The Riviera Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7040 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

  • 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades, California 90272, Los Angeles County
  • (310) 454-6591
  • (310) 454-8351

Year built: 1927
Architect(s): George C. Thomas, Jr. (1926), Ron Forse (1997), Tom Fazio (1999), Tom Fazio (2012), Ben Crenshaw (1993), Bill Coore (1993), William P. Bell (1926), Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Private
Greens: Kikuyu Grass
Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 7040 yards 74.6 135
White 71 6526 yards 72.2 130
Green 71 6136 yards 70.7 126
Gold 72 5725 yards 70.0 124
Gold (W) 74 5725 yards 74.4 136
Forward (W) 74 5348 yards 72.1 132

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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Type of Golfer

"What can you say? It's The Riv."

BigusDickus's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

No need for details, I don't think. It's The Riv. What can you say, really? Beautiful location, beautiful setting, beautiful course design and layout, the history, the legends, the challenge! They have made some changes to the course lately, as with all California courses that need to cut back on water usage, as well as the trees starting to overgrow killing the turf in the shade, even The Riv have opened up some of the bush and made it more open. The right side of #1 has been cleaned up a bit, and therefore the right side of #2, has been made to be a playable 2nd fairway. You'll notice it on TV the next time you see it. The layout is still fantastic, the clubhouse is amazing of course, and the experience cannot be beaten. Of course I will never get to play the far back tees on some of the holes, they're for the Tour and I will never be able to score well from back there anyways! If you get the chance to play it, you will be in awe.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"The Riv"

BenElisha0's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Riviera is a classic George C. Thomas design. There are so many unique holes to get to experience. The par 3, 6th hole has a bunker in the middle of the green. You can play your shot halfway up the hill to the 7th tee and the ball will roll back down to the pin on the 6th green.

In addition to 6, you have the famous par 4, 10th hole. There is no where safe to drive your golf ball. A layup to the middle of the fairway leaves you with a narrow green to play towards with bunkers guarding all sides. You can easily go from bunker to bunker. It's a fantastic design!

The tee shot at 18 is tough because you need to the left side of the fairway that slopes left to right. That leaves you with a 200 yard cut shot to an elevated green.

Overall it's a bucket list course to play and in a beautiful setting.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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