Riverside Golf Course

4.4734705882 4.5 stars from 5 (52)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6508 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Dress code requires shoes, shirts with sleeves & no tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6508 yards 70.7 123
White (W) 71 6206 yards 74.7 128
White 72 6206 yards 69.3 120
Yellow 72 5810 yards 67.8 116
Yellow (W) 71 5810 yards 72.7 124
Orange 72 5069 yards 64.5 111
Orange (W) 71 5069 yards 68.9 116

Riverside Golf Course is located on the northwest side of Janesville near the Rock River. Opened in 1924, it is one of the oldest courses in the area and over the years it has earned the reputation of being one of southern Wisconsin's best public courses. The course has also been recognized as one of the 50 best public golf values in the country. The gently rolling hills of the landscape provide the course with rolling, tree-lined fairways and large, undulating greens, which are framed by strategically placed bunkers. Riverside is a challenging course but not so difficult that beginners should be intimidated. The classic layout is quite forgiving and versatile enough for a range of skill levels, one reason why it is the host to the Ray Fischer Tournament, one of the Midwest's most prestigious amateur events.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 52 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

52 out of 52 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"good then bad"


4Bruiser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Course is a great challenge - especially the back nine and notably the 10th and 17th. Riverside is very nicely maintained. Unfortunately.. my outing was foiled by rain on the 12th hole , and staff were not able to give a rain check,, they told me to call golf now !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



unclefish's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Outing"


u550601011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course and enjoyed the outing with some of my best mates!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great day of golf"


degolier's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play this course a couple of times a year. Have never been disappointed. Did not walk, but is a good course for walking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wisconsin's Best Kept Secret"


u344246507's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was one of the more beautiful courses I've been on in the area. Majestic tree lines boarder each challenging and fun hole. Totally recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ckleman15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course, as usual, was in terrific condition. On the short side, length wise but doglegs make up for that. Every time I'm in the area I play here and will continue to.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No beverages on course."


u000006122401's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found it weird that no cart drinks on the course. Doing 18 holes with a beverage cart during the holiday weekend was not a great showing for customers. That was the only thing I'd change. Also the Bloody Mary was bad not drinkable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007635429's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Municipal Course, Superb Staff!!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We golfed behind an outing which was incredibly slow. Thought it was odd that they'd have a big outing at a municipal course on a weekend. No carts available when we checked in. Driving range is tiny and only irons. Course in excellent shape with quality greens. Some sand traps need more sand and were inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u510183560's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Riverside Golf"


woodworks318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always, the course is beautifully maintained and surprisingly dry considering the amount of rain here lately. They obviously spent a lot of time on good drainage.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging course but not gimmicky."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is always nice to play Riverside. The staff is very friendly and pace of play is typicallying very good. Course is a fun challenge on a mature course without being gimmicky.

Give this course a try!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day to golf"


Sam6526475's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We had a great time at Riverside, but my only complain is they had a 4some ahead of us walking.... pace of play was just too slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


gul4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I always love playing Riverside. It is a really fun layout that gives me a chance to score well making it fun to play. The value is great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is plush"


u045201841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always forget how nice this course is until I play it. It's plush, the greens are nice, and overall it is one of my favorite courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


chefofdoom's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in great shape. Some holes were real straight forward and some presented stratetic play. Can't wait to return and play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Janesville Oldcodger"


oldcodger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in wonderful shape. The traps are a little shy of sand but all in all very good shape. I really recommend you try this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


Terryg3678's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the staff is very friendly. Pace of play could have been a little faster but it was a nice day and I had no where to go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the money"


gundlach53716's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Older course so lots of mature trees, nice layout. The back nine is more challenging than the front. Really enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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