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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7040
Slope 135
Rating 74.6
Type Private
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
Scorecard for Riviera
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 74.3/139 503 463 434 236 419 175 408 370 420 3428 315 564 410 421 176 443 166 576 451 3522 6950
Middle M: 71.9/130 497 445 405 230 408 144 370 346 406 3251 301 513 367 402 159 430 148 512 422 3254 6505
Forward W: 74.7/137 450 393 371 186 386 130 318 285 386 2905 275 484 317 356 142 411 125 498 331 2939 5844
Handicap 17 1 5 7 9 15 11 13 3 16 10 6 8 18 2 14 12 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 35 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect 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.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

5.0
2

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 2
Bunkers 1
Elevation Changes 1
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 2
Advanced Golfers 1
Entertaining Clients 1
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 2
Convenient to the City 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

What can you say? It's The Riv.

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

The Riv

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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