Riverside Golf Course

3.2815176471 3.3 stars from 5 (138)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6309 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 1020 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX 78741, Travis County
  • (512) 386-7077
  • (512) 386-5014
  • www.riverside-gc.com

Year built: 1950
Architect(s): Perry Maxwell (1950), J. Press (1950)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6309 yards 69.0 123
Middle (W) 71 5744 yards 73.8 127
Middle 72 5744 yards 67.2 113
Forward (W) 71 4877 yards 63.1 105

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 138 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

83 out of 135 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport on a college campus   Great for locals beginners walkers   Challenges include bunkers  

loading...
loading...

Reviewer Photos

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"This course needs a lot of care done to it"


u000005795417's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just about all the greens have big bare spots. The fairways also has bare spots all over.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



castee's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Starter Course"


u00000624030's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the layout, greens needed some work, but enjoyed playing it


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jesse1907020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Shame"


CaptWillard's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Mississippi Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Too bad this course has been taken so far from what it was during the Austin Country Club days. A lot of holes have been really monkeyed with, but several holes show glimpses of what the course used to be. The back nine is particularly undisturbed. If you’re a Perry Maxwell fan, it’s definitely worth the small greens fee (I paid $22 to walk 18 on a Thursday afternoon) to see what used to be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


lalaniz's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really a cool layout and not too much money. Not to busy during the week and you move at your own pace. Greens are looking really nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Stay away after heavy rain!"


u3082363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has come a long way the last few years. I enjoy playing out there. However, playing after a storm has just come through was a bad idea. Lots of trash and debris unfortunately was strung along the course. Not the easiest thing to deal with and nothing could have been done playing the day after it happened. Regardless the course is fun and the staff is amazing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



CalBalogun's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Sub-Par Quality"


dingolindsay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time, but $40? Maybe $25 worth. Some greens were very poor. The course needs better maintenance. Maybe 2 or 2.5 stars.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent muni"


Bdcoach's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was in town and wanted to play somewhere historic and unique, plus value for the money. Was not disappointed. Great layout, course in decent condition for mid-March.


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


"Fun Course"


artclark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a fun course. Not extremely challenging, but interesting layout and very friendly folks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Ok"


u9709331's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Ok value for money. Bad time of year Im sure for the grass as some greens were a quarter dead. 3 star for convenience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good muni course for the area"


u000002234959's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was in town for a conference and saw this course for a morning round before leaving town. The course has a lot of history behind it and thought it had some good holes and some that were not. Since the community college came in they had to reroute the course and the first few holes are not really as standard as most courses. First hole is a par 3 and the ninth hole is not close to the clubhouse. Suggest bringing your own food and drink since you don not really have a place at the turn to get something for drink and eat. 5th hole par 3 was the most picturesque of the course. If you are looking for a real challenge, I suggest some other courses in the area. If you want a fun open space golf course this is the place. I believe it plays to a par 70 and not a 71 as the 18 hole is just over 420 and the card says it is a par 5 but to me played to a par 4. Greens for the most part were in good shape with a few that need work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great value!!"


Gnegrete51210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time with friends. Hope you are not in them but the bunkers were in amazing shape. Fairways were awesome!!! Great rate of play on the course. I will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dkilm's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Glad I gave Riverside another shot"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I had banished Riverside to the end of the bench in Austin after a round a few years back when conditions were rough to say the least.

But when looking for a place to play last-minute, my golf buddy recommended giving Riverside another look, and I'm glad he did. Once home to famed Austin Country Club, Riverside is now a "muni-grade" course owned by Austin Community College. The good news is that the tee sheet, at least for the time being, is far more open than Clay-Kizer, Lions or Mo Willy (all of which can get really busy), so we zipped around Riverside in three hours. Conditions have certainly improved. Many greens have some wear around the edges but are otherwise rolling very nicely.

There are some awesome old-school holes here, and a few that aren't all that memorable (a result of rerouting when ACC campus was built). Like Lions, word around town is Ben Crenshaw has offered to restore the course back to former glory if ACC ever frees up the funding. What a blessing that would be to local golfers it were to ever happen.

If you can't find a tee time at the munis or are worried about the pace of play, definitely give Riverside a look. Right now, it seems they could certainly use a bump in play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"fun layout, good value"


toothysaw2's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i hadn't played out here for several years. it's never been the best maintained course. they have put some work into greens and bunkers and that's really helped.

truthfully, the course is still not in amazing shape. everything through the green is patchy and you'll probably want to play the ball up to avoid getting frustrated. the greens were very slow, but were nice! same for the bunkers. it's obvious they are putting in effort.

despite the conditions, the layout is fun and interesting. it's a short course, but not all of the holes can be overpowered. there are strategic trees and holes that require you to shape the ball or be badly out of position.

overall, it's a classic old style course. the staff were super friendly too. if you like that kind of thing, it's worth the time. get out there and have some fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Hot afternoon at Riverside"


gwalker58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

1st time there in about 4 years . Unlike most reviews I saw on line - good course conditions, very good grass on greens - some with a few sand spots. 5 PM start, done by 8 PM. No crowd. Played through one 3-some after 12 holes. Nice layout, lots of mature trees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2016

We appreciate the wonderful feedback! Riverside has been undergoing a sweeping renovation over the last 8 months, and we certainly aren't done yet! We hope you'll come back and see us!


"Nice back nine"


gonzalj0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Goddess value. Front nine greens not to good. Back nine much better.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2016

We appreciate you recommending us! If you haven't been back to see us since December, we really urge you to come see the transformation we've gone through! Complete 180 since Austin Community College took us back over in November 2015. Hope to see you out here soon!



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed