River Wilderness Golf and Country Club

4.5186666667 4.5 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6934 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6934 yards 73.3 133
Blue 72 6505 yards 71.4 129
White 72 6186 yards 69.9 122
Black 72 5863 yards 68.4 118
Green 72 5498 yards 71.9 125
Red (W) 72 5145 yards 70.0 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

121 out of 128 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Play it while you can."


rivers93's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a gem of a course and for most of the year it is private so play it now while you can. What a wonderful layout and beautifully maintained. The greens are on the slow side but they roll true. Love this layout. I will play it again and again as long as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great traditional golf course design and layout.

My wife and I had a great day!

Friendly staff and the cart girl was great!

Definitely will play again.


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



u2939622's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Perfect Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great older course with a nice layout. I've only played here a couple times because it takes a little effort to get to it. The greens are the best part of the course, they roll smooth and true, but the grain makes them hard to read. It is not overly long or particularly difficult, but fun and challenging. Fairways were a bit dry for this time of year. rough was cut pretty short, so it wasn't very penalizing. Overall I had a good time, and will come back if the price is right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



PSAUER67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape greens soft & putted true. This was my first time playing the course being a private course & a little pricey for summer I expected more


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Another Great Experience"


gharter01's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a really great course for the money. The course was in great shape and played very evenly. with many different tee boxes, the yardages are good for most all golfers.

There are a couple of holes (2 & 10) that could be designed a bit better or at least additional information provided to let you know how to play the hole. I did not see a yardage book but that doesn't mean there wasn't one.

Best suggestion: Bring a GPS as there are a few shots you might want to play over if you knew you could carry.

All-in-all, very nice and will play it again whenever I can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent layout , nice greens!"


Mikey300's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played in a scramble, very nice layout, greens were in excellent shape. Will get my weekend golf group to play here next summer for sure!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


dharmbrecht's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day, the golf course was in good shape except for the greens which were aerated last week. One of the best courses I have played in the Bradenton area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A bit disappointed"


nicand01's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The price was great at $20, but that should have tipped me off. We did get there a few minutes late for our tee time, but the staff was very accommodating. Range balls were FREE. However, when I went to practice putting, the greens were aerated and no mention of this on GOLFNOW or by the staff o the phone. I drove 45 min to discover this on my own. We were sent behind a foursome that we waited on each hole. NO RANGER. Thankfully, I invited a father and his son (members) to join us. He apologized for the aeration and was going to bring this up at his member meeting. He was so apologetic that he bought lunch for us; way too kind! Thanks 'Tall T'. Water stations were plentiful, but a yardage book, GPS, or local knowledge were required. Pin positions using colors was a first for me, but it worked! The course layout was good and fairly challenging. Most tee boxes were ok as well, but a couple needed some attention. The bunkers could use some nice sand, but maybe they were wet from irrigation or recent showers? Clubhouse staff was very attentive as we made the turn.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid Course - Wish I Knew About Aerated Greens"


marcus2x's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course about once / month, and enjoy it quite a bit. The staff is always friendly, and for the most part, the course is consistently in good shape.

I was very disappointed that I was not made aware the course had been aerated...I would've made my reservations elsewhere. Often times Golf Now informs you when the course is in that condition, but it was not called out in this instance.

I'll continue to play this course, but I hope the communication between Golf Now and River Wilderness will improve moving forward.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Just punched"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

they just punched the greens and the fairways I would stay away for about a month. Would have been nice of they would have informed golfnow of the conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"3 1/2 Hours to play back nine"


robert2671474's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 1 hour 15 minutes for 3 of us to complete the front nine. When we got on the back nine we had 2 foursomes in front of us. One in the fairway the others on the green. We were told they were members and so I guess you can tee off on the back whenever you feel like if your a member. Neither group would let us through. Ridiculious. The greens have still not recovered from being punched, so putting was tough. This is a nice course but not at almost 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


U000005704097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You'll love playing this course. Challenging yet beautiful set within the wonderful homes of River Wilderness. No wonder my husband refers to this as Paradise.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just punched greens/fairways"


billw1962's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Usually a fun course. I should have called ahead. They just punched greens and probably not real playable for at least a week. They've had a lot of rain so cart path only and range closed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"River Wilderness 7/07/2014"


DarnellBacon's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played late afternoon and had the course to myself. Course was in usual good/excellent conditions. There was time to warm up on the practice tee (no extra charge for range balls) and green .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout"


ricklye's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice layout in a gated community, and has lots of trees, minimal water for a Florida coast course. The greens had been punched a couple weeks ago, so they were a little bumpy, but still played well. I played two days in a row, the first day was a little tough because there are some misses you need to know, but the second day was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun to play"


Pricedl's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this coarse was awesome. The only improvement needed is the cart paths are rough in spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"River wilderness"


Craig5042607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very nice.....fast and smooth. Layout quite beautiful with many large mossy trees over the entire course. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Day"


BradPethtel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had healed from aerification well.<br/> Had course to ourselves and had an enjoyable round.<br/> Greens will get much quicker but still putted and held very well.<br/> Will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Layout is good"


Craig802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are still to bumpy from being punched. Played with a couple of members from there who helped out with course knowledge


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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