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4.0
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
84.1%
Recommend this course
337 out of 383 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
72.7%
Recommend this course
40 out of 55 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.7%
Recommend this course
101 out of 130 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6934 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3

Formerly known as River Wilderness Golf and 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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.0
383 Reviews (383)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Golf courses in Florida are hard to judge in the summer months due to the abundance of rain.. With that said , I feel that I received a good quality golf course for the cost of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Value, Nice Greens

Played using a ‘Hot Deal’, teeing off just before noon. Heavy rains night before, & morning of, our round left fairways waterlogged & sand traps unplayable. However, greens held up well & rolled true. Started raining, off & on, on front but we were able to get through 14 holes before lightning & storms forced us to quit. However, we would go back & find that the layout, & speed of greens, make this a very good value during Florida’s late summer slow season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great course, not being maintained

This course has a really nice layout and has traditionally been a nice course at a fair price, so good value.

However, the fairways are going going to pot -- much crabgrass (or some other weed) and many tee boxes are a mess

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout

This course is pretty, challenging, and has fast greens.
If the course could increase the maintenance budget it would be one to go back to again and again.
Of course it would cost more also, but it would be worth the extra that you would pay.
Right now the course also suffers from lots of summer rain, which can't be helped.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Swamp

Course was extremely wet, lost 4 balls in fairways because of water and muddy areas from rain. They should not have even opened the course this time.
Usually this is a good place to enjoy a nice round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Pretty good.

Course was pretty good. However, I was surprised to see that someone took a dookie on the 9th green. It smelled really bad. Will return though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Different kind of outlet maul

Only a few miles from the Ellenton Outlet Malls, River Wilderness is the place to go after dropping your husband or wife off for some shopping. The course is in beautiful surroundings and a pleasure to play. There is enough challenge that poorly-executed shots will see you "mauled." Definitely a place to return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff

Always a fun/ challenging day on the golf course @ RW. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

River

pace was great.. drained well after earlier storms.
Greens not in best shape... fair amount of weeds in spots.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout

My golf partner and I really enjoyed playing River Wilderness. Played it for the first time last Friday and came back today. A few tee boxes were bare and some greens had crabgrass. Nevertheless, we loved the layout and hospitality of the staff

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Vince

I played RW several times during last 2 years. This was first time in several months. Course conditions deteriorated considerably which may explain the $14;green fee. In the past it has been $30+ green fee.
The club is struggling financially and it showed the course is now weed infested in need of aerification. No available ice heat index was 105...
I doubt I will return to play even with a $14 green fee...

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course with a Lot is Character

Each hole at River Wilderness has a lot of character.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Vince

I have played this course several times during the last 2 years until today course conditions were always above average. Today was the first time I played at RW in several months. I noticed a significant deterioration in course conditions bunkers were weed infested increased weeds growing in fairways. Fairway appeared to be in need of water or lacked aerification the greens were rough and poorly maintained. The green Fee was reduced to $14.00 in the past the green fee was $30.00- $40.00. The positive low activity on the course so pace of play was not delayed..
Sad this was an exceptional course now a bargain course with the reputation you get what you pay for.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Each hole had character. Course was delightful to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Fun!

Course had some challenging holes and it's always fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has a great laid out

How ever for all the years that I’ve been in the area the course has been in trouble. Problem I see is that there are many nicer golf cousin the area for which are semi private making it available for anyone to play... RiverWildernes have been going back n forth with totally private, open to the public, totally private n so on therefore people don’t bother going there...no money from the public means no money for course maintenance....

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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