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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
91.4%
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4.1
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Conditions
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4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
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Amenities
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4.7
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Conditions
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Layout
4.6
Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7072 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.8

Ron Jaworski’s Riverwinds Golf & Tennis Club is situated along a scenic stretch of grassland between the banks of the Woodbury Creek and the deep harbor marina on the Delaware River. Its location gives it the feel of traditional seaside links courses found in Scotland and Ireland, which is further enforced by the sod-wall bunkers that lurk near the greens. The layout features plenty of water and incorporates the surrounding wetlands as well. One unique feature of the golf course is that the routing winds across a mile-long twisting burn, creating a visually interesting setting. Riverwinds begins with a gentle, mostly flat front nine but the mounding becomes more aggressive as you move onto the back. All of the holes face a different direction, which means you’ll most likely be using all the clubs in your bag to tackle the crosswinds and rugged terrain.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season March - November
Architect Ed Shearon

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required. No denim, sweatpants or bathing suits are permitted. Collared shirts or proper turtlenecks are considered proper attire.

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4.1
291 Reviews (291)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Dinner 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Plays Long 22
Thick Rough 21
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
Near the Airport 18
Worth the Drive 17

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WORTH THE DRIVE

One of my favorites. An hour away, but well worth the drive. Greens were just about perfect. Rough was a playable length. There are very few shots where you cannot see where you need to put the ball. They have also cleared out quite a few areas of junk to help speed up play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Riverwinds

Great day to golf! Weather was fantastic, course in excellent shape. Pace of play was terrible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Had emergency could not play

I spoke with someone at the course and told him I will not be able to play. I was told it would not be a problem yet they still charge me for the round after telling me they would not

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

Course has great challenges

The course is in very good condition and it’s 6,500 yards from the white tees so it’s challenging for average players. It has black tees that stretches the yardage over 7.2K for those long hitters. So it’s setup for different types of players. They do a good job on trying to keep foursomes moving so you can complete your round in less than 4.5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great round

Jaws and his team have done great things with this course. Treat yourself and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Rebounding nicely

Course is always great. The greens are almost fully healed from aerating so when I go back next week I’m sure it will be back to one of the best public track shows close to center city

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Got ripped off

I was just trying to sneak 9 holes in before the long weekend. Was charged $40 for 9 holes at 6:30 on a weekday. When I said I don't think that charge is right, the young kid behind the counter did not know what to do. I've played 18 holes there for the same price. Secondly, he the starters, guys at the carts failed to mention that the entire course had been aerated. Teeboxes , fairways, greens. Besides that, it was the worst shape I've seen it in a few years. Unable to hit any putts as the greens were sandy and freshly aerated. Will not go back here the rest of the year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Wide fairways. Nice greens.

Great experience. Very friendly staff. Greens very fair and true. Sand very hard in few traps.fairways wide and good shape. Real good golf experience

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of play disaster

Living in Philly this is an easy convenient course to get to. I have been coming here for a few years now. Seems like the same time every year the course just gets into bad shape and pace of play just gets worse. Tee boxes were bad from whites, decent from blues. Pace of play was about 5 hours and 10 minutes for a Sunday afternoon round. The starters and rangers were nice, but weren't really doing anything about it. Looked like a lot of first time players were out there, but not keeping pace. Fairways and rough were in good shape.

Still a challenging course, but pace of play tee boxes and greens need to be in better shape to warrant the higher price point. I will be back but hoping for better pace of play and greens to be in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

I’ll be back

Everything was top notch
The course is just over 50 miles from my home
An hour drive but worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Overpriced

The only thing that was great about this course was the staff. Everything else was very disappointing. It appears as though the ownership decided to cut out all the trees and long grass, making this course much much easier than advertised. There’s no way they’ve had the course re-rated since the modifications. It all just screams “greedy owner” and not someone who wants to create a great golf experience. Bottom line, the course wasn’t challenging, the greens were in terrible sale (whoever rolls them has no clue what they’re doing), there were clumps of dead grass clippings in the second cut everywhere.... all things that just don’t add up to one of the most expensive rounds in the area. Don’t waste your money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2019

I played this course the first month it opened it was amazing. It was a municipal course. They never took care of the course it was horrible fairways, greens, tee boxes. Ron Jaworski bought the course some years back. The walk to one of the tee boxes is dangerous. After the green you make a 180 and walk towards the tee box. Meanwhile the golfers on the hole you just finished are hitting their 2nd and they can’t see you or the green.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course right on the riverfront

I loved the layout of the course! It was really cool to be right across the river from the city. The views were wonderful. We ran into some rough weather conditions and the staff member that came out to tell us that the course was closing was not courteous. He went out of his way to verbally attack my friend. Now, he did realize his mistake and apologized but it left a sour taste for a little while. Aside from that, the remaining part of the experience was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience!

Nice layout , good greens pace of play was fine. Staff was very friendly! Love the Bar and restaurant on site!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice Course

Played this course numerous times but not in the last 2 years. Changes on hole #1 and #9 have made the course easier. Once protected wet lands now playable surfaces. Still in good shape and can’t beat the views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

I love this course.. being a woman it was easy to navigate the course. It was flat not too much obstacle around.. I would recommend this course to any woman beginners or advanced.. can’t wait to go back and play again

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

Almost made it....

We knew we were going to be working hard to get this round in but we faught our way through heavy rain at times as well as dodging lightning in the area. We made it to the 15th hole and the ranger told us to hold on finishing the round and give it 30 minutes to see what happens. What? We were shocked. 4 groups left on the course and they hold us up? After working all day to get the round in? We could have easily hustled the last 3 holes to complete the round. Stuffed by the course we carefully navigated all day to get it in. Very disappointed, no rain check or other offer to help us deal with 15 / 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

As a 2some we were paired with 2 locals. They were a delight and helpful with our shot selection. The course was in great condition with a fun and challenging back 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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