Friars/Presidio at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.1388411765 3.1 stars from 5 (713)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Country Club attire required. T-shirts, Beachwear, Denim (Jeans) are prohibited
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6627 yards 71.9 128
Back (W) 72 6627 yards 78.5 138
Middle 72 6277 yards 70.1 124
Middle (W) 72 6277 yards 76.2 130
Forward 72 5532 yards 66.3 116
Forward (W) 72 5532 yards 71.6 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 713 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
308
3 stars:
179
2 stars:
80
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

536 out of 708 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals walkers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views watching the game  

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2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Going downhill fast"


Rodney2280129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It seems like since the news broke that the course will eventually be closing to make way for residential and retail development,there is zero care for those of us who have been loyal to the course for years. Pace of play, conditions and overall staff attitude have gone completely downhill. This weekend was a new low. We played behind at least 2 sixsomes that we could see and the whole time without a marshal in sight. Called the shop to ask them to help speed things up and got a 9-hole voucher for my trouble. After 5-1/2 hours for 16 holes, I doubt I’ll ever use that voucher. No thanks. Waht a disappointment.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"50min slow"


Josh4612596's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 9:37am tee time and didn’t get on until 10:25am... Then the pace of play was so slow it took 6:15 minuets to finish 18. Slowest round I’ve ever played!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Convenient location, fun course, great value!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Riverwalk several times over the past few years. This course is a great value compared to the other public courses in San Diego. Especially since Torrey Pines ends up costing well over $200 per round. Riverwalk is in decent condition for a public course, is very well located central to most of the San Diego area, and offers enough challenge for better players while being fun for golfers of moderate ability.

i highly recommend this course if you're staying in the San Diego area!

RM from San Jose, CA


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What happened??"


Paul1346032's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time a few years back and it was a great track in great condition. This last time, it was like I was at a completely different place. The greens were not bad, nice speed with a fairly true roll. The fairways, tee boxes and bunkers were as bad as it gets. The Mission nine looked the best from a far but they had a tourney going on so I didn’t see it up close. We played Friar/Presidio. They have completely lost the fairways, dry and dead is most areas with hardly any real turf. I found two decent fairway lies the entire round that actually had grass. It’s a shame because it’s a fun track in my opinion. I’d steer clear for now and see if they can get it back to what I remember it being.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Bonco"


bonco's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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The course was extremely out of shape, dry fairways and ground under repair . Not good!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Ken H"


kenneth4456263's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great venue, has 3 nines which helped pace of play since I played on Saturday . The greens were awesome , fairly fast with lots of break and undulations. The bad news were the fairways, lots of bare ground so moving the ball to grass was permitted. The bunkers were not up to par, mostly dirt and hard packed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

your review lost all credibility when you said great venue. This place is a dump!!!


"Fun little course"


u90754821's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a nice layout. I would definitely play better here the second time around. Friars/mission was o.k. Lots of fairway under repair. Greens were excellent which made it more than tolerable. I would play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs work"


Breabel96's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways need alot of work. Slow play. Greens are very good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great Twilight Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course is centrally located in San Diego so easy for all 4 of us to meet at the course from various work locations and tee-off at 3:00pm. Such a great deal at just $29.00/ea, including cart. We were skeptical about being able to finish 18 holes before dark, but we were able to finish in 4 hours. Fun afternoon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Riverwalk - decent track, close to downtown, very slow and busy"


Rbelbin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First thing, when you play here on a weekend, you have to expect a 5 hour round. We played as a 3 some, behind what seemed to be the slowest 4some on the planet, They were 2 full holes open in front of them after only 7 holes. While they stopped at the halfway hut for food between 9's we jumped out in front of them. They never caught us the rest of the day despite us still waiting on every shot. Pace here it's generally slow due to volume. Enough about pace of play.

Conditions - San Diego has been in a drought lately so the fairways and rough have bare patches. The greens ARE FANTASTIC, even though they had been punched recently, they recovered and rolled true.

Value: Decent. We paid $60 including a cart, so that was a good price, but I'd gladly pay more for little to no waiting. There are no marshalls


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The longeest day"


rollorivera's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

11:15 tee off done at 4 :15 this felt like i was at work looking at my watch over and over again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good Day Golfing"


Doug7774842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

De used to play this course before leaving San Diego. Played Riverwalk 3 years ago and it was well kept and challenging. The Friars is lacking upkeep and apparently going to be developed so no investment into maintenance. Greens were in good shape. Enjoyed the Presidio very much. In better shape than Friars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Too many bookings"


u000008155987's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok condition. Slow play. Greens are lightening fast


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"How to ruin a golfer day"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the worst experience I have had at Riverwalk golf course, I played 2 holes in 1:15 minutes I guess the starer didn't know what to do.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are horrible,sand traps are inconsistent and poorly maintained...the greens were good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Riverwalk should be called Swamp Crawl"


mutzy39's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in terrible shape, Fairways had little to no grass. Had to place my ball onto grass when balls were hit in the center of the fairway.

Pace of play was terrible. Took 2.5 hours to play the front nine Friar, and 2.5 hours into the back nine Mission we skipped the last four holes.

At the turn the starter put a single player between us and the foursome ahead of us.

Bad experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Akira0429's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Originally I booked Presidio/Mission but at the time of check in I was told to change to Friars/Presidio.

Friars course fairway condition was critical.

I will not play anymore at Friars course.

Mission course is good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Friars course was dirt and muddy"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been going to this course for over ten years and it was in its worst condition. Friars course was poor and would not recommend Wanted to ask for my money back on that course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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