Riviera Golf Club
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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.
Short but nicely kept, Very pleasant staff, friendly and helpful. Made it worth coming back.
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.
Riviera golf club
Great value, especially when you consider the prices some of the courses charge in the surrounding areas.
No pressure fun play for novice intermediate players in under 4 hours.
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.
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.
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.
The greens need some improvement staff were nice but manager not very flexible.
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.
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.
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.
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