Estuary at River Strand Golf and Country Club
|White (W)||36||3133 yards||37.2||134|
|Green (W)||36||2824 yards||35.7||128|
|Green/Gold (W)||36||2645 yards||34.9||125|
|Gold (W)||36||2526 yards||34.0||122|
|Silver (W)||36||1884 yards||31.1||110|
|Black M: 74.1/146||396||186||574||379||230||433||459||429||531||3617||7021|
|Blue M: 72.3/142||370||160||534||359||208||412||433||404||505||3385||6626|
|Blue/White M: 70.5/139||370||160||534||333||178||378||399||371||472||3195||6295|
|White M: 70.0/130 W: 75.8/138||361||147||494||333||178||378||399||371||472||3133||6136|
|White/Green M: 68.9/126||331||123||494||303||178||378||399||340||472||3018||5925|
|Green M: 67.4/119 W: 72.6/131||331||123||452||303||150||340||363||340||422||2824||5577|
|Green/Gold M: 65.3/115 W: 70.3/127||268||123||424||303||124||305||323||340||400||2610||5117|
|Gold M: 64.5/113 W: 69.0/127||268||97||424||277||124||305||323||308||400||2526||4935|
|Silver M: 60.6/103 W: 62.8/112||240||89||338||192||70||203||228||223||301||1884||3816|
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Wet, Soggy, Muddy but fun layout
This was my first time playing Estuary at River Strand. The conditions were awful because it was so wet, muddy, mucky and almost unplayable due to being so wet and muddy.
The layout is challenging with lots of trouble on the course. There is water on every hole. Due to the rain in the area of the prior few days, the course conditions were not good at all. The course does not drain well and by the end of the round, my shoes were filthy and totally covered with mud. Several times I was walking in the fairway and I would sink up to the top of my shoes in the mud and muck.
Before I went out, I asked the snack bar for a cooler with ice. They do not have coolers, only bags which they will put a little bit of ice in the bag. The temperature today was near 100 and to not have a cooler with ice for drinks is crazy, especially here in FL with the high humidity.
I liked the course layout. It is fun and challenging. As muddy and mucky as it was, the greens were in good condition. They greens were VERY slow and shaggy because they had not been cut in several days. If it has rained recently, I would recommend to try another course because the course does not drain well at all and retains TONS of water. If it has not rained recently, I highly recommend the course as it is fun and challenging.
Fun course for All
This is a great course that is well groomed and has just enough features to keep the game interesting.
Great course and very challenging. Layout could be improved but overall it’s a great experience.
Love the course and staff. Challenging design with a lot of trouble on the course.
Pace of play is great and staff works hard to make it a great experience .
Recommend this course to anyone who loves a challenge.
Tough Wind, Good Time
Hooked up with some very nice people and had a great time. Course in great shape, fun had by all
It's a fun layout. Fairways were great, greens weren't in the best shape but Irma had a lot to do with that. Would like to play again.
But not allowed to bring your own beer and no cart driving around selling drinks.
You got to hide your beer in your bag prior to arriving, rookie mistake.
River Strand used to be my favorite course in the Bradenton area. I understand end of summer is aeration time in Florida. River Strand always advertised that with 3 nine golf courses, playing in aerated greens wouldn't happen. I guess since it only allows the general public in during the summer its not as important to make sure there are always 18 holes in good shape.
Great layout. Course in really good shape given the recent weather. Greens are always good since they shut down 9 holes at a time during the summer for to punch greens... you never have to worry about playing on bumpy greens, which is probably the best thing about this course.
Downside is pace of play is always extremely slow here. If you go here with less than 4 people they always want to pair you up with others, which at this course can be unbearable. With the forced membership with home purchase in the neighborhood you get a lot of members that took up golf late in life, and unfortunately just aren't familiar with basic means of playing quickly. They are never ready to play their shot when it is their turn, etc. The best thing they can do is hold clinics for their members on how to be ready to hit your shot when it is your turn. This problem is no fault of the course staff, but it would be nice if they helped their members understand how to play faster.
If you're lucky enough to get out to this course on a day when not many members are playing you won't be disappointed at all. It's one of the best courses in the area.
had an enjoyable round at River Strand. Only problem was one of the cart/bag boys who threw a fit because I took the cart into the parking lot. Real smart mouth.
Course needs to be drained properly.
Too wet on the course.
Nice play anyway
Staff very pleasant
This is a must play. This course is a A+ and at twice the rate it is still a deal. It's not easy but you don't want that anyway..
One of the Best in Bradenton
I played this course for the first time and was really impressed with the conditions and layout of the course. The greens rolled true but were a little on the slow side, rated at a 9 that day. My only complaint was that some of the fairway bunkers lacked sand and were pretty solid. You got a free bag of range balls with the round and the practice facility was good.
Cart path only is a killer
A lesson learned you do not want to walk Tributary & Estuary in 90 degrees.
The course does not drain well therefor cart path only . I will call prior to going.
I aimed for the cart paths never played liked before and won't again. The greens
On the Trib were nice the Estuary were bumpy. If your a good played you would
be disappointed in the condition of the greens. IMO greens needed longer to
heal after aerifed. I will wait until October when rains will be less and the greens
better for the arrival of snowbirds !
Grass on the fairways, Green hold approach shots and rolled consistently and somewhat medium fast to better.
Tributary was the shorter nine, but the hazards were placed more strategically.
Haven't played Estuary, but understand it is the longest of the 3 nines.
Great golf course
Great value as I paid for my tee time through Golf Now. The staff very really friendly and even though the course was busy the pace of play was good.
What a great track! Fairly tight fairways and tough, fast, true greens. Stay below the pin.
This course is not for hackers!