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3.9
538 Reviews (538)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
254
3 Stars
122
2 Stars
57
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
89.0%
Recommend this course
417 out of 538 reviews
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4.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.1
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7026 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.4

River Club is a popular Ron Garl-designed golf course famous for its unique moundings and positioning of grass and pot bunkers. Front nine are open with all elevated greens. River Club's back nine at are cut into the woods. There is water on 16 holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Greens Jones-Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
538 Reviews (538)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
Brunch 18
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 75
Bunkers 72
Forced Carries 56
This course/club is great for:
Locals 58
Advanced Golfers 42
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 52
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 32

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

It's okay

I recommend the course if you haven't played it before, there are some holes which are not usual cookie cutter holes. The greens are slow and not all are in great shape. Looks like they are getting GPS on the carts, the wires and mounting brackets are present, but no screens. Everyone is friendly and they have a bar and kitchen.
Overall there's nothing special about river club, but it's worth a round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just okay...

Overall, a nice course. We were disappointed that the staff did not make us aware of the sand on the greens. Also, there was no ranger on the course to keep the pace of play going. The back nine took painfully long because of the group in front of us who would not let anyone play through..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good but....

Played this afternoon. It’s a great layout with many memorable holes and was dirt cheap ($25). Most of the greens on the back nine were good but many (particularly on the front) need re-seeding. All the greens were too slow and shaggy for my liking. It could be the time of year where the grass is just recovering from being dormant but I’ve played other courses in the area this week that don’t have this issue. Tee decks on the front were pretty beat up but the back was better. Fairways were average-to-good. Nice cement cartpaths throughout. There were water coolers spaced throughout the course and the cart girl came around three times. I have no idea what the clubhouse amenities were like because I came here to play golf, not wine and dine. The only real negative was that it took 5.25 hrs to play. On a Tuesday afternoon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Well kept

Course is in great shape. Lots of big weeds removed making it more playable for many people. Fairways are in great shape. A few of the greens have sanded spots, greens in good shape although they are very slow, hard to make yourself hit the putts hard enough. Tee boxes nice shape except for 17. Reccomend course to anyone. Course plays very narr.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course conditions

Course conditions were not good, fairways not mowed well with many weeds, greens recently aerated and not in the best of shape. Very hot day on the course, no beverage cart, minimal water stations. Have played here in the past and have enjoyed the course. With new owners, hopefully this course will turn around.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Older and not maintained course

Friendly staff would be where this course met expectations. Everything else about the course was not good. Overall layout was narrow and overgrown. Although the greens were mowed they were still extremely slow. Tees and Fairways looked as if they had not been cut in 4-5 days. Bunkers not maintained.

Even for the very inexpensive rate charged was both a waste of time and money.

Would not recommend this course at all!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

awesome

Every hole is great and makes you think. We play it all the time because it is always a great challenge, and the greens are perfect for this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/01/2018:
Thank you alick for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at The River Club.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good deal

Overall it was a good value. Bunkers do need some attention but other than that the course was in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/11/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/11/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Golf Now gave me good value but course is lacking

The greens were in poor condition as were the sand traps!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 06/29/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please know our staff is working hard on course conditions and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy Afternoon

Great place for the money. Greens need a lot of work. Played five holes and then the rain began for two hours. Waited in the shelter and finished the round as the only people on the course. Would challenge the very best golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 06/27/2018:
Thank you eriksconberg as we are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Our staff is working hard on course conditions and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

River Gold Club, Bradenton, FL

Wonderful course! Personnel were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful course. Excellent value. Carts were in great shape. Ranger volunteers constantly checking to be sure you are doing alright. Would recommend this course to anybody. You will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/25/2018:
Thank you millerdoris so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here at The River Club.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

the course has great potential .

The greens were demanding but not in good shape.
The fairways were good,but could use more water.
The design of all the holes is excellent.
The practice facilities are good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/22/2018:
Thank you lashersamir as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at The River Club in Florida.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed the day

I always enjoy playing at this course. It has a challenging layout, it has a couple of holes I want to bring my driver out but I leave it in the bag because it sometimes gets me in trouble. For as much rain as we head to the course was in great shape the greens could use a little work though overall had a great day

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from on 06/06/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from on 05/29/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Response from on 05/22/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 05/22/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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