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4.0
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
88.8%
Recommend this course
122 out of 163 reviews
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4.1
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.1
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.3
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The Links at Riverlakes Ranch
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6800 yards 73.3 134
Blue 72 6379 yards 71.4 130
White 72 5891 yards 69.2 126
Red (W) 72 5180 yards 70.4 120
Scorecard for Riverlakes
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: 72.9/130 342 364 183 566 163 432 345 378 510 3283 573 491 415 216 377 168 331 405 522 3498 6781
Blue M: 70.8/125 325 347 155 545 139 414 330 359 496 3110 543 461 396 184 328 158 310 385 491 3256 6366
White M: 68.3/119 311 328 130 503 120 361 297 351 479 2880 530 402 354 148 314 136 285 346 462 2977 5857
Gold M: 65.7/113 W: 71.4/125 300 310 107 437 122 315 290 323 448 2652 475 356 330 130 290 117 275 316 400 2689 5341
Red W: 69.3/123 287 299 111 454 118 319 293 316 446 2643 482 373 321 130 302 109 266 317 393 2693 5336
Handicap 11 9 7 1 17 3 15 5 13 4 2 8 12 10 16 18 6 14
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 17 1 15 13 7 5 3 6 4 12 18 8 14 16 10 2

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Fream

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 9
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 19
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 8
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
In the 'Burbs 7

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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a month
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather

Good course

Best public course in Bakersfield. Greens weren't the best, but playable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

A little bit of sand in the bunkers and a marshall on the course would go a long way here!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

wonderful golf play

A wonderful day of good golf with good friends and a beautiful golf course. thank you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course with local players

Enjoyable round with three colorful and fun players. Their local knowledge helped a lot and the hospitality was a big bonus.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice Course... Good Conditions & very good pace of play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Letting the course go

I'm not sure if it's under new management or what, but the course gets worse every time I play here yet the price keeps going up. I want to like this course so much cause it's a nice layout and in the middle of town. It's just not that nice and charging 35+ on a week day with not ideal course conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Typical gated community golf course

Great layout but not a walkable course. The fairways and roughs were inconsistent and really show signs of prolonged drought like many inland California courses. However, the greens were in great shapes. I would definitely play again.

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

Target golf 101

I was the first one out at 6:30am as a single and it was my first time playing this course. It took me 2 hours and 15 mins as a single! Great pace when you can keep it in play n there’s no one in front of you ! I asked the pro shop staff what I could expect and she replied “target golf 101”.... she was absolutely right ! the course has great character and the greens were multi tiered and I doubt there’s a flat lie which makes every putt count! Unfortunately two thirds of the greens had severe issues but I’m sure the ground crew will have them rolling true in a few weeks. As for the target golf ... I left the driver in the bag, played from the black tees and teed off with my 3 wood (I hit it about 250 on average). I’ll definitely play this course again next time I’m in town visiting the in laws.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bumpy Greens 3 Weeks After Aeration!

I always like this course! The design suits my eyes and game. Fairways are in great shape but the greens are not. Although we were told that they are newly aerated (3 weeks) most of them have not recovered yet. Most of them have weeds, slow and bumpy. Played with my wife, our tee shots and approach shots were almost perfect only to be disappointed with the greens! Hope they can bring back to the greens to their pristine condition. This course is a little bot pricier than the other courses (munis) in Kern County, but I think it is worth it, when the greens are completely recovered.

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

Nice Course

Great value. Nice greens. Lot of bunker work going on. Good layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best greens in town

The course is in great condition. The greens are, to me, the best in town. The turf is about a, 9-10.5 on the stemp. Perfect in the early morning.
Excellent staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course

Course looks really good right now, I wish they had a super out there controlling play a little better and friendlier staff but I keep going back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
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