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4.3
262 Reviews (262)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.6%
Recommend this course
243 out of 262 reviews
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4.2
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.5%
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111 out of 120 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6934 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
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River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted McAnlis (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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 MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.3
262 Reviews (262)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Water Hazards 27
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful experience! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was beautiful and offered a variety of challenges with accuracy and distance. Greens were very well cared for and rolled true. A couple of tee boxes needed some attention but overall the course was fantastic! Had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Nice layout but greens were long and slow . Maybe better in a couple of weeks . Tee blocks were in rough shape especially ladies . Very lop sided and uneven . Too bad though , niice course with a little bit of work .

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average

Greens very slow , layout good but a little rough around the edges as compared to others in the area with similar price and reviews !

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great layout and some challenging hole

We have played this course many times over many years of visiting the area. We always love the layout and usually the course is in good condition with great greens. On this occasion however the overall condition was poor.. Many poor tee boxes and some patchy and Wooley greens with inconsistent speeds. The greens had obviously been recently aerated and had almost recovered so perhaps this excused their slow pace. Normally they've been quick and true.
Would we play there again? Deffinately.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A good choice

This course is in very good condition, greens were punched about 3 weeks ago and are still just a little bumpy. Overall condition besides the greens is very good, couple tee boxes are in need of TLC, choose this course it is worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in very good condition. Greens rolled consistent and above average speed. Staff in prof shop were excellent, giving us a couple of tips on a few holes prior to us going out. We arrived early and they let us out once we were ready.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Enjoyable

This was ouir first time to play River Wilderness and we had a great time. The course was in very good condition especially considering the rain that area has had in the last two to three weeks. Pace of play was just under four hours which I considered excellent. Greens rolled very nicely. The staff could not have been better, the gentleman working the pro shop gave us a few tips on where to hit it and where not to hit it on some blind tee shots. This course will definitely be added to our regular rotation of course just apply in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing

Super wet

Course was super wet should not have been opened every hole seems the same no river and not much wilderness
Can’t really give a honest review considering the conditions but for the money there’s better courses to be played in the area for less money

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Round

What a great atmosphere. Great layout; we did not know they had just punched greens but it was still worth it. Great staff makes the trip from Valrico worth it it.. Great overall experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dream round

We had one of those days where it seemed like we (a twosome) were the only people on the course. Not that there was any reason to but we actually replayed three holes to see if we could play them any better.

The course conditions were great. Loved the fairways. Greens were slippery. You get free unlimited range balls and the other practice areas are really nice: chip, sand and putt.

I love it when it gets too hot for the regulars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great Florida golf course

Have here played twice in the last 10 days. Pace of play great both times. Today we were around in 3hrs 10mins. Greens are quick and true and there are some challenging holes. The young assistant pro put us off the 10th to start as a couple of footballs had just gone off the 1st and we were a twoball. I like that consideration.
A great golf course ranking alongside Waterlefe.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day!

Really enjoyable round of golf. Fun layout.
Greens were pretty firm but rolled great.
Always enjoy playing RW any time I get the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice course

course was in very good condition, better than most of the local Sarasota courses. While not a spectacular course in design or layout, it is a very forgiving course to play that of the two times I played (December and May) is well kept and maintained

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pretty good for the price

Fairways were very hard, and Greens were also hard, and the fastest I have ever putted. I enjoyed the layout, but I would say the Course Condition was Average. I enjoyed my round, but not in a hurry to go back

Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice place, friendly staff

Had a great day, soon as I pulled in the parking lot an attendant was there with a cart. Pro shop staff was very friendly. Nice practice areas - range, chipping, sand trap & putting green, balls included. Greens were fast, would hold shots that came in high, run a lot if came in low. First time in Florida so not sure of comparing grass conditions - spring like for those of us from up north. I was paired with a nice couple, non members also. Enjoyed the wildlife.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good

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