The River Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5056 yards||69.0||120|
|Gold M: 74.4/144||425||209||559||382||587||365||439||184||355||3505||412||428||200||536||444||177||416||544||364||3521||7026|
|Blue M: 72.1/137||400||175||526||370||553||347||397||170||333||3271||395||402||179||519||429||158||400||523||338||3343||6614|
|White M: 69.3/122||346||160||510||350||532||314||356||155||300||3023||315||375||165||500||385||142||385||492||320||3079||6102|
|Green M: 66.7/117||330||130||498||325||448||310||340||140||290||2811||308||360||155||488||360||137||360||475||168||2811||5622|
|Red W: 69.7/120||320||107||428||282||447||290||318||86||267||2545||296||314||142||421||346||114||356||456||167||2612||5157|
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.
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..
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Overall it was a good value. Bunkers do need some attention but other than that the course was in good condition.
Golf Now gave me good value but course is lacking
The greens were in poor condition as were the sand traps!
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.
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.
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.
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