Links at RiverLakes Ranch
|Black M: 72.9/130 W: 79.6/143||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 W: 77.2/138||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 W: 74.4/131||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 M: 64.0/107 W: 69.3/123||248||265||102||452||99||313||274||281||433||2467||448||344||317||118||278||93||232||310||392||2532||4999|
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You get what you pay for
I was able to play RiverLakes for $18.75 so it was worth it. With that being said, I do no think I will be coming back any time soon. The reviews are pretty accurate on Yelp for the course. The course is abused by novice golfers as evident by the greens. A lot of the holes do not have proper blue/black tee boxes marked which seems like a fairly simple thing to ask for. If you are using a cart there are multiple confusing parts of the path with little to no direction. The 18th is interesting. The green is surrounded by water with roughly 30 dead fish floating at the surface with the smell that matches such a sight.
Good enough but should be better.
My most recent experience is that the grass was heavily watered and was also a little tall. It doesn’t seem that they are investing enough to keep it like it should be. It’s not in bad shape it’s just average and should be above average.
Great unique layout, every hole is different
This is one of my favorite courses, no two holes are the same, they are all very unique and different vrs a cookie cutter course. It is a links layout with many large bunkers which can make the course challenging so try and stay out of them, the back 9 is very strong, especially holes #10-11. #18 is a good par 5 with an island green, Riverlakes also has one of the best driving ranges around and its all grass! Only bummer today was the restaurant was closed due to covid and the food is always good and servers very friendly
Arrived 45 minutes prior to our tee time to practice at the facilities on the course, when we arrived at the 1st tee box for check in a few minutes before tee off we get directed to pair up with another group of golfers with another foursome already waiting to tee off. We all were given the same tee times.. a frustrating way to start off a morning round on a Wednesday of all days. River Lakes needs to pay more attention to spacing out golfers and tee times rather than cramming any and everybody onto the links just to make their $$$!
Sunday afternoon golf
It was a great golf deal we had. Course was tough for us today. Greens were sticking and rolling pretty true. We all enjoyed the afternoon stroll and leisure play. Can’t wait to try it again.
This course is in good shape right now. The greens are healthy and fast. It’s dry and you do get a lot of run off the fairways The only drawback are the traps. They are like concrete. In desperate need of new sand.
A nice little jewel
Enjoyed a quick afternoon round, with nice temps for wintertime. Fairways were a little rough, but greens and bunkers were in great shape for this time of year.
Anyone who gives this course more than a couple stars is not an avid golfer, or they have not played this course more than a couple times. This place absolutely sucks now. They book tee times every 7-8 mins. This is the slowest place in the county to to play. My last round was 5 hours. Staff does nothing to push pace of play. Current conditions right now are junk fairways tee to green. The greens have always been a joke. They are so slow it’s not even fun. They are uneven and pitch marks are every where. The bunkers have next to no sand at all. Their is nothing here anymore that’s makes me want to play this course again. I won’t even practice there anymore. The driving is a complete disaster. There is no grass anywhere and they are putting in zero effort to fix it. But yet they just raised their prices again. I don’t even know how they could possibly justify the price hike and still sell buckets of junk cheap range balls out of a machine that barely works! Bottom line is there are way better places to play golf in Kern county. This place just takes your money and gives you the middle finger. They are lazy and incompetent at running the facility. Fire everyone and start over please
I only played 11 holes the weather was 40 degrees and I could not stand the cold. the course is wonderful and Iam planing to play it again soon.
This course is awesome for the money. One of the best public courses in Bakersfield. Only complaint is the pace of play can be slow at times.