you have a shot. Made an eagle on the 3rd hole and finished with a solid round. Fun place to play and the restaurant staff is always pleasant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Never a disappointment..."


Jerry9862417's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A great place to kick off the 2017 golf season. Being in the southeastern section of the state allows it to open a week (or more) before most other courses. It's evident that the grounds crew has been hard working getthing the place ready for play. The greens rolled especially true. There wasn't a lot of winter debris to be found. Yeah, the course is wet in a few spots, and the traps still need grooming, but this spring golf, people!

We travel an hour to play here a couple of times a season. I've never been disappointed.

Great job, guys.


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


"Fall in New England"


Robert6642837's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This time of year in New England, it is extremely difficult to keep track of your ball whether it is on the fairway or in the rough. In the rough you can kiss the ball away due to the high volume of leaves which they hide under. Fairways give you a 50/50 chance of finding them. Again due to the leaves.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"bad greens slow play"


nogovern's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

parties were on the 1st green.60 minuets went by and still didn't see anyone coming up 18. we played 1,2,3, 3 groups at 4 we went back to do 1,2,3 again we still had to wail on 5,6,7,8,9. then 3 groups were on 10 with 11 and 12 wide open we did the front nine again. very slow. the guy driving around to be sure play is time efficient wasn't doing his job too well. and the green were the worst ive seen players do not fix the ball marks the sand wasn't raked it was ugly


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"love the outlay bad green bad,bad course management"


nogovern's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we get there there's 3 groups on the 1st hole. we were a little early including doing the first 3 holes plus no person still was not coming up 18. bottle necking all over the place. slow slow slow.. and the greens it seem no one repairs their ball marks .greens in bad shape. the guy that drives around making sure the golfers are timely obviously wasn't doing a good job. we ended up doing 1,2,3 and doing 1,2,3, again we still had to wait on 5,6, 7, 8, 9. hole 11and 12 were open while one group and are group were waiting on 10. we decided to do the front nine again.<br/> hope they get it together next it was discusting


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Joann3011336's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you for introducing us to this course, sure we will play again.


I recommend this course


"A beautiful day of golf"


Joann3011336's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very pleased with the staff, food, and of course the course. Thanks a bunch for introducing us to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good layout"


goldie3710's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice layout and not particularly long or lots of trouble


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golfnow review"


u000007490293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If I lived closer and wasn't a member somewhere else this course would be my course of choice.


I recommend this course


"Average Course- - -Poor Course Management"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course three times over 7 days. On two of the rounds, groups cut-in on the 10th tee which adversely impacted the pace of play. With regard to the condition of the course, the tee boxes were in poor condition, overgrown with weeds, and many of the greens were damaged with spike marks. Since I only paid $25 on golfnow, I can't be too critical, but there are better values in the immediate area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Price did not match what was quoted"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was quoted $40 per person with cart on golfnow.com and was quoted the same by person checking me in. However, my credit card refelected $60 per person. My wife will be making some phone calls as this outing was for her birthday. Course was fun to play but price did not match what was quoted.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


masonperrone's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Quick round, great conditions, love river ridge!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Annoyance"


u000007901600's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Showed up as a single, playing with a cart. Was told I could not play by myself. Paired with a threesome of walkers. Immediately a single was on our tail followed immediately behind that one was another. Within the first three holes we had to let both play through. If I was allowed to tee off when I first arrived I feel the time<br/> of my round would have been reduced by an hour at least. It never would have bothered me if singles did not come up behind us immediately.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good greens!"


ksnmqn2013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played RR in the past and was not impressed with their staff or greens, however on my latest visit everything is much better, the staff was extremely friendly and the greens where great!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"New Favorite"


panuthos's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Place is amazing!!!! After moving to Stonington recently...I've had the opportunity to play almost a dozen local courses including a few private tracks. For overall value....River Ridge stands out as our new favorite!!! Well worth the longer drive....course was in great shape....staffed by some great people....and the pace of play was super!!! No homes on the course....just golfing in paradise! Ranks right up there with both casino courses....but when factoring in cost....River Ridge stands out as the best course in Southeastern Connecticut- Jason P


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"High quality course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Overall, the course is in very good shape. Majority of the tee boxes and greens are in good shape. It plays very well. If you keep your ball in the fairway, you will definitely score well. Fun course to play. Front nine played quickly, back nine got caught up in league play and took 2.5 hours to play the back nine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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