River Falls Plantation

4.1717176471 4.2 stars from 5 (202)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6697 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 100 Player Blvd, Duncan, South Carolina 29334, Spartanburg County
  • (864) 433-9192
  • (864) 433-8965
  • www.riverfallsgolf.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Gary Player (1990)
Type: Public
Greens: Diamond Zoysia Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 202 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

185 out of 200 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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Tdub2018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Fairways"


Charles7168955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Good Fairways but some the greens are bare...no warning the greens were bad...will play again once greens comeback


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 07/16/2018:

Thank you for the helpful feedback, Charles. We'll pass this along to our grounds maintenance team.

"Great Course"


Mccuem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New to the area and this course has been my favorite I've played so far. Couple of blind shots, but other than that a very enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 07/06/2018:

Welcome to the area and we're so pleased that you've enjoyed your experiences with us so far. We look forward to your next round here.

"Good challenging course"


u000005651578's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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Reviewed on

I like the course layout and some fairways are narrow which presents a challenge I like. Greens were aerated 2 weeks ago and coming back nicely but were still very slow. Greens are normally much quicker. Overall this a good course and you can find good deals every week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 06/27/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review! We're pleased that you enjoy our layout and we hope you'll return again soon.

"Course needed some care"


u132305378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only played the back 9 twice because greens were being aerated. Also, the rough was really overgrown and needed to be cut. Nice layout, but needs some tender loving care. Only paid $22.00 so the value was obviously there.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for providing helpful feedback! We'll absolutely pass along your advice about the rough to our grounds crew. Please come and see us again soon.

"rough"


Ron1662143's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was pretty much perfect except the rough was sooo long. On top of being long, it was also super thick. I lost.a few balls just mere feet off the fairway. You practically had to be standing on your ball to see it if the ball went into the rough. Not as enjoyable when this occurs. Not many people hit every fairway so it definitely slowed my pace of play as I had to search extensively 4 times. Cut that rough! Otherwise, great course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 06/19/2018:

Thanks so much for the five-star review, Ron! We apologize about the state of the rough and we'll pass this along to our grounds crew. Please come and see us again soon!


bob5804403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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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


Response from River Falls Plantation on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the kind words and five stars, Bob! We look forward to your next round here!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Greens were firm (even after several days of rain) and some were in bad shape. Starter sent groups off the back nine which slowed the round and we had to wait on every shot.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the helpful feedback! We do run a 1st and 10th tee format, and we're sorry if that caused any inconvenience. We hope you'll be back again in the future.

"Excellent Greens"


Charles7168955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Greens in Excellent shape...the fairways are in good shape...pace of play great...a couple of holes where there was repair underway...overall well worth it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/18/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful four-star review, Charles! We're so glad that you enjoyed your round with us and we hope to see you again soon!

"Enjoyable"


u499830021's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens were tremendous and hardly had a mark on them. Pace of play terrific at 3:45 for a foursome. Like the par 3’s the best and used all my clubs during the round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for the terrific five-star review! We're so pleased that you had a great round with us and we hope you'll be back again soon.

"Great golf"


Ron1662143's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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The fairways were fluffy with beautiful grass. The greens were nice and fast. An occasional odd spot on the greens that did not factor into the hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a terrific five-star review, Ron! We so appreciate the kind words and we look forward to your next visit with us.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for the five stars!

"Slow"


DETIGER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed on

The tee time they sold us was the first one off behind the member/member tournament. It took us 3 hours to play 10 holes. It was painfully slow. They should’ve allowed more time between a shotgun start tournament and letting others tee off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the helpful feedback! We do apologize for the slow play and we understand that can be frustrating. We'll pass this along and we hope you'll be back again in the future.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the four-star rating!

"Fun Front 9, Quirky back 9"


u00000833432's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
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There are about 5 holes on this course that are very odd due to severe elevation changes, blind shots, and penal hazard locations I.e. OB left,, narrow fairway, and lateral hazard right. Completely unwalkable course. Fine in a cart. I only play this course as a last resort. The pro shop staff is awesome, helpful, food is good, and practice area is very good. The odd layout is the only drawback. Greens were actually in excellent shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2018

Thank you for your feedback. It is always welcomed. The uniqueness of the back 9 is one thing that makes our course special. Almost every hole has some element of risk/reward. Give it another try and see if you can bring it to its knees! Thank you for the kind words about our staff and greens!


"Used To Be"


u4624493's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
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Reviewed on

I know it's winter, but this course needs maintenance. Bunkers missing sand, fairways hard packed and nearly clay/mud in large places. Carts long overdue for a 90 rule. Greens painted. Fairways dormant. Areas surrounding tee boxes just patchy rough fescue. Worth $25 and that's about it on or off season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2018

Thank you for taking time to review River Falls. Unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about being dormant. Please come back this spring and give it a try when the course is green and lush.


"Give the course a rest"


u821433741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like River Falls but with all the rain we have had I think, cart path only or a good dry out is needed. I would hate to see the beautiful course damaged for the sake of few rounds but I am sure the ground keeper know more than I. Great staff, great course and everyone is always friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2018

Thank you for the nice review and your feedback. It has been quite a winter! For the enjoyment of our guests and pace of play we do tend to allow players to ride the fairways often. Hopefully the growing season is right around the corner!!!



wetzelmd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2018

Thanks for the great review! We are already looking forward to your next visit!



frturner's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the four-star rating!

"Great shape - Great value"


jmcspartan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
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Course is in top shape. Beautiful location and layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the five-star rating and review! We hope you'll be back again soon.


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