River Falls Plantation

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4.1
221
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
86.3%
Recommend this course
200 out of 221 reviews
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3.8
19
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.9%
Recommend this course
15 out of 19 reviews
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3.9
36
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6697 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.8
River Falls Golf Plantation in Duncan is a Gary Player Signature Course. Its location makes it convenient for meeting up with people coming from Asheville, Columbia, Atlanta, or Charlotte. The golf course is also just minutes away from downtown Greenville. The narrow layout will test the accuracy and shot making abilities of even the best golfers. Rolling hills provide a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. Water hazards come into play frequently and there are also strategically placed bunkers framing the greens and fairways. Player crafted a golf course that is both formidable and scenic. The abundance of mature trees helped him achieve this. He carefully wove River Falls Golf Plantation through the mature forests, allowing the trees to surround the holes, giving each a secluded and peaceful feel.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Player Tees (Black) 72 6697 yards 72.8 137
River Falls Tees (Rock) 72 6238 yards 71.1 132
Plantation Tees (Wood) 72 5702 yards 68.3 127
Plantation Tees (Wood) (W) 72 5702 yards 73.9 133
Belle Tees (Red) (W) 72 4802 yards 69.1 122
Scorecard for River Falls Plantation
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Player M: 72.0/137 390 370 220 523 452 128 339 375 486 3283 432 180 538 330 337 174 389 370 527 3277 6560
Rock M: 70.4/132 340 357 183 508 403 122 328 361 448 3050 377 174 525 326 317 167 377 330 488 3081 6131
Rails M: 68.8/127 330 329 170 491 388 116 312 345 410 2891 341 163 507 314 286 156 362 303 466 2898 5789
Gold M: 67.3/120 W: 70.9/123 306 313 161 471 369 110 303 287 395 2715 331 154 481 245 263 145 354 275 449 2697 5412
Red W: 67.2/116 292 276 152 325 325 97 281 287 310 2345 240 122 434 245 235 116 296 275 389 2352 4697
Handicap 15 11 13 5 3 17 9 1 7 2 16 4 18 12 14 8 10 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 13 15 1 7 17 11 5 3 6 16 2 14 12 18 8 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Diamond Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.1
221

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 14
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Elevation Changes 26
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
Locals 24
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Near the Airport 19
Worth the Drive 17

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are not well kept, with lots of ball marks. Traps are a mess.

I have never seen this course in such bad shape.. Trying to recover some greens. Lots of mud. Very tough course to play when it is cart path only. Lots of steep climbs to get from cart path to fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:22:27.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback! The course is currently in great shape despite recent rain. We hope you'll return again in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

War zone

The weather has been wet I get it but the Greens look like a war zone. Ball Marks everywhere. 35.00 for wet conditions and ball marks not a match.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:23:50.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Conditions are currently very good despite some previous rain and we hope you'll consider playing here again.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Day after Christmas

Check-in was expedient. Range was good and balls were good. Starter got our threesome out a couple minutes early, even though tee times were solid. Pace was good for the day after Christmas, as was the condition. Only a couple waits on the fronts 9. Some low places were wet, some bunkers still had water but able to adjust. Greens were rolling good. Cart paths could use some work- some of the worst around, must protect your back going over bumps/breaks You must know the grain on these zoysia greens and your line on some elevation/blind shots on the back 9. If you take that into play you can have a good round. I like play here in winter b/c greens stay healthy and do not go dormant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-02T21:34:11.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very nice four-star review! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round despite some prior rain. Please come and see us again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented On 2019-01-02T21:35:50.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us four stars!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Mixed Feelings

I have mixed feelings. The course has beautiful greens. Fairways are generous. Tee boxes need some work though. The golf cart was making this terrible noise that wouldnt stop. It started raining hard and Travis wouldn’t give us a rain check for the back 9.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-01-02T21:39:35.000+00:00

We're sorry to hear that your round with us was disappointing. We hope you'll return under drier conditions for a far better experience.

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

Froze our Butts Off

We froze our Butts off but the Course was in Great Shape for all the Weather weve been having Groups in front of us didnt help matters they thought they were playing on the Senior Senior Tour Overall though you cant beat this Course its got alot of Elevation changes and it was quite pretty still having alot of the Fall Colors

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-03T18:14:07.000+00:00

We're so pleased that you had a nice time despite the cold weather. Please come and see us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-04T19:45:34.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us five stars!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-20T15:53:42.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us four stars!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course Layout

Fun course but very testing. Greens roll really well, especially considering it’s the end of the season. The staff is top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:25:34.000+00:00

We're so appreciative of the very kind words and five stars! We look forward to your next visit with us!

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Even better than last time

This was my second time playing the course. I loved the layout. It is pretty interesting and challenging and no two holes are the same. However, there were some minor issues such as clippings on the fairways, really long rough, a couple greens under repair. I went back today, and the course was in much better shape, The fairways were in great shape even with 2 inches of rain the day before. The rough was cut, but still thick and challenging. The greens were very firm and smooth and the couple that were under repair were in better shape. The layout is great. One of the best in the area in my opinion. So hurry out and play while everything is still in good shape before everything goes dormant in the winter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:24:47.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us a great four-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our conditions and had a fun and challenging round with us. Please come and see us again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Worth Playing for sure

Great course for the money. Would recommend it. Good layout as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:25:52.000+00:00

Thank you for the recommendation and four stars! Please come and see us again soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful condition

Great round of golf with the exception of the pin placement on hole #1. No way to approach the hole without rolling off the green if you did not hole the put. Very discouraging way to start a round for most recreational golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:26:47.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to leave us five stars! We're sorry to hear that the pin placement on hole #1 was frustrating but we hope you'll return soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

The course was in great shape the day after 3-4 inches of rain. Friendly staff and would recommend to anyone who likes a challenge. Thanks GolfNow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your round with us! Thank you for leaving us four stars and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Agonizing

The pace of play was soooo slow. I’m not a fast player but this was terrible. The back tees were rightfully placed in the farthest back position but the foliage overgrowth in front of the back boxes was so tall it could actually contact the ball on take off. The rest of the course was very nice and the staff were very courteous. Course needs some rangers and the course superintendent to round on the course for weekend play. Great layout and really fair price.

Conditions Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us very helpful feedback, Ron! We will pass this along to our management team.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River Falls Duncan SC

The course was in OK condition but several Greens were patched with sod

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback! We hope you'll be back in the future for a more impressive experience with us.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great layout-average conditions

Played my first round at River Falls this weekend after reading several reviews on the course that made me want to play there. The layout it awesome. Almost a mountain course feel. A lot of elevation changes. Long drives between holes and each hole is isolated from each other. The course is pretty tight both around the fairways and greens. A lot of time you miss the fairway or green and your ball is completely gone. The course is one of the more challenging ones that I’ve played in a while. The course conditions were just average in my opinion. Greens were firm and smooth and fast except for 2 that were being reworded. Fairways were mown but the clippings have not been blown off of them. They also hadn’t striped the fairways. Rough was very thick Bermuda grass. Easy to lose your ball in. Again the clippings hadn’t been blown off. The tees were chewed up some. Especially on the holes where you would hit iron off the tees (this includes some par 4s on this varied layout). To me it looked like it had rained a lot 2 weeks ago and play and mowing had been allowed when it was too wet. Then this past week it was hot and dry and everything baked. Not at all a bad course. I’d play again. Especially for the $35 price I paid on a Saturday. But it’s not the top end course that I thought it was-at least not right now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us great feedback! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our layout and inherent challenges. Hopefully, you'll be more pleased with our conditions during your next round.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with a very challenging layout. Only complaint is they are loosing a 2 greens to some mold a believe. Can't remember the exact hole numbers but one is on the front the other is on the back. Accuracy is key at this course. Excellant place to test your skill.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from River Falls Plantation on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars! We've worked very hard to repair those two greens and they're in much better shape now. Please come and see us again soon.
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