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4.2
425
5 Stars
190
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
9
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
91.2%
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394 out of 425 reviews
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4.2
425
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
83.7%
Recommend this course
41 out of 49 reviews
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4.2
425
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
89.7%
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70 out of 78 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7001
Slope 133
Rating 75.4
Type Public
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River Islands Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champion 72 7001 yards 75.4 133
Player 72 6594 yards 74.3 132
Member 72 6223 yards 72.0 129
River 72 5775 yards 68.1 117
Island (W) 72 4873 yards 69.4 118
Scorecard for River Islands Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champion M: 74.3/146 386 401 195 579 186 639 440 221 550 3597 402 379 363 383 548 202 529 170 428 3404 7001
Player M: 72.5/142 375 389 175 553 174 490 415 199 527 3297 391 367 355 369 532 180 514 166 423 3297 6594
Member M: 70.9/137 365 353 160 547 160 475 408 180 519 3167 380 342 338 357 512 150 435 142 400 3056 6223
River M: 68.5/129 331 330 145 511 131 450 395 157 502 2952 367 303 305 340 490 135 416 117 350 2823 5775
Island W: 64.4/120 305 279 65 476 80 416 341 134 450 2546 300 260 184 245 467 107 363 84 317 2327 4873
Handicap 17 13 9 1 15 5 7 11 3 12 10 16 14 2 8 6 18 4
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 11 17 1 15 5 7 13 3 8 10 16 12 2 14 6 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must have collars and shorts must be Bermuda length. Tank tops, t-shirts and denim are not permitted.

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Reviews

4.2
425

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Specials 2
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 70
Bunkers 51
Undulating Greens 48
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 57
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 61
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 22
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellence layout

This is a must play course in the Knoxville -,Seiverville area.... Greens and fairways in great condition...traps in need of sand....(stay out and you won't notice..lol) Pace of play was a little slow due to multiple groups in front causing us to wait on most tee boxes.. Will definitely return...
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

NICE COURSE

Course is very tight. Lots of trees. Pretty good shape. Rough is long and thick. Lots of ups and downs and some blind shots. Overall good value.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course and great value!

My son and I had a great time playing a round at the Rivers Island. The course was in nice shape and it was a great layout. I definitely will look to go back next time we are in the area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Diamond in the rough! Go Play this Course

What a wonderful experience playing Rivers Island Golf Course! We played on a Tuesday and had the course to ourselves! Pat Toth greeted us at the door, got us checked in and on our way (the rate was very good, no need for a military discount) The course starts out pretty simple, short par 4, fairways nice, greens nice... Then the par 3's! Over the French Broad River, the sites the wild life... WE had a blast, did a replay, yep, played 36 and had the course to ourselves, literally. If you haven't played this course, you should. Pat, you are doing great things there and we will be back next year and this time hopefully bringing 8!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome!!

Beautiful course. The scenery is gorgeous. The lay out was very fun. Each hole featured a different approach and look. The fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Like hitting off of carpet. I played my best round of the year here. The course was not busy at all. It was midweek and midday. I will definitely play this course again if I’m back in the area. Very friendly and informed proshop staff.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great shape

Course is in FANTASTIC shape. Crews were out doing patches to the cart paths and mowing. Too the time to talk with a couple of grounds crew members and parson in the pro shop. Everyone seems to be working very hard to keep the course in excellent shape. Most of the sand traps had been redone and more sand coming next week to do more. Definitely a MUST PLAY course if ever in the Knoxville, TN area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great golf course

This course is in fantastic condition. The fairways and greens are excellent. It is a very scenic course with the river winding throughout the course. With the various tee boxes, it is great for all levels of play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in East tn

The maintenance staff have worked very hard to bring this course back from nearly dead, to looking almost perfect again. I highly recommend playing this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course challenging

Signature hole always keeps me on my toes(good). Great layout to mix between par 3s and par 4s.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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