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4.4
298 Reviews (298)
5 Stars
135
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
97.1%
Recommend this course
283 out of 298 reviews
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4.5
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 50 reviews
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4.5
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.4%
Recommend this course
76 out of 78 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6740 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.2
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River Ridge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Chuck Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, long pants or bermuda shorts No cut-offs, tank tops, jeans.

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Reviews

4.4
298 Reviews (298)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 19
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Advanced Golfers 13
Entertaining Clients 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 14

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5.0
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Previously Played

Great course very golf friendly and easy and enjoying to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

I played River ridge for the first time today. It was a beautiful day and I played with 3 other players that were very friendly and they had good game. I played the blue tees and they offered a nice array of second shot club choices. The par 3’s had decent yardage and presentations to keep you in your toes. The par 4’s had some. Ice looks to my eyes. With mostly left to right holes on front and some right to left on the back. Par5’s were good. Some were 3 shot holes due to a strong wind today and some were reachable. The greens were I guess good for the time of the year. A bit bumpy but expected this time of the year. I look forward to playing in the summer when they are rolling true and fast because some greens with specific pin locations will take your total concentration.
Nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/22/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tough but fair

The course was in pretty good condition. I was not expecting the large amount of uneven lies. The greens were in good shape but we're difficult for me to read. Overall I would recommend the the course if you're up for a challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/04/2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and our challenging layout. We hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing River Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played

Course in Very Good Condition

Fairways/rough in great shape....collars spongy from recent rains....greens rolling true but a bit slow for RR.
Sand traps were washed out from rains the nite before (but they are usually very good....tho thin on sand).
Got around in under 3 hours.....as a twosome!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Thank you for visiting us at River Ridge Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun round

Overall course was in good shape, greens very good, fairways a little thin and brown in places. Course requires a lot of attention to tee shots as many holes have danger off the tee. Overall I like the course and would recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hi bacampbe. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome any feedback for improvement, such as fairway conditions. Thank you for playing River Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Fun

Fun course, great layout. Pace of play was a little slow on the back, but it is the tougher 9. Greens are tough and very undulated, definitely want to keep the ball below the hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hi adaberne7. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at River Ridge Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dollar vs Quality

I don’t believe the dollar amount paid was worth the value I received. The guy in the pro sop was not friendly. It seemed to be a good old boys club. I haven’t played the course in nearly twenty years and it could be that long before I play it again. However, the course itself was in good condition and offered a challenging experience.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hi Wolfpack8888! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Can't ask for anything more.

RR is one of the best deals you'll find in the Raleigh area. It's simply unbeatable for the price. Course conditions are amazingly consistent, and you really can't ask for anything better. If the greens were about 1.0 faster on the stimpmeter, you could easily compare it to any private course in the area. The staff is very friendly, the carts are practically new, and one of the best perks is that the range balls are free. Just remember to hit it below the hole because the greens are well sloped, and downhill putts are treacherous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. River Ridge Golf Club thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just another round

Same great conditions
Greens were a bit slower than usual but it made it more receptive and still rolled true
Chipping was better for that reason

Last time I shot a 79 and today I shot a 81
Tomorrow I will go back and we will see
I am a 8 hcp

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Hi bulgarino1, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at River Ridge Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome

Had an early Tee time- other than the 4some in front of me (they let me pass on hole 4) I ran through the course in 2.5 hrs.
Greens are perfect - yet dont' play such a hard break. Greens are quick - I like
Light breeze here and there but perfect weather
shot 79 from the Blue Tees today
Of Course Im giving a excellent rating

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thank you for your review, bulgarino1. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at River Ridge Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

River Ridge is in great shape. The greens roll true and quick and hold approach shots. There were even ball marks to repair! The pre or post round practice facility and balls is included in the green fee and is very good, with a practice chipping and bunker area as well as multiple targets on the range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u2448538! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Hello, Ringo9904178. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at River Ridge Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/05/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Ringo9904178. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

11:52 Tee Time & 2:22pm final putt(1-putt to boot) !!

Love the Pace of Play—2:30/aka 2.5-hour 18-hole round on a Thursday !!

Snack bar is 5***** !!

Tee boxes & fairways 5***** !!

Greens were still Sandy so 4**** ¡¡

Still my fave course in N. Raleigh that’s 20-minutes away from 27612(door to tee box)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. River Ridge Golf Club thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Top dressed

They had recently top dressed the greens, so they were a little sandy, but they still rolled very well. RR has some of the hilliest greens in the area, and if you're above the hole, good luck. The course was in great shape, and I shot one of my best scores ever. No complaints.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at River Ridge Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

HOT STEAMY / Stormy Afternoon

Went out by myself and could tee off early with an other two some.
Had a wonderful relaxing round, some challenging weather coming through and overall enjoyed the course very much. Often wide enough and forgiving enough to score good. For $ 35 including cart and range balls a fantastic DEAL. Good pace of play! Hope to go out again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hello, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at River Ridge Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Will definately play again

This is one of the best courses I've played in the Raleigh area. Excellent condition, challenging layout, very accommodation staff and friendly patrons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/15/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Rlund72. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

River Ridge is in great shape, even after the recent rains. A few traps had standing water but otherwise were appropriately groomed. The greens rolled true and smooth after holding iron shots well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing River Ridge Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Nice layout with some challenging holes. Variety of fairways and par 3's.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at River Ridge Golf Club!

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