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4.5
Friendliness
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Pace
4.1
Amenities
1.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 62
Length 4249 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Myron Gifford

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

1.5
158 Reviews (158)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 14
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Beginners 28
Seniors 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible at Present BUT Great Potential

I live near Riviera Golf Club, when I first moved here this was "my new favorite course" as I reviewed it in 2015. Over the past couple of years this course has deteriorated to the point of un-playability regardless of the golfer's skill level. Hurricane Irma made a drastic impact, as you may imagine, but prior to that catastrophe the course had been closed for several months with minimal upkeep. The course conditions we played yesterday, 9 November 2017, were horrible. From the first tee through the eighteenth green there was disappointment in all phases of the course conditions. The tees were one area of almost acceptable condition, the best kept playable areas were the bunkers on the front nine, however the bunkers on the back nine had not been touched since last June in my estimation. All greens were in a state of needing complete replacement. The saddest part of playing Riviera Golf Club was knowing what a fine course this was and could be again with proper ownership, care and experienced golf agronomy superintendent in charge. The layout is one of the best in the Naples area for executive courses, and is reminiscent of Pinehurst #3 in North Carolina. Truly it is a shame the current owner(s) have stated they never intended to operate a golf course and the decline of course conditions over the last two years duly reflect their statements.
There are several good executive course in the local area with much better playing conditions. I strongly urge you to patronize the other local public course and not waste your time and money at Riviera Golf Club.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Satisfied

Short but nicely kept, Very pleasant staff, friendly and helpful. Made it worth coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Working mans course

It was a very enjoyable course. Staff was very nice. Course makes it 'a way thru the average mans neighborhood. I would play this course again. Played this course thru golf now.

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

Riviera golf club

Great value, especially when you consider the prices some of the courses charge in the surrounding areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

No pressure fun play for novice intermediate players in under 4 hours.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really bad , terrible

Unfriendly pro or not so pro shop staff
Not nice to golf now customers & he can't wait till they quit golf now in 2 weeks, he said.
So don't go , not nice.

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Practice Venue

This was a fun couple of hours. The layout is not terribly challenging and we found the course to be in good conditions. Very slow greens early in our round (1pm), speeding up a bit later on. We finished in just over three hours, with minimal delays (one group invited us to play through). One short par 5, and a couple short par 4's, and the rest was mainly short part 3's. I'm normally a "bogey golfer," and I was able to improve on that by a couple strokes, front and back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It's an Exectutive Course

Greens slow as molasses
0nly 1 par five.
Go there ONLY if you are desperate to play!
Lots of leaves on the greens.
It's a par 62(?) course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

The greens need some improvement staff were nice but manager not very flexible.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'm spoiled, but not here

I realize that I play a lot of different courses, and am a bit picky about course conditions. I take in whether it's public, semi, or private, number of rounds, cost, etc. I paid very little to play here courtesy of a last minute GN discount. So, perhaps, I should not complain.
However, the condition of the course in general, and the greens in particular, was not very good. It is obvious that there is a limitation in the agronomy available, as very little of the course was consistent in what types of plants and grasses dominated. I expect won't play this course again.
That being said, the folks there were terrific. We (a young man of vacation) were first out, and finished in just a couple of ours. We caught the staff on the course and they were friendly and accommodating.
All that said, I suppose many will find the course adequate for a friendly round. I won't recommend it, but as I said up front, I'm a bit of a course snob I guss.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better Conditions for the $$ Are Available

They didn't have my reservation from Golf Now! Another group asked me to join them at 12:15. Course has serious Ground Under Repair on just about every green. Good layout for iron practice, but not worth $60 a round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good place to work on your irons

Good place to work on your irons. Layout is fair. Mostly par 3's. Greens were in good condition but very slow. Most affordable golf in Naples area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst course I have ever play. Greens were horrible and there was a smell in the air from the nearby recycling center that almost turned your stomach

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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