River Ridge Golf Club

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4.3
219
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
97.1%
Recommend this course
206 out of 215 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
32
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
96.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
54
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
98.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6740
Slope 138
Rating 72.2
Type Semi-Private
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River Ridge Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6740 yards 72.2 138
Blue 72 6274 yards 69.9 128
White (W) 71 5769 yards 74.1 138
White 72 5769 yards 67.8 117
Red (W) 71 5173 yards 65.4 117
Scorecard for River Ridge Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/138 398 163 432 549 375 523 395 362 189 3386 414 315 375 541 410 173 485 197 473 3383 6769
Blue M: 70.1/130 W: 77.1/146 362 150 410 480 335 485 369 345 173 3109 392 290 340 508 375 154 419 157 462 3097 6206
White M: 68.5/120 W: 73.9/135 331 120 379 438 300 470 350 325 155 2868 355 270 319 464 350 142 389 144 455 2888 5756
Gold M: 66.8/115 W: 72.0/127 319 111 314 410 288 449 300 291 142 2624 321 260 285 456 338 129 364 140 437 2730 5354
Red M: 63.5/108 W: 68.6/118 292 94 280 383 265 417 288 284 136 2439 313 223 270 366 312 124 292 124 256 2280 4719
Handicap 9 15 1 13 7 5 3 17 11 8 16 10 6 12 14 2 4 18
Par 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 4 3 36 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 17 1 3 9 5 7 13 15 6 10 12 8 4 14 2 16 18

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda
Greens G-6 Bent Grass
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

4.3
219

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 18
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 15
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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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Tough greens!

Course is in great shape. Greens were great, but I found them extremely difficult to read and putt on. Lots of undulations, large greens, being unfamiliar with where to putt the ball - all made for a lot of 3 putts and worse. But that’s on me, and not the course. Get out and play this course - each hole is different, and you will hit most of the clubs in your bag.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, ridiculously slow

This was our first time playing and we absolutely loved the course. Great layout, great shape, all around beautiful course and I'd love to go back, except ... When we checked in, we were told there were 200 players on the course, but everything would be fine if everyone kept up with group ahead. That's not possible when you're sending foursomes out at 8-minute intervals. At several holes there were three groups at the tee box - and no one seemed to be playing particularly slowly. Five and half hours later, we were teeing off on 18. It would have been later but at least six people ahead of us gave up and left.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprised joy.

The course although not a championship course was quite enjoyable. I am a golf course snob and the conditions were not tour quality but very enjoyable to play. I didn’t complain about the green or fairway during the round. I used GolfNow and was paired with 3 other singles and they were great to play with. I would play here again. Free range balls, cart included for a very reasonable price. The hotdog with chili was only $1.65. Holy cow that is cheap. My only complaint is that the course could use a little bug scaping. The greens were running only a 9 but for the money I will take it. If I had paid double I would be more critical. Play here!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bermuda is Unique

Great Design and layout and Brilliantly Sculpted Tough Greens. Stay below the hole at all times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Condition

River ridge is always in a good shape.

This time (9/10/2108) was no different.

Almost no dead spot on tee box, fairways, and greens.

A little complain: Greens were great but they were not fast enough for 5 star course. (they were fast but we wanted faster )

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Another Great Round

This is one of my favorite courses in the Raleigh area. The greens are in great shape. It is tough but fair.

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

Best course in Raleigh area.

Course is always in great shape, great staff, challenging layout, always a good time. And free range balls is a very nice touch, found at no other course around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

In great shape

Course has really perked up through the summer after the frost kill in spring. Great shape and greens are perfect a few weeks after sand topping. Short but tests all of your game...especially putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout

Course was in excellent condition. Greens a little slow but rolling true. Great value using Hot Deal. Good variety of holes.....left/right, long/short.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slioowwww

I’ve always enjoyed playing at River Ridge in the past but today was a disaster. The group in fronted us was extremely slow and didn’t offer to allow us to play through. There was no attempt on the part of the course staff to keep things moving. It was painful.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Aerated Greens PLEASE READ

Only writing this review as it seems the course did not report that it was aerating greens to GolfNow. Punched on 7-10-2018, would wait another week or so before booking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very disappointed in River Ridge

I booked this course online with Golf Now and they did not choose to tell Golf Now that they were going to punch the greens. Not only that, but they closed the back nine and made everyone play the front nine twice. It took me 50 minutes to drive to this course, but definitely wouldn’t have bothered if they would have been honest about the course conditions. Unfortunately you can’t get your money back from the course if you book with Golf Now, so I had to choose to play in terrible conditions or forgot the money I paid, talk about being out between a rock and a hard place.

And because they had every group playing just 9 holes, the pace of play was horrible. We jad holes where we waited forever to tee off, then waited some more to hit our approach shots.

Terrible experience that could have been avoided if the course had just been honest about the aeration work they were doing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

if it weren't for the greens being verticut I would have given 5 stars on course. green are still in great shape. cant wait to play again after the maintenance heals. a necessary evil in order to have nice greens. also if you don't like fast greens this may not be the course for you. pace was a little slow but not painful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but Fun

I visit the Raleigh area a few times a year and try to find different courses to play. River Ridge is one I will play again. I liked the variety offered by the design of the course. There are some forced carry holes, some blind tee shots, and some uphill and downhill holes. Per reviews I read before selecting this course, the greens are fast (but fair) and can ruin a hole or a whole round if you aren’t alert. I thought the course was fun and a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Inconsistent Green Speed

Great layout in very good condition. The speed of the greens was very inconsisitent.....some slow, some fast and it wasn't because of grain but all rolling true. Could definitely use more sand in the sand traps.

Regardless, always a good course to play in the Raleigh area.

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

Great views.

Fantastic condition, beautiful scenery, true running greens. Lots of evelation to deal with. Thankful i was pair up with two members that knew the course.

Definitely wish to play it again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Slow pace of play

what was a 4.5 hour course to play took 5 hours 15 minutes because of the group ahead of us looking for missed shots/balls n the weeds, woods and water...took their sweet time when on the green

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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