River Run Golf Links

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3.7
515
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
251
3 Stars
125
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
83.0%
Recommend this course
427 out of 515 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
59
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 59 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
118
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.4%
Recommend this course
96 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6293 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.5
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River Run Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6293 yards 70.5 124
White 70 5809 yards 68.1 119
Gold 70 5331 yards 66.5 112
Gold (W) 70 5331 yards 71.1 124
Red 70 4709 yards 63.7 107
Red (W) 70 4709 yards 68.2 116
Scorecard for River Run
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.5/124 361 423 357 388 148 368 352 194 523 3114 351 525 398 382 377 194 381 150 421 3179 6293
White M: 68.1/119 330 378 328 349 130 343 336 164 500 2858 333 498 377 367 351 160 351 134 380 2951 5809
Gold M: 66.5/112 W: 71.1/124 300 353 280 325 112 318 292 134 477 2591 315 470 356 352 325 145 300 117 360 2740 5331
Red M: 63.7/107 W: 68.2/116 265 328 238 289 93 292 263 99 411 2278 297 432 326 282 287 123 261 100 323 2431 4709
Handicap 11 1 7 5 15 9 13 17 3 12 6 4 14 2 18 10 16 8
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 1 13 9 15 7 3 17 5 8 6 10 14 2 16 12 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ward Northrup Jed Azinger (2005) Gordon Lewis (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Properly dressed, no cut offs or tank tops

Reviews

3.7
515

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
Bunkers 37
Narrow Fairways 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 44
Seniors 37
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 57
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 10

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not enjoyable

Very slow play, 5 hour round, and staff did definitely not like GolfNow customers

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good day

Had a 11:15 tee time but it was raining sit and talked to staff until rain stopped. Went out and had a enjoyable day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-15T14:41:12.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you were able to wait the rain out and enjoy your round with us. We hope to see you again for another one soon! Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Prepare for slow play

I like this course but the last couple of rounds have been 5 hours. Lots of waiting around.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-14T14:46:27.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to expectations. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

muny course with a lot of play

I play this course every year I come to Sarasota and it's always enjoyable. It's a municipal layout that gets a TON of play in the winter months so expect it to be crowded but the pace of play is well regulated, all things considered. I'll keep it on my docket for every visit because it is really fun with enough challenge to be interesting. Tee shot placement is very important on the low handicap holes. The staff is great.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-11T15:30:17.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and the kind comments about our regulation of the pace of play during our busy months. We will make sure to pass along your comments to our staff. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

No ranger pushing slow players very slow proshop/restaurant closes at 5 pm if you finish after that no beer for you

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-11T15:26:05.000+00:00

Hi edmac3! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We're sorry to hear your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing River Run!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Greens are excellent and fairways better than the average public course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-06T14:15:00.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review about our course conditions! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good day

Course was in great shape. They paired me up with 3 guys and was able to tee off earlier than scheduled. Greens were true, bunkers were in good shape, just happy I didn't go in one. It was just a very good day overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-31T15:22:54.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was very wet with standing water on several holes. Course was really backed up and very slow. We waited on every hole, often 2 foursomes waiting on tee. Round took over 5 hrs. We played last 2 holes in the dark and lost 2 balls on 18 because we couldn’t find them in the dark.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-31T15:20:16.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your experience with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-30T14:11:15.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear your round with us was anything short of 5-stars. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mucho rain

Played next day after extensive rain. Cart path only, but course survived very well. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-31T15:18:49.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round, despite the conditions calling for cart path only. We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good municipal golf course.

River Run is a stand-by in Bradenton. Course is in good shape. Staff is always friendly. Gets a lot of play, and our round was quite slow. Solid tee times until late afternoon meant waiting on every shot and every tee box. 5 hours is slow play for this compact course which usually plays in 3 to 4 hours. ‘Tis the season!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:49:46.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your patience during the busy season with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Nice course. Tight in places. Greens quite quick and tricky.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:13:56.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Good value

Cool weather kept the course from being crowded so we played 18 in about 3 1/2 hours which is excellent for this time of year. Greens were decent and fairways were over seeded. I would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:47:09.000+00:00

Hello, thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very slow round

greens are fast and rolling well but other than that not much to say. 5 hour + round, Thank goodness we played as a 4some. Pretty well waited every shot except for 17 and 18 hole when whoever was causing the slow play must have finished their round.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:41:07.000+00:00

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round. We have passed your comments along to our manager for future improvements. We hope you reconsider returning for another round soon! Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Pace of Play Hurts

This is a muni course with an interesting layout. The greens were in good shape and ran true at a decent pace. When the wind is up it can be quite challenging. The 7 minute tee time intervals ruins the enjoyment and experience. We waited on every tee and 20 minutes to tee off on one hole. They need to have 9 minute tee times and a marshall to keep things moving. Keep the ProShop open at least until 6PM. We couldn't even use the toilette at the end of the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:43:38.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are working hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course to allow our guest the chance to play. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and layout to be great during your game. Thank you for playing River Run Golf Links. we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:42:04.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:27:48.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:19:57.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review, Jason. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing River Run Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-01-22T18:12:46.000+00:00

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

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