River Falls Plantation

4.1553000000 4.2 stars from 5 (189)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 189 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
103
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

175 out of 187 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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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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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Reviewed on

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.

"Great challenging course"


u994352593's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape for the time of year. Grass was becoming dormant so tight lies we on most shots. Greens were in good shape and would hold approach shots while keeping the putting speed as fast. I played with my son as his first time playing. He shot an even 72... great placement course (risk/reward) Enjoyed the course and will be back for sure


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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

It sounds like you had a great round with your son! That's wonderful to hear! Please come and see us again soon!

"Nice experience"


Micki1085367's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was well kept and inviting. The staff was excellent. This was our 2 nd time playing this course and we will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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

Thank you for the great four-star review, Micki! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your second visit with us and we hope there will be many more.

"Spartanburg/Duncan"


u000006909067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice layout with a variety of looks. You'll need all the clubs in the bag and able to control shots to score well. Staff is always friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for the great four-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the layout and felt sufficiently challenged while still having fun. Please come and see us again soon!


mfran10040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 11/01/2017:

We appreciate the five-star rating and kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

"Great Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Pin location sheet was very helpful. Favorable course for all levels.


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 11/01/2017:

We so appreciate the five-star review! It's always our goal to provide a great experience for our golfers, regardless of skill level. We hope to see you again for another round in the future.

"Beautiful course that I didn’t know about until Golf now showed it."


makebacon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice to find a new challenging course so close to home. 25 min from Greenville, and I didn’t even know about it until I seen it in golf now. The guy in the club house was not too friendly, but if I had to do his job instead of play golf I wouldn’t be either. The ranger stay on patrol throughout the front 9. Never seen him on the back 9. Very friendly guy. Need to be an accurate hitter to make most of the fairways. And the tee boxes are confusing with rails, rocks, something else. Couldn’t tell which ones were the white tees for a couple holes. Something the guy in the club house could have told me instead of grab one of those books and read it. I told him it was my first time there was there anything he could advise us on. Greens are in excellent shape and very challenging with some of them 50 yards long. Was happy to play bogey golf at a new course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 10/04/2017:

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first round with us! Now that you know we're so close to your home, we hope we'll see you again soon!

"Punative"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Very tough course that severely punishes shots that miss the green. Not much room for error. Not for the average weekend golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 09/19/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review! We hope that you found your round fun as well as challenging and we look forward to your next visit with us!

"Great Time!"


Clublex's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. I recommend playing at least once. The layout is very challenging. After your round you can enjoy lunch in a pleasant atmosphere.


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 09/14/2017:

We appreciate the lovely five-star review! It's wonderful to hear that your experiences here are both fun AND challenging. Please come and see us again soon!

"Ball Placement"


buckeyeman19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice course where you have to hit the ball to certain spots. Driver not needed very much as it isn't that long of a course and accuracy is priority. Have to play the course a few times to know where the trouble is.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 09/14/2017:

That's great advice, buckeyeman19! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review and we look forward to your next round with us!


Kenneth5379020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
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Reviewed on


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 Golf on 08/28/2017:

Thank you for the five-star rating, Kenneth!

"Back to River Falls Plantation"


jaycbobo1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

River Falls is a wonderful course IF you stay in the fairways. The primary rough is playable, but anything past that is LOST FOREVER. The clubhouse is great, the staff is friendly and courteous. I play here every couple of years just to prove to myself that this course adds 5 to 6 strokes to my score. I drive about 50 miles to play the 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 08/28/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great, four-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your most recent round with us and found it both fun and challenging! Have a great day and please visit us again soon!


DEANEMARTIN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

River Falls was in great shape. An enjoyable course to play, back nine has a couple of different holes with blind shots.

Restaurant at the club has very good eats and a varied menu.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 08/22/2017:

Thank you so much for the terrific five-star review! We were happy to have you and we hope to see you again soon!


bowen1224's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from River Falls Plantation Golf on 09/14/2017:

Thank you for leaving us four stars!


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