River Ridge Golf Club

4.3622470588 4.4 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6740 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts, long pants or bermuda shorts No cut-offs, tank tops, jeans.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

194 out of 203 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes  

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bobjacobs's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Aerated Greens PLEASE READ"


u6341849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed in River Ridge"


u044044718's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



dmmcdowell's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



eswaim1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging but Fun"


ihitemlong's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Inconsistent Green Speed"


1Morgan1's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great views."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow pace of play"


jrogoski1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid course"


Steven3032336's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Fairways were lush and greens were quick and smooth. Very good and challenging golf course. Greens are difficult to say the least. A very good test of golf. Wish it was a bit closer to Durham but worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


august8ralph's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course in general is well maintained. There are very few ground under repair areas to be found . There was one hole where maintenance was underway through a section of the fairway . The greens in particular are excellent making the only challenge in putting your ability to make it . This course is not overly demanding allowing for scoring based on your play . One of my favorite Raleigh area courses .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course with good conditions"


Jodymac's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our group plays River Ridge frequently and has for several years. Very reasonably priced and the conditions are normally very good. Nice staff and during the week the pace of play is typically quick. I often recommend River Ridge to out of towners.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course layout, in amazing shape, greens were in top notch shape, fast and lots of small undulations.. groups were stacked up even at 815, starter blamed a computer problem. teed off 15 minutes late, thinking we were in for a long round, but somehow, we played in 4 hours flat.. had rangers around moving pace of play.. overall good day, a bit pricey for $60, but good day..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent Greens"


1Morgan1's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

River Ridge is in overall very good condition from tee to green. Greens had been lightly top dressed but were still rolling true and with speed. Could use more sand in some of the sand traps, but otherwise a great layout and a great play using GN.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


Rita1390964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played RR a number of times and for a public course, it is in great shape and the greens were fast and challenging. Only one hole was in bad shape and that's because of it's low lying area. New golf carts with 2 USB ports - how nice! with coolers, too. I thought the round would be long because of the back up on the first tee, but we moved along with no waiting. I still prefer a 4 hour round - this was closer to 5.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u505977081's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


charlienorton's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun layout, course is in good condition and pace of play was fine and got a great rate on Golf Now!


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


"Challenging course in great condition"


u2683479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in top condition and played very fair. 35 dollars was a great bargain and only drawback was not much of a 19th hole so fuel up to eat elsewhere before playing 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great condition even on a fairly wet day!"


Mac3382405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It rained on us a fair amount and had rained quite a bit the nigjt before but in spite of that the course played very well...must have some good drainage! And the overall condition was fantastic! You will not be disappointed!


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



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