Riverside Golf Club

3.8843000000 3.9 stars from 5 (216)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6957 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

  • 3000 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050, Tarrant County
  • (817) 640-7800
  • (817) 633-3323
  • riverside-golfclub.com
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Year built: 1984
Architect(s): Roger Packard
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6957 yards 74.4 132
Blue 72 6389 yards 71.5 126
White 72 5783 yards 68.4 119
Red (W) 72 5247 yards 69.5 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 216 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

190 out of 214 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Single digest handicap"


u611191599's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Decided to play this course since I am new to the area and it is close to my home. Played at 3:00 on a Monday. Started out as a single. Got behind a 4 some after three holes that would not let me through. Another single caught up to me and we paired up. We followed the foursome for another 5 holes and finally skipped a hole to get in front of them. At hole 14 got behind 2 fives somes and at this point just gave up and quit. Course was still in pretty rough shape with many bare spots especially around the greens.

Not blaming the course for the group not letting us play through, but two fivesomes back to back???


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"New Golfboards"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course numerous times, but upon hearing they had Golfboards, I felt the need to test them out. Had a bit of previous experience with them so was able to fill out liability form and be granted access. I believe I was the first to use one at Riverside so I thought I would write a review to encourage everyone to go give them a shot. Was an absolute blast! Paid only $10 additional for use. I will definitely be back soon.


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Erick6967951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course conditions for the value. Excellent pace of play and fun layout.


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


"Slow play makes it hard to recommend"


Stephen1329647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent condition for the end of February but the pace of play, specifically the unwillingness of slower players to let our group play through, took some of the joy from the round. Waited on every shot for all 18 holes. There was no one in front of the four women for several holes but they would not let our threesome play through. Contacting the clubhouse was frustrating because they just sent a message through the gps system. No marshalls. Won't be going back anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/20/2017

I want to thank you for taking the time to voice your frustration with your recent experience. I appreciate your time and feedback. Absolutely, you deserve to play a round of golf in a timely manner. Unfortunately, we do have some slower golfers visit our course on occasion. I am disappointed that Staff did not remedy the situation to your satisfaction and apologize for not taking care of things properly. I hope that you’ll give us another opportunity in the future and if you are agreeable, I would like the chance to discuss this further. Thank you – Jay 817.640.7800


"A great buy for local course"


u268317888's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you play conservative and don't try to cut corners you shouldn't lose a ball, I lost 6 today. Had before noon tee off and finished 3:30, good for a Saturday. Staff was excellent and saw food cart every 3 holes.


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



rfitz250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

slow play No starter too many twosomes slowing play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/20/2017

I know how frustrating it can be when faced with slow play and I appreciate your bringing this to our attention. We have been a large amount of late afternoon play due to the great weather and our Twilight Rates. Totally agree that a Starter would help so we can pair the two-some into fours. Thank you again for your feedback and we do hope that you'll give us another chance. Jay


"Bang for the buck"


u000006598160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The guy who checked us in was kinda grumpy, certainly did not like his job, But I loved the course for what we paid. Lay out is great, greens were good. Sand had some rough patches and upkeep is minimal. But this was just a decent course that doesn't drain your pocketbook. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice TRACK"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I needed to find a course with th ight rate and time this fit just right. playing from the middle tees it offers some good holes, just not my favorite place to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


sgray28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Riverside a number of times. It is one of the best values in DFW. Number 18 into the south wind is one of the toughest holes around. Pace is generally good during the week. Teed off at 12:20 and played in a little less than 4 hours on a Friday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/22/2017

We appreciate your feedback and kind comments. We do strive to provide a great experience at a good value to our guests.


"RIVERSIDE"


gwylie1911'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 02/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course along the Trinity River... well designed and very enjoyable. Look forward to my next round. Cost is reasonable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/22/2017

Thank you for the kind comments/review! Please come back soon


Commented on 02/22/2017

Thank you for the kind comments. We look forward to your next visit to Riverside.


"Mostly dead grass. Green needed to be rolled"


u619737543's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Agreed with

"Greens are fast, but need to be rolled ... Cart GPS had not been updated for the pin placements"

Winter dead greens, but bumpy so really needed to be rolled!

No cart girl today, on a Friday afternoon. Course was not crowded but could not get any drink or beer at the turn ( beverage station was not opened).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/22/2017

We appreciate your feedback: Completely agree that the greens could be smoother. They have not actually gone fully dormant (which is unusual for winter) so, they are growing at irregular heights in some areas. We are now mowing the greens everyday so the smoothness should no longer be an issue. Due to the weather, it was a very slow day for us, so I did call off the Bev. Cart. On future trips, feel free to stop by the Clubhouse between 9 and 10 or, give us a call in Shop and we will be glad to run something out to you!



Hawke34's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/22/2017

Thank you for the review - very much appreciated!


"Great Course gone bad...."


Lhornedfrogdavis's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
Previously played Windy weather

Reviewed on

Booked a 2:40 tee time on Golf Now for as many holes as I could get in. No one working the 1'st tee so no control over the tee and the groups or on the course. Result was a 2.5 hour front nine. I've experienced worse, but didn't really need to - just no one managing the course or the tee sheet. Fairways are dormant, but relatively bare. Greens are fast, but need to be rolled. Pin placements today were hard to get at. Cart GPS had not been updated for the pin placements. Sand traps were not raked at all. This is still a great layout, but I don't see that much of an effort to maintain what was once an awesome layout. Sad, but for $21.65, it's worth the money....I guess.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/22/2017

Mr. Davis - I certainly appreciate your feedback and offer my sincere apologies for the less than great experience at Riverside. My name is Jay and I am the GM. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss. Thank you 817.640.7800


"Nice day"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was very windy but good day


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice Course - Very Underrated"


bpkinder's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A cold, blustery day for golf. I was one of the few brave souls who thought golf was a good idea. The course was in amazing shape! Tees, fairways and greens were fabulous. Bunkers could have used a little work, due to the recent rains, but overall I was very impressed. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and there were some good specials on clothing in the clubhouse. The grill was limited and the food selection was limited to hot dogs, chips and packaged snacks. Despite the weather, I had a wonderful day, and will be back soon!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Near the Airport"


u000007055801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course. Conditions were very wet from recent rains. It was cart trail only.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


u000007862762's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Unfortunately had hackers in front playing from tips naturally. Too slow to really enjoy or get into a groove. Will try again...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good To See Improvements Being Made"


TxAg79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been at least a year since I last played Riverside. The course was in great shape, with smooth-rolling greens. The fairways were in good shape, but over-watered with soggy areas and standing water in some places. Riverside has greatly improved the sand bunkers. Before some of the bunkers were hard-packed dirt/sand, whereas now the bunkers are all sand. There were some holes with small piles of sand in the bunkers waiting to be spread.

Pace of play was good for about the first 5 holes, then we waited on every shot for the remainder of the round. Total time of play was about 4.5 hours, but it could have been 30 minutes less.

We saw the cart-girl 5 or 6 times during the round, which I considered often enough.

The gas-power carts are equipped with GPS which worked great for yardage. The cart did not have the small club/ball washer unit, which I think is a plus.

Overall, I was impressed with the course conditions, and seeing improvements being made. We will play Riverside again, soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course. Fairways are pretty nice and greens a bit coarse but good."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been to this course years ago and it was a bit rough. It is much improved. Huge advantage to golf it a few times versus one time. Fairways are pretty nice and greens good. Strategy is important as positioning on the fairway helps a lot. You can lose balls easy if you start spraying your drives. Great course for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Employee name Joe"


termite13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The manager and Pro Jay is very friendly but one of his employee name Joe leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Joe is bad for business there. Due to his Demeanor, I cancelled my tee time right there on the spot. Don't love golf that much to endure joe's mis-handling.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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