Mission/Friars at Riverwalk Golf Club

3.2110352941 3.2 stars from 5 (667)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6383 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.5
  • 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 6383 yards 70.5 120
Middle (W) 72 6033 yards 73.8 124
Middle 72 6033 yards 68.9 117
Forward 72 5215 yards 65.3 108
Forward (W) 72 5215 yards 69.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 667 Reviews
5 stars:
97
4 stars:
299
3 stars:
157
2 stars:
71
1 stars:
43

recommend this course

513 out of 662 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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"GREAT COURSE"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course Always Enjoy Playing At River Walk one of San Diego's BEST


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time very friendly staff working hard to make our visit awesome


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing 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

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Review of Friars Presidio"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round of golf last Friday. I played with two other young men in their 20's that very fairly good players. The course is still under repair in some areas, but improving nicely. Over allni would say it was a good experience and look forward to playing there again.

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Save your money"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Course is in bad shape. Pace of play is at least 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor facility"


u000007275316's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Poor facility, course under maintenace, fairways closed by rope, burnt rough, pace of play? HORRIBLE!!!!! NO marshals, tried calling pro shop, put on hold...never to be answered!!! Our group gave up, asked other groups their pace of play- all discusted!!! In my 35 yrs golfing, why would a course open for play while doing maintenace? To squeeze more $$$ . Why pack a golf course like sardines only to create a backlog? To squeeze more $$$ (SMH) People avoid this stagnate quagmire & play somewhere your money is valued


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Waste of time & money"


Kulwant3694388's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Friars 9 was horrible condition. Why use it when its under construction? Unless scraping every nickel from public. Back 9 on Presidio. 1.5 hrs to play 3 holes...REALLY? asked all groups how long they awaiting to hit. Horrible replies not fit to print. Tried calling pro shop-got put on hold!!! Never got answer. They pushing huge volumes at any cost. No marshals, but plenty of starters & cart girl. ($$$)

I was visiting, 7 hcp & playing TP on sunday. Will never rethink this horrible golf experience..the worst in my 36 yrs golfing. All about the money, not the customers satisfaction. Shame n sad


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Visiting from Scotland!"


angusrollo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very friendly and helpful staff at all locations. Fairway's on Friars course though are rather raw and patchy, but the greens are in great condition. Do do the greenkeepers, and your fellow golfers, a big favour folks, and remember to repair those pitch marks!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice course, hard times"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the layout is fun the lack of fairway grass... not so much. Easy to walk and a 4 hour Sunday round - terific


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Darryl"


learninggolf000001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course would recommend everyone visiting. Staff and all were very nice


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


"Friars not so good"


u896746837's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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They should just close Friars 9 until they fix the fairways.

The design is good and the greens were in good shape but I would not have booked the hot deal had I know I was going to played Friars nine.

I enjoy playing Presidio and Mission.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



kinesio's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Presidio/Mission Yes. Friars No"


u516693687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We Played 2 rounds first Presidio/Mission and 2nd day Mission/Friars. Would not recommend Friars

Not that challenging and poorly laid out. Doesn't help that they had flood damage to multiple holes and cart path only.

Mission #1 is not how you want to start your day.

Especially at 7am when you are looking right into the sun. Spotters needed.

But other than that Presidio/mission was challenging and fun. What more could you ask?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Starter/Marshall's did an excellent job with pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a chilly and windy day, so lots of errant shots in the groups ahead (and our own), but there was no issue with pace. I was worried it would be a slow round, but the starters really did a good job pacing the tee-offs, and we had no issues all day.

We never saw the beverage cart, so we were delayed at the turn--but still no pace issues on the second nine.

Very enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"No Longer Maintained"


jgarcia416's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be beautiful. Now it's a complete eyesore. I can't bring out of towners to Riverwalk anymore without hearing constant complaints. The fairways and surrounding roughs look cancerous. Seriously, it looks like the grounds we're poisoned. Surprisingly, the greens are well kept (immaculate really), but getting to them will leave you challenged and constantly having to re-spot your ball due to unplayable lies (no pun intended).

My last outing I purposely chose Presidio / Mission since the time before Friars was trash. Unfortunately, those were allowed to get just as bad if not worse. On top of that they are continuing to over charge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"5 1/2 hour round"


Piney's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Won't be back. Started at been and had to play 18 in the dark 5 1/2 hours later. Group cutting in front of us with no marshall on course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"It is what it is"


marc4731312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't play RW often as it seems to be used by tourist more because of its location but always hope to surprised (in a good way) when I do play it. Just never lives up to the potential of the great layout. Always slow play and this time the fairways were in terrible shape. Greens were good. That being said the owners have planned to buid condos/apts for the last 20 years and I think plans are now starting to move through city for phase one so prob dont expect much improvement in the future..just more of the same


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course looks like it’s been abandoned"


hillhomes's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in horrible shape. Poor or no grass on fairways. The only part in good shape were the bunkers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor condition"


Chef72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This used to be a beautiful course to play. I’m saddened to say that the conditions of all three nines are worst I’ve seen in San Diego. In quite some time. I sincerely hope it improves.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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